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Senior Lifestyles Volume XLVIII No. 36

January 2017

Make 2017 Your New Year! See what’s happening at the Senior Center Senior Financial Abuse Page 4

Turtle Triathlon

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Fitness Expo Page 11

The Art of Marbling Page 13


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January 2017

JCSC Foundation News The Foundation would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the generous donors and sponsors of the annual Christmas Box project. Thanks to the tremendous support of our participants and community, 207 seniors had a more joyous December. Abounader, Joseph Addison, Brenda Alred, Janice Barnett, Shelby Benner, David Bishop Jr., William Bisner, Cathy Blakeley, Roger Bob Evans Farms Bradshaw, John Brumit, David Campbell, Nancy Carey, Deanna Carpenter, Brenda Carter, Donald Caudill, Terry City of Johnson City -Development Services City of Johnson City-

Purchasing/Print Shop Clark, Virginia Cooper, Donna Cooper, Robert Daniels, Arthur Deaton, Buford Dingus, Charlotte Dooley, Carolyn Ella Ross Sunday School Class-Central Baptist Evans, Gloria Farley, MaryAnn First Community Bank Fogle, Debbie Ford, Harry Fryar, Mary Fulwider, George

Godsey, Patricia Granger, George Gulick, Sylvia Hamilton, Brenda Hanley, Bernard Hawkins, Frank Headley, Peter Helfgott, Michel Henderson, Bobby Henderson, Rebecca Hennessee Tax -Bookkeeping Hoffman, Carlyn Holloway, Benny Home Trust Bank Hoosier, William Howard, Janice Hubbard, Larry JCSC Pinochle/Rook -Players

JC Fire Fighters -Association Johnson City Power -Board JC Police Department Jones, Reba Kathuria, Chand Kemp, Rubye Kinch, Mary Ann Krafsur, Gerald Laws, Phillip Martin, Bonita McCue, Ruth McKamey, John Miller, Caroline Miller, Kenneth Moeller, Tamara Musical Voices Nystrom, Hank Oetjen, Christine

Patsel, Kristina Perry, Kenneth Phillips, Catherine Pleasant, Louise Pollock, Mark Porter, Ronald Redd, Samuel Reece, Sondra Rippetoe, John Roberts, Nancy Rogers, Dave Russell, William Sams Club Schmidt, Kathy Seier-Helfgott, Edith Shew, Nyoka Simmons, June Smith, Kathryn Smithson, Patsy Snyder, Nancy

Speropulos, Peter Spurling, Alice Stahl, Charles Swift, Keith T. Reproductions Tetrick, Julie Thompson, Hugh Tolejko, John Ussery, Linda Varnell, Ila Viola, Joseph Von Cannon, Shirley Willems, Jo Williams, Carl Williams, Dee Williams, Judy Willingham, Peggy

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.

January 2017

Hip Hikers / Volunteers

Congratulations Mike Woods on your retirement. Happy for you on your promotion from employee to participant.

Hip Hikers Hip Hikers will be taking a break until April 2017. A meeting concerning all things hiking will be held in March 2017. Have a safe and healthy winter. Coming Soon! Hip Hikers- Hiking Meeting Thursday: March 23, 2017 Meeting will be in rooms 144 & 146 (Media room) Time: 9-10:30a • Cost: Free This meeting will be to welcome all those who are returning hikers, and for anyone new who is up for fun and adventure. We will be discussing liability waivers, the 2017 hiking list of places we’ll hike with the Hip Hikers, a photo presentation, and overall Q&A for hiking 101 for beginners, and starting up walkers and talkers.

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The Volunteers sponsored a Mitten Tree for Girls, Inc. in December Much fun was had by all! Thanks to all who donated mittens, scarves, hats and socks.

Volunteers Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday, January 9, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • • • •

Light refreshments will be served Planning session for all volunteers! A fun activity for all to enjoy! A representative will joining us from the Ronald McDonald House to share with us how we can get involved!

