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Senior Lifestyles Volume LX No. 46

The Film Club Page 4

Try us Out Page 12

February 2018

February is American

heart month! Self Defense Page 12

Games, Games & More Games! Page 14


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News

February 2018

JCSC Foundation News We would like to welcome new board members, Bo Deaton and Jerry Gehre, to our Johnson City Senior Center Foundation Board. The JCSC Foundation Board is working on new fund raisers for the New Year. Did you know that if you shop at Kroger, you could help the Johnson City Senior Center? Kroger offers a Community Awards program of which our center is included. If you have a Kroger card, go online to www.kroger.com to the Explore tab and register your key card using the organizational code 82707. The JCSC receives 5% rewards. We also have Food City gifts cards which you can purchase and be used for grocery or gas at Food City. See front desk staff for the Food City cards. We want to thank all the members of the JCSC Foundation for their time and service to our center.

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.


February 2018

Hip Hikers / Walkers and Talkers

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Hiking 101 / Hip Hikers

Walkers and Talkers

Coming in March!

Coming in April!

Hiking 101 to Jacob’s park with Connie Deegan Tuesday, March 20th. Leave MPCC around 9:45a, return approx. 12p Cost: $1 We will be taking a nice 2 mile hike through Jacob’s Nature Park. Our local Naturalist, Connie Deegan, will inform us on the wetlands; as well as, our local plants and trees. Please be prepared to wear hiking boots, bring something to drink, and any medicines if necessary. This does have a few steep areas and then levels out and goes downhill. You must be able to hike uphill without any assistance!

Hiking 101 & Walkers and Talkers to Buffalo Mountain Hike will be led by our City Naturalist Connie Deegan Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Leave MPCC at 9:15 a, return approx. 1:00pm Cost: $1 You will need to sign up under Buffalo Mountain at the front desk since this is a combined outing for both hiking 101 and Walkers and Talkers! Come join us for a fun filled day as we learn about our natural surroundings with Connie Deegan teaching us about the local flowers and the habitat at Buffalo Mountain. We will hike up the White Rock Loop on the west side of the mountain. Stop at Huckleberry Knob. Continue on and do Lady Slipper Loop. Back down all the way to the stream, and the bus will meet us on the other side. Be prepared for around 2 hours of hiking and exploring in the beautiful mountains. Wear hiking boots if you have them, bring water, a snack and any medicines if you have any medical issues. Deadline to register is 4-20-2018.

Coming in March! Our first hike of the 2018 season! Hip Hikers: All Hikes we will be carpooling! Warrior’s Path State Park- Devil’s Backbone & Fall Creek Loop Thursday, March 29th. Leave MPCC at 7:30a, return approx. 1:00p Devil’s Backbone and Fall Creek is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blountville, Tennessee that features a river. Rated Moderate.

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Learning / Computers

February 2018

Volunteers

Lifelong Learning

Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living

Snakes of Northeast Tennessee Monday, February 12 10:30-11:30 Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator Ahhhh, Snakes! You either like them or you don’t, but regardless of what side of the fence you are on, you’d probably like to know more. Enjoy a local herpetologist’s story that specializes in native species. A few animals will be available for a closer look should you so desire…Please Pre-register.

Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday, February 6, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • Light refreshments served • See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers • Guest Speaker: Jessica Moore from Owl’s Nest • Feathered Friends Scavenger Hunt • Come and make a pine cone bird feeder

Computers Need help purchasing a computer, laptop, cell phone or a tablet? Call 423.434.6229 for details. Computers/Mobile Device Instruction Betty Hall – One-on-one 12-1:30p 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 2-3:30p Cost: $15 M-W-F Computer and mobile device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay. Amara Carberry – One-on-One Cost: $15 pre-register Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27 Appointments are from 12:30-1:30p and 1:30-2:30p Computer and Mobile Device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay. Open Computer Lab Members of the Center will be able to check out an Access card to the Computer Lab at the Senior Front Desk to gain entrance into the Lab from 8:00a-5:00p, Monday through Friday. Times/Availability subject to Change Basics of Excel Tuesday, February 6 6p

