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Senior Lifestyles VOLUME LXX NO. 70

FEBRUARY 2020

Hikers/Walkers Page 3

Healthy Living Page 7

Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts Page 13


Foundation News

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February 2020

Weather Alert

JCSC Foundation News

The Foundation has decided to change the date and name of their Christmas Box project to Spring into Giving for Seniors with boxes being delivered March 30 – April 4, 2020 for seniors in need. The Foundation is in the planning stages right now for this new project. Please consider a donation to the center for this project. Besides the spring into giving project, the foundation also helps with funding of our Health Activities Coordinator, Jeanne Clarke, R.N., provides funding for the senior center Fellowship program and funding for some of our charter trips. How can you help? Consider a donation to the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation. If you shop at Kroger, you can also sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards and designate the senior center to receive dollars when you shop at Kroger.

Inclement Weather Policy: If Johnson City Schools are closed for inclement weather, the center will open at 10:00am and all instructor lead programs cancelled and the center will close at 5:00pm. If the Johnson City Schools are on a 2 hour delay for inclement weather, the center will open at 10:00am and programs will occur as normal and the center will close at normal hours.

ALERT

Attention All members who have Silver Sneakers®, Renew Active™ or Silver & Fit® through your insurance. Have you updated your paperwork yet? We need new forms for folks that are eligible for these programs. Please see front desk if you have not taken care of this during January 2020. We are now offering all three programs. So our records are accurate, everyone will be required to renew your certification through our center for these programs. Please see front desk for more information. There are brochures explaining the eligible classes for each of these programs at the front desk. Many of our members have fragrance sensitivity. Perfumes, aftershaves and other scented beauty products may cause allergic reactions. To be considerate of our members and staff please refrain from using scented products. Thank You!

FTHRA Nutrition Program 3

Monday Stuffed Pepper Soup Boiled Potatoes Apple Crisp Saltine Crackers

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10 Salisbury Steak w/

Vanilla Pudding WW Bread

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Lunch Provided by JCSC $2.00 Register at Front Desk

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Tropical Fruit WW Bread

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gravy Mashed Potatoes Brussel Sprouts

FTHRA CLOSED PRESIDENTS DAY

24Country Style Steak Mashed Potatoes Green Peas

Menu for February

Tuesday

Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Fruit Fluff Pizza Casserole Mix Vegetables Pineapple Oatmeal Creme Oven Fried Chicken Tenders Au Gratin Potatoes Peas & Carrots Spaghetti w/meatsauce Italian Mixed Vegetables

WW Roll

Cookie WW Roll

Tropical Fruit WW Bread Pears Graham Cracker Texas Toast

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Wednesday Polish Sausage w/ Peaches Cornbread Cabbage Oven Browned Potatoes

White Chicken Chili Stewed Tomatoes Broccoli Chocolate Pudding Hamburger Potato Wedges Baked Beans Fudge Cookie Breaded Fish w/tartar sauce Northern Beans Stewed Tomatoes w/

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Cornbread

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WW Bun

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Thursday Cheesy Chicken Graham Cracker Spaghetti Texas Toast Green Beans Pears

Breaded Pork Chops WW Roll Scalloped Potatoes Brussel Sprouts Fruit Cocktail Soup Beans w/onions Cornbread Oven Browned Potatoes Mixed Greens Coleslaw

Okra 27 Chili Dog w/mustard & Pineapple Butterscotch Pudding onions WW Bun Cornbread Potato Wedges Baked Beans

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Friday

Meatball Sub WW Bun Potato Wedges Corn Fruited Yogurt 14 Baked Chicken w/gravy WW Roll Dressing Green Beans Baked Apples Egg Patty Biscuit/Gravy 21 Sausage Oatmeal Orange Juice 28 Oven Fried Chicken Mandarin Oranges Breast WW Bun Macaroni & Cheese Lima Beans

One 2% milk is included with each meal. All servings are 1/2 cup. All entrees are 3 oz. servings or one portion. **Menu may change due to weather and availability. 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.

Congregate Meals will be served from 12:00-12:15 for those who have registered. At 12:15 continuing until 12:25 if there is food available, it will be served to those who did not register but have shown up to eat lunch. Please register in advance to ensure your meal!


February 2020

Hiking, Walkers & Talkers

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Hampton Creek Cove Hike

Walkers & Talkers* Season Kick off Meeting Cost: Free Thursday, March 12, 9:30-11a

Mark your calendar as we prepare for the upcoming senior hiking season. Get ready to return to hiking this spring as we discuss the upcoming hiking schedule and provide tips on hiking. Guest speakers will be Cheryl Fowler and Marquette Crockett of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. They will be speaking about conservancy programs, activities and stewardship of the Roan Highlands. Walkers & Talkers will resume in March.

Roan Mountain Highlands

Hiking 101* Season Kick off Meeting Cost: Free Thursday, March 12, 9:30-11a

Mark your calendar as we prepare for the upcoming senior hiking season. Get ready to return to hiking this spring as we discuss the upcoming hiking schedule and provide tips on hiking. Guest speakers will be Cheryl Fowler and Marquette Crockett of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. They will be speaking about conservancy programs, activities and stewardship of the Roan Highlands. Hiking 101 will resume in March.

Hip Hikers* Season Kick off Meeting Cost: Free Thursday, March 12, 9:30-11a

Mark your calendar as we prepare for the upcoming senior hiking season. Get ready to return to hiking this spring as we discuss the upcoming hiking schedule and provide tips on hiking. Guest speakers will be Cheryl Fowler and Marquette Crockett of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. They will be speaking about conservancy programs, activities and stewardship of the Roan Highlands. Hip Hikers will resume in March.

