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+ can enroll as a FiftyForward J.L. Turner member at no additional cost. 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
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Center Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please call anytime to arrange a tour.

If you like what you see here about our center activities for active, independent older adults but think your loved one would need more support to thrive, please check out our FiftyForward Friends Adult Day Services programs.

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FiftyForward J.L. Turner Center operates a transportation route 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/WeGo Transit 615-880-3970, or call Senior Ride Nashville, 615-610-4040.

FiftyForward Fresh/Meals On Wheels

Since 1969 our caring volunteers have delivered thousands of nutritious meals and safety checks, offering hope to older adults at risk from hunger and loneliness in our Nashville community.

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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, FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center
Mac Huffington Program Coordinator, FiftyForward J.L. Turner Center

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 center service projects with area nonprofits.


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.