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Donelson Station 108 Donelson Pike 615-883-8375 Center Hours: M-F 7:30 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

May depot Health/Wellness Fair SAVE THE DATE!!!!

Wednesday, May 28 10 am-Noon

This is a FREE event! Health Screenings, TDOT’s Yellow Dot Program,

Summit Audiology, Donelson Rehab, Chair Massages, Reiki Sessions, Weight Watchers, Diabetes information and so much more! Door Prizes too!! AND……………….

Our Bargain Basement will also be open! Be sure to stop by for some great deals!

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MAY TRIPS AND EVENTS National Prayer Day - Thurs., May 1. Donelson Place will host National Prayer Day, a day that brings together citizens from all backgrounds. Join us in praying for guidance for our leaders and grace upon us as people. This is FREE! Please sign up in the front office. We will leave the center at 9:45 am. Refreshments will be served. If you would like to drive your own car, meet us at Donelson Place located at 2733 McCampbell Ave. Health Benefits of Massage, Reiki & Qi Gong Presentation - Thurs., May 1. Learn about something new that has health benefits! Two of FiftyForward ’s own instructors will be here to answer any questions you may have concerning these classes. Join us for this FREE informational presentation. Sign up in the front office. Starts at 9:45 am. TACA Tennessee Craft Fair – Fri., May 2. Celebrate America’s rich craft heritage on the lawn of Nashville ’s famed Parthenon with the Tennessee Association of Craft Artist ’s annual craft fair. Enjoy food, family-friendly activities and an array of high quality crafts. This is FREE and open to the public! Leave the center at 9:45 am. Cost for the van is $5.00. How to Maximize your Social Security Benefits – Tues., May 6. Steven Coyne from Peachtree Planning will be here to discuss Social Security benefits. This presentation is for those of you who ARE already collecting benefits AND for those of you are NOT! This is FREE and begins at 9:45 am. Sign up in the front office. Lunchbunch to Noshville – Wed., May 7. We are heading to a New York Style delicatessen on Broadway. Noshville ’ s mission was to collect the dishes of the finest delicatessens everywhere and unite them in a total experience you will never forget! Leave the center at 10:45 am. Cost for the van is $5.00. Bluebird Café -Thurs., May 8. Another fun morning with great music at the world famous Bluebird Café! FREE donuts and coffee are included. Leave the center at 9:15 am. Cost for van is $5.00. Hiking Club – Fri., May 9. We are teaming up with Madison Station for this awesome hike! We will hike the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail in Ashland City. We will have lunch at the Riverview Restaurant and Marina which features seafood, a salad bar, and a menu for seniors. Leave the center at 8:15 am. Cost for the van is $6.00. “Caring for the Caregiver” Presentation – Tues., May 13. Heartland is a non-profit organization with a rich history of care for senior adults. Come learn about their array of living options and care. This is a FREE event and will starts at 9:45am.


