Our Silver Neighbors program empowers older adults to make better choices about their finances. Trained volunteer peer ambassadors travel to community sites such as senior centers, churches and housing developments to educate seniors about topics such as scams and fraud, Medicare, life insurance products, budgeting and benefits. These learning circles help seniors better understand their financial circumstances and become more knowledgeable about the services available to them in the community.

Silver Neighbors in the past has been supported by the Plough Foundation’s CREA Initiative, Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation, along with the Area Agency on Aging of the Mid-South, serving 1300+ seniors each year and staff by Ambassadors who are trained to facilitate learning circles. This is a growing need and funds are limited at this time for expansion.


Silver Neighbors programming is free and available to senior citizens who reside in Memphis and Shelby County.


“Getting elders sophisticated about how they can be taken advantage of is extremely valuable and rewarding.”

– Janet Haire


Silver Neighbors has now served

more than 1,000

Shelby County seniors.

In 2016, our number of learning sites

increased from 94 to 101

and reached our goal of recruiting 20 senior volunteers, who are involved in every aspect of the program.

Also in 2016, we began training with financial institutions

First Tennessee Bank and Orion Credit Union

to educate their employees about helping to protect older adults from financial exploitation.


To learn more about the Silver Neighbors program, please call us at (901) 507-6644 or fill out the form below. Someone will be in contact with you soon!