The West End Home Foundation kicked off 2023 by co-hosting, with Nashville Public Television, a screening of NPT’s new Aging Matters documentary, “Exposing Cyber Threats”. The documentary, now airing on public television stations across the state, informs viewers about internet and cell phone threats and scams along with recommendations for ensuring safety and avoiding victimization. The event brought out nearly 80 nonprofit professionals who are part of the robust network of services that help older Tennesseans thrive.
The documentary was funded by WEHF through the SeniorTrust grant program, “Reducing Social Isolation and Increasing Access to Essential Services Through Digital Literacy and Inclusion for Older Tennesseans.” The program included a screening of the 30-minute documentary, remarks by Becky Magura, CEO of NPT, Dianne Oliver, WEHF Executive Director and Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle who was on the bench when the Chancery Court was assigned oversight of the SeniorTrust funds. Following the screening, a panel discussion was facilitated by WEHF Program Officer, Chandra Allen and included Shawn Anfinson, Producer, Nashville Public Television, Robyn Householder, President/CEO, Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee, Lee Abernathy, Special Projects Coordinator, FiftyForward, Shirley Buchanan, Senior Center Director, Kingsport Senior Center and Casey Miller, Program Manager, Older Adult Programming, Tech Goes Home Tennessee.
The West End Home Foundation is grateful for our nearly 10-year partnership with Nashville Public Television that has resulted in the production of 24 Aging Matters documentaries on critical issues impacting older adults, their families and our communities. All of these documentaries can be accessed on the NPT Website:
The West End Home Foundation also recognizes the exceptional work being accomplished statewide as a result of the SeniorTrust Digital Literacy Grant Program. Thirty nonprofit organizations received grants and are working diligently to equip older Tennesseans with digital literacy skills, age-friendly devices and affordable internet access so that they can be fully engaged with their support systems and communities.
For more information about the program, please go to our website page:
Becky Magura, President & CEO, Nashville Public Television and Dianne Oliver, Executive Director, The West End Home Foundation