Hiking the AT - Shady Valley


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Lifelong Learning, Computers

February 2020

Lifelong Learning Johnson City German Club (Ages 18+) Thursdays, 10a-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. Genealogy Club (Ages 50+) Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, February 19, 1-3p Cost: Free 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. Please Pre-register. Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Ages 50+) 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 without 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. Chronic Clutter Support Group (Ages 18+) Third Monday of the month, February 17 10:30a-12p Cost: Free If you are ready to eliminate clutter and start taking charge of your life, then this is the group for you! The vision for the program is to be a support group for clutterers, pseudo-hoarders and hoarders. We will focus on helping each other to declutter. Periodically, there will be guest speakers dealing with organizing and decorating with your precious possessions. Limited space available. You may contact

Cathy @ clcl11@aol.com for more information. Level 1 French (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 10-11:30a 8 week series beginning January 8 – February 26 Cost: Free Instructor: Lise Spaller Participants will continue to be immersed in French culture and language. Pre-registration is required before first class. Registration will close after January 8. French Reading and Conversation (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 11:30a-1p 8 week series beginning January 8 – February 26 Cost: Free Instructor: Lise Spaller Conversational French is recommended for those participants that completed the Introduction to French series, Level 1 French. This class will continue your education of the language and culture. Preregistration is required before first class. Registration will close after January 8. Transform Your Life and Health Exploring the Body’s Subtle Energy! (Ages 18+) 7 week series 1p, meets January 9 and 23, February 6 and 20, March 5 and 19, April 2 Cost: Free Instructor: Dr. J. Catherine Herbert Join Rev. Dr. J. Catherine Herbert as she teaches you how changing your mindset can change and improve your life. We are each more than the sum of our parts. Our body, mind, and spirit make us an individual but also connect us to a larger community that exists all around us. Explore the Body, Mind, and Spirit Connection even further! Join. Dr. J. Catherine Herbert as she teaches an in-depth Chakra Energy (the 7 main centers of subtle energy that make the full connection!) You will learn techniques on De-Stressing your Life as well as removing blocks to progress. Learn how to release your fear and embrace your courage! Live your best life ever! New Thought and Alternative Health Care will be discussed. Please Pre-register.

Film Series- American Film Noir (Ages 18+) Wednesdays at 1:15p Cost: Free Instructor: Dr. J. Catherine Herbert Dr. J. Catherine Herbert will hold discussions on various movies that have transformed our culture. We will watch the movie and discuss the impacts on society. Did society change the movies or did the movies transform our society? Please Preregister. The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders-Video Lecture Series Fridays at 10a in February Cost: Free Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Mount Fuji, the Galapagos Islands. These natural wonders are on everyone’s list of must-see attractions that are both spectacular and geologically fascinating. But what about Ha Long Bay, the Columbia Glacier, Erta Ale lava lake, and the Great Blue Hole? They also belong on the list, along with more than 200 other sites, both famous and obscure, that are well worth a visit to see breathtaking vistas combined with the grandeur of geological forces in action. Please Pre-register. Long Term Care Plan Seminar Wednesday, February 12 10a Cost: Free OneSouth Financial Group will be providing an educational seminar about discovering truths about long-term care. The discussion will be centered around myths vs. facts of long-term care and how you can prepare for your future no matter where life takes you. Please Pre-register. Scams Stop Here – Consumer Education for Older Adults Thursday, February 20 9:30a Cost: Free Instructor: Anna Smith, Office of Tennessee Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs In this presentation from the State of Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs, participant will learn. • Why scam prevention education is vital • Which scams often target older adults • How to protect yourself with scam-fighting resources • Where to report scams and deceptive business practices Please Pre-register. Snakes of Northeast Tennessee Monday, February 24 10a-11:15a Instructor: Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator 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 snake

or two will be available for a closer look should you so desire…Please Pre-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 Tuesday February 4, 2019. Tax preparation will be by appointment only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday until April 10. 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. 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 1099DIVs, as well as your filed 2018 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. For appointments, please call the Center staff at 434-6237.

Computers Open Computer Lab (Ages 18+) 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 8a-5p, Monday through Friday. Times/Availability subject to Change *Note: From February 4-April 10 the Computer Lab will only be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 8a-5p. Amara Carberry – Computer One-onOne (Adults 50+) Cost: $10 pre-register Mondays, February 3, 10, 17, & 24 Appointments are from 1p-2p and 2:15p-3:15p Computer and Mobile Device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay.


February 2020

Travel

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Travel Corner

Happy February! We hope that you are making plans to treat your special Valentine with an adventure on one of our upcoming motor coach trips. The February meeting will be on Thursday, February 13 at 3:00 pm. There will be a rematch of the “Not-So-Newlywed” game between Gary and Carolyn Lyon and Terry and Jane Ann Williams, as well as special treats for the ladies in attendance. Please call to register at 434-6237. Hope to see you there! Here’s a bit of trivia in honor of the upcoming motor coach trip to Boston: In 1847, Oliver R. Chase of Boston invented and patented the first American candy machine, a lozenge cutter. This marked the founding of the nation’s candy industry, the beginning of commercial manufacture. Sweethearts (also known as conversation hearts) are small heart-shaped sugar candies sold around Valentine’s Day. Each heart is printed with a message such as “Be Mine”, “Kiss Me”, “Call Me”, “Let’s Get Busy”, or “Miss You”. Sweethearts were made by the New England Confectionery Company, or Necco. Necco was an American manufacturer of candy created in 1901 as the New England Confectionery Company through the merger of several small confectionery companies located in the Greater Boston area. Necco manufactured nearly 8 billion Sweethearts per year. With it’s candy history, Boston will be a perfect trip to celebrate your sweetheart!

Ready, Set, Serve…..Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Training Meeting Monday, February 3, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms

* We’re starting a new year so now is the time to get involved! * Come and enjoy a fun activity! * Enjoy yummy refreshments! * Guest speaker for the month will be Adrian Riser with The American RedCross and Melissa Dixon with Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee 2nd Harvest Food Bank Volunteer (Ages 50+) Cost: Free 2nd Wednesday of each Month 8:30a-12p Join this welcoming volunteer group who serves each month at 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Duties vary month by month according to need of the organization. Transportation is provided.


