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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 Gracefully

Posted on June 3, 2022 at 11:17 AM by Jessica Harris

Community Services Agency 

We all know that growing older is a part of life and we each wish to age gracefully. However, the stressors of everyday life can shift the idea of aging gracefully into a somewhat unattainable goal. At Shelby County Community Services Agency, we love our senior community and work diligently to assist with the goal of aging gracefully. 

Every year, we service over 5000 seniors, ages 60 and over, in our various programs. We are especially proud to be a recipient of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) donation of $5000 for special utility assistance for our seniors. The financial assistance and supportive services we provide to these very important members of our community, can help to alleviate daily stress and enable them to attain the goal of aging gracefully. 

To apply for utility assistance, send an email to heather.watson@shelbycountytn.gov. The requirements for seniors to receive IBEW funds are below. 

  • AGE 65 AND OVER 
  • APPLIED TO UTILITY SERVICES ONLY
  • RESIDENT OF SHELBY COUNTY, TN. 
  • MUST HAVE PAST DUE UTILITY BILL 
  • MUST NOT HAVE ACCESSED ANY OTHER UTILITY SERVICES PROGRAM THROUGH CSA DURING THE CURRENT PROGRAM YEAR 
  • MAXIMUM ALLOTMENT IS $250 PER CUSTOMER, PER PROGRAM YEAR

If you are a senior in need of utility assistance, please call 901-222-4212.