Peggy Rowe

FiftyForward will host its annual Older Americans Month Celebration Breakfast on Tuesday, May 7, at GEODIS Park. Peggy Rowe, New York Times bestselling author, humorist and mother of Mike Rowe, creator and host of “Dirty Jobs,” will be the keynote speaker.

“We are delighted to have Peggy Rowe join us for our Older Americans Month Celebration Breakfast,” said Sallie Hussey, Fifty Forward CEO. “Attendees can look forward to laughing with her at relatable stories on the challenges and joys of aging, and together we will raise money to keep FiftyForward going strong for all of the 50-and-over adults who call Middle Tennessee home and look to us for connections and resources.”

The breakfast’s ticket sales will support FiftyForward’s education and wellness programs, supportive care services, FiftyForward Fresh meal deliveries, and volunteer opportunities. The 2024 breakfast honorary co-chairs are Rodes Hart and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smallwood. Sponsors include Ingram Charities, FortyAU, Nashville SC, Jackson National Life, HCA Healthcare, Inspire1 Coaching, Phillips Foundation, Tivity Health, Caterpillar Financial, Diversified Trust, Dollar General, Habermann Consulting, Publix, Truist, Enchiridion Foundation, and NES.

About Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The 2024 theme is Powered by Connection, which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being. Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Every president since John F. Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. For more information, visit

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