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Relocating as a Senior Adult
…connecting in your new hometown
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Moving to a new area can be both exciting and daunting. Whether you’re relocating after retirement or to be closer to family, Williamson and Maury Counties offer many opportunities to become engaged in your new community. Here are some tips and tricks to help ease the transition into a new city - and an exciting new chapter of your life.

Williamson and Maury Counties are home to several senior centers. Each center is listed below, as well as special programs offered through the centers. While these programs are a great way to get out and about, they also provide an opportunity to meet new people within your community and bond over shared interests.
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Photo: Williamson County Parks and Rec. Williamson County Parks and Recreation 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN (615) 790-5719

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) Senior Division offers many programs for senior residents. Want to explore your inner artist? Check out the open pottery studio or join in on the acrylic painting workshop. If you’d rather get outdoors, WCPR offers group hikes—or for the more adventurous, white water rafting. And of course, join in on the pickleball trend sweeping the nation with one of WCPR’s many pickleball groups. WCPR holds events at six different recreation facilities throughout the county. To stay up-to-date on the latest programs, you can sign up for a monthly newsletter.
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Photo: Williamson County Parks and Rec. Williamson County Enrichment Center 110 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN (615) 786-0186 Monday-Thursday 7am – 8pm, Friday 7am-3pm

The Williamson County Enrichment Center is one of WCPR’s recreational facilities, located in the city of Franklin. Some of its amenities include a wellness center, bocce ball courts, pickleball courts, a dance studio, and an outdoor amphitheater.
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Spring Hill Community Senior Center 563 Maury Hill Street, Spring Hill, TN (931) 487-0027 Monday-Friday 10am – 3pm

Similar to the WCPR Senior Division, the Spring Hill Community Senior Center offers a variety of programs and events for those ages 55 and over. Some of their featured weekly programs include yoga classes, bridge club, and movie nights.
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Fifty Forward Senior Centers 

Martin Center Location - 960 Heritage Way, Brentwood, TN (615) 376-0102 Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm

College Grove Location - 8607 Horton Highway, College Grove, TN (615) 368-7093

Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm

FiftyForward is a Middle Tennessee-based nonprofit with the goal of helping senior adults in the region live “longer, more fulfilling lives through innovative programs and services.” FiftyForward has two facilities in Williamson County: Martin Center (located in Brentwood) and College Grove. Both centers offer a variety of programs including fitness classes, art instruction, writers' groups, book clubs, and more.
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Mt. Pleasant Senior Center in Maury County

Maury County Senior Centers

1020 Maury County Park Drive, Columbia, TN

(931) 380-3950

Monday-Friday, 8am – 3:30pm

In addition to offering recreational programs like cornhole and Zumba classes, Maury County Senior Center also aims to deliver helpful support services to senior residents such as health screenings, telephone reassurance programs, and military meetings. The Maury County Senior Center also has a sister center, Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, located at 501 Gray Lane in Mt. Pleasant, TN.
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Beyond senior centers, there are many ways to get out and about in your community on an everyday basis.
●     Get outside! Williamson and Maury Counties are home to a plethora of parks and trails for you to explore, as well as outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, golfing, and more.
●     Give back to your new community by volunteering. This can be a great way to learn more about the needs of your town while meeting new people from the area.
●     Learn something new! From fitness classes to community theatre, there are a variety of educational programs and organized clubs to get involved with. Check out Williamson County Parks and Recreation for more information, or one of the many libraries located throughout both counties.
●   Indulge in all of the arts and sports Middle Tennessee has to offer. Local colleges and universities will often have theatrical shows, musical performances, fine arts exhibits, and sporting events open to the public for a small ticket price.
●     For further information, feel free to check out our articles about each city within Williamson and Maury Counties.


For additional resources, head to http://www.agewelltn.org, http://tn.gov/aging or this article: Resources and Support for Older Adults Living Alone: A Comprehensive Guide.

As you get settled into your new community, remember that relocating is a journey, not an overnight feat. Be patient with yourself and embrace this chapter of your life with enthusiasm—before you know it, this new area will soon become home.
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