Thank you for visiting SeniorConnectKpt.org!  The web portal connects Kingsport-area senior citizens, their families and caregivers, and concerned community members with provider and resource information related to aging with choices through one, easy-to-navigate website.

You’ll find that SeniorConnectKpt.org is easy to use.  You can choose from one of six categories (Information Services, Housing and Long-term Care, Quality of Life, Health and Wellness, Basic Needs, and Safe Living) or perform a more extensive search by browsing the nearly 50 subcategories of services.  There is a library of helpful articles on important topics, such as Social Security, TennCare, Medicaid, Medicare, and more.  A comprehensive Calendar of Events is also available for you to peruse.  Most importantly, you can be sure the information on SeniorConnectKpt.org is reliable and up-to-date.

SeniorConnectKpt.org is the result work accomplished by the United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK)’s Aging with Choices Vision Council.  This council, comprised of representatives from UWGK’s Member Agencies, community organizations, and community volunteers, was formed to determine what the “perfect world” would look like for seniors in our community.

The Aging with Choices Vision Council surveyed the community, held community forums, networked, and conducted research related to what was working well and where gaps existed.  A major gap identified was around seniors having access to aging-related information.  SeniorConnectKpt.org was developed to bridge this gap.

The UWGK partnered with the Kingsport Times News Digital Group to design and build the portal.  The First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability (FTAAAD) joined the partnership to manage the site and build on their mission of providing support services for persons 60+ and other adults with disabilities in the eight counties of Upper East TN.  Other important partners include AARP and the City of Kingsport as well as our valued sponsors noted on the “Sponsor’s Page.”

Your feedback will enable us to continually improve SeniorConnectKpt.org.  So, tell us what you think by going to the “Contact Us” page and giving us your input.   You may also email your suggestions and comments to Kathleen McLaughlin, website coordinator, at kmclaughlin@ftaaad.org.  Or, call Kathleen McLaughlin at (423) 765-0134.