Adult & Elder Care Resources

Some families may need support and resources to help their senior family members to live a safe and healthy life feeling valued and appreciated. The following page contains information about local, state, and national resources related to senior living and elder caregiving.  Please visit each organization’s website for more detailed information. 

Vanderbilt Resources

  • OLLI at Vanderbilt

    OLLI at Vanderbilt helps adults over 50 rediscover the joy of learning and build community through diverse social interaction.  

  • The Center for Cognitive Medicine

    The Center for Cognitive Medicine provides free memory screenings as well as resources related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. 

  • Vanderbilt's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

    Vanderbilt's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers a range of services, classes and training focused on your total health mind, body, and spirit. 

  • Supplemental Life/Will Preparation

    Supplemental Life/Will Preparation – If you are a Vanderbilt employee and enrolled in MetLife’s Supplemental Life Insurance coverage, you and your spouse may take advantage of Will Preparation services. 

  • – Vanderbilt benefits-eligible employees have access to MetLife’s basic, self-serve online will preparation service.  

  • Vanderbilt Home Care

    Vanderbilt Home Care provides caregivers for you in an environment where you feel most comfortable and independent. 

  • Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center

    Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center has clinic services for adults experiencing memory loss as well as a support group for Caregiver and Early Stage Alzheimer’s Patients. 

  • Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging

    Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging fosters multidisciplinary aging research to improve the quality of care and quality of life for older adults across a variety of care settings. 

Local & State Resources

  • AgingInPlace

    AgingInPlace strives to make that desire a reality for more people by helping seniors, their family members and their caregivers prepare their homes and their lives for successful aging in place. 

  • Age Well Middle Tennessee

    Age Well Middle Tennessee champions informed and positive aging and serves as the area’s catalyst for collaborative solutions. 

  • Eldercare Coach Consult

    Eldercare Coach Consult, through Age Well Middle Tennessee, is a confidential conversation with a geriatric specialist to determine the best plan for you and your family. 

  • Elder Care Locator

    Elder Care Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. 

  • Fifty Forward

    Fifty Forwardprovides enrichment opportunities for adults 50 and older in Davidson and Williamson counties to remain engaged in living their lives to the fullest. 

  • Nashville Parks and Recreation

    Nashville Parks and Recreation Senior Recreation Program provides services and activities specifically designed for those who are 55 years of age and older.  

  • Senior Directory Nashville

    Senior Directory Nashville provides up-to-date information on senior housing, home care, and over 70 categories of services throughout the United States. 

  • Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law

    Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law helps families respond to the legal, financial, and personal challenges presented by long life, illness and disability. 

  • Tennessee 2-1-1

    Tennessee 2-1-1 serves as a statewide community health and human services referral line. 

  • Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

    Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability is the designated state agency on aging and is mandated to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state. 

Counseling Resources

  • Vanderbilt Work-Life Connections - EAP

    Vanderbilt Work-Life Connections - EAP is available to Vanderbilt staff including full-time, part-time and TempForce employees and their spouses. 

  • Alive Hospice’s

    Alive Hospice’s Grief Center offers a place of comfort for anyone facing a loss. Support is available to caregivers and families coping with a life-limiting illness as well as children and adults who are bereaved. 

Transportation Resources

  • Senior Ride Nashville

    Senior Ride Nashville is an affordable, assisted ride service that pairs a senior who needs a ride with a volunteer who can give one. 

  • GoGo Grandparent

    GoGo Grandparent turns on-demand transportation companies like Lyft into services that help families take better care of older adults. 

  • Metropolitan Social Services

    Metropolitan Social Services provides transportation to certain area nutrition sites in Davidson County. Call 615-862-8840. 

  • Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency

    Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency provides curb-to-curb transportation in the 12 counties surrounding Davidson County on weekdays. Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance for local trips and 72 hours in advance for out-of-county trips. 

  • Nashville MTA Access Ride

    Nashville MTA Access Ride operates specialized van services for persons with disabilities who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses. Access provides door-to-door paratransit service within Davidson County, excluding commuter or express service. 

This page is provided as a list of resources only. The Child & Family Center and Vanderbilt University do not endorse these references. These resources are not exhaustive but a sample of local resources.