Senior Lifestyles Volume LXXVIII NO. 63
SUMMER FUN at the Senior Center!
Hikers / Walkers Page 3
Healthy Living Page 7
Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts Page 13
JCSC Foundation News Did You Know?
We want to say thank you to those who have made a donation to the Johnson City Senior Center during our spring drive. If you have not made a donation you still have time. We also want to say thank you to Watauga Orthopedics for being our tee shirt sponsor for our 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament to be held October 25 and 26, 2019. The Johnson City Senior Center Foundation Board is working on many projects for our local seniors: Revamping our Christmas box project to meet the needs of our low income seniors, developing more fundraising ideas to help your senior center, and helping to promote the Johnson City Senior Center. Coming in August, the foundation is planning an event at Cardinal Park. Watch for more details.
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Please call 434-5723, 48 hours in advance to reserve a meal or if you need to cancel a meal that you have already signed up for. Sign up sheets are also available outside of the dining room.
Congregate Meals will be served from 12:00-12:15 for those who have registered. At 12:15 continuing until 12:25 if there is food available, it will be served to those who did not register but have shown up to eat lunch. Please register in advance to ensure your meal!
Hiking, Walkers & Talkers
Walkers & Talkers* Erwin Linear Path, Erwin, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $1 Wednesday, July 17, 9:30a The trail is paved and mostly flat, coursing through the Cherokee National Forest northwest of Banner Hill. It winds through wooded areas and past natural ponds and wetlands lakes, as well as past light industrial areas on the western edge of the town of Erwin. Walk will consist of approximately 3 miles with a stop for ice-cream on the return to the center. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 12:30p.
Hiking 101* Pine/River Loop Hampton Watershed, Hampton, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $1 Tuesday, July 2, 7:30a Walk through a pine and hardwood forests down to the Doe River and the entrance of the Doe River Gorge. The trail is two loops that total 2.5 miles. The trail does have some elevation gain and rocks but is generally considered easy. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 2:00p.
Bays Mountain, Lakeside Loop, Kingsport, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $2 Tuesday, July 16, 8:00a Hike a 2.8 mile loop around the Bays Mountain Reservoir and enjoy views from the dam, beaver activity and hear the howls of wolves. The trail is rated easy to moderate with slight elevation gain. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 2:00p.
Hip Hikers* AT-Devils Fork Gap to Flint Mountain Shelter, NC (Ages 50+) Cost: $0 Thursday, July 11, 7:30a Hike the AT from Devilâ€™s Fork Gap to the Flint Mountain Shelter. The hike is an out and back for a total of 5.2 miles with an elevation gain of 553 feet. The trail is rated as moderate and provides views of wild flowers and luscious forests. Bring a snack or light lunch and plenty of water. Carpooling from MPCC; returning to MPCC by 3:00p. Laurel Run Trail, Laurel Run Park, Church Hill, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $3 Thursday, July 18, 7:30a From the Laurel Run Park, on the north side of Bays Mountain, forms the backdrop for this rewarding hike. Hike from flatlands along the Holston River up a gorgeous, once-inhabited mountain valley, where you can view two waterfalls, in addition to several rustic home sites and even intact log buildings. We will hike to the Kiner Hollow Trail intersection and turn around to return to Laurel Run Trailhead. Trail is rated as intermediate with some rocky sections.
Overall distance will be 4.2 miles with 620 feet of elevation change. Bring a snack or light lunch and plenty of water. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling; returning to MPCC by 2:00p. Gentry Creek Falls, Laurel Bloomery, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $4 Thursday, July 25, 7:30a The Hike is out to the Gentry Creek Falls located in the Cherokee National Forest. The hike takes you to see a beautiful set of double waterfalls. This is a relatively flat hike but has rocky sections. There are numerous creek crossings with opportunities for wet feet. The trail is rated as moderate and is a total of 4.5 miles. Bring a snack or light lunch and plenty of water. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling; returning to MPCC by 2:00p. Preparation is the key to success! Remember to use your Hiking Checklist to pack for each trip. If you do not have a checklist, please contact the front desk to receive one.
