Area Plan on Aging and Disability 

GNRC is recognized by the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) as an Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD). 

In this role, the organization convenes local elected officials and other community leaders to develop an Area Plan on Aging and Disability that prioritizes federal funds made available to address the needs of older adults and to coordinate the implementation of a range of services to support aging Middle Tennesseans and their caregivers in GNRC's planning area. 

The planning area includes the counties of Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson.

Take Our Survey

GNRC is conducting community outreach to engage members of the public in a discussion about their concerns as they grow older.  Please help us prioritize our efforts by clicking here to take a short survey.

What is the Area Plan?

The Older Americans Act requires the creation of an “Area Plan on Aging and Disability” for the region every four years. GNRC is responsible for creating the Area Plan to reflect the statewide goals set forth by the TCAD and is primarily related to programs and services funded by that agency. The Area Plan addresses how GNRC will deploy TCAD-funded resources, and as such, is restricted to activities allowed by those funding sources.

Through this tool GNRC plans, funds, and oversees services to older adults and persons with disabilities through a combination of direct services and partnerships with community service providers.

How is the public involved?

GNRC holds at least one public hearing during the development of the four-year update to the Area Plan. In addition to the public hearing, an online survey will be available following the hearing to provide stakeholders the opportunity to offer input. Before the plan is adopted by the GNRC Executive Board, a draft plan will be made available online for public review and comment. Once posted, the draft plan will be available on the public notices page. 

FY23-26 Area Plan Public Hearing
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 
FiftyForward Knowles Center, 
174 Rains Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Following a formal presentation to the Executive Board, the plan is adopted and submitted to TCAD. Typically, the Executive Board's action on the Area Plan occurs during the March meeting. For more information visit GNRC's calendar of events.