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Senior Lifestyles

February 2020


Healthy Living, Games

February 2020

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Healthy Living Go. All. Out for Wellness

Our 2020 vision is to focus on becoming healthy in all areas of our lives – body, mind and spirit. In January and February, we will focus on physical wellness. Each two months of 2020, we will highlight another dimension of wellness like emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual. Stop by the nurses station or the senior front desk to pick up 20 ideas for improving your physical health as we Go All Out for Wellness in 2020! Living Life Fully – The Dimensions of Wellness (Ages 50+) Monday, February 3, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: Lori Hamilton, RN,C, Director of Healthy Initiatives, K-VA-T Food Stores Wellness is much more than our physical health. It is an integration of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Lori will discuss six key dimensions of wellness and how they are interconnected. Just like you check your blood pressure periodically, it’s important to check your level of wellness in these six key areas. Being honest with yourself about what areas you’re doing well at and what areas need attention can lead to a longer and more fulfilling life. Please pre-register by calling 423-4346237. Free Fasting Blood Sugar Screening (Ages 18+) Wednesday, February 5, 8-10a Cost: FREE Stop by the nurse’s station for a free blood sugar check (done by fingerstick). For best results, do not eat or drink anything except water 8-12 hours prior to testing. Eat Smart & Move More Series (Ages 50+) Every Wednesday, February 5- March 18, 10:30-11:30a Cost: FREE Speaker: Emily Bradburn, UT Extension Join us for a series of workshops that will equip and motivate you to eat healthy and be more active! Each class will feature a recipe demonstration that participants can sample. Learn healthy cooking tips, how to save money and time on food, meal planning ideas and tips for being more active. Free cooking tools and recipes will be provided. Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. Be Smart. Love Your Heart (Ages 18+) Cost: FREE February 10, 10:30a Speakers: Crystal Woods, MS RDN, Ballad Health & Elizabeth Hall, MS, RDN, Food City You only get one heart. It’s important to treat it smart. Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up all the foods you love. You can give your

body what it needs plus love every bite! Learn the top foods for a healthy heart, tips for using spices to add flavor, delicious meal ideas plus recipes. Please call 423-434-6237 to preregister. Natural Treatment Options for Pain (Ages 18+) Tuesday, February 11, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: Amanda Leuthardt, LAc Is your pain keeping you from doing things in life that you enjoy? Do you want pain relief without taking drugs that might make you groggy or addicted? Discover how the body responds to pain and how we can break the pain cycle. Amanda will share drug free options and simple steps to sustaining pain relief. Please call 423434-6237 to pre-register. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Dementia (Ages 18+) Thursday, February 20, 10:30-11:30a Cost: FREE Speaker: Tracey Kendall Wilson, Alzheimer’s TN Get answers to YOUR questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia in this informal talk. Come just to listen or bring your specific questions about prevention, treatment or caring for someone with dementia. All questions are welcome. Please call 423-434-6237 to preregister. Diabetes and Your Heart (Ages 18+) Monday, February 24, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: Kathryn Wilhoit, RN, PhD, Ballad Health Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, learn why heart disease and diabetes are linked and what you can do to protect your heart. Get practical tips for improving your ABC’s - A1C, Blood pressure and Cholesterol. Get to know diabetes by heart and lower your risk. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. Treasure Your Health Wellness Fair (Ages 18+) Tuesday, February 25, 10a-12p Cost: FREE Ahoy Mateys! All you land lubbers are invited to join us in the lobby for a swashbuckling good time. X marks the spot for a wide range of health and wellness information, health screenings, door prizes and other treasures. Yo Ho Ho – Make sure you Go! No registration is required. Maintaining Good GI Health (Ages 50+) Tuesday, February 25, 10:30-11:30a

Cost: FREE Speaker: Dr. Anshuman Desai (Resident Physician) Helpful information about a variety of gastrointestinal concerns. Learn about colon cancer screening, use of antacids, fatty liver disease, constipation and rectal incontinence. These are common issues that aren’t widely discussed due to embarrassment. Please preregister by calling 423-434-6237. Dental BINGO (Ages 50+) Tuesday, February 25, 12:30-1:30p Cost: FREE Join the fun as we play bingo plus learn about our dental health! Everyone gets a goodie

bag. Win prizes and learn about the Smile On 60+ program which covers cleanings, fillings, extractions and dentures. Please call 423-4346237 to pre-register. Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery (Ages 18+) Wednesday, February 26, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: Misty Jenkins, RN, MSN, ONC, Director of Orthopedics, JCMC Learn the latest information about hip, knee, shoulder and ankle replacement. Find out what to expect before and after surgery plus practical information to assist in your recovery. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register.

Games Hand & Foot Canasta (Ages 50+) Monday 12:30p-4:30p Cost: FREE Come and play this card game. If you don’t know how, no worries, they will teach you how. Ladies Monday Bridge Club (Ages 50+) Mondays 1p Cost: FREE Like to play bridge? This is the place for you. Rummy (Ages 50+) Tuesdays, 12-4p Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game. Mexican Train Dominoes (Ages 50+) 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 (Ages 50+) 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 (Ages 50+) Wednesdays 1p Cost: FREE FREE A trick taking card game for four Chess Club (18+) Wednesdays, 12:30p-3:30p Cost: FREE Open to all skill levels. Come join our group.