Instructor: Morgen Marshall Cost: $5 The basics of what Excel is and what it does. The class will include what a spreadsheet program is, for those who’ve never used one before. Some computer knowledge is necessary. Participants will need to bring a Thumb (USB) drive. Please Preregister. Learning Excel Spreadsheets Tuesday, February 13 6p Instructor: Morgen Marshall Cost: $5 The second class in the series will include how to reference cells and worksheet pages, and the functions. This will include referencing other spreadsheets and “xls” files. Some computer knowledge is necessary. Participants will need to bring a Thumb (USB) drive. Please Preregister. Using Excel to create a Budget Tuesday, February 20 6p Instructor: Morgen Marshall Cost: $5 The third class in the series will address keeping our finances in order by using a budget tracking spreadsheet I have a simple budget layout I use that keeps track of my debts, income, and spending. Some computer knowledge is necessary. Participants will need to bring a Thumb (USB) drive. Please Preregister.

Genealogy Club Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, February 21 1-3p 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, February 15 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. This month’s film will be “Groundhog Day.” Please Pre-register. 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. Beginning Spanish Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 2-2:50p Cost: Free New for 2018, a beginner Spanish class. Mr. Ceffalo was a language instructor at ETSU, Milligan and NE State. Please register. 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. FREE TAX ASSISTANCE Volunteers working through AARP-VITA will prepare your Federal and Tennessee taxes for free at the Memorial Park Community Center beginning Wednesday February 7, 2018. Tax preparation will be by appointment only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday until April 13. All volunteers are trained using IRS and AARP-VITA standards and must pass an IRS test. They can prepare all individual and joint tax returns, with a few exceptions for certain complicated returns. There are no age or income limitations for this free service. For appointments, please call the Center staff at 434-6237. You must bring proof of your Social Security number and the Social Security numbers of all dependents on the return, photo identification for all individuals, and all tax documents such as W-2s, 1099-Rs, SSA-1099s, 1099-Bs, brokers statements, 1099-INTs and 1099-DIVs, as well as your filed 2016 tax return. If you purchased health insurance through the Marketplace, you must also bring your form 1095-A, which you will receive from the federal government. Until you have received all needed forms, the volunteers will be unable to complete your returns. All returns are e-filed, meaning refunds are generally issued with 10 days.


February 2018

Outings

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Outings Aerial Dance Performance Friday, February 2, Leave MPCC at 6:30p, return approx. 9:30p Cost: $1 per person Weather permitting! The Milligan Arts Council presents an evening that will lift your eyes, mind, and spirit with the Mountain Movers Dance Company, a modern dance company that weaves stories from thin air. Through cutting-edge aerial techniques, dancers suspend, spin, drop, and fly on floor, fabric, trapeze, and aerial hoop. Established in 1982, Mountain Movers Dance Company works from Azure Aerial Arts studio, where their members train, teach and create. They also are the resident modern company at ETSU. Lady Vols Basketball vs. South Carolina Sunday, February 25 Bus departs MPCC at 9:00a (time subject to change) Cost: $15 per person (Includes ticket and transportation) Don’t miss out on the last home game of the year for Lady Vols against SEC rival and last year’s National Champions South Carolina. Please preregister by and pay by February 22. Limited seats available. We will be in section 100 which is a lower section in Boling Arena for the 12 p.m. tip-off. No Refunds Coming in March! Jonesborough Repertory Theatre: The Foreigner Saturday, March 10, Leave MPCC at 1:15 p; return approx. 6:30p Cost: $16 per person The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill Miami November 2017 the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. What he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys.” Please register by March 2! Dinner reservations will be at the Black Olive in Jonesborough after the show. The Black Olive cost is on your own! ETSU Men’s Basketball Game Tuesday, February 20, Leave MPCC at 6p, return approx. 9p Cost: $5 Receive tickets at a discounted price: $5! No need to wait, reserve your seats in advance. Come with us and enjoy the fun atmosphere. No Refunds

