Foundation News

FiftyForward Exchange welcomes Dianne Oliver Executive Director of The West End Home Foundation

FiftyForward Patricia Hart Building Director Sharie Loik Goodman recently sat down with Dianne Oliver, executive director of The West End Home Foundation, to discuss the ways to reframe and combat ageism. While only two percent of national philanthropic dollars are dedicated to aging-specific programs, nearly 20 percent of the population is over 60 years old. Oliver explains how older adults are usually overlooked in society and their experience and wisdom undervalued, but those trends are changing. In 2019, AARP launched its reframing aging initiative. Many Nashville community organizations that serve older adults embraced this change and followed suit, including FifyForward and The West End Home Foundation. Oliver explains this cultural shift as policymakers are working to create spaces for older adults to thrive in their communities including accessibility plans for parks, community spaces, and housing to keep older adults active and engaged. We hope you will watch and share this vital conversation about aging.

July 8th, 2021|

WEHF Welcomes Our New Program Officer

September 15th, 2021|

We are excited to announce that Chandra Allen has joined the Foundation staff to fill our new Program Officer position. Chandra is a native Nashvillian. She brings a diversity of experience in both the nonprofit [...]

Nashville Property Tax Assistance for Older Adults

June 16th, 2020|

Metro Nashville offers two property tax assistance programs for elderly and disabled low-income homeowners in Davidson County. The Property Tax Relief program provides reimbursement for all or part of the taxes for homeowners whose incomes did [...]