Rook (Ages 50+) 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! Beginner Bridge Fridays, 10a Cost: Free Come play with this informal group. Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge (Ages 50+) Fridays 12:30p If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicate bridge. Join the fun! Mah-jongg (Ages 50+) Fridays 1p Cost: FREE Mah-jongg is a tile-based game similar to gin rummy. The object of the game is to collect winning sets of these domino like tiles. Bingo (Ages 18+) Tuesday, February 11 10a Cost: Free Volunteer “Jerry” Phillips will be leading Bingo with prizes Bingo Tuesday, February 18 11a Sponsored by Visiting Angels Food Pyramid Bingo (Ages 18+) Tuesday, February 25 10a Cost: Free Volunteer “Jerry” Phillips will be leading Bingo with food/household related prizes


February Special Events

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MONDAY

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

February 2020

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1 3:00 ETSU Men’s Basketball vs UNC Greensboro

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10:00 “Try Us Out” 1:30 Pride 5:30 Pride (second showing) 6:00 Learn Salsa with Sarita 6:30 Grief Support Gathering

8:00 Fasting Blood Sugar 10:00 Level 1 French 10:30 Eat Smart & Move More Series 11:30 French Reading and Conversation 1:15 Film Series American Film Noir

10:00 As the Page Turns 1:00 Transform Your Life and Health Exploring the Body’s Subtle Energy

8:30 Core Fit 10:00 Video Series - World’s Geological Wonders 1:00 Create Your Own T-Shirt

12:00 Multiple Myeloma Support Group 1:00 Irish Ceili Dance

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10:30 Be Smart. Love Your Heart. 1:00 Paper Quilling Earrings 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Session 3)

9:00 Constituent Services 10:00 Bingo 11:00 Natural Treatment Options for Pain 1:30 Akeelah & the Bee 5:30 Akeelah & the Bee (second showing) 6:00 Learn Salsa with Sarita 6:00 Mandy Harvey Concert Outing

8:00 Blood Sugar Checks 10:00 Long Term Care Seminar 10:00 Level 1 French 10:30 Eat Smart & Move More Series 11:30 French Reading and Conversation 1:15 Film Series - American Film Noir

10:00 Writer’s Circle 3:00 Creative Card Making 3:00 JCSC Seniors on the Go Travel Meeting

8:30 Core Fit 10:00 Video Series - World’s Greatest Geological Wonders 1:00 Stained Glass 2:00 Sweetwater Troubadours Concert 6:30 JC Grand Squares

1:00 Irish Ceili Dance

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9:30 Scams Stop Here Consumer Education for Older Adults 10:30 All You Ever Wanted to Know About Dementia 1:00 Canvas Creations 1:00 Transform Your Life and Health Exploring the Body’s Subtle Energy

8:30 Core FIt 10:00 Video Series - World’s Greatest Geological Wonders 1:00 Batik Fabric Design 7:00 Friday Night Dance Big Band Theory (Sweetheart Dance)

1:00 Irish Ceili Dance

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10:00 Writer’s Circle 2:00 BYOC Card Making 5:00 Canvas Creations

8:30 Core Fit 10:00 Video Series - World’s Greatest Geological Wonders 1:00 Stained Glass 6:30 JC Grand Squares

1:00 Irish Ceili Dance 3:00 ETSU Men’s Basketball vs Western Carolina

10:00 Volunteer Meeting 11:00 Living Life Fully Dimensions of Wellness 1:00 Video Series - A History of European Art 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 1:00 Create Your Own T-Shirt 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Session 2)

10:30 Chronic Clutter Support Group 1:00 Batik Fabric Design 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Session 4)

11:00 Bingo 1:30 Gifted Hands - the Ben Carson Story 5:30 Gifted Hands - the Ben Carson Story (second showing) 6:00 Learn Salsa with Sarita 6:00 Compassionate Friends of TN Valley 6:30 Grief Support Gathering 6:30 Next Step Photography Club

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10:00 Snakes of Northeast Tennessee 11:00 Diabetes & Your Heart 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Session 5)

10:00 Food Pyramid Bingo 10:00 Treasure Your Health Wellness Fair 10:30 Maintaining Good GI Health 12:30 Dental Bingo 1:30 A Ballerina’s Tale 5:30 Applause & Praise! with Mrs. Callie Redd & PEP 6:00 Learn Salsa with Sarita

10:00 Level 1 French 10:30 Eat Smart & Move More Series 11:30 French Reading and Conversation 1:00 Genealogy Club 1:15 Film Series - American Film Noir 6:00 ETSU Men’s Basketball vs Furman

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10:30 Eat Smart & Move More Series 11:00 Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery 11:30 French Reading and Conversation 1:00 A HIstory of Impressionism 1:15 Film Series - American Film Noir

23 SUNDAY 9:00 U.T. Lady VOls Basketball Game Outing


February 2020

Just for Kids

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Ongoing Events, Sports

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February 2020

Ongoing Events TUESDAY

MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

7:00 am to 8:00 pm Billiards Room Fitness Room

7:00 am to 8:00 pm Billiards Room FItness Room

8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Fit and Toned 9:00 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Tai Chi for Balance 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:30 Hand & Foot Canasta 1:00 Musical Voices 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Ladies Monday Bridge Club 2:00 Open Bible Study 3:30 Line Dance with Martha

8:30 All Out Fitness 8:00 Pickleball 9:00 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 Fit and Toned 9:45 Pilates 10:00 Heart Strings Instruments 9:00 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis Jam Session 10:00 Classic 10:00 Pickleball 11:00 Stretch & Sculpt Yoga 10:00 Bible Study 11:00 Bingocize 11:00 Tai Chi for Balance 11:45 Chair Yoga 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:00 Rummy 12:30 Chess Club 12:30 Mexican Train Dominoes 12:30 Acrylics 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Chair Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ 1:00 Sewing-Community Service Holiday Lanes 5:15 Ballroom Dance 1:00 Needle and Fiber 6:00 Yoga for All Arts-Community Service 2:00 Beginning Spanish 6:30 Advanced Square Dance 3:00 Conversational Spanish 5:30 Scrabble Group 6:00 West Coast Swing Dance

7:00 am to 8:00 pm Billiards Room Fitness Room

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

7:00 am to 8:00 pm Billiards Room Fitness Room

7:00 am to 8:00 pm Billiards Room Fitness Room

8:00 Men’s Bible Study 8:30 Chair Yoga 8:30 Resolution Boot Camp 9:00 Blood Pressure Checks 9:45 Pilates 10:00 Johnson City German Club 10:00 Pickleball 10:00 Senior Chorale 11:00 Stretch & Sculpt Yoga 11:00 Bingocize 1:00 Rook 1:00 Ballroom Dance Practice 1:00 Golden Strikers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 3:30 Brain-a-Cise 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers

8:00 Pickleball 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 Circuit 10:00 Beginner Bridge 12:30 Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mah-jongg 3:00 Open Craft Time

SATURDAY 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Billiards Room Fitness Room

Lifestyle Sports Senior Basketball (Ages 40+) Each Monday 10a Cost: FREE Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot a-rounds

tables. All levels of experience are welcome.

