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J . L . Tu r n e r C e n t e r April Newsletter FiftyForward enriches the lives of adults 50+ by providing pathways to health, well-being, and lifelong learning. April 2014

Letter from the Director Dear Turner Center Members, We are excited to announce that the “Turner at Twilight” activities will be in fullswing starting this month! This new programming is geared towards the baby boomer generation, but all Turner Center members are welcome to participate in the various activities we have planned. Most of this new programming will take place in the early evenings during the week or on Saturdays to accommodate individuals who may still be working. The staff is excited to be offering opportunities for more members to take advantage of the social and educational activities that the Turner Center has to offer. Please feel free to ask us if you would like additional information about “Turner at Twilight.” ~Megan

Give of Yourself Did you hear about the Girl Scout in Oklahoma City who has sold 18,107 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year? Everyone is wondering how she has sold that many cookies. She said she is persistent and asks everyone she sees to buy a box or two. I will respectfully add that the belief in her cause, the Girl Scouts in this case, motivates her to be so persistent. Over the centuries belief in a cause or purpose has begun wars, cost people their lives, saved peoples lives, and motivated people to raise billions of dollars. Best Health magazine sites giving to others as a way to increase your life expectancy! Do you want to do

that? I certainly do! Take a look at the things you do everyday and find a place in your circle of influence that allows you to give of yourself to others. If you just pay attention, you’ll find a cause you can believe in right in your backyard. You have gifts, talents, time, and resources that you don’t realize you have— SHARE THEM! We here at the Turner Center hope that you will take a step of faith and reach out to help others this year. And, of course, we invite you to explore the opportunities we have for you at FiftyForward. We invite you to join us in a cause that we feel is the most worthy—YOU!

Volunteer News The FiftyForward J.. L. Turner Center staff would like to thank the over 50 volunteers who serve alongside us. Our volunteers help as: ambassadors, van drivers, special event assistants, office assistants, Green Team members, group facilitators and committee members. Thank you for all that you do!


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Special Events

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(all events are free unless otherwise indicated)

Can Epilepsy Affect Me as a Senior?: Tuesday, April 1 at 10:30a.m. Beginning Bridge Class: Tuesday, April 1 at 1:00p.m. This is a 5-week class. Chaffin’s Barn “Chaps”: Thursday, April 3 at 11:15a.m. $19 48 hour cancellation required! Love The Skin You’re In by Bellevue Medispa: Friday, April 4 at 11:30a.m. Mah-Jongg New Card Class: Tuesday, April 8 at 1:00p.m. Suntrust Presents Cover Your Assets: Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30a.m.

Discover RSVP: Well Wishes for Warriors: Friday, April 11 at 10:30a.m. Bob Ross Painting Class: Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30a.m. $25 Nashville Humane Association Puppy Visit: Wednesday, April 16 at 11:00a.m. Fun Friday! Casino Day: Friday, April 18 at 11:45a.m. RESERVATION REQUIRED Bladders Matter with Dr. Marcy Abel: Wednesday, April 23 at 10:30a.m. Tips and Snips Spring Gardening & Plant Exchange: Monday, April 28 at 10:30a.m.

On The Road with Joan—MOTORCOACH April Trip: World’s Biggest Fish Fry in Paris, TN. Saturday, April 26, 2014. $27 per person May Trip: Spring Music & Arts Festival in Historic Rugby, TN. Saturday, May 17, 2014. $30 per person June Trip: Red Barn Winery and Vineyards in Lafayette, TN. Saturday, June 19, 2014. $37 per person (includes boxed lunch) Make reservations with Joan Sincerbox at joan.sincerbox@comcast.net or 615-646-0059.

Arts and Crafts Beginning Drawing: Thursday, April 17 at 1:00p.m. OR 6:00p.m. This 6-week class includes all supplies for only $45! Choose the afternoon OR evening option. Crafting with Candace Lace Jewelry: Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30a.m. Choose to make either a bracelet, necklace or earrings. Only$12 which includes all supplies . Monthly Open Studio Time: Wednesday, April 16 from 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Bring your art project and we will provide a quiet, creative space in which you can work. $3 fee (refreshments served).

COMING IN MAY—Art Reception: Thursday, May 1 at 4:00p.m. Come see the work of your fellow Turner Center members. Light refreshments provided.


