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Foundation News

WEHF Awards $1.68 million to Middle Tennessee Agencies

The West End Home Foundation presented checks totaling $1.68 million to thirty-three nonprofit agencies at their annual grant awards breakfast on January 5, 2018.  These agencies provide critically needed services to older adults in the Middle Tennessee region and all have achieved a high standard of excellence with measurable impact. The lives of older adults are enriched everyday through the programs and services that benefit from Foundation support. The $1.68 million were distributed across agencies and impact areas as follows: Advocacy:  $304,000.00 Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency Nashville Public Television Tennessee Justice Center Vanderbilt University You Have The Power Know How to Use It Enrichment and Socialization:  $178,750.00 Bethlehem Centers of Nashville Music for Seniors Nashville Public Library Foundation Nations Ministry Center FiftyForward St. [...]

January 24th, 2018|

“A Heartfelt Mission”

The West End Home Foundation released a book on November 15, 2017 documenting its 125-year history of serving older adults in Middle Tennessee. A Heartfelt Mission - The West End Home Foundation 1891-2016, by Mary Ellen Pethel, is a story that began in the late 1800s when M.H. Howard left a bequest to establish a home for "aged and helpless women who were without means of support".  The Old Woman's Home, later renamed The West End Home for Ladies, was founded in 1891. For over 120 years, generations of prominent Nashville women served on the Governing and Auxiliary Boards to ensure that elderly women were able to spend their final years in a caring and compassionate residence with all the comforts of home. Today the home is no longer in operation but the legacy of caring continues through our independent charitable foundation.  "The West End Home [...]

November 20th, 2017|

91 year-old is the new face of The Nations

July 14th, 2017|

Australian street artist Guido van Helten has converted an old brick grain silo into a piece of art depicting The Nations neighborhood. As he researched the project, he visited St. Luke's Community House and found his [...]

NPT Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace

April 25th, 2017|

A new documentary in the NPT Aging Matters series entitled "Aging & the Workplace" will premier on Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 pm. The West End Home Foundation provided [...]

Alive Hospice Breaks Ground in Murfreesboro

August 17th, 2016|

Alive Hospice held a ground breaking ceremony on August 17, 2016 at the site of the planned Murfreesboro Residence. The West End Home Foundation contributed to the capital campaign [...]