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Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services promotes ongoing economic security and independence for the people of Shelby County. We do this by promoting, coordinating and delivering services that address the underlying conditions for well-being and justice. We strive to be a highly organized team and partner, dedicated to promoting a strong community where all people are able to reach their full potential.

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Jun 03

Aging My Way

Posted on June 3, 2022 at 10:33 AM by Jessica Harris


Aging Commission of the Mid-South 

Aging My Way 

The Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965 was the first federal funding dedicated to creating services for older Americans. The Act created a system for provision of services such as nutrition programs, in home services, transportation, legal services, elder abuse prevention, caregiver supports, case management, senior centers, information and referral services, health promotion and disease prevention, and long term care ombudsman. Additional items funded by OAA include training, research, and senior community and employment services employment programs.

OAA established the Area Agencies on Aging and Disability (AAADs) to coordinate and offer services to help older persons remain in their home and make independent living an option for them. The Aging Commission of the Mid-South (ACMS) is 1 of the 622 AAADs in the US. We proudly assist seniors and persons with disabilities in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, and Tipton counties. As May is recognized as Older Americans Month, we take this opportunity to celebrate seniors who are “Aging My Way," our community partners providing services, the staff of ACMS and employees throughout Shelby County Government who make it possible for seniors to remain independent and contribute to their communities. 

To learn more about the Aging Commission and how it proudly assists seniors and persons with disabilities, please call 901-222-4111. 

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