Senior Lifestyles Volume LVV No. 46
Happy New Year!
Cover Photo by Ron Zucker
JCSC Foundation News Thank You!....To everyone who made a donation, volunteered their time to wrap, pack or deliver Christmas Boxes. With the many generous donations the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation Board was able to deliver 250 boxes to local low income seniors. These boxes
were filled with food and home supplies to help our seniors have a Merry Christmas. I am not sure who received a greater blessing, the one receiving the box or the individuals who helped to make the boxes possible. Without your support this program would not be possible. Again thank you!
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
Walkers and Talkers
Coming in March!
Coming in April!
Hip Hikers- Hiking Meeting & Agenda Monday: March 26 Meeting will be in rooms 144 & 146 (Media room & classroom) Time: 9-10:30a • Cost: Free Description: Good information; well communicated! Fill out paperwork and get this season’s hiking dates. Also, please join a Wilderness Ranger and former backcountry trail leader with Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) as he discusses clothing, food, water, equipment and good packing choices for day hikers. This is perfect for all levels of backpacking experience. Instructors: Kristina Patsel, Scotty Bowman w/SAWS & Connie Deegan, Nature Program Coordinator
Hiking 101 & Walkers and Talkers to Buffalo Mountain Hike will be led by our City Naturalist Connie Deegan Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Leave MPCC at 9:15a, return approx. 1p Cost: $1 per person You will need to sign up under Buffalo Mountain at the front desk since this is a combined outing for both hiking 101 and Walkers and Talkers! Come join us for a fun filled day as we learn about our natural surroundings with Connie Deegan teaching us about the local flowers and the habitat at Buffalo Mountain. . We will hike up the White Rock Loop on the west side of the mountain. Stop at Huckleberry Knob. Continue on and do Lady Slipper Loop. Back down all the way to the stream, and the bus will meet us on the other side. Be prepared for around 2 hours of hiking and exploring in the beautiful mountains. Wear hiking boots if you have them, bring water, a snack and any medicines if you have any medical issues. Deadline to register is 4-20-2018
Memorial Park Community Center – Senior Services Registration Fee: $20/person Turtle Triathlon is designed for those who wish to complete a triathlon but are unable to do so in one day. The Goal – Complete each section (events do not have to be completed in order and participants may alternate between events as desired). Participants will be given a log book at time of registration to track their progress. A celebration event will take place on March 5 for everyone completing the triathlon, with each finisher receiving a t-shirt. Fees for the fitness room and open lap swim will be waived for the 8-week period for all participants registered by January 8. Registrants must complete the weekly training log and submit the results to staff weekly in order to continue free use of the fitness room and lap swim. For more information call the Senior Services Desk at 423-434-6237
Learning / Computers
Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living
Decisive Battles in World History-Video (DVD) Lecture Series Continued Wednesday, January 10,17, 24, & 31 10:30a Cost: Free Nothing changes the world as quickly and inexorably as war. In warfare, the future course of entire civilizations, regions, and continents can be determined in as little as a few hours. These DVD Lectures guides you in a discovery of the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of historical events and shaping our world. Covering nearly 4,000 years of history, this course explores more than three dozen history-making military engagements, from the landmark battles of the Western world to their counterparts across Asia, India, and the Middle East. These 36 lectures feature vital historical background, vivid accounts of the campaigns themselves, and a thorough look at their influence on the unfolding of history. Please Pre-register.
Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday, January 8, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • Light refreshments served • See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers • Review of My Senior Center • New Year’s BINGO with Prizes!
