Dr. Jennifer Graves Named President of The STAR Center

The STAR Center board is excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Graves as President of The STAR Center effective June 1, 2022. Graves previously served as the founding Director of the Union University EDGE Program, which provides a post-secondary education for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. She also served as an adjunct instructor; […]

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Feedback for Good – Giveaway!

Have you heard about how The STAR Center is making Tennessee a place where people with disabilities can make their dreams a reality? Help us create (at no cost to you!) up to $15K to dedicate to helping people with disabilities! By giving your feedback on 75 brands, you can help us reach our goal! […]

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Jobs That Improve Life for People with Disabilities

Disability is more common than you think — in fact, 61 million adults in the U.S. have some type of disability. There are many kinds of functional disabilities that can affect a person’s lifestyle. Mobility disability is the most common type of disability, and usually affect’s a person’s ability to move around. Meanwhile, cognitive disability will likely […]

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Communication is Key!

Since the dawn of time, communication has been identified as a complex process prone to errors, oversights, and misunderstandings. A number of clients leave home care companies each year due to poor communication or a complete lack thereof. Common issues often include the use of too much “jargon” or simply not truly listening, which hinders […]

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Mobility Issues in the Senior Community

Mobility problems in older adults may be attributed to several common conditions: muscle weakness, joint problems, pain, disease, and neurological difficulties. At times, several mild problems occur at once and combine to affect mobility more seriously. There are many physical considerations to ponder concerning seniors who have mobility impairments. However, mental and emotional state of […]

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Hearing Loss in Aging Adults

One in 3 adults over age 65 has hearing loss. It is potentially the most common problem associated with aging. Older people who can’t hear well become depressed, or they may withdraw from others because they feel frustrated or embarrassed about not understanding what is being said. Sometimes, older people are mistakenly thought to be confused, […]

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Statewide Expansion for the STAR Center

Since their humble beginnings in borrowed space, located in the basement of West Jackson Elementary School,The STAR Center has been on a mission. That mission is to help any person with any disability realize theirpotential. This has enabled them to impact tens of thousands of families since their founding in 1988. In thebeginning, there were […]

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