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Field Trips  

Candidate Forum: Wednesday, April 2 at 11:15a.m. $5

Shopping at Steinmart & Nothing Bundt Cakes: Monday, April 7 at 10:00a.m. $5  

Lunchin’ Around at Country Boy Café’: Tuesday, April 15 at 10:30a.m. $6 

Music for Seniors “The Ukedelics”: Thursday, April 17 at 12:15p.m. $7

Got Goat Milk? Noble Springs Dairy Farm: Monday, April 21 at 9:15a.m. $13 

Mystery Trip: Monday, April 14 at 9:45a.m. $6

Supper Club to Taziki’s: Monday, April 28 at 4:30p.m. On your own

Volunteer with RSVP: Operation Stand Down: Wednesday, April 30 at 10:15a.m. $5

Groups Gather Round: Mondays from 1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m. Contact Karen at kjforester@comcast.net Sit & Knit: Tuesdays from 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. Contact Mary Lou at mlpierce@bellsouth.net Line Dance: Beginner’s Class each Wednesday at 1:00p.m. Intermediate/Advanced class each Friday at 10:30a.m. Contact Louise at lgoodman00@comcast.net Book and Written Memory Group: April is a “Written Memories” month. Thursday, April 24 at 1:00p.m. Contact Ann at 646-8683 Quilting: Fridays, 11:15 am—3 pm. Contact Eva, at evacrsy@hotmail.com. Bellevue History and Genealogy Group: Fridays in April at 9:00a.m. Friday, April 4 at 9:00a.m: Issues Surrounding the American Revolution and the Signing of The Declaration of Independence with Reenactors Laura Blankenship Gove and Steve Gove Friday, April 11 at 9:00a.m: Aaron Burr w/reenactor Dr. Frank Jones Friday, April 18: Good Friday—NO MEETING Friday, April 25 at 9:00a.m: General Overview of DNA Testing and Understanding Your Results with Dr. Dave Dowell

Volunteer Opportunities April Turner Center Volunteer Opportunities: 

Well Wishes for Warriors 4/11/14

Fun Friday! 4 Dealers needed: 4/18/14

Operation Stand Down: 4/30/14

Outback Project: Thursdays in April

FiftyForward RSVP offers volunteer opportunities! Whether in the Turner Center or around the Nashville area, you can lend a helping hand. Call Liane Proctor at 743-3426 for more details or visit the website: www.fiftyforward.org.


FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center 8101 Hwy 100 Nashville, TN 37221 Phone: 615-646-9622 Fax: 615-673-8729 Website: www.fiftyforward.org www.facebook.com/FiftyForwardJLTurnerCenter E-mail: Megan Roller, Center Director, mroller@fiftyforward.org Nicole Longuevan, Program and Volunteer Manager, nlonguevan@fiftyforward.org Candace Waligora, Program Coordinator, cwaligora@fiftyforward.org Joan Sincerbox, On the Road with Joan Travel Coordinator, joansincerbox@comcast.net or (615) 646-0059

Turner at Twilight is geared towards “baby boomers,” but all members age 50+ are welcome!! Every month, Turner at Twilight will include off campus trips, recreational programming and informational sessions known as the “Main Course.” A light meal will be provided during the “Main Course” presentations. Please pick up a “Turner at Twilight” newsletter in the Turner Center lobby and see what fun and new evening/weekend activities we have planned.

Games Sudoku: Monday, April 7, 10:30a.m.-Noon. Contact Howard at hnphorn@aol.com. Bingo MOVES to Wednesdays!: Wednesday, April 9 at Noon. Sponsored by the Barton House. NEW! Sensational Scrabble: We will play again in May. Bunco Bonanza: Tuesday, April 22 at Noon. Please bring a snack to share with the group. Mah-Jongg: Tuesdays, 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Contact Jane at 218-7647 or janemock@comcast.net. *** Mah-Jongg Strategy Class on April 8 at 1:00p.m.*** Bridge: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:45a.m.-3p.m. Contact Ed at 646-9202. *** Beginning Bridge Class on Tuesdays in April. Reservation required.*** Canasta Players: Tuesdays, 9:30a.m-3p.m. Contact Sharon at sharonreesor@bellsouth.net. Billiards: Tuesday, April 8 and 22, 1:30p.m.—3p.m. Fun Friday!: Friday, April 18 at 11:45a.m. It’s Casino Day this month. We will be playing Poker, Texas Hold’Em, and Blackjack. Beginner’s welcome.


J. L. Turner Center April 2014 newsletter