(NASHVILLE, TN) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) has been appointed to serve on the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. The appointment was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville).
The Commission is the designated state agency on aging to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state. For a number of years the Commission has administered state funds providing multipurpose senior center programs, public guardianship, homemaker services, and home-delivered meals. Twenty-six members serve on the policy and decision-making board with twenty-four members being appointed by the Governor.
“I consider it a high honor to serve on this commission to protect and improve services for senior citizens and those with disabilities,” said Senator Yager. “This is a matter of utmost importance to our counties in Senate District 11 and which is near and dear to my heart. We have many elderly and disabled citizens whose interest must be protected, especially as we face tough economic times.”