Alzheimer's regional office

Fran Gray

Individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease in South Central Tennessee now have a local source for education and support.

Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s new regional office in Tullahoma is open now, staffed with a Coffee County native familiar with needs and resources available in this community.

“There is a great need for support and education for people affected by Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. There has not been a presence of support for several years in Tullahoma and the surrounding counties,” said Fran Gray, Alzheimer’s Tennessee South Central Tennessee Regional Coordinator.

“Alzheimer’s Tennessee had the vision to plant an office here to serve Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln and Maury counties and places in between.”

Gray is a fourth generation Tullahoma business owner and church member. With those deep roots in the community, she has unique knowledge of the people here and their needs.

“We are building a network. I’m visiting all the surrounding counties to let people know Alzheimer’s Tennessee is here for them,” added Gray.

Alzheimer’s Tennessee invites everyone in the South Central Tennessee community to an “Ice Cream Social” to commemorate the grand opening of the Regional Office in Tullahoma set for Tuesday, July 31, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. The office is located at 207 North Jackson Street, Tullahoma.

“Let’s get together for an ice cream on the front porch and get to know each other!” said Gray. “It will be a great way to learn how we can help each other and help families here living with Alzheimer’s disease.”

Alzheimer’s Tennessee also maintains offices across the state in Knoxville, Cookeville, Johnson City and Nashville.

“Our organization was founded by a dedicated group of families and professionals 35 years ago to serve Tennesseans facing Alzheimer’s and related dementias,” said Janice Wade-Whitehead, President and CEO of Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

“We are excited that the interest and support shown by the people of the South Central Tennessee Region have allowed us to expand to bring local services to this community. With your help and Volunteer Spirit we will realize our vision to ‘Make Alzheimer’s a Memory’.”

Alzheimer’s Tennessee is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Its mission is to serve those facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, to promote brain health through education, and to champion global research, prevention and treatment efforts.

If you have questions about yourself or a loved one, you may call the Alzheimer’s Tennessee 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-ALZ-GATE (1-800-259-4283), which is designed to be a Gateway to services.