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 updates to share:
Assisting Seniors in Needs We continue to assist seniors in the community with needs. The LT Ross and O’Connor Senior Center buildings are temporarily closed to the public, but staff are still available to assist with needs over the phone. Calls can be made to the Senior Information & Referral line (865-546-6262), Office on Aging (865-524-2786) or to East TN 2-1-1 (211).
Meals Mobile Meals is continuing to deliver needed meals to homebound older adults in our community. Clients are also receiving wellness check-in calls. For those who do not qualify for Mobile Meals, we also continue to operate the Mobile Affordable Meal Service (MAMS) , which provides meals to individuals who pay a fee for the service. For more information – visit www.knoxseniors.org, or call (865) 524-2786.
Senior Care Calls – NEW PROGRAM CAC Office on Aging has launched a new program in response to the COVID-19 crisis – Senior Care Calls. If you know someone that is homebound, isolated, and/or lonely, we have volunteers who can assist by providing a weekly call to provide wellness checks and social support.
To refer an individual, we will need the following information:
Emergency Contact Name (CAC Staff or Client Network Member):
Emergency Contact Relationship to Client:
Emergency Contact Phone Number:
Did you confirm that your client wants check-in call twice a week?
Referral Cell Phone:
A Referral Form can be completed here: http://bit.ly/SeniorCareCalls_referral
For any questions, please contact Deisha Finley at Deisha.firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 524-2786.
CAC Emergency Response Fund The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee serves the citizens of Knox County from children to seniors. We deliver Mobile Meals to seniors and disabled individuals, support families with children, transport people to essential medical appointments like dialysis, make home repairs and weatherize houses, and provide in-home services to at-risk seniors. Now more than ever, we need community support to provide essential services to those in need.
In addition to the monetary donations needed, we need grocery store gift cards and gas cards. Those can be sent to P.O. Box 51650, Knoxville, TN 37950-1650 or dropped off curbside at 2247 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921. Please call 865-546-3500 for curbside pick-up. Donations will be used for store gift cards, groceries, gas cards, household hygiene items, and other necessities. To donate to this fund, visit https://secure.donationpay.org/knoxseniors/covid.php. If you are interested in volunteering, send an email to email@example.com or call 865-524-2786.