AARP Tax Assistance

The McMinn Senior Activity Center serves over 450 seniors with free tax preparation each year, a savings of about $45,500.


Do you know a senior citizen, aged 60 and up that lives in McMinn County in financial need?

​​Senior Advocate

Our senior advocate is available to older adults age 50+ who need help finding resources or cutting through "red tape." Call 423-745-6830 for more information,

Medicare Part D Counseling

Medicare counselors provide services to over 700 seniors each year to assist them is selecting the best Medicare Part D plan with the most savings.

Health Education & Screenings

As both men and women age, health screenings become an important prevention mechanism for early detection of a potential health crisis.   

Since the McMinn Senior Activity Center was founded in 1974, our programs have helped individuals maintain their independence, while promoting healthy, safe and active lifestyles. Designed to enrich the lives of anyone from the ages of 50 to 100, the McMinn Senior Activity Center offers a wide variety of programs and services, including meal and nutrition programs; health, fitness, and wellness programs; public benefits counseling; employment assistance; volunteer opportunities; social and recreational activities, as well as educational and arts programs. Please call 423-745-6830 to find out more information today!

Through the Senior Safe at Home Program the Center will be able to financially assist senior citizens in McMinn County by providing funding assistance to help cover the costs associated with three of the main financial burdens senior citizens face today. These include Food Insecurity, Senior Safety, and Home Repairs & Weatherization. Funding for this program was provided by a generous grant from VECustomers Share and the Athens Federal Foundation.

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Nutrition Programs

The Nutrition Program at the McMinn County Senior Activity Center serves approximately 22,000 meals a year.

Lunch with Friends

The McMinn Senior Activity Center offers the Lunch with Friends Program where a senior citizen can not only get a free, nutritious lunch but also have the opportunity to socialize with the peers. This also allows seniors to attend workshops and get support from the community while at the Activity Center. The Center is a place to go for social activities and companionship along with a nourishing meal.

The Lunch with Friends serves over 3,300 meals to at-risk seniors each year.

Meals on Wheels

People who can’t make it to the McMinn Activity Center and who are homebound can look into home-delivered meals. The home-delivered meal programs, also commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels, bring food and meals to homebound seniors, which can help them to remain in their homes for as long as possible.  This program provides much more than food. It provides a wholesome meal plus a safety check and is sometimes the only opportunity for face-to-face contact or conversation that day. Please contact the Etowah Senior Center at 423-781-7632 to find out more information.