Travel Corner Join us on Thursday, February 8 at 4:00pm for the monthly JCSC Seniors on the Go travel meeting. Note the time change so that you can enjoy a free concert by award-winning artist, Shellem Cline at 3:00pm! At the travel meeting, we will explore some of the fabulous sights to be seen on the summer trip to Maine! The fantastic motor coach trip to San Antonio has space available. This trip is a repeat of the highly rated 2010 trip, but is now even better with the addition of an extra night in San Antonio and visits to the Padre Island National Seashore Park and the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. The dates for this trip are April 2029, 2018, which means you’ll be in San Antonio during Fiesta!

This great trip offers: • Louisiana Museum of Art & Science in Baton Rouge • Guided tour of San Antonio: San Fernando Cathedral; King William Historical District, El Mercado, Riverwalk Cruise • Texas State Aquarium (Corpus Christi) • Padre Island National Seashore Park • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park (LBJ Ranch) • National Museum of the Pacific War & George Bush Gallery • San Antonio Missions • Alamo (IMAX movie and visit to the site) • George Ranch Historical Park – Richmond TX • Acadian Village in Lafayette LA It’s a long bus ride to Texas, but the bus makes frequent stops and visits to attractions along the way, giving you opportunity to make new travel friends! Cost is $1012 pp/do; price includes 9 nights lodging, 16 meals, admission to the attractions listed on the brochure, and travel insurance. The trip is being offered through Todlow Coach of Gray.


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Sports / Groups

Sports Senior Basketball Each Monday 10a Cost: FREE Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot a-rounds 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. 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. Pickleball Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a Each Tuesday and Thursday 10a-12p 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? EachTuesday and Thursday,

February 2018

Groups and Meetings 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. Join us for lots of fun, exercise, and meet new friends. Must be 55 or older. Pickleball 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (January 9 February 6) 9-10a Cost: $20 Have you ever wanted to try pickleball but not sure how to play? Pickleball 101 will allow you to learn the game and the fundamentals of how the game is played. Each class will build and allow you to become a pickleball player in just a few weeks. Please Pre-register by calling 423-4346237.

Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Mondays at 2p Join us for this open discussion Bible study. Share what you have learned throughout the years. Wednesdays at 10a For each month an area clergyman leads a four week Bible study. Thursdays at 8:00a Men’s Bible Study. 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: February: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin March: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges April: The Daily Coyote by Shreve Stockton

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


Healthy Living

February 2018

The Washington County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Three triangles symbolize a working relationship between leaders from law enforcement, seniors, and providers. The Washington County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) is an organization of senior citizens, law enforcement officers and community groups. The S.A.L.T. Council provides an opportunity for the exchange of information between these groups to enhance the quality of life for seniors. As a result, relations between seniors and police are improved, criminal victimizations through increased awareness are reduced, and knowledge of services available to seniors is also improved. So many issues come up these days dealing with personal safety, scams/frauds, burglary, identify theft, etc. Often someone in your family might need more information on certain health issues such as Alzheimer’s, elder abuse, or caregiver support programs. S.A.L.T. Council addresses many of these issues at their monthly meetings. Speakers are also invited to talk about disaster preparedness and fire prevention. The S.A.L.T. Council sponsors the annual Senior Crime Prevention Academy in June, a free program featuring prominent speakers on issues important to our seniors (includes breakfast, snack foods, and door prizes). The Washington County S.A.L.T. Council meets the 1st Thursday of each month (except July) at 2:00 p.m. alternating between the Johnson City Senior Center and the Jonesborough Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. We encourage you to join the S.A.L.T. Council and help plan and promote meetings and events. Meeting dates for 2018 at the Johnson City Senior Center are: February 1, April 5, June 7, September 6, November 8. Dates for Jonesborough Senior Center are March 1, May 3, August 2, October 4, December 6. For more information, contact Jo Willems, 423-741-0227.

