Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Ahh.. Thanksgiving. The time of year to gather all your loved ones around a table to celebrate life's many blessings and indulge in a delicious, home cooked meal with a turkey as the centerpiece. Unless..   That's right. Thanksgiving fails are more...
from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee A few months ago, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported complaints from people receiving fake letters supposedly from the IRS. In the past, it was made clear to potential victims of IRS scams...
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) invites area seniors (55+) to participate in upcoming day trips to visit area attractions. All activities are open to the public. Cheeks Bend Bluff Hiking Trip Join us for a hike at Cheeks...

Coming Soon to Nashville!

If you drive anywhere in Nashville, you know our city is booming! While traffic is a negative, there are a lot of perks to a growing city and one of those is.. new restaurants e'rywhere! So we put together...

4 Ways to Experience Alaska

Is visiting Alaska on your travel bucket list? Glacier hiking, white water rafting, dogsledding, whale watching – Alaska brings out the adventurer in anyone. With its breathtaking views, wildlife and exciting excursions, an Alaskan vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hollie...
Spring Hill-based Peek Pools & Spas designs and builds custom swimming pools, renovates and remodels existing pools and even takes care of pool maintenance and service. Kyle and Justin Peek, the father-son team behind the business is committed to...

New in Nashville

Nashville has new places poppin' up right and left! Here's our latest list of stores and restaurants opening their doors this month! 1. Made in TN The name says it all! This store is packed full of really cool, local items...
If you're looking for something to do in Nashville, you can't go wrong with live music. After all, this is Music City! Buuuut.. if you're looking for something a little more unique, this list is for you. Here's your guide to...

Nashville Halloween Events

It's Halloween weekend! Time for costumes, parties and lots of candy... There are so many Halloween events going on this weekend! From unique to spooky, we rounded up some of the biggest events you will not want to miss! Grab...
Brentwood Baptist Church will be hosting a special event on Thursday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m. on the Brentwood campus (Hudson Hall), where Senior Pastor Mike Glenn will share stories about his personal journey in caring for his mother...
The Southern Men’s Showcase is a premiere men’s lifestyle event taking place November 8-9, 2019 at The Factory at Franklin. This two-day event offers attendees the opportunity to see, touch, taste, buy, and experience the absolute best that Nashville has...
It's the spookiest time of year in Nashville! Halloween weekend is upon us and there's truly something fun for everyone. Take a look below at the most festive events of the season!   1. Boo at the Zoo When: Oct. 11-13, 18-20,...
If you are thinking of enhancing your backyard with a pool or spa, there’s only one company to call – Peek Pools & Spas. Kyle and Justin Peek, the father-son business duo behind Peek Pools & Spas, have over 35...
FALLELUJAH! Nashville Octobers make us want to frolic through pumpkin patches in slow motion. Is there anything better than fall in Music City? Nope! And one of the best ways to experience all the fall things? Visiting one of the many farms in...
Next time you're going out to eat, check this list for a new place to try! There are new restaurants opening up all the time in Nashville but these are the latest spots to open their doors. From breakfast...

Common Medicare Scams

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee It’s almost open enrollment for Medicare’s more than 60 million participants. As you consider the many options, don’t forget to keep an eye out for scams. Scammers use this time as an opportunity...
from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee The Better Business Bureau issued a warning notifying citizens that investment scams targeting older adults are increasing. Of course scams like this affect all ages; however, an uptick of complex investment opportunities are...
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) offers a wide variety of pickleball programs for all ages and ability levels. A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels, pickleball rules are simple and the game is easy...
Silver Sneakers, the health and fitness program designed for adults 65+ that’s included with many Medicare Plans, will not be available at Tennessee YMCA’s beginning in 2020. Silver Sneakers’ parent company Tivity Health and the YMCA have been in negotiations...
Hollie Birckhead, of Franklin, has been traveling all over the world since she was a kid. Now, she is helping others discover the beauty of travel as a local franchise owner of Dream Vacations. Dream Vacations is a full-service...