Computers Computer Instruction/Device Help Need help purchasing a computer, laptop, cell phone or a tablet? Call 423.434.6229 for details. 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. 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. For January! GIVING THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE A FANCY PHONE OR TABLET FOR CHRISTMAS? Why not include some lessons to go with it? Amara is offering 3 lessons
for the price of two in the month of January. Sign up today. These will go fast. Register and pay at the front desk upon requesting the lessons. Amara Carberry – One-on-One Cost: $15 pre-register Thursdays, January 4, 18, and 25 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. Open Computer Lab Members of the Center will be able to check out an Access card to the Computer Lab at the Senior Front Desk to gain entrance into the Lab from 8:00a-5:00p, Monday through Friday. Times/Availability subject to Change
Detoxing Your Home Wednesday, January 10 1p Cost: Free Did you know that most American homes have over 60 products in their cabinets that contain toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, skin irritations, allergies, headaches and more? Did you know that many of these have been banned in other countries because they are so detrimental to our health? Join us to learn how to rid your home of these toxins and save money with natural, plant based products that are safe, green and free of chemicals and fragrances. Free gift for each household represented that pre-registers and chemical free door prizes. Register by January 8. Genealogy Club Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, January 17 1-3p Cost: Free Join us for our first meeting of the Genealogy club at the Johnson City Senior Center. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner or you have experience working on your family tree. This will be an informal meeting to talk about all things Genealogy. The Film Club Third Thursday of every month Thursday, January 18 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. Johnson City German Club Thursdays, 9:30a-12p Cost: Free People of all ages and skill-levels are welcome. Attendance is not required. Our goal is to promote the lifelong learning of the 3 C’s (Conversation, Composition, Culture) associated with the German language. Everyone receives free meeting minutes & special reports in German with English translations and full-color pictures. These documents are available via E-mail, a BLOG, and a limited number of complimentary paper copies brought to each meeting. Check us out on Mr. Pollock’s BLOG at http://herrpollock. livejournal.com and see for yourself. Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Individual Consultation) Do you have questions about Power of Attorney when it comes to healthcare but don’t have funds for legal services? Or do you know someone who has a need w/o funds? Make an appointment to meet one on one with Wesley Wilson. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 4346229 to set up an appointment. Simple and Short Wills (Individual Consultation) In the month of August, Mr. Wesley Wilson will prepare simple and very short wills for individuals with the need but without the funds. The appointments will be in order they are received, as time allows. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 4346229 to set up an appointment. Beginning Spanish Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 2-2:50p 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. Conversational Spanish Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 3p Cost: Free If you have some knowledge of Spanish, would like to learn more, or refresh your speaking skills, join our new instructor. Mr. Ceffalo was a language instructor at ETSU, Milligan and NE State. Please register.
Outings ETSU Men’s Basketball Game Saturday, January 20, Leave MPCC at 3p, return approx. 6:30p Cost: $5 Receive tickets at a discounted price: $5! No need to wait, reserve your seats in advance. Come with us and enjoy the fun atmosphere. Coming in February! ETSU Men’s Basketball Game Saturday, February 3, Leave MPCC at 3p, return approx.6:30 Cost: $5 Receive tickets at a discounted price: $5! No need to wait, reserve your seats in advance. Come with us and enjoy the fun atmosphere. Aerial Dance Performance Friday, February 2, Leave MPCC at 7p, return approx. 9:30p Cost: $1 per person Weather permitting! The Milligan Arts Council presents an evening that will lift your eyes, mind, and spirit with the Mountain Movers Dance Company, a modern dance company that weaves stories from thin air. Through cutting-edge aerial techniques, dancers suspend, spin, drop, and fly on floor, fabric, trapeze, and aerial hoop. Established in 1982, Mountain Movers Dance Company works from Azure Aerial Arts studio, where their members train, teach and create. They also are the resident modern company at ETSU.
Coming in March! Jonesborough Repertory Theatre The Foreigner Saturday, March 10, Leave MPCC at 1:15 p; return approx. 6:30p Cost: $16 per person The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time “Froggy” has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy,” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, twofaced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister’s pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. What he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys.” Please register by March 2! Dinner reservations will be at the Black Olive in Jonesborough after the show. The Black Olive cost is on your own!
Travel Corner The staff and travel team trust that you had a joyful holiday season, and are looking forward to a happy and active new year filled with travel and new adventures! JCSC Seniors on the Go monthly travel meetings resume January 11 at 3:00 p.m. Jane Ann Williams will share pictures from the recent trip to Miami. We also want to hear your suggestions for day outings for 2018.
The final payment for Savannah is due January 12. We have very low registrations for this trip so far; unless we have at least thirty more registrations by the registration deadline. If interested in this trip, please check in at the Senior Services desk!
