Nashville currently has 30,000 residents who are 75 and older, those most likely to have multiple chronic health conditions that often restrict driving. A 2011 Transportation for America study revealed that the Nashville region ranked 4th worst in terms of senior access to public transportation. Studies have also shown that that reduced mobility limits the [...]
The West End Home Foundation supports TJC’s Independence Team, which helps older adults navigate complex programs to get long-term care and health services they need to stay healthy and independent in the community. The Foundation funds the position of CHOICES Client Advocate. Katie Ann Twiggs, pictured, is currently serving in this role. CHOICES is Tennessee’s [...]
At Interfaith Dental, the focus on healthy smiles spans across the entire lifespan. From children to older adults, Interfaith's emphasis is on what a healthy smile can offer. For older adults it's increased socialization, the ability to chew and eat healthy food, alleviating pain and infection, and improved physical health.