16 08, 2018

Big Changes Planned for Annual Upper Cumberland Senior Expo

2018-08-16T16:25:17+00:00August 16th, 2018|Area Agency on Aging & Disability|0 Comments

Planning is underway for the 17th Annual Upper Cumberland Senior and Caregiver Expo, hosted by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD), with big changes on the horizon. This year, the expo will be held at Life Church at 2223 N. Washington Ave. in Cookeville from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on [...]

24 07, 2018

City of Baxter Receives Tourism Enhancement Grant

2018-07-24T15:34:35+00:00July 24th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News|0 Comments

The City of Baxter receives a $75,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant to build an amphitheater stage in the new "Baxter Seminary Park." Kevin Triplett, Commissioner of Tourist Development, recently came to Baxter to present the check. The new park project is a joint effort between Baxter City, Putnam County and Putnam County Schools. Construction on the [...]

24 07, 2018

UCDD Breaks Ground for New Facility

2018-07-24T14:59:52+00:00July 24th, 2018|Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

Cookeville, Tenn., July 19, 2018 – The Upper Cumberland Development District broke ground on the site of their new building on England Drive in Cookeville. The project, designed by Upland Design Group, includes improved amenities to accommodate UCDD’s program staff, clients and visitors and will replace their current location at 1225 South Willow Ave. in [...]

5 07, 2018

Give65 Fundraising Event to Benefit Seniors in the Region

2018-07-05T18:17:39+00:00July 5th, 2018|Area Agency on Aging & Disability|0 Comments

Cookeville, TN – July 5, 2018– The public is invited GIVE65 at Dogwood Park, a family-friendly fundraising event on July 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The event, hosted by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) and Home Instead, will include live music, cake walks, yard games, silent auction, [...]

19 06, 2018

Crump Paris Park Grand Opening

2018-06-19T19:51:25+00:00June 19th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News|0 Comments

On May 17, 2018 Smith County celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated Crump Paris Park located on Gordonsville Hwy.The renovation project totaled approximately $137,000 and was funded in part by a $60,00 grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Local Parks and Recreation Fund. The project denoted a complete renovation of [...]

22 05, 2018

Beware of New Medicare Card Phone Scams

2018-05-22T13:42:57+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Area Agency on Aging & Disability|0 Comments

Tennessee Senior Medicare Patrol(SMP) has received several reports about a phone scam where beneficiaries are told that the caller is from "Medicare" and that they will be getting a new Medicare card. This is true. Medicare is mailing new cards to all current Medicare beneficiaries from April 2018 through April 2019.   But, the scammer is [...]

27 04, 2018

Local Economic Development Professional Graduate of TVA’s Professional Rural Leadership Institute

2018-04-27T20:12:48+00:00April 27th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, UCDD News|0 Comments

COOKEVILLE, Tennessee – Leah Bane, WIOA Financial Specialist of the Upper Cumberland Development District in Cookeville recently graduated from TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute. The Rural Leadership Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, provides professional leadership training to rural community economic development professionals in the TVA service area. The institute is designed to help [...]

13 04, 2018

Algood To Purchase Historic White Plains

2018-04-13T14:43:21+00:00April 13th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News|0 Comments

The City of Algood will be purchasing the historic White Plains home. The city council unanimously approved the $250,000 purchase this week, which includes the house and 2.27 acres. The antebellum home and property has a unique history as Putnam County’s earliest center of commerce, its first seat of government and an important stop along [...]

12 04, 2018

SNAP(Food Stamps) Available to Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

2018-04-12T15:39:39+00:00April 12th, 2018|Area Agency on Aging & Disability|0 Comments

The Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability is excited to announce a new Partnership in cooperation with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, and the Tennessee Department of Human Services. This partnership created a new project designed to expand outreach, screening, and applications assistance for adults 60 and older or with a [...]

5 04, 2018

UPPER CUMBERLAND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT ANNOUNCES ARTS GRANT OPPORTUNITY

2018-04-05T22:16:15+00:00April 5th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

  The Upper Cumberland Development District is a designated agency to administer grant funding through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities program. Funded through the Specialty License Plate Program, the Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of [...]

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