Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee. It’s a city that is well visited by tourists and well loved by its residents. It’s the home to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. His home at Graceland is one of the most popular homes to visit in the nation. Music lovers of every type and genre will find rock, soul, country, and other kinds of music events all year round. For seniors who want to slow things down a bit, the Cannon Center for Performing Arts has regular performances of orchestra and other family friendly shows. During the warmer weather, the orchestra performs at sunset down by the riverfront. Here are some services that help seniors enjoy what Memphis has to offer even more.
TennCare Choices is a state program for low-income and disabled adults that offers a full range of services including in-home care, community-based care, and nursing level care. The program includes personal care visits, home-delivered meals, alert response system, respite care, and assistive technology. The program will help with minor home repairs, home modifications, and pest control. Family members can be employed to help provide care.
The Best Times is a magazine for active mid-Southerners age 50 and older. The magazine provides information about local events and opportunities. The magazine provides articles on health and wellness, finances, travel, gardening, lifestyle, recipes, and more.
Creative Aging Mid-South is an organization that brings the arts to older adults in the places where they live and gather together for socialization. The program hires professional musicians and other artists to perform and teach in nursing homes, retirement communities, and senior centers.
Porter-Leath has a program called Generations, where seniors have the opportunity to positively impact at-risk youth in the Memphis area. Generations is a Foster Grandparent program that brings seniors and children together in a mutually beneficial experience. Seniors have the opportunity to mentor and tutor children and nurture premature infants and children with disabilities with the goal of strengthening the community through cross-generational learning.
Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) is a non-profit organization that administers the Meals on Wheels program where seniors can attend congregate meals or have home-delivered meals to homebound seniors. The program also provides transportation, a senior companionship program, and advocacy.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) is a state program that provides seniors and their families with counseling and assistance to help with understanding Medicare, Medicaid, and other health-related insurance questions. The program is provided with no cost.
Aging Commission of the Mid-South is a program that oversees the senior centers and senior programs in a four-county service area for people over the age of 60. The senior centers provide educational and recreational activities, access to community and other social service programs, health and wellness education, disease prevention, transportation, outreach, congregate meals, and general information and assistance.
The senior centers provide most of the regular services for seniors. The area also has many services that help with crisis services for health and mental health. There are also services for the homeless and help with utilities.
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