TRIPS CONTINUED... General Jackson – Wed., May 14. Join us for Senior Day on The General Jackson! Come cruise with us! Lunch and entertainment are included in price. Cost for this trip is $32.00. Leave the center at 10:30 am. Center Lunch - Thurs., May 15. Join us for a comedy performance by Music For Senior’s own Sarah Martin McConnell and her husband Mickey! This comedy duo act will have you laughing until you cry. The Palm Tree Café will provide a delicious lunch! Cost for lunch and entertainment is $7.00 and begins at 11:30 am. Make sure to sign up! Lime Tiger Emporium and Lunch – Fri., May, 16. Lime Tiger Emporium in Murfreesboro is the perfect place to look for gifts that are outside the box. It’s an emporium of oddities and curiosities. The owners scour estate sales and work with local artists, consignors, antique and thrift stores to load their shelves. There are no two items alike in this store. We will eat lunch down the road at The Maple Street Grill. Cost for the trip is $6.00. Leave the center at 10:15 am. Senior Day at The Nashville Zoo – Mon., May 19. Cigna-HealthSpring and The Nashville Zoo are offering FREE admission to those age 65 and older. You MUST be able to show identification to verify your age. Leave the center at 8:30 am. Cost for the van is $5.00. Color Collision Water Writing – Mon., May 19. From 10 am until noon. We are going to try our hands at writing with water! It’s a fun activity for coloring large words as if they were tie-dyed. As you paint the letters with water, you will drop in ink colors that blend together along the wet path. Great for signs and names of your grandchildren! The cost for the class and materials is $10.00. Sign up in the front office. Mystery Lunch – Weds., May 21. Head out to a mystery location with James and the gang! This is a popular trip so sign up quickly! Leave the center at 10:45 am. Cost for the van is $5.00. Author Judy Broadbent Presentation-Thurs., May 22. Judy is the author of “Golden Days”. She is a freelance writer and a professor at Nossi College of Art. Come hear Judy’s story and all about her book writing experience. This is FREE and will begin at 9:45am. Supper Club – Thurs., May 22. We are going to dine at Anchor High Marina in Hendersonville. Beautiful views, great food and a relaxing atmosphere awaits you! Leave the center at 5:00 pm. The cost for the van is $5.00. Dragonfly Consignment and Queenfish – Fri., May 23. Dragonfly is loaded with new fashion accessories and gently used furniture. We will receive a 10% off anything we purchase that day! Come check it out! We will head down the road to Queensfish for lunch...home of fish, shrimp and chicken dishes. Leave the center at 9:45 am. Cost is $5.00 for the van. Health/Wellness Fair-Wed., May 28. 10 am until noon! Medical screenings, educational materials, door prizes, and the Bargain Basement will be open too! Make sure to stop by and tell all your friends. This is FREE!!!!


Spanish I Summit Audiology will be here the third Wednesday of each month performing FREE screenings to all of our members. They will be here on May 21 from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Make sure to make an appointment in the front office.

Starts Monday, May 19 - June 23 from 10 am until 12 pm. You will learn the basics of Spanish language, pronunciation, vocabulary, greetings, colors, numbers and food. Cost is $10 for members and $20.00 for non-members.

Many people do not realize they are living with hearing loss and that an untreated hearing loss could lead to early onsets of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Make your appointment today!

Chair Massage and Reiki Sessions will be on Thursdays in May! Toney Baily, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Cyndi Clark, Master of Reiki Healing offer their services by appointment ONLY! Please call Toney-613-3985 Cyndi-509-7321

Bowling Club Meet us at the Strike & Spare in Donelson on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month! $1 shoe rental and 75¢ per game. You are also more than welcome to bowl the 2nd and 4th Fridays without a FF staff person for the same price. Bowling starts at 2 p.m. Please join our group!


New!!!! Meditation Yoga Class on Thursdays!!!! We are excited to announce that we have added another Yoga class on Thursdays at 2pm. This will replace the current DVD class. This includes meditation that focuses on the body, mind and spirit. Meditation Yoga will improve your emotional, psychological, and spiritual state. Benefits from stretching help prevent injury in exercise and helps with blood flow and vitality. Please bring your Yoga mat along with a soft blanket that is vital for certain stretches. This is a FREE class. Sign up in the front office.

God and Country Memorial Day Celebration! Monday, May 26 from 6-7pm in the Larry Keeton Theater at FiftyForward Donelson Station Honoring all veterans and present day retired service members and their families. Free Refreshments! Everyone is invited!

Free Legal Advice with Barbara Moss Elder Law of Nashville Asset Protection & Peace of Mind Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and TennCare When? 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1-4 p.m. June 18 is the next day to sign-up. She will NOT be here in May! Appointments are 30 minute intervals, and you must sign up in the office. Barbara has been named as one of “Nashville’s Best Lawyers”.


Prices Vary...check with the front office. Facebook Class - Saturdays, May 3 - 24, 9-11am. Learn how to navigate through one of the most popular social media sites. You will learn how to build your own profile, add photos, communicate with friends on Facebook and much more. This is a great way to keep in contact with your children, grandchildren, and other family members. Students MUST sign up and pay in the front office. Twitter – Saturdays, June 7 – 28. 9-11 am. Learn about this online social networking and micro blogging service that enables users to send and read “tweets” which are text messages limited to 140 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets but unregistered users can only read them. There are over 500 million registered users on Twitter. Come find out what this craze is all about. Please sign up and pay in the front office.

