Friday, January 18, 2013

Age-Related Vision Issues & Disease Support

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a medical condition which usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in "dry" and "wet" forms. It is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults (>50 years). Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.

A new group is being formed to discuss and learn about age-related vision issues and disease. If you or a family member has an age-related vision concern, you are invited to join in anytime.

The group will be facilitated by Allie McGrath, Program Coordinator at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Assistance and support is provided by Susan Conder, Program Coordinator, State of Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services.

The group will meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at FiftyForward Knowles. The next meeting is set for Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Noon-1:30p.m. Reservations are not required but recommended.  Call us with any questions or to let us know you will be joining us:  (615) 743-3400.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Arts Across FiftyForward

 Please join us for an evening of the arts! Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wine and Cheese Reception
5-7:30 p.m.
Please RSVP at (615)743-3400

The Patricia Hart Building
174 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

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Friday, August 17, 2012

The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains

10 lifestyle options you can follow to maintain, and improve your vibrant brains by Alvaro Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of Sharp Brains. He is the co-author of The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, To Keep Your Brain Sharp.  It has been recognized as a Best Book by AARP.

Here are two habits to learn about and practice. Read the other 8 habits in upcoming newsletters!

1.  Learn what the "It" is in "Use It or Lose It"--a basic understanding will serve you well. Click here to read more.

2. Take care of your nutrition.  The brain only weighs 2% of body mass but consumes over 20% of the oxygen and nutrients you intake. Read more here!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Free Fair Day!

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Vendor Information - Free Fair Day - September 11

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

FREE Day at the Fair Sept 11

FiftyForward Presents Free Fair Day (9/11/12)
Mary Hance to serve as emcee for midday program

Come to the Tennessee State Fair for a better than fair deal on September 11 as FiftyForward Presents Free Fair Day.

From health and wellness, to lifelong learning and social style, FiftyForward puts the focus on YOU to offer a little something foreveryone to nourish and nurture.

Hosted by Mary Hance, The Tennessean's "Ms. Cheap", the focus of the free day from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. is Revitalize, Rejuvenate, and Reinvent your life! A special program from noon - 2 p.m. will provide tips, advice and entertainment to help you chart the course to a new you.

Complimentary bag lunches including food from local restaurants will be offered to the first 300 guests. Walgreens is providing branded totes for the first 300 guests as well as information on wellness including its popular walking program.

FiftyForward is offering a limited number of booths for $50 to vendors who offer a positive, unique or proactive message to reach this audience.

For more information regarding booths at this special event or future FiftyForward functions, please contact Sally Solesby at FiftyForward Knowles (615/743-3400 or ssolesby To learn more about FiftyForward and its initiatives,

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Bounty - Gazpacho!

One of the many wonderful things to enjoy in July is summer's bounty.  Vegetables are at their peak and the tastes are delicious. I'll admit that I'm not a tomato lover but I do love growing them!  I feel that the perfect way to enjoy my summer bounty is by making gazpacho.  Smooth or chunky, this cold soup is a great way to drink your veggies and enjoy the fruits of your hard work.