ENCORE Ministries

ENCORE Ministries is a new, valuable resource that is now available in the Tennessee Conference to help congregations meet the needs of the fastest growing demographic group in our conference.  And, because this ministry is funded by a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, there is no cost to congregations or districts for its service. More About ENCORE

Nashville Public Television: Aging Matters | Abuse & Exploitation

NPT videoIt is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth is we don’t know for certain how many older adults are suffering from abuse. In the eighth edition of Aging Matters, Nashville Public Television explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Learn More



Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Hour: August 2017

On today’s show, our first guest has his boots on the ground as a first responder when a crime has been committed. Jamie Owens is the Community Outreach Coordinator for The Hendersonville Police Department. Welcome Jamie. He is joined by Grace Smith the Executive Director of Middle Tennessee’s Council on Aging.

Social Security Scam

Scam of the Month (August 2017) Social Security Scam

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a warning to those receiving benefits.

Legal Needs Assessment of TN Citizens 60+

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) is conducting a Legal Needs Assessment of Tennessee citizens age 60 and over.

Scam Prevention for Older Adults: Safeguard Your Money and Identity

Developed by the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, the scam prevention brochure (pdf) offer a series of common scams that older adults should be aware of, and how to safeguard their money and identity.

Adult/Older Adults in Mission and Service Fall Conference

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Leader: Retired Bishop Kenneth Carder
Theme: The Ministry of the Local Church to Those Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Lipscomb University

Certificate in Aging Services Leadership

I recently received information from Lipscomb University in Nashville about a new Certificate in Aging Services Leadership. In my working with various United Methodist congregations in the Tennessee Conference as the Director of ENCORE Ministries, I have heard leaders ask about advanced training in the field of aging and where they can receive such training.