Webinar: The Basics of Conservatorships and Alternatives

WEBINAR: "State of Aging in TN- Food Insecurity"
DATE: Friday, July 28th
TIME: 1:45-2:15pm cst

TN Commission on Aging and Disability


Join us for this brief webinar designed for community leaders, policy makers, and advocates who want the latest information on today's aging issues.

Topics will include quarterly data update, food insecurity among older Tennesseans, and potential solutions to this growing issue.


The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1963. The Commission 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. Our mission is to bring together and leverage programs, resources, and organizations to protect and ensure the quality of life and independence of older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities.

Interprofessional Care of the Older Adult

From the Portal of Geriatrics Online Education:

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Basics of Medicare and Medicaid 

Assessing Frailty: the Downward Spiral

Elders at Risk




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July Scam of the Month: Gift Card Fraud

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Council on Aging of Mid-TN

If you buy gift cards…use caution! Don’t judge the card by its package. Let me tell you about Kenneth.  He has two grandsons in another state that he does not get to see as often as he would like. So for holidays and special occasions he likes to send them a gift to say he is thinking of them. During Christmastime, he purchased a major brand gift card from a big box store and mailed it to his grandsons. Of course being so young, their mother was responsible for the gift card. Once, she opened the sealed packaging, she realized that her dad and sons had been scammed. A scammer took a photocopy of the original card’s barcode, affixed that to a different, worthless gift card, and put that into the packaging. Just with a quick glance, everything looked legit. Now all the scammer had to do was wait for money to be loaded on to it.  According to a unit chief with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it is very easy for scammers to see when the gift cards are activated because they use computer software that constantly checks the card balance.  Read more.....




TriMED Healthcare Education Summit   

Bringing healthcare groups together in Music City for 50+ hours of education

Register HERE

TriMed First Annual Conference

Welcome to the Vanderbilt-Reynolds Geriatrics Education Center!

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to education, research and clinical care in geriatrics. It has a long history of multi-disciplinary care for older adults provided at multiple-campus clinical settings, a vital educational environment and rigorous research programs.

Vanderbilt is pleased to be part of the Meharry Consortium Geriatric Education Center, a federally funded intiative to provide geriatric training for the healthcare workforce.

This web site offers geriatric medicine educational resources of interest to professionals of all disciplines in the field of geriatrics. We are pleased to bring these resources to our users, and we hope you return often.

James Powers, MD
Director, Vanderbilt-Reynolds Geriatrics Education Center

Need information on GGIG or Geriatric Update?

Quick Link to Geriatrics & Gerontology Interest Group (GGIG)

Quick Link to Meharry-Consortium Geriatric Education Center (MCGEC)

Dr. Powers presenting at the 2013 MCGEC Geriatric Update Dr. Powers speaking at this year's 2013 MCGEC Geriatric Update

Dr. Powers presenting at the 2013 MCGEC Geriatric Update

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB4HP19055, Meharry Consortium Geriatric Education Center. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.