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Senior Lifestyles VOLUME LXXI NO. 71

MARCH 2020

Hikers/Walkers Page 3

Healthy Living Page 7

Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts Page 13


Foundation News

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March 2020

Weather Alert

JCSC Foundation News

We want to extend a welcome to our new Johnson City Senior Center Foundation members: Lydia Allen, Star Barto, Fred Lewis, Cheri Russo, and Lisa Williams. Coming in March - Spring into Pickleball Tournament – March 27, 2020 – This will be a round robin tournament – Registration forms available at the recreation desk. Cost of the tournament is $30. Entry deadline is March 20, 2020.

Inclement Weather Policy: If Johnson City Schools are closed for inclement weather, the center will open at 10:00am and all instructor led 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.

Spring Forward for Seniors – Formerly our Christmas Box project. This project will help seniors in need by providing pantry staples, paper goods, laundry items and personal hygiene products for low-income seniors. You can help by making a donation, volunteering to help pack the boxes or helping to deliver. Delivery will occur March 30– April 4, 2020. Please see front desk staff for more information. Both events sponsored by the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation. Thank you!

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 2

Monday Salisbury Steak Mandarin Oranges w/ gravy WW Roll Mashed Potatoes Green Beans

9 Oven Fried Chicken Tropical Fruit Breast Au Gratin Potatoes Peas & Carrots 16 Chicken Tenders Macaroni & Cheese Mix Vegetables Mandarin Oranges

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w/ Gravy Mashed Potatoes

WW Roll

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WW Roll

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Peas & Carrots Chocolate Pudding WW Roll

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30 Breaded Chicken Patty Tropical Fruit Macaroni & Tomatoes WW Roll Brocooli

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Menu for March

Tuesday

Egg Patty Sausage Patty Grits Orange Juice Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce Steamed Broccoli Applesauce Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Green Peas Fruit Cocktail Chili Dog w/mustard & onions Potato Wedges Baked Beans Meatballs w/gravy Rice Lima Beans

Biscuit w/Peppered Gravy

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Texas Toast

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WW Roll

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Coleslaw WW Bun Peach Cobbler WW Roll

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Wednesday Chicken Parmesan Pears Pasta w/Marinara Texas Toast Sauce Italian Mix Vegetables

Soup Beans Mix Greens w/ Onions Fruited Jell-O Oven Browned Cornbread Potatoes BBQ Pork Riblet WW Bun Potato Wedges Baked Beans Peaches Breaded Fish w/tartar w/ tomatoes sauce Pineapple Au Gratin Potatoes Cornbread Green Beans

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Thursday Beef Goulash WW Roll Brussel Sprouts Baked Apples Graham Cracker

Sloppy Joe WW Bun Potato Wedges Carrots Vanilla Pudding Beef Vegetable Soup Cornbread Oven Browned Potatoes Applesauce Oatmeal Cookie Chicken Pot Pie Brussel Sprouts Pear Crisp Biscuit

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Friday

Taco Soup Cauliflower Peach Crisp Cornbread Polish Sausage Fudge Cookie w/ Cabbage Cornbread Boiled Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Baked Ham WW Roll Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Pineapple Tidbits Chili Mac Casserole WW Roll Spinach Corn Graham Crackers

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!


March 2020

Hiking, Walkers & Talkers

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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. BlueBell Wildflower Hike, Winged Deer Park, Johnson City, TN (Ages ALL) Cost: Free Monday, March 30, 10:30a-11:45a, Van departs 10:15a from MPCC. Winged Deer Park has the largest collection of naturalized Bluebell flowers in Northeast Tennessee and they only bloom for a very short window of time. We will take a slow paced stroll around the ‘back forty’ letting the Bluebells provide our centerpiece as we take advantage of many other things that the park has to offer. The hike will be led by city naturalist Connie Deegan. Transportation van from MPCC departs at 10:15a returning by 12:00p.

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. Bays Mountain, Lakeside Loop, Kingsport, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $2 Tuesday, March 24, 8:30a Hike a 2.8 mile loop around the Bays Mountain Reservoir and enjoy views from the dam, beaver activity and hear the howls of wolves. The trail is rated easy to moderate with slight elevation gain. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 2:00p.