Pickleball (Ages 18+) Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a Each Tuesday 10a-12p Cost: FREE Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles.

Doubles Table Tennis (Ages 50+) Each Monday, Wednesday Senior Billiards and Friday 9:30a-12p (Ages 18+) Cost: FREE Monday-Saturday 7a-8p Senior men’s and women’s Cost: FREE doubles table tennis is a great Bowling League Men and women are (Ages 55+) way to keep your brain and Holiday Lanes welcomed to play. body active. Please contact: Ann Deakins There are four well maintained

@ 423-202-7155 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. Men’s Senior Softball (Ages 60+) Registration forms for the upcoming 2020 season are available at the front desk.


February 2020

Groups & Meetings

Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Mondays at 2p (Ages 50+) Join us for this open discussion Bible study. Share what you have learned throughout the years. Wednesdays at 10a (Ages 50+) For each month an area clergyman leads a four-week Bible study. Thursdays at 8a (Ages 50+) Men’s Bible Study. Constituent Services (Ages 50+) 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 Congressman 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 As the Page Turns (Book Club): (Ages 50+) 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: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman March: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Groups & Meetings

Writer’s Circle (Ages 50+) 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. The Northeast Tennessee Multiple Myeloma Support Group Cost: Free 1st Saturday of each month 122p Those who are affected directly by Multiple Myeloma or who have a friend or family member who is, are invited to join us. This is a rare cancer and it can be very helpful to join with others to: gain support, remove isolation, share stories, discuss care, and find treatments. We can be assured that when armed with support, proper knowledge, good medical assistance, and the advantages of new findings, you have an excellent chance of a good quality of life for many years. For more information and to register call 423-915-5200. Refreshments are usually provided. Contact our support group leader, Darlene at (423) 538-6923 / pennywort6@btes.tv, or Mark McCalman at markmccalman@ gmail.com Grief Support Gathering Cost: Free 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30p Sponsored by Morris Baker Funeral Home Compassionate Friends of TN Valley Cost: Free 3rd Tuesday each month 6p The Compassionate Friends of TN Valley is a support group that meets on a monthly basis. This is a support group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child.

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Dance, Special Events, Outings

Outings

*For all outings using the Senior Center Buses, a Cost: $6 participant may only purchase 2 tickets. Charter Come out and join us as we cheer on the Bucs in the conference matchup. Pre-registration is Bus trips may differ. required. ETSU Bucs vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Lady Vols vs. Vanderbilt Basketball Game Men’s Basketball Game (50+) (50+) Sunday, February 23 Leave MPCC at 9a, Saturday, February 1 Leave MPCC at 3p, return approx. 4:30p (Tip-off at 12p) return approx. 7p Cost: $17 Cost: $6 Live Pink, Bleed Orange - Join us for a pinkCome out and join us as we cheer on the Bucs themed game in Thompson-Boling Arena as we in the conference matchup. Pre-registration is increase awareness in the fight against Breast required. Cancer. The Clear Bag Policy is in effect for all Arena events! Walk-through metal detectors Mandy Harvey Concert at E.T.S.U. are now in place and operational at all arena (50+) entrances. Please allow extra time to enter the Tuesday, February 11 6p, return approx. 9p building. Be prepared to remove all items such Cost: Free as cell phones and keys from your pockets Mandy Harvey Harvey is an award-winning singer, before passing through the metal detectors. We songwriter and inspirational speaker who lost encourage you to bring only necessary items her residual hearing at the age of 19. The 2017 America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner now with you in order to reduce your time entering the building. Limited Seats, No Refunds. Please tours the world presenting her original music Pre-register. and inspirational story of never giving up etsu. edu/martin. The concert will take place in the Millennium Center Ballroom and is free and open Coming in March! to the public. Please Pre-register. ETSU Bucs vs Furman Paladins Men’s Basketball Game (50+) Wednesday, February 19 Leave MPCC at 6p, return approx. 9:30p Cost: $6 Come out and join us as we cheer on the Bucs in the conference matchup. Pre-registration is required. ETSU Bucs vs Western Carolina Catamounts Men’s Basketball Game (50+) Saturday, February 29 Leave MPCC at 3p, return approx. 7p

Special Events “Try Us Out” (Ages 50+) Tuesday February 4 10-11a Cost: Free 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. Sweetwater Troubadours Concert - Songs of Love Friday, February 14 2p-3p Cost: Free Please join The Sweetwater Troubadours duo for a one hour Valentine’s Day concert taking you on a journey of Songs of Love. Spanning styles from folk to country to swing, to ancient ballad and originals - we tell you the happy stories of love that flourishes, the sad stories of love gone wrong, and the silly stories of childhood friendships. Guitars, banjo, flutes, harmonica, and vocals – these timeless tunes for two will entertain with songs to touch your heart. Please Pre-register. Film Series in honor of Black History Month Tuesdays in February Cost: Free February 4 1:30 and 5:30 pm – Pride February 11 1:30 and 5:30 pm – Akeelah and the Bee February 18 1:30 and 5:30 pm – Gifted Hands – Ben Carson Story February 25 1:30 pm only- A Ballerina’s Tale Enjoy a movie highlighting the accomplishments of inspiring people; Popcorn served. Please Pre-register. Applause & Praise!