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Learning / Computers

January 2017

Lifelong Learning What to do in a Wildlife Emergency and How to Coexist with Your Wild Neighbors Wednesday, January 11 1:30p • Cost: Free The Wildlife Resources and Education Network (WREN) is an initiative to raise the standard of care and connect the world of wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. Our goal is to enable humans to interact with injured wildlife in a responsible and rewarding manner. With this goal in mind, we connect the entire process from the time an injured animal is found until it is ready to be released back into the wild if needed. Please come join us for this fun and informative class. Please PreRegister. Senior Financial Abuse Thursday, January 12 1:00p • Cost: Free A member of the State’s Securities Division will be here to talk about senior financial abuse and fraud. The class will give tips and tools to help prevent fraud and abuse. Please Pre-register. The Film Club Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, January 18 1:00p-4:00p Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, Professor of Mass Communications at E.T.S.U., 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 everybody is welcome. Please Pre-register. This month we will be the screening the acclaimed Steven Spielberg film “Schindler’s List”. Living wills and advance directives for medical decisions Thursday, January 19 3:15p • Cost: Free Mr. Wesley Wilson will lead a discussion on the questions and wishes you should make known to your health care agent or attorney. Mr. Wilson is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Please Pre-register. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Monday, January 23 10:00a-12:00p • Cost: Free A counselor from the Department of Human Services will be here to give out information and requirements to qualify for SNAP Benefits (formerly EBT). Information on possibly doubling your benefits at the Jonesborough and Johnson City Farmer’s Markets will also be available. If you have any questions or are curious what the qualifications are, come join us.

Cutting Your Winter Power Bill and Other Tips for the Winter Tuesday, January 24 11:00a • Cost: Free Mikaela Lewis from the Johnson City Power Board will be here to give attendee’s information on cutting you power bill and tips for winter emergencies. You will not want to miss this very informative and fun class. Please Pre-register. Johnson City German Club Thursdays, 9:30a-12:00p • 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. Spanish Tutoring Mondays at 11:30a Beginning on January 30 Cost: Free Spanish Tutoring will be picking up from where it left off in December. 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. Conversational Spanish is back! Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 3p Starting January 10 • 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 8, 2017. 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 14. 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 434-6437 starting January 16, 2017. 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 2015 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.

Computers Betty Hall – One-on-one 12p Cost: $15 M-W-F Computer and mobile device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Preregister 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 Preregister and pre-pay. Open Computer Lab Mondays, 9-11:30a Tuesdays, 10-11a Please contact 434-6237 to schedule personal assistance/instruction on the computer. Please contact the desk 434-6229 if you are interested in teaching classes.

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Travel Corner


Clark Family Tours presents four fabulous motor coach trips in 2017:

ETSU Men’s Basketball Game Thursday, January 12: Leave MPCC at 6p, Return Approx. 9p Receive tickets at a discounted price: $4.00 Reserve your seats in advance! No waiting in line. Enjoy the fun atmosphere. If we fill the bus up this time, then next game we will pass out t-shirts that say “SENIORS BACK THE BUCS” on the back of the shirts. LIMITED SEATING, NO REFUNDS. Dixie Diners-Poblano’s Mexican Restaurant Thursday, January 19 11:30a January Is Mexican Lunch Time For Dixie Diner’s. Thursday Jan 19th Dixie Diners will meet at Poblano’s Mexican Restaurant in Boones Creek. Poblano’s is located at 2697 Boones Creek Road. The restaurant is not hard to find and is a very short drive down Roan Street from Johnson City. Just turn left at the light at Zak’s Furniture Store. We will have lunch there at 11:30 and hope you will join us then. Please sign up by Jan 16th. Travel Corner: Invite your friends to join JCSC Seniors on the Go for a monthly travel club! The group will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at MPCC, beginning on Thursday, January 12. Discuss travel opportunities, enjoy light refreshments, and meet new travel friends. We have single travelers looking for roommates, both male and female, for trips in 2017. Call the Senior Services desk if you are interested in traveling to Hawaii with a male roommate or New Orleans with a female roommate.

