Fiftyforward To Serve More Seniors With Expansion Into La Vergne, Tn

FiftyForward, a leading resource for adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee,  and the City of La Vergne Parks & Recreation Department have finalized plans to transfer the operations of the existing Senior Center, located at 337 Stones River Road in La Vergne, TN, to FiftyForward. The agency currently operates seven lifelong learning centers across Davidson and Williamson counties. The transition is effective on May 1, 2024.

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Squeeze The Day Podcast: At 99, Marilyn Nevens Shares Her Wit, Wisdom, And How To Be An Entrepreneur At Any Age

Marilyn Nevens suddenly became a widow after a happy and loving marriage of almost 58 years. She thought her world had ended and at the time, in many ways it had. Then she found a new beginning at a senior center just outside of Nashville. Today, Marilyn is known as the matriarch and co-founder of the FiftyForward Card Crusaders, a group of women who have found support in one another and a meaningful purpose while crafting the most beautiful works of art, detailed greeting cards made with the Iris paper folding method.

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When Should Older Adults Get Hitched?

More seniors are finding love later in life and enjoying satisfying relationships. Statistics show that senior men and women alike have longer total and active life expectancies. Being wiser after a lifetime of experience with relationships, seniors are enjoying life with an equal partner and less conflict. If you are a senior about to enter into matrimony, there are points to consider

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Work Out Wakeup Call: Why Staying Fit Gets More Important as You Age

When it comes to staying fit, age is nothing but a number. It doesn’t matter how many candles are on your cake, exercising regularly is important. However, as the body ages, it becomes more vulnerable to things like illness, falls, or cognitive decline. Maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle can keep you feeling young, fresh, and energized well into your senior years.

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Nashville Greenways Provide a Fun and Safe Way to Enjoy the Outdoors

In the heat of summer, when it’s too stuffy to stay inside, lots of people like to take advantage of the sunshine and participate in outdoor recreational activities. In addition to being one of the safest ways to enjoy time with your family and friends while still maintaining good social distancing, there are many health benefits to regular exercise and outdoor recreation. One of the quickest and most accessible ways to start up a new outdoor activity is to walk on one of Nashville’s extensive network of greenways.

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Enjoy summer activities, however, beware of excessive sun and heat exposure

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. However, it’s important to respect the heat and take precautions. Sun and heat exposure can be particularly dangerous for either end of the age spectrum -- children and older adults. In the case of older adults, make sure you, or someone you trust, is checking on older family members and friends who may live alone.

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