Sports / Groups
Sports Senior Basketball Each Monday 10a Cost: FREE Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot a-rounds Senior Billiards Monday-Saturday 7a-8p Cost: FREE Senior men and women are welcomed to play. There are four well maintained tables. All levels of experience are welcome. Doubles Table Tennis Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30a-12p Cost: FREE Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis is a great way to keep your brain and body active. Pickleball Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a Each Tuesday and Thursday 10a-12p Cost: FREE Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles. Senior League Golf Group Over the age of 50 and enjoy golf? EachTuesday and Thursday,
Groups and Meetings weather permitting Tee times and locations vary. Contact Gil and Bobbie Dietz at 423-926-9824 for more information. Bowling League Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-213-5861 or Holiday lanes at 423-282-6521 for more information. Join us for lots of fun, exercise, and meet new friends. Must be 55 or older. Pickleball 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (January 9 February 6) 9-10a Cost: $20 Have you ever wanted to try pickleball but not sure how to play? Pickleball 101 will allow you to learn the game and the fundamentals of how the game is played. Each class will build and allow you to become a pickleball player in just a few weeks. Please Pre-register by calling 423-4346237.
Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Mondays at 2p Join us for this open discussion Bible study. Share what you have learned throughout the years. Wednesdays at 10a For each month an area clergyman leads a four week Bible study. Thursdays at 8:00a Men’s Bible Study. Breakfast by donation Writer’s Circle Cost: Free 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10a Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion within the group. As the Page Turns (Book Club): Free Books Provided 1st Thursday of month 10a If you like reading a variety of books and meeting new people, come join us. You are not required to join in the discussion or answer questions if you do not wish to. Book Selections: January: Philosophy Made Simple by Robert Hellenga February: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Constituent Services Cost: Free 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9-11a Bill Darden, a representative of Congressman Phil Roe will be available to discuss concerns and issues that you may have Some of the ways that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance: • Senior Citizens: Social Security and disability • Students: financial aid, entrance to U.S. Service Academies • Veterans: VA claims and military service problems • Small Business: SBA loan applications, technical assistance and interpretation of federal regulations • Home Buyers: FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems
Healthy Living Dining to Know Series Cost: $1 Thursday, Jan. 11, 11:30a-12:30p Speaker: Dr. Brian Mason This beginning series of classes will feature a different speaker each month and lunch will be served. Dr. Brian Mason will be talking about aneurysms this month. Please reserve a seat by 5pm Jan.9 Limited seats available. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat Thyroid Disease Cost: Free Tuesday, January 23, 11a-12p Speaker: Deepika Reddy Nallala, MD, Endocrinologist Your thyroid gland put out hormones that are vital to a healthy body. Come learn what affects your thyroid and learn about treatments for thyroid hormone imbalances. Please pre-register by calling 434-6237 Declutter and Downsize Speaker: Lisa White from Brookdale Wednesday, Jan.24, 11a-12p Cost: Free Learn how to declutter and downsize your home and your lives. Start the New Year fresh. All about COPD Thursday, January 25, 1-2p Speakers: David Verble, CRT, COPD Navigator with MSHA Cost: Free Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary is a challenging lung disease. Come learn about what COPD is, how to manage your COPD, treatment options, how to stay out of the hospital, local resources for your health, and upcoming research for COPD. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat Understanding Alzheimer`s Disease Monday, Jan.29, 11a-12p Speaker: Tracy Kendall Wilson, Director of Alzheimer`s Tennessee Cost: Free Come learn about Alzheimerâ€™s disease is, what dementia is, treatment options, and community resources available for the loved one and family. There will be a question and answer session. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat
January Special Events
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1 MPCC Closed
2 MPCC Closed
10:00 Volunteer Training Session 9:00 Pickleball 101 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 10:00 Constituent Services 1:00 Amateur Photography 10:00 Bingo Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
15 MPCC Closed
11:00 Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease 9:00 Pickleball 101 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
10 10:30 Decisive BattlesVideo Lecture Series 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Detoxing Your Home 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
11 9:00 Pickleball 101 10:00 Writer’s Circle 11:30 Dining to Know 12:30 Step by Step Watercolor
17 9:00 Pickleball 101 18 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 The Film Club 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 5:00 Fitness Expo
23 10:30 Decisive Battles-24 9:00 Pickleball 101 25
Video Lecture Series 9:00 Pickleball 101 11:00 Declutter and 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 11:00 Thyroid Disease Downsize 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 Next Step Photography 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
10:00 As the Page Turns 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One
10:30 Decisive BattlesVideo Lecture Series 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Genealogy Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
9:00 Pickleball 101
31 10:30 Decisive BattlesVideo Lecture Series 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
10:00 Writer’s Circle 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 All about COPD 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One
5 8:30 FAST Fridays 9:30 FAST Fridays 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
12 8:30 FAST Fridays 9:30 FAST Fridays 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 JC Grand Squares
8:30 FAST Fridays 9:30 FAST Fridays 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance – Shooter Band
20 SATURDAY 3:00 ETSU Basketball Outing
26 8:30 FAST Fridays 9:30 FAST Fridays 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 JC Grand Squares
Grandparents Corner Fitness Expo January 18, 5-7pm Daddy Daughter Dance February 3, 6-8pm Start Smart Soccer January 24th - February 28th Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm Ages: 3-5
$25 city resident includes T-shirt $30 non-city Register December 26th-January 18th. A $20 late fee will be applied after January 18th. Start Smart Soccer focuses on teaching children and their parentsâ€™ skills in dribbling/ball handling, kicking, shooting and running agility.