Nashville Halloween Fun

It's the spookiest time of year in Nashville! The Halloween fun lasts all month long so we compiled a list of the most festive events of the season!   1. Boo at the Zoo When: Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 4-27, various times Where: Nashville...
It may not feel like fall in Nashville (upper 90's, really?!) but it can taste like fall. Just grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte, or any fall drink, at one of our favorite coffee shops in Nashville. We rounded up...
Chef Laura Lea is a Certified Holistic Chef and food writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her company, LL Balanced, provides you with easy, nutritious and family-friendly recipes that will make healthy eating a pleasure and restore balance to your...
______________________________________________________________________ If you love Christmas, we've got some news that just might make you smile..   "The Incredible Christmas Place" broke ground on a second location in Mt. Juliet this past Tuesday, September 24th. If you haven't been to their original location...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ Jackson’s Orchard is a 105 acre farm located in Bowling Green, Kentucky! This farm was purchased by Bill and Shirley Jackson in 1966 and remains in the family today! The Orchard currently has over 7,000 apple,...

Fall Fun in Nashville

Fall in Nashville is a magical thing. There’s just something about the crisp air and changing leaves that make us want to throw on our Ugg boots, grab a PSL and explore fall in our favorite city.    1. Cheekwood Harvest Cheekwood...
from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Over the past 18 months, the Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee has embarked on a journey to understand the impact of eldercare on employers and the needs of working caregivers. The...
The Athletics Division of Williamson County Parks and Recreation is registering for upcoming Fall Pickleball Clinics and Leagues. All activities will be conducted on the outdoor courts at the Academy Park campus located behind the Williamson County Enrichment Center,...
Football is back and that means we've got weekend plans for the next four months. But if you can't go to the game, where will you watch? The couch at home is always an option but we're thinking outside...
Labor Day weekend means cannonballs and cookouts.. but if you're dreaming of more relaxation in the pool and less labor at the grill this year, we've got a list of the best BBQ joints in town that will be...
from Caregivers by WholeCare No matter our age, good nutrition plays a big role in our overall health. The healthier food we eat, the better we feel. Our diet affects our mood and energy level and also has a long-term impact...

Best Queso in Nashville

What's cheesy, delicious and creates traffic jams at the dinner table (see below)? QUESO. The crowned jewel of any Mexican meal. It's definitely not something we take lightly here in Music City. We recently rounded up the Best Mexican...

Now Open in Nashville!

If you're like me, you spot new restaurants, businesses and buildings almost every time you drive around town. Ooo, what's going there? What's that going to be? Ooo, let's remember to eat there on our next date night. So whether...
from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) issued a statement warning older adults that scammers may be using DNA testing as way to get private information. In this situation, scammers will approach older...
The Athletics Division of Williamson County Parks and Recreation is registering for upcoming Summer Pickleball Clinics for beginner through advanced level players. The clinics, taught by experienced pickleball instructors, will be conducted on the outdoor courts at the Academy...
from Caregivers by WholeCare When the sun is out, so are many seniors. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the summer months, but caregivers and their seniors also face unique risks. Tips to Keep Seniors Cool When It’s Hot According to...
OZ Arts invites you to Family Day 2019 with Miwa Matreyek, Sankofa Drum & Dance, Grupo Balança and more! Saturday, August 17th 12 PM General Admission $5 Get Tickets Now! ------------------------------------------------- One of OZ Arts' most popular events of the year, Family Day, is back and bringing together two...
Nashville is booming so hard, you could eat at a new restaurant every weekend and still have plenty to try. Here's our latest list of new concepts coming soon to Music City. 1. E3 Chophouse Nashville - Expected Opening: Fall The...