February is American Heart Month. Did You Know? •

Average adult heart beats 72 beats per minute, 100,000 times a day, 3,600,000 times a year. Woman’s heart typically beats faster than a man’s. Average for men- 70 beats per minute, average for women- 78 beats per minute.

Weighs on an average 11 ounces and a healthy heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day.

Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles.

Heart pumps blood to the body’s trillion cells except to the corneas which receive no blood supply.

5% of blood supplies the heart, 15-20% goes to the brain and central nervous system, and 22% goes to the kidneys.

Heart does the most physical work of any muscle during a lifetime.

Heart Disease is the number 1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

February 3rd is National Wear Red Day for heart disease awareness.

Risks factors for heart disease include: age, family history, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity, diabetes, previous medical history.

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Healthy Living Neck and Shoulder Massages Cost: FREE Monday, February 5, 10a-12p Free mini massages provided by Jones Chiropractic to relieve tension in your neck and shoulders. Call 423-434-6237 for an appointment. Hearing Screenings Cost: FREE Wednesday, February 8 9-11:30a Come and have your hearing screened. This service is offered by East Tennessee Hearing Center. Love Your Heart Foods Cost: FREE Monday, February 12, 11a-12p Speaker: Elizabeth Hall, MSN, RDN, LDN, Food City A healthy diet can be good for your heart and your waistline. Come, learn about 15 key foods to work into your eating pattern to optimize your heart health. Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237.

Please welcome, Jeanne Clarke, RN to our staff! Jeanne Clarke, RN is excited about her new role as Community Health Activities Coordinator at the Johnson City Senior Center. Being able to combine her compassion for seniors with her desire to help our community become healthier is a “dream come true”. Some of you may recognize her face from her 20 years at the Health Resources Center in The Mall at Johnson City. Jeanne has a passion for helping individuals reach their personal “best health” in body, mind and spirit. Jeanne grew up here in Johnson City and has never wanted to leave these mountains. She received her BS in Nursing from East Tennessee State University and has been employed by Mountain States Health Alliance for 30 years. She loves to hike and be outdoors. Jeanne lives on a small farm in Jonesborough with her husband, twin 15 year old sons, 6 cows, 25 chickens, a dog and a cat. “I look forward to meeting each one of you and helping to educate and encourage you towards better health”. Be sure and stop by the nurses’ station for any health questions, have your blood pressure checked, get information or just to say “Hi”.

Dining to Know Series Cost: $1 Tuesday, February 13, 11:30a-12:30p Speaker: Dan Merrick, MD This series of classes will feature a different speaker each month and lunch will be served. February is National Heart Awareness Month and Dr. Merrick, a cardiologist will be speaking on “Getting to Know Your Heart”. Please reserve a seat by 5p February 9. Limited seats available. Call 423434-6237 for a seat. Health Jeopardy Cost: FREE Wednesday, February 21, 1-2 p Speaker: Jeanne Clarke, RN Heart Smart for 200, Head to Toe for 800. Join our new nurse, Jeanne for a fun trivia game that is good for your mind and body. Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. Getting to the Heart of Healthy Living Cost: FREE Tuesday, February 27, 11a-12p Speaker: Lori Hamilton, RN, Director of Healthy Initiatives, K-VAT Food Stores Join this lively discussion and get motivated to live your best life! Learn “good for your heart” lifestyle tips that will improve your health in mind, body and spirit! Find out how journaling, laughter, gratitude and volunteering can help you care for your heart! Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237.


February Special Events

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THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1 9:00 Winter Conditioning Senior Softball 10:00 As the Page Turns

5 10:00 Volunteer Training Session 10:00 Neck & Shoulder Massages 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

12 10:30 Snakes of the Northeast TN 11:00 Love Your Heart Foods 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

19 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

26 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 5:30 Self-Defense

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9:00 Winter Conditioning Senior Softball 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:30 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 6:00 Basics of Excel

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9:00 Constituent Services 9:00 Winter Conditioning Senior Softball 10:00 Bingo 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 11:30 Dining to Know 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 2:30 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 6:00 Learning Excel Spreadsheets