New Orleans March 19-25: offers 6 nights lodging, 10 meals, riverboat cruise on Mississippi River, National WWII Museum, guided tours of New Orleans and a Louisiana plantation, and much more. $735 pp based on double occupancy. Chicago May 21-27: includes 6 nights lodging, 10 meals, skyline cruise on Lake Michigan, Art Institute of Chicago, Navy Pier, 360 Chicago observatory, and the fabulous sights of downtown Chicago. $714 pp based on double occupancy. Myrtle Beach Show Trip and Charleston October 2-6: enjoy 4 nights lodging, 8 meals, 3 and 1 morning show, free time in Charleston, the amazing Brookgreen Gardens, and the warm ocean sands – one of the best times of year to visit this area. $605 pp based on double occupancy. Miami & Key West November 11-17: escape the cold weather and enjoy beautiful south Florida. Trip includes 6 nights lodging, 9 meals, cruise on Biscayne Bay, South Beach, and a trip across the famous 7-mile bridge to Key West. $739 pp based on double occupancy.

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


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


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January 2017

Register Now and Save! Sports Johnson City Senior Center Foundation

DEERSLAYER Obstacle Course Race

April 1, 2017 Registration / Information Facebook: Twitter: jc_deerslayer Deerslayer OCR Instagram: jcdeerslayer # JCDeerslayer YouTube:

Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City There is nothing more rewarding than giving back to the community during the holiday season. Dominion Senior Living has had the pleasure to work with Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, an organization that collects shoeboxes for underprivileged children in over 100 different countries around the world. The shoeboxes are an opportunity to communicate God’s love and to share the Gospel with children in some of the world’s poorest, hardest-to-reach communities. With the help of many residents and employee donations, we were able to be a part of changing children’s lives in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift. To honor this project, residents gathered to individually wrap each shoebox full of toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. The warmth and joy that filled the air was indescribable as they packed and wrapped a total of 10 boxes. Each box at Dominion Senior Living was assembled with love and sent off with prayer, in hopes that the box would bring happiness to children all over the world!

Winter Bowling League Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-213-5861 or Holiday Lanes @ 423-282-6251 for more information. We still have a few openings in our winter leagues. Join us for lots of fun, exercise and meet new friends! Must be 55 or older and love to have fun! Senior Basketball Mondays at 10a Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot arounds

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

2412 Knob Creek Rd. • Johnson City • (423) 930-9001

Deb Fogle Senior Services Manager

Pickleball Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8-11:30a Cost: Free This activity is a modified form of tennis and we play doubles. Badminton Wednesdays, 7p • Cost: Free Open to all ages!

Senior Billiards Monday - Friday, 7a to 8p Cost: Free Senior men and women are both welcome to play on four new tables. All levels of experience are welcome. Come swim with the senior sharks at the community center. Yearly tournaments held. Doubles Table Tennis Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30a-Noon Cost: Free Senior men’s and women’s

doubles table tennis. Keep your brain and body active with table tennis. Yearly tournaments will be held.

Mixed Doubles Pickelball Thursdays: January, February and March • 8-11:30a Cost: Free This activity is a modified form of tennis and this will be a mixed doubles format. Senior Legend Golf Group Over the age of 50 and enjoy golf? Tuesdays and Thursdays, Tee times and location varies. Contact Gil & Bobbie Dietz @ 423-926-9824 for more information.

Join the Senior staff in congratulating Deb Fogle on her recent promotion to Senior Services Manager. Deb will be the staff liaison for the Senior Services Advisory Council, the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation, the First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability, and other agencies and organizations that partner with Senior Services, and will be overseeing the wide array of programs and services offered by Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center. Deb welcomes your suggestions and ideas for senior programming, as we work together to meet the mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living!

