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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.Back to Top

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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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