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9:00 Winter Conditioning Senior Softball 11:00 Bingo 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 2:30 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 6:00 Using Excel to create a Budget 6:00 ETSU Men’s Basketball 6:30 Next Step Photography

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21 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Genealogy Club 1:00 Health Jeopardy 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

2 8:30 On the Ball 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Aerial Dance at Milligan Outing

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9:00 Hearing Screening 9:00 Winter Conditioning Senior Softball 10:00 Writer’s Circle 12:30 Step by Step Watercolor 3:00 Creative Card Making 3:00 Shellem Cline Concert 4:00 JCSC Seniors on the Go travel meeting

15 9:00 Winter Conditioning Senior Softball 1:00 The Film Club

22 9:00 Winter Conditioning Senior Softball 10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:00 Try us Out Thursday

9 8:30 On the Ball 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 JC Grand Squares

16 8:30 On the Ball 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance-Shades of Refinement

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8:30 On the Ball 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 JC Grand Squares

25 Sunday9:00 Lady Vols Basketball Game

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9:00 Winter Conditioning Senior Softball 11:00 Getting to the Heart of 12:00 Betty Hall One on One Healthy Living 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 2:30 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons


February 2018

Grandparents Corner

Grandparents Corner Daddy Daughter Dance February 3, 6-8pm Start Smart Soccer January 24th - February 28th Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm Ages: 3-5 $25 city resident includes T-shirt $30 non-city Register December 26th-January

18th. A $20 late fee will be applied after January 18th. Start Smart Soccer focuses on teaching children and their parents’ skills in dribbling/ball handling, kicking, shooting and running agility.

Daddy Daughter Dance

*NEW Sensory Sensitive Hour

Memorial Park Community Center will offer the annual My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance from 6-8pm. All ages welcome. A new Sensory Sensitive Hour will be added from 5-6pm with reduced sound and lighting for families with special needs. Photo vouchers can be purchased online ahead of time for $15. Tickets can be purchased online at myjcparks.org or in person for $10/person Jan 5-26. Late ticket sales are Jan 27-Feb 2 for $20/person (no multi child discount). NO day of ticket sales. Tickets will be available for pickup at MPCC after completing registration online.

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Ongoing Events

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February 2018

Ongoing Events MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Fit and Toned 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 11:15 SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1 12:00 Qigong for Health 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Musical Voices Practice 1:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 2:00 Open Bible Study 2:00 Challenge Square Dance 3:30 Line Dance with Martha 6:00 Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club

7:00a to 8:00p Fitness Room 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Tri-Ominos NEW GAME! 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 Heart Strings Instruments Jam Session 10:00 Pickleball 10:00 Open Game Room 11:45 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 12:00 Rummy 12:30 Mexican Train Dominoes 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 SilverSneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer 2:00 Needle and Fiber Arts 2:00 Beginner Spanish 3:00 Conversational Spanish 5:30 Scrabble Group

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 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Bible Study 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 11:15 SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:30 Acrylics 1:00 Adult Coloring 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Partner Pass Pinochle 5:15 Ballroom Dance Practice 6:00 FUNdamentals of Yoga 6:30 Advanced Square Dance

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 9:30 German Conversation 10:00 Pickleball 10:00 Open Game Room

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

1:00 Rook 1:00 Ballroom Dancing 1:00 Golden Strikers SATURDAY Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 8:30 Blood Pressure 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers Checks


February 2018

Senior Lifestyles

Memorial Park Community Center – Senior Services Registration Fee: $20/person Turtle Triathlon is designed for those who wish to complete a triathlon but are unable to do so in one day. The Goal – Complete each section (events do not have to be completed in order and participants may alternate between events as desired). Participants will be given a log book at time of registration to track their progress. A celebration event will take place on March 5 for everyone completing the triathlon, with each finisher receiving a t-shirt. Fees for the fitness room and open lap swim will be waived for the 8-week period for all participants registered by January 8. Registrants must complete the weekly training log and submit the results to staff weekly in order to continue free use of the fitness room and lap swim. For more information call the Senior Services Desk at 423-434-6237

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Dance / Events

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February 2018

Dance & Special Events 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

Concert by Christian Country Gospel Singer, Shellem Cline February 8 3- 4:00pm • Cost: Free Cline’s most popular hit, “Blue Jeans and Biscuits” was awarded the Christian Country song of the year in 2017. You will laugh, be encouraged and inspired by his performance. So, put on your blue jeans and we’ll have the biscuits. Please reserve your seat by calling 434-6237 or sign up at the front desk. 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) Thursdays 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.

