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Byrdstown Senior Center to Reopen

The Byrdstown Senior Center is set to reopen on Monday, May 10th. The center plans to have several COVID guidelines in place, including daily screening of all visitors and activities adhering to social distancing guidelines. New Director Jessica Scott Wilson said that after being closed for a year, she’s excited to get the seniors back in and enjoying each other’s ... Read More »

UCHRA Offering Free Transportation For COVID Vaccines

The Area Agency on Aging and Disability has partnered with UCHRA to provide free transportation for seniors needing a COVID vaccination. Transportation Director Holly Montooth said check ins with area seniors revealed that some residents did not have the means to reach a vaccine location. “If you are interested, you would need to go ahead and schedule your appointment with ... Read More »

Hermitage Springs Students Making Quilts For Seniors

Kids at Hermitage Springs School are taking the time to make quilts for local Clay County seniors. Response to Intervention Teacher Makayla Emmert said when kids found out they would be making gifts for seniors they knew, the kids got on board. Emmert said with kids and family members in senior centers unable to see each other, this project kept ... Read More »

Pandemic Puts Communication At Forefront For HS Seniors

High school seniors are facing tough challenges in the pandemic world of college admissions and applications. Cookeville High School Counselor Stephanie Hardin said a lot of work has gone into trying to get information about applications and deadlines out to parents, when parent and senior meetings are cancelled. Hardin said the counseling team put together videos and packets, for families ... Read More »

Tennessee Reports Increase in Elder Financial Exploitation

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office reports an 87 percent increase in the financial exploitation of the elderly over the last four years. Middle Tennessee Better Business Bureau President Robyn Householder said scammers prey on elders during situations like stock market instability, COVID-19 and natural disasters. Householder said tornado relief scams have slowed since March, but charities and storm chasing contractors are ... Read More »

Livingston Academy’s Senior Parade Saturday

Livingston Academy will have a senior parade to celebrate the class of 2020. Principal Robert Melton said this year is special because this is the first ever senior parade for the school. “Our normal end of year routine, we have several things that especially the last few days of the regular school year that celebrate our seniors and bring a ... Read More »

Jackson County High School Will Have Physical Graduation

Jackson County High School will have a physical graduation for 2020 seniors. Director Kristy Brown said school officials are working with the health department to ensure participant safety. “We have listened to our community and got input from our senior class,” Brown said. “The plan right now is to do something as traditional as possible and still adhere to the ... Read More »

Senior Can Still Request Calls From Police

Cookeville’s Senior Citizen Call Check Request program is off to a slow start with only seven people signing up two weeks after its launch. But Cookeville Police Captain Bobby Anderson said the seniors taking advantage of the service appreciate the check-ins. “They do, and we appreciate the fact we have a daily contact with them,” Anderson said. “It creates some ... Read More »

Life Church Serving 85 Seniors Each Day

As many as 85 seniors a day across the Upper Cumberland are receiving groceries and food for free through Life Church. Senior Pastor Bobby Davis said that the service began as a way to protect those most vulnerable. The most difficult part of this service, Davis said, has been finding the groceries to distribute, even traveling out-of-town to purchase goods ... Read More »