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Senior Lifestyles Volume LII No. 40

May 2017

Recipes wanted! Be part of the MPCC Cookbook! Page 12


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May 2017

JCSC Foundation News A Big Thank You goes out to our Deerslayer Committee for another successful event. There were 233 individuals who registered and 211 who actually participated in the Deerslayer OCR. Our new event for this year was the Deerslayer JR with 70 registrations and 68 who participated. We had a great day for the event and we want to thank all who helped make this event a success. The next big event for the Foundation Board will be the Christmas boxes. The committee has been formed and will meet during the next board meeting in May.

Do you have a Kroger card? Did you know that the Johnson City Senior Center can benefit from your shopping at Kroger? If you are not already registered with Kroger for the Community Awards program, you can go online to the Kroger website and signup for the community awards and our organization number is 82707. Our center receives 5% rewards from you shopping at Kroger. We will be in the lobby during the week of May 8th through the 12th to help you register if needed. Please see staff if you have any questions.

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.

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Learning / Computers

May 2017

Lifelong Learning Legal Aid of Tennessee Wednesday, May 10 10:30a Cost: Free Instructor: Polly Peterson Legal Aid of Tennessee will be at the Community Center for a presentation on Wills and Powers of Attorney. If you have questions or you are considering a will, don’t miss out on this informative class. Please Pre-register Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses Thursday, May 11 11a Instructor: Jerry Story Cost: Free Mr. Jerry Story from the Veteran’s Services Office will be at the Senior Center to give Veterans and their spouses’ information about benefits. The County Veteran’s Service Offices across Tennessee provides information to Veterans and families on all federal and state benefits earned by Veterans in their service to their country. Please Pre-register. History of D-Day– History Lecture Friday, May 19 10a Instructor: George Salaita Cost: Free Mr. Salaita is back at the Community Center to teach another history class. This time he will cover D-Day from the German Soldier point of view. Please join us for a fun and interactive history lecture. If you have an interest in history, you will not want to miss out. Mr. Salaita has been teaching history for many years to people of all ages. Please Pre-register.

The Film Club Third Thursday of every month Thursday, May 18 at 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 John Ford Classic “The Searchers”. 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 fullcolor 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 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 434-6229 to set up an appointment. 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. Legal Aid-Estate Planning Clinic Tuesday, May 23 2p Cost: Free A FREE CLINIC to assist seniors and other individuals who need assistance to prepare the following documents: Simple Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Plan/Living Will. Get questions answered. Please register, walk in basis for assistance. Coming in June! Shake Your Family Tree… See Who Falls Out Wednesday, June 14 10 – 11a • Cost: $15 Instructor: Debora Phillips Memorial Park Community Center is offering a beginner genealogy class on Wednesday June 14th at 10:00a. You will learn how to start your family history search, where to find and organize records, and much more. You don’t want to miss out on this interesting and fun program. Registration cutout is June 5.

Computers Computer Instruction 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.

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

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.

Open Computer Lab Mondays, 9-11:30a Tuesdays, 10-11a Thursdays, 10a-12p Please contact 434-6237 to schedule personal assistance/ instruction on the computer. Please contact the desk 434-6229 if you are interested in teaching classes.

