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Donelson Station 883883-8375 108 Donelson Pike

September Depot

This two -day event will be so much fun for the entire family! Fried pickles, great entertaintwoment, vendor booths, a silent auction and games for the kiddos! We are so excited about this! Please come out to support FiftyForward!

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MUSIC FOR SENIORS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Join us for a very special FREE event featuring the Dance Theatre of Tennessee located right here in Donelson. We will leave the center at 1:40 and the cost for the van will be $1.00. NPT PRESENTS “AGING MATTERS”: END OF LIF LIFE E THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Join us for this wonderful preview screening of NPT’s new documentary at the FiftyForward Knowles Center. We will leave Donelson at 11:00 a.m. and the cost for LIVE WELL SOUTHERN BELL-RUTLAND PLACE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Join us for a Purple Lemonade lunch at Rutland Place in Mt. Juliet. Lunch costs $10.00 and all proceeds are donated to the Alzheimer's Association. There will be door prizes galore along with jewelry, art and books for sale. FiftyForward’s own Sarah Martin McConnell will be the guest speaker. We will leave at 11:30 a.m. Cost for van is $5.00. HEALTH TALK AND LUNCH WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Stellar Health Care in Hermitage will be here to discuss the importance of taking care of your bones and what bone scans reveal. They will also provide a pizza lunch. This is FREE and you MUST sign up in the front office. This health talk starts at 11:00 a.m. Mystery Lunch FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Join James for lunch at an undisclosed location. We promise you will enjoy the food and the company. Leave the center at 10:45 a.m. Cost for the LAUGHTER YOGA TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 9 :00 A.M. Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter proveds the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. This is a FREE class. WINDLANDS SOUTH EXPO WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Come with us to Windlands South for a performance by Eddie K., snacks, door prizes, health screenings and much more. This is a FREE event. We will leave the center at 12:30 and the cost for the van is $4.00.

LISA’S LUNCHBUNCH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Come with us to Siam Café, the home of classic Thai cuisine. This restaurant features one room with a steam table of Asian buffet items, while the other room is a full-service restaurant serving specialties. We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m. The cost for the van is $5.00 HIKING CLUB FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Join us for a hike through the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. We will hike the Cedar Forest Trail which is two miles long. You may enjoy glimpses of fox, deer, squirrel, rabbits and turkey. We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m. and the cost for the van is $6.00. REVERSE MORTGAGE LUNCH AND LEARN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Christine Clark, Reverse Mortgage Specialist, will be here to educate you on the reverse mortgage process and she will also supply lunch. You MUST sign up in the front office for this FREE event. 11:30 a.m.

AMANDA’S SUPPERCLUB SUPPERCLUB.. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26.. Go with Amanda to John Valley Drive. Leave the center at 5:30 p.m. The cost for the van is $3.00.

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MOVIE CLUB THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. We are switching things up and heading to Opry Mills for a movie. The time and movies will be determined a few days prior to this date. Cost for the van is $3.00.

BE SURE TO VISIT THE FARMER’S MARKET—FRIDAYS FROM 47PM Hip D Farmers markets are filled with great food, produce, crafts, cooking demonstrations, great music and tons of fun for the entire family! Plus, FiftyForward gets a percentage of the proceeds! So, come out and support us! We would like to thank Hip Donelson for alf they do for us!

New Game day for active seniors! Janice Judd (our travel coordinator) has decided to lead game day on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Let’s get together and play horseshoes, cornhole or even a game of pool! We have also added darts to our list! Come and join the fun!

Bowling Club Now meeting at Donelson Bowl on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month! Bowling starts at 2 p.m. Please join our group!

Highlights... Why strength training? Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages. In fact, people with health concerns, including heart disease or arthritis, often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times a week. Strength training, in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise, can also have a profound impact on a person’s mental and emotional health. There are numerous benefits to strength training regularly, particularly as you grow older. It can be very powerful in reducing the signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic conditions such as: Arthritis Diabetes Osteoporosis Obesity Back pain Depression One of our members, Tina Chilton, has been coming three times a week to our strength training class and here is what she had to say:

“My name is Tina and I am 76 years old. Taking the strength class at FiftyForward has made me a stronger person physically and mentally. I can lift things I used to struggle with and I can do it with a smile on my face instead of a frown.”

