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.


Nestled on 5.6 wooded acres, the center’s timber-framed entranceway impresses all who walk through our doors. Since opening in December 2002, FiftyForward Martin Center has seen significant, constant growth in membership and in community attention and use.

Members flock here for a spectrum of classes and programs. Popular exercise classes are Pilates, flex exercise, low-impact aerobics, Tai Chi, and yoga. Special interest groups respond to members’ programming requests: Wine Sippers, book club, art classes and the standard social attraction of card and board games.

FiftyForward Martin Center hosts many Brentwood/Franklin area civic groups for their regular business meetings. The center is also a popular venue for weddings, receptions, reunions, birthdays and other special events.

In addition, calendar highlights are printed in the FiftyForward quarterly publication, Forward Focus, also available at the center.

Location Quick Info

FiftyForward Martin Center
960 Heritage Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone Number:

To arrange for a tour, please call 615-376-0102 or email Barbara Hunt,

Signature Events

Spring: Music and Memories

This annual fundraising event for FiftyForward Martin Center features music from all genres. This event opens with a VIP reception at the center with a meet and greet with the artists, then live music performances at The Franklin Theatre.

November: Martin Masters Art Show and Sale

Martin Masters opens with a sneak preview and special reception on Thursday evening with wine and hors d’oeuvres. This is a ticketed event and those attending will have the first opportunity to purchase art before the show opens to the public on Friday and Saturday. Over the past six years, the show has featured more than 40 artists annually with attendance in excess of 600 over the three days.

Class Activities & Clubs

Activity Payment Form

September 2020 Calendar

FiftyForward Martin Center
Event Space Venue

FiftyForward Martin Center is reminiscent of a large mountain lodge set against a wooded background. Located at 960 Heritage Way in Brentwood, less than one mile east of I-65 and just north of the Brentwood Library on Concord Road, this state-of-the-art facility is suitable for a variety of social functions, both large and small. For your next occasion, FiftyForward Martin Center may be the perfect venue.

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Greeting Cards Now Available at FiftyForward Martin Center

Iris Folded “all occasion” cards made by the
talented members of the “Card Crusaders!”

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FiftyForward Martin Center Team

Barbara Hunt Center Director, FiftyForward Martin Center
Tonia Pyburn Office Manager, FiftyForward Martin Center
Vacant Program Coordinator, FiftyForward Martin Center and FiftyForward College Grove

Ways To Help


We are always looking for capable, caring and committed volunteers at FiftyForward Martin Center. Please take a minute to look over this list of volunteer opportunities.

For information on any of these positions, please contact You’ll enjoy fun and fellowship while contributing to the center and your community!

Reception Desk: Greet visitors, register participants for programs and answer the phone.
Facilities Set-up: Set up and arrange tables and chairs in the building for various programs and special events.
Landscaping Committee: Help keep our landscape looking beautiful by weeding, watering, planting and picking up trash.
Property Committee: Identify needs and help with general maintenance and repair of the center.
Kitchen Keepers: Organize the kitchen for special events and potlucks including set-up, heating the food and clean-up.
Newsletter Group: Fold, label and sort the center’s newsletter.
Data Entry: Input membership and volunteer data.
Welcoming Committee: Introduce new participants at social and special events. Organize the center’s New Member Luncheon.
Phone Calling: Make occasional phone calls as reminders or follow-ups.
Decorating Committee: Decorate for activities or special events at the center.
Membership Committee: Promote membership and encourage members to be active participants and recruit new members.

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