5 Heat Safety Tips

By Elizabeth Moss, Caregivers by WholeCare While it can be nice to get outside and enjoy the long summer days and activities, it’s also important to remember to take certain precautions when you spend any amount of time outside during...
It's the freaking weekend and you know what that means.. TIME TO BRUNCH! No other event of the week brings together our favorite people, food and drinks quite like brunch and Nashville has no shortage of hot spots. We...
Registration for the Fall 2019 Discover Williamson program for seniors (55+), presented through the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, is now open. Active adults interested in learning more about Williamson County and the many homegrown opportunities to make...
The Nashville Business Journal recently celebrated businesswomen, entrepreneurs, educators and more who comprised their 2019 Women of Influence list. The list recognized 44 winners in nine categories. “The women on this year’s list lead and make it a priority to...
Caregivers by WholeCare, a non-medical home health company offering continuum of care services, announces it has partnered with Electronic Caregiver™ to offer affordable care technologies to families in Middle Tennessee. Caregivers by WholeCare is the first home health company...
Nashville is known for country music but we also know what we're doing when it comes to ice cream! The options are endless so we rounded up a list of our top picks! 1. Bobbie's Dairy Dip A Nashville classic. Bobbie's...
The Grand Ole Opry unveiled its new daytime backstage tour, including a new immersive film in a custom-built theater, The Circle Room. The film is hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, the film experience takes fans on an emotional, heartfelt journey...
Blue Coast Burrito Announced as New Partner for WAY-FM’s Annual Shoe Drive with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® New shoes and socks will be collected at participating Middle Tennessee Blue Coast Burrito stores July 1 to July 27 to help...
The Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee recently announced its 28th Annual Sage Awards will take place on Monday, October, 28,2019. at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin. The event will begin with registration and silent auction at...
Animal-loving seniors can benefit from having a pet or receiving pet therapy. Although it may present challenges, many believe the benefits outweigh the risks and challenges. Planning for Senior Care If a senior who is in need of caregiving has a...
At one time, going on vacation meant we could let our guard down and be carefree. Unfortunately, in this technological age, you simply cannot afford to do that. Scammers are everywhere and very good at what they do. The...
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! And the summer treat has never been cooler. We've got four of the most fun ice cream options in Nashville! 1. Majestic Unicorn Shake - Legendairy Milkshake Bar The Unicorn Milkshake...
Nashville's Burger Week kicks off on Monday, July 15th, and runs through Sunday, the 21st. That means seven days of $5 burger bliss at some of the best restaurants in town. We thought this was the perfect time to...
Tis the season for food trucks in Nashville! We rounded up seven of our favorite meals on wheels that you just gotta try this summer.   1. Cousins Maine Lobster You don't have to go to up north to enjoy world-famous Maine lobster!...
Chef Laura Lea is a Certified Holistic Chef and food writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her company, LL Balanced, provides you with easy, nutritious and family-friendly recipes that will make healthy eating a pleasure and restore balance to your...
Do you have an aging relative, who has reached a point where they need help with everyday household tasks, running errands, cooking, etc…. but they are hesitant to ask for help for fear of losing their independence? While it’s...
Grab your red white and blue everything!!! The Fourth of July is next week and Nashville knows how to celebrate! From patriotic music to food to one of the largest fireworks shows in the country, we're breaking down the...
Author: The Nashville Mom  ______________________________________________________________________ CAMP KESEM A cancer diagnosis is hard on every family member, especially children. Camp Kesem seeks to bring joy to children implicated by a parent’s cancer by providing free summer camp. Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt University is...
The Sweet Life with Sweetwater Pontoon Rentals As a native Nashvillian, I've had one lifelong complaint: We're landlocked and too far from the water! While that may be true if you're looking for the ocean breeze, palm trees and sandy...
Chef Laura Lea is a Certified Holistic Chef and food writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her company, LL Balanced, provides you with easy, nutritious and family-friendly recipes that will make healthy eating a pleasure and restore balance to your...
Williamson County Parks and Recreation will be offering an outdoor bocce ball league beginning in July. Games will be played on the outdoor courts at the Academy Park campus located behind the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave.,...
New restaurants are popping up right and left in Nashville and we don't mind ONE BIT. Here's the latest list of places you must try!   615Chutney The South Indian food truck we've been stalking for the last five months, 615Chutney, is...