Lifelong Learning Conversational Spanish (Ages 50+) Mondays, 2-3p Cost: Free Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo If you have some knowledge of Spanish, would like to learn more, or refresh your speaking skill. Mr. Ceffalo was a language instructor at ETSU, Milligan and NE State. Please Pre-register. Introduction to French (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 10:00a-11:30a 8 Week Series beginning July 10 Cost: Free Instructor: Lise Spaller Come join our fun new class if you are interested in learning the French language and about French culture from a native French speaker from Paris and former teacher. Pre-registration is required before first class. Registration will close after July 10. Level 1 French (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 11:30a-1:00p 8 week series beginning July 10 Cost: Free Instructor: Lise Spaller Level 1 French is recommended for those participants that completed the Introduction to French series. Participants will continue to be immersed in French culture and language. Pre-registration is required before first class. Registration will close after July 10. Level 2 French (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 1:00a-2:30p 8 week series beginning July 10 Cost: Free Instructor: Lise Spaller Level 2 French is recommended for those participants that completed the Introduction to French series and Level 1 French. Participants will continue to be immersed in French culture and language. Pre-registration is required before first class. Registration will close after July 10. Johnson City German Club (Ages 18+) Thursdays, 10a-12p Cost: Free People of all ages and skill-levels are welcome. Attendance is not required. Our goal is to promote the lifelong learning of the 3 C’s (Conversation, Composition, Culture) associated with the German language. Everyone receives free meeting minutes & special reports in German with English translations and full-color pictures. These documents are available via E-mail, a BLOG, and a limited number of complimentary paper copies brought to each meeting. Check us out on Mr. Pollock’s BLOG at http://herrpollock. livejournal.com and see for yourself.
Genealogy Club (Ages 50+) Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, July 17, 1-3p Cost: Free Everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner or you have experience working on your family tree. This will be an informal meeting to talk about all things Genealogy. Please Preregister. The Film Club (Ages 18+) Third Thursday of every month Thursday, July 18, 1-4p Cost: Free Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Ages 50+) Do you have questions about Power of Attorney when it comes to healthcare but don’t have funds for legal services? Or do you know someone who has a need without funds? Make an appointment to meet one on one with Wesley Wilson. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 434-6229 to set up an appointment. Digital Photography “Boot Camp” (Ages 18+) 1 Week Course Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 9a-3p Cost = $25 for the 1 Week Course If you are ready to stop taking “snap shot” pictures and start taking photographs, then this fundamentals of photography course is for you! Each of the 10 sessions will focus on an essential skill, followed by a hands-on reinforcement activity, and an analysis of the photos taken. Field trips will be scheduled to broaden participants application of photographic principles learned and skill specific workshops, e.g. photo mounting/matting will be taught. Pre-Requisites: Participants must know how to take and transfer pictures from their camera to a thumb drive. Since this is a full day course, students will need to make arrangements for lunch. Refreshments will be available. Limited space available. Register by July 11. Legal Aid-Estate Planning Clinic (Ages 18+) Thursday, July 25 – 2:00-4:00 pm 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.
Computers Open Computer Lab (Ages 18+) Members of the Center will be able to check out an Access card to the Computer Lab at the Senior Front Desk to gain entrance into the Lab from 8:00a-5:00p, Monday through Friday. Times/Availability subject to Change Need help purchasing a computer, laptop, MacBook Pro, cell phone, iPad or a tablet? Call 423-434-6229 for assistance in choosing the right one for you.
Betty Hall – One-on-One (Adults 50+) Cost $15 – 1.5 hour class Call for Appointment information Computers, Laptops, Mobile Phones, iPhone, Samsung and Smartphones. iPads, all Tablets. Macbook Pro, Chromebooks. Please bring device, prepay and register.
Outings, Travel Corner
Outings Sunflower Festival in Mountain City
Planetarium at E.T.S.U.
“From the Earth to the Universe”
Saturday, July 13 Leave MPCC at 10a,
return approx. 3:00p
Thursday, July 18 10:00a,
Cost: $2 for Transportation
return approx. 12:00p
Join us as we visit the 15th year of Sunflower
Festival fun in downtown Mountain City! Arts,
Join Dr. Gary Henson, Planetarium Director-
Craft, Food, Live Music and Entertainment, and
Department of Physics and Astronomy, as he
so much more! Lunch on your own at the festival.
leads you on an adventure through space. The
Register by July 12.
planetarium now houses a new state-of-the-
We invite you to wear your red, white and blue and join your friends at JCSC Seniors on the Go for the monthly travel meeting. We will enjoy refreshing watermelon and talk travel! Our adventurous travelers meet on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm. Please register by July 9 if you plan to attend the July meeting. New travel friends are always welcome. Have you made your reservations for the upcoming Atlanta Braves baseball trip and the November escape to sunny Florida? See flyers for all the details.
