Dialogue: Tennessee Seniors and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Feb 25, 2021

Tennessee’s elderly residents have been among the first to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and many are already making big plans for the next year. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and guests from the state, the East Tennessee region, and Knox County looked back at how the pandemic has affected the lives of Tennessee seniors over the last year and what that could mean for the future, for all of us.

Guests:

Dottie Lyvers, Director, and Judith Pelot, Nutrition Services Director: Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee and Office on Aging

Debra House, Interim Executive Director, Director of Development and Compliance: Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Jim Shulman, Executive Director: Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability

Aaron Bradley, Executive Director: East Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Other Links:

Adult Protective Services

Report Elder Abuse

Tennessee Family Caregiver Alliance

Tennessee Senior Law Alliance