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The Mission 

 The Tennessee Coalition for Better Aging exists to promote the general welfare of older Tennesseans and their families through partnerships that mobilize resources to educate and advocate for important policies and programs.

Current Priorities 

  • Elevating TCAD to a cabinet level department 

  • Reimagining LTSS in TN

  • Creating a Multisector Plan for Aging in TN

  • Expanding Community Based-Residential Alternatives

Our Coalition

Representative organizations of older Tennesseans and people with disabilities across the State have joined the Coalition in an effort to advocate for the communities they serve.

James Powers, MD - Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center, Co-Chair

Grace Sutherland Smith, LMSW - AgeWell Middle TN, Co-Chair

Donna DeStefano - TN Disability Coalition, Secretary

TCBA Officers

Current Member Organizations

older adults holding hands

“Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.”

Ryunosuke Satoro 

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