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Outings Rocky Mount Museum Wednesday, May 10 Leave MPCC at 1p Return approx. 3:30p Cost: $7 per person This is a live interpreted walk back into the 1700’s. The staff will dress in costumes as they tell you how people lived in the southwest territory. They will show you how and what they grew in their gardens, the everyday tools they used, and their cooking techniques. Wilderness Wildlife Week Thursday, May 11 Leave MPCC at 7:30a, Return approx. 5p • Cost: $5 A weeklong celebration of the Smoky Mountains featuring guides hikes, classes, history, art and music. From educational programs designed specifically for the youngsters to guided hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains for the more adventurous folks, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. Please Pre-register by May 9. Picnic at Osceola Island on South Holston Lake Friday, May 12 Leave MPCC at 10:30a, return approx. 2:30p Cost: $3 Join us for a lunch, games, and a fun afternoon at Osceola Island. The island has a very peaceful walking trail if you want to explore, we will have corn hole boards set up for those who want to play. We will serve a picnic lunch of sandwiches, chips, cookies and beverages. Please register by May 9. Tennessee Riverboat Co. Luncheon Cruise Wednesday, May 17 Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 4p Cost: $35 Enjoy a beautiful day outside with your friends and enjoy a great lunch while cruising the river in Knoxville! The lunch cruise includes a wonderful buffet, 1.5 hour cruise and either a narration from the Captain or Entertainment from one of our local entertainers. The cost covers transportation, boat ride, lunch and gratuity. Limited seating, no refunds. Must register by May 11. Iris Festival Saturday, May 20 Leave MPCC at 9:15a, return approx. 4p • Cost: $3 Join us for a trip to beautiful Downtown Greenville for the annual Iris Festival. More than 160 crafters and merchants line the streets and fill the parking lots of the festival area, some of which demonstrate arts like wheelthrown pottery, crocheting and woodworking. Many of the crafters provide samples like homemade apple butter and jellies to guests during the event. Source: Greene County Chamber of Commerce. Dixie Diner’s at Southern Craft Barbecue Thursday, May 25 4:30p We will try Johnson City’s newest restaurant. Southern Craft Barbecue just opened its doors at 601 Spring Street. You can park in the old farmer”s market parking

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Travel Corner lot in downtown Johnson City. You can view the menu online which has choices other than barbecue. They offer wings and salads and soup. Sign up by May 22nd. Coming in June! “Grands” Adventure Day Grandparents, bring your grandchild (ages 10 and older) for a fun-filled day in Asheville, NC! Your adventure begins at the Western North Carolina Nature Center. Tuesday, June 6 Leave MPCC 9a, return approx. 5p The Nature Center’s 42 acres of award-winning exhibits get you closer than you ever thought possible to the incredible wildlife of the Southern Appalachians. Appalachian Station is an indoor exhibit that features a variety of reptiles (including rattlesnakes and copperheads), amphibians and small mammals. Otter Falls features our North American river otters and several species of aquatic turtles. World Underground is an indoor experience that takes visitors on an education tour of life under the soil. Small Mammals includes raccoons and red and gray foxes. Appalachian Predators is the largest area of the park, devoted to our coyotes, red and gray wolves, and bobcat. Red Wolf Run is our exhibit on the endangered red wolves, one of our top conservation initiatives. Black Bear Ridge features American black bears, hawks, owls and white-tailed deer. Western North Carolina Farm features endangered farm animals, such as the Cotswold sheep, as well as chickens, rabbits, donkeys, and goats. Trillium Nature Trail is a .6 mile nature trail winding through forested areas along the Swannanoa River. We will also visit the Asheville Folk Art Center. The Folk Art Center is home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. In addition to an Eastern National bookstore and Blue Ridge Parkway information desk, the center houses three galleries, a library and the Guild’s oldest craft shop. Beginning in March each year, visitors can see live craft demonstrations daily in the Folk Art Center lobby. Lunch will be on your own at J&S cafeteria. Sorry, no parents allowed! Charter bus provided by JCSC Foundation. Register by June 1. Autorama in Erwin Saturday, June 3 Leave MPCC at 10a Return approx. 2p • Cost: $1 Southeastern Autorama is a car club based in Unicoi County, TN. We are proud to produce the oldest continually running car show in the state since 1960! Antique, prewar, postwar, muscle car, tuner, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 21st century, hot rods, custom, original or restored. We even like bikes, lawn mowers and go karts, the weirder the better! We like horsepower and paint, OEM and aftermarket, import or domestic if it has wheels we love it! Lunch on your own at the event. Please preregister!

