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Senior Centers in Nashville, TN

According to the Tennessean, “Nashville is gaining in popularity, especially among retirees moving from Northern states.” With Nashville’s growing population and climbing rent prices, it makes sense that more Nashville seniors are seeking help to find housing and other assistance programs such as nutritious meal delivery.  

Senior centers in Nashville, TN offer many programs that can benefit the growing senior population in Middle Tennessee. Programs can range from health services such as fitness, nutrition, and Medicare counseling to educational services like computer classes and help with tax preparation and applying for government assistance programs.

What is a senior center in 2020?

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According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), “Senior centers are not what they used to be. Today’s senior center is a vibrant, action-packed combination of local fitness center, job & volunteering headquarters, transportation hub, and tasty dining locale.”

Most senior centers are for anyone 50 and older, and they don’t just offer card games. Some offer field trips and events, fine arts & crafts, fitness programs, and “lifelong learning.”

You can also find work and volunteering opportunities at senior centers, which may be appealing for retirees who want part-time jobs. Many centers offer employment placement and job training services.

    How much does it cost to attend programs at Nashville senior centers?

    Senior centers usually receive funds from a variety of sources which include federal, state, & local government sources; public and private grants; special events; and donations. 

    Some senior center programs require participant contributions. For example, a membership at the FiftyForward Donelson Senior Center costs $120 per year.

    Senior Center Program Alternatives

    If the price tag on a senior center seems a little high, you might be able to get discounts or even free access to fitness programs through a private Medicare plan. 

    Original Medicare is public health insurance for anyone 65 and older, anyone who has ALS, ESRD, or who has been on SSDI for at least 25 months. 

    Along with hospital insurance (Medicare Part A), Original Medicare offers preventative services such as diabetes and cancer screening and flu shots. Preventative care and other outpatient services such as doctor’s appointments and ambulance transportation fall under Medicare Part B.

    Private insurance policies called Medicare Advantage plans can offer preventative care and additional services such as fitness classes, hearing, dental, and vision benefits. Some Medicare Advantage plans have $0 premiums*.

    *You are still responsible for the Medicare Part B premium even if you have a Medicare Advantage plan.

    Benefits of Senior Centers

    According to the NCOA, senior centers have become “one of the most widely-used services” among older adults in the United States. Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to “manage and/or delay the onset of chronic disease.” They also experience improvements in well-being in the following areas: 

    • Emotional
    • Economic
    • Mental
    • Physical
    • Social
    • Spiritual

    Baby Boomers now make up more than two-thirds of adults 50 and older, and senior centers are developing new programs and other opportunities for this generation.

    28-Day Healthy Living Challenge

    Nashville Metro Parks Senior Recreation Programs in Nashville, TN

    Programs through the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation department have home locations and satellite locations. 

    Senior Program Home Locations

    Elizabeth Senior Center

    1701 Arthur Avenue

    Nashville, TN 37208

    (615) 862-8449


    Hadley Regional Center

    1037 28th Avenue North

    Nashville, TN 37208

    (615) 862-8451

    Senior Program Satellite Locations

    East Regional Center

    600 Woodland Street

    Nashville, TN 37206

    (615) 862-8448


    Antioch

    5023 Blue Hole Road

    Antioch, TN 37013

    (615) 315-9363


    Bellevue

    656 Colice Jeanne Road

    Nashville, TN 37221

    (615) 862-8435


    Hartman Regional Center

    2801 Tucker Road

    Nashville, TN 37218

    (615) 862-8479


    Hermitage

    3720 James Kay Lane

    Hermitage, TN 37076

    (615) 316-0843


    Looby

    2301 Metro Center Blvd.

    Nashville, TN 37228

    (615) 862-8454


    McFerrin

    315 Berry Street

    Nashville, TN 37207

    (615) 862-8458


    Watkins

    616 17th Avenue North

    Nashville, TN 37203

    (615) 862-8468

    Greater Nashville Regional Council Senior Centers

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    The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) Aging and Disability Program coordinates services and programs that “promote an environment conducive to enhancing the quality of life” for the greater Nashville area’s “older population.” GNRC-funded senior centers offer a place for people 60 and older to socialize and participate in “activities that support independence, diverse needs & interests, and encourage community involvement for senior citizens.” 

    Many of the senior centers listed below offer opportunities for education on health-related issues such as chronic diseases, Medicare coverage, and nutrition. Other services include tax preparation assistance, computer classes, and various support groups.

    According to GNRC, “One of the major components a senior center program offers is health promotion. This includes programs such as fitness programs like walking and other exercise programs, health screenings, and nutrition.” These centers also offer services and referrals for seniors in need.

    GNRC Senior Center Locations

    Ajax Turner Senior Citizens Center 

    953 Clark Street Clarksville, TN 37040 

    (931) 648-1345


    Byrum-Porter Senior Center 

    9123 Highway 49 East Orlinda, TN 37141 

    615) 654-3161


    Dickson Senior Citizens Center 

    206 West Walnut Street Dickson, TN 37055 

    (615) 446-9350


    FiftyForward College Grove Senior Center

    8607 Horton Highway College Grove, TN 37046 

    (615) 368-7093


    FiftyForward Donelson Senior Center 

    108 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214 

    (615) 883-8375


    FiftyForward Knowles Senior Citizens Center 

    174 Rains Avenue Nashville, TN 37203 

    (615) 743-3400


    Gallatin Senior Center 

    200 East Franklin Street Gallatin, TN 37066 

    (615) 451-1531


    Senior Citizens of Hendersonville 

    197 Imperial Blvd Hendersonville, TN 37077 

    (615) 822-8758


    D. Lewis Senior Center 

    415 Arlington Drive Erin, TN 37061 

    (931) 289-3848


    LaVergne Senior Center 

    337 Stones River Road LaVergne, TN 37122 

    (615) 793-3048


    Mt. Juliet Senior Center 

    2034 North Mt. Juliet Road Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 

    (615) 758-9114


    Robertson County Senior Center 

    601 Locust Street Springfield, TN 37172 

    (615) 384-6367


    St. Clair Street Senior Center 

    325 Saint Clair Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130 

    (615) 848-2550


    Stewart County Senior Citizens Center 

    111 General Rice Street Dover, TN 37058 

    (931) 232-7663


    Torrey Johnson Senior Center 206 

    North Church Street Waverly, TN 37185 

    (931) 296-2979

    Find Senior Centers in Nashville, TN Today

    Contact your local senior center from the information above and find out of the available programs are a good fit. Many senior centers in Nashville, TN offer health services such as fitness programs and Medicare advice. 

    If you have questions about your Medicare coverage or what benefits are available in your area, a licensed agent with Medicare Plan Finder can help. We have highly-trained agents all over Middle Tennessee who may be able to find a Medicare plan that fits your budget and lifestyle needs. To arrange a no-cost, no-obligation appointment, call us at 1-844-431-1832 or contact us here today.

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