Senior Lifestyles Volume LV No. 43
Best Days of Summer! Cooking for One Page 7
All Out Fitness Page 15
New Discoveries at the Gray Fossil Site Page 4
Appalachian Foodways - The Proffitts of Ridgewood Page 4
Hip Hikers hike the Appalachian Trail (Max Patch), photo taken by Ron Zucker
JCSC Foundation News Attention Kroger Shoppers! Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program and YOU can help the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation every time YOU shop! Here are the steps to enroll in this rewards program: • • • • • •
Go to www.Kroger.com. Click on the “Community” link. Click on “Community Rewards”. Sign in if you are already registered, if not, create an account by completing the required information and enter the Kroger Plus Card number found on the back of your card. Then designate the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation (organization number 82707) under the “Community Rewards” section. That’s it! Now when you shop Kroger, 5% of your purchases for gas, groceries, or pharmacy will be designated to the JCSC Foundation.
On behalf of the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation, thank you! It’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas, especially our Christmas Box Champaign. Be on the lookout for more information on how you can help. The Foundation goal is to deliver at least 250 Christmas Boxes to needy seniors this year.
Please call 434-5723, 48 hours in advance to reserve a meal or if you need to cancel a meal that you have already signed up for. Sign up sheets are also available outside of the dining room.
Hip Hikers / Walkers and Talkers
Hiking 101 / Hip Hikers Blu Ridge Parkway Thursday, August 3rd. – Car Pooling Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:30a Registration deadline: August 3rd. Bring your own lunch Splash Dam Falls Thursday, August 17th. – Car Pooling Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:30a Registration deadline: August 17th. Bring your own lunch Guest River Gorge Thursday, August 24th. - Car Pooling Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:30a Registration deadline: August 24th. Bring your own lunch
Hiking 101 Tuesday: August 22, 2017 Leave the MPCC at 8:30 a. Return approx. 3:00 p. Meet in the lobby Cost: Free- Car Pooling Enjoy aquatic beauty as you first walk a nearly level track along Steele Creek, then beside Steele Creek Park Lake. View a waterfall at the lake dam. Next, head for the hills and lesser-traveled ridges above Steele Creek, where you can take in views of the surrounding mountains. Lakeside Trail is an approx. 2.1 mile long trail for beginners located at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, Tennessee. Pack a lunch to enjoy the day.
Walkers and Talkers History tour of Downtown Jonesborough & History Museum Tuesday: August 1, 2017 • Cost: $1 Leave the MPCC at 9:00 a. return approx. 12:30 p. Meet in the lobby Nicknamed “Tennessee’s Oldest Town,” Jonesborough was founded in 1779 when Tennessee was still claimed by North Carolina, and it was the capital for the failed 14th State of the U.S., known as the State of Franklin. Some folks whisper that the ghost of Andrew Jackson can be seen wandering Jonesborough’s streets or coming and going from Major Christopher Taylor’s cabin, just blocks from the Washington County Courthouse. And it very well may be true. He practiced law here and was a judge. Several of the early exploits that make up Jackson’s larger-than-life legend unfolded here including at least one of his bloodless duels and the rescuing of a prized race horse from a burning barn. And the history of this place does not stop at Old Hickory. We will have lunch downtown afterwards. Come join us for a guided tour by: Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Please register by July 31, 2017
Open to all ages!
Thursday August 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. – Bicycling Class
Memorial Park Community Center Class will feature basic skills and bike maintenance. Knowledge and training for beginning bikers and advanced riders. Safety and repairs on the trail will also be covered in the session. Register in person at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert Street.
6:00 p.m. – Leisurely ride on the Tweetsie Trail Distance and participation optional.
7:00 p.m. – Discounted admission to JC Cardinal’s
For more information call: (423) 434-5749
Learning / Computers
Lifelong Learning New Discoveries at the Gray Fossil Site Tuesday, August 8 10:30a Cost: Free Instructor: Dr. Chris Widga Dr. Chris Widga, Head Curator of the Gray Fossil Site, will be here to discuss all the new and exciting discoveries happening at the Site. This includes the Mastodon cluster that has been receiving a lot of attention. So, come join us for a fun and interactive lecture. Please Pre-register. Appalachian Foodways-The Proffitts of Ridgewood Thursday, August 24th 10:30a Instructor: Fred Sauceman Cost: Free Mr. Fred Sauceman will be here to talk about his upcoming book “The Proffitts of Ridgewood: An Appalachian Family’s Life in Barbecue”. Fred Sauceman is a journalist, author, filmmaker and wonderful speaker. On top of that he is an Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University; News Director, WETS-FM/HD, the author of several books about Appalachian and Southern Foodways, and much more. Please Pre-register. Brand new for August! Genealogy Club Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, August 16 1p-3p Cost: Free Join us for our first meeting of the Genealogy club at the Johnson City Senior Center. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner or you have experience working on your family tree. This will be an informal meeting to talk about all things Genealogy. The Film Club Third Thursday of every month Thursday, August 17 1-4p Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, Professor at E.T.S.U. in the Media and Communication department, as he leads a monthly club that views, thinks critically, and discusses a different film each month. So if you’re a film buff or interested in learning more about film, come join us. Everyone is welcome. Please Pre-register. This month’s film will be “Stand By Me”.
