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.


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

Connie Rigsby Center Director, FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center
Vacant Assistant Center Director, FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center
Vacant Office Assistant, FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center

Advisory Council

Matt Creekmore, Chair
Bob Allen, Chair of the Accreditation Committee
Kathy Cleveland, Chair of the Outreach Committee
Sue Baumgartner
Brenda Butler
Maxine Caruth
Tim O’Brien

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.