Welcome to the Aging Commission of the Mid-South. We offer programs that make a difference in the lives of all older adults and adults living with disabilities. From the older person who can remain at home if they receive the right services to those who are healthy and can benefit from the activities and socialization provided by our community-based programs, such as senior centers, we´re here to help.
Our Mission...The mission of the Aging Commission of the Mid-South is to advocate for and assist older adults and adults with disabilities in leading independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in their own homes and communities as long as possible.
The vision of the Aging Commission of the Mid-South is to be the efficient and effective single portal of entry for older adults and adults with disabilities needing to access services designed specifically for them. In addition, the Aging Commission of the Mid-South is a proactive leader in advocacy for older adults and adults with disabilities through collaboration with community partners and consumers, while safeguarding their rights.
The Aging Network originated from the Older Americans Act of 1965 legislation and thrives today with funds provided by the United States Administration on Aging. The Aging Commission is a member of the Aging Network and is the designated Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) for Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, and Tipton Counties in West Tennessee.
Healthy aging is increasingly important as our older adult population grows. The Aging Commission funds programs such as Get Fit Stay Fit exercise classes (shown in the video here) and the Medication Management program which provides a pharmacist to review medications and provide information. These and other programs are offered at partner senior centers. Contact your local senior center for more information.
|A Place to Find Answers: Call: 901-222-4111|
Need help? Don’t know where to begin?
Begin by calling the Aging Commission’s Information and Assistance Line. The call center serves as the Single Point of Entry (SPOE) for all publicly-funded in-home services offered by the Aging Commission. These services include home-delivered meals, home-maker assistance, personal care assistance and special services for caregivers.
These individuals can provide answers to all types of questions regarding services and community resources, regardless of your financial circumstances or the type of help you need.
|Health Insurance for Seniors: Call: 901-222-4111|
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries. Whether you need help picking a Medicare Part D program, figuring out if there is financial assistance available to help you pay for your medicine or information about supplemental insurance plans to work with your Medicare benefits, the SHIP program is the place for you to call.
The SHIP program also depends on volunteers to help meet the needs of everyone with questions about their Medicare. If you would enjoy learning all about Medicare and helping other people understand their insurance benefits, this could be the place for you!
The Aging Commission is the starting point for information on in-home services such as homemaker, home delivered meals and personal care assistance. The social workers in our Information and Assistance department can answer your questions and conduct a telephone screening to determine if you may be eligible for assistance from CHOICES or other programs. If you or a family member may benefit from in-home help please contact our Information and Assistance line at 901-222-4111.
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