Through the Consolidated Planning process and from community member feedback, Shelby County Housing identified senior services as a growing need. Specifically, community members identified recreational, educational, and job training programming as a priority need for seniors in the Urban County which is Shelby County outside of the City of Memphis. For fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020), Shelby County has awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to Creative Aging Memphis which will allow the organization to provide recreational and educational programming/services to seniors in the Urban County.
The communities of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington will each be able to request up to 12 musical performances and/or hands-on workshops and 4 senior studio (multi-session) classes to be hosted at a specific location in their community. Musical performances, hands-on workshops, and studio classes are generally one hour long. Eligible citizens are residents of the Urban County who are at least 55 years old or who meet the age requirement of the specific senior or community center that hosts the entertainment or educational activity.
For information on scheduled CDBG funded public service activities, please contact a representative of the community or communities of your interest or see the contact information sheet.