Mark your calendar for October 22 for the annual travel show – this is where you’ll find information on the 2020 charter trips, enjoy delightful refreshments, and be entertained by the Sweetwater Troubadours. Call or stop by the Senior Services desk for information about travel with JCSC Seniors on the Go!
art full dome digital projection system which Fun Fest and The Has Beens
immerses the viewer in computer simulations
Big Band Dance
and animations. It offers a virtual reality
experience in space. The recently updated
Monday, July 15 Leave MPCC at 2:30p,
planetarium has a great domed ceiling which
return approx. 8:30p
creates a realistic view of outer space. The
Cost: $2 for Transportation
program will be “From the Earth to the Universe”
We will arrive at Fun Fest around 3:00p, you are
a brief journey of celestial discovery, from the
free to walk around and visit all the vendors that
theories of the ancient Greek astronomers
the festival has to offer. At 5:30p, dance or listen
to today’s grandest telescopes. Please Pre-
to music played by The Has Beens Big Band at
the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Please Pre-register. Tennessee Riverboat Co. Luncheon Cruise (Ages 50+) Wednesday, July 24 Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Leave MPCC at 9a,
return approx. 4p
Tuesday, July 16 Leave MPCC at 9:00a, return
Enjoy a beautiful day outside with your friends
Cost: $6 for transportation, $7 to be paid at
and enjoy a great lunch while cruising the
Convention Center for entry to Fair
river in Knoxville! The lunch cruise includes a
This is a fantastic opportunity to see and
wonderful buffet, 1.5 hour cruise and either a
purchase all sorts of handmade products in one
narration from the Captain or Entertainment from
location as well as see how many of them are
one of our local entertainers. The cost covers
made as craftsmen often make their products
transportation, boat ride, lunch and gratuity.
and do demonstrations at the Gatlinburg
Limited seating, no refunds.
Craftsman Fair! The fair is located inside the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg. You can expect to find some of the best arts, crafts, and music at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair as it has been voted one of the Southeast’s “Most Popular Events” with 200 booths of incredible crafts! If you are not interested in the Craft Fair, you can shop in downtown Gatlinburg for the day. Lunch will be on your own. We will leave Gatlinburg at 4:00p. Register by July 15.
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Healthy Living, Games
Cancer ~ Thriving and Surviving (18+) Mondays, July 1-August 5, 9-11 a Cost: FREE This workshop series can be the turning point between enduring everyday life with cancer and enjoying life to the fullest! The program will not conflict with existing programs or treatments. If you or someone you love has endured and survived cancer, this series can help you take control of your life again, learn to deal with the effects of cancer, make better nutrition and exercise choices and offer support and encouragement. We will meet once a week for six weeks. Class size is limited and preregistration is required. Please call 423-4346237 to pre-register.
Hand & Foot Canasta (Ages 50+) Monday 1p Cost: FREE Come and play this card game. If you don’t know how, no worries, they will teach you how.
Free Fasting Blood Sugar Screening (18+) Wednesday, July 10, 7:45-9:45a Cost: FREE Stop by the nurse’s station for a free blood sugar check (done by fingerstick). For best results, do not eat or drink anything except water 8-12 hours prior to testing. Jeanne can check your blood sugar at other times by appointment. Delay the Disease ~ Parkinson’s Exercise Program (18+) Wednesday, July 10, 1-2p – Intro Session for first time participants Classes meet Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-2p ~ starting July 15 Cost: $48 for 12 session series Instructors: Deb Fogle, ATC & Jeanne Clarke, RN This evidence based exercise program is designed specifically to empower people with Parkinson’s to take control of their disease and help delay the progression of symptoms. Exercises are aimed at promoting greater mobility, improved balance, increased confidence, independence and hope! Preregistration is required by calling 423-434-6237. Medicare 101 (50+) Tuesday, July 16, 10:30-11:30a Cost: FREE Speaker: Andrew Price, Mackie’s Medicare Shop Medicare and all it’s parts can be confusing. Each person has their own set of concerns and needs. Andrew will explain everything you need to know about starting Medicare and answer your specific questions. This is an educational event so no sales materials will be available. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. Protein for Fitness ~ Seniors May Need More (18+) Monday, July 22, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: Andrew Clark, PhD, RD, LDN, ETSU Research is showing that as we age, our need for a protein-rich diet becomes even more important for good health. Not getting the right amount of protein in intervals throughout the
day can put you at risk of deteriorating muscles, compromised mobility, slower recovery from illness and even loss of independence. Hear the latest from Dr. Clark, Professor of Clinical Nutrition & Associate Dean of Research at ETSU. Get tips for boosting your protein, recommended amounts and overall nutrition advice for seniors wanting to age well and stay fit. Please call 423434-6237 to pre-register. Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias ~ How Do They Differ? (18+) Wednesday, July 31, 10-11a Cost: FREE Speaker: Tracey Wilson, Alzheimer’s Tennessee There are several brain diseases that can impair thinking and memory and judgement. Alzheimer’s, vascular dementias, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease and others all impact cognitive function. Gain a better understanding of the differences in symptoms, progression and treatments. Getting the right diagnosis is important in order to get the best care and plan for the future. Please call 423434-6237 to pre-register. Ask a Nurse (50+) Cost: FREE If you have a health question, would like more information about your medication, lab result or a health condition, feel free to stop in and ask the nurse. We can discuss your diabetes or other chronic condition or dietary concerns. Available as drop in or by appointment by calling 423-4346235. COMING IN AUGUST CVD Appalachia Conference II Friday, August 30, 2019 8am - 5pm Location: Holiday Inn, Johnson City, TN This conference focuses on prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases in Central Appalachia. Notable speakers, complimentary meals, exhibitors, CME credit. Register @ www. etsu.edu/com/cme * If interested in transportation from the Johnson City Senior Center to this event, please register for transportation at the senior desk or at 423434-6237.