January 2017

Healthy Living

Winter Skin Care and Aging

Healthy Living Glaucoma and You Instructor: Dr. Donny Reaves, Ophthalmologist Cost: Free Monday, January 9, 11a-12p Many seniors have been told they have glaucoma. This class will cover glaucoma from A to Z. How is it diagnosed? What treatment options are available? Can it be prevented? What research is being done? Call 423-434-6237 for a seat

De-clutter and Downsize Instructor: Karen Phillips of Clutterfly and Company, Professional Organizer Cost: Free Monday, January 23, 11a-12p The New Year has begun and was one of your New Year`s resolutions to clear out the clutter in your home, get rid of some things and downsize? Karen Phillips will give tips on how to do all of these things. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat

Hip and Knee Pain Instructor: Misty Spano RN Cost: Free Wednesday, January 11, 1-2p Join us to learn what can be done for hip and knee pain. There are new treatment options. There will be time for your questions, too. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat

Mental Health Fair Presented by members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Johnson City Cost: Free Wednesday, January 25, 12:30-2p Mental illnesses, also called brain disorders, can affect anyone, regardless of race, age, gender or intelligence. We will discuss symptoms and treatments of Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Also learn more about support helps, coping skills, local resources, how to handle a crisis, and pick up lots of free literature. NAMI offers HOPE through Education, Support and Advocacy. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat

Essentials of Dietary Fiber Instructor: Dr. Zack Miller, ETSU Resident Cost: Free Wednesday, January 18, 11a-12p Eating fiber is good for you. How can you get the most fiber in your diet? What are the benefits of a high fiber diet? Do you know there are different kinds of fiber? We will learn about the essentials of fiber and be healthier, too. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat Souper Nutrition Instructor: Elizabeth Renfro, from UT Extension Office Cost: Free Thursday January, 19, 10:30-11:30a Winter is here and it is time for delicious soups! Not only does soup warm your bones, it has super nutrition, too. There will be recipe sharing and tasty samples of soup! Call 423-434-6237 for a seat by Jan. 18

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Total Knee Replacement Surgery Presenter: Dr Gregory Stewart Cost: Free Monday, January 30 at 11:30a-12:30p Have you had physical therapy and/or shots in your knees and now have been told you will need knee surgery? Do you have questions about this procedure? Come learn about this surgery and have your questions answered. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat

Your skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts and bruises take longer to heal. Years of being out in the sun for a long time can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and even cancer. Winter brings dry skin and itching from all the dry heat and changes in temperatures. Many older people suffer from dry skin, often on their lower legs, elbows and lower arms. Dry skin feels rough and scaly. There are many reasons for dry skin, such as: • Not drinking enough liquids • Staying out in the weather • Being in very dry air • Smoking • Having stress • Losing sweat and oil glands ( common with age) • Health problems, such as diabetes or kidney disease. • Using too much soap, antiperspirant, or perfume and taking hot baths will make dry skin worse. Because older people have thinner skin, scratching itches can lead to bleeding that can lead to an infection. Some medicines make the skin itchier. Itching can cause sleep problems. If your skin is very dry and itchy, see your doctor. These things below help with dry, itchy skin: • Moisturizers like lotions, creams, or ointments can soothe dry, itchy skin. They should be used every day. Apply after baths and as needed. • Try fewer baths and using milder soap to help your dry skin. However wash off if you do not bath, cleaning in the folds of your skin, dry your skin folds with a towel, apply moisturizers and change your clothes every day to keep fresh. • Warm water is better than hot water for your skin. • Some people find that a humidifier (an appliance that adds moisture to a room) helps. • Drinking 8-10 glasses of fluids each day will keep you hydrated internally. • Keep your hands and legs covered when outside. Winter comes in and settles over us and we notice our skin is itchier and dryer and using these tips can help relieve your skin problems. Remember to bath with warm water not hot, apply moisturizers every day, a humidifier maybe helpful, keeping hydrated and keep your extremities covered can help. If these things do not help with itchy dry skin consult your doctor.

