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State COVID-19 vaccine resources available to help seniors make appointments and set up rides to vaccine sites.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources for Seniors

After an extremely difficult year, especially for our seniors, the COVID-19 Vaccine gives hope for a return to a new normal.

The COVID-19 Vaccine rollout offers hope for a new normal, especially for those drastically impacted by the pandemic, like our senior community. The My People Senior Activity Center has worked to continue offering services including meals, care packages and virtual games via Facebook Live. Sarah’s Fund is happy to contribute and ensure the seniors in the area have opportunities to stay connected and have access to essentials. 

In an effort to continue combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some vaccine resources for Tennessee seniors, as well as updated guidelines from the CDC.  

Vaccine Resources for Seniors 

The Tennessee Commission of Aging and Disability is offering assistance to those who need help signing up for a vaccine appointment or need a free ride to the appointment. Seniors can call 1-866-836-6678 for help with appointments or setting up a ride. Rides can also be set up online at TN.gov/Aging/Resources/Transportation-map

Remember, while the vaccine helps combat the spread of COVID-19, it is still important to follow the CDC guidelines to help protect yourself and others detailed on the website.

Homebound Senior Vaccine Options 

The state of Tennessee is contracting with home health agencies to provide COVID-19 Vaccines for homebound seniors. Homebound seniors who have not received and are not scheduled to receive the vaccine, are eligible to be added to the list of Tennessee residents to receive this vaccine at home. For more information, call the Area Agency on Aging and Disability at 1-866-836-6678.

Vaccine Facts

There is no charge to you for the COVID-19 vaccine. Providers can not deny anyone who does not have health insurance coverage, is underinsured or is out of network. No additional services are required during your appointment for the vaccine. The CDC has more facts and information concerning those 65 years and older and the COVID-19 Vaccine on their website

Senior Health Expo 

The My People Senior Activity Center is hosting a Senior Expo Drive-Thru from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, April 30. The exhibition features exhibitors for senior healthcare services, free lunch, door prizes and a free cleaning supply bag (one per household). Reservations are required. Call 865-453-8080 to reserve your spot. 

Senior Expo Drive-Thru on April 30

Senior Expo Drive-Thru Features Healthcare Resources

Check out the Senior Expo Drive-Thru on April 30 to learn more about health services and products for seniors.

My People Senior Activity Center is hosting a Senior Expo Drive-Thru from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021. This event features several resources concerning senior healthcare, services and products. 

Featured exhibitors include healthcare providers, insurance companies, local pharmacies and others. Free lunch and door prizes will be distributed, along with a free cleaning supply bag (one per household). 

The event is free, but registration is required. To reserve your spot, please call the My People Senior Activity Center at 865-453-8080.

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Kizzy Scott Circle Donate To Sarah’s Fund

The Kizzy Scott Circle Ladies Group Donates To Sarah’s Fund

The ladies of Kizzy Scott Circle at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Greeleyville, SC, donate to Sarah’s Fund.

The group’s namesake, Kizzy Scott, was Sarah Timmons’ grandmother. Throughout her life, Sarah was very active in her church and this group. She especially enjoyed baking her famous pound cakes for fundraisers. It would be impossible to count how many contributions Sarah made to community causes in her lifetime through her selfless act of baking. Now, that tradition continues as the ladies from Kizzy Scott Circle lovingly prepared a donation for Sarah’s Fund.

Kizzy Scott Circle gathered donations and sent their gift to the Dolly Parton My People Senior Center, which allocates Sarah’s Fund to seniors living in Sevier County, Tennessee. Their hard work and dedication to serving others is a beautiful testament to Sarah Timmons.

Sarah Timmons and Harriet Welch
Sarah Timmons Baking
Kizzy Scott

 

Meals, Care Packages And More At The Dolly Parton My People Senior Center

Meals, Care Packages And More!

The My People Center continues to serve community seniors with meals, care packages and even virtual games.

The Dolly Parton My People Center and Sarah’s Fund continue to ensure seniors are staying connected, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, through meals, care packages and more. This pandemic has taken a toll on seniors, but with efforts like this, we can provide our local seniors with necessities and fun, safe interactions. 

Monthly food packages and hygiene bags are being distributed to area seniors. In addition, more than 2,000 prepared meals are delivered monthly through the “Homebound Senior Meal Program.”

Every afternoon, virtual games bring seniors together, even when they have to stay apart. This fun, interactive solution allows seniors to be social while avoiding any adverse risks. Maintaining social interaction is important, especially for seniors, who have been largely impacted by isolation over the past year.

The meals, care packages and virtual games, along with other offerings, are made possible with support from the community. Thank you for continuing to help our local seniors.

Pictured above: Karen Estep, Office Manager and Jane Howes, Director

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Support Area Seniors By Donating To Sarah’s Fund on Giving Tuesday

As we all know, our senior community has been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Sevier County, many seniors do not have relatives who live nearby which has made circumstances especially hard for many of them this year. Knowing this, we are committed to doing everything we can to love and protect our most vulnerable. By giving to Sarah’s Fund on Giving Tuesday, you have the chance to make a difference in the everyday lives of our senior citizens. Together we can give them the support they need during these uncertain times.

Sarah’s Fund

The Sarah Timmons Activities Program (Sarah’s Fund) honors the legacy of Sarah Scott Timmons by providing monthly activities and assistance for Sevier County Seniors. Sarah’s Fund was developed in partnership with S.D. Professionals’ President, Jacob Timmons, and the Sevier County Council on Aging staff at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center. Together they work to identify seniors isolated at home as well as lacking the ability to attend activities outside of their home or healthcare facility.

Through the generous support of people like you, Sarah’s Fund has donated more than $10,000 to the Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center, with $5,000 allocated in 2020 to assist in providing emergency meals to area seniors during the COVID-19 crisis.

Even during the pandemic, Sarah’s Fund is determined to continue the core mission, which is to support area seniors. Please consider joining us in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our seniors.

 

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