Ladies Monday Bridge Club (Ages 50+) Mondays 1p Cost: FREE Like to play bridge? This is the place for you. Rummy (Ages 50+) Tuesdays, 12-4p Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game. Mexican Train Dominoes (Ages 50+) Tuesdays 12:30p Cost: FREE This fun loving group would love to play this game with you or teach you how to play. You will leave having made new friends Scrabble Group (Ages 50+) Tuesdays 5:30p Cost: FREE Come join this group who loves to test their spelling with the luck of the draw of tiles. The more the merrier. Dictionaries are provided.
Pinochle (Ages 50+) Wednesdays 1p Cost: FREE A trick taking card game for four Chess Club (18+) Wednesdays, 1p Cost: FREE COpen to all skill levels. Come join our new group. Rook (Ages 50+) Thursdays, 1p Cost: FREE Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards and a special group of people. Please join us! Beginner Bridge Fridays, 10a Cost: Free Come play with this informal group. Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge (Ages 50+) Fridays 12:30p If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicate bridge. Join the fun! Mah-jongg (Ages 50+) Fridays 1p Cost: FREE Mah-jongg is a tile-based game similar to gin rummy. The object of the game is to collect winning sets of these domino like tiles.
Secrets of Growing Younger! (50+) Monday, July 15, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: Lori Hamilton, RN, Director of Healthy Initiatives, Food City We can’t keep from growing older in years, but there are some secrets to growing younger in mind, body and spirit. Join Lori for this lively session and be inspired to take some simple steps toward growing younger and healthier. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register.
115 Woodlawn Drive • Johnson City, TN • (423) 975-0095
July Special Events
9:00 Cancer ~Thriving & Surviving 10:00 Volunteer Meeting
7:30 Hiking 101- Hampton Watershed 10:00 “Try Us Out”
Closed for July 4th
7:00 Friday Night Dance-Shooter Band
1:00 Amateur Photography Club
9:00 Cancer ~Thriving & Surviving 9:00 Constituent Services 10:30 Knitting
4:30 Year In review Celebration
1:00 Intro to Watercolor 1:30 Video Series-A History of European Art
9:00 Cancer ~Thriving & Surviving 9:00 Digital Photography Boot Camp 10:30 Knitting 11:00 Secrets of Growing Younger 1:00 Intro to Watercolor 2:30 Fun Fest Outing
8:00 Hiking 101 Bays Mtn. Lakeside Loop 9:00 Gatlinburg Craft Fair Outing 9:00 Digital Photography Boot Camp
10:30 Medicare 101 6:30 Next Step Photography Club
9:00 Cancer ~Thriving & Surviving 10:30 Knitting 11:00 Protein for Fitness~ Seniors May Need More
9:00 Cancer ~Thriving & Surviving 10:30 Knitting 1:00 Crochet a Sampler Afghan
7:45a Fasting Blood Sugars 10:00 Introduction to French (Session 1 of 8) 11:30 Level 1 French (Session 1 of 8) 12:30 Watauga Raft Trip 1:00 Level 2 French (Session 1 of 8)
17 9:30 W&T Erwin Linear Path 9:00 Digital Photography Boot Camp 10:00 Introduction to French (Session 2 of 8) 11:30 Level 1 French (Session 2 of 8) 1:00 Level 2 French (Session 2 of 8) 1:00 Genealogy Club
9:00 TN Riverboat Outing 10:00 Introduction to French (Session 3 of 8) 11:30 Level 1 French (Session 3 of 8) 1:00 Level 2 French (Session 3 of 8) 1:30 A History of Impressionism
10:00 Introduction to French (Session 4 of 8) 10:00 Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias~ How They Differ 11:30 Level 1 French (Session 4 of 8) 1:00 Level 2 French (Session 4 of 8) 1:30 Video Series-Impressionism
7:30 Hip Hikers- AT- Devils Fork to Flint Mtn. Shelter 10:00 As the Page Turns 10:00 Writer’s Circle 12:30 Pottery 3:00 Learn to Play the Ukulele 3:00 Seniors on the Go
1:00 Stained Glass
7:30 Hip Hikers Laurel River Run 9:00 Digital Photography Boot Camp 10:00 Planetarium at ETSU Outing 1:00 Pencil Drawing-Shading Technique 1:00 The Film Club 3:00 Canvas Creations
7:30 Hip Hikers-Gentry Creek Falls 10:00 Writer’s Circle 12:30 Pottery 2:00 Legal Aid Estate Planning Clinic 3:00 Learn to Play the Ukulele 5:00 Canvas Creations
6:30 JC Grand Squares
10:00 Sunflower Festival Outing
9:00 Digital Photography Boot Camp 1:00 Op Art 7:00 Friday Night Dance – Kids Our Age
1:00 Stained Glass 1:00 Cooking With Roy 6:30 JC Grand Squares
Volunteers, Groups & Meetings
Groups & Meetings Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Mondays at 2p (Ages 50+) Join us for this open discussion Bible study. Share what you have learned throughout the years.
