NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 25, 2016 – The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee will host its third annual class of Discover Franklin this June, offering a behind the scenes look at the Williamson County community. Registration for this interactive learning experience is now available.
Discover Franklin is a unique and exciting learning experience for active adults, 55+ that enhances understanding of Williamson County and exposes participants to meaningful civic engagement and volunteer opportunities within the community. This seven-day program brings the history and culture of Franklin into sharp focus through activities involving weekly tours, lectures, demonstrations and first- hand experience. Participants hear from area non-profit, business and government leaders about the area’s history and future.
“The Discover Franklin program is a great opportunity for participants, whether new to the area or a lifelong resident, to connect with other active older adults while exploring the area’s historic past and exciting future,” said Ellen LeRoy, discover program manager of the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee. “Leave the driving to us as you experience a truly unique behind-the-scenes look at Franklin.”
Each day of the program is guided by one or more themes: government and criminal justice, education, health, culture, history, economic development, neighborhoods, volunteerism and community resources. Participants hear from city and county leaders and visit multiple venues each day such as the Fort Granger, Franklin Police Dept., Williamson Medical Center, Franklin Theater and downtown Franklin, The Factory and Graceworks Ministries.
The Discover Franklin program occurs every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of June. Each program day runs from 9 am to 3 pm, and the group will meet a bus at a centralized location within Franklin each morning. This program is a hands-on experience for active older adults with presentations by community leaders, discussions, and tours. Cost is $99 for the seven sessions and includes transportation, lunch (except for June 9) and admittance to all venues. Space is limited to 30 participants.
2016 Discover Franklin Schedule:
June 9 – Orientation & Kickoff (1/2 day)
June 14 – Local History
June 16 – Health & Education
June 21 – Culture & Arts
June 23 – Economic Development
June 28 – Government & Criminal Justice
June 30 – Community Resources & Volunteerism
Interested individuals and groups can make reservations by calling 615-353-4235 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or by visiting the Council on Aging website.