Upcoming Computer Classes Advanced Microsoft Word Saturdays, September 7th-28th (9-11 a.m.), $20 for members, $30 for non-members

Basic Computer Skills Saturdays, October 5th-26th (9-11 a.m.), $20 for members, $30 for non-members

Sign up in main office today! These classes will fill up fast. We also have oneone-onon-one computer tutoring available. Please inquire in the front office for more information.

SPANISH CLASS Spanish class begins Monday, September 16th at 10:00 a.m. Please sign up in the front office $10.00 for members (6 classes) $20.00 for non-members (6 classes)

Our “happy fingers crochet ladies” have been working hard all year crocheting caps for our troops. They are in dire need of more yarn. If you would like to support this cause by donating yarn, the following colors are needed: black, brown, green, khaki, grey and multi-colored (pictured below). Please drop all yarn donations off in the front office. Thank you!

Free Legal Advice with Barbara Moss Elder Law of Nashville Asset Protection & Peace of Mind Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, TennCare When? 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1-4 p.m. Appointments are 30 minute intervals, you must sign up in the front office.

Barbara has been named as one of

“Nashville ’s Best Lawyers.”

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 1-3:30 p.m. 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 towards their Resident Fund.

MidMid-Tenn Gem and Mineral Society

Jewelry School We offer over 30 jewelry classes here For information email or call John Martin, 210615 210 -5385 To register for class call the center 883office at 883 -8375 For a schedule:

Tai Chi is the answer! The Larry Keeton Theatre is proud to present: “Little Women” starting October 10 - 26. Tickets are $28.00 for the dinner and the show. Call 883883-8375 or order online at

Tai Chi starts back up this month. Tai Chi consists of gentle movements to benefit health, prevent degenerative illnesses and promote longevity. It stimulates circulation, aligns misplaced bones, mobilizes the joints and improves balance and coordination. Breathing deepens which revitalizes body and brain. People who practice Tai Chi become more awake, alive and responsive. Sounds like a wonder drug? IT IS! And, it’s FREE to members! If you can stand, you can learn Tai Chi. Come join us Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Director’s Notes Dear FiftyForward Donelson Members!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve you for the past 15 years. The memories I have made here I will cherish forever. It's hard to believe my little girl was only 7 when I started here and now she is 21 and completing her last year of college. It is appropriate that my last job here will be the Labor Day Bar-b-Que and I hope you will help me make this the best one ever! Please come to the opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and help me celebrate. Someone asked me the other day what I am most proud of here. There are so many things but here is a list of my top accomplishments. 1) Co- Creating and for the past 4 years running SCA/The Larry Keeton Theatre which completed this past year with a small surplus and selling a record number of season tickets. Most of all having a part in naming the theatre after the most wonderful volunteer in the whole world, Mr. Larry Keeton. To be able to be a part of honoring Larry in this way was a huge honor!!! 2) Having the best volunteers. We were one of the few senior centers that actually had our front office run by volunteers, and our advisory council and instructors and all of our special event instructors. 3) Finally, having the renovations done and almost complete. It makes me so happy when people come into our center today and comment on how lovely the front entrance is and how great the bathrooms are. 4) Helping to establish the farmer's market in this location. Frank Trew has done all of the work and I often think about how proud his mother Katherine would be with all he has done for this community. My part was just agreeing to see it operate here at this location. It is also a fundraiser for FiftyForward Donelson so remember when you support the Farmer's Market, you support the Center. 5) I'm proud of helping to incubate various businesses and organizations in our community that all started out of this building. Some have prospered and others haven't but I always tried to help get different businesses started here that would benefit the operation of this center. 6) I have been honored to have some of the

most amazing staff members over the years and I’m so proud when someone that works here gets promoted such as Liz Martin, Linda Chabot and Now Lisa Maddox. For the past 15 years this has been more than a job to me– it was my passion. I have accepted a job with McKendree village and will be starting there in September. come on down the road and visit me. I plan to continue as a volunteer here because Donelson Station will always hold a spcial place in my heart. Love ya,

Jane I hope everyone can come out to celebrate Jane ’s last day with us this Friday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m. She will be dearly missed by her staff and members that she has worked with over the years. I, personally, have enjoyed working with her for the last six years and I think I have learned from one of the best!