Wednesdays at 10a (Ages 50+) For each month an area clergyman leads a four-week Bible study.
Thursdays at 8a Ages 50+) Men’s Bible Study.
Constituent Services (Ages 50+) Cost: Free 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9-11a Bill Darden, a representative of Congressman Phil Roe will be available to discuss concerns and issues that you may have
Some of the ways that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance: • Senior Citizens: Social Security and disability • Students: financial aid, entrance to U.S. Service Academies • Veterans: VA claims and military service problems • Small Business: SBA loan applications, technical assistance and interpretation of federal regulations Home Buyers: FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems
As the Page Turns (Book Club): (Ages 50+) Free Books Provided 1st Thursday of month 10a. (For July, As the Page Turns will meet on July 11) 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: July: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware August: Grace of Silence by Michele Norris
Writer’s Circle (Ages 50+) Cost: Free 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10a Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion within the group.
The Film Club (Ages 18+) 3rd Thursday of every month 1p Cost: Free Join
Washington County S.A.L.T. Council The Washington County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meet on a quarterly basis. The next meeting will be held at the Jonesborough Senior Center and will be in September. The Tennessee Department of Health will be presenting on Emergency Preparedness.
Ready, Set, Serve…..Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Training Meeting Monday, July 1, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms * Light refreshments will be served * See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers * John Suits with the American Red Cross will be our guest speaker * Come and enjoy a fun activity!
Ongoing Events, Sports
Lifestyle Sports Senior Basketball (Ages 40+) Each Monday 10a Cost: FREE Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot a-rounds Senior Billiards (Ages 18+) Monday-Saturday 7a-8p Cost: FREE Men and women are welcomed to play. There are four well maintained tables. All levels of experience are welcome.
Doubles Table Tennis (Ages 50+) Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30a-12p Cost: FREE Senior menâ€™s and womenâ€™s doubles table tennis is a great way to keep your brain and body active. Pickleball (Ages 18+) Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a Each Tuesday and Thursday 10a-12p Cost: FREE Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles.
Bowling League (Ages 55+) Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-202-7155 or Holiday Lanes at 423-282-6521 for more information. Join us for lots of fun, exercise, and meet new friends. Must be 55 or older. For fall leagues, sign up and bowl for free at Noon on August 15, 19 or 20. Family Pickleball Night (All Ages) Thursdays 6-8p Cost: Free Bring the family and enjoy this popular growing sport. Nets will be set up on the 2 gym courts.
Some paddles and pickleballs will be available at the recreation desk to check out for your play.
Just for Kids
Memorial Park Community Center 510 Bert St.
Aug 12 – Dec 2o, 2019 Ages 6-12 Monday-Friday 3:15-5:15 ONLY $10
August 17, 2019
per month or one-time payment of $50
10-11 a.m. - Ages: 3-6
It's never too early to offer opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, and this new event is designed for just that. Preschoolers will begin by running the bases at TVA Credit Union Ballpark (Cardinal Park), jump on their bicycles (with training wheels), tricycle or Big Wheels and ride a designated distance, then finish at a watery but safe finish line. Please bring swimsuits, towels, helmets and bikes for your little ones. Snacks will be available.
Memorial Park Community Center
Registration: Early registration: July 15 - August 9 - $10/person Late registration: August 10 - 16 - $15/person - NO race day registration Register in person at MPCC or online at myjcparks.org
For more info call 434-5749
Sign up today!
Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.
Yoga instructor Nicole Hunt will lead three new yoga classes @ MPCC Prenatal Yoga
Memorial Park Community Center a division of Johnson City Parks and Recreation
To register go to www.myjcparks.org
510 Bert Street Johnson City, Tn 37601 434-5749
Register in person @MPCC on or before day of class. For more information, call 423-434-5749.