Johnson City German Club Thursdays, 9:30a-12p Cost: Free People of all ages and skill-levels are welcome. Attendance is not required. Our goal is to promote the lifelong learning of the 3 C’s (Conversation, Composition, Culture) associated with the German language. Everyone receives free meeting minutes & special reports in German with English translations and full-color pictures. These documents are available via E-mail, a BLOG, and a limited number of complimentary paper copies brought to each meeting. Check us out on Mr. Pollock’s BLOG at http://herrpollock. livejournal.com and see for yourself. Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Individual Consultation) Do you have questions about Power of Attorney when it comes to healthcare but don’t have funds for legal services? Or do you know someone who has a need w/o funds? Make an appointment to meet one on one with Wesley Wilson. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 434-6229 to set up an appointment. Simple and Short Wills (Individual Consultation) In the month of August, Mr. Wesley Wilson will prepare simple and very short wills for individuals with the need but without the funds. The appointments will be in order they are received, as time allows. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 434-6229 to set up an appointment. Conversational Spanish Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 3p Cost: Free If you have some knowledge of Spanish, would like to learn more, or refresh your speaking skills, join our new instructor. Mr. Ceffalo was a language instructor at ETSU, Milligan and NE State. Please register. Tweetsie Trail Photo Display! Make sure to check out our Tweetsie Trail photography display by the Amateur Photography Club. The photos will be displayed in the Senior Center Hallway and on a continuous loop on the television in the Gathering Room.
Brain Games Thursdays at 4:00p Cost: Free Calling All Trivia Buffs! We will be starting our hunt for the sharpest senior minds to compete and represent our center at the Brain Games in August. This will be our 4th year participating. Starting in June we will have trivia competitions to find our best team. July will be spent in training our team for competition. Our goal will be to make it to state competition. This event is open to anyone who is 50+. Are You Tired of Unwanted Phone Calls? Here is a resource to stop unsolicited phone calls to your home and cellphone: National Do Not Call Register - 1-888-382-1222. Call or go online to enroll as a residential telephone subscriber who does not want to be solicited by telemarketers. Effective within 31 days after enrollment; telemarketers are prohibited from calling, unless exempted by law. Registration does not expire. Enroll with both the national register and Tennessee Do Not Call list.
Computers Computer Instruction Senior Computer Camp: Sign up for a One on One session with Betty. Personal Mobile Device Assistance or Join us to learn new skills, installation of apps, or set up your new mobile device. Desktops, Laptops, Cell - Smart Phones, Tablets, iPads, iPhones. Please bring mobile device. Betty Hall – One-on-one 12p Cost: $15 M-W-F Computer and mobile device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay. Betty Hall – One-on-one 2p Cost: $15 M-W-F Computer and mobile device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay. Open Computer Lab Mondays, 9-11:30a Tuesdays, 9a-2p Wednesdays, 9a-12p Thursdays, 10a-12p Fridays, 9a-12p
Outings Million Dollar Quartet at Barter Theatre Thursday, August 24 Charter bus Load Time is 10a, Departure time is 10:30a • Cost: $34 “Million Dollar Quartet” is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. “Million Dollar Quartet” brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. Your only cost will be $34 for the matinee ticket, the bus and lunch at the Martha Washington Inn will be sponsored. Lunch will consist of half a sandwich and a cup of Creamy Potato Soup. The sandwich options will be Smoked turkey & ham club, Grilled cheese with spinach and tomato or a Chicken Salad Croissant. You will need to choose one when you register. A Very Special Thank you to our Sponsors: Sponsors for the Transportation: Re/Max Checkmate Realtors and Home Trust Bank since 1926 ----Sponsor for lunch at the Martha Washington Inn: Elizabethton Federal Savings and Loan----Renasant Bank------ State Farm. Limit 2 per individual, Seats are limited, no refunds.
