The mission of Tipton County Commission on Aging is to promote independence, wellness and advocacy to seniors, caregivers and their families in Tipton and surrounding counties.
The Tipton County Commission on Aging was chartered in 1976 to operate a congregate nutrition site that would provide a location for fellowship along with a nutritious meal for frail elders. As a 501(c) 3 organization the TCCA gradually expanded the programs through information and referral, outreach, and education. By the 1990‟s, it became apparent that the aging population was increasing and that more services were needed in order to prevent elders from becoming frail. Activities were expanded to include a variety of recreation and health related programs including physical fitness and a family and relative caregiver wellness program. These programs were provided at other locations in the county encouraging other seniors and caregivers to participate.
The diversity of programs offered and the number of participants has gradually increased throughout the years. Today, the TCCA serves more than 1,400 individual seniors, caregivers and their families annually. In addition, the TCCA offers a county-wide transportation program for isolated seniors to access services locally. Scheduled transportation is also provided for out-of-county trips as needed.
The TCCA strives to provide services to all seniors in Tipton County through a wide array of programs and services through the Covington Senior Center and from other senior centers and gathering places across the county. Locales in addition to the Covington Center include Garland and Munford Senior Centers, and Dunlap Retirement Center.
In 2005, the TCCA graduated from the three-year Program for Non-Profit Excellence offered by the Alliance for Non-Profit Excellence in Memphis, TN
The Tipton County Commission on Aging is funded by Tipton County Government and the City of Covington, Aging Commission of the Mid-South, and United Way of the Mid-South.