Dance, Special Events
Line Dance with Martha (Intermediate Level) (Ages12+) Mondays 3:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $6 or SilverSneakersÂŽ Discount Come learn how to line dance. You will be having so much fun, without even realizing that you are exercising! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Ballroom Dance (Ages 50+) Wednesdays 5:15p Cost: Free Bring a partner or come alone. More men are needed to join the group.
Dandy Line Dancers (Ages 12+) (Advanced Line Dancing) Thursdays 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: FREE This is a volunteer group, which not only practices during this time frame; they also go out into the community and perform. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Johnson City Grand Squares (Ages 50+) Second and Fourth Fridays 6:30-8:30p Cost $6 Instructor: Phyllis Summers.
Advanced Square Dance (Ages 50+) Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p Cost: $6 Instructor: Carol Beebe
Friday Night Dance (Ages 50+) July 5 7-10p MPCC Gym Cost: $5
This is an advanced square dancing class so some experience is recommended.
Shooter Band will be the guest band tonight. This is our Veterans dance
Ballroom Dance Practice (Ages 50+) Thursdays 1p Cost: FREE
Friday Night Dance (Ages 50+) July 19 7-10p MPCC Gym Cost: $5
Come and enjoy an afternoon of ballroom dancing.
Kids Our Age will be our guest band tonight.
Special Events Rafting Watauga River (Ages 50+) Cost: $42.00 Wednesday, July 10, 12:30p Departure from MPCC Whitewater adventure on beautiful Watauga River. The trip begins below the Wilbur Dam and provides 6 miles of scenic adventure with class I & II rapids. Each raft will include a professional guide and pre-trip safety instructions. Transportation van from MPCC will be provided for a limited number. Returning to MPCC by 5:00p. Please register at with the front desk or call 434-6237 to reserve your spot.
The Year in Review Celebration Tuesday, July 9 4:30-7p Cost: Free Join Senior Center Staff in a celebration of our past year highlights and accomplishments and see whatâ€™s coming in the future. Dinner will be served and special entertainment before staff presents our accomplishments for the past year and looking ahead to the upcoming year. Must preregister at the front desk or call 434-6237 by July 5th.
July 2019 Amateur Photography Club (Ages 18+) Cost: Free First Monday of the month 1-3p If you are just starting out, or want to brush up on your skills, take field trips and photos then come and join us! Photo themes: July – “Angels and Corners” August – “Travel”
Creative Card Making is taking a Break in July! (Ages 10+) Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Heart Strings (Ages 50+) Cost: Free Tuesdays 10a–12p Bring your instrument and join in this open group, playing a variety of songs including old hymns, bluegrass, country and folk music.
Musical Voices (Ages 50+) Cost: Free Mondays 1- 3p Join this welcoming group if you desire to sing gospel music and share the joy of music with local nursing homes.
Community Service Needle and Fiber Arts (Ages 18+) Cost: Free Tuesdays 1–4p We need Knitters and Crocheters!! Due to large and generous donations of yarn we will be crocheting and knitting for community service. Afghans and Blankets for those in need and Hats, Scarves and Gloves for the Girls Inc. Christmas party in December. Come and join in on this fun and meaningful project! You can either bring your own needles and hooks or use what we have here.
Acrylics Class (Ages 50+) Instructor: Art Holsclaw Cost: $10 Wednesdays 12:30–2:30p Join “Art” Holsclaw to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. Registration deadline is Monday before each class. Feel free to come by and visit during class to see what it is all about and if you would like to sign up.
Writer’s Circle (Ages 50+) Cost: Free Second & Fourth Thursdays 10a-12p Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion with the group.
Open Craft Time (Ages 18+) Cost: Free Fridays 3-5p
Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts Take advantage of our beautiful creative space! Bring a project and work in the company of other crafters. Just clean up when you are finished and please don’t store items at the Center.
Video Series – A History of European Art (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free July 8 1:30 – 3:00pm 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.
A History of Impressionism (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free Last Wednesday of Each Month 1:30-3:00pm In this video series we will explore the fascinating Art movement known as Impressionism. Impressionism is a movement that emerged in 1870s France. Rejecting the rigid rules of the beaux-arts (“fine arts”), Impressionist artists showcased a new way to observe and depict the world in their work, foregoing realistic portrayals for fleeting impressions of their surroundings.
Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer (Ages 18+) Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: Free Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:00 pm 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.