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 Appalachian Trail

Lamar Alexander State Park, Rocky Fork to Flint Creek, Flag Pond, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $2 Thursday, March 19, 7:30a-1:30p Build up your legs for hiking season! We will start at the Rocky Fork trail head and follow the Flint Creek Trail as it meanders by the Flint Creek. The highlight of the trail is the Flint Creek Battle Site, a grassy hollow where a historic battle was fought between John Sevier and Chickamauga warriors in 1789. The trail is an out and back approximately 4.2 miles in length with a steady elevation gain. The trail is rated as moderate. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 1:30p. Buffalo Mountain, White Rock Loop, Johnson City, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: Free Thursday, March 26, 7:30a-1p We will take the White Rock loop up Buffalo Mountain to enjoy the views of Johnson City, surrounding area and mountains ranges. Trail starts off with a climb of approximately 800 feet for 1.5 miles. Total miles for the hike will be 5.1. This is intermediate hike with some challenging up sections but we will maintain a slow pace with as many breaks as needed. Come out and enjoy our local park. Bring a light snack and water. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 1:00p.


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Lifelong Learning, Computers

March 2020

Lifelong Learning Beginning Spanish (Ages 18+) Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 2-2:50p (Will not meet on March 3) Cost: Free Mr. Ceffalo was a language instructor at ETSU, Milligan and NE State. Please register. Conversational Spanish (Ages 18+) Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 3p (Will not meet on March 3) 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. 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, March 18, 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, March 16 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+) Tuesdays, 11a-12:30p 8 week series beginning March 3 – April 21 Cost: Free Instructor: Lise Spaller Participants will be immersed in French culture and language. Pre-registration is required before first class. Registration will close after March 4. Level 2 French (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 10-11:30a 8 week series beginning March 4 – April 22 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 March 4. French Reading and Conversation (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 12-1:30p 8 week series beginning March 4 – April 22 Cost: Free Instructor: Lise Spaller Conversational French is recommended for those participants that completed the Introduction to French series and Level 2 French. This class will continue your education of the language and culture. Pre-registration is required before first class. Registration will close after March 4. Transform Your Life and Health Exploring the Body’s Subtle Energy! (Ages 18+) 7 week series 1p, series continues to meet on 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 1:30p 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 Pre-register.

Suffrage Coalition Group Discussion: Personal stories Monday, March 16 6p Cost: Free The Suffrage Coalition Group is a grassroots organization of local individuals who are inspired to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment (1920). Tennessee was instrumental in the passage because it was the 36th state to ratify the amendment (36 states were required to pass the amendment!) There was a parade through downtown Johnson City in 1920 to commemorate the passage. A recreation of the parade will occur later this year to celebrate the centennial. I am seeking stories from local residents who have memories of gaining the right to vote due to the ratification of the 19th Amendment and how that impacted them. My first focus is on women who were here around 1920 and possibly involved in the actual local movement and march. I will also accept stories from outside the area, with a similar focus. Next “level” would be the daughters/granddaughters who have stories to share regarding the impact of the right to vote, foremost local citizens.... then beyond the local area. Container Gardening (Ages 18+) Tuesday, March 17 10:30a Cost: Free Instructor: Adam Watson, Extension Agent UT Extension-Washington County Adam Watson from the University of Tennessee Extension in Washington Co. will talk about all things container gardening. Come learn the possibilities and ease of planting in a container. Please pre-register How Does the SECURE Act Impact Your RMDs (Required Minimum Distribution)? (Ages 50+) Thursday, March 26 10:30a Cost: Free Instructor: Christopher Abla AWMA®, APMA®, AAMS®, CRPC® Wealth Advisor The SECURE Act, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2020, significantly changes the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) requirements for inherited accounts and increases the age that you are required to start your RMDs to age 72, if you did not reach age 70.5 by the end of 2019. The biggest impact, however, will affect your loved ones: When they inherit IRAs and 401(k) s, their taxes could go up! So, what do these new rules mean for your 401(k)s, IRAs or other investment accounts? Joins us for this informative program. Please Pre-register.

Coming in April! AARP Drivers Safety Class (Ages 50+) Instructor: Diane Bolger Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers to be paid to the Instructor on the day of the class 2 day class on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21 and 22, 9a-1p Some of the topics the class will cover: • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car

• The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today • Ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities • The effects of medications on driving (Source: AARP) and more. 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. Tax preparation has begun and 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, SSA1099s, 1099-Bs, brokers statements, 1099INTs and 1099-DIVs, 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 Amara Carberry – Computer One-on-One (Adults 50+) Cost: $10 pre-register Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 Appointments are from 1-2p and 2:15p-3:15p Computer and Mobile Device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay. 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.