Lisa Maddox, Program Director


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 743743-3436 or

IN OUR FACILITY FULLYFULLY-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 big-screen 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 20132013-2014 Ireland—Sept. 8-17 Harrah ’s—Sept. 19 Myrtle Beach—Sept. 22-28 Tropicana, Evansville, IN—September 30 Scotland travel presentation—Oct. 3 Cape Cod—Oct. 5-13 Harrah ’s—Oct. 24 Biltmore—Nov. 11-13 Harrah ’s—Nov. 21 Redneck Christmas at Pigeon Forge—Dec. 2-4 Harrah ’s—Dec. 12 Scotland—April 21-30, 2014 Blue Danube Cruise—May 12-22, 2014 Yellowstone—July 25-31, 2014

*See Janice for more details! 231-1235

Haircuts Color and Highlights Waxing Services Manicures, Pedicures FiftyForward Rates Available! 615 231-1934

MIDMID-TENN GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY JEWELRY SCHOOL silver jewelry lapidary (stone polishing) faceting cold connections wire wrapping Contact John Martin (615) 210-5385

OFFICE HOURS MondayMonday -Friday 8 a.m.— a.m.— 5 p.m. BUILDING HOURS MondayMonday -Friday 8 – 6 p.m. Saturday 9a.m. – 1p.m.

Weekly Schedule WEDNESDAY MONDAY 8:007 a.m. Early Bird Toastmasters 8:00-9:00 a.m. Basic Yoga nc 8:458:45-9:30 a.m. Low impact aerobics nc 8:458:45-9:30 a.m. Low impact aerobics nc a.m.9 a.m. -noon Quilting Club (9 a.m.-3 p.m. on 9-11:30 a.m. Open Art Room for 4th Mondays) nc Advanced Art (break for summer, resume in 9:30 a.m. Walk with Ease nc 10 a.m. Crochet Club nc 10 a.m. Water aerobics at McKendree Village 11 a.m. Program Committee Second Monday 10 a.m. Blood Pressure check by Walgreens Second and Fourth Mondays nc 10 a.m. Spanish Class 10:30 a.m. Book Club fourth Monday nc 1:00 p.m Open swim at McKendree TUESDAY 8:00 a.m. Strength Training nc 8:458:45 -9:30 a.m. Low Impact aerobics nc 9-11:30 a.m. Art for Beginners (break for summer, resume in September) 10 a.m. ROMEO for men only meets at Cracker Barrel on Stewarts Ferry Pike 2nd Tuesdays nc 10 a.m. Computer Club Third Tuesdays nc 10 a.m. Digital Camera Club Second Tuesdays nc a.m.10 a.m. -2 p.m. Social Bridge nc 11 a.m. I-Pad/Tablet Class Third Tuesday 1:301:30 -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 *nc=

September) 9:30 a.m. Walk with Ease nc 9:309:30 -10:30 a.m. Line Dancing nc 10 a.m. Water aerobics at McKendree Village 12:30 p.m. Bingo nc 1 p.m. Legal Aid on 3rd Wednesday 1 p.m. Open swim at McKendree THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. Strength Training nc 8:458:45 -9:30 a.m. Low Impact aerobics nc 9:30 a.m. Grief and Loss Group 4th Thursday nc 11 a.m. Red Hat Society second Thursday 1:30 p.m. Water Aerobics-McKendree FRIDAY 8:15 a.m. Walking club every week. Meet at Kohl’s Trailhead on Greenway. If raining, meet at Opry Mills 10 a.m. Bible Study with Davene (4th Friday of each month) nc 11 a.m. Sing-a-long Choir nc (no sing-a-long in August, 2013) 1 p.m. Open swim at McKendree

See Lapidary Schedule for complete list of jewelry Classes offered.

