SHIP is a national program that provides free and objective
one-on-one counseling, information and help to people with Medicare, people who may need Medicare, and people looking into Medicare with someone else in mind.
For more information on SHIP, visit Tennessee Medicare Assistance.
SHIP's toll-free number is 1-877-801-0044
If you are 60+, applying for SNAP might be easier than you think!
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded, means-tested entitlement program that provides
certain low-income individuals and families with a monthly
benefit that they can use to buy food.
The Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability (SETAAAD) provides free application assistance.
For more information or application assistance, contact the SNAP Benefits Coordinator by calling 1-866-836-6678 or
For those Seniors Age 60+, Senior Neighbors offers a congregate meal
program. Hot, nutritionally balanced meals are provided every day
at no cost to participants. Another benefit of the nutrition program is free transportation provided by SETHRA.
For more details, or to see if you qualify, please contact or come by Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors.
Persons 60 years of age or older who are homebound and unable to shop for or prepare meals may be eligible for a home delivered meal. The meal, which may be hot or frozen, is nutritionally balanced.
Approval is required and must be obtained from The Southeast Tennessee Area on Aging and Disability. AAAD can be reached by calling 1-866-836-6678 (Chattanooga Office).
Come join the fun! Any adult aged 55 or over is welcome to join our center and participate in the many activities and services available. Everything is free to members. Just fill out an application and submit online or bring it by our facility.