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Ripley’s Aquarium & Shopping Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Leave MPCC at 8a, return approx. 6p • Cost: $28 An award-winning and top-rated aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Ripley’s® Aquarium of the Smokies offers a variety of interactive experiences and exhibits that showcase the many thousands of exotic sea creatures that call this venue home. Guests can touch real stingrays, travel along a 340-foot moving glide path beneath a sea of sharks, paint a piece of artwork with penguins, and much more. See the World’s Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel. Discover oceans of fun at our 1.4 million gallon worldclass Aquarium, see 12-foot sharks and over 10,000 exotic sea creatures. Pet a stingray, hold a horseshoe crab and come face to face with a giant octopus. You will definitely want
We had a great time on our outing to Osceola Island. to enjoy our lively Penguin Playhouse featuring African Black Footed Penguins. Still open for 2017…Pearl Harbor Exhibit! Your opportunity to experience this awesome exhibit is included in the Aquarium tour admission, along with our Discovery Center addition that features a new Million Dollar 3-Story Treehouse, Play Center with Bridges, Slides, Obstacle Course and new Touch Jellyfish Exhibit. The Greeneville Astros versus Kingsport Mets! Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Leave MPCC at 10:30a, return approx. 3p • Cost: $7 Price includes transportation, someone from our Senior Center to throw out the first pitch and a group picture with some of the players and coaches. The Astros will also be having some members from Bright’s Zoo here that day along with some animals from the zoo. If someone would like to sing the National Anthem please contact me directly at the Senior Center Kristina Patsel 423-434-6223. The Greeneville Astros are a minor league baseball team of the Appalachian League, and a Rookie-level affiliate of the Houston Astros. They are located in Tusculum, Tennessee, and play their home games at Pioneer Park on the campus of Tusculum College. Pioneer Park is a beautiful park with the atmosphere of a MLB park and fun experience. The Astros have led the Appalachian League in average attendance every year since their move to
Pioneer Park from 2004-2014. In 2007, the first former Greeneville Astros made it to the major leagues. Four players from the 2004 Greenville team were called up to Houston late in the 2007 season: Juan Gutiérrez, Felipe Paulino, Troy Patton, and J. R. Towles. “Other notable alumni include Carlos Correa, J.D. Martinez, Jose Altuve, Joe Musgrove and Lance McCullers.” $2 Tuesday-Every Tuesday home game will give fans the opportunity to purchase several items throughout Pioneer Park at a discounted rate of two dollars. Some of these discounted items will include programs, souvenirs and hot dogs. Register by 8-14-17 Appalachian Fair Thursday, August 24th, leave MPCC at 4p, return approx. 8p • Cost: $2 for transportation Come join us on Senior Night at one of the best “county fairs” in the state of Tennessee. Bring $4 to pay at the gate. Register by August 23. Coming in September! Dixie Stampede Senior Day Tuesday, September 19 Leave MPCC at 10:00a, return approx. 6:00p Cost: $37 (includes, show, meal and transportation) Join us for a trip to Dixie Stampede for Senior Day. The outing will feature Health & Wellness Fair, Dixie Belle Saloon Show, Dixie Stampede Show & Meal. Please register by September 3. Limited seats, no refunds.
Sports / Groups
An announcement of the Appalachian Farmacy initiative was held last week at the Johnson City’s Farmers Market in downtown Johnson City. Photo by Jeff Derby
Groups and Meetings
Senior Basketball Each Monday 10a • Cost: FREE Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot a-rounds
Veteran’s Meet, Learn & Share 4th Monday of Each Month 9:30-11a Cost: Free If you are a veteran, you are invited to join us on the 4th Monday of each month from 9:30-11:00am. Ken Sheppard leads the group and shares a specific topic each month. We appreciate Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services for the sponsorship and support of this program.
Senior Billiards Monday-Saturday 7a-8p • Cost: FREE Senior men and women are welcomed to play. There are four well maintained tables. All levels of experience are welcome. Yearly tournaments held. Doubles Table Tennis Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30a-12p • Cost: FREE Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis is a great way to keep your brain and body active. Tournaments will be held annually. Pickleball Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a • Cost: FREE Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles. Senior League Golf Group Over the age of 50 and enjoy golf? Each Tuesday and Thursday, weather permitting. Tee times and locations vary. Contact Gil and Bobbie Dietz at 423-926-9824 for more information. Bowling League Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-213-5861 or Holiday lanes at 423-282-6521 for more information. Fall and Winter Leagues begin soon. Sign ups begin August 3rd. Join us for lots of fun, exercise, and meet new friends. Must be 55 or older.
Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Wednesdays at 10a For each month an area clergyman leads a four week Bible study. Thursdays at 8:00 am Men’s Bible Study. Breakfast by donation Writer’s Circle Cost: Free 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10a Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion within the group. As the Page Turns (Book Club): Free Books Provided 1st Thursday of month 10a If you like reading a variety of books and meeting new people, come join us. You are not required to join in the discussion or answer questions if you do not wish to. Book Selections: August: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers September: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Grief Support Gathering Cost: Free 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30p Sponsored by Morris Baker Funeral Home. Washington County S.A.L.T Council Cost: Free 1st Thursday of the month, 2p Location will rotate between Johnson City Senior Center and Jonesborough Augusts’ meeting will be at the Jonesborough Senior Center Constituent Services Cost: Free 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9-11a Bill Darden, a representative of Congressman Phil Roe will be available to discuss concerns and issues that you may have Some of the ways that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance: • Senior Citizens: Social Security and disability • Students: financial aid, entrance to U.S. Service Academies • Veterans: VA claims and military service problems • Small Business: SBA loan applications, technical assistance and interpretation of federal regulations • Home Buyers: FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems • Local Governments: disaster assistance, regulation compliance, and federal grant application problems • Taxpayers: IRS tax problems
New programs hope to curb unhealthiness in area with fresh food prescriptions By Collin Brooks Clinics will soon be writing prescriptions for fresh produce, adding to the adage that ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ At least that is the hope with the new Appalachian Farmacy. The mission of the new group is to improve health outcomes in the region by increasing access for low-income patients to purchase, cook and consume more locally grown fruits and vegetables. “A lot of diseases can be greatly impacted by eating healthier,” said Lexy Close, who wrote the grant for the Appalachian Resource and Development Council and serves as beginning farmer support. “So we are hoping that in influx of fresh produce will have some impact.” In order to receive the benefits, a patient must already receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through the government. Those cards are already allowed to be used at the Farmer’s Market. The Appalachian Farmacy will provide patients at the Johnson City Community Health Center and clients at the Johnson City and Jonesborough Senior Centers with “prescriptions” for fresh fruits and vegetables which can be redeemed at the Johnson City and Jonesborough Farmers Markets and the Boone Street Market. “If we can make people healthier through this program, then that could also reduce costs at the clinic,” Close said. The idea was inspired by an identical program in Letcher County, Kentucky, that has now completed its second year. Last year, in that program, they were able to provide over $86,000 worth of vouchers that were redeemed at their market, which grew from 6 vendors in 2014 to over 40 vendors in 2016. That is one of many programs in the nation that have shown marked participant health benefits including a decrease in body mass index, and an increase in food security and fruit and vegetable consumption. Close said that she made a trip to Letcher County to watch first hand the impact that the program had and she did some research and discovered that there was funding available through a federal FDA grant in a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grants.