Basic Computer Skills Saturdays, July 5 - 26, 9-11am. Please read the description on the left side of this page. You MUST sign up and pay for this class in the front office. Pinterest – Saturdays, Aug. 2-23, 9 -11am. Pinterest is a visual discovery tool to collect ideas for different projects and interests. People create and share collections (“boards”) of visual bookmarks (“pins”) that they use to do things like plan trips and projects, organize events or save articles and recipes. Please sign up and pay in the front office. *Computer classes are 4 weeks


Program Director Notes... Dear Friends: Thank you so much to those who have renewed their membership this month. Donelson Station is now up to 628 members!! It’s so wonderful to see members return and new members learning about everything we have to offer! Please invite your friends, neighbors and family out for a tour. There’s something for everyone. In early May, you will receive a letter from me about a great opportunity to have your contribution doubled!! A generous donor has offered to match all donations received between May 1 and June 30. $20 becomes $40. $40 becomes $80. $80 becomes $160! All these donations will offset center costs that membership fees can’t cover. Please consider making a donation. Lastly, the Nominating Committee for the Advisory Council is being formed and will present a slate of new members for the 2014/2015 year at the May 22 council meeting. The Advisory Council is an integral part of making our center the best it can be by working closely with me and other staff on programs, special events, and members. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please let me know. As always, if you have any concerns, please stop by and see me or any of the rest of the staff. Thanks to all the volunteers who help so much! We all hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Angela Bryan

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring weather! Just a few notes to share with all of you. First, ALL of our exercise classes will now take place in the back dance room behind the stage. This leaves our classrooms open so that we can rent these rooms out for potential income. We are going to purchase extra mats for the exercise room so that Yoga and other classes will be more comfortable. Thank you for your cooperation.

Next, PLEASE, make sure you are on time for all of our trips. We will no longer wait for anyone who is even a few minutes late. It is not fair to those who arrive at the center on time. Please be courteous and be on time!!!!

Lastly, if you need to cancel a trip, let us know 24 hours in advance so that you can receive credit and we have time to fill your spot. If you do not call us 24 hours prior to leave time, we CANNOT give you a credit. If you have any special requests for trips, come by and see me!!!! Thank you! Lisa Maddox


Mid-Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society Water Aerobics We are pleased to announce that McKendree Village welcomes FiftyForward members to enjoy more water aerobic classes at their facility.

Class Schedule Mon/Wed/Fri Open Swim 1-3:00 p.m. Open swim ends promptly at 3:00pm Mon/Wed class with Terri 10-11 a.m. **You must have a medical release to use their pool. Forms are in the front office. Donations are always welcome to go toward their Resident Fund.

Jewelry School Offering over 30 jewelry classes at Donelson Station For information email or call John Martin, classes@mtgms.org 615 210-5385 To register for class call the center office at 883-8375. For a schedule: www.mtgms.org

FiftyForward The Larry Keeton Theatre is proud to present: “Oklahoma� starting May 15-May 31. The cost is $28.00 for dinner and the show. Group pricing is available. Call 883-8375 or order online at thelarrykeetontheatre.org

Care Team Providing older adults and caregivers access to services and peace of mind. You will benefit from: *A personalized, comprehensive needs assessment *Development of a plan of care *Guidance and advocacy to access services *Monitoring of care Contact Gretchen Funk at 615 -743-3436 or gfunk@fiftyforward.org


IN OUR FACILITY FULLY-OUTFITTED FITNESS ROOMS Featuring treadmills, stationary bikes, weights and large-screen TVs.

POOL ROOM Furnished with three pool tables, cues and balls. Come enjoy a game!

OTHER SERVICES PALM TREE CAFÉ Open M-F 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hot meals, deli sandwiches, salads and soups at a reasonable price.

