Adult Protective Services
To report abuse, neglect, self- neglect and financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled adult.
1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366)

Alzheimer’s Association 24-Hour Hotline              

Dept. of Intellectual & Development Disabilities


Disability Rights Tennessee

Legal Aid Society of East Tennessee

Works to ensure equal justice for elderly, abused, and low income persons, providing a wide range of civil legal assistance and advocacy.
423-464-5481 (Cleveland, TN Office)

Medicare Fraud (TBI)


Medicare Hotline

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill



​Safelink is a Federal Lifeline program that provides a FREE cellular phone and airtime each month to income-eligible customers who apply and qualify for the service.


Social Security Hotline

Southeast Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Choices Program, Congregate Meal Program, Family Caregiver Support Program, Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, Health Promotion Programs, Relative Caregiver, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA)
Choices Program (Family Caregiver Support, Personal Care Services, Minor Home Modifications, Respite Care, Personal Care), Homemakers Services, OPTIONS for Home and Community Based Services
423-745-8095 (Local Phone Number)

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Provide free and objective Medicare counseling and assistance.

Tenncare Hotline

TNcare Consumer Advocacy
Helps Tennesseans get, use, and keep TennCare.

Temmessee Department of Veterans Services


Tennessee Disability Coalition

Tennessee Help Line

Tennessee Senior Olympics


 Veterans Administration

McMinn Senior Resources

  • ​​​Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels  program provides a noontime meal that consists of one-third of the RDA daily nutritional requirements.  Please call us 24 hours in advance at 423-745-6830 to reserve your lunch for the next day. If you signed up for lunch and are unable to make it please call us to cancel. There is a $1.50 suggested donation for seniors 60+. Seniors must register each year to take part in the lunch program. Please contact Home Delivered Meals Coordinator Yola Arrington at 423-745-6830 for more information. The lunch menu is available online.

**Please note: if Hamilton County schools are closed lunch will not be served.

For more information on how to sign up for either of the meal programs please call the Toll-free number at: 1-800-836-6678. All calls are kept confidential. You can also complete and fax in the referral form to begin the referral process. Click here for the Referral Form.

  • Temporary Meal Program

​​Do you know a homebound senior citizen who would benefit from a good meal? Home-bound seniors who cannot prepare their own meals and are unable to receive Meals on Wheels or are waiting to receive Meals on Wheels may be eligible to participate in the Temporary Meal Program. The McMinn Senior Activity Center recommends that seniors call the toll free number 1-866-836-6678 to see if they qualify for the Meals on Wheels program before applying for this program. Click to links below for more information on this program. This program is funded in part by grants from the: McMinn Community Fund|East Tennessee Foundation, Athens Federal Foundation, & VEC Customer Share.

  • Lunch with Family and Friends

The McMinn Senior Activity Center serves meals Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Meals are available to anyone 60 years old and older, as well as their spouses, at no cost, although a donation of $1.50 is suggested.  Lunch with Family and Friends is  a nutritious meal is made available to seniors that are able to travel to the Senior Center.  Family and friends are under the age of 60 are invited to attend for a cost of $5.00 for the meal. Transportation is available to the sites if needed by calling the SETHRA bus. Lunch is served Monday through Friday** starting at 11:30am.The lunch menu is in the monthly newsletter, and is posted online and in the lobby of the Senior Center. Certain qualifications must be met to participate.

SNAP helps over 4 million seniors aged 60+ buy healthy food every day. Did you know 3 out of 5 older adults who qualify for SNAP are missing out on the benefit? Get the facts and see if you or a loved one can qualify.

  • Medicare Part D Enrollment

​While Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D (prescription drugs) closed on December 7, 2016 if you are looking for information on getting Medicare Part D for the first time or if you have a change of circumstance, the McMinn Senior Activity Center has counselors that are available to help you make the best choice. The information is non-biased and provided free of charge. Our volunteers are trained and certified by the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability and will offer you nonbiased Medicare Part D Plan choices. Call 423-745-6830 to schedule an appointment.

  • Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA)

SETHRA Transportation is the public transit division of SETHRA. The program allows almost unlimited access to facilities, shopping, doctors, etc through public transportation.​ Call 423-745-8095 for more information  or to schedule in pickup.

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

​Beginning February 2, 2017

​Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

The McMinn Senior Activity Center partners with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service.  While special attention is given to the older population, anyone of any age can use the service.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  Call 423-745-6830 to schedule your appointment.

You should arrive fifteen minutes before your appointment and bring the following forms with you: copy or last year's return, W-2 forms, unemployment compensation statements, Affordable Care Act form 1095-A, SSA-1099 Social Security benefits, Forms 1099 Interest, 1099-Dividents, 1099-Miscelaneous Income, Form 1099-R Pension or annuity, social security cards for your self and dependents.

State and Federal Assistance Resources

The following links are provided as a courtesy to our visitors. These sites are external to the McMinn Senior Activity Center and the Center is not responsible for their content or accessibility.


​​​​​​​​​​McMinn Senior Activity Center

The Senior Resource Center is your place for senior adults in McMinn County and East Tennessee to provide services and information that promote wellness and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.