March 2020

Travel

Travel Corner

The March meeting will be on Thursday, March 12 at 3:00 pm. Let’s be green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, did you know that Boston has an Irish Heritage Trail? Some of the sites include the Kevin White Statue at Faneuil Hall, Soldiers and Sailors Monument atop Flagstaff Hill at Boston Common, Commodore John Barry Memorial (Father of the American Navy), and the oldest surviving ballpark in America, Fenway Park, constructed in 1911-1912 by Irish immigrant Charles E. Logue’s building company. Enjoy a fabulous fall trip to Boston, Salem, & Cape Ann September 9-15! This trip includes: six nights lodging including four consecutive nights at a Boston area Hotel; 10 meals; Full Day Guided Tour of Boston; Boston’s World Famous Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace; John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; Full Day Guided Tour of Scenic Coastal Massachusetts Time is almost up to register for the May trip to Philadelphia, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and Atlantic City. Offered by Gold Shield Tours, this trip is a historylover’s delight! Must register and pay by March 12. If German culture is your passion, you have an opportunity to experience the annual Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia! Todlow Coach is offering an overnight trip that includes motor coach transportation, a stay at the Country Inn and Suites with breakfast, and dinner at the Hofbrauhaus Restaurant, designed and fashioned after the famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany. Dates for this fun trip are October 12-13. Information is available at the senior services desk. As an FYI, don’t miss a stop at Hofer’s of Helen Bakery and Café – the sweets and homemade bread are fabulous!

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Senior Lifestyles

March 2020


Healthy Living, Games

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Healthy Living Delay the Disease ~ Parkinson’s Exercise Program (18+) Monday, March 2, 1-2p – Intro Session for first time participants Classes meet Mondays & Wednesdays, 1 & 2p ~ starting March 9 Cost: $48 for initial 12 session series: $24 for repeat participants Instructors: Deb Fogle, ATC & Jeanne Clarke, RN This evidence based exercise program is designed specifically to empower people with Parkinson’s to take control of their disease and help delay the progression of symptoms. Exercises are aimed at promoting greater mobility, improved balance, flexibility, strength, independence and hope! Pre-registration is required by calling 423-434-6237.

A Taste of the Mediterranean (18+) Mondays, March 9 & 23, 5:30-7:30p Cost: $15 –Cash or Check to University of Tennessee on first day of class Speaker: Elizabeth Renfro, UT Extension Come and enjoy a “taste” of the Mediterranean as we learn the health benefits and eating pattern from this region. Cooking demonstration with hands-on participation. Sample the delicious food we create and receive helpful recipes. Pay $15 cash or check to University of Tennessee on the first day of class. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. Free Dental Screenings (50+) Tuesday, March 10, 10-11a Cost: FREE Free oral health screenings will be offered. Please call 423-434-6237 to schedule your appointment. Take Charge of Your Diabetes (18+) Tuesdays, March 10-April 14, 1-3p Cost: FREE Speakers: Tracy Buckles, FTAAAD & Elizabeth Renfro, UT Extension This six-week program is designed to help individuals with diabetes to improve their health one step at a time. Diabetes is a complicated disease that can sometimes cause fear or confusion in those diagnosed with it or their caregivers. Gain the skills and confidence needed to manage your diabetes, plan meals, make wise food choices, monitor blood sugar and prevent complications. Please call 423434-6237 to pre-register.

Free Fasting Blood Sugar Screening (18+) Wednesday, March 4, 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. Atrial Fib Facts (18+) Monday, March 9, 11a-Noon Cost: FREE Speaker: Bryan Helsel, MD, FACS, FCCP Get the facts about atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often fast heart rate that can increase your risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart related complications. Learn more about treatment options including cardioversion, medications used to maintain heart rate and rhythm, blood thinners, catheter ablation and other surgical procedures. Please call 423-4346237 to pre-register.

