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Fentress County Food Drive Collects To Help Seniors During Winter Months

The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce is holding a food drive to help ease the burden of winter weather. Fentress County Chamber Executive Director Jacob Rosenbaum said the elderly community is often most susceptible to the challenges of the changing seasons. Rosenbaum said the Chamber and the community are helping the Fentress County Food Bank feed those in need through ... Read More »

Applications Coming In, Sparta Searching For New Senior Center Manager

Sparta has begun the process of searching for applicants with event-planning backgrounds and sociable dispositions to manage its Senior Center. Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said a new Senior Center Board will be appointed on January 1, and will immediately begin sifting through applications. Lowery said there is no timeline for the new hire, but the board will move swiftly to ... Read More »

Rep. Hale Files Bill For Food Item Sales Tax Holiday For Seniors

40th District Representative Michael Hale has filed a bill that would include the sale of food items and food ingredients for individuals 70 or older during sales tax holidays. Hale said House Bill 243 aims to include those items in a 90-day sales tax holiday with license plate fees. He said he felt a responsibility to help the senior population. ... Read More »

Nearly 100 Percent Of York Institute Seniors Apply For Post-Secondary Opportunities

100 percent of York Institute’s senior class have applied for post-secondary opportunities. These include four-year degrees, trade schools, and entering the workforce. School Director John Bush said that’s increased over the last two years from 71 percent. “That’s what we’re looking for and that’s why when we’ve got students who we’ve prepared to be a position,” Bush said. “who when ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Senior Citizens Centers Wary Of COVID Rise

COVID cases on the rise lead to concerns amongst senior citizens groups in the Upper Cumberland. Putnam County Senior Center Director Maxine Frasier said that such concerns have led to the temporary cancellation of their volleyball class. Because it’s an activity with closer contact and less ability to wear masks, Frasier said that the decision came from a desire to ... Read More »

UC Habitat For Humanity Adds New Position For Senior Home Repairs

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity has added Hope Craig as Neighbor 2 Neighbor Project Manager to grow the program. Craig said she hopes to take on the responsibility of streamlining and expanding the program geared towards home repair for seniors. Craig said her passion is helping seniors live with dignity and stay in their home for as long as possible. ... Read More »

Fall Creek Falls Community Center Needs Help After 2020

The Fall Creek Falls area is making multiple attempts to raise money for its community center. The community center is hosting a car show Saturday, and has an online store set up selling Fall Creek Falls memorabilia. Community Group Vice President Leon Deweese said the efforts are due to the aftermath of the pandemic. “A lot of people cancelled that ... Read More »

Clay Co. Senior Center Gains New Hardware For Computer Classes

The Clay County Senior Center has started computer and Internet use classes for its members. Director Sandra Wix said seniors are learning the basics, creating emails and social media to stay in touch. “Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you can’t learn,” Wix said. “That’s always been a myth, and I have never liked that myth, and right now, my ... Read More »

HRS Aiming For Late Summer Completion Of Oak Tree Towers

Highland Residential Services Oak Tree Towers nears completion as final touches are made. Director of Operations Chris¬†Cassetty said the exterior of the building is complete, but painting and flooring still remains. “Our original completion date was right at the end of June, the first of July,” Cassetty said. “Obviously, we are not going to make that, but I think we ... Read More »

UCDD Offers SNAP Application Assistance To Seniors

The Upper Cumberland Development District is offering assistance to seniors applying for the SNAP program. Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It helps those in need receive nutritional assistance benefits. UCDD SNAP Benefits Coordinator Miranda Malin said that she helps folks who are over the age of 60 or disabled in their application process. ... Read More »