All FiftyForward Lifelong Learning Centers remain closed
until we can safely reopen.

As conversations and planning continue concerning reopening businesses, we are listening to our city officials regarding best practices. Our centers remain closed to programs for now, but we are continuing to offer virtual programming continuing to keep our members active and engaged.
We miss our center and program participants very much, but the health and safety of everyone, especially adults over the age of 65, is our top priority.
Although our centers are closed, we continue to provide essential services and resources (especially food) to older adults in our community.
If you know of an older adult in need of assistance, please call our resource line at 615-743-3416. We are here to help.


In addition to a very busy class schedule including low impact aerobics, yoga, and Tai Chi, we offer an extensive list of health and fitness classes including Zumba and strength training as well as two fitness rooms with cardio and resistance machines.

FiftyForward Donelson Station is home to The Larry Keeton Theatre, the best place to see live theatre in Nashville serving up scrumptious dining and thrilling performances by some of the most talented performers and crew around. Learn more at The Larry Keeton Theatre.

Call the center for more information, to arrange for a tour or request a copy of the newsletter. Information about classes and events for FiftyForward Donelson is also printed in Forward Focus, available at the center and at area public libraries.

Location Quick Info

FiftyForward Donelson Station
108 Donelson Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone Number:

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7: 30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Office opens at 8 a.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


The Middle Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society offers more than 30 classes quarterly in lapidary arts including silver jewelry, faceting, scrimshaw, basic wire wrapping, cold connections, bead weaving and more at the center. Visit for a full listing.

Traditional activities also are offered at the center including billiards, cards, games, and bingo. Special events are plentiful and the center welcomes and hosts many community groups including the Donelson Hermitage Exchange Club and Business Network International. Ladies and Gents, a full-service hair salon,  is also located in the center as well as The Donelson Cafe, a restaurant, which is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Class Activities & Clubs

September 2020 Calendar

Donelson Station Event Space

Donelson Station offers a perfect venue for birthday parties, baby showers, wedding receptions, class reunions, etc.  Several spaces are available for events and the staff can provide detailed information about cost and availability.

Learn More

FiftyForward Donelson Station Team

Lisa Maddox Center Director, FiftyForward Donelson Station
Elizabeth Curtis Asst. Center Director, FiftyForward Donelson Station
Kelly Lavely Office Manager/Volunteer Coodinator, FiftyForward Donelson Station

The Donelson Advisory Council meets at 11:30 AM the fourth Thursday of each month.
All are welcome to attend.

Ways To Help


FiftyForward Donelson Station offers a wide variety of activities and projects that appeal to members and community volunteers. To inquire about where your talents, interests, and resources can be best utilized, please contact Angela Bryan, FiftyForward Donelson Station Center Director.

Center Wish List

Bingo prizes, gently used household items to sell in the Bargain Basement (no clothing or electronics), and dumbbells (4 lbs., 5 lbs., 8 lbs., 10 lbs.)

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