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All FiftyForward centers have resumed in-person activities (following CDC protocols).

After closing our centers to in-person activities last March, we are happy to announce in-person programming has resumed at all Fifty Forward centers. RSVPs are required for class participation at every center. Contact your preferred location here.
FiftyForward is eager to find ways for our members to connect. As we continue to listen to officials regarding best practices we are also committed to offering older adults safe connections and socialization which are critical to good mental and physical health.
Check out our fun and engaging virtual/online and outdoor programming, too! There’s something for everyone.
Our team is committed to providing 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.

FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center is a partnership between FiftyForward and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee

The center provides enrichment for older adults through age-appropriate health, wellness, social, and educational opportunities. As the center is co-located at the Bellevue Family YMCA, FiftyForward is able to offer individual and group exercise classes in a wellness environment. Our facility opened in 2006, and this unique partnership was the first of its kind in the country. All Bellevue YMCA members who are 50+ are automatically enrolled members of J. L. Turner Center. Please stop by or a call to learn about all of the wonderful activities that our members enjoy!

For more information on membership, please visit the Bellevue YMCA/FF website.

Location Quick Info

FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center
8101 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone Number:

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center operates transportation two days a week to bring members who are no longer able to drive to our center. For more transportation information, please contact the center at 615-622-3040.

If you need other transportation assistance, please contact AccessRide 615-880-3970, or call Senior Ride Nashville, 615-610-4040.

FiftyForward Fresh/Meals On Wheels

In West Nashville, FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels partners with the Bellevue Church of Christ for this program to provide meals in this geographic area.

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Signature Events

Our signature event is “An Evening in …” an annual event with rotating themes held each fall. The event features dancing, dinner, live music, a silent auction, and more. Last year “An Evening at the Disco” was a success with more than 100 in attendance at our beautiful sister center FiftyForward Martin Center.

FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center hosts unique and innovative programs for our members including educational talks with local universities, potlucks, lunch and learns, and many other social and recreational activities. We also partner with the Bellevue Family YMCA on multiple events throughout the year.

Class Activities & Clubs

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FiftyForward J. L. Turner Team

Ashley Hunter Center Director, J. L. Turner Center and Director, Victory Over Crime
Vacant Assistant Center Director, FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center

Advisory Council

Matt Creekmore, Chair
Vacant, Vice-Chair
Brenda Butler, Chair of the Accreditation Committee
Kathy Cleveland, Chair of the Outreach Committee
Sue Baumgartner
Jad Duncan
Maxine Caruth

Group Volunteer Opportunities:

RSVP Program

Individual Volunteer Opportunities
  • Ambassador
    Serve as a contact point for member questions and class sign-ups.
  • Class Leader/Instructor
    Help plan and/or lead new activities for our members i.e. crafts, games, etc.
    Commitment – 1x/month or 1x/week, depending on how often the group meets
  • Service Club
    Help out with our monthly service project with an area nonprofit.


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the center at 615-622-3040.
For more information on donations and support opportunities, please visit our Invest In FiftyForward page.

The Bellevue Family YMCA and FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center is a partnership between the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and FiftyForward.