Focus on Seniors 2022

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Welcome back to Focus on Seniors --- however you choose to define the term!  For this ongoing series, we invite everyone of any age who would like to plan wisely for a long and happy, and healthy life for themselves and for those they love.

After a hiatus due to COVID, we will soon return to in-person programs at the library.  In conjunction with our dedicated partners at the Blount County Community Action Agency Office on Aging, over the next several months we plan to offer a series of events on topics ranging from detangling the mysteries of Medicare to accessing those inflation-beating benefits which you worked so hard to earn. 

On September 21 at 11 AM in the Dorothy Herron Room, nurse and fitness expert Terri Stewart starts us out with some quality-of-lifesaving tips on how to prevent falls.  Whether you are a senior (however you define that!), or you care about a senior, or you someday expect to be one, we hope you will join us! 


Terri Stewart, a registered nurse and the SAIL instructor, will talk about Falls Prevention Month and steps to prevent falls from happening. 

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In October, join us for Medicare Enrollment Counseling with our friends at SHIP! Appointments will run 9 AM - 4 PM and will be held in Study Rooms B and C.  Call the office line at 865-691-2551 ext. 4308 or the toll free line at 844-887-7447 to set up your appointment! 

Benefits Enrollment

Joani Shaver, SAFER Homes Manager for the Office on Aging, will join us on November 16 for our Medicare & Part D lecture. We will have SHIP appointments from 9 - 10:30 AM and again from 12:30 - 3:30 PM. Call the office line at 865-691-2551 ext. 4308 or the toll free line at 844-887-7447 to set up your appointment! 

Teresa O'Mary, the Director for the Office on Aging, will talk about Medicare Savings Checkup, CHOICES, Options, SNAP, Low-Income Rx Subsidy, LIHEAP, and other services. The Office on Aging will have benefit screenings with their staff from 9 - 10:30 AM and 12:30 - 3:30 PM.  Call at 865-724-1219 to set up your appointment. 


Matthew Haralson, attorney at Kizer and Blacks, will explain the different types of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney on March 15. 

Dr. Kevin James from the Blount Memorial Senior Care Partners will offer a compassionate discussion of Alzheimer's, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia on April 19.