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 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 11:15 SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1 12:00 Qigong for Health 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 2:00 Open Bible Study 2:00 Challenge Square Dance 3:30 Line Dance with Martha 4:00 Chess Club 6:00 Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club
TUESDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Fitness Room 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Tri-Ominos NEW GAME! 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 Heart Strings Instruments Jam Session 10:00 Pickleball 11:45 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 12:00 Rummy 12:30 Mexican Train Dominoes 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 SilverSneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer 2:00 Needle and Fiber Arts 2:00 Beginner Spanish 3:00 Conversational Spanish 5:30 Scrabble Group
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 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Bible Study 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 11:15 SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:30 Acrylics 1:00 Adult Coloring 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Partner Pass Pinochle 5:15 Ballroom Dance Lessons 6:00 FUNdamentals of Yoga 6:30 Advanced Square Dance
THURSDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 SilverSneakers® Yoga 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 9:30 German Conversation 10:00 Pickleball 1:00 Rook 1:00 Ballroom Dancing 1:00 Golden Strikers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 4:00 Brain-a-cise 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers
FRIDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Circuit 12:30 Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjong 2:00 Open Craft Time SATURDAY 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks
Dance / Events
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) Thursdays 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: FREE This is a volunteer group which not only practices during this time frame; they also go out into the community and perform Ballroom Dance Wednesdays 5:15p Cost: Free Bring a partner or come alone. More men are needed to join the group. 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. Friday Night Dance January 19, 7-10p MPCC Gym Shooter band will be our guest Coming in February Concert by Christian Country Gospel Singer, Shellem Cline February 8 3 - 4:00pm Cost: Free Cline’s most popular hit, “Blue Jeans and Biscuits” was awarded the Christian Country song of the year in 2017. You will laugh, be encouraged and inspired by his performance. Please reserve your seat by calling 434-6237 or sign up at the front desk.
115 Woodlawn Drive • Johnson City, TN • (423) 975-0095
Arts/Crafts/Performing Arts Amateur Photography Club Cost: Free First Monday of the month 1-3p If you’re just starting out, or want to brush up on your skills, take field trips and photos then come and join us! Photo themes: February: The Games We Play, March: Dogs, Cats, & Other Pets, April: The Real Deal Meal & Photographer’s Choice. Next Step Photography Club Cost: Free Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30p, the Group will meet on January 23 If you have a Basic technical knowledge of your camera, a desire to learn and experience more, understand some of the creative control functions like aperture, shutter speed, composition, use of the manual settings on your camera and ready to delve deeper in to image creation and gain a broader knowledge of photography, then Next Step Photography is for you. Heart Strings Cost: Free Tuesdays 10a–12p Bring your instrument and join in this open group, playing a variety of songs including old hymns, bluegrass, country and folk music. Needle and Fiber Arts Cost: Free Tuesdays 2–5p A gathering of folks who are interested in the fiber arts. Bring your project to work on and share ideas and skills. Join this group to share and learn and enjoy the company of others while you work. Please clean up when you are finished and don’t store items at the Center. Acrylics Class Cost: $10 Wednesdays 12:30–2:30p Join “Art” Holsclaw, assisted by volunteer Chris Bryant, to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. Registration deadline is Monday before each class. Feel free to come by and visit during class to see what it is all about and if you would like to sign up. Musical Voices Cost: Free Mondays 1- 3p This group does not meet in January. Join this group in February!