COMPUTER ROOM/LOUNGE Set up with computers for our members ’ use. Now outfitted with a bigscreen TV and leather sofa.

SOCIAL HALL A comfortable room with tables, chairs, vending machine and kitchenette. Come play cards or meet your friends.

FiftyForward Travel 2014 **See Janice for more details! Call 231-1235 or jjudd@fiftyforward.org Visit Diamond Tours at grouptrips.com/fiftyforwardtravel for more information. Holland, Michigan Tulip Festival-May 6-9 Blue Danube Cruise-May 12-22 Harrah ’s-May 20 Alaska Land and Cruise-May 22-June1 Mystery Tour-June 4-6 Niagara Falls-June 15-21 Harrah ’s-June 24 Tropicana-July 14 Harrah ’s—July 22 Yellowstone-July 25-31 Harrah ’s-August 21 Tropicana-Sept. 8 Civil Rights Tour-Sept. 15-19 Harrah ’s September 23 Cuba—Sept. 29-Oct. 6 Cape Cod - Oct 4-12 Hawaii-Oct. 16-25 Italy-Nov. 3-12 Harrah ’s-Nov. 30

LADIES AND GENTS SALON FULL SERVICE HAIR AND NAIL SALON

Haircuts Color and Highlights Waxing Services Manicures FiftyForward Rates Available! Stylists Phone Numbers Thom 337-4252 Eva 406-6583 Tonya 579-0108

MID-TENN GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY JEWELRY SCHOOL silver jewelry lapidary (stone polishing) faceting cold connections wire wrapping Contact John Martin (615) 210-5385 mbdjewelry@aol.com www.mtgms.org


WEDNESDAY 7:45 a.m. Basic Yoga nc 8:45-9:30 a.m. Low impact aerobics nc 8:45-9:30 a.m. Low impact aerobics nc 9-11:30 a.m. Open Art Room for 9:00 a.m. Weight Watchers 9 a.m.-noon Quilting Club (9 a.m.-3 p.m. Advanced Art 9 a.m. Walk With Ease nc on 4th Mondays) nc 10 a.m. Water aerobics at McKendree nc 9 a.m. Walk With Ease nc 10 a.m. Summit Audiology every 3rd 9:45 a.m. Qi Gong nc MONDAY 7:45 a.m. Yoga with Kara ($5.00)

Wednesday-Free Hearing exams 12:30 p.m. Bingo nc 1 p.m. Legal Aid on 3rd Wednesday nc 10 a.m. Basic Computer Class (starts 4/7) 1 p.m. Open swim at McKendree nc 1-3 p.m. Portrait Drawing (starts March 12) 11 a.m. Program Committee Second 2-4 p.m. Golden Follies-Theatre 101 nc Monday nc THURSDAY 10:30 a.m. Book Club fourth Monday nc 10 a.m. Water aerobics at McKendree Village nc 10 a.m. Spanish Class

1:00 p.m Open swim at McKendree nc

8:00 a.m. Strength Training nc 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Chair Massages

TUESDAY 8:00 a.m. Strength Training nc 8:45-9:30 a.m. Low Impact aerobics nc 9 a.m. Pool Tournament (every 3rd Tues.)

8:45-9:30 a.m. Low Impact aerobics nc 9:30 a.m. Grief and Loss Group 4th Thurs. nc 10-12:00 p.m. Musical theatre and dance nc 11 a.m. Red Hat Society second Thursday 12:15 p.m. Zumba nc 2:00 p.m. Yoga with Karen (starts 5/1) FRIDAY 8:15 a.m. Walking club every week. Meet at The Kohl's Greenway nc 8:45-9:30 a.m. Low Impact Aerobics nc 9 a.m. Walk With Ease nc 9:30 a.m. Tailgate Fridays. Wear your favorite team jerseys and bring some yummy treats to share in the social hall nc 10 a.m. Bible Study with Davene (4th Friday of each month) nc 11 a.m. Sing-a-long Choir nc

