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A full life at blakeford

Chef’s dinners, themed parties, luncheons, and daytrips. A wellness center, group fitness classes, art instruction, book clubs, and massage therapy. We practice whole-person health and wellness here, connecting and respecting your mind, body, and spirit. While our activities are plentiful, we understand that they’re also important opportunities for our members and residents to connect and find belonging together.

Expand your healthy lifestyle through purposeful movement and exercise, achievable goal setting, and healthy living educational programs and services.

Thrive

    • Group Fitness classes
    • Personal Exercise Prescriptions
    • Supervised Exercise Sessions
    • Wellness Center
    • Arthritis Foundation sponsored classes
    • Walking paths
    • Health and Wellness Fairs
    • Senior Fitness Tests
    • Massage Therapy
    • Scenic walks at local national parks
    • Healthy dining options
    • Registered Dieticians available

Broaden your knowledge, creativity and skills through intellectually stimulating programs, lifelong opportunities, and cultural events.

Enlighten

    • Blakeford University – lifelong learning opportunities which include lectures and discussions on a variety of topics
    • Transportation to Social and cultural events
    • Variety of musical performances at Blakeford
    • Art Instruction
    • Blakeford book club
    • Opportunities to perform with instrumental or vocal clubs

Foster emotional well-being through opportunities that encourage the celebrations of life while teaching techniques for managing the emotions of life’s transitions.

Embrace

From caring friends and neighbors who surround you to professional counselors available through community resources, you’ll always know you’re not alone – regardless of what life brings.

Blakeford offers presentations and discussions on a variety of topics

  • Grief and loss
  • Laughter therapy
  • Stress management
  • Estate preparation
  • Other topics designed to address both practical and emotional needs

Strengthen the Blakeford communitiy and the greater community by the sharing of personal knowledge and skills.

Connect

    • Opportunities for students and volunteers to be engaged in Blakeford community in a variety of ways
    • A relationship with Hands on Nashville to offer residents the opportunity to connect with local organizations in need of volunteers
    • Opportunity to join a variey of clubs
    • Resident Council – Residents have the opportunity to be a part of the “big picture” by being active on the Resident Council
    • Opportunities to utilize your skills and knowledge by leading classes, presentations, and resident clubs.organizations in need of volunteers

Enhance your lifestyle through creating meaningful relationships by sharing interests and actively engaging in social opportunities.

Engage

    • Local and long distance excursions to a variety of destinations
    • Social Clubs
    • The Blakeford Cinema
    • Monthly chef’s dinner and cookouts
    • Chauffeur style transportation services
    • Themed parties and events
    • A variety of group games
    • Multiple dining venues
    • Community and Family Events

Affirm the expression of personal values and beliefs by seeking meaning and purpose for the depth and breadth of life.

Inspire

    • Opportunities for residents to participate in Bible Studies, Vespers Services, Shabbat Services, Communion, Hymn sings, Religious educational programs
    • Discussion groups around topics such as spirituality and aging, dealing with the loss of loved ones and friends

Of course there is a vibrant social life and planned, coordinated activities, but what makes Blakeford truly special is our authentic, living community experience—real people, real friends, real relationships. Blakeford provides our members and residents with not just support, not just help with daily activities, but a place of real, meaningful belonging.

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