Senior Lifestyles Volume LVII No. 45
Make Plans This October! Letâ€™s Go! Travel Expo - Page 7 Diabetes Health Fair - Page 7 Super Spooky Saturday - Page 9 The Pink Ball, October 20 - Page 12
JCSC Foundation News The Johnson City Senior Center Foundation Board is busy planning for their next project, Christmas Boxes for low income seniors. Their goal for this year is 250 boxes containing perishable/ non-perishable food, staples, paper goods, laundry items, and personal hygiene products. There are many ways you can help with this project; find a sponsor, sponsor a box, make a donation, volunteer your time to assemble and wrap boxes, volunteer to pack the boxes, or volunteer to deliver boxes to the senior recipients. The cost to fill a box is $60. Please help us to help a senior have a Merry Christmas. Boxes will be delivered on December 19th. You will be receiving an appeal letter from the Foundation for donations towards the Christmas Box Fund. For more information, please see staff.
Please call 434-5723, 48 hours in advance to reserve a meal or if you need to cancel a meal that you have already signed up for. Sign up sheets are also available outside of the dining room.
Hip Hikers / Walkers and Talkers
Hiking 101 / Hip Hikers Cliff Ridge Thursday, October 5 Cost: Free • Car Pooling Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:30a Bring your own lunch Blue Ridge Parkway Thursday, October 12 Cost: Free • Car Pooling Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:30a Bring your own lunch Shook Branch Thursday, October 19 Cost: Free • Car Pooling Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:30a Bring your own lunch Hiking 101 Tuesday, October 3 Leave the MPCC at 8:30 am. Return approx. 12:30p. Meet in the lobby
Cost: Free Lakeside Trail at Bays Mountain is an easy 2.5 mile hike for beginners round trip. Along the way we’ll see the former reservoir in this natural preserve. We will be carpooling! Hiking 101 Tuesday, October 10 Leave MPCC at 8:30am; return approx. 2p • Cost: $1 An easy 5 mile round trip hikes following an old railroad through two tunnels. Views of towering cliffs, streams, and forest. Doe River Gorge is known for its beauty and history. Located in Hampton, TN Doe River Gorge is a section of the historic Tweetsie Railroad (East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad). The narrow gauge railroad was built in the 1880’s and stopped functioning in 1950. The Doe River Gorge portion of the Tweetsie was one of the most scenic portions. There were 5 tunnels and several trestles as the track winds through the narrow gorge. Seats are limited to 12. Register before 10-9-17.
Walkers and Talkers Walkers and Talkers- Buffalo Mtn. with Connie Deegan Tuesday: October 24 Leave the MPCC at 10:00a return approx. 1:30p Meet in the lobby and be here 9:45a to check in • Cost: $1 Come join us as we hike to Buffalo Mountain. Connie Deegan will be joining us to give us a lecture on the local flowers, trees and the surrounding habitat.
Pickleball Tournament - Thank you to all that participated! Congratulations to the winners! Congratulations to the Winners: First Place - Pete Lauzon & Lester Wilson Second Place - Jack Wenker & Brett Dalrymple Third Place - Suzanne Moody & Bill Yost We want to thank our sponsors for their contributions to the September pickleball tournament. Without sponsors like you, the Memorial Park Senior Center wouldn’t be able to continue some of these sports programs. Having prizes available to reward their accomplishments is extremely valuable and appreciated. Thank you VERY MUCH for everything, this will enable us to continue growing participation in Pickleball in our area. It’s tournaments like this that will continue to get the senior community excited to play more, spread the word, and increase membership at the Memorial Park Senior Center!
Sponsors were: • Wal-Mart- donated $100 gift card • Carrabba’s - $25 gift card • Olive Garden- $25 gift card • Academy Sports- $25 gift card • O’Charley’s- 2- $10 gift certificates • Paddletek – Pickleball racket, drawstring bag and a ball • Pickleball Central - 2 posters and 100 drawstring bags • Pickleball Addict – donated a hat
Learning / Computers
Lifelong Learning Mobile Device Presentation Friday, October 6 1p • Cost: Free Chad from Best Buy will be here to answer all your questions on mobile devices, such as Laptops, Notebooks: Samsung, Microsoft Surface and LG Tablets, Kindles, iPads, iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, etc. And the new Amazon Echo(Alexa), Echo Dot, and Google Home. This is a Demonstration only, the represenative will not be here to troubleshoot devices. Seats are limited, Please Pre-register. AARP Paper Shredding Event Saturday, October 7 10a-2p • Cost: Free Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an epidemic in our communities. To raise awareness and to promote prevention, AARP is sponsoring a community wide paper shredding event, to help you properly dispose of your sensitive documents and paperwork. The event will take place at Memorial Park Community Center upper parking lot (at the Legion St. entrance) and it is free and open to everyone. They will be shredding on site. Suggested limit of 3 bags or 3 boxes of documents per person. For more information call 434-6229. AARP Drivers Safety Class Instructor: Jim Snodgrass Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10 and 11, 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. Normandy Revisited Friday, October 20 10:30a Instructor: George Salaita • Cost: Free Mr. George Salaita is coming back to the Senior Center to lead another fascinating lecture. He just returned from Normandy, France and the invasion beaches. So come join us for a fun and informative class. Please Pre-register. Pick Through the Past-Assisting Research at the Gray Fossil Site Wednesday, October 25 10:00a • Cost: Free Instructor: April Season Nye. Ms. Nye will be back to present a program that includes an introductory PowerPoint reviewing the history of the Gray Fossil Site and a hands on activity in which the participants will search for and identify fossils to benefit active research. All found fossils will be added to the East TN Museum of Natural History collections housed in Gray, TN. Don’t miss out on this fun and interactive class. Limited space is available. Please Pre-register. Genealogy Club Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, October 18 1p-3p • Cost: Free
Join us for our first meeting of the Genealogy club at the Johnson City Senior Center. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner or you have experience working on your family tree. This will be an informal meeting to talk about all things Genealogy. The Film Club Third Thursday of every month Thursday, October 19 1-4p • Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, Professor at E.T.S.U. in the Media and Communication department, as he leads a monthly club that views, thinks critically, and discusses a different film each month. So if you’re a film buff or interested in learning more about film, come join us. Everyone is welcome. Please Pre-register. This month’s film will be the classic horror film “The Haunting” (the original Robert Wise 1963 version).
Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday, October 2, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • Light refreshments served • See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers • Guest Speaker - A representative fron the Salvation Army (To discuss Angel Tree volunteer opportunities • Play a game or make a craft? It’s a surprise!
Johnson City German Club Thursdays, 9:30a-12p • Cost: Free People of all ages and skill-levels are welcome. Attendance is not required. Our goal is to promote the lifelong learning of the 3 C’s (Conversation, Composition, Culture) associated with the German language. Everyone receives free meeting minutes & special reports in German with English translations and full-color pictures. These documents are available via E-mail, a BLOG, and a limited number of complimentary paper copies brought to each meeting. Check us out on Mr. Pollock’s BLOG at http://herrpollock. livejournal.com and see for yourself.
Senior Computer Camp: Sign up for a One on One session with Betty Personal Mobile Device Assistance or Join us to learn new skills, installation of apps, or set up your new mobile device. Desktops, Laptops, Cell - Smart Phones, Tablets, iPads, iPhones. Please bring mobile device.
Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Individual Consultation) Do you have questions about Power of Attorney when it comes to healthcare but don’t have funds for legal services? Or do you know someone who has a need w/o funds? Make an appointment to meet one on one with Wesley Wilson. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 434-6229 to set up an appointment.
Betty Hall – One-on-one 2p Cost: $15 • M-W-F Computer and mobile device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay.
Simple and Short Wills (Individual Consultation) In the month of August, Mr. Wesley Wilson will prepare simple and very short wills for individuals with the need but without the funds. The appointments will be in order they are received, as time allows. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 434-6229 to set up an appointment. Conversational Spanish will be taking a break for the rest of the year. Beginning in January 2018, Mr. Ceffalo will be offering: Beginning Spanish and Conversational Spanish.
Betty Hall – One-on-one 12p Cost: $15 • M-W-F Computer and mobile device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay.
Amara Carberry – One-on-One Cost: $15 pre-register • Thur, October 5, 12, 19, 26 Appointments are from 12:30p-1:30p and 1:30p-2:30p Computer and Mobile Device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay.
115 Woodlawn Drive • Johnson City, TN • (423) 975-0095
Outings Senior Day at the Knoxville Zoo Tuesday, Oct. 3. Leave MPCC at 8:30a, return around 6p • Cost $6, lunch on your own at the zoo, or pack your own lunch Seniors age 65 and over are invited to enjoy free zoo admission and parking, as well as 10% off concessions and Zoo Shop purchases, on Senior Day presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory. To receive free zoo admission and parking, visitors age 65 and over should check in at the Gentry Griffey tent located at the zoo’s front entrance the day of the event and show proof of age. Register by October 1. Limited seats! Any senior under the age of 65 will be responsible for purchasing their own ticket at the gate! Apple Festival-Erwin Friday, October 6 Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 2p • Cost: $2 The Unicoi County Apple Festival, drawing more than 110,000 annual attendees, has been consistently named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and is a three-year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. This year’s festival includes over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the country featuring painting, photography, wood-turning, sculpture, metal crafts, jewelry, blown glass and much more. In addition, three food courts are located throughout the festival grounds so attendees may enjoy festival foods, beverages and specialty cuisine. Lunch on your own at the festival. Please register by October 4th. ETSU MEN’S FOOTBALL GAME Saturday, October 7. Leave MPCC at 2p, return at approximately 7p • Cost: $25 This is the homecoming game against Robert Morris University. This includes transportation and ticket. • Reserve your seat in advance • No waiting in line • Enjoy the fun atmosphere • No parking • No long walk Limited seating, no refunds, must register by October 5 Bush’s Beans Visitor Center and Café in Dandridge, TN Monday, October 9th Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 3:30p • Cost: $4
View a timeline of Bush Brothers & Company showing how the company changed with the times and reached customers, as well as the local community, throughout the years. Take a walk through a giant replica can of BUSH’S® Baked Beans, showing the bean’s journey from beginning to end. See the BUSH’S® Theater, featuring a short film which includes a welcome from Jay and Duke, an overview of the Bush family history and a glimpse of the modern methods of processing and canning beans. Source: Bush’s Beans. Lunch will be on your own after the tour at the Bush’s Family Café, specializing in southern specialties. Register by October 2. Heritage Days-Rogersville Saturday, October 14. Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 3p • Cost: $3 Year after year Rogersville’s historic downtown district provide a welcoming festival setting for Heritage Days – a traditional community celebration of Rogersville’s unique heritage. The festival showcases traditional music, storytellers, and dancers, special activities for Children, demonstrations of pioneer skills, antique quilts, cars and farm equipment, a juried craft show, and a food court to delight everyone! Lunch on your own at the festival. Please register by October 12. Aeronautical Adventure Tuesday, October 17. Leave MPCC at 9a Return approx. 2p • Cost: $25 for adults and $10 for elementary through high school students registered in Tennessee plus $1 fee for transportation to Airport. A great view of the earth and sky that many people never experience. The flight will last approx. 20 minutes. All flying is done in a Cessna 172. Your pilot will be LT COLONEL BILL POWLEY (USAF RETIRED) Colonel Powley is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and he’s a Vietnam veteran who was fighter pilot that flew 347 combat missions. He is one of the most experienced pilots in the country. Please Preregister by October 14. The Fee for the flight will need to be paid to the pilot Bill Powley at the airport. Cash or check accepted. Ragtime at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre Wednesday, October 18 Leave MPCC at 9:45a (load at 9:30a), return approx. 6p Cost: $38(gratuity not included in price) charter bus