Piano Lessons Band Instrument Lessons (Ages all) Instructor: Wreatha Terry Cost: $15 per 30 min lesson Did you know that we offer private music lessons? Wreatha is a retired PhD music professor with a passion for teaching. All levels of ability are welcome – beginners to advanced. Classes will be scheduled: Monday ~ 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45am & 3:30pm. Wednesday ~ 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45am Thursday ~ 8:00, 8:45am & 3:30, 4:15pm Friday ~ 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15
Learn to Play the Ukulele (Ages all) Instructor: Don Burger Cost $20 for the series, includes materials fee Second & Fourth Thursday of Each Month 3:00-4:00pm
Is learning to play the Ukulele on your bucket list? Here is your opportunity! Don will cover basics, as well as new skills for those with some experience. Pre-tuned instruments will be available in this class. If you are new to the class please check with the front desk and contact Don before signing up.
Pencil Drawing Made Easy (Ages 18+) 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.
Sewing Class - A community service project (Ages 18+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: Free Wednesday July 17, 24 & 31 1-3:30pm We have a surplus of fabric which has been donated to the center. In an effort to give back to the community, we want to be a blessing to those in need by sewing oversized lap quilts and/or pet beds. Sewing machines will be set up and all supplies will be made available to make them. These will be donated to the community.
Knitting ~ Skill Building Series (Ages 18+) Instructor: Deb Burger Cost: $10 per class Every Monday except the first Monday of the month 10:30-11:30am Come as often as you need to, working through 5 skill building projects. Work at your own speed, come when you need instruction and when you have finished the projects you will be able to read patterns and have the skills to tackle any project labeled intermediate on your own or in another group. Pattern books are provided and you may use any worsted weight yarn you choose. Deb Burger is a published author of both books and patterns in knitting and crochet. She has taught both crafts extensively in guilds, camps, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, and at her yarn shop in Jonesborough. She is a retired teacher who also loves reading, gardening, and making art in many media. She welcomes Righties, Lefties and those who have believed they are “too clumsy” or “have no talent.”
Crochet a Sampler Afghan (Ages 18+) Instructor: Deb Burger Cost: $10 per session Last Monday of each month 1-2pm If you know basic crochet stitches, here’s your chance to learn to read patterns and add more complex stitch combinations
to your repertoire. Each month we will make a new block, and at the end of the year we will join the blocks to make heirloom blankets. You will need an H or I hook and 3 colors plus white yarn (#4 medium/worsted)
Stained Glass Class (Ages 18+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: $5 per session Friday July 12 & 26 1:00-3:00pm
Intro to Watercolor (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ally Amore Cost: $2 per session Second & Third Monday of Each Month 1-3pm
Come and explore the beautiful and centuries old Art of Stained Glass. You will be guided in the techniques and skills needed to create works of art with the correct materials and equipment. All materials furnished and you will take your creation home with you. Please preregister and pay.
In this ongoing class you will learn about mixing colors, perspective, composition, and other tips and ideas to complete beautiful paintings. A subject will be available to paint, you can bring your own ideas, or you can paint what you are already working on. We will have a critique at the end of the class with comments and suggestions from each other. You will need a sketchpad and pencils, 140 pound watercolor paper, watercolors and brushes. If you don’t have your own supplies they will be provided for you.
Cooking with Roy (Ages 18+) Instructor: Roy Krauss Cost: $8 Last Friday of Each Month 1:00-3:00pm Join Chef Roy for another food preparation class. Always fun, informative and tasty! Recipes and instructions will be provided. All materials furnished, an apron is recommended. Please pre-register.
Pottery Class- Handbuilding (and more) (Ages 18+) Instructor: Don Burger Cost: $20 for the series Second & Fourth Thursday of Each Month 12:30-2:30pm We will use slab, coil and pinch technique to make simple, yet practical and artistic pieces. Projects will be seasonable and versatile. Suitable for all levels of ability – beginner to experienced. Don is owner and head potter at Dragonfly Cottage Pottery in Jonesborough. We are very excited to offer his FUN-ctional Art pottery classes here! Cost includes all materials and kiln firing. Please preregister and pay, class size is limited.
Beginning to End….Canvas Creations (Ages 18+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: $8 per class Two classes offered Thursday July 18 3-5:30pm or Thursday July 25 5-7:30pm No talent required! Join instructor Charline Hughes as she walks you through creating a canvas you will be proud to display in your home. Learn fundamental skills including how to add shadows, depth and dimension. This is a make and take class. All supplies will be furnished.
Op Art (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: $2 Friday July 19 1:00-3:00pm Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art is a perceptual experience related to how vision functions, giving the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, and vibrating patterns. If you would like to try your hand at something different and intriguing try this out!
Pencil Drawing – Shading Technique (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: $2 Thursday July 18 1:00-3:00pm Shading is a drawing technique used to create a strong sense of space and form. Shading is the process of adding value to create the illusion of form, space, and light in a drawing. When executed correctly, shading can make a drawing appear three dimensional and create a convincing image.
