Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June First Monday Lunch

Members of the Kristin Butke School of Irish Dance entertained everyone at the June First Monday Lunch. A couple of members also got in on the action!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fried Green Tomatoes

Recently the Friday Classic Movie Group viewed Fried Green Tomatoes. Of course, Program Assistant Marissa Smith treated the group to some delicious fried green tomatoes!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Belmont University students visit Knowles

Belmont University's Doctorate of Occupational Therapy students visited us for OTD 6400 Cultural Awareness and Human Development III class to learn more about healthy living for the older adult population. This class of 26 females are completing their last semester on campus. Starting in May 2010, these students will be doing clinical fieldwork for the next 24 weeks at various hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pediatric centers. Later this winter they will complete a residency for 16 weeks. Graduation will be one year from now in May 2011. Learning about active aging and community resources is essential for these students to help prepare Baby Boomers and older generations how to remain engaged in meaningful occupations.

During their visit, these students participated in a Silver Sneakers class and sung with the Choraleers.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Barbershop Concert

Over 100 members and guest enjoyed a Barbershop Concert in our lobby coordinated by Sarah McConnell and Music for Seniors.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Volunteers from Coca Cola Bottling Co.

A group from our neighborhood Coca Cola Bottling Company volunteered their time to help Joe Murray construct a set of metal racks to hold our chairs. Thanks to their efforts our chairs take up less space and this has provided us with extra storage space. Thanks guys!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

BoxTops for Education

Please save your boxtops and turn them in at the front desk. We support Fall-Hamilton Elementary, our neighborhood school. They collect these boxtops as a fundraiser.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bingo with the Elders

Once again, the Elders group visited this past Friday and played several games of bingo with us. This group of Elders is from Rwanda, Sudan, Congo, Iran, Burundi and Ethiopia.

Friday Night Dance

No dance this coming Friday (March 26) due to the big Threadfest Sale. There will also be no dance on April 2 since it is Good Friday. But get ready to dance on the next four Friday nights in April! Here is the band schedule: April 9: Sax & Sounds; April 16: Sax & Sounds; April 23: Bill Sleeter Band; April 30 Senior Prom with the Debbie Bailes Band.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


What a great concert we enjoyed yesterday! Thanks to all of the students from Birmingham who have dedicated their spring break to touring with "Higher Ground".

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

First Monday Lunch March 1

Thank you to everyone who attended. We served over 50 meals that were provided by NHC Cool Springs. Our entertainment was pianist Shelby Flowers from Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University. She played many popular songs as well as several Chopin selections to celebrate Chopin's 200th birthday that was Monday.

Friday, February 26, 2010


FiftyForward members played host to several members of the Catholic Charities Elders Program by inviting them to an exercise class with a rousing game of Bingo afterwards! The Elders are from Ethiopia, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

New Knowles Men's Group

Several Knowles men meet in our lobby for fellowship, food and fun! They had such a good time that they set another date to do it again. Come join them at their next meet up on Wednesday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. All men are invited!

Knitting with Friends

Knowles Knitter Catherine Hale, her daughter Donna, and Program Director Deborah Stillwell visited Morningside Assisted Living recently to teach the residents how to knit.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February First Monday Lunch

Dancers from The Elizabeth Center, our entertainment guests for February, invited Knowles members to the dance floor! Make your reservations now for the March First Monday Lunch that will be held on March 1.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Young at Heart

Fairy Tales for Adults: The Frog Prince. "There are two kinds of women; those who marry princes and those who marry frogs. The frogs never become princes, but it is an acknowledged fact that a prince may very well, in the course of an ordinary marriage, gradually turn into a frog. Happy the woman who after twenty-five years still wakes up beside the prince she fell in love with." Enjoy a short discussion about what a fairy tale means for adults and a musical production featuring the fabulous Tichenor Marionettes! Thursday, February 18, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Nashville Public Library Downtown Branch. FEE: $3 members / $5 nonmembers.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Birthday Girl

Ninety years young FiftyForward Knowles member Georgia Smith celebrates her recent birthday with her SilverSneakers exercise class.