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America in this Tony-winning musical. Tickets will go on sale at 9:00a(a line will begin to form prior to) on September 19. No refunds, limited seats. Dixie Diner’s-Mona Lisa’s Thursday, October 19 11:30a October starts our fall lunch program. So we will be meeting there at 11:30. Mona Lisa has the best soups in town and a large assortment of salads and sandwiches made with their own fresh bread. If you have never been there you are in for a big treat. Mona Lisa is easy to find just off Roan on Oakland and right in back of Mellow Mushroom. please sign up by Oct. 17th. Coming in November! Rocky Top Theater Presents: A Tribute to Red Skelton by Brian Hoffman Friday, November 3. Leave MPCC at 10a, return approx. 6p • Cost: $18 Come join us for a fun day of some good clean comedy in Pigeon Forge. We will be stopping to eat lunch on your own before going to the show which starts at 2p, and last an hour and a half. After the show is over we will be coming straight back to MPCC. Register by Oct. 20. Pigeon Forge Shopping Trip Sponsored by Morris-Baker Tuesday, November 14 Leave MPCC at 8:00a, return approx. 8:00p • Cost: Free Get your Christmas shopping finished early this year at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Pigeon Forge. You will have plenty of time to shop and have lunch on your own at the mall. We will have dinner at the Apple Barn after shopping. After dinner we will stop by the Russell Stover store. Seats are limited. Participants must be a member of the Community Center to sign up. Reservations will begin on October 25 at 11a.
Sports / Groups
Sports Senior Basketball Each Monday 10a • Cost: FREE Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot a-rounds Senior Billiards Monday-Saturday 7a-8p • Cost: FREE Senior men and women are welcomed to play. There are four well maintained tables. All levels of experience are welcome. Doubles Table Tennis Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30a-12p • Cost: FREE Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis is a great way to keep your brain and body active. Pickleball Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a • Cost: FREE Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles. Senior League Golf Group Over the age of 50 and enjoy golf? EachTuesday and Thursday, weather permitting. Tee times and locations vary. Contact Gil and Bobbie Dietz at 423-9269824 for more information. Bowling League Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-2135861 or Holiday lanes at 423-282-6521 for more information. Fall and Winter Leagues begin soon. Sign ups begin August 3rd. Join us for lots of fun, exercise, and meet new friends. Must be 55 or older.
Groups and Meetings Disc Golf 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (October 3-October 31) 10-11a • Cost: FREE Have you ever wanted to try Disc Golf but not sure how to play? Disc Golf 101 will teach you all the different discs to use and the proper way to throw the different discs. The class will work on putts, midrange throws, drivers and distant drivers. Equipment will be available but always recommend bringing your own discs. Please Pre-register by calling 423-4346237. Shuffle Board 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (November 2November 30) 10-11a • Cost: FREE Let’s bring shuffle board back! Shuffle Board 101 is a great way to learn how to play the game and socialize with friends. The class will go over the rules and the setup of the game, before actual games begin. Please Pre-register by calling 423434-6237. Ping Pong 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (December 5December 28) 10-11a • Cost: $20 Come out to Memorial Park Community Center to learn the great game of Pingpong. This beginner’s class will teach the rules of the game and the different ways to play. No experience needed! Please Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. Pickleball Tournament: Thank you to all that participated! Congratulations to the winners: 1st - Pete Lauzon & Lester Wilson 2nd - Jack Wenker & Brett Dalrymple 3rd - Suzanne Moody & Bill Yost
Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Wednesdays at 10a For each month an area clergyman leads a four week Bible study. Thursdays at 8:00 am Men’s Bible Study. Breakfast by donation
power of attorney and other legal topics of concern to seniors. There will be a question and answer period. Please note this is a location and day change. There will not be a meeting in Johnson City this month Call 423-7534781 or 423-434-6237 for reservation.
Writer’s Circle Cost: Free 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10a Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion within the group.
Constituent Services Cost: Free 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9-11a Bill Darden, a representative of Congressman Phil Roe will be available to discuss concerns and issues that you may have. Some of the ways that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance: • Social Security and disability • Students: financial aid, entrance to U.S. Service Academies • Veterans: VA claims and military service problems • Small Business: SBA loan applications, technical assistance and interpretation of federal regulations • Home Buyers: FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems • Local Governments: disaster assistance, regulation compliance, and federal grant applications. • Taxpayers: IRS tax problems
As the Page Turns (Book Club): Free Books Provided 1st Thursday of month 10a If you like reading a variety of books and meeting new people, come join us. You are not required to join in the discussion or answer questions if you do not wish to. Book Selections: October: Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir by Michele Norris November: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald December: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Grief Support Gathering Cost: Free 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30p Sponsored by Morris Baker Funeral Home. S.A.L.T. Council Meeting Speaker: Jim Wheeler, Lawyer Wednesday, October 4 at Jonesborough Senior Center, 2-3:30p In this special session Jim Wheeler will talk about elder law, scams, living wills,
Veterans Monthly Meet and Greet 4th Monday of Each Month 9:30-11a • Cost: Free Join us on the 4th Monday of each month from 9:30-11:00am. Ken Sheppard leads the group and shares a specific topic each month. We appreciate Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services for the sponsorship and support of this program.
