Upper Cumberland Senior Centers

Through the Older American’s Act (OAA), the purpose of the senior center is to facilitate the social, emotional and physical well-being of Tennessee’s adults age 60 and over as part of a comprehensive and coordinated system of community-based services and activities. Senior centers provide access to community resources that maintain independence and wellness.

The AAAD serves as the agency designated by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) to administer a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for adults age 60 and over and adults with disabilities, including senior centers.

The purpose of OAA funds is to ensure the provision of services for older individuals with social or economic need with particular attention to low-income older adults (including low-income minority, older individuals, older individuals with limited English proficiency, and older individuals living in rural areas) and adults with disabilities.

Services Available Through Senior Centers

Some of the services available through local seniors centers include:

  • Resource Information: Linking adults age 60 and over and adults with disabilities to information about community services and/or programs
  • Congregate Meals: Providing a nutritious lunch to older adults in each of the fourteen counties (see Congregate Meals for available locations)
  • Health Promotion: Offering opportunities for participants to learn about healthy aging and participate in activities that promote healthy living such as health screening and health education about diabetes, arthritis, healthy cooking, handling caregiver stress, etc
  • Physical Fitness & Education: Engaging participants in physical fitness and exercise activities or classes such as walking clubs, dancing, aerobics, stretching, etc
  • Recreation: Involving participants in social activities such as card games, crochet/knitting/quilting, painting, music, craft making, etc
  • Education: Offering continued learning opportunities for participants with classes such as computer skills, navigating Medicare benefits, music lessons, art classes, etc
  • Telephone Reassurance: Providing comfort and companionship through regularly scheduled calls to home-bound individuals made by volunteers or staff
  • Evidence Based Programs (EBP): Evidence-based programs (EBPs) offer proven ways to promote health and prevent disease among older adults. They are based on research and provide documented health benefits, so you can be confident they work. Older adults who participate in EBPs can lower their risk of chronic diseases and falls—or improve long-term effects of chronic diseases or falls.Programs offered through Upper Cumberland senior centers vary annually. Examples of EBP programs include:
    • AEA Arthritis Group Exercise: Overall sense of well-being; better quality of life; reduce pain/inflammation; increase social interaction; fun, safe and effective way to promote better health; improved joint function; increased muscular strength
    • AEA Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program: Warm-water exercise program suitable for every fitness level, shown to reduce pain and improve overall health. Exercises include range of motion, muscle-strengthening, socialization activities and an optional, moderate intensity aerobic component.
    • Enhance Fitness: An ongoing, low-cost, evidence-based group falls prevention and physical activity program developed specifically for older adults. The exercises focus on four key areas important to the health and fitness of participants: low impact cardiovascular; dynamic/static balance work, strength training and stretching.
    • Living Well With Chronic Conditions
    • Stepping On: Offer strategies and exercises to reduce falls and increase self-confidence in making decisions and behavioral change in situations where older adults are at risk of falling
    • Tai Chi For Arthritis: Improve movement, balance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation; decrease pain and falls
    • Take Charge of Your Diabetes
    • Walk With Ease: Reduce pain and discomfort of arthritis, increase balance and strength, build confidence in the ability to be physically active and improve overall health among older adults. Designed to decrease disability and improve arthritis symptoms, self-efficacy, and perceived control, balance, strength and walking pace

    If you are interested in attending or finding out more information about evidence-based programming available in your area, contact your local senior center.

    If you are interested in starting an evidenced-based program in your area, learn more about programs that meet the Administration for Community Living’s criteria for highest level evidence-based programs under the Title IIID of the Older Americans Act by clicking here. 

Find a Senior Center Near You

We have senior centers located in all of our 14 Upper Cumberland counties. You can find address and contact information for each senior center by county below.

Cannon County Senior Center

609 Lehman Street Woodbury, TN  37190

Phone: (615) 563-5304  Fax: (615) 563-2749


Clay County Senior Center

P.O. Box 58

145 Cordell Hull Drive Celina, TN  38551

Phone: (931) 243-3467  Fax: (931) 243-3467


Fair Park Senior Center

1433 Livingston Rd, Crossville, TN  38571

Phone: (931) 484-7416  Fax: (931) 456-6541


Alexandria Senior Center 

330 Edgewood Street Alexandria, TN. 37012

Phone: (615) 529-2928  Fax: (615) 529-4345


Smithville Senior Center

718 S. Congress Blvd Smithville, TN  37166

Phone: (615) 597-7575   Fax: (615) 597-6755


Fentress County Senior Center

308 Main Street South Jamestown, TN  38556

Phone: (931) 879-7249   Fax: (931) 879-7250


Jackson County/Fairview Senior Center

2230 York Highway Gainesboro, TN  38562

Phone: (931) 268-0837  Fax: (931) 268-9060


Granville Senior Center

6026 Granville Highway Granville, TN  38564

Phone: (931) 653-4647


Macon County Senior Center

329 Highway 52 Bypass East Lafayette, TN  37083

Phone: (615) 666-3780  Fax: (615) 666-5688


Overton County Multipurpose Senior Center

1513 Bradford Hicks Drive Livingston, TN  38570

Phone: (931) 823-1268   Fax: (931) 823-1268


Pickett County Senior Center

105 South Main Street, Room 3 Byrdstown, TN 38549

Phone: (931) 864-7972    Fax: (931) 864-7972


Putnam County Senior Center

186 South Walnut Avenue Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 526-9318  Fax: (931) 520-0258



Algood Senior Center

125 Fourth Avenue Algood, TN 38506

Phone: (931) 537-3447   Fax: 931/537-3447


Baxter Senior Center 

P.O. Box 602

101 Elmore Town Rd. Baxter, TN 38544

Phone: (931) 858-5657 (Mon., Tues, Thurs, Fri.)


Monterey Senior Center 

105 Elmore Street Monterey, TN 38574

Phone: (931) 839-8053 (Mon., Thurs.)


Smith County Senior Center

120 Pauline Gore Way, Suite B Carthage, TN 37030

Phone: (615) 735-0560 Fax: (615) 735-0577


Van Buren County Senior Center

779 Old McMinnville Street Spencer, TN 38585

Phone: (931) 946-7151  Fax: (931) 946-7434


McMinnville/Warren County Senior Center

809 Morrison Street McMinnville, TN 37110

Phone: (931) 473-6559     Fax: (931) 473-2982


Sparta Senior Center

321 East Bronson Street Sparta, TN 38583

Phone: (931) 836-3663