Important Announcement

FiftyForward centers are a great place for folks to gather, learn, and socialize. As we monitor coronavirus developments, we are working diligently to balance the needs of our members as well as potential risks.

Based on input and guidance from experts, we will be making the following changes. Beginning March 16th through April 30th:

  • Center programming and activities will be suspended.
  • Adult Day Services will be suspended.
  • Team members will establish some new ways to reach out.
  • FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels will continue to operate.

If you know of an older adult in need, please call us Monday-Friday at 615-743-3416. The health/wellbeing of our center members and program participants is paramount in everything we do at FiftyForward.


Nestled in a historic area of Northwest Nashville, FiftyForward Bordeaux opened in May 2007, as our smallest facility in what was previously the Bordeaux Library. This center offers many opportunities for engagement through programs, activities, and services for more than 2,000 older adults annually. FiftyForward Bordeaux serves a diverse community of older adults and offers opportunities for activities for fun, fitness, and fellowship in the community.

The leadership of FiftyForward Bordeaux seeks to ensure that members of this community are engaged in ways that strengthen them physically, socially, and spiritually and improve members’ lives through various programs. These programs include classes in nutritional, dance, fitness, music, drumming, exercise, art projects, day trips around the community and the planting of an annual community garden. FiftyForward Bordeaux is also one of our two centers that offer Metro Services congregate meals which deliver nutritionally sound meals to eligible older adults.

Location Quick Info

FiftyForward Bordeaux
3315 John Mallette Drive
Nashville, TN 37218
Phone Number:

Hours of Operation:
Center Hours: Monday–Friday.
Center Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Information about classes and activities can be found in the FiftyForward quarterly publication, Forward Focus

Please call anytime to arrange a tour.

Signature Events & Calendar

Hats off to Bordeaux! is this center’s signature hat party and fashion show. As the center’s most prominent annual event, it celebrates the historic community of Bordeaux and brings together FiftyForward Bordeaux members, community leaders, and local business partners.

April 2020 Calendar

Bordeaux Event Space

FiftyForward Bordeaux can be booked for special events such as family reunions, meetings and birthdays. Capacity is 49 people seated. Call the center at (615) 248-2272 to plan your event.

FiftyForward Bordeaux Team

Hiedy Jackson Facility Assistant/Driver, FiftyForward Bordeaux
Vacant Assistant Center Director
FiftyForward Bordeaux

Ways To Help


The center’s current volunteer needs include: Gardening, educational instruction (arts, crafts, fitness, genealogy, dance), &  recreational games. If you are interested in volunteering at the center, please contact Melvin D. Fowler, Center Director.

Center Wish List

Art supplies, bingo and game prizes, photography supplies (digital cameras, photo paper), room dividers, projector, laptops & more. If you have items to donate, please contact Melvin D. Fowler, Center Director.

For more information on donations and support opportunities, please visit our Invest In FiftyForward page.