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. New Program- “Try Us Out” Thur Feb 22 10-11:45a • Cost: Free Are you new to the center or want to know more about our programs that we offer, then you don’t want to miss our “Try Us Out” session. This will be a session to meet staff, find out what programs we offer, take a tour and ask questions about the center and its programs. You will also be given information about any new programs being offered in the next month. Light refreshments will be served and some free try it out vouchers for certain classes will be given. Please register with the front desk or call 434-6237 to reserve your spot. Self Defense Mon February 26 5:30p • Cost: Free A 2 hour, one-time seminar with the basics for physical self-defense for women. Includes striking techniques, joint locks, pressure points, escapes, and how to fall safely. Wear sweats or shorts, no jewelry or metal. We will practice barefoot on mats. These techniques are simple, effective, and don’t require much practice, but they are not obvious. There is no charge for this course. For questions, write to perkjazz@hotmail.com.

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. February 16, 7-10p

Shades of Refinement will be our guest band

115 Woodlawn Drive • Johnson City, TN • (423) 975-0095


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Arts

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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: The Games We Play, March: Dogs, Cats, & Other Pets, April: The Real Deal Meal & Photographer’s Choice. 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, assisted by volunteer Chris Bryant, to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. Registration deadline is Monday before each class. Feel free to come by and visit during class to see what it is all about and if you would like to sign up. 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. 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. 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 Cost: Free Thursdays 10a – 12p This group does not meet in February. Plan to join in March! 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. Piano Lessons Instructor: Wreatha Terry Cost: $15 per 30 min lesson Monday, Wednesday & Thursday We are now offering private piano lessons! Wreatha is a retired PhD music professor and will be offering her talents here at the center. Classes will be scheduled Monday and Wednesday at 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00 and 11:45am and Thursday at 8:00 and 8:45am. All level of abilities are welcome – beginners to advanced.

Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: $15 for four sessions Tuesday February 6, 13, 20, 27 2:30-3:30p Learn to play the old time mountain Dulcimer with Willis Jones! Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This one hour session is for those who are interested in learning, have questions about the dulcimer or are very rusty in their playing technique Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer Leader: Willis Jones Cost: Free Tuesday February 6, 13, 20, 27 1-2:30p This 1 ½ hour session is for those who are wanting to fine tune their skills and get together with other people who want to play a tune or two. Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This is a volunteer group who may play out in the community Creative Card Making Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Thursday, February 8, 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 all occasion cards. All supplies will be furnished. You will learn stamping, cutting, punches, embossing, and more! This month we will focus on Valentine’s Day and Encouragement cards. Don’t delay, seats are limited! Please register by February 6. Step by Step Watercolor Instructor: Chris Bryant Cost: $10 Thursday February 8 12:30-2:30p Join Chris and experience the pleasure of Watercolor painting. The technique will be taught in easy to follow steps and you will take home your painting. A handout of hints and shortcuts will be provided. Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, watercolor paper at least 11x14, water spray bottle, brushes, washcloth and permanent sharpie markers, fine and medium point. Please register by February 5. Must have 5 to have class. Decorate Your Dining Room! Each Tuesday in February (6, 13, 20, 26) Cost: $15 Instructor: Charline Hughes Join us each Tuesday in February for a sewing class to inspire you into home decorating. At the end of this series you will leave with a table runner or a set of placemats and a matching centerpiece. All materials will be provided. Sewing machines will be available for a few. If you have a portable machine, please bring it.