Creative Card Making is taking a Break in July! (Ages 10+) Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Please join us in August as we explore the art of card making!
Next Step Photography Club (Ages 18+) Cost: Free Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30p If you have a Basic technical knowledge of your camera, a desire to learn and experience more, understand some of the creative control functions like aperture, shutter speed, composition, use of the manual settings on your camera and ready to delve deeper in to image creation and gain a broader knowledge of photography, then Next Step Photography is for you.
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3207 Bristol Highway Johnson City, TN 37601
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We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Memorial Park Community Center.
510 Bert St â€˘ Johnson City, TN 37601
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Pool Schedule / Fitness Focus
Pool Schedule Lap Pool Schedule: 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. Senior Lap Swim (Adults and Seniors) 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: $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.
Cardio Waves (Teens, Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Heidi Perry 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.
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.
Fit & Toned (Ages 18+) Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Qualls
Pilates (Ages 18+) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Qualls
Aqua Mix Aerobics (Teens, Adults and Seniors) Instructor: Roanna Onks 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.
One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges.
Pilates is an exercise system of movements that uses the mind and the body to enhance muscular strength, improve flexibility and overall health and wellness. Pilates movements requires control of your own body to properly execute precise repetitions during exercise. All movements will be performed on exercise mats so participants are encouraged to bring their own mat to each class.
Silver Sneakers® Classic (Ages 50+) Mondays and Wednesdays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Qualls Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living.
Silver Sneakers® Circuit (Ages 50+) 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.
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. 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. 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.
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (Ages 18+) 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, 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 (Ages 18+) Mondays and Wednesdays, 12p 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. Evidencebased 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.
Stretch and Sculpt Yoga (Ages 18+) Tuesdays & Thursdays 11-12:15p Cost: $5 Instructor: Dixie Neth Join us for a softer, gentler, more flowing class. There will be mostly floor work and encouragement of those who are stiff and suffering from winter cold. This will be a breath of fresh air as we explore the world of yoga postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques.
Silver Sneakers® Yoga (Ages 50+) 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 (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 6p Cost: $5 Instructor: Carrie Maggard Learn proper alignment, poses, breathing and more all while having FUN! This is a safe environment to empower, educate and inspire you to live healthier and happier lives. Designed with beginners and older adults in mind but all are welcome to enjoy this restorative practice.
Outshine Fitness (Ages 18+) Fridays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Qualls Its back! This outdoor workout is a great class to add to your fitness regimen. By combining an outdoor walk/run with weighted exercises, this class shows instant results! The class features a “go at your own pace” format, so it welcomes all varieties of fitness levels. As your energy level and strength increase, so will the difficulty of the class.
Keep It Moving
All Out Fitness (Ages 18+) Tuesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Qualls
A supervised exercise program for individuals who have finished Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy or been told by your physician that you need to exercise but don’t know how. This program serves as the next step in your progression in establishing a safe, independent exercise program. This program requires a referral from a medical professional. This is an ideal program for the individual who is facing total joint replacement both before surgery and after finishing postsurgical physical therapy. Please contact Deb Fogle at 4346231 for more information.
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 (Ages 50+) Thursdays 3:30p Cost: Free Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body. Join us as we form a trivia team to compete in this year’s Senior Brain Games!
Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City Dominion Wants to Sock Out Alzheimer's One of our favorite events to participate in as a community and team is when we are able to come together to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease. Many lives have been touched by this disease in one way or another whether it be as a caregiver, family member, friend, or facing a diagnosis yourself. Each spring, Alzheimer’s Tennessee does a SOCK OUT Alzheimer’s Day. Everyone puts on purple and orange socks to draw people’s attention to our vision: making Alzheimer’s a memory. This is one small way our team participates and this year our team members knocked it out of the park! Everywhere you looked someone was walking past you with their pants rolled up just enough to show their awesome socks. The first Saturday in April every year we will gather with hundreds of others from around our community for our annual Light the Way Walk with the Northeast Division of Alzheimer’s Tennessee. It is events like our annual Sock Out Day, Legislative Day, and annual fundraisers that draw our attention back to the real reason that we do what we do; we have a heart for seniors and want to honor God through our service to them. It is because of the wonderful residents in our community that we will continue to work towards a future without Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Assisted Living & Memory Care All-Inclusive Monthly Rates Caring compassionate 24/7 nurses and caregivers Complete array of in-house ser vices and amenities
Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City 2412 Knob Creek Rd. • Johnson City • (423) 930-9001 www.DominionfohnsonCity.com
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: Memorial Park Community Center/Johnson City Senior Center: Monday-Friday 7am-9p, Saturday 9am-5pm
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