Better Balance ~ Medicine & Falls (50+) Thursday, March 12, 1-2p Cost: FREE Speakers: Heatherly Sifford, BS, JCMC Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator & Katelyn Alexander, Pharm D Join us as a pharmacist discusses medications that can increase the risk of falls plus other tips for avoiding complications or drug interactions. Find out which medicines older adults should avoid or use with extreme caution and other strategies for avoiding falls and fractures. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre register. Better Balance Exercises (50+) Thursday, March 19, 1-2p Cost: FREE Speaker: Heatherly Sifford, BSPH & Physical and Occupational Therapists from Ballad Health We are all about preventing falls. Learn some simple exercises that you can do at home to improve your balance plus strategies for fall prevention. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre register.

Just a Snore or Something More? Sleep Apnea (18+) Thursday, March 26, 11a-Noon Cost: FREE Speaker: Jared Gullett, Regional Manager Sleep Lab, Ballad Health Not everyone who snores has apnea, but it is a key symptom. What’s the harm? Learn why sleep apnea matters and get helpful information about testing and treatment. Good sleep can lead to feeling your best! Please call 423-4346237 to pre-register. Free Balance Screenings (50+) Thursday, March 26, 1-2p Cost: FREE

Physical therapists will be here to assess your balance and offer tips for improving your strength and stability. Please call 423-434-6237 to schedule your individual appointment for a free balance screening. Instant Pot Cooking (18+) Monday, March 30, 11a-Noon Cost: FREE Speaker: Elizabeth Renfro, UT Extension Come find out why people have fallen in love with their Instant pots. It could be your answer to healthy, fast, delicious food. Get tips for using an instant pot and yummy recipes. 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 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! 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, March 10 10a Cost: Free Volunteer “Jerry” Phillips will be leading Bingo with prizes Food Pyramid Bingo (Ages 18+) Tuesday, March 24 10a Cost: Free Volunteer “Jerry” Phillips will be leading Bingo with food/household related prizes


March Special Events

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10:00 Volunteer Meeting 1:00 Video Series-A History of European Art 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 1:00 Delay the DiseaseParkinson’s Exercise Intro 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Session 6)

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TUESDAY

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THURSDAY

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10:00 “Try Us Out” 11:00 Level 1 French 6:00 Salsa (Level 2) 6:30 Grief Support Gathering 7:00 Salsa (Level 1)

8:00 Fasting Blood Sugar 10:00 Level 2 French 10:30 Eat Smart & Move More Series 12:00 French Reading and Conversation 1:30 Film SeriesAmerican Film Noir

10:00 As the Page Turns 1:00 Transform Your Life and Health Exploring the Body’s Subtle Energy 5:30 Pickleball 101 6:30 Family Night Pickleball

8:30 Hard Core 9:30 Fix Your Form 7:00 Friday Night Dance - PF Flyer

TBA ETSU Tournament Game Outing 12:00 Multiple Myeloma Support Group 1:00 Irish Ceili Dancing 1:00 “Life Lines” at the McKinney Center Outing

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8:30 Hard Core 9:30 Fix Your Form 1:00 Stained Glass 6:30 JC Grand Squares

1:00 Irish Ceili Dancing

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8:30 Hard Core 9:30 Fix Your Form 1:00 Silk Painting for Wearable Art 7:00 Friday Night DanceKids Our Age

10:00am-2:00pm Wacky MPCC Mini Golf Challenge 1:00 Line Dance Party

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10:00 Level 2 French 10:30 Eat Smart & Move More Series 12:00 French Reading and Conversation 1:30 Film SeriesAmerican Film Noir

9:30 Hiking Kickoff Meeting 10:00 Writer’s Circle 11:30 Go All Out For Wellness Lunch & Learn 1:00 Better BalanceMedicines & Falls 3:00 Creative Card Making 3:00 JCSC Seniors on the Go Travel Meeting 5:30 Pickleball 101 6:30 Family Night Pickleball

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10:30 Chronic Clutter Support Group 1:00 Silk Painting for Wearable Art 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Session 8) 6:00 Suffrage Coalition Group

10:30 Container Gardening 11:00 Level 1 French 1:00 Take Charge of Your Diabetes 5:30 Pickleball 101 6:00 Compassionate Friends of TN Valley 6:00 Salsa (Level 2) 6:30 Grief Support Gathering 6:30 Next Step Photography Club 7:00 Salsa (Level 1)

10:00 Level 2 French 10:30 Eat Smart & Move More Series 12:00 French Reading and Conversation 10:00 Genealogy Club 1:30 Film SeriesAmerican Film Noir

