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?
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:
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
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
Hadley Regional Center
1037 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
Senior Program Satellite Locations
East Regional Center
600 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
5023 Blue Hole Road
Antioch, TN 37013
656 Colice Jeanne Road
Nashville, TN 37221
Hartman Regional Center
2801 Tucker Road
Nashville, TN 37218
3720 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076
2301 Metro Center Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
315 Berry Street
Nashville, TN 37207
616 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
Greater Nashville Regional Council Senior Centers
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
Byrum-Porter Senior Center
9123 Highway 49 East Orlinda, TN 37141
Dickson Senior Citizens Center
206 West Walnut Street Dickson, TN 37055
FiftyForward College Grove Senior Center
8607 Horton Highway College Grove, TN 37046
FiftyForward Donelson Senior Center
108 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214
FiftyForward Knowles Senior Citizens Center
174 Rains Avenue Nashville, TN 37203
Gallatin Senior Center
200 East Franklin Street Gallatin, TN 37066
Senior Citizens of Hendersonville
197 Imperial Blvd Hendersonville, TN 37077
D. Lewis Senior Center
415 Arlington Drive Erin, TN 37061
LaVergne Senior Center
337 Stones River Road LaVergne, TN 37122
Mt. Juliet Senior Center
2034 North Mt. Juliet Road Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Robertson County Senior Center
601 Locust Street Springfield, TN 37172
St. Clair Street Senior Center
325 Saint Clair Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Stewart County Senior Citizens Center
111 General Rice Street Dover, TN 37058
Torrey Johnson Senior Center 206
North Church Street Waverly, TN 37185
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.