Hello FiftyForward Friends,

For over 60 years we have joyfully welcomed older adults into our centers and programs with a desire to create community and reduce isolation.

While our centers and programs will remain closed to the public and for in-person programming in June, we are busy preparing for the day we can welcome you back.

Our lifelong learning centers are a space for individuals to learn new skills, volunteer, socialize, and feel safe. Our supportive care services provide hope and care to older adults, and their families, who need a bit more support as they age. As we open in the coming weeks, our programs will change some. What will not change is that FiftyForward will continue to support, champion, and enhance the lives of adults over the age of 50.

We are grateful to so many foundations, partner nonprofit agencies, and individuals who are helping us reboot. Our team is ready to return, although in a new way and with new-found understanding and respect for the meaning of this work, each other, and the connections we have with each of you.

We are eager to see you and it will be soon. Until then, we will keep you informed. Please stay safe and well.

and the FiftyForward Team

We need your help.

Please complete our annual FiftyForward Membership Survey by JUNE 19.

Your opinions are important. This survey will help us learn how we can best serve you (our members) as we work to support, champion, and enhance your life.

Online Survey

If you are unable to complete the survey online, please call your respective center and a staff member will be happy to help you complete the survey by phone.

We are NOW offering virtual programming on all of our center Facebook pages.
Join us, find your center Facebook page, click here!

If you know of an older adult in need,
please call us Monday-Friday at 615-743-3416.

Since our centers are closed and we’re operating essential services, the best way to help is to donate online so we can provide food or services to older adults who cannot get out and are isolated.



The goal of FiftyForward is to assist Adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee to live longer, more fulfilling lives through innovative programs and services. Committed and compassionate staff, volunteers and partners form a powerful leadership team positively impacting older adults, their families, and the community.

I would like to take this moment to thank you for the call I received last week regarding my health, wellness, and whether I need help in any way. This act of kindness is truly a hallmark of what this organization is all about. I thank you so much … keep up with the sterling services you provide.
Being a member of FiftyForward Bordeaux since October 2018 has been amazing. I’ve learned a lot about the program and its diverse services for members, staff, volunteers, and guests who are seeking to put their talents adept skills or abilities to good use in the community and also contribute to the tranquil ambiance of the center's location. Consequently, I sincerely appreciate the comraderies because I’ve become less introverted. FiftyForward Center Member
I am glad we have such a fabulous center. I love going there and socializing. FiftyForward Center Member
Our FiftyForward Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) volunteers provide much more than just academic support: they build relationships, encourage and inspire our students to be leaders. Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option Elementary
Previously I was eating fatty foods, this (FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels) changed my diet. Now I eat more vegetables and wholesome foods. I appreciate the people who take time out of their day to deliver this service. FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels Recipient
I am a full-time caregiver for my mother and the center gives me fun times with small acting groups.


At seven FiftyForward locations, five in Davidson County and two in Williamson County, members enjoy classes, activities, events, trips, and projects focusing on education, health, recreation, and volunteer opportunities.

VIRTUAL Programming available, please visit your center’s Facebook Page below.


We are NOW offering virtual programming on all of our center Facebook pages. Join us, find your center Facebook page, click here!

For weekly events, visit your local center page.

We are honored to be a national partner in this NIH Effort.