7:30 Hip Hikers-Rocky Fork 1:00 Canvas Creations 1:00 Silk Painting for Wearable Art 1:00 Better Balance Exercises 1:00 Transform Your Life and Health Exploring the Body’s Subtle Energy 5:30 Pickleball 101 6:30 Family Night Pickleball

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10:00 Level 2 French 12:00 French Reading and Conversation 1:00 A History of Impressionism 1:30 Film SeriesAmerican Film Noir

7:30 Hip Hikers - Buffalo Mtn. 10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:30 Secure Act Class 11:00 Just a Snore or More - Sleep Apnea 1:00 Create Your Own Scarf 1:00 Balance Screenings 5:00 Canvas Creations 5:30 Pickleball 101 6:30 Family Night Pickleball

8:00 Spring Into Pickleball Tournament 8:30 Hard Core 9:30 Fix Your Form 1:00 Create Your Own Scarf 1:00 Stained Glass 6:30 JC Grand Squares

10:00 Coffee and Conversation for GRANDfamilies 11:00 Atrial Fib Facts 1:00 Paper Quilling 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Session 7) 5:30 A Taste of the Mediterranean

9:00 Constituent Services 10:00 Bingo 10:00 Dental Screening 11:00 Level 1 French 1:00 Take Charge of Your Diabetes 6:00 Salsa (Level 2) 7:00 Salsa (Level 1)

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1:00 Bottle Lamps 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 2 (Session 1) 5:30 A Taste of the Mediterranean 6:30 StoryTown Radio Program Outing

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8:30 Hiking 101 - Bays Mountain Lake Loop 10:00 Food Pyramid Bingo 11:00 Level 1 French 1:00 Take Charge of Your Diabetes 5:30 Pickleball 101 6:00 Salsa (Level 2) 7:00 Salsa (Level 1)

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10:15 Blue Wildflower Outing 11:00 Instant Pot Cooking 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 2 (Session 2)

11:00 Level 1 French 1:00 Take Charge of Your Diabetes 5:30 Pickleball 101 6:00 Salsa (Level 2)


March 2020

Just for Kids

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A participant is the 2019 Pickleball tournament showing off her skills.” See page 12 for information about the 2020 “Spring Into Pickleball” tournament to be held on March 27th


Ongoing Events, Sports

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March 2020

Ongoing Events TUESDAY

MONDAY

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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 Tai Chi for Balance 10:00 Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Advanced Tai Chi 12:00 Qigong 12:30 Hand & Foot Canasta 1:00 Musical Voices 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Ladies Monday Bridge Club 1:00 Computer One on One 2:00 Open Bible Study 2:15 Computer One on One 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 (will 6:30 Advanced Square Dance not meet on March 3) 3:00 Conversational Spanish (will not meet on March 3) 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 Basketball 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 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, Thursday 10a-12p Cost: FREE Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot a-rounds Senior Billiards (Ages 18+) Monday-Saturday 7a-8p Cost: FREE Men and women are welcomed to play. There are four well maintained tables. All levels of experience are welcome. Doubles Table Tennis (Ages 50+) Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday

9:30a-12p Cost: FREE Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis is a great way to keep your brain and body active. Pickleball (Ages 18+) Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a Each Tuesday and Thursday 10a-12p Cost: FREE Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles. Bowling League (Ages 55+)

Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-2027155 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. Pickleball 101 (Ages 10+) Thursday 5:30-6:30p – March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2 Tuesday 5:30-6:30p – March 17, 24, 31 Cost: $20 for the 8 class series

Want to learn the game of pickleball then this class is for you. The series will start on Thursday, March 5, then meet on Thursday, March 12 then meet every Tuesday and Thursday to finish the eight classes. You will learn basic strokes, how to score and by the time you finish the series you will be able to play a game of pickleball. This game is for the entire family. Family Pickleball Night (Ages 10+) Thursdays 6:30-8:30p Cost: Free Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles. Need to have basic pickleball playing skills.


March 2020

Groups & Meetings

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: March: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot April: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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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Ready, Set, Serve…..Volunteer!

On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Training Meeting Monday, March 2, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms

* Come and enjoy a fun activity! * Enjoy yummy refreshments! * Guest speaker for the month will be Ashley Cavendar with One Acre Cafe Volunteer Opportunities: 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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Dance, Special Events, Outings

Outings

*For all outings using the Senior Center Buses, a participant may only purchase 2 tickets. Charter Bus trips may differ.

