By Randy C. Davis
President and executive director, TBMB
Sure, we see our own children and we often see other people’s children, especially in restaurants if they are misbehaving. But do you see nobody’s children?
These are Tennessee’s nearly 8,000 children currently in foster care, an increasing number due to the opioid crisis in our state and the resulting loss of parental custody.
And do you see Tennessee’s aging population? They are the rapidly growing number of seniors in our state who will need care in the coming years.
Currently there are more than 1.1 million people in Tennessee 65 years of age and older, and that number is projected to grow by 20 percent in the next nine years (by 2030). [Read more…]