9-11:30 a.m. Art for Beginners 10 a.m. Computer Club Third Tuesdays nc 10 a.m. Digital Camera Club Second Tuesdays nc 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Social Bridge nc 11 a.m. I-Pad/Tablet Class Third Tues. nc 12:15 p.m. Zumba nc 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tai Chi nc 4-6 p.m. Texas Hold ’em games nc 6:30 p.m. Digital Focus Fourth Tuesdays nc

*nc=no charge for members

1 p.m. Open swim at McKendree nc


FREE Event Section Saturday, May 31 from 10am-10pm – Relay for Life of DonelsonHermitage. Each year, more that 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. The American Cancer Society would like to celebrate survivors and what they have overcome, remember people we have lost to this disease and take action against a disease that has taken too much. This will take place at McGavock High School. Come on out and show some support! Make sure to sign up on relayforlife.org.

Friends of the Center Special thanks to our sponsors for the year: Phillips Robinson Funeral Home Sysco John A’s Dick’s Flowers Wilson Bank McKendree Village RJ Young Windlands South Sonic Ace Hardware Hip Donelson Cantrell Physical Therapy


MAY 2014 Mon

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Wed

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Sat 3

National Prayer Day

TN Craft Fair at

Donelson Place

Centennial Park

Leave at 9:45 am

Leave at 9:45

Reiki/Qi Gong Presentation 9:45 am 5

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Hiking Club-

Peachtree Planning

Lunchbunch to

Bluebird Café

Cumberland River

“How to Maximize

Noshville

Leave the center

Trail & Lunch

at 9:15am

at Riverview

Your Social

Leave the Center at 10:45 am

Security” 9:45 am

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Restaurant Leave Center at 8:15am

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“Caring for the Caregiver” 9:45 am

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General Jackson

Center Lunch

Lime Tiger

Leave at 10:30 am

11:30am

Emporium-

11am

Murfreesboro and lunch at Maple Street Grill Leave at 10:15 am

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Senior day at

Mystery Lunch

Author of “Golden

Dragon Fly

the Zoo 8:30 am

Leave at 10:45

Days” Judy Broadbent

Consignment and

Craft-Color

Hear her story at

lunch at Queen Fish

Collision Writing

9:45am

Leave at 9:45 am

10am-Noon

Supper Club/Anchor High 5 pm

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Health & Wellness

Advisory Council

Fair 10am-Noon

11:30am Birthday Party 1pm

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*All exercise classes will meet in the back exercise room. nc= no charge Mondays 7:45 a.m. Yoga with Kara ($5.00) 8:415 a.m. Low Impact Aerobics (nc) 9:00 a.m. Walk With Ease (nc) 9:45 a.m. Qi Gong (nc) 10:00 a.m. Water Aerobics at McKendree Village (nc) 1:00 p.m. Open swim at McKendree Village (nc) Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. Strength Training - (arms) (nc) 8:45 a.m. Low Impact Aerobics (nc) 12:15 p.m. Zumba with Melissa (nc) 1:30 p.m. Tai Chi (nc) Wednesdays 7:45 a.m. Yoga with Richard (nc) 8:45 a.m. Low Impact Aerobics (nc) 9:00 a.m. Walk With Ease (nc) 9:30 a.m. Line Dancing (nc) 10:00 a.m. Water Aerobics at McKendree Village (nc) 1:00 p.m. Open Swim at McKendree Village (nc) Thursdays 8:00 a.m. Strength Training (legs) (nc) 8:45 a.m. Low Impact Aerobics (nc) 12:15 p.m. Zumba with Melissa (nc) 2:00 p.m. Yoga with Karen (starts May 1st-nc) Fridays 8:15 a.m. Walking Club/Walk With Ease (nc) If weather permits, we will meet by the Kohl ’s Greenway. If it’s raining, meet at Opry Mills(Rainforest Café entrance). 8:45 a.m. Low Impact Aerobics (nc) 1:00 p.m. Open Swim at McKendree Village (nc) Saturdays

9:00 a.m. Strength Training - (abs and core) (nc)


Donelson Station May 2014 newsletter