JCSC Seniors on the Go will meet on Thursday, May 11 at 3:00 pm. The travel team is busy planning the 2018 trips. We will have a list of trip ideas for 2018 at the travel meeting, and we want your input! We will also have information available about passports. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. We have had a great response to the Miami/Key West trip in November; if you haven’t signed up, space is limited. We also need your reservations for the trips to the Ark Encounter/Creation Museum and to Washington DC. The payment deadlines are on the flyers for the various trips; however, by registering early, you guarantee that you have a seat on the bus. Response to the Myrtle Beach trip has been low and we have not met the minimum number of travelers. Due to the low response, we have cancelled this trip. We are trying a new adventure in June – a grandparent/grandchild day outing! Travel by charter bus and enjoy a fun day in Asheville with your special grandchild. For details, see the Outings section.

Many participants came to check out the hiking opportunities for the 2017 season! See the schedule on page 9.

Sports / Groups

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May 2017

Groups and Meetings

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. Yearly tournaments held. 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. Tournaments will be held annually. 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.

Mixed Doubles Pickleball Each Tuesday 10a-12p Cost: FREE Played outdoors on Tennis Court #2. This activity is a modified version of tennis.

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

Badminton Each Wednesday 7p • Cost: FREE All ages are welcomed to play this classic that is still such fun!

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: May: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent June: The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

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 423926-9824 for more information. Summer 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.

Gracious Retirement Living • A variety of cultural & social activities • Studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom & luxury two-bedroom apartments • Support services for extra care as needed • No entry fee • Monthly rent 3207 Bristol Highway Johnson City


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. Grief Support Gathering 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30p Cost: Free Sponsored by Morris Baker Funeral Home.

Washington County S.A.L.T Council Cost: Free 1st Thursday of the month, 2p Location will rotate between Johnson City Senior Center and Jonesborough May - Johnson City Senior Center 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 • Local Governments: disaster assistance, regulation compliance, and federal grant application problems • Taxpayers: IRS tax problems

Volunteers Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living

• Guest Speaker Carolyn Minton & AnnMarie Swisher representing the No Veteren Dies Alone program through the VA

Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday, May 1, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • Light refreshments served • See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers

• Guest Speaker Tammy Henebry representing Amedisys Hospice The guest speakers were rescheduled from last month!

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Healthy Living

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Healthy Living Speech Language Pathology - What you need to know Presenter: Courtney Andrews, MA, CCC-CLP, Assistant Professor ETSU Cost: Free Wednesday, May 3, 10-11a If you have ever had a stroke, difficulty speaking or swallowing you may have seen a speech pathologist. Their job is to evaluate you and prepare a plan to help you to improve your speaking, eating or swallowing. If you are having trouble eating, speaking or swallowing come learn about what can be done for you. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat Pulmonary Rehab and You Instructor: Richard Taylor, CRT Cost: Free Monday, May 8, 11a-12p Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise, education, and support to help you learn to breathe—and function—at the highest level possible. At pulmonary rehabilitation you’ll work with a team of specialists who will help you improve your physical condition. In this class you will learn: What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation? How is the program taught? Who is a candidate for Rehab? What can I expect to gain from the program? And learn about local resources for pulmonary rehab. Call 423-434-6237 for your reservation or call Patty at 423-434-6237 for questions Preventive Health Presenter: Dr. McCommons, ETSU Resident Cost: Free Tuesday, May 9, 11a-12p There is talk about preventative care, but what does it mean to you? Dr. McCommons will talk about healthy living and mental health. Does an ounce of prevention really mean a pound of cure? Call 423-434-6237 for a seat Medical Ethics Instructor: John David Grayson, RN, PHD. In Philosophy Cost: Free Dates: Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31, 11a-12p Join in readings and discussions regarding problems in medical ethics. There are four pillars of medical ethics: Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-Maleficence and Justice. Together, these principles provide a thematic-type approach to cases and literature about medical ethics. We will be looking at the pillars of medical ethics and