Healthy Living Walgreen`s Flu Clinic Cost: Bring your insurance cards and Walgreen`s will file for payment • October 2, 10:30a-12:30p It is time for annual flu shots and staff from Walgreens will be here to administer the shots. If you have not had your pneumonia shots those will be available, too. Please pre-register by calling 434-6237. Eating a Vegetarian Diet Instructors: Elizabeth Hall, RDN, LDN from Food City Cost: Free October 3, 11a – 12p While some meat-eaters stereotype the motivations of vegetarians, the truth is the decision to adopt a meat-free diet is a complex, multi-faceted dietary choice. Come to this class to learn how vegetarian diets rely on a variety of plant-based foods for good health and eating enjoyment. Samples provided. Please preregister by calling: 423-434-6237 Diabetes Series Instructors: Medical Residents from the Quillen College of Medicine Cost: Free • Tuesdays, October 3, 17, 24, and 31 11a-12p This series of classes will focus on a variety of diabetic concerns. Whether you have been a diabetic for years or been told you are pre-diabetic there is a class you should attend. Classes scheduled: Oct.3- What is Pre-Diabetes with Dr. Jennifer Treece, Oct. 10- NO CLASS, Oct. 17- Are you a long term diabetic, what you should know with Dr.Varun Kohli October 24-Blood Sugar Monitoring Basics, Dr. Chidinma Onweni, Oct. 31- Diabetic Foot Care and Foot Exams - Dr. Joseph Kattakayam. Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. ABCs on Medicare Friday, October 13 11:00am-12:00 noon • Cost: Free Instructor: Melody Conkin, First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Confused about Medicare and your options? You do not want to miss this lecture on the basics of Medicare. Please pre-register by calling 434-6237. Medicare Counseling Friday, October 27 and Nov 3 9:00-12:00noon • Cost: Free One-on-one counselling will be available to help you compare Medicare plans. More information will be available at the ABCs on Medicare program or see Senior Services front desk staff for more information. Stepping On Program Instructor: Heatherly Sifford, RN, Trauma Injury Prevention Program Coordinator and other speakers TBA Cost: Free • Wednesdays, October 4- Nov 15, 10a-11:30a Stepping On is an Evidence- based program that offers older people information, strategies and exercises to reduce falls and increase self confidence in situations where they are at risk for falls. Classes are highly participative. The program content will cover: falls and risk; strength and balance exercises; safe footwear and walking; vision and falls: home and community safety; medication review and management; bone health: and coping with a fall. Please wear loose clothing. Activities will be geared to an individual’s abilities. Light snacks provided. Please pre-register for this session by calling 423-434-6237 by Sept. 29. Your Medications for 2018 and the New Medicare Plans Instructors: Pharmacist and Pharmacy students from Bill Gatton School of Pharmacy Cost: Free • Saturday, October 21, 10a-2p Medicare D Open Enrollment Plan Comparison Outreach 4. This is an community outreach program that will provide seniors with information about Medicare D plans available and their estimated out of pockets costs associated with each plan and the
Travel Corner pharmacies they will be able to use, so they can independently make the best decision for their individual health care needs. Bring your medication list or your bag of medications. This is for information only. No appointment needed. Drop in. Diabetes Health Fair Cost: Free • Monday, October 30, 9a-12p Come to the Diabetes Health Fair! There will be health information from various vendors, Hearing Screenings, and Door Prizes. Please sign up for hearing screenings by calling 423-1346237
OH MY ACHING….!!! LEARN SELF-MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR CHRONIC PAIN Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:30am-10:30a Speakers: Milligan College Graduate Occupational Therapy Students. Living with chronic pain can be challenging. Join us to learn how you can improve your quality of life by using selfmanagement techniques to minimize your pain! Coming in November: Turkey Carving Thursday, Nov. 2, 1-2p Speakers: Milligan College Graduate Occupational Therapy Students. Did you know 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, and cuts from carving are one of the top five most common injuries on Thanksgiving? Holiday “to do” lists include items such as cooking, home decorating, shopping, wrapping gifts, traveling, AND MORE! Some commonly reported injuries caused by these activities include cuts, burns, back strains, and falls just to name a few. Graduate students from Milligan College Occupational Therapy Program offer tips to keep you healthy and strong during this hectic season. Work smarter, not harder; and enjoy the many blessings this season has to offer. Call 423-4346237 for a seat. Senior Oral Health October is Oral Health awareness month. Almost 250 million people or about 40 percent of adult population in Europe, USA and Japan are estimated to suffer from some form of loss of natural teeth. Incidence of tooth loss generally increases with age. While the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports prevalence of both or partial and total tooth loss in seniors decreased from the early 1970s, seniors of 65 have lost an average of 13 teeth (including wisdom teeth) and 26% of seniors have no remaining teeth. Whether caring for natural teeth or dentures, seniors face a range of special oral concerns, including root decay and periodontal disease. You can keep your smile healthy by following a routine of proper oral care and making regular visits to your registered dental hygienist and dentist. Among other benefits, daily brushing and flossing protect older smiles from two problems of getting older. Root decay- a condition that affects older adults if a great amount of root surfaces are exposed. Tooth decay caused by the weakening or chipping of older fillings. Information is from American Dental Hygienist Association and www.astratechdental.com and http://www.nih.gov/ DataStatistics
JCSC Seniors on the Go will host a Travel Show on Tuesday, October 10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a Fiesta-themed taco bar and hear about the trips proposed for 2018! Please pre-register to help us with planning. Cost is $3. An excited group will depart on Friday, October 13 for a fabulous 5-day tour to Washington, DC. The Meet and Greet for this trip is scheduled for September 28 at 4:00 p.m. The Miami trip Meet and Greet will be held on October 26 at 4:00 p.m. We have a full bus and a waiting list for this popular trip. We’ll keep the registered travelers aware of any changes in the trip due to the recent hurricane. This month’s travel tip: put your hotel address and room number in your phone before you leave. This will be a great help should you get separated from the tour or if you decide to leave the group for a while to enjoy an activity not included in your tour. You are always free to arrange excursions outside the tour, but it is always your responsibility to join back up with the group. It is also your responsibility to inform the group leaders in advance if you do leave the group.