“Life Lines” at the McKinney Center in Jonesborough (50+) Saturday, March 7 Leave MPCC at 1p, return approx. 4:30p Cost: $12 Join us for a trip to the McKinney Center of Art to watch a play that is based on more than a thousand pages of oral story transcripts collected from area residents. It shines a light on real-life characters and moments in local history. The play revolves around the story of Old Butler, which was flooded in 1948 by the TVA in order to create Lake Watauga. Please Pre-register. Limited Seats, No Refunds.

Special Guests: Mrs. Callie Redd and Powerful Expressions of Praise (PEP) Tuesday February 25 5:30 pm Cost: Free Join us as Mrs. Callie Redd entertains us with stories of growing up in Johnson City, followed by a moving performance by Powerful Expressions of Praise (PEP). PEP is a miming worship group from Thankful Baptist Church. The performers paint their faces white and wear white gloves while pantomiming to various gospel songs. This group received a standing ovation at the Spirit of Community Celebration in November, and we are fortunate to have them for another inspiring performance. Light refreshments will be served. Please Pre-register. Coming in March! Coffee and Conversations for GRANDfamilies - Grandparent and Relatives Raising Relative Children Monday, March 9 10a Cost: Free Are you raising a grandchild or other relative? Need support, information or resources? Join us to share your experience, receive useful information, learn caregiving/child rearing tips, and gain emotional support during our Coffee & Conversation for GRANDfamilies. Coffee & Light Refreshments will be provided. Be Smart. Love Your Heart (18+) Cost: FREE Speakers: Crystal Woods, MS RDN, Ballad Health & Elizabeth Hall, MS, RDN, Food City You only get one heart. It’s important to treat it smart. Eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up all the foods you love. You can give your body what it needs plus love every bite! Learn the top foods for a healthy heart, tips for using spices to add flavor, delicious meal ideas plus recipes. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register.

Dance

Line Dance with Martha (Intermediate Level) (Ages12+) 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! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Ballroom Dance (Ages 50+) Wednesdays 5:15p Cost: Free Bring a partner or come alone. More men are needed to join the group. Advanced Square Dance (Ages 50+) Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p Cost: $6 Instructor: Carol Beebe This is an advanced square dancing class so some experience is recommended. Ballroom Dance Practice (Ages 50+) Thursdays 1p Cost: FREE Come and enjoy an afternoon of ballroom dancing. Dandy Line Dancers (Ages 12+) (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. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Johnson City Grand Squares (Ages 50+) Second and Fourth Fridays 6:30-8:30p Cost $6 Instructor: Bill Restall West Coast Swing Dance (Ages 18 +) Each Tuesday 6-7:30p Cost: Free West Coast Swing instruction is now being offered at the Johnson City Senior Center! The Class is offered to all ages who have an interest and want to learn the basics and have fun practicing at the same time! Friday Night Dance (Ages 50+) February 21 7-10p MPCC Gym Cost: $5 Special guest will be the Big Band Theory.

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Come out for the Sweetheart Dance! Learn Salsa with Sarita (Ages 18 +) Tuesday, February 4-25, 6-7p Cost: $25 for four week series Join us for a progressive 4 week series to learn the basics of Salsa dancing. Each class time will offer 50 minutes of instruction followed by 10 minutes of guided social dancing. Irish Ceili Dancing Saturdays, Beginning February 8 – March 14 1p-3p Cost: Free Instructor: Maureen Mulroy Get In Touch With Your Inner Leprechaun! Ceili dancing is a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland. The term “ceili” refers to a social gathering featuring Irish music and dancing. In this class, participants will learn to dance some of the famous “set” dances, e.g. Siege of Ennis, Walls of Limerick as well as some of the traditional couple dances, e.g. Irish Polka, Shoe The Donkey. The class will end in a St. Paddy’s Day hooley, a festivity centered around dancing, eating, and general merriment! Participants should wear low heeled dance type shoes. Please Pre-register.

Coming in March! Line Dance Party Saturday, March 21 1– 4p Cost: $3 ($1 for SilverSneakers, Renew Active, Silver and Fit) Spring is just around the corner! What better way to welcome spring than with a line dance social! Friends, fun, line dancing, food, laughter, exercise and great music all combine for a fun afternoon. Pink flamingos will be our theme for welcoming spring. Dress is casual with an emphasis on pink and flamingos. For the flamingo lovers, here’s the chance to show off your flamingo wardrobe. We will be dancing to our favorite tunes. E-mail your line dance requests to Martha, drmd72@hotmail. com . A play list of the music/dances will be compiled ahead of time, based on your requests. The first hour will include a walkthrough of dances as needed. During the second hour, we will dance, dance, dance, with no walk- through unless needed. Please consider bringing a snack to share during the break. Water/soft drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Even if you are new to line dancing, you’ll enjoy the music and pink flamingos! Come and enjoy the fun and friendships as we celebrate the end of winter! Please pre-register to help us with planning.


