About FTAAAD

 
WHAT COUNTIES DOES FTAAAD SERVE?
 
The FTAAAD service area includes Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties. 
If you live in any of these counties, you can reach FTAAAD through the following numbers:
Information & Assistance Line:  423-928-3258
Front Desk:  423-928-0224
If you live outside the FTAAAD service area, you can reach your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) through Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, or CLICK HERE to find the correct AAAD within Tennessee.
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WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE SERVICE AREA?
 
In Tennessee, there are nine Area Agencies on Aging and Disability. To find your AAAD, CLICK HERE.
You may also call the following number from anywhere in Tennessee and it will connect you with the correct AAAD for your calling area:  1-866-836-6678.
There are area agencies on aging in every state, although they may go by different names. If you are looking for an AAAD in another state, type: Area Agency on Aging plus the state into Google or call ELDERCARE LOCATOR at 1-800-677-1116.
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WHAT SERVICES DOES FTAAAD PROVIDE?
 
CAREGIVER SUPPORT
Helping Families Provide Better Care for Loved Ones
CREVAA
Services for Elder and Vulnerable-Adult Victims of Crime
ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS
Education on Senior-Targeted Fraud and Domestic Violence
EVIDENCE-BASED WELLNESS PROGRAMS
Six-Week Workshops to Improve Health and Quality of Life
INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Resource for Finding Local/Regional Services and Programs
LEGAL SERVICES
Legal Advice and Resources
NUTRITION SERVICES
Home-Delivered and Congregate Meal Programs
OMBUDSMAN
Advocate for Residents of Long-Term-Care Institutions
OPTIONS FOR COMMUNITY LIVING
In-Home Care: Meals, Homemaker, and Personal Care Services
PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP
Court-Appointed Guardian for Financial and Medical Decisions
SENIOR CENTERS
Community Centers with Activities and Resources for Older Adults
SNAP OUTREACH
SNAP Application Assistance and Outreach
TENNCARE/CHOICES IN LTSS
Long-Term Services and Supports
TENNESSEE SHIP
Assistance with Medicare, TennCare and Other Insurance
VOLUNTEER SENIOR TRANSPORTATION
Door-Through-Door Transportation by Certified Volunteers
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
 
Information & Assistance Line:  423-928-3258
SHIP Medicare Assistance Line:  1-877-801-0044
SMP Medicare Fraud & Abuse Line:  1-866-836-7677
Caregiver Support: 423-722-5109
SNAP Application Assistance: 423-722-5093
Adult Protective Services: 1-888-277-8366 (anonymous reports accepted)
 
Front Desk:  423-928-0224
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CAN I CALL ON SOMEONE ELSE'S BEHALF?
 
Sure!  It is important to keep in mind we can only provide services to individuals that want and agree to these services.  Specific information is needed to screen individuals for our programs, so it is helpful for us to have the contact information of the person, or someone else that can provide the needed information. Some callers find it helpful to have the person that needs services available on the call to answer questions.
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CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH FTAAAD?
 
Several of our FTAAAD programs operate with the generous assistance of screened and trained community volunteers. For a list of these programs, and information on volunteering, CLICK HERE.
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CAN I DONATE TO FTAAAD PROGRAMS?
 

The First Tennessee Development Area Agency on Aging and Disability and First Tennessee Development District administer programs that address some of the most crucial social issues in Northeast Tennessee, including food insecurity and substandard housing in older low-income adults, workforce development for high school students, and childhood literacy.

 

State and federal funding for these programs is limited, resulting in long waiting lists for services and missed opportunities for FTAAAD and FTDD to make a greater impact on the residents of the region. To mitigate these funding limitations, the FTDD Foundation,  the nonprofit 501(c)3 arm of the Development District, was created  to pursue private fundraising and grant awards that allow FTDD and FTAAAD to serve greater numbers of Northeast Tennesseans in need.

 

Charitable contributions can be directed toward a specific program or area of special concern, or toward the Foundation’s general fund. Whether you support programs that help our most vulnerable seniors live safely in their homes as they age, our youngest children gain the reading skills they will need to be successful, or growing the regional economy by ensuring a new generation of skilled employees, your financial support is crucial.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the FTDD Foundation, or to make a tax-deductible donation.

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