October Special Events
Page 8 MONDAY
2 10:00 Volunteer Meeting 10:30 Walgreens Flu Clinic 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
3 8:30 Knoxville Zoo Outing 11:00 Eating a Vegetarian Diet 11:00 Diabetes Series 3:00 BINGOcize®
9:00 Bush’s Beans Outing
10 9:00 AARP Drivers Safety Class 10:00 Constituent Services 11:30 Let’s Go! Travel Expo 3:00 BINGOcize®
12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Video Series-The Arts
16 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Applique Design 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
9:00 Aeronautical Adventures Outing 10:00 Step by Step Watercolor 10:00 Bingo 11:00 Diabetes Series 3:00 BINGOcize® 6:30 Morris Baker Grief Relief 6:30 Next Step Photography
24 10:00 Bingo 11:00 Diabetes Series
12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Cooking With Roy 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
4 10:00 Stepping On Program 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
31 9:30 Oh My Aching….. 11:00 Diabetes Series 3:00 BINGOcize®
11 9:00 AARP Drivers Safety Class 10:00 Stepping On Program 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
18 9:45 Wohlfahrt Theatre Outing 10:00 Stepping On Program 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Genealogy Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
25 10:00 Stepping On Program 10:00 Pick through the Past 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
9:30 Diabetes Heath Fair 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Special Needs Craft Class 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
6:30 Morris Baker Grief Relief
October 2017 FRIDAY
5 10:00 As the Page Turns 10:00 Joy of Autumn Painting Class 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 Fall Wreath Class 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 3:00 BINGOcize®
12 10:00 Joy of Autumn Painting Class 10:00 Writer’s Circle 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 Pottery 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 3:00 BINGOcize®
10:00 Joy of Autumn Painting Class 11:30 Dixie Diner’s 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 Pottery 1:00 The Film Club 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 3:00 BINGOcize®
8:30 Core Fit 9:00 Apple Festival Outing 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Mobile Device Presentation 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance-Kids Our Age Saturday 7th 10:00 AARP Paper Shredding Event 2:00 ETSU FootballOuting
8:30 Core Fit 11:00 ABCs on Medicare 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Perspective Drawing 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 JC Grand Squares Saturday 14th 9:00 Heritage Days Outing
8:30 Core Fit 10:30 Normandy Revisited 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Perspective Drawing 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Pink Ball-Big Band Theory
Saturday 21st 10:00 You’re Medications for 2018 & the New Medicare Plans
26 10:00 Joy of Autumn Painting Class 10:00 Writer’s Circle 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 Ecuador & The Galapagos 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 3:00 BINGOcize®
27 8:30 Core Fit 9:00 Medicare Counseling 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Perspective Drawing 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 JC Grand Squares
Grandparents Corner SUPER SPOOKY SATURDAY October 21 5-9pm 5:00-7:00 Childrenâ€™s Activities & Hayride Pumpkin Hunt Sponsored by Fenders Farm 6:30 & 7:30 Storytelling 7:00-9:00 Nightmare on Bert St Haunted Walk. For more info call 423-434-5749
Dummy Mummies Monday, October 23 10-11a Ages: 2-5 Cost: $4 per person Join us and make a dummy mummy family using recycle containers. A yummy mummy snack will fill the tummy at the end of class. Registration deadline is October 18. For more information or to register, call Mary Lee Baker 434-5725
SUPER SPOOKY SA TURDA Y October 21st 5to9pm For more info call 423-434-5749
MEMORIAL PARK COMMUNITY CENTER ~ 510 BERT STREET
5:00-7:00 Childrenâ€™s Activities & Hayride Pumpkin Hunt Sponsored by Fenders Farm 6:30 & 7:30 Storytelling 7:00-9:00 Nightmare on Bert St Haunted Walk Join us for a Super Spooky time on Saturday, October 21st. We will have games, marshmallow roasting, inflatables, a non-haunted hayride, and much more! There will be concessions for sale and tickets for the haunted walk ($2) available for purchase. Remember the darker the sky the scarier the time, so plan accordingly!
Ongoing Events MONDAY
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Fit and Toned 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Open Computer Lab 9:30 Love Handles 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:30 Open Art Studio 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Musical Voices 1:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 2:00 Challenge Square Dance 3:30 Line Dance w/ Martha 4:00 Chess Club 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers 6:00 Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 Heart Strings Instruments Jam Session 10:00 Open Computer Lab 11:45 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 12:00 Rummy 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 SilverSneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 2:00 Needle and Fiber Arts 5:30 Scrabble Group 5:30 NuLine Dance by TJ 6:00 Mexican Train Dominoes
WEDNESDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 7:30 Fasting Blood Sugars 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 Fit and Toned 9:30 Love Handles 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Bible Study 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:30 Acrylics 1:00 Adult Coloring 1:00 Pinochle 5:15 Ballroom Dance Lessons 6:00 FUNdamentals of Yoga 6:30 Advanced Square Dance 7:00 Badminton
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 SilverSneakers® Yoga 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 9:30 German Conversation 10:00 Senior Chorale 1:00 Rook 1:00Ballroom Dancing 1:00 Golden Strikers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Circuit 12:30 Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjong 2:00 Open Craft Time SATURDAY 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 1:00 Line Dance by TJ, Intermediate Level
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Dance & Special Events Line Dance with Martha (Beginner/Intermediate) Mondays 3:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $6 or SilverSneakers® Discount Come learn how to line dance. You will be having so much fun, without even realizing that you are exercising! Dandy Line Dancers (Advanced Line Dancing) Mondays 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: FREE This is a volunteer group which not only practices during this time frame; they also go out into the community and perform Ballroom Dance Wednesdays 5:15p • Cost: Free Bring a partner or come alone. More men are needed to join the group. Advanced Square Dance Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p • Cost: $6 Instructor: Don Williamson This is an advanced square dancing class so some experience is recommended Ballroom Dance Practice Thursdays 1p • Cost: FREE Come and enjoy an afternoon of ballroom dancing Johnson City Grand Squares Second and Fourth Fridays 6:30-8:30p • Cost $6 New members welcome. Line Dance by TJ Intermediate Level Saturdays 10:30a • Cost: $5 Ages 18+ are welcome!