Join this welcoming group if you desire to sing gospel music and share the joy of music with local nursing homes. Writer’s Circle Cost: Free Second & Fourth Thursdays 10a-12p Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion with the group. Open Craft Time Cost: Free Fridays 2-5p Take advantage of our beautiful creative space! Bring a project and work in the company of other crafters. Just clean up when you are finished and please don’t store items at the Center. Adult Coloring Group Cost: Free Wednesdays 1-2:30p Join the new trend in Adult Coloring! Bring your colored pencils, crayons, markers (or use ours) and relax and color in the company of friends and new friends. Coloring sheets will be provided or you can bring your own. Pencil Drawing Made Easy Instructor- Ann Whitson Cost: Free Tuesdays 1-2:30p Ongoing class in pencil drawing welcomes new members. We work on basic drawing skills and techniques, such as line, shape, shading and perspective, in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. Senior Chorale Cost: Free Thursdays 10a – 12p This group does not meet in January or February. Plan to join in March! Join this lively group who loves to sing a variety of songs including show tunes and popular songs. This group is led by Cherry Smith. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required. Step by Step Watercolor Instructor: Chris Bryant Cost: $10 Thursday January 11 12:30 – 2:30p
Join Chris and experience the pleasure of Watercolor painting. The technique will be taught in easy to follow steps and you will take home your painting. A handout of hints and shortcuts will be provided. Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, watercolor paper at least 11x14, water spray bottle, brushes, washcloth and permanent sharpie markers, fine and medium point. Piano Lessons Instructor: Wreatha Terry Cost: $15 per 30 min lesson Monday, Wednesday & Thursday We are now offering private piano lessons! Wreatha is a retired PhD music professor and will be offering her talents here at the center. Classes will be scheduled Monday and Wednesday at 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00 and 11:45am and Thursday at 8:00 and 8:45am. All level of abilities are welcome – beginners to advanced. Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: $15 for four sessions Tuesday January 9, 16, 23, 30 2:30-3:30p Learn to play the old time mountain Dulcimer with Willis Jones! Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This one hour session is for those who are interested in learning, have questions about the dulcimer or are very rusty in their playing technique Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer Leader: Willis Jones Cost: Free Tuesday January 9, 16, 23, 30 1-2:30p This 1 ½ hour session is for those who are wanting to fine tune their skills and get together with other people who want to play a tune or two. Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This is a volunteer group who may play out in the community Creative Card Making Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Thursday, January 11, 3-4:30p Come learn card making skills and you’ll never have to buy another card from the store! This month we will be making all occasion cards. All supplies will be furnished. You will learn stamping, cutting, punches, embossing, and more!! Don’t delay, seats are limited! Please register by January 5th.
Games / Pool Schedule
Games Bingo Tuesday, January 9 10a Sponsored by Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Chess Club Mondays, 4-6p Chess club will resume on January 22 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. If you have any questions: email Johnsoncitychessclub@gmail.com. Tri-Ominos Tuesdays, 9:00a-12:00p Cost: Free Come join this new group. Hand & Foot Canasta Monday 1p Cost: FREE Come and play this card game. If you don’t know how, no worries, they will teach you how. Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p Cost: FREE Like to play bridge? This is the place for you. Rummy Tuesdays, 12-4p Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game. Mexican Train Dominoes Tuesdays 12:30p Cost: FREE This fun loving group would love to play this game with you or teach
you how to play. You will leave having made new friends
Lap Pool Schedule:
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.
Lap Swim Teens, Adults and Seniors M-F 7-8:30a, 11:30a-1:30p; M-W-F 7-8:45p; Sat 11a-1p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Need time to swim? Whether your choice is swimming laps, aqua jogging, or just doing your ow thing, we have a time slot to fit your needs.
Pinochle Wednesdays 1p Cost: FREE A trick taking card game for four
Senior Lap Swim M-F 1:30-3:30p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Our senior lap times are offered to individuals 55 years of age and older
Partner Pass Pinochle Wednesdays, 1p Cost: FREE Open to all skill levels. This game is single deck Pinochle, with a fun twist that provides players with potentially better hands when compared to the traditional “kitty” or “play what your dealt” games. We play in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and are willing to teach the game. Rook Thursdays 1p Cost: FREE Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards and a special group of people. Please join us! Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Fridays 12:30p If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicating bridge. Join the fun! Mahjong Fridays 1p Cost: FREE
belts are used to keep you afloat while doing exercises. The focus is on toning, cardiovascular strength, endurance and core work. No swimming skills are needed. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Cardio Waves Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod M-W-F 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month This is a high intensity water aerobics program geared towards individuals who are looking to push their limits! All equipment is provided. Therapy Pool Schedule:
Water Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 9-10a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class.
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.
Power Walking Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 10-11a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. All equipment is provided.
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 wellbeing.
Evening Aerobics Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T &Th 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class.
