The majority of services provided through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) are for persons over age 60 who are in greatest economic and social need. With the Options for Community Living Program, the AAAD may serve persons with disabilities 18 years of age and older based on a functional needs assessment.
Top 3 Goals
- To advocate for additional resources at the local, state and federal level for the development of a comprehensive home and community based support system for persons with functional limitations.
- To provide quality services to all persons served by the AAAD.
- To protect the rights and dignity of older East Tennesseans and support independent living opportunities for vulnerable adults.
Explanation of Services
As a regional office, we administer funds to provide group and home delivered meals, homemaker services, personal care services, legal services, ombudsman services, limited transportation services, information and assistance services, case management, Medicare insurance counseling services, health promotion services, senior centers, county offices on aging, and public guardianship services. These services are provided directly and through a number of service provider contracts in the region.
Download the Aging and Disability Community Resource Guide