Senior drivers in Sumner County are encouraged to sign up for the Tennessee "Yellow Dot" program, which is designed to provide first responders with an individual's medical information in the event of an emergency on the state's roadways. The information can mean the difference between life and death in the "Golden Hour" immediately following a serious incident.
Participants in the program will receive a Yellow DOT decal, a Yellow DOT folder, and a medical information sheet; a personalized photo will be taken and placed on the sheet. The participant will complete the medical information sheet which consists of their emergency contact information, medical information, recent surgeries, hospital preferences, current medications, insurance and physicians' information.
This information will be the sole responsibility of the participant and should remain in the glove compartment inside the yellow folder provided. The Yellow DOT decal will be placed on the driver's side rear window of their vehicle.
Enrollment sites are being set up across the state. Click here for the current locations.
Click here for the Yellow Dot program information packet.
Sumner County residents can received free tax help through the AARP Tax Aide program. This help is provided at no charge to low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those age 60 and older.
AARP Tax Aide e-files tax returns, including W-2s, 1099-MISCs. 1099-Rs, 1099-DIVs and 1099-Bs for free.
This service is offered Feb. 4 through April 15. Schedule an appointment at one of the following sites:
- Gallatin Public Library, Tuesdays, 452-1722.
- Hendersonville First Baptist Church, Wednesdays, 590-7370.
- White House Inn Library, Thursdays, 672-0239.
Visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669 for more sites.
Members of Leadership Sumner, the personal development program designed to educate potential and active community leaders, have pledged to raise funds for the Sumner County Drug Court so it can continue to provide services to individuals convicted of drug- and alcohol-related crimes.
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