studying medical ethic cases. Call 423-434-6237 for a reservation Invigorating Wellness Series Presenter: Dr. Tim Dunne, Chiropractor Cost: $5 Tuesday, May 16, 5:30-7:30p This is part of the Invigorating Wellness Series. Dr. Dunn will talk about a healthy lifestyle that includes chiropractic adjustments to your spine. This will be a fun, informative night. Refreshments will be provided. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat Cooking with Herbs Presenter: Elizabeth Hall, Registered Dietician from Food City Cost: Free Dates: Thursday, May 18, 11a-12p Many people are trying to cook healthier and using herbs to flavor food is a great way to a healthier and tastier diet. Fresh herbs are abundant now, come learn about ways to use them, how to pick the freshest herbs, and tastings, too. Blood Sugar Checks Cost: Free Every Wednesday, 7:30-9a You can get your blood sugar checked every Wednesday at Center by a registered nurse. Requirements are to not eat any food or drink after midnight. It is okay to take a sip of water with your medications. If you feel like you are having a low sugar problem, we can do a random blood sugar check, too. We have juice and crackers available to increase your sugar level if needed. Nurse One on One Cost: Free Monday- Thursday 9a-2p except Wednesday`s until 12:30p. Cost: Free If you would like to talk to a nurse about a health concern or have your home glucose meter or blood pressure monitor checked, please schedule a time by calling: 423-434-6235. You must have an appointment.

Save the Date: Breast Cancer Tea Thursday, June 15, 2-3:30p Look for full details in June`s Lifestyle Paper

May is Stroke Awareness Month

If you think or someone you love might be having a stroke, what is a simple way to check them and take brain and lifesaving action? Use this simple acronym: F.A.S.T Check for the following signs: FACE DROOPING Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven or lopsided? ARM WEAKNESS Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? SPEECH DIFFICULTY Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “The sky is blue.” Is the person able to correctly repeat the words? TIME TO CALL 9-1-1 If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and say, “I think this is a stroke” to help get the person to the hospital immediately. Time is important! Don’t delay, and also note the time when the first symptoms appeared. Emergency responders will want to know. Sometimes other symptoms appear, separately, in combination or with F.A.S.T. signs. Check for these signs below: • • • • •

Having sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech. Having sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg. Especially on one side of the body. Having sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. Having sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination. Having sudden severe headache with no known cause.

If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 or emergency medical services immediately. The quicker emergency help can come the better the outcome will be. Do not drive yourself or loved one to the hospital. Know the signs of a stroke and get help as FAST as you can.

May Special Events



1 10:00 Volunteer Meeting 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

11:00 Pulmonary Rehab & You


12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 4:30 Turtle Trek at Willow Springs Park

15 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Fun With Erupting Watercolor Paints 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

22 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Special Needs Craft Class 2:00 Betty Hall One on One



9:30 Walkers and Talkers – Jacobs Nature Park 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 1:30 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer 6:30-Grief Support Gathering


9:00 Constituent Services 10:00 Do It! Art Class 11:00 Preventive Health 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 1:30 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer


10:00 Do It! Art Class 11:00 Bingo 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 1:30 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer 5:30-Invigorating Wellness Series 6:30 Next Step Photography Club 6:30-Grief Support Gathering


8:30 Hiking 101 – Bays Mountain 9:00 Turtle Trek at Winged Deer Park 10:00 Do It! Art Class 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 1:30 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer


30 10:00 Do It! Art Class

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10:00 Speech Language Pathology

10:00 As the Page Turns 2:00-S.A.L.T. Council

12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 2

10 10:30 Legal Aid of Tennessee 11:00 Medical Ethics 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Rocky Mount Museum Outing 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

17 9:00 TN Riverboat Cruise 11:00 Medical Ethics 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

24 11:00 Medical Ethics 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

31 11:00 Medical Ethics 12:00 Turtle Trek celebration lunch – Meredith Pavilion 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One


