About engAGING Communities
The engAGING Communities initiative began in the spring of 2020, when the UTC School of Nursing was awarded a grant by the Tennessee Department of Health to promote the CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative and the Tennessee Department of Health’s Dementia Friendly Community Toolkit in Hamilton and seven surrounding counties. This grant entitled the “Tennessee Dementia Friendly Initiative” enabled the engAGING Communities work group to serve the Southeast Tennessee region by promoting the importance of building dementia friendly communities and elevating the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias through connections to much needed support and community resources.
EngAGING Communities continues important work to advance the care of older adults in Tennessee. Current activities include
- Facilitating the Southeast Tennessee Dementia-Friendly Community Coalition
- Hosting and maintaining The Buddy Link Caregiver Resource and EngAGING Communities
- Launching INDEED: Intrastate Network to Deliver Equity and Eliminate Disparities.
For more information about EngAGING Communities or INDEED, please email [email protected]