FiftyForward also has a proud tradition of working in partnership with public and private organizations to provide programs that benefit those we serve. Some partnerships provide guidelines and payment for services that we deliver to clients. Others furnish sponsorship support or in-kind contributions for special events or classes. Each partnership is designed to fulfill the objectives of all parties concerned. FiftyForward, our centers and programs owe much of our success to our hundreds of community partners.
In the area of operations, our major partnership is with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. The Bellevue Family YMCA that houses the FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center represents the first-of-its-kind collaboration in the nation between a Y and an organization serving older adults. The Bellevue Y members who are 50 and older hold dual membership: the Y and the Turner Center. The Y provides a variety of exercise programs and classes (water aerobics, yoga, t’ai chi and more). The Turner Center, in turn, offers a full array of programs and classes that include computers, writing, cultural, fine arts, travel, and academic-based topics and experiences.