Arthritis Class Adults & Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11-11:40a Cost: $3 per class This class will help you get your gears moving, not grinding in the morning with an expertly tailored workout. Arthritis class is instructed by an American Arthritis Foundation certified instructor. All equipment is provided. A doctor’s note is required but you are welcome to try a class without the note and bring one to the next session.
Aqua Mix Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod T &Th 9-10a; Sat 9:15-10:15a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month Looking for a challenging workout? This class is a mix of shallow end and deep end aerobics. While in the deep end floatation
Fitness Focus Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Pam Gervais One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Silver Sneakers® Circuit Fridays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: 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. Silver Sneakers® Classic Mondays and Wednesdays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Silver Sneakers® Classic Level 1 Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler This class is designed for individuals who enjoy a smaller class size with more attention from the instructor. Classic Level 1 features a slower pace than other Silver Sneakers® classes. Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a Cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-based, lowimpact Tai Chi form modified for seniors. It has been shown to reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis while improving
strength, range of motion, and balance thereby reducing the risk of falling. Classwork includes gentle stretching, breath work, focus on body alignment, and slow, controlled movement. With adjustments the exercises are appropriate for individuals of all physical conditions and can be done seated in a chair. Qigong Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon Cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Qigong is a part of traditional Chinese medicine that includes easy to learn, gentle, flowing movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body and promote relation and mindfulness. Class work also includes warmups, gentle stretching of all the major joints, and breath work. Evidence-based studies show that Qigong practice can improve a wide variety of chronic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, MS, and Parkinson’s disease, while reducing stress and promoting emotional health and mental function. With adaptations this class is appropriate for everyone regardless of physical limitations and can be done seated in a chair. Silver Sneakers® Yoga Tuesdays, 11:45a and 1p Thursdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Judy Jackson Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. FUNdamentals of Yoga Wednesdays, 6p Cost: $5 Instructor: Carrie Maggard Learn proper alignment, poses, breathing and more all while having FUN! This is a safe environment to empower, educate and inspire you to live healthier and happier lives. Designed with beginners and older adults in mind but all are welcome to enjoy this restorative practice.
Zumba Zeniors Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15a Cost: $3 Instructor: LeAnna Lawson LeAnna is a licensed Zumba instructor who will provide a low impact Zumba class designed for beginners of all ages and active older adults. Come enjoy this fun way to increase your daily activity. Even if you have never done Zumba before, you will want to try out this class. FAST Fridays Fridays, 8:30-9:30a & 9:30-10:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Fowler FAST (functional agility strength training)- This athletic training workout takes an old school approach to circuit training using body weight for strength training, cardio interval circuits with an emphasis on core stabilization, body alignment, and functional movement training. Brain-a-Cise Thursdays, 4p Cost: Free Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body. Come join this group for different brain stimulating activities. Keep It Moving A supervised exercise program for individuals who have finished Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy or been told by your physician that you need to exercise but don’t know how. This program serves as the next step in your progression in establishing a safe, independent exercise program. This program requires a referral from a medicalprofessional. 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.
If your address changes, please call us and let us know! Johnson City Senior Center at Memorial Park Community Center 510 Bert Street • Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 (423) 434-6237 Hours of Operation: Senior Service Reception Desk: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Memorial Park Community Center: Monday-Friday 7am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm
Grief Support If you or someone you know needs grief support, please attend one of our support groups.
We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Memorial Park Community Center.
510 Bert St • Johnson City, TN 37601
Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City Ava’s Angels There is nothing more rewarding than listening to stories, lessons, and experiences that the residents at Dominion have to share. Every couple of months we are blessed with the wonderful children from Westminister Presbyterian Church’s Youth Group. Their cheerful spirits fill the room as they interact and develop new friendships with the residents. We value the relationships built from the youth visiting our community as well as the opportunity for our residents to share their fascinating stories with a younger generation. Dominion could not be more thankful for such a friendly and selfless group of young people. We could not be more blessed to have Westminster as neighbors both in proximity and in spirit.
Honoring God Through Service to Seniors • Assisted Living & Memory Care • All-Inclusive Monthly Rates • Caring compassionate 24/7 nurses and caregivers • Complete array of in-house services and amenities
Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City E x p e r i e n c e a t r a di t i on of c ar ing.
(423) 282-1521 • MorrisBaker.com
2412 Knob Creek Rd. • Johnson Cit y • (423) 930-9001 www.DominionJohnsonCity.com