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Senior Services Resources

The Greater Nashville Regional Council Area Agency on Aging & Disability
The Greater Nashville Regional Council Area Agency on Aging & Disability is one of nine regional agencies statewide whose mission is to plan programs and services and advocate for the older population and adults with disabilities. The AAAD serves thirteen counties in the Greater Nashville Region of Tennessee: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson.

Tennessee State Health Insurance Program
The Area Agency on Aging and Disability provides Medicare information, education and counseling through the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). SHIP offers unbiased, objective information free of cost to Medicare beneficiaries and to the community at large.

The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee
The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee strives to ensure that the community values, honors and supports older adults and caregivers by addressing unmet needs through information, advocacy and education.

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (formerly the Commission on Aging) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1963. The Commission is the designated state agency on aging and is mandated to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state. Our mission is to bring together and leverage programs, resources, and organizations to protect and ensure the quality of life and independence of older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities.

OPTIONS for Community Living
State-funded program to provide homemaker service personal care and home delivered meals for those who qualify.

Call your local AAAD or the Statewide Line at (866) 836-6678


If you want a lawyer and cannot pay for one, you can ask for free legal help at the closest Tennessee Legal Services Program or Legal Aid Office.  They can be reached at one of the phone numbers below:

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands: (800) 238-1443
Legal Aid of East Tennessee: (865) 637-0484
West TN Legal Services, Inc.: (731) 423-0616
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.: (901) 523-8822
Tennessee Bar Association: (615) 383-7421 or (800) 899-6993

TN Free Legal Answers (statewide/online only)
An online tool to ask a legal question and get an answer from a Tennessee Attorney.

Tennessee Justice Center
Helps Tennesseans with health care issues
(877) 608-1009 or (615) 255-0331

Stateside Legal
Legal help for military members, veterans and their families.


This program provides assistance to elderly Tennesseans residing in nursing homes, homes for the aged, and assisted care living facilities. The Ombudsman is available to help residents and their families resolve questions or problems and will advocate for solutions to problems for qualified residents of long-term care facilities.

Lauren Meeker, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
502 Deaderick Street, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

(615) 837-5112 or toll free (877) 236-0013


Or review a list of Tennessee’s District Long-Term Care Ombudsman to find and contact your local ombudsman.


Tennessee Department of Human Services
Services and assistance for adults who are mentally and physically impaired.

Tennessee Adult Protective Services
Investigates alleged abuse of elderly and disabled.
(888) 277-8366

Nurse’s Aide Abuse Registry
Maintains a registry of aides who have abused an older adult.
(800) 778-4504

Tennessee Respite Coalition
Provides relief to family caregivers through a statewide respite hotline, voucher program, volunteer respite and senior companion program.
(888) 579-3754

Mental Health America
Provides support groups, in-home caregiver trainings, and educational programs for family members of those affected by mental illness.
(615) 269-5355 or (866) 535-3825

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
Free information and referral resources for persons with disabilities.
(800) 640-4636

Tennessee Department of Veteran Services
Provides help to Tennessee Veterans and their families
(615) 741-2931

Tennessee Property Tax Relief Program
May provide property tax relief to eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals.
(615) 747-8858

Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities
Responsible for maintaining the requirements for licensure and has authority to remove or suspend a license
(615) 741-7221

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs
Investigates consumer disputes from Tennessee residents
(800) 342-8385 or (615) 741-4737


Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213

Pension Rights Center
(888) 420-6550

Mid America Pension Rights Project
(866) 735-7737


Alzheimer’s Association
Referrals to local support groups, educational materials, and a helpline.
(800) 272-3900

(800) 633-4227

QSource Medicare Beneficiary Protection Program
Can submit quality of care concerns or ask Medicare coverage questions.

Elder Care Locator
Help identifying community resources for seniors.
(800) 677-1116

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(877) 267-2323


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Works to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices.
(855) 411-2372

Offers drivers safety, tax assistance, and other senior resources.

National Council on Aging
Offers senior resources for economic security and healthy aging.