COVID-19 Resources

Pharmacy Delivery Services

Mac's Hometown Pharmacies are providing free delivery to Knox, Blount, and Anderson Counties. All Mac’s Pharmacy retail locations will now offer FREE HOME MEDICATION DELIVERY for all of Knox, Anderson and Blount Counties. We will continue to add drivers and routes as...

Support Groups Meeting Remotely

Alzheimer's Tennessee provides a number of online resources, including virtual support groups, 24/7 helplines, and caregiver academy resources.  To learn more, visit their website. The Alzheimer's Association offers a free online community message board and locally...

COVID-19 Assessment Sites in Tennessee

The State of TN Department of Health has a list of assessment sites that is being updated regularly.  Go here to find one near you. Note--Tennesseans should first call their usual source of care. If an assessment cannot be done in that location, individuals should...

Social Security Beneficiaries and Stimulus Checks

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment. The Internal Revenue Service...

SNAP Benefit Maximum Amount for April and May

Tennessee will provide emergency SNAP benefits in addition to the amount you already receive, related to the outbreak of COVID-19. Current SNAP households will receive the maximum SNAP allotments based on their household size for April 2020 and May 2020. This SNAP...

Coping with Losses in a Time of Pandemic

Losing a loved one is a difficult experience that is even more complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We know many of you have had family members, friends, and neighbors pass away recently and have been unable to attend funeral and visitation services.  We reached out...

Updates from the Office on Aging

The following information is an update from the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging-- At the CAC Office on Aging, we continue to provide vital services to older adults in Knox County, such as meals, transportation and meeting client needs.  Here are a few...

Stress Management in a Time of COVID-19

During these trying times, many people are experiencing heightened anxiety and stress.  We have included some coping strategies that may be helpful to you and your family. Avoid the endless scroll.  While it is important to stay up-to-date with the happenings of the...

Groceries and Food Services

Our elder care coordinators are contacting clients to ensure they have groceries, medications, and other needed supplies.  Below is a short list of options for home delivery for those in need of groceries.  This list mainly focuses on the Knox County areas, but if you...

Maintaining Communication

With nursing homes and assisted living communities in isolation to protect residents, many community care partners and family members are struggling with how to maintain communication with their loved ones.  We have some suggestions: 1. Phone calls and emails— phone...

We are here for you

Our thoughts are with those in our community, our country and around the world affected by the impact of COVID-19. We are staying up-to-date about developments and recommendations, and we are committed to doing our part to advocate for our clients while preventing the...