8:00 Hip HikersDouble Springs Shelter 10:00 Writer’s Circle 11:00 Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses 1:00 Basic Pen & Ink Drawing 3:00 JCSC Seniors on the Go 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 2 5:30 Life Story Video Festival


8:00 Hip HikersLaurel Falls 11:00-Cooking with Herbs 12:30 Step by Step Watercolor 1:00 The Film Club 1:00 Basic Pen & Ink Drawing 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 2


8:00 Hip HikersGrayson Highlands 10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:00 National Senior Health & Fitness Day Activities 1:00 Basic Pen & Ink Drawing 4:30 Dixie Diner’s @ Southern Craft BBQ 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 2

5 8:30 Double Trouble 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance -Lightnin’ Charlie

12 8:30 Double Trouble 10:30 Picnic at Osceola Island 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One


8:30 Double Trouble 10:00 History of D-Day 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance- Kids Our Age Sat 20 9:15 Iris Festival

26 8:30 Double Trouble 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One

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Hip Hikers / Walkers and Talkers

Hiking 101 / Hip Hikers Hiking 101 Tuesday May 23, 2017 Leave the MPCC at 8:30 am. Return approx. 12:30 P. Meet in the lobby • Cost: Free Lakeside Trail at Bays Mountain is an easy 2.3 mile hike for beginners. Along the way we’ll see the former reservoir in this natural preserve. We’ll discuss the natural environment around us, and try to see the beaver damn, the Lilly pad area and the bridges. We will be carpooling! Double Springs Shelter Thursday, May 11 Cost – Free Car Pooling Challenging Level

Leave MPCC at 7:45a Registration deadline: May 11 Bring your own lunch Laurel Falls Thursday, May 18 Cost – Free Car Pooling Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:45a Registration deadline: May 18 Bring your own lunch Grayson Highlands Thursday, May 25 Cost- Free Car Pooling Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:45a Registration deadline: May 25 Bring your own lunch

Walkers and Talkers Walkers and Talkers Tuesday May 2, 2017 Leave the MPCC at 9:30a. Return approx. 12:30p • Cost: Free Meet in the lobby, We will be taking a van from the Senior center We will be taking a leisure walk through Jacob’s Nature Park. Our local Naturalist, Connie Deegan, will inform us on the wetlands; as well as, our local plants and trees.

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Ongoing Events

May 2017

Ongoing Events MONDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Fit and Toned 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Open Computer Lab 9:30 Love Handles 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 Silver Sneakers® Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 11:15 Silver Sneakers® Classic level 1 12:00 Qigong for Health 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Musical Voices 1:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 2:00 Challenge Square Dance 3:30 Line Dance w/ Martha 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers 6:00 Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club





7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 Heart Strings Instruments Jam Session 10:00 Open Computer Lab 10:00 Mixed Doubles Pickleball 11:45 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 12:00 Rummy 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 2:00 Needle and Fiber Arts 3:00 Conversational Spanish 5:30 SilverSneakers® Classic 5:30 Scrabble Group 5:30 NuLine Dance by TJ 6:00 Mexican Train Dominoes

7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 7:30 Fasting Blood Sugars 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 Fit and Toned 9:30 Love Handles 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 Silver Sneakers® Classic 10:00 Bible Study 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 11:15 Silver Sneakers® Classic level 1 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:30 Acrylics 1:00 Adult Coloring 1:00 Partner Pass Pinochle 1:00 Pinochle 5:15 Ballroom Dance Lessons 6:00 Senior Hatha Yoga 6:30 Advanced Square Dance 7:00 Badminton

7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 SilverSneakers® Yoga 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 German Conversation 10:00 Senior Chorale 10;00 open Computer Lab 1:00 Rook 1:00Ballroom Dancing 1:00 Golden Strikers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 4:00 Brain-a-cise 5:30 SilverSneakers® Classic