*NEW* FREE Events Section **This section will give you ideas of other events happening in Nashville. If you ever have an event to list, please let Lisa know!** “The African Heritage: Discover, Connect, Explore & Celebrate” : September 2 from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This is the biggest outdoor African event where everyone can join the African Community in Nashville as we come together to unite, have fun and share our culture through games, food, cultural performances and more. This is a great family FREE event that will take place at the Global Mall (former Hickory Hollow Mall) 5252 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch. Gallery Opening : Metro Parks Centennial Art Center Gallery announces a new summer lineup. The new Exhibit will feature bronze and wax castings by Shelly Singleton, pottery and clay art by Tom Turnbull and photorealistic paintings by Joan Lawler. This event is Free through September 24th. The Gallery is open MondayThursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. located at 25th Avenue North and Park Plaza in Nashville.

Friends of the Center Special thanks to our sponsors for the year: • •

Phillips Robinson Funeral Home • Sysco • John A’s • Dick’s Flowers • Buckeye Cleaning Systems • McKendree Village • RJ Young • Windlands South • Sonic • Ace Hardware • Hip Donelson • Cantrell Physical Therapy




2 Closed-Labor Day



Program Committee 11:00

Tue 3

10 Rutland Place “Purple Lemonade Lunch” leave at 11:30 am

Wed 4 Music for Seniors leave at 1:40 pm





5 FiftyForward Knowles “Age Matters” leave at 11:00 am

6 Bowling 2:00



13 Mystery lunchleave at 10:45 a.m.


Stellar Health Care Lunch and Learn 11:00 am



17 Laughter Yoga 9:00 am.

18 Atty. Barbara Moss Appt. only Windlands South Expo leave at 12:30

19 Lunch BunchSiam Café Leave at 10:45

20 Hiking Club Leave center at 9:00 a.m. Bowling 2:00



23 Reverse Mortgage lunch and learn 11:30 am




27 Bible Study


Advisory Council 11:30 am. Birthday Party 1pm Movie Club-TBD Supper Club 5:30 pm



S u Closed for Labor Day

10 Strength Training 8:00 Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m. Zumba 12:15 Tai Chi 1:30

3 Strength Training 8:00 Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m. Zumba 12:15 Tai Chi 1:30


18 Yoga 8:00 a.m. Low impact Aerobics 8:45 a.m. Walk with Ease 9:30 am. Line Dancing 9:30 Water Aeorbics 10:00

11 Yoga 8:00 a.m. Low impact Aerobics 8:45 a.m. Walk with Ease 9:30 am. Line Dancing 9:30 Water Aeorbics 10:00

4 Yoga 8:00 a.m. Low impact Aerobics 8:45 a.m. Walk with Ease 9:30 am. Line Dancinf 9:30 Water Aeorbics 10:00


26 Strength Training 8:00 Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m. Zumba 12:15

19 Strength Training 8:00 Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m. Zumba 12:15

12 Strength Training 8:00 Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m. Zumba 12:15

5 Strength Training 8:00 Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m. Zumba 12:15


27 Walking club 8:15 a.m. Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m.

20 Walking club 8:15 a.m. Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m.

13 Walking club 8:15 a.m. Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m.

6 Walking club 8:15 a.m. Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m.

28 Strength training 9:00 a.m.

21 Strength training 9:00 a.m.

14 Strength training 9:00 a.m.

7 Strength training 9:00 a.m.


9 Low impact aerobics 8:45 Walk with Ease 9:30 Water Aerobics 10 a.m. at McKendree

17 Strength Training 8:00 Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m. Zumba 12:15 Tai Chi 1:30

25 Yoga 8:00 a.m. Low impact Aerobics 8:45 a.m. Walk with Ease 9:30 am. Line Dancing 9:30 Water Aeorbics 10:00


16 Low impact aerobics 8:45 Walk with Ease 9:30 Water Aerobics 10 a.m. at McKendree

24 Strength Training 8:00 Low impact aerobics 8:45 a.m. Zumba 12:15 Tai Chi 1:30


23 Low impact aerobics 8:45 Walk with Ease 9:30 Water Aerobics 10 a.m. at McKendree

30 Low impact aerobics 8:45 Walk with Ease 9:30 Water Aerobics 10 a.m. at McKendree

30 Low impact aerobics

Donelson september 2013 newsletter  

FiftyForward Donelson Station September 2013 newsletter