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Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Level 1) Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $30 (Silver Sneaker discount $20) Thursdays, beginning September 14 through October 12 5:30-7p If you have ever watched line dancing and said to yourself, “I wish I could do that”, now is your chance to do just that. Line dance classes for absolute beginners are being organized for the first of the year. The first series of classes known as “Absolute Beginner Line Dance Class” will meet once a week for 5 weeks. The Absolute beginner class is recommended for anyone who has never line danced before – The class starts with the very basic steps, learning the terminology and sequence of steps. This class will teach the participants how to count steps, do basic steps such as a grape-vine, scuff, toe-strut, and putting those steps together to make line dances. This class will be followed by second series of classes, “Beginner Line Dance” and it will take the participants to the next level of line dance steps. Each 5-week series is $30.00, or silver-sneaker discount of $20.00. Pre-registration is required. If anyone has any questions about the class, contact Martha at email@example.com Beginner Line Dance (Level 2) Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $30 (Silver Sneaker discount $20) Thursdays, beginning October 19 through November 16 5:30-7p “Beginner Line Dance” is designed for those who know the basic steps of line dance and are ready for additional steps and combinations. This series will run 5 weeks. It is recommended that new dancers start with the absolute beginner class and then follow it with beginner class - then they would be ready to move on to other classes/levels of dances. The 5-week series is $30.00, or silver-sneaker discount of $20.00. Pre-registration/payment is required. If anyone has any questions about the class, contact Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please Register by October 12.
Coming in November! Concert by Solo Cellist Matt Haimovitz Presented by Mary B. Martin School of the Arts Wednesday, November 1 2:30p • Cost: Free Cellist Matt Haimovitz made his debut in 1984, at the age of 13, as soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. At 17, he made his first recording with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has since established himself as one of classical music’s most adventurous artists, equally at ease playing the masterworks for his instrument in solo, chamber, and concerto performances in leading concert halls and bringing classical music to new listeners in surprising new venues. On the evening of Nov. 2 at the Culp Center on the ETSU campus, he will perform Bach Suite II & Du Yun Overture; Suite IV & Roberta Sierra Overture; and Suite VI & Luna Pearl Woolf Overture in a ticketed concert. He will also be performing several shorter free outreach concerts in the community on November 1, as part of his “Moveable Feast” approach to concert making. Please Pre-register.
Friday Night Dance- Come dance the night away from 7:00-10:00p. Beverages will be served. Price is $5. (SilverSneakers® discount applies for those eligible). For special dances, the ticket price is slightly higher and will be advertised as such. October 6 - Kids Our Age • October 20 - Big Band Theory
Arts/Crafts/Performing Arts Amateur Photography Club Cost: Free First Monday of the month 1-3p If you’re just starting out, or want to brush up on your skills, take field trips and photos then come and join us! Photo themes: October: Mirror Image, Broke; November: Reflections, Food for Thought; December: Season’s Greetings, Photographer’s Choice Next Step Photography Club Cost: Free Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30p If you have a Basic technical knowledge of your camera, a desire to learn and experience more, understand some of the creative control functions like aperture, shutter speed, composition, use of the manual settings on your camera and ready to delve deeper in to image creation and gain a broader knowledge of photography, then Next Step Photography is for you. Heart Strings Cost: Free Tuesdays 10a–12p Bring your instrument and join in this open group, playing a variety of songs including old hymns, bluegrass, country and folk music. Needle and Fiber Arts Cost: Free Tuesdays 2–5p A gathering of folks who are interested in the fiber arts. Bring your project to work on and share ideas and skills. Join this group to share and learn and enjoy the company of others while you work. Please clean up when you are finished and don’t store items at the Center. Acrylics Class Cost: $10 Wednesdays 12:30–2:30p Join “Art” Holsclaw, assisted by volunteer Chris Bryant, to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. Registration deadline is Monday before each class. Musical Voices Cost: Free Mondays 1- 3p Join this welcoming group if you desire to sing gospel music and share the joy of music with local nursing homes. Writer’s Circle Cost: Free Second & Fourth Thursdays 10a-12p Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion with the group. Open Craft Time Cost: Free Fridays 2-5p Take advantage of our beautiful creative space! Bring a project and work in the company of other crafters. Just clean up when you are finished and please don’t store items at the Center. Adult Coloring Group Cost: Free Wednesdays 1-2:30p Join the new trend in Adult Coloring! Bring your colored pencils, crayons, markers (or use ours) and relax and color in the company of friends and new friends. Coloring sheets will be provided or you can bring your own.
