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SeniorConnectKpt.org Celebrates Second Anniversary

The United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) and the First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability (FTAAAD) are pleased to celebrate the second anniversary of SeniorConnectKpt.org—a comprehensive web portal that links seniors, their families and caregivers, and other interested community members to more than 50 categories of resource and provider information. As a community, […]

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SeniorConnectKpt.org Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2014 Innovation Award

SeniorConnectKpt.org and the First Tennessee Development District, based in Kingsport and Johnson City, Tennessee, received a 2014 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the SeniorConnectKpt.org project. SeniorConnectKpt.org is a comprehensive web portal that links seniors, their families and caregivers, and other interested community members to 50 categories of […]

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Area Agency on Aging & Disability Newsletter Available

The First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability (FTAAAD) has released its Fourth Quarter newsletter. To read about senior-oriented events and news in the Northeast Tennessee region, please visit the following link. To learn more about FTAAAD and the many services they offer, call 423-928-0224, or visit their website at http://www.ftaaad.org/content/index.php .

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Kingsport Carousel Project–CALL TO ARTISTS: Painters Needed

The Kingsport Carousel Project of Engage Kingsport and the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts announce a call to artists for work on 24 bird paintings for the Carousel.  The paintings will be done on 15-inch diameter disks of plywood covered with artist canvas.  Finished paintings will be mounted on the carousel’s upper inside […]

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The Carousel Project Announces ‘Campaign 2014’ “First Rider” Fund Raising Effort

The Kingsport Carousel Project of Engage Kingsport and the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts announces ‘Campaign 2014’ beginning July 15, 2013.  ‘Campaign 2014’ will invite 2014 carousel supporters to become ‘First Riders’ of the finished carousel with their donation of $100.  Each $100 donor receives 6 ‘First Rider’ tickets for the Kingsport Carousel.  […]

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Launch of mentalhealth.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced the launch of  MentalHealth.gov as an online resource for people looking for information about mental health. This website provides information about the signs of mental illness, how individuals can seek help, and how communities can host conversations about mental health. The website also features […]

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American University Radio Presents 5-Part Series on "Aging and Abuse"

The most recent estimates suggest 1 in 10 seniors are abused, neglected or exploited, and that has serious implications for individuals and communities. Victims of elder abuse are much more likely to end up in hospitals and nursing homes. Seniors lose almost $3 billion a year due to financial exploitation, which leaves them vulnerable and […]

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