Senior Community Service Employment Program
Tina South

Executive Director

Tina returned to the Senior Activity Center as Executive Director in October of 2015 after working as the Activity and Program Director. Tina manages all day to day operations of the Center and guides the overall goals of the Senior Center.

The Staff at the McMinn Senior Activity Center is dedicated to serving older adults in McMinn County and East Tennessee.

Our Staff

The McMinn Senior Activity Center helps seniors find work, develop new skills and talents, and build their financial security by utilizing the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is an on-the-job training and employment program designed to help those aged 55 and older update their jobs skills, build work experience and confidence, and achieve economic security and well-being.

​Diane Hutsell

Development Director

Diane was excited to return to the Senior Activity Center in June 2021 as Development Director after a brief hiatus to work in senior assisted living. Diane works to partner the Center with the community to help provide the wide range of activities and programs to McMinn County seniors.

Faye Winger

Home Delivered

​Meals Coordinator

Faye works with hundreds of volunteers and coordinates all the routes to ensure that nutritious meals are delivered daily to the homebound. She also leads several workshops

and programs for the Center's seniors.

Are you interested in applying to the SCSEP program?
Participants must be at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system. SCSEP grantees include state agencies and 15 national non-profit organizations. For more information on SCSEP programs in your area, call the toll-free Help Line at 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627).

Senior Center SCSEP Front Office staff  Christine Lowery and Linda Smith.