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Senior Lifestyles Volume LXXVIII NO. 61

May 2019

Warm up for Spring at the Senior Center!

Hikers / Walkers Page 3

Healthy Living Page 7

Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts Page 13

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JCSC Foundation News Johnson City Senior Center Foundation - Who Are We? The Johnson City Senior Center Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization administered by a group of volunteers appointed by the Commissioners of Johnson City. The Foundation raises dollars to help support the center’s Community Health and Activity Coordinator, Jeanne Clarke, RN; fellowship program for low income seniors, day trip support; Senior Chorale through an Arts Grant match; and Christmas boxes for low income seniors. The Foundation’s major fundraising efforts include: Pickleball Tournament (October 25 & 26, 2019); Kroger Rewards program; donations from our senior center members and Christmas box donations