Young at Heart

The Young At Heart was organized to provide fellowship and opportunities for outings for our members who are age 50 and over. Our goal is to try to have one activity per month. We travel together in groups so as to provide transportation for those who may be unable to drive or uncomfortable driving long distances alone.

Our congregation has an annual “Harvest Banquet” for this age group the Friday before Thanksgiving each year. This always serves as our November event.

At each get together we discuss with the group any ideas or suggestions they might have for activities in the months to come. We also try to keep those in the group informed of the needs of any who might not be there or might not be able to attend.

Activities range from trips to local restaurants to day trips to historical places of interest in Tennessee and surrounding areas. Some months we just have pot luck luncheons in our fellowship hall and then those who enjoy games stay for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

We have had several cookouts. We also have enjoyed game nights in members’ homes when everyone just brought snacks.

Listed below are a few of the places and activities we have enjoyed in the past few years:

Donahoe Hotel – We ate at this old hotel in Red Boiling Springs and then went on to the old Mulkie Church building in Tompkinsville, Kentucky.

Miss Bobo’s Boarding House – Located in Lynchburg, Tennessee. We enjoyed lunch and walked and shopped the square in Lynchburg.

Falcon Manor – Historical home in McMinnville, Tennessee. We toured the home and ate lunch in their party room.

Smoke on the Mountain – We enjoyed this musical at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville after eating at the Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Avenue.

Amish Tour – Visited the Amish community in Etheridge, Tennessee and then enjoyed lunch at the Davy Crockett State Park.

Glendale, KY – Had lunch at the Whistle Stop Restaurant and shopped the antique stores and gift shops.

Cumberland County Playhouse – located in Crossville, TN. We enjoyed a buffet lunch at the Cumberland State Park and then drove to the Playhouse for a matinee.

Frist Center for the Arts – Nashville, TN. Had lunch at the Cafe and enjoyed a live performance of the great music of the 40’s and 50’s by Harry Stephenson. Following, we enjoyed a guided tour of the art exhibition.

If you have any questions regarding our Young At Heart Program, have recommendations for upcoming events, or would like to become involved in this ministry, please contact us.