The region’s newest memory care facility has been open for approximately seven weeks and is already getting involved with the community.

Bailey Manor located at 580 East Veterans Boulevard in Cookeville, which offers secured assisted living for seniors specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, has joined the list of community partners to sponsor the 16th Annual Upper Cumberland Senior Expo.

As a new service provider in the community, Bailey Manor’s involvement in the Upper Cumberland Senior Expo will provide an opportunity for seniors and caregivers to learn about the specialized care offered at their facility.

The Upper Cumberland Senior Expo will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion in Cookeville, Tenn.

Organized by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD), the Senior Expo brings businesses, service providers, seniors and caregivers together in a one-day networking event. Participants have the opportunity to gather resources from vendors, receive door prizes, and participate in hands-on educational activities.

“We are excited about the addition of Bailey Manor as a corporate sponsor in this year’s Senior Expo,” Clare Farless, AAAD Family Caregiver Manager stated. “They are meeting a need in our community by offering specialized memory care and allowing seniors to age in place.”

Bailey Manor has three other memory care facilities in Tennessee, with locations in Manchester, Fayetteville and Winchester. Their Cookeville location is the largest of the four, offering 28 beds.

The facility offers 24-hour nursing assistance and with an all-inclusive rate, which includes food, care, services, personal hygiene, bed pads and more. Applicants must meet assisted living criteria, but once approved, residents can remain at Bailey Manor throughout the duration of life.

Bailey Manor focuses on meeting the unique needs of memory care patients, including nutrition, hydration and mobility. Their facility is designed with their patients in mind, offering an open walking path around their common areas, as well as options for residents to have private or semi-private rooms. Eventually, the facility will also be pet friendly.

“We encourage seniors and caregivers to join us at this year’s expo,” stated Ms. Farless. “We have a great group of sponsors who will be providing valuable information and a fun event for attendees. On behalf of the AAAD, we’d like to thank our platinum sponsors for making the Senior Expo possible.”

This year’s expo is Halloween themed, with a costume contest for attendees and a booth decoration contest for sponsors. All attendees are encouraged to participate by dressing in tasteful Halloween costumes.

For the first time, the Senior Expo will include a car show. The car show is free to enter but participants must register in advance as spaces are limited.

Senior Expo platinum sponsors include Home Caregivers, Home Instead, Buckeye Home Medical Equipment, Quality Private Duty Care, Quality Home Health, Putnam Sheriff Department, Putnam County Emergency Management Services (911), Putnam County Fire Department, Putnam County Emergency Management Agency, Saint Thomas Hospital, NHC HealthCare Cookeville, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Wilson Bank & Trust, Heritage Pointe, Blue Coast Burrito, Rogers Group, StoneCom, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Little Creek Produce and Bailey Manor.

Organizers are still accepting corporate sponsors and booth sponsors for the event, as well as individuals and businesses to sponsor meals for the seniors in attendance.

Who should come to this event? Typically, seniors are the main participants but caregivers and other health care professionals are encouraged to attend, as well. Where else can you learn about resources that cover all 14 counties in the Upper Cumberland?

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, car show entries or for general expo inquires, please contact AAAD Family Caregiver Manager Clare Farless at 931-432-4111 or

The AAAD, a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, connects older adults and adults with disabilities in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region with services and resources to improve their quality of life. Find AAAD on the web at and at


Picture: Bailey Manor, Cookeville’s new memory care facility, will be attending the Upper Cumberland Senior Expo.

Pictured left to right: Clare Farless, AAAD Family Caregiver Manager; Candi Raney, LPN, Bailey Manor Executive Director, Manchester; and Nicole Watson, AAAD Intern