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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 24, 2019

The Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III, recently was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Community Service Award by the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging. The court was recognized for a statewide initiative designed to improve older Tennesseans’ lives. The program, the result of a settlement of two related cases, provides dental, transportation, housing and legal services. The court reports that in the first year, more than 17,174 elderly Tennesseans have been served and more than 1 million people have watched a public television program about the initiative. The program is administered by Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle with the help of Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability Executive Director Jim Shulman, General Counsel Charles Ferguson, attorneys for the receiver Paul Davidson and Tera Rica Murdock, receiver William C. Matheney, and representatives of five nonprofit agencies: West End Home Foundation, HCA Foundation, Assisi Foundation, United Way of Greater Knoxville and the Memorial Foundation.