Older adults living in rural Tennessee counties are at a higher risk for developing chronic diseases, cognitive disorders and poor health outcomes due to a lack of access to health care, continuity of treatment and resources. A grant awarded to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing aims to mitigate those risks by delivering health care and social services professionals to rural communities.
Leaders of faith-based and religious organizations and advocates for aging adults in every major city in Tennessee are involved in engAGING Communities Tennessee.
Open house to bring together advocates for aging adults with religious leaders seeking to assist those adults
The come-and-go open house will feature presentations, information booths from support organizations and light refreshments. It takes place 2-6 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Camp House, 806 E. 12th St. Brief formal presentations will be held at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.