The grants come in particular sizes and the one that the ARCD received is for $100,000, with the monies needing to be matched locally, which the ARCD is doing with man hours. A total of $56,000 will be invested in the direct purchase of fruits and vegetables, through prescription vouchers that participants can redeem at the Johnson City Farmers Market, Jonesborough Farmers Market and at the Boone Street Market in Jonesborough — that is $56,000 invested in the regional agricultural economy. By the end of the summer, participants will report increased consumption of fresh foods, and improved knowledge, behaviors, and health. Patients will receive prescriptions for $1 per day per family member, up to $28 per week. The prescriptions will be in the form of a coupon which can be redeemed each week at the Johnson City and Jonesborough Farmers Markets and the Boone Street Market. At the markets, they will receive colored tokens that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at individual vendors’ booths. Additionally, the program will offer monthly cooking and nutrition classes that will be free for program participants to attend. The program is capable of serving up to 125 families or over 400 individuals and will begin on Saturday, July 8. Tennessee is ranked 43rd in the country for “health outcomes,” according to the 2015 America’s Health Rankings report. Research has shown that lifestyle diseases can be greatly mitigated through better nutrition and increased physical activity, demonstrating the importance of interventions like Appalachian Farmacy. The project has been spearheaded by a broad coalition of community partners focused on farm, food and health issues. The coalition includes the Appalachian RC&D Council; Appalachian Sustainable Development; ETSU College of Public Health and ETSU College of Nursing; Food City’s Nutrition office; Johnson City Senior Center; Jonesborough Senior Center; Jonesborough Locally Grown (Jonesborough Farmers Market & Boone Street Market); Johnson City Farmers Market; the UT Extension Service; and representatives of Mountain States Health Alliance’s Community Education Dietitians.
Healthy Living S.A.L.T. Council Meeting at Jonesborough Senior Center Cost: Free Thursday, August 3, 2-3p S.A.L.T. Council is a combined meeting of seniors, police officers, and community organizations that come together each month to talk about issues that seniors face. This month’s meeting will have a special program about minor home modifications and repairs that are available to seniors. Speaker TBD. We welcome all seniors. This council alternates between Johnson City Senior Center and Jonesborough Senior Center each month. September’s meeting will be in Johnson City. Cooking for One Speaker: Elizabeth Renfro, UT Extension Agent Cost: Free Monday, August 21, 11a-12p Cooking for one person can be a daunting task, but come learn ways to make cooking fun again. We will learn better ways to shop and cook food for one. Please call 423-434-6237 for a reservation. Laser Therapy for Back Pain Speaker: Dr. Kevin Fielden, Chiropractor Cost: Free Wednesday, August 23, 11a-12p Do you have a condition diagnosed as an “-itis” or an “-algia”? there is a new therapy using lasers to help relieve pain of all kinds. In this class you will learn about laser therapy, what it is, how it is done and get your questions answered about this therapy. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat. Geriatric Depression Instructor: Judith M. Grana, M. Ed. Counseling Psychology Cost: Free Monday, August 21, 12:30-1:30p This class will talk about depression specific to the senior population. We will learn what this depression is, how it is recognized, symptoms and treatment options for help. This class is a continuation of a program last month, but you will be welcome. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat.
