Leader Resources

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



Scam of the Month (September 2018) Sweepstakes

Council on Aging (COA) received a call from a concerned resident of Nashville, alerting staff to a scam targeting older adults in Middle Tennessee.

Spotting the signs of elder abuse (infographic)

Abuse can happen to any older person. This new infographic from the National Institute on Aging at NIH describes the different types of abuse, how to recognize the signs, and where to get help.

Advance Care Directives: Preparations for the Unforeseeable Future

An advance directive is a legal document in which a person spells out their health care preferences for use in the event that they become unable to make decisions for themselves. Drafting one provides invaluable guidance and peace of mind for family members and medical professionals.


How to Replace Vital Documents that are Lost or Stolen

Replacing important documents that are lost, stolen or damaged is pretty easy if you know where to turn.

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.