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Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee . With an estimated 2016 population of 652,717, it is the cultural and economic center of West Tennessee and the greater Mid-South region that includes portions of neighborhing Arkansas and Mississippi. Memphis is the seat of Shelby County, the most populous county in Tennessee.

The Memphis Aging Commission offers programs that make a difference in the lives of all older adults and adults living with disabilities. From the older person who can remain at home if they receive the right services to those who are healthy and can benefit from the activities and socialization provided by our community-based programs, such as senior centers. Services include:
  1. Caregiver Information: Caregiver Information educates agencies, consumers, and caregivers about their roles and provides needed resources to them.  It is important for caregivers to understand  conditions, such as dementia, and to identify services to assist with specific needs.
  2. Homemaker Services: Services consisting of general household activities and chores and errands essential to the consumer's care are provided by a trained homemaker when the consumer is unable to perform such activities.
  3. Senior Volunteer Transportation Network: This program partners with agencies across the service area to connect senior riders with verified volunteers for transportation that is affordable, available, and accessible.

160 N Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-222-2300

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Every one in the neighborhood knows each other and has been in the neighborhoods for a very long time.
The community and the environment.
My town is age friendly because we have a number of employers who seek to hire seasoned workers. Also, the mass transit system and access to ride share services such as Lyft makes travel to work convenient.
People are rude and not acceptable
I would say the ages are half and half middle age but it's a friendly area a lot of the middle-aged or still working we do have a lot of retired teachers in our area

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How did Tennessee earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Tennessee has a state sales tax of 7.00%. Of particular interest is that Tennessee does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Tennessee has an effective property tax rate of 0.75%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Tennessee earned its state tax grade of B+.

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