All centers remain
closed for in-person programming
until we can safely reopen.

As conversations and planning continue concerning the reopening businesses, we are listening to officials regarding best practices. Our centers remain closed for in-person programs for now, but we are continuing to offer virtual and outdoor programming 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.

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 Knowles was the first FiftyForward center established in 1956. From that single entity, the agency now operates seven centers in Middle Tennessee.

In 2002-03 through a special property arrangement with Metro Nashville and the Tennessee State Fair board, FiftyForward constructed and moved into our beautiful new building on the Fairgrounds: the Patricia Hart Building. With administrative and program headquarters occupying the second floor, FiftyForward Knowles uses the ground floor space for classes, activities, and events and is a proud member of the popular Wedgewood Houston community.

FiftyForward Knowles Choraleers

Location Quick Info

FiftyForward Knowles
174 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number:

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Events & Classes

The center bustles with a variety of programs and classes. Among the most popular are yoga, Tai Chi, day trips, SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, knitting, crocheting, and Choraleers (choral singing).

Information about classes and activities is available in our quarterly publication, Forward Focus, available at the center and at area libraries. FiftyForward Knowles can also be found on Facebook.

Class Activities & Clubs

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The Patricia Hart Building
at FiftyForward Knowles

The Patricia Hart Building is conveniently located just inside the entrance to The Fairgrounds Nashville at Wedgewood and Rains Avenues. Our facility is suitable for a variety of social and corporate functions, both large and small.

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FiftyForward Knowles Team

Sharie Loik Director, Patricia Hart Building, includes FiftyForward Knowles Center, Adult Day Services and FiftyForward Fresh
Georgina Dench Program Coordinator, Patricia Hart Building, includes FiftyForward Knowles, Volunteers & Adult Day Services
Courtney Robinson Patricia Hart Building, Program Manager

FiftyForward Knowles Advisory Committee

James Trent, President
Dorothy Baccus
Carolyn Billings
Jeff Boyton
Betty Crockett
Laverne Eagleson
Barbara Hall
Ossie Jefferson-Corley
Jim Johnson
Michelina Lenker
Avy Long
Joe Murray
Vonda Scruggs
Maurine Simpson
Janice Smith
Timena Torivor

Ways To Help


FiftyForward Knowles values and appreciates volunteers and in-kind donations and financial support. To inquire as to where your time, talents and resources can best be utilized, please contact Kim Anderson, Center Director, at 615-743-3400; or email

Invest In Us

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