January Special Events






January 2017







9 10:00 Volunteer Meeting 11:00 Glaucoma & You 1:00 The Art of Marbling 1:00 Amateur Photography Club



11 1:00 Hip & Knee Pain

1:00 Mountain Dulcimer 1:30 Wildlife Emergencies

2:00 S.A.L.T. Council @ Carver Recreation Center

6 8:30 FAST Fridays 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One


10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:00 As the Page Turns 1:00 Senior Financial Abuse 1:00 The Art of Marbling 3:00 JCSC Seniors on the Go 8:30 FAST Fridays Travel Club 5:30 Beginner Line Dance Level 1


6:00 Men’s Basketball Game at Freedom Hall


17 11:00 Bingo 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer


5:00 Fitness Expo 6:30 Next Step Photography

18 11:00 Essentials of Dietary Fiber 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 The Film Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One


10:30 Souper Nutrition 11:30 Dixie Diners - Poblano’s Mexican Restaurant 3:15 Living Wills & Advanced Directives

5:30 Beginner Line Dance Level 1

23 10:00 SNAP Program 11:00 Declutter & Downsize 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

30 11:30 Total Knee Replacement Surgery 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

24 11:00 Cutting your Winter Power Bill 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer


10:00 Writer’s Circle


10:00 Herringbone Design Class 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer


12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Winter Wonderland Friday Night Dance

27 8:30 FAST Fridays 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

12:00 Betty Hall One on One 12:30 Mental Health Fair 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 5:30 Beginner Line Dance Level 1


8:30 FAST Fridays

January 2017

Senior Lifestyles

Memorial Park Community Center – Senior Services Monday, January 9 through Monday, March 6, 2017 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 6 for everyone completing the triathlon. Each participant receiving a t-shirt and medal. Fees for the fitness room and open lap swim will be waived for the 8-week period for all participants registered by January 9. Participants will be assigned a random number. 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 pool. Results will be charted weekly. Registration will be taken at the Senior Services desk. For more information call 423-434-6237

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Ongoing Events

January 2017

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 11:30 Spanish Tutoring 12:00 Qigong for Health 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 10:00 Chess 11:45 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 SilverSneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 2:00 Needle and 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

7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 SilverSneakers® Yoga 8:00 Mixed Doubles Pickleball 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 9:30 German Conversation 1:00 Rook 1:00Ballroom Dancing 1:00 Golden Strikers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 4:00 Brain-a-Cise

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

January 2017

Grandparents Corner / Groups

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Grandparents Corner Groups and Meetings Fitness Expo Memorial Park Community Center January 17 5-7p Cost: FREE Introduction to what Memorial Park Community Center offers in fitness classes. Free tours and door prizes! Please call 423-434-5749 for more info. All ages are welcome! My Little Valentine - Daddy Daughter Dance February 4 6-8p Early ticket $10 Jan 4-27 • Late ticket $20 Jan 28-Feb 3 Join us for the inauguarl My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance. Open to fathers / grandfathers / guardians and daughters of all ages. Light refreshments will be served.

Grief Support Gathering Cost: Free First Tuesday of month, 6:30p Sponsored by Morris Baker Funeral Home. Writer’s Circle Cost: Free Second & Fourth Thursdays, 10a Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion within the group. Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Wednesdays at 10:00a For each month an area clergyman leads a four week Bible study. Thursdays at 8a Men’s Bible Study. Breakfast by donation

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. January: Room by Emma Donoghue February: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson March: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga Washington County S.A.L.T. Council January Meeting will be Thursday, January 5th at 2:00p at Carver Recreation



February 4 Memorial Park Community, 510 Bert St., will offer the inaugural My Little Valentine Daddy Daughter Dance from 6-8pm. Dance is open to fathers/grandfathers/guardians and daughters of all ages. Photo vouchers can be purchased online ahead of time for $15. Light refreshments will be served. Early Ticket sales are Jan 4-Jan 27 for $10/person. Late Ticket Sales are Jan 28 - Feb 3 for $20/person (no multi-child discount). No day of ticket sales. Tickets will be available for pick up at MPCC after completing registration online. Call 423-434-5749 for more info.

