27 10, 2021

UCDD, AAAD to Host Free Screening of Acclaimed Alzheimer’s Documentary Oct. 30

2021-10-27T20:56:53+00:00October 27th, 2021|Area Agency on Aging & Disability, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on UCDD, AAAD to Host Free Screening of Acclaimed Alzheimer’s Documentary Oct. 30

Join the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) and the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD) for an inspiring cinematic exploration of the astounding changes that music can spark in people living with dementia. Earning the 2014 Sundance Audience Award, Alive Inside follows social worker Dan Cohen on his quest to [...]

27 10, 2021

2021 Senior & Caregiver Expo

2021-10-27T16:30:45+00:00October 27th, 2021|Area Agency on Aging & Disability, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on 2021 Senior & Caregiver Expo

Thank you to all of the sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who helped make the 2021 Senior & Caregiver Expo one for the books! We can't wait to see everyone in 2022!  

11 10, 2021

UPDATE: Senior & Caregiver Expo Moving Outdoors

2021-10-12T14:20:55+00:00October 11th, 2021|Area Agency on Aging & Disability, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on UPDATE: Senior & Caregiver Expo Moving Outdoors

The Senior & Caregiver Expo Committee has been hard at work planning and strategizing on how we can safely move forward with this Fall’s expo event. We have chosen to transition our Senior & Caregiver Expo to an outdoor event that is more suitable for the times we are currently experiencing. Our vision is to [...]

13 09, 2021

Relative Caregiver Program to Hold Support Group Meeting

2021-09-13T13:48:54+00:00September 13th, 2021|Housing & Family Services, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on Relative Caregiver Program to Hold Support Group Meeting

Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-877-275-8233. A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children during the month of September 2021. Please contact Melissa Allison [...]

7 09, 2021

UCDD, City of Baxter celebrate completion of grant-funded park

2021-09-07T17:04:49+00:00September 7th, 2021|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on UCDD, City of Baxter celebrate completion of grant-funded park

In early September, local officials gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new Baxter Seminary Park. This new park, a recipient of a $750,000 dollar grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST). "Baxter being awarded this BlueCross grant is a great example of a community establishing a clear vision of what they [...]

18 08, 2021

Fentress, Jackson Counties Recognized for Moving Off Distressed Counties List

2021-08-18T19:59:49+00:00August 18th, 2021|Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on Fentress, Jackson Counties Recognized for Moving Off Distressed Counties List

During the Aug. 18 UCDD Executive Committee meeting, Mark Farley, Executive Director of UCDD and UCHRA, recognized two Upper Cumberland counties as coming off of the distressed counties list. Fentress and Jackson counties were two of the three distressed counties from the 14-county Upper Cumberland region to appear on the list; falling off within the [...]

6 08, 2021

UCDD RCP, Housing Announcement – August 2021

2021-08-06T16:06:08+00:00August 6th, 2021|Housing & Family Services, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on UCDD RCP, Housing Announcement – August 2021

Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance?  For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-877-275-8233.  A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children during the month of August 2021. Please contact Melissa Allison [...]

19 07, 2021

SHIP Welcome to Medicare Classes Coming to Crossville

2021-07-19T15:28:12+00:00July 19th, 2021|Area Agency on Aging & Disability, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on SHIP Welcome to Medicare Classes Coming to Crossville

Are you eligible for Medicare and curious about your plan options? The Upper Cumberland SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is conducting a series of FREE "Welcome to Medicare!" classes. Each class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud. Classes [...]

6 07, 2021

Ackerman Named Assistant Director of UCDD Planning and Community Development

2021-07-06T15:08:10+00:00July 6th, 2021|Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on Ackerman Named Assistant Director of UCDD Planning and Community Development

The Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) has named Marcie Ackerman as the Assistant Director of the organization’s Planning and Community Development department.  Ackerman, employed with UCDD since October 2018, started as a project manager for the UCDD Housing team before transitioning to the Planning and Community Development department in late 2019.  “When I felt like [...]

25 06, 2021

2022 Tennessee Elder Justice Conference (TNEJC) Announced

2021-06-25T17:22:12+00:00June 25th, 2021|Area Agency on Aging & Disability, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on 2022 Tennessee Elder Justice Conference (TNEJC) Announced

Click on the image to enlarge. Mark your calendars! The 2022 Tennessee Elder Justice Conference (TNEJC) will take place May 3-5, 2022 at the Park Vista in Gatlinburg, TN. According to Aaron Bradley, Director of East Tennessee Human Resource Agency, the last TNEJC event in 2018 at the Park Vista had more than [...]

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