Guest View: State’s aging population requires more cooperation
We all want to stay healthy and independent as we get older. Adopting healthy habits and behaviors, staying involved in one’s community, using preventive services and managing health conditions can contribute to healthy aging. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency and the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability prioritized healthy aging by promoting affordable, accessible and suitable housing options that allow older adults to age in place or remain living in their own home and community safely, independently and comfortably. Beyond important for individuals, communities that want to thrive should provide opportunities for people as they grow up and as they grow older.
Both THDA and TCAD recognize the importance of aging in place and strive to make Tennessee a state in which it is great to grow older. As a whole, Tennessee’s population is aging. TCAD recently published its “State of Aging in Tennessee: A County by County Snapshot” that showed the projected population growth of seniors in
Updated Apr 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM