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.
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 [...]
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