Jonesborough with a monthly live radio performance at the International Storytelling Center in Downtown Jonesborough, and provides the TriCities region with a monthly broadcast “Life Lines” at the McKinney Center in of these shows on the local NPR station Jonesborough 89.5 FM. These productions celebrate (50+) the culture, history and stories of the Saturday, March 7 Leave MPCC at 1p, people of Jonesborough and the Southern return approx. 4:30p Appalachian Region. Now in its ninth Cost: $12 season, “StoryTown Radio Show” is a Join us for a trip to the McKinney Center monthly, scripted production, based on of Art to watch a play that is based on local stories and regional music, and more than a thousand pages of oral story performed by an inter-generational, transcripts collected from area residents. multi-cultural cast of local actors, It shines a light on real-life characters and moments in local history. The play revolves storytellers, and musicians, to create an audio patchwork quilt of what it means around the story of Old Butler, which was to be home in the mountains source: flooded in 1948 by the TVA in order to create Lake Watauga. Please Pre-register. jonesboroughtn.org. March’s show is: 19th and 100 (Celebrating Suffrage). Please Limited Seats, No Refunds. Pre-register. Limited Seats, No Refunds. E.T.S.U. Men’s Basketball SOCON Bluebell Wildflower Hike Tournament Game Instructor: JC Nature Program (50+) Saturday, March 7 Time to be announced Coordinator, Connie Deegan Monday, March 30, Leave MPCC at Cost: $35 for Ticket and Transportation 10:15a return approx. 12p (Charter Bus) Cost: Free Join us for trip to Asheville for the Bucs first game of the SOCON Tournament. The Winged Deer Park has the largest opponent and time will be finalized after the collection of naturalized Bluebell flowers season ends. Please Pre-register. Limited in Northeast Tennessee and they only bloom for a very short window of time! We Seats, No Refunds. will take a slow-paced stroll around the ‘back forty’ letting the Bluebells provide our StoryTown Radio Progam (formerly the centerpiece as we take advantage of many Jonesborough Yarn Exchange) Monday, March 23 Leave MPCC at 6:15p, other things that the park has to offer. Easy hike, great for photos! Please prereturn approx. 9p register. Cost: $6 The StoryTown Radio Show provides

Special Events “Try Us Out” (Ages 50+) Tuesday March 3 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.

Come join in the FUN and take the challenge at 18 different designed mini golf holes. If you have a putter, you can bring your own or you can use one of ours.

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.

Go. All. Out. for Wellness Lunch & Learn (50+) Thursday, March 12, 11:30-1p Cost: $1 (includes lunch) Our 2020 vision is to focus on becoming healthy in all areas of our lives – body, mind and spirit. Join us as we continue our journey by focusing on the Intellectual dimension in March and April with lots of different Lifelong Learning opportunities. As the year progresses, we’ll broaden our focus into all six dimensions of wellness including emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual and occupational. We will become more aware of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they each contribute to healthy living and fulfillment. Join us for lunch to learn more and catch our 2020 vision. Let’s Go. All. Out. for Wellness!

Wacky MPCC Mini Golf Challenge (Ages 5 and up) Saturday March 21 10a-2p Cost: $2/person

Spring into Pickleball Tournament (Ages 18+) Friday, March 27 8a - ? Cost: $30/person The Johnson City Senior Center Foundation is hosting a round robin pickleball tournament with funds going toward their Spring Forward for Seniors project which provides food and other household items for low income seniors. Registration is required and the forms are located at the recreation desk. Entry deadline is March 20.

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+) March 6 7-10p MPCC Gym Cost: $5 PF Flyer will be our guest band for tonight. Friday Night Dance (Ages 50+) March 20 7-10p MPCC Gym Cost: $5 Kids Our Age will be our guest band for tonight. Salsa Level 1 (Ages 18 +) Tuesday, March 3-24, 7-8p

March 2020

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. Salsa Level 2 (Ages 18 +) Tuesday, March 3-24, 6-7p Cost: $25 for four week series Join us for a progressive 4 week series building on the basics of Salsa dancing. Each class time will offer 50 minutes of instruction followed by 10 minutes of guided social dancing. Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Level 2) Instructor: Sue Ayers Cost: $30 (SilverSneakers, Renew Active, Silver and Fit discount $20) 7-week series on Mondays, beginning March 23-May 4, 5:30-6:25p Have fun exercising your body and brain during this class designed to pick up where Absolute Beginner Level 1 left off. If you are already comfortable with basic line dance steps but didn’t attend the previous class, we’d love to have you join in the fun as well! We will layer more complex steps on top of the basic steps you already know and dance to many types of music. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Hope to see you on the dance floor! Please Preregister. Irish Ceili Dancing Saturdays, March 7 and 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. 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 walk-through 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.


