Nashville, Tenn. – FiftyForward J.L. Turner Center embraced “old school” Hollywood glam for its first fundraising and friendraising event, An Evening in Old Hollywood, this past Friday, Sept. 28 held at its sister center, FiftyForward Martin Center (906 Heritage Way, Brentwood 37027). Attendees arrived in style, took glamour photographs on the red carpet, enjoy a catered dinner, silent auction, live music from the 1940s and, of course, dancing.
Proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services of FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center. Established in 2006, the center serves more than 860 members annually. The FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center has created a strong community of members since its opening in 2006 inside the Bellevue Family YMCA. All YMCA members 50+ are automatically given center membership in order to take advantage of the center’s innovative and engaging programs.
Some of the many programs offered at the center include: Bellevue History & Genealogy Club, health & wellness education, art classes, service projects, writer’s groups, Medicare education, access to supportive care services, day trips, music, theatre, and much more. The center is one of seven centers operated by FiftyForward across the region, serving more than 20,000 individuals and their families each year. It is not uncommon for center members to credit FiftyForward for vastly improving their health, quality of life, and social engagement.
Entertainment was provided by the Larry Mechem Quartet, playing jazz and swing from the 1940s. Sponsors included Edward Jones Financial, Monell’s Dining and Catering, Moore & Moore Garden Center, Messer Construction, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, Bright Health, City Limits Bakery & Café, ELM Collection Gifts, and Wang Vision Institute. Dinner by CRAVE Catering.