About Us

The original center of Senior Citizens, Inc. (now FiftyForward) was the Knowles Center, established in 1956. From that single entity, the agency now operates seven centers in Middle Tennessee.

In 2002-03, through a special property arrangement with Metro Nashville and the Tennessee State Fair board, our agency constructed and moved into a beautiful new building on the Fairgrounds: the Patricia Hart Building.  With administrative and program headquarters occupying the second floor, FiftyForward Knowles uses its ground floor space for classes and activities, occasional corporate meetings/ events and rentals.

From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on occasional evenings, the center bustles with a variety of programs and classes. Among the most popular are computer lessons, SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, yoga, men’s group knitting and crocheting, scrapbooking, Spanish conversation, genealogy, book club, and a writer’s group.

To learn more about the offerings at FiftyForward Knowles, call the center or send your e-mail address to dstillwell@fiftyforward.org to receive weekly updates of events and programs. The monthly schedule is also printed in Forward Focus, available at the center and at area public libraries. If you have a Facebook account, check out the FiftyForward Knowles group page for a current list of events, classes, activities and projects.