August Special Events
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9:00 Walkers & Talkers History tour of downtown Jonesborough
10:00 Volunteer Meeting 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Video Series-The Arts
14 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Pastels & Chamomile Class 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
21 11:00 Cooking for One 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 12:30 Geriatric Depression 1:00 Corn Syrup Painting 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
8 8:00 Ripley’s Aquarium Outing 9:00 Constituent Services 10:30 New Discoveries at the Gray Fossil Site
10:30 Greeneville Astros Game Outing
6:30 Next Step Photography Club 6:30 Morris Baker Grief Relief
22 8:30 Hiking 101 – Steele Creek Park
12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
7:30 - Hip Hikers – Blue Ridge Parkway 10:00 As the Page Turns 3:00 Creative Card Making
9 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
10:00 Writer’s Circle 1:00 Pottery 3:00 JCSC Seniors om the Go 4:00 Ark Encounter Trip Meet & Greet
16 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Genealogy Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
23 11:00 Laser Therapy for Back Pain 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
9:30 Veterans Meet and Greet Share Time 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Special Needs Craft Class 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
30 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance – Limited Edition
11 8:30 All Out Fitness 11:45 Just Peachy Lunch 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 Johnson City Grand Squares
17 7:30 Hip Hikers – Splash Dam Falls 1:00 Pottery 1:00 The Film Club
18 8:30 All Out Fitness 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance – Jerry Pierce
7:30 Hip Hikers – Guest River Gorge 10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:30 Appalachian Foodways 10:30 Barter Theatre Outing 1:00 Pottery 4:00 Appalachian Fair Outing
4 8:30 All Out Fitness
6:30 Morris Baker Grief Relief
31 1:00 Sewing Class – Tote Bag
25 8:30 All Out Fitness 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 Johnson City Grand Squares
More Grief Support Resources Now Available at Johnson City Senior Center The death of a loved one—spouse, parent, child, grandparent, other family member, or friend—can be difficult. Morris-Baker’s “Finding Hope” booklet series is aimed at supporting anyone who has experienced a loss. This series, authored by Dr. Troyer, is now available, for free, at the Senior Center to any community member. These booklets can provide comfort, hope, and information about common grief reactions and responses, strategies for Preston McKee with Patty Altman, helping yourself, as well as Community Health Activities Coordinator other topics. The booklet titles of the Senior Center include: When a Child Grieves, After the Death of Your Loved One, After the Death of Your Parent (men’s and women’s editions), After the Death of Your Wife, After the Death of Your Husband, Grief During the Holidays, and After the Death of a Child. Morris-Baker will also make these booklets available at the Carver Recreation Center as well as the Johnson City Public Library.
Ongoing Events MONDAY
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Fit and Toned 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Open Computer Lab 9:30 Love Handles 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:30 Open Art Studio 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Musical Voices 1:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 2:00 Challenge Square Dance 3:30 Line Dance w/ Martha 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers 6:00 Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 Heart Strings Instruments Jam Session 10:00 Open Computer Lab 11:45 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 12:00 Rummy 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 SilverSneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 2:00 Needle & Fiber Arts 3:00 Conversational Spanish 5:30 Scrabble Group 5:30 NuLine Dance by TJ 6:00 Mexican Train Dominoes
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 7:30 Fasting Blood Sugars 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 Fit and Toned 9:30 Love Handles 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Bible Study 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:30 Acrylics 1:00 Adult Coloring 1:00 Pinochle 5:15 Ballroom Dance Lessons 6:00 Senior Hatha Yoga 6:30 Advanced Square Dance 7:00 Badminton
THURSDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 SilverSneakers® Yoga 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 German Conversation 1:00 Rook 1:00Ballroom Dancing 1:00 Golden Strikers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes
FRIDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Circuit 12:30 Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjong 2:00 Open Craft Time SATURDAY 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 1:00 Line Dance by TJ, Intermediate Level
Grandparents Corner Kids Triathlon August 19 Join us for the 5th Annual Dive Ride and Stride Kid’s Triathlon! This is a great way to introduce your children to the triathlon world at a young age! Children will participate in an age appropriate swim, bike, and run during this event. More details to come!
Dolly and Me Tea Party September 9 Bring your favorite doll and join your friends for sweet treats, and cute take home crafts! Tickets can be purchased in person Aug 7- Sept 7. Please pre-register to attend.
Memorial Park Community Center
Dive Ride &Stride Kid’s Triathlon
Gracious Retirement Living • A variety of cultural & social activities • Studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom & luxury two-bedroom apartments • Support services for extra care as needed • No entry fee • Monthly rent 3207 Bristol Highway Johnson City
August 19, 2017 Join us for the 5th annual Dive, Ride, & Stride Kids Triathlon! Kids will swim, ride bikes and run to the finish line for competition or just for fun! Where: Race begins at Legion Street pool
Dolly and Me Tea Party
Time: Check-in 8am, first race starts at 9am Age divisions: 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 (open to boys and girls) Cost: Early registration-June 5-August 11-$30 (guaranteed shirt and medal) Late registration-August 12-18-$40
5th Annual! Where to register: Memorial Park Community Center– Mon.-Fri. 7am-9pm or www.johnsoncitytn.org/parksrec beginning June 5
For more info contact Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. (423) 434-5758
September 9th, 2017 10:00-11:00am $5/ticket Ages: 4-12 Bring your favorite doll and join your friends for sweet treats and cute take home crafts for you and your doll. Tickets can be purchased in person Aug 7- Sept 7. Must pre-register to attend. MEMORIAL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER; 510 BERT ST
Dance / Events
Dance & Special Events Line Dance with Martha (Beginner/Intermediate) Mondays 3:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $6 or SilverSneakers® Discount Come learn how to line dance. You will be having so much fun, without even realizing that you are exercising! Dandy Line Dancers (Advanced Line Dancing) Mondays 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: FREE This is a volunteer group which not only practices during this time frame; they also go out into the community and perform Ballroom Dance Wednesdays 5:15p • Cost: Free Bring a partner or come alone. More men are needed to join the group.
