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.
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
With the current federal threats to the older adult safety net, representative organizations of older Tennesseans convened in an effort to quickly respond thoughtfully to any legislation that might harm older adults. The Coalition for Better Aging will continue to take collective action to ensure that older Tennesseans can age with dignity. COVID-19 has highlighted the shortcomings of our current system and the need to prioritize the health and well-being of older Tennesseans.
A Bit of Background
1 million Tennesseans are over the age of 65
Of the 6.7 million people living in Tennessee, 16% are over 65
3 in 5 of Tennessee's nursing home beds are Medicaid Funded