7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 Silver Sneakers® Circuit 12:30 Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjong 2:00 Open Craft Time SATURDAY 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 10:30 Line Dance by TJ, Intermediate Level

May 2017

Grandparents Corner

Grandparents Corner MPCC Candy land Carnival Party- Save the Date May 9, 4-7p Join us for a fun filled afternoon for the entire family Thursday afternoon from 4pm-7pm. We will have carnival games, face painting, snacks, movie time and much more! This will take place in the Amphitheatre at MPCC! Kids Triathlon- Save the Date August 19 Join us for the 5th Annual Dive Ride and Stride Kid’s Triathlon! This is a great way to introduce your children to the triathlon world at a young age! Children will participate in an age appropriate swim, bike, and run during this event. More details to come!

Memorial Park Community Center presents the 5th Annual Dive, Ride, & Stride Kids Triathlon

August 19, 2017 more information to follow

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Dance / Events

May 2017

Dance & Special Events Challenge Square Dance Mondays 2p Instructor: Don Williamson • Cost: $6 Come challenge yourself in this square dance class Line Dance with Martha (Intermediate) Mondays 3:30p-5:00p 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!

Beginner Line Dance (Level 2) Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $30 (Silver Sneaker discount $20) Thursdays, beginning April 27 and going through May 25, 2017. “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 Life Story Video Festival Thursday, May 11 • 5:30-7:30p Join Senior Services staff for a viewing and reception for the Life Story video project for the videos that have been completed to date by Robert King, II. Videos begin at 5:30p. and will continue each 15 minutes in the following order: Mary Collins, Jerry Gehre, George Granger, Willis Jones, Ann McConnell, Cathie Phillips, Peter Speropulos, Jr. Join us for light refreshments, chat with the videographer and enjoy a story from a few of our long-time participants and supporters. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION An Old Time Variety Show Thursday May 18 5-7p • Cost: Free Come enjoy an evening of musical talent of all sorts, under the direction of Cherry Smith.Piano, Voice, Dance and Storytelling. Coming in June! Line Dance Party Friday, June 23 5:30p-8:00p • Cost: $3 Come join us for a fun evening of Line Dancing. Bring a snack to share with friends, drinks will be provided. Please Register by June 19.

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. May 5 - Lightnin’ Hop with Lightnin’ Charlie • May 19 - Kids Our Age

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Arts/Crafts/Performing Arts Amateur Photography Club Cost: Free • First Monday of the month 1-3p If you’re just starting out, or want to brush up on your skills, take field trips and photos then come and join us! Photo themes: February: Close Up/Black & White March: Snow, Grow, or Sew/Photographer’s Choice April: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral/New- People, Place, Things May: Old-People Place, Things/Something Blue 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 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.

Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer Leader: Willis Jones Cost: Free • May 2, 9, 16, 23 1:30-3p 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. Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: $15 for four sessions May 2, 9, 16, 23 1-1:30p Learn to play the old time mountain Dulcimer with Willis Jones! Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This 30-minute session is for those who are interested in learning, have questions about the dulcimer or are very rusty in their playing technique. Basic Pen & Ink Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: $3 for the series Thursday May 11, 18 & 25 1-3p Explore and learn how the old fashioned dip pen and black India ink can be used for drawing and writing.