Friday Night Dance- Come dance the night away from 7:00-10:00p. Beverages will be served. Price is $5. (SilverSneakers® discount applies for those eligible). For special dances, the ticket price is slightly higher and will be advertised as such.
Advanced Square Dance Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p • Cost: $6 Instructor: Don Williamson This is an advanced square dancing class so some experience is recommended
August 4 - Regular - Limited Edition • August 18 - Regular - Jerry Pierce
Ballroom Dance Practice Thursdays 1p • Cost: FREE Come and enjoy an afternoon of ballroom dancing Johnson City Grand Squares Second and Fourth Fridays 6:30-8:30p • Cost $6 New members welcome. Line Dance by TJ Intermediate Level Saturdays 10:30a • Cost: $5 Ages 18+ are welcome! Just Peachy! Friday, August 11, 11:45a-12:45p • Cost: $2 Join the staff of the Johnson City Senior Center as we celebrate National Peach month! We will be providing a meal, in place of congregate meal, that is sure to put a smile on your face. Please register by Tuesday, August 8th to allow us time to plan for this funfilled event! Coming in September! Line Dance Party Saturday, September 30 2p-5p Cost: $3 Come join us for a fun evening of Line Dancing. Bring a snack to share with friends, drinks will be provided. Please Register by September 19.
Volunteers Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living
115 Woodlawn Drive • Johnson City, TN • (423) 975-0095
Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday, August 6, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • Light refreshments served
• See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers • Guest Speaker - Donna Pearce with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) • A fun activity with prizes for all to enjoy!
Arts/Crafts/Performing Arts Amateur Photography Club Cost: Free First Monday of the month 1-3p If you’re just starting out, or want to brush up on your skills, take field trips and photos then come and join us! Photo themes: February: Close Up/Black & White March: Snow, Grow, or Sew/Photographer’s Choice April: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral/New- People, Place, Things May: Old-People Place, Things/Something Blue Next Step Photography Club Cost: Free Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30p If you have a Basic technical knowledge of your camera, a desire to learn and experience more, understand some of the creative control functions like aperture, shutter speed, composition, use of the manual settings on your camera and ready to delve deeper in to image creation and gain a broader knowledge of photography, then Next Step Photography is for you. Heart Strings Cost: Free Tuesdays 10a–12p Bring your instrument and join in this open group, playing a variety of songs including old hymns, bluegrass, country and folk music. Needle and Fiber Arts Cost: Free Tuesdays 2–5p A gathering of folks who are interested in the fiber arts. Bring your project to work on and share ideas and skills. Join this group to share and learn and enjoy the company of others while you work. Please clean up when you are finished and don’t store items at the Center. Acrylics Class Cost: $10 Wednesdays 12:30–2:30p Join “Art” Holsclaw to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. Registration deadline is Monday before each class. Musical Voices Cost: Free Mondays 1- 3p Join this welcoming group if you desire to sing gospel music and share the joy of music with local nursing homes. Writer’s Circle Cost: Free Second & Fourth Thursdays 10a-12p Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion with the group. Open Craft Time Cost: Free Fridays 2-5p Take advantage of our beautiful creative space! Bring
a project and work in the company of other crafters. Just clean up when you are finished and please don’t store items at the Center.
his FUN-ctional Art pottery classes here! Cost includes all materials and kiln firing. Please preregister and pay, class size is limited.
Adult Coloring Group Cost: Free Wednesdays 1-2:30p Join the new trend in Adult Coloring! Bring your colored pencils, crayons, markers (or use ours) and relax and color in the company of friends and new friends. Coloring sheets will be provided or you can bring your own.
Sewing Class – Tote Bag Instructor: Helen Wright Cost: $2 per class Thursday August 31 1:00-3:00pm Helen is a retired Home Economics teacher with many years of experience teaching sewing classes. She will be sharing her many ideas for fun and useful projects in a series of monthly classes. August will feature a tote for shopping or summer outings. See examples in the glass display case in the hallway. Please preregister and bring your portable sewing machine if you would like. We have a few machines available here.
