After the Civil War, Nashvillians with a passion for caring were inspired to create the Old Woman’s Home, the forerunner of today’s West End Home Foundation. That generosity and insight set a standard by which we strive to continue to operate. The original mission of providing direct care for senior women lasted for over 120 years. As times changed, the Board members were faced with tough decisions regarding the future of the home, but always in the forefront was the loving care of the remaining residents. With this book, we look back at our history and remain grateful for those that had the foresight and commitment to service that led us to where we are today.
–From the Foreword by Kim Sumner Hardin, President of the West End Home Foundation Board of Directors
The book is available at Parnassus Books in Nashville and through Amazon.
The purchase price is $20.00.
Community Life Bridge, a senior service agency based in Hendersonville, TN has officially launched their new program, Senior Ride Sumner. This new volunteer-assisted transportation program for older adults gave their first ride on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Senior Ride Sumner is filling the gap in transportation services by pairing vetted and trained volunteer drivers with older adults who no longer drive themselves. Riders now have access to reliable transportation to medical appointments, hair appointments, errands and social engagements to enable them to remain active and engaged in their communities. The volunteer drivers and riders also have the opportunity for meaningful social interaction during the rides. It’s a winning combination. Transportation services are now available in Hendersonville and the agency plans to gradually expand services County-wide. The West End Home Foundation provided start-up funding to help launch the program and is proud to be a funding partner.
Reframing Aging – A Workshop for Leaders and Advocates was held on March 8, 2019. This one-day seminar focused on how we can work together to change [...]
The West End Home Foundation recently was pleased to announce the dedication of a historical marker to pay tribute to the Old Woman’s Home, a Nashville institution founded in [...]