February 2020 Amateur Photography Club (Ages 18+) Cost: Free First Monday of the month 1-3p If you are just starting out, or want to brush up on your skills, take field trips and photos then come and join us! Photo themes: February “Holy Macro” March “Makes You Smile” Next Step Photography Club (Ages 18+) 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. Creative Card Making (Ages 10+) Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Thursday, February 13 3-4:30p Come learn card making skills and you’ll never have to buy another card from the store! You will learn stamping, cutting, punches, embossing, and more! This month we will be making an assortment of cards! All supplies will be furnished. You will make six cards to take home with you. Don’t delay, seats are limited! Please register by February 10th. BYOC Card Making (Ages 18+) Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Thursday, February 27 2-4:30p Bring your own creativity and join us for this advanced card making class. All supplies will be furnished including card bases, assorted paper and cardstock, punches, rubber and acrylic stamps, assorted inks, various adhesives, cutting utensils and much much more! Take home with you, six cards that you

Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts created from start to finish. Don’t delay, seats are limited! Please register by February 24th. A History of Impressionism (Ages 18+) Cost: Free Last Wednesday of Each Month 1-2:30p In this video series we will explore the fascinating Art movement known as Impressionism. Impressionism is a movement that emerged in 1870s France. Rejecting the rigid rules of the beauxarts (“fine arts”), Impressionist artists showcased a new way to observe and depict the world in their work, foregoing realistic portrayals for fleeting impressions of their surroundings. Pencil Drawing Made Easy (Ages 18+) 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. Heart Strings (Ages 50+) 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. Musical Voices (Ages 50+) 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. Senior Chorale Cost: Free Thursdays 10a – 12p Not meeting in February 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

Community Service - Needle and Fiber Arts (Ages 18+) Cost: Free Tuesdays 1–4p We need Knitters and Crocheters!! Due to generous donations of yarn we will be crocheting and knitting for community service. Lap blankets, hats, scarfs, gloves and Plarn mats are some of the items we make in this fun and creative group! Come and join and create! You can either bring your own needles and hooks or use what we have here. Acrylics Class (Ages 50+) Instructor: Art Holsclaw Cost: $10 Wednesdays 12:30–2:30p Join “Art” Holsclaw to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. Registration deadline is Monday before each class. Feel free to come by and visit during class to see what it is all about and if you would like to sign up. Writer’s Circle (Ages 50+) 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 (Ages 18+) Cost: Free Fridays 3-5p 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. Video Series – A History of European Art (Ages 18+) Cost: Free First Monday of Each Month 1 – 2:30p In this exciting series of

classes we will learn about Art History, Drawing Technique, American and European Art and Great Artists and their Masterpieces. Bring a note pad or sketchpad for discussion and notes. Piano Lessons Band Instrument Lessons (Ages all) Instructor: Wreatha Terry Cost: $15 per 30 min lesson Did you know that we offer private music lessons? Wreatha is a retired PhD music professor with a passion for teaching. All levels of ability are welcome – beginners to advanced. Classes will be scheduled: Monday ~ 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45am & 3:30, 4:15pm. Wednesday ~ 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45am Thursday ~ 8:45am & 3:30, 4:15pm Sewing - A Community Service Project (Ages 18+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: Free Wednesdays 1-3:30p We have a surplus of fabric which has been donated to the center. In an effort to give back to the community, we want to be a blessing to those in need by sewing oversized lap quilts and/or pet beds. Sewing machines will be set up and all supplies will be made available to make them. These will be donated to the community. Beginning to End….Canvas Creations (Ages 18+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: $8 per class Two classes offered Thursday February 20 1-3p or Thursday February 27 5-7p No talent required! Join instructor Charline Hughes as she walks you through creating a canvas you will be proud to display in your home. Learn fundamental skills including how to add shadows, depth and dimension. This is a make and take class. All supplies will be furnished. Stained Glass Class (Ages 18+)

Page 13 Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: $5 per session Second and Fourth Fridays of each Month 1-3p Come and explore the beautiful and centuries old Art of Stained Glass. You will be guided in the techniques and skills needed to create works of art with the correct materials and equipment. All supplies furnished. Projects may take more than one session. Design Your Own T-Shirt or Sweatshirt (Ages 18+) Instructor: Sherry Bernheisel Cost: $5 for the series Monday February 3 and Friday February 7 1-3p Bring your own T-shirt or Sweatshirt (white or light color) and create your own unique look! You will work with your choice of method, using either sharpies, fabric dye or fabric paint to create lovely patterns and designs. Batik Fabric Design (Ages 18+) Instructor: Sherry Bernheisel Cost: $8 for the series Monday February 17 and Friday February 21 1-3p In this class you will explore the Art of Batik, or decorating of fabric. We will use a water-based resist to create a design, then paint the fabric using different brush strokes, fabric pens or sharpies. Batik can be used as decoration or as a fabric to create other items with. Paper Quilling – Earrings (Ages 18+) Instructor: Pam Lacy Cost: $4 Monday February 10 1-3p Quilling is an ancient Art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create beautiful decorative designs. Pam will demonstrate a simple, beginner level project that anyone can do. And you will be able to wear it!


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February 2020

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

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Contact us today for services including: • Specialized Respiratory Services • Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy Services • Restorative Program Skilled and Intermediate Nursing Care • Respite Services • On-Call Physician Services • Licensed Nursing Staff • Social Services Staff • Pharmacy Services • On-Call Mental Health Services • Registered Dietician Services

Agape Nursing & Rehabilitation Center “Serving With Compassion” 423-975-2000 505 N Roan Street Johnson City, TN 36701

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84 Semi-Private Rooms Beauty and Barber Shop Services Laundry Services Group Outings Daily opportunities to encourage social, physical & mental enrichment


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Aquatics, Fitness

Aquatics Lap Pool Schedule: Lap Swim (Teens, Adults and Seniors) M-F 7-8:45a, 11:30a-3:30p; M-W-F 7-8:45p; Sat 11a-1p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® and Renew Active® 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. Water Aerobics (Teens, Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 9-10a Cost: $4 per session or $40 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.

Fitness Focus Sat 9:15a-10:15a Cost: $4 per session Put a calorie smack down on the holiday season with this metabolism boosting shallow water workout Therapy Pool Schedule: Adult Only Open Therapy (Adults & Seniors) M-W-F 7a-8:45p; T-Th 7a-11a, 12:45p-4p, 6p-8:45p; Sat 9-4:30p Cost: $2 per visit or $25 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® and Renew Active® 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. Exception: Private swim lessons conducted by City of Johnson City contract employees.

Power Walking (Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 10-11a Cost: $4 per session or $40 per month This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. All equipment is provided.