Pencil Drawing Made Easy Instructor- Ann Whitson Cost: Free Tuesdays 1-2:30p Ongoing class in pencil drawing welcomes new members. We work on basic drawing skills and techniques, such as line, shape, shading and perspective, in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. Senior Chorale off for summer Cost: Free Thursdays 10a – 12p Join this lively group who loves to sing a variety of songs including show tunes and popular songs. This group is led by Cherry Smith. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required. Video Series – The Arts Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free Monday August 7 2:00 – 3:00pm In this exciting series of classes we will learn about Art History, Drawing Technique, American and European Art and Great Artists and their Masterpieces. Bring a note pad or sketchpad for discussion and notes. Special Needs Craft Class Cost: $2 Monday August 28 1:00 – 2:30pm An Arts and Crafts Class for individuals with intellectual disabilities, age 18 and over. Cost of class covers all supplies used to make class project. Caregivers, please accompany participants. Pottery Class- Handbuilding (and more) Instructor: Don Burger Cost: $25 for the series Thursday August 10, 17 & 24 1:00-3:00pm “Mug Yourself: Make your own personal pottery mug,” In this class, you’ll learn and combine several hand building and glazing techniques to make a mug that represents your personality, including some approaches that were developed by the instructor to make pottery easier for everyone. Week 1: mug building Week 2: handles and other attachments and decorations Week 3: glazing Don is owner and head potter at Dragonfly Cottage Pottery in Jonesborough. We are very excited to offer
Corn Syrup Painting Instructor: Roy Krauss Cost: $2 Monday August 21 1:00-2:30 Come and join us for some sticky fun! Roy will be teaching an interesting technique for creating a stained glass effect with corn syrup paint! You will take home a finished masterpiece. Come and have some fun with us! Pastel & Chamomile Class Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: $4 Monday August 14 1:00 – 2:30pm Come and relax and enjoy creating a lovely pastel landscape while sipping a cup of chamomile. You will be guided in working with the soft and blendable quality of pastel colors and will take home a finished composition. Appropriate for all skill levels. All materials furnished. Creative Card Making Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Thursday, August 3, 3-4:30p Come learn card making skills and you’ll never have to buy another card from the store! This month we will be making birthday cards. All supplies will be furnished. You will learn stamping, cutting, punches, embossing, how to make a pop up card and more!! Don’t delay, register today! Summer Photo Contest Save your summer photos for our Summer Photo Contest! These can feature summer vacation, summer fun and anything else that has to do with summer! Turn photos in to the front desk between September 1st and 9th. Voting will occur September 17th through the 28th. Prizes will be awarded!
Games / Pool Schedule
Games Bingo Presented by Visiting Angels Tuesday, August 15 at 11a • Cost: Free Hand & Foot Canasta Monday 1p • Cost: FREE Come and play this card game. If you don’t know how, no worries, they will teach you how. Rummy Tuesdays 12-4p • Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game. Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p • Cost: FREE Scrabble Group Tuesdays 5:30p • Cost: FREE Come join this group who loves to test their spelling with the luck of the draw of tiles. The more the merrier. Dictionaries are provided.
Pinochle Wednesdays 1p • Cost: FREE A trick taking card game for four Rook Thursdays 1p • Cost: FREE Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards and a special group of people. Join us! Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Fridays 12:30p • Cost: FREE If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicating bridge. Join the fun! Mahjong Fridays 1p • Cost: FREE Mahjong is a Chinese game of skill, strategy and chance
Partner Pass Pinochle Wednesdays, 1p • Cost: FREE Open to all skill levels. This game is single deck Pinochle, with a fun twist that provides players with potentially Mexican Train Dominoes better hands when compared to the Tuesdays 6p • Cost: FREE This fun loving group would love to play traditional “kitty” or “play what your dealt” games. We play in a fun and this game with you or teach you how to relaxed atmosphere and are willing to play. You will make new friends! teach the game.
Lap Pool Schedule: Lap Swim Teens, Adults and Seniors M-F 7-8:30a, 11:30a-1:30p; M-W-F 7-8:45p; Sat 11a-1p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Need time to swim? Whether your choice is swimming laps, aqua jogging, or just doing your ow thing, we have a time slot to fit your needs. Senior Lap Swim M-F 1:30-3:30p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Our senior lap times are offered to individuals 55 years of age and older Water Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Emily Alford M-W-F 9-10a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Aqua Mix Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod T &Th 9-10a; Sat 9:15-10:15a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo Looking for a challenging workout? This class is a mix of shallow end and deep end aerobics. While in the deep end floatation belts are used to keep you afloat while doing exercises. The focus is on toning, cardiovascular strength, endurance and core work. No swimming skills are needed. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class.
Cardio Waves Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod M-W-F 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month This is a high intensity water aerobics program geared towards individuals who are looking to push their limits! All equipment is provided. Therapy Pool Schedule: Adult Only Open Therapy Adults & Seniors M-W-F 7-10a; T & Th 7-11a; M-W-F 6-8:45p; Sat 9-11a Cost: $2 per visit or $25 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) An adult only time for therapy that you can engage in activities of your choice to fit your therapeutic needs. This pool is for low impact swimming. You will not be allowed to jump, splash or make big waves. Silver Sneakers® Splash Seniors Instructor: Lauren Fowler Th 11:45a-12:45p Cost: $3 per class (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) A fun low impact program geared toward senior citizens looking to improve the quality of their social life and physical well-being.
Fitness Focus Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Love Handles Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30a Cost: Free Instructor: A thirty minute class which focuses on the core muscles. Silver Sneakers® Circuit Fridays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler This class is designed to increase cardiovascular endurance and improve strength. This is a low impact class which offers upper body strengthening. Participant should possess consistent skills in agility, coordination and balance. Silver Sneakers® Classic Mondays and Wednesdays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Silver Sneakers® Classic Level 1 Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler This class is designed for individuals who enjoy a smaller class size with more attention from the instructor. Classic Level 1 features a slower pace than other SilverSneakers® classes. Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a beginning August 7th Cost: New series August 7th through September 27th– Cost for 15 Session series is $60 (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Must pay for the series by August 9thAfter the 9th the cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Concerned about falling, this is an excellent program to help prevent falls. Low-impact Tai Chi modified for seniors. Easy on the joints, recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC for arthritis relief and fall prevention, stretching, body alignment and slow, controlled, mindful movement. Improve your body and your mind.
