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.
The number of TN seniors age 65+ is expected to double from 850,000 in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2030.
Someone turning 65 today has a nearly 70% chance of needing some long-term services and supports (LTSS) in their remaining years.
Families provide at least 80% of long-term care yet TN ranks 49th among all the states for support of family caregivers.