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Pamela Cook needs a battery for her wheelchair. The 64-year-old widow from Nashville also needs Meals on Wheels, help monitoring her diabetes and assistance getting to the bus when she wants to visit her daughter in Louisiana. But the services she seeks are spread over a challenging maze of nearly two dozen state agencies.
To navigate that maze, she's been helped by Ronald Henson, a care manager with FiftyForward, a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services for adults over 50 in Middle Tennessee.