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Games / Pool Schedule

Pool Schedule 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: Heidi Perry 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. Power Walking Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 10-11a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. All equipment is provided. Evening Aerobics Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T &Th 6-7p 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

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Games Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month 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: Heidi Perry T & 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. Arthritis Class Adults & Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11-11:40a Cost: $3 per class This class will help you get your gears moving, not grinding in the morning with an expertly tailored workout. Arthritis class is instructed by an American Arthritis Foundation certified instructor. All equipment is provided. A doctor’s note is required but you are welcome to try a class without the note and bring one to the next session.

Bingo Tuesday, January 9 10a Sponsored by Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Tri-Ominos Tuesdays, 9:00a-12:00p • Cost: Free Come join this new group. 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. Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p • Cost: Free Like to play bridge? This is the place for you. Rummy Tuesdays, 12-4p • Cost: Free This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game. Mexican Train Dominoes Tuesdays 12:30p • Cost: Free This fun loving group would love to play this game with you or teach you how to play. You will leave having made new friends 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 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 better hands when compared to the traditional “kitty” or “play what your dealt” games. We play in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and are willing to teach the game. 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. Please join us! Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Fridays 12:30p If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicating bridge. Join the fun! Mahjong Fridays 1p • Cost: FREE


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Fitness Focus

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Fitness Focus Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Pam Gervais One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. 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 Silver Sneakers® classes. Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a Cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-based, lowimpact Tai Chi form modified for seniors. It has been shown to reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis while improving strength, range of motion, and balance thereby reducing the risk of falling. Classwork includes gentle stretching, breath work, focus on body alignment, and slow, controlled movement. With adjustments the exercises are appropriate for individuals of all physical conditions and can be done seated in a chair. Qigong Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon Cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for

SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Qigong is a part of traditional Chinese medicine that includes easy to learn, gentle, flowing movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body and promote relation and mindfulness. Class work also includes warmups, gentle stretching of all the major joints, and breath work. Evidence-based studies show that Qigong practice can improve a wide variety of chronic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, MS, and Parkinson’s disease, while reducing stress and promoting emotional health and mental function. With adaptations this class is appropriate for everyone regardless of physical limitations and can be done seated in a chair. 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, 9:15a 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. On the Ball Fridays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Fowler This class will explore the basics of stability ball exercises. Please bring your own stability ball if you have one. A limited supply of balls will be provided to those without. Open Game Room Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11a

Cost: Free Join us in the Game Room and learn how to use our interactive fitness equipment including the tWall, EyePlay, and Wii. 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 medicalprofessional. This is an ideal program for the individual who is facing total joint replacement both before surgery and after finishing postsurgical physical therapy.Please contact Deb Fogle at 434-6231 for more information. Winter Conditioning for Senior Softball Cost: Free Instructor: Jim Hastings Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning February 1 9-9:50a Playing softball this year in the senior league? This program will include flexibility, agility, and speed training exercises.


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February 2018

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 Support If you or someone you know needs grief support, please attend one of our support groups.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Memorial Park Community Center.

510 Bert St • Johnson City, TN 37601

Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City A Life of Service A Life of Service Anniversaries are a time to reflect on what the previous years have held. For Eric and Dee, the past 53 years have been filled with a life of service to others. The desire to serve their country is what brought these two together. The couple met in the air force while serving in California; where Eric and his family lived. Within the Air Force, Eric also served as a chaplain and Dee a nurse. From there, the Jewetts married on January 9, 1965 and traveled all over, eventually starting a family with 3 beautiful children, and making their home in Tennessee. To celebrate their anniversary, they spent the afternoon dining with their favorite meal, while reminiscing what a blessing the past 53 years of marriage have been. Nothing is more inspiring than celebrating years of service to God, others, and one another.

Honoring God Through Service to Seniors • Assisted Living & Memory Care • All-Inclusive Monthly Rates • Caring compassionate 24/7 nurses and caregivers • Complete array of in-house services and amenities

Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City E x p e r i e n c e a t r a di t i on of c ar ing.

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