Pencil Drawing Made Easy Instructor- Ann Whitson Cost: Free Tuesdays 1-2:30p Ongoing class in pencil drawing welcomes new members. We work on basic drawing skills and techniques, such as line, shape, shading and perspective, in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. Senior Chorale Cost: Free Thursdays 10a – 12p Join this lively group who loves to sing a variety of songs including show tunes and popular songs. This group is led by Cherry Smith. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required. Video Series – The Arts Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free Monday October 9 2-3p In this exciting series of classes we will learn about Art History, Drawing Technique, American and European Art and Great Artists and their Masterpieces. Bring a note pad or sketchpad for discussion and notes. Special Needs Craft Class Cost: $2 Monday October 30 1 – 2:30p An Arts and Crafts Class for individuals with intellectual disabilities, age 18 and over. Cost of class covers all supplies used to make class project. Caregivers, please accompany participants. Pottery Class- Handbuilding (and more) Instructor: Don Burger Cost: $20 for the series Thursday October 12 & 19 1-3p “Leaves and Mugs, II” In October we will build on the “Mug Yourself” and “Autumn Leaves” sessions, combining those skills into 3D forms: vases, pitchers, bowls, napkin holders and baking dishes, with leaf-themed shapes, handles and designs. Previous pottery class attendance recommended. Don is owner and head potter at Dragonfly Cottage Pottery in Jonesborough. We are very excited to offer his FUNctional Art pottery classes here! Cost includes all materials and kiln firing. Please preregister and pay, class size is limited. Step by Step Watercolor Instructor: Chris Bryant Cost: $10 Tuesday October 17 10a-12p Join Chris and experience the pleasure of Watercolor painting. The technique will be taught in easy to follow steps and you will take home a finished painting. A handout of hints and shortcuts will be provided. Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, watercolor paper at least 11x14, water spray bottle, brushes, washcloth and permanent sharpie markers, fine and medium point. The Joy of Autumn Instructor: Ed Puhr Cost: $15 for the series Thursday October 5, 12, 19, 26 10a-12p For any aspiring artist who desires to make a splash of color, highlighting the Autumn season. One can be a beginner,
intermediate, or advanced painter to participate in a series of autumn pictures. All you need is your favorite medium, such as oils or acrylics. Bring several brushes and a 16”x20” canvas, along with soft charcoal for the initial sketch. Dynamics of composition, shading, form and color will be emphasized. Individual attention will be provided to solve any problem. Bring your favorite autumn still life and it will be included in an art display for painting. A still life depicting an autumn theme will be set up. Needed: Soft Charcoal, erasers, fixative, 16” x 20” canvas or board already primed, a few brushes, your favorite medium such as oils, acrylics, or pastels, and an autumn still life object, rags, a permanent marker, and odorless turpentine or paint thinner. Please pre-register and pay by Tuesday, October 3rd. Ecuador & The Galapagos Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free Thursday, October 26 1-12:30p Join Ann as she tells about her summer trip to South America, traveling in Ecuador and touring the Galapagos Islands. Hear about the fascinating culture and wildlife in these parts of the world. Cooking With Roy Instructor: Roy Krauss Cost: $4 Monday October 23 1-2:30p Join Chef Roy for another food preparation class. Roy will be showing us how to make German Potato Pancakes in this hands-on class, and we will eat the finished product! You will also go home with instructions for making Traditional Sauerbraten. All materials provided, an apron is recommended. Applique Design Instructor: Janice Harrington Cost: $4 Monday October 16 1-3p Join Janice and experience the Art of Applique! You will learn how to applique on the sewing machine and will take your finished project home. Janice will show how the individual projects can be used in different ways and in larger projects. No previous experience necessary! Please bring your portable sewing machine if you would like, we have a few machines here. Please pre-register, class size is limited. Fall Wreath Class Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: $8 Thursday October 5 1-3p Welcome the Fall season with a colorful wreath to brighten your home. The project will include Fall flowers, fruit and other items that remind us of the cozy and cooler days of the coming season. All materials provided. Please pre-register and pay, class size is limited. Perspective Drawing Instructor: Ann Whitson Free Friday October 13, 20, 27 1-3p During the Renaissance, artists discovered the secret of how to create realistic three dimensional drawings on a two dimensional surface. In this class we will learn how to create this illusion in our drawing. We will learn how the eye organizes space and how to create realistic drawings as the eye sees. All materials furnished.
Games / Pool Schedule
Games Bingo Tuesday, October 17 10a Sponsored by Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Mexican Train Dominoes Tuesdays 6p • Cost: FREE This fun loving group would love to play this game with you or teach you how to play.
Bingo Tuesday, October 24 10a Sponsored by Aging in Place
Pinochle Wednesdays 1p • Cost: FREE A trick taking card game for four
Chess Club Mondays, 4-6p William Flynn, a master’s student at E.T.S.U., will lead the chess club. He will provide some tables and clocks, but if you have one of either you would like bring, please do. This club is open to all ages and for any level. For more info email Johnsoncitychessclub@gmail.com
Partner Pass Pinochle Wednesdays, 1p • Cost: FREE Open to all skill levels. This game is single deck Pinochle, with a fun twist that provides players with potentially better hands when compared to the traditional “kitty” or “play what your dealt” games.
Hand & Foot Canasta Monday 1p • Cost: FREE Come and play this card game. If you don’t know how, no worries, they will teach you how.
Rook Thursdays 1p • Cost: FREE Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards and a special group of people. Please join us!
Rummy Tuesdays, 12-4p • Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game.
Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Fridays 12:30p • Cost: FREE If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicating bridge. Join the fun!
Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p • Cost: FREE Like to play bridge? This is the place for you.
Mahjong Fridays 1p • Cost: FREE
Scrabble Group Tuesdays 5:30p • Cost: FREE Come join this group who loves to test their spelling with the luck of the draw of tiles. The more the merrier. Dictionaries are provided.
BINGOcize® Tuesday and Thursday, 3-4p • Cost: FREE Do you love BINGO? Would mixing bingo with physical activity increase your interest in an exercise program? Come play this new game with us. Space is limited, so please pre-register by calling 434-6237.