Qigong Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon beginning August 7 Cost: New series August 7th through September 27th– Cost for 15 Session series is $60 (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Must pay for the series by April 9thAfter the 9th the cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook ‘Q’ means energy and ‘Gong” means work. Qigong is a system of ancient Chinese self-healing exercises that combine proper body alignment and slow, controlled movement that is coordinated with breath and mental focus. This class is a moving meditation class including gentle movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body. Class also includes warmups, stretching, breath work and learning one of the most popular Qigong forms for health and relaxation. It benefits all chronic conditions and you will leave feeling energized and relaxed. Silver Sneakers® Yoga Tuesdays, 11:45a and 1p Thursdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Judy Jackson Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. FUNdamentals of Yoga Wednesdays, 6p Cost: $5 Instructor: Carrie Maggard Learn proper alignment, poses, breathing and more all while having FUN! This is a safe environment to empower, educate and inspire you to live healthier and happier lives. Designed with beginners and older adults in mind but all are welcome to enjoy this restorative practice. Zumba Zeniors Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10a Cost: $3 Instructor: LeAnna Lawson LeAnna is a licensed Zumba instructor who will provide a low impact Zumba class designed for beginners of all ages and active older adults. Come enjoy this fun way to increase your daily activity. Even if you have never done Zumba before, you will want to try out this class. All Out Fitness Fridays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Fowler Blast your cardio fitness level through the roof with the best of any type of cardio training the instructor feels like throwing at you! You will challenge your aerobic threshold every time so come prepared to get your cardio on!
Brain-a-Cise Thursdays, 4:00pm Cost: Free Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body. Come join this group for different brain stimulating activities. Keep It Moving A supervised exercise program for individuals who have finished Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy or been told by your physician that you need to exercise but don’t know how. This program serves as the next step in your progression in establishing a safe, independent exercise program. This program requires a referral from a medical professional. This is an ideal program for the individual who is facing total joint replacement both before surgery and after finishing post-surgical physical therapy. Please contact Deb Fogle at 4346231 for more information.
Get Plenty of Exercise and Physical Activity!
Weightbearing exercises can help prevent bone loss and may encourage bone growth. Specific bone sites are more prone to breaks due to the type of bone they contain, including the upper arm (at the shoulder joint), the forearm (at the wrist joint), the thigh (at the hip joint) and the spine. Exercises that load, compress and stress bones are needed to strengthen them. This process is known as “bone loading.” Before beginning any exercise program, always consult your physician, who will determine whether exercise will be beneficial to you. If you’re given the goahead, start slowly and build up over time. If you already have osteoporosis or low bone density, your doctor may prescribe supervised exercise with a physical therapist, exercise physiologist or personal trainer who can show you safe ways to move and exercise. An ideal program should include aerobic weightbearing exercises four days per week and resistance training two to three days a week. Include flexibility exercises on most days of the week and avoid forward bending of the spine. Weightbearing exercises include walking, running and weight training. Improving muscle strength helps conserve bone mass, but remember that the form of exercise selected should in part be based on individual preferences and previous experience, and must not generate any joint pain. Try to include a variety of exercises that will stimulate as many different bones as possible. Perform cardiovascular exercises at low-to-moderate intensities. Perform resistance exercises for one or two sets of eight to 10 repetitions at a moderate intensity. Stick with your program and slowly progress to working out at least 20 to 30 minutes at each session. Additionally, always try to include functional exercises in your daily activities. These include exercises such as chair sit-to-stands and single-leg stands that can be performed for 30 seconds two to five times a week. These functional activities will improve your balance and your ability to perform everyday activities.
If your address changes, please call us and let us know! Johnson City Senior Center at Memorial Park Community Center 510 Bert Street • Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 (423) 434-6237 Hours of Operation: Senior Service Reception Desk: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Memorial Park Community Center: Monday-Friday 7am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm
GRIEF RESOURCES Are Available The death of a loved one—spouse, parent, child, grandparent, other family member, or friend—can be difficult. Morris-Baker’s “Finding Hope” booklet series is aimed at supporting anyone who has experienced a loss. This series, authored by Dr. Troyer, is now available, for free, in the Wellness Center at the Senior Center to any community member.
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Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City Bill McCoy Hobbies not only add quality to our life, but also contribute to our well-being. For Bill, wood working has always had a special place in his heart. Whenever he was bored or upset he would head to his shop in the backyard to spend time making wooden cartoons. Bill has always enjoyed wood carving and discovered a talent that was worth pursuing. He has created beautiful wooden boxes out of old PO boxes and given them away to family members as gifts. Bill still reminisces about being in the shop carving characters from the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoon strip. We are at our best when we are relaxed and in tune with ourselves, therefore it is important that we find a hobby that nurtures our spirit and renews our mind!
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