Bobbie Yoder is a Senior AIDES
Senior AIDES Program
400 Harriet Tubman St.
Suite 207, Family Investment Ctr.
Knoxville, TN 37915
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mission: The mission of the Senior AIDES Program is to enable older persons to work 20 hours per week to earn an average rate of minimum wage, currently $7.25 per hour. The program not only provides income and training for the enrollees, it also contributes invaluable services to the community. Senior AIDES provide an average of 77,000 hours of service to the community each year.
Number of authorized enrollees: 46
Eligibility Criteria: Minimum age of 55, low-income, resident of Knox County
Funding Source: Title V of Older Americans Act administered by the United States Department of Labor, National Senior Citizens Education & Research Center
Grantee and administrative support: Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Knoxville
Staff: Adrienne Walker, Project Director and Frankie Slay, Job Developer
Training Opportunities for Senior AIDES
Senior AIDES improve and learn new skills through on-the-job training, classroom training, job development services, model training by private sector employers, or a combination of these activities. Recent training activities have included the following: Clerical and general office skills, keyboard and computer literacy training, computerized customer services (e.g., data entry and word processing), geriatric homemaker, and certified nursing assistance.
|NON-PROFIT AGENCIES SENIOR AIDES ARE ASSIGNED
Big Brothers/Sisters of East TN
Candora Arts Center
Carpet Bag Theater
Cerebral Palsy Center
Cerebral Palsy Home
Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Emerald Ave. Youth Foundation
Energy Assist & Housing Serv.
East TN Tech. Access Center
Family Justice Center
Knoxville Career Center
Knoxville City Schools
Knoxville Urban League
O’Connor Senior Center
Office on Aging-Project LIVE
Senior AIDES Project
Sertoma Learning Center
So. Knoxville Neighborhood Ctr.
TN Department of Safety
U.S. Marshall’s Office
Volunteers of America
Wee Golf Course
West Neighborhood Center
Senior AIDES Advisory Council
Attorney Mark Brown (Businessman)
Frankie Slay (Program Job Developer)
Bob Sexton (Cerebral Palsy)
Sue Massingil (O’Connor Ctr.)
Jackie Robinson (Urban League)
Adrienne Walker (Program Director)
Valerie Upton (Administrative Parks and Recreation)
Senior AIDES funds are designated for salaries, benefits, and training of enrollees. All administrative costs are provided through local resources.