Instruction will begin with the basics of how to use the pen and progress to a drawing. You don’t have to be able to draw to enjoy the class! We will be using a basic all-purpose Hunt 56 pen nib. All supplies furnished, but feel free to bring your own materials if you wish. An apron is recommended. Fun with Erupting Watercolor Paints Instructor: Roy Krauss Cost: $3 • Monday May 15 1-2:30p Come and have fun with color, baking soda, flour, vinegar and salt! Watch the paints blend into a beautiful mix of colors and designs. After creating an erupting watercolor picture we can have some fun doing an absorption art work using glue, salt and watercolor. All materials furnished. Do It! Instructor: Ed Puhr Cost: $10 for the series Tuesday May 9, 16, 23 & 30 10a – 12p As easy as splashing in a tub of water, beginning a new venture of art expression is the same. Just determine what medium you want to attempt, such as, oils, acrylics, pastels, or watercolors then buy the necessary tools for some creative like brushes, paper, canvas boards, canvases, a wooden board, or whatever you deem appropriate for your masterpiece. If pencil or charcoal is your choice, bring these tools for the venture. What size brush? What kind of paper? What kind of canvas board? Whatever you are comfortable with determines the size and shape of the tool you use. And bring a favorite picture, an object, an image, or whatever fits your imagination for doing creatively. Tools: brushes, paper, canvas boards, #2 pencil, erasers, sharpener, your choice of medium, fixative, rags, 2 small containers for mixing and cleansing purposes.... just supply the tools needed for your choice of medium. Please pre-register. Step by Step Watercolor Instructor: Chris Bryant Cost: $10 • Thursday May 18 12:30 – 2:30p In this class you will learn how to paint a vase of Pansies with Watercolor. The technique will be taught in easy to follow steps and you will take home a finished painting! Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, watercolor paper at least 11x14, water spray bottle, brushes, washcloth. Special Needs Craft Class Cost: $2 • Monday May 22 1-3p 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.

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Games / Pool Schedule

Pool Schedule

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. Rummy Tuesdays 12-4p • Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game. Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p • Cost: FREE Like to play bridge? This is the place for you. 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. 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. You will make new friends! Pinochle Wednesdays 1p • Cost: FREE A trick taking card game for four Rook Thursdays 1p • Cost: FREE Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards and a

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special group of people. Please join us!

Lap Pool Schedule:

Partner Pass Pinochle Thursdays 3:30p • 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.

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.

Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Fridays 12:30p • Cost: FREE If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicating bridge. Join the fun! Mahjong Fridays 1p • Cost: FREE Mahjong is a Chinese game of skill, strategy and chance Bingo Tuesday, May 16 11:00a 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.

Senior Lap Swim M-F 1:30-3:30p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Our senior lap times are offered to individuals 55 years of age and older Water Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 9-10a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Power Walking Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 10-11a Cost: $2 per session or $20 per month This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. All equipment is provided. Evening Aerobics Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T &Th 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Aqua Mix Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod T &Th 9-10a; Sat 9:15-10:15a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month

Looking for a challenging workout? This class is a mix of shallow end and deep end aerobics. While in the deep end floatation belts are used to keep you afloat while doing exercises. The focus is on toning, cardiovascular strength, endurance and core work. No swimming skills are needed. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Cardio Waves Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod M-W-F 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month This is a high intensity water aerobics program geared towards individuals who are looking to push their limits! All equipment is provided. Therapy Pool Schedule: Adult Only Open Therapy Adults & Seniors M-W-F 7-10a; T & Th 7-11a; M-W-F 6-8:45p; Sat 9-11a Cost: $2 per visit or $25 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) An adult only time for therapy that you can engage in activities of your choice to fit your therapeutic needs. This pool is for low impact swimming. You will not be allowed to jump, splash or make big waves. Silver Sneakers® Splash Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11:45a-12:45p Cost: $3 per class (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) A fun low impact program geared toward senior citizens looking to improve the quality of their social life and physical well-being. Arthritis Class Adults & Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11-11:40a Cost: $3 per class (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.

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Fitness Focus

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Fitness Focus Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a • Cost: $2 Instructor: Sue Pentz One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Love Handles Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30a • Cost: Free Instructor: Sue Pentz A thirty minute class which focuses on the core muscles. Silver Sneakers® 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30p Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Jamie Aiello 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 Fall Prevention Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a Cost: $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Concerned about falling, this is an excellent program to help prevent falls. Low-impact Tai Chi modified for seniors. Easy on the joints, recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC for arthritis relief and fall prevention, Stretching, body alignment and slow, controlled, mindful movement. Improve your body and your mind. Qigong Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon

Cost: $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook ‘Q’ means energy and ‘Gong” means work. Qigong is a system of ancient Chinese self-healing exercises that combine proper body alignment and slow, controlled movement that is coordinated with breath and mental focus. This class is a moving meditation class including gentle movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body. Class also includes warmups, stretching, breath work and learning one of the most popular Qigong forms for health and relaxation. It benefits all chronic conditions and you will leave feeling energized and relaxed. Silver Sneakers® Yoga Tuesdays, 11:45a and 1p • Thursdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) • Instructor: Judy Jackson Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Senior Hatha Yoga Wednesdays, 6p • Cost: $5 Instructor: Carrie Maggard This class is for the beginner to intermediate participant. Learn the most basic Yoga moves with Flow and Hold Yoga moves. Zumba Zeniors Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15a • 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. Double Trouble Fridays, 8:30-9:30a • Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Fowler This circuit workout uses a variety of formats to keep you motivated while improving your overall fitness. By training with free-weights, resistance-bands, and bodyweight this workout will give you an exciting range of strengthening, stretching, balance, and core exercises. This class will also incorporate the use of MPCC’s new Eye Play system. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Brain-a-Cise Thursdays, 4:00pm • 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 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. Turtle Trek Challenge in the Parks Turtle Trek Challenge is on! During the months of April and May, we challenge you to walk a marathon (total distance of 26.2 miles). Report your mileage weekly, complete a marathon distance, and you’ll receive a t-shirt and enjoy a celebration lunch at Meredith Pavilion on May 31. During the challenge, you will find Senior Services staff at different locations at designated times to cheer you on and offer a little additional challenge to your walk. Transportation will be offered from MPCC on Monday evening May 8, at 4:30pm to Willow Springs Park and on Tuesday May 23 at 9:00a to Winged Deer Park disc olf area. Let’s get walking while you enjoy an Active Life through Active Living with your friends at MPCC/Johnson City Senior Center! Sponsored by Dominion Senior Living and Home Instead Senior Care

Fitness Tidbit! Move More!

“Exercise improves your health.” You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-health benefits of getting active. There are easy ways to add this type of activity to your daily routine: • • • • • • •

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Park the car farther away from your destination. Get on or off the bus several blocks away. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. Take fitness breaks instead of cigarette or coffee breaks. Walk, stretch or do some office exercises. Perform gardening, yard work, heavy house cleaning, or home-repair activities. Avoid labor-saving devices; turn off the self-propel option on your lawn mower or vacuum cleaner, and hide all of your TV remotes. Exercise while watching TV. For example, use hand weights, a stationary bike or treadmill, stretch, or perform body-weight exercises such as crunches, push ups and squats. Keep a pair of comfortable walking or running shoes in your car and office. You’ll be ready for activity wherever you go! Walk while doing errands. The good news is that it’s never too late to start an active lifestyle. No matter how old you are, how unfit you feel, or how long you’ve been inactive, research shows that starting a more active lifestyle now—through consistent, moderateintensity activity—can make you healthier and improve your quality of life.

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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

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

(423) 282-1521 •

Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City This past month we had the opportunity to welcome San Francisco 49ers Daniel Kilgore, to have lunch at Dominion Senior Living. He was able to socialize with the residents, reminisce on their past hobbies, and share his story with everyone. Concluding their meal, Ray and Ralph invited Daniel to show him a hobby very special to them, their paintings. It was an honor for Daniel to see Ray and Ralph’s paintings, and for them to share something they are so proud of. Everyone has something important to share whether it is a story, a personal item, or a hobby. We have the privilege every day to stop what we are doing and take a little time to listen, and that is such a blessing!

Honoring God Through Service to Seniors • Assisted Living & Memory Care • All-Inclusive Monthly Rates • Caring compassionate 24/7 nurses and caregivers • Complete array of in-house services and amenities

Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City 2412 Knob Creek Rd. • Johnson City • (423) 930-9001

Senior Lifestyles May 2017  

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