5 TO 7 PM

FREE! Start 2017 off right! Please join us for light refreshments and an introduction to what Memorial Park Community Center offers in fitness classes. We have the total package at MPCC including pool aerobics, fitness equipment and classes. We will do free tours of the facility and showcase the classes we offer each week. Some of the classes you will see are Piloxing, Zumba, P90X, yoga, and silver sneakers. Bring your tennis shoes and workout gear and join in. ALL ages are welcome. Door prizes will be given out as well! 423-434-5749 FOR MORE INFO

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Dance / Events

January 2017

Dance & Special Events Challenge Square Dance Mondays, 2p • Cost: $6 Join Don Williamson for this challenging square dance class. Line Dance with Martha (Intermediate Beginner) Mondays, 3:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $ 6 or SilverSneakers® discount Dandy Line Dancers (Advanced) Monday 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Group performs in the community NuLine Dance by TJ Tuesdays, 5:30p • Cost: $5 Ages 18+ Welcome! Ballroom Dance Wednesdays, 5:15p Cost: FREE Bring a partner or come alone. Men needed to join group. Advanced Square Dance Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30p • Cost: $6 Instructor: Don Williamson Some experience recommended for this class. Ballroom Dance Practice Thursdays, 1p • Cost: Free Come and enjoy an afternoon of dancing.

Enjoying a drawing class. See page 13 for class times.

Line Dance by TJ, Intermediate Level Saturdays, 1-2:30p • Cost: $5 Ages 18+ Welcome! Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Level 1) Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $30 (Silver Sneaker discount $20)

Thursdays, beginning January 12 2017 5:30p-7:00p If you have ever watched line dancing and said to yourself, “I wish I could do that”, now is your chance to do just that. Line dance classes for absolute beginners are being organized for the first of the year. The first series of classes known as “Absolute Beginner Line Dance Class” will meet once a week for 5 weeks. The Absolute beginner class is recommended for anyone who has never line danced before – The class starts with the very basic steps, learning the terminology and sequence of steps. This class will teach the participants how to count steps, do basic steps such as a grape-vine, scuff, toe-strut, and putting those steps together to make line dances. This class will be followed by second series of classes, “Beginner Line Dance” and it will take the participants to the next level of line dance steps. Each 5-week series is $30.00, or silver-sneaker discount of $20.00. Pre-registration is required. Set a New Year’s resolution for 2017 to learn to line dance! If anyone has any questions about the class, contact Martha at drmd72@ Sweetheart Ball February 3 – 7:00 – 10:00pm Cost: $10/person, $15/couple Registration and payment due by January 31st - No tickets will be sold at the door. Jerry Pierce and the Nightlife Band will help you dance the night away. This dance will be co-sponsored by Heart and Soul and Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services. Refreshments and beverages will be served. You will not want to miss this special event!

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. January 20: Winter Wonderland Dance, Band: Shooter Band

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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: September: Strong. October: Inspired by Great Art. November: Photographer’s Choice. December: Traditions. 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. Senior Chorale Cost: Free Thursdays at 10a – 12p Group will start back the first Thursday 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 and accompanied on piano by Barbara Knisely. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required.

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 12:30p–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 1p- 3p Group will start back the last Monday in January 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. Mountain Dulcimer Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: $20 for four sessions Tuesdays January 3, 10, 17, 24 1-2:30p Learn to play the old time mountain Dulcimer with Willis Jones! Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. Photo Contest Save your ‘Best Holiday & Winter Photos’ for the next photo contest! Entries are due January 20th through 30th. Voting will take place February 2nd through 13th. Prizes will be awarded! Please put your name, address and phone number on the back of each photo. Up to 5 entries per person - photo size - 4”x6” or 5”x7”. Turn in photos at the front desk. The Art of Marbling Instructor: Roy Krauss Cost: $5 Monday & Thursday January 9 & 12 1-2p Think you can’t paint? That never stopped some top artists. You have fluid acrylic abstract painting – moving & tipping & dripping. Dirty pour, drip painting, marbling, etc. Call it whatever. Here’s your chance to make an Abstract piece of art all your own. Even if you can’t draw, you can paint and have fun doing it - mixing colors and using gravity to create designs you couldn’t make with a brush. All materials furnished. Please preregister. Herringbone Design Class Instructor: Lisa Jackson Cost: $15 Tuesday January 31 10a-12p Design and make your very own Herringbone bracelet. Made from size 11 o seed beads, color of choice. You can work with as many colors as you like. Materials needed: size 11 o seed beads, size 12 beading needles, 1-G thread to match your color choices, sharp scissors

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Games / Pool Schedule

Pool Schedule

Games Chess Club Tuesdays 10a-12p Come and join our new Chess Club, everyone is welcome.

Pinochle Wednesdays 1p A trick-taking card game for four.

Rook Hand and Foot Canasta Thursdays 1p Mondays 1p Rook is a challenging trick taking If you don’t know how to play, they game played with a special deck can teach you! of cards. Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p Scrabble Group Tuesdays 5:30p The scrabble group is always looking for new members! Mexican Train Dominoes Tuesdays 6p Join us every Tuesday afternoon at 6pm for an exciting fun-filled time with some marvelous BFFs.

January 2017

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 Mahjong is a Chinese game game of skill, strategy and chance. Bingo Tuesday, January 17 11:00a

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 own 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: $2 per session or $20 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 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.

January 2017

Fitness Focus

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Fitness Focus Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 • Instructor: Sue Pentz One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Love Handles Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30a Cost: Free • Instructor: Sue Pentz A thirty minute class which focuses on the core muscles. 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 activities for daily living. Silver Sneakers® Circuit Fridays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) • Instructor: Deb Fogle 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. Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a Cost: New series will start January 9th through March 1st – Cost for 16 Session series is $64 (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Must pay for the series by January 11th - After the 11th 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 Cost: New series will start January 9th through March 1st – Cost for 16 Session series is $64 (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Must pay for the series by January 11th - After the 11th 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 selfhealing 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.

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 434-6231 for more information.

Senior Hatha Yoga Wednesdays, 6p Cost: $5 • Instructor: Darlene Hatley This class is for the beginner to intermediate participant. Learn the most basic Yoga moves with Flow and Hold Yoga moves. Zumba Zeniors Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-10:15a 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. FAST Fridays Fridays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 • Instructor: Lauren Fowler FAST (functional agility strength training) - This athletic training workout takes an old school approach to circuit training using body weight for strength training, cardio interval circuits with an emphasis on core stabilization, body alignment, and functional movement training. Brain-a-Cise Thursdays, 4p starting January 12th Cost: Free Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body. Come join this group for different brain

Welcome, To New Staff Member Lauren Fowler Program Coordinator

Help us welcome Lauren to Senior Services! Lauren is a Health and Physical Education graduate from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. She holds certification in water aerobics and is trained in SilverSneakers® Classic, Boom, and Splash. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Fido. Her hobbies are reading and swimming. Lauren has already proven to be a great asset to MPCC. She will be taking on many exercise and brain fitness responsibilities. You will recognize Lauren by her bubbly personality and bright smile. Welcome Lauren!

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January 2017

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


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