March 2020 Amateur Photography Club (Ages 18+) Cost: Free First Monday of the month 1-3p If you already know how to take pictures with your digital camera but are ready to go beyond just taking snapshots, then come join our club! Through a variety of activities, e.g. photo themes and challenges, field trips, and workshops, members begin to expand their basic knowledge and skills of photographic composition. Our photo shooting themes are: March “Makes You Smile” April “On the Shelf” 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, March 12 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 March 10th. 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

Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts to observe and depict the world in their work, foregoing realistic portrayals for fleeting impressions of their surroundings.

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needles and hooks or use what we have here.

Thursday ~ 8:45am & 3:30, 4:15pm

materials furnished! So come and create!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Silk Painting for Wearable Art (Ages 18+) Instructor: Sherry Bernheisel Cost: $10 for the series Monday, Thursday, Friday March 16, 19 & 20 1-3p Join Sherry for her next silk painting class! We will be making silk scarves and will be using stretchers to achieve a more precise design on the silk. Monday’s class will feature a video – “Silk Painting for Wearable Art” by Natasha Foucault. Then on Thursday and Friday we will work with the stretchers and silk scarves. Cost includes all materials and instruction.

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.

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.

Senior Chorale Cost: Free Thursdays 10a – 12p Join this lively group who loves to sing a variety of songs including show tunes and popular songs. This group is led by Cherry Smith. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required

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

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

Beginning to End….Canvas Creations (Ages 18+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: $8 per class Two classes offered Thursday March 19 1-3p or Thursday March 26 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+) 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. Create Your Own Silk Scarf (Ages 18+) Instructor: Sherry Bernheisel Cost: $8 for the series Thursday & Friday March 26 & 27 1-3p Create your own beautiful Silk Scarf! Sherry will be teaching you how to create your own design using either sharpies and alcohol or a draping technique and silk paints, which will result in beautiful and intriguing patterns. All

Bottle Lamps (Ages 18+) Instructor: Sherry Bernheisel Cost: $8 Monday March 23 1-3p Would you like to make something unique for yourself or someone else? Here is your opportunity! We will use glass bottles, lights and dye to create a beautiful and unusual lamp to decorate your home or give as a gift. Come join the fun! All materials furnished. Paper Quilling (Ages 18+) Instructor: Pam Lacy Cost: $4 Monday March 9 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. Ink & Watercolor (Ages 18+) Instructor: Edith SeierHelfgott Cost: $2 Monday March 30 1-3p We will be working with pen and ink on watercolor paper to create cards, bookmarks, etc. Then use watercolor with the ink for a beautiful and special effect.


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March 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

E x p e r i e n c e a t r a dit i on of c ar ing.

(423) 282-1521 • MorrisBaker.com

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

www.agapenrc.com

Our Amenities & Activities Include: • • • • •

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


March 2020

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 own 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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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. 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. 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. 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) 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.

Fix Your Form (Ages 18+) Fridays, 9:30-10a Cost: $1 Instructor: Lauren Qualls If you are interested in learning more about proper form and postural alignment for a variety of basic exercises then this class is for you. Take the time to examine your body in different positions and movements to assess areas for improvement. Small changes can make a huge difference in the safety and effectiveness of your movements. All levels of fitness welcome. Class size limited. Please register in advance. 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: 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 Balance (Ages 18+) Mondays and Wednesdays 10a $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 11a $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, low-impact 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. Hard Core (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 features your favorite core targeting exercises with an exciting twist of cardio! Fire up your abs, lower back, and glutes to build a stable, stronger, and more powerful core while keeping your heartrate up with cardio intervals. Bingocize (Ages 50+) Tuesdays & Thursdays 11a-12p Cost: Free-Sponsor Tetrick Funeral Services 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 postsurgical physical therapy. Please contact Deb Fogle at 434-6231 for more information.


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Welcomes New Community Relations Manager

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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