The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching our quality of life, is pleased to announce that Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is one of 121 Tennessee nonprofits and governmental organizations receiving funding as part of a one-time Serving Tennessee’s Seniors grant opportunity.
Funding of Serving Tennessee’s Seniors was provided by the Chancery Court and administered by The Community Foundation through the settlement of a lawsuit initiated by Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper against both SeniorTrust and ElderTrust.
“We are especially happy that Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) has received a $25,000 grant to provide legal education to seniors in Upper East Tennessee, and give them tools to assess their individual legal problems,” said Deborah Yeomans-Barton, Managing Attorney for LAET’s Johnson City office. “Seniors will also have an opportunity to speak with a lawyer about their legal problems.” The program is available to seniors who live in the following counties: Carter, Cocke, Grainger, Green, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.
The Greene County “Serving Tennessee’s Seniors” session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Roby Fitzgerald Senior Adult Center, 203 North College Street in Greeneville. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., an LAET attorney will offer a presentation on Wills and Powers of Attorney. The session will continue until everyone present has been served. No appointment is necessary.
For more information on this program, contact LAET’s Johnson City office at (423) 928-8311, or call toll free 800-821-1312.