Lap Pool Schedule: Lap Swim Teens, Adults and Seniors M-F 7-8:30a, 11:30a-1:30p; M-Th 7-8:45p; Sat 11a-1p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Need time to swim? Whether your choice is swimming laps, aqua jogging, or just doing your ow thing, we have a time slot to fit your needs. Senior Lap Swim M-F 1:30-3:30p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Our senior lap times are offered to individuals 50 years of age and older Water Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 9-10a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Power Walking Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 10-11a Cost: $2 per session or $20 per mo This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. All equipment is provided. Evening Aerobics Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T &Th 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Aqua Mix Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod T &Th 9-10a; Sat 9-10a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo Looking for a challenging workout? This class is a mix of shallow end and deep end aerobics. While in the deep end floatation belts are used to keep you afloat while
doing exercises. The focus is on toning, cardiovascular strength, endurance and core work. No swimming skills are needed. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Cardio Waves Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod M-W-F 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo This is a high intensity water aerobics program geared towards individuals who are looking to push their limits! All equipment is provided. Therapy Pool Schedule: Adult Only Open Therapy Adults & Seniors M-W-F 7-10a; T & Th 7-11a; M-W-F 6-8:45p; Sat 9-11a Cost: $2 per visit or $25 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) An adult only time for therapy that you can engage in activities of your choice to fit your therapeutic needs. This pool is for low impact swimming. You will not be allowed to jump, splash or make big waves. Silver Sneakers® Splash Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11:45a-12:45p Cost: $3 per class (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) A fun low impact program geared toward senior citizens looking to improve the quality of their social life and physical well-being. Arthritis Class Adults & Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11-11:40a Cost: $3 per class (Discounted to Silver Sneaker® participants) This class will help you get your gears moving, not grinding in the morning with an expertly tailored workout. Arthritis class is instructed by an American Arthritis Foundation certified instructor. All equipment is provided. A doctor’s note is required but you are welcome to try a class without the note and bring one to the next session.
Fitness Focus Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Sue Pentz One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Love Handles Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30a Cost: Free Instructor: Sue Pentz A thirty minute class which focuses on the core muscles. Silver Sneakers® Circuit Fridays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler This class is designed to increase cardiovascular endurance and improve strength. This is a low impact class which offers upper body strengthening. Participant should possess consistent skills in agility, coordination and balance. Silver Sneakers® Classic Mondays and Wednesdays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Silver Sneakers® Classic Level 1 Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler This class is designed for individuals who enjoy a smaller class size with more attention from the instructor. Classic Level 1 features a slower pace than other SilverSneakers® classes. Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a beginning October 2 New series October 2 through November 22 Cost for 17 Session series is $68 (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Must pay for the series by October 4th. After the 4th the cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® 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. With adjustments the exercises are appropriate for individuals of all physical conditions and can be done seated in a chair. Qigong Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon beginning October 2 New series October 2 through November 22 Cost for 17 Session series is $68 (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Must pay for the series by October 4th. After the 4th the cost will be $5
per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Qigong is a part of traditional Chinese medicine that includes easy to learn, gentle, flowing movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body and promote relation and mindfulness. Class work also includes warmups, gentle stretching of all the major joints, and breath work. Evidence-based studies show that Qigong practice can improve a wide variety of chronic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, MS, and Parkinson’s disease, while reducing stress and promoting emotional health and mental function. With adaptations this class is appropriate for everyone regardless of physical limitations and can be done seated in a chair.
Core Fit Fridays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Fowler This class is all about the core! Fire up your abs, lower back, and glutes to build a stable, stronger, and more powerful core.
The Golden Workout-Strength and Mobility for Active Adults Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00p Cost: $20 for 12 sessions Instructor: Jim Hastings This six-week program will mainly focus on form and rhythm. Each no-equipment exercise will push the body just enough to keep muscles strong and joints limber without putting too much stress on the muscles, joints, or heart.
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.
Silver Sneakers® Yoga Tuesdays, 11:45a and 1p Thursdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Judy Jackson Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. FUNdamentals of Yoga Wednesdays, 6p Cost: $5 Instructor: Carrie Maggard Learn proper alignment, poses, breathing and more all while having FUN! This is a safe environment to empower, educate and inspire you to live healthier and happier lives. Designed with beginners and older adults in mind but all are welcome to enjoy this restorative practice. Zumba Zeniors Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15a Cost: $3 Instructor: LeAnna Lawson LeAnna is a licensed Zumba instructor who will provide a low impact Zumba class designed for beginners of all ages and active older adults. Come enjoy this fun way to increase your daily activity. Even if you have never done Zumba before, you will want to try out this class. All Out Fitness Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Fowler Blast your cardio fitness level through the roof with the best of any type of cardio training the instructor feels like throwing at you! You will challenge your aerobic threshold every time so come prepared to get your cardio on!
Brain-a-Cise Thursdays, 4p Cost: Free Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body. Come join this group for different brain stimulating activities.
Warm Up to Work Out
Your warm-up should consist of two phases: • Progressive aerobic activity that utilizes the muscles that you will be using during your workout • Flexibility exercises Choosing which warm-up activity to use is as easy as slowing down what you will be doing during your workout. For example, if you will be running, warm up with a slow jog, or if you will be cycling outdoors, begin in lower gears. An ideal intensity for an aerobic warm-up has yet to be established, but a basic guideline is to work at a level that produces a small amount of perspiration but doesn’t leave you feeling fatigued. The duration of the warm-up activity will depend on the intensity of your workout as well as your own fitness level. After the aerobic warm-up activity, you should incorporate flexibility/stretching exercises. Stretching muscles after warming them up with low-intensity aerobic activity will produce a better stretch, since the rise in muscle temperature and circulation increases muscle elasticity, making muscles more pliable. Be sure to choose flexibility exercises that stretch the primary muscles you will be using during your workout. Make the Time To fully reap the benefits of the time you are spending exercising, you must warm up. Taking those extra few minutes to adjust to increased activity will ensure a better performance from your body and, in turn, will make your workout more efficient, productive and, best of all, enjoyable.
If your address changes, please call us and let us know! Johnson City Senior Center at Memorial Park Community Center 510 Bert Street • Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 (423) 434-6237 Hours of Operation: Senior Service Reception Desk: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Memorial Park Community Center: Monday-Friday 7am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm
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