The 13th annual Upper Cumberland Vulnerable Adult Summit will be held at The Edge Building of Life Church in Cookeville, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. Discussion topics include abuse, financial exploitation, mental health and homelessness, VA benefits, and other issues often concerning vulnerable adults in the Upper Cumberland region.

One of the presenters at this year’s Summit will be AARP Tennessee State Director, Mia McNeal. The Federal Trade Commission has reported major monetary losses for Tennessee’s residents due to fraud and scams. McNeal’s presentation will provide information about the work that AARP has done to be a wise friend and fierce defender in limiting these losses both on a Tennessee statewide as well as the national level. Participants will also be provided with tips and tools that can be used and shared with loved ones to ensure they’re prepared and protected, especially with the emerging threat of artificial intelligence.

Attendee registration is required by July 31; targeted attendees include attorneys, law enforcement officers, medical staff, elected officials, social workers, ombudsmen, conservators, adult protective services, district attorneys, financial institutions, post office employees, in-home service providers, senior centers, advocates, caregivers, and college students majoring in criminal justice, sociology, nursing, gerontology, etc.

The cost to attend is $30 or $50 per person for those using the program to earn CEU and CLE credits. The registration fee includes lunch and break refreshments. Each participant will be entered into the drawing for door prizes.

Click here to register now. 

The Upper Cumberland Adult Abuse Coalition hosts the conference in partnership with Alzheimer’s Tennessee, BlueCare Tennessee, Quality Home Health, Senior Medicare Patrol, Tennessee Federation on Aging, TN Department of Human Services: Adult Protective Services, TN Department of Commerce and Insurance, and Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System.

Contact Sara Martin at 931-476-4135 or for more information about the event.