Arthritis Class (Adults & Seniors) Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11-11:40a Cost: $4 per class $30 per month 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.

Aqua Mix Aerobics (Teens, Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Kim McLeod T &Th 9:15a-10:15a Cost: $4 per session or $30 per month Looking for a challenging workout? This class will be located in the shallow in. The focus is on toning, cardiovascular strength, endurance and core work. No swimming skills are needed.

Splash (Seniors) Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11:45a-12:45p Cost: $3 per class (Free to Silver Sneaker® and Renew Active® participants) A fun low impact program geared toward senior citizens looking to improve the quality of their social life and physical well-being.

Cardio Waves (Teens, Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 6-7p Cost: $4 per session or $40 per month This is a high intensity water aerobics program geared towards individuals who are looking to push their limits! All equipment is provided.

Open Swim M-W-F 4p-5:45pm Sat 1p-4:45pm Cost: $3 (ages 13 and up) $2 (ages 12 and under) Free (Ages 3 and under) Memorial Park Community Center (Lap Pool)

Morning Water Aerobics (Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Heidi Perry M, W, F 9a-10a Cost: $4 per session or $40 per month Get in shape, 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 equiment is provided. Evening Aerobics (Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Heidi Perry T &Th 6-7p Cost: $4 per session or $30 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. Saturday Blast (Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Kim McLeod

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Mommy and Me Swim Time M-F 12p-1p (August-May) M-F 1p-2p (June-July) Ages: 4 and under (adult must be in the water) Cost: $1 Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) Parents are you looking for a time when it is less crowded to bring your little ones to the pool? The shallow end of the pool has been set aside for you and your little one to enjoy the water. All that are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper. Home School Swim Tuesday &Thursday 2p-4p Open to all ages Cost: $3 for 13 and up $2 for 12 and under Memorial Park Community Center (Teaching Pool) A time to swim during Memorial Park Community Center’s home school P. E. program.

Fit & Toned (Ages 18+) Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 (Free to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Qualls One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Classic (Ages 50+) Mondays and Wednesdays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Qualls Qualls Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Circuit (Ages 50+) Fridays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Qualls 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 Balance (Ages 18+) Mondays and Wednesdays beginning January 13, 10a Cost will be $5 per class (50% discount to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Start the New Year with better balance. Tai Chi for Fall Prevention is an evidence-based exercise program designed to improve balance and reduce the risk of falling, a leading cause of debilitation in seniors. The slow intentional movements are easy to perform and can be adapted to any physical limitation. Wear loose clothing and comfortable footwear. Advanced Tai Chi (Ages 18+) Mondays and Wednesdays, January 13- February 26, 11a Cost will be $56 for 14 class session or $6 per class (50% discount to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® 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. Advanced class placement requires instructor approval. Qigong (Ages 18+) Mondays and Wednesdays, 12p Cost will be $5 per class (50% discount to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® 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. All Out Fitness (Ages 18+) Tuesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 (Free to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Qualls

Blast your cardio fitness level through the roof with the best of any type of cardio training the instructor feels like throwing at you! You will challenge your aerobic threshold every time so come prepared to get your cardio on! Pilates (Ages 18+) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45a Cost: $2 (Free to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Qualls Pilates is an exercise system of movements that uses the mind and the body to enhance muscular strength, improve flexibility and overall health and wellness. Pilates movements requires control of your own body to properly execute precise repetitions during exercise. All movements will be performed on exercise mats so participants are encouraged to bring their own mat to each class. Stretch and Sculpt Yoga (Ages 18+) Tuesdays & Thursdays 11-12:15p Cost: $5 Instructor: Dixie Neth Join us for a softer, gentler, more flowing class. There will be mostly floor work and encouragement of those who are stiff and suffering from winter cold. This will be a breath of fresh air as we explore the world of yoga postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques. Chair Yoga (Ages 50+) Tuesdays, 11:45a and 1p Thursdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 (Free to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® eligible participants) Instructor: Janet Rice Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Yoga For All (Ages 18+) 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. Core Fit (Ages 18+) Fridays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 (Free to Renew Active®, Silver and Fit®, and Silver Sneaker® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Qualls This class is all about the core! Fire up your abs, lower back, and glutes to build a stable, stronger, and more powerful core. Bingocize (Ages 50+) Tuesdays & Thursdays 11a-12p Cost: Free Bingocize® is a successful preventative health promotion program designed to increase the physical fitness, health knowledge, and social engagement of senior adults. Bingocize® has proved to be an effective, enjoyable, and easily replicated way to improve physical activity adherence and ultimately health- related quality of life. Bingocize® combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education. Come out and enjoy the fun. 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.


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Melanie Bowman started as Dominion’s new Customer Relations Manager on October 14, 2019. She is a native of Kansas and has called Johnson City, TN home for almost a decade now. Melanie has been working with seniors for over 15 years starting with her career after college as a Social Services, Admissions, and Marketing Director for a nursing home near her hometown. As a huge advocate for helping people in the Senior population, Melanie has been actively involved in Alzheimer’s TN and Alzheimer’s Associations. She lives with her 6-year-old daughter Emma, so there is never a dull moment at her house. In her free time, she likes spending time with Emma, hiking, shopping, bike riding and all things girls like to do! Whether you are looking for assisted living or memory care, you will experience a piece of mind knowing that our family is caring for yours! Our communities are all custom built with the safety and security of our residents at top of mind. We often hear the following reasons families choose our community over the competition: • 24/7 nursing • All-inclusive pricing (no hidden care fees) • All day dining • Family Owned, Faith based organization • Engaging activities and life enrichment programming • Latest technology, helping us provide the best care and security • Variety of choices in floorplans • We offer both, Assisted Living and Memory Care • In-house physician, PT, OT and Speech services

Dominion Senior Living is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community located right off I-26 in Johnson City, TN close to main shopping as well as other senior related businesses and health services! Our location is ideal! Please visit us at www.dominionseniorliving.com/johnson-city/.

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