Haslam Forms Task Force on Aging

Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the formation of a Task Force on Aging, a group charged with creating a plan to improve the lives and care of older Tennesseans and their families through a collaboration of public, private and nonprofit leaders. He has asked the task force to focus on three areas: promoting healthy aging, creating livable communities and supporting family caregivers. Lipscomb University’s Charla Long, dean of the College of Professional Studies and The School of TransformAging, will chair the 11-member task force. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 14 percent of Tennesseans are 65 years of age or older. Learn more about the group and its members on Chattanoogan.com.