The Upper Cumberland Adult Abuse Coalition (UCAAC) was formed in 2005, as outreach of the AAAD. UCAAC exists to prevent abuse, including neglect and exploitation to at risk adults, through networking, community resource development, awareness and education. Meetings are held every other month.
Membership consist of agencies that work with at risk adults in the Upper Cumberland, such as: AAAD, APS, metal health, home health, hospice, etc.
On October 25, the UCAAC partnered with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans to host a convening of community stakeholders concerning the prevention of elder financial exploitation. The event was held at the Crossville Police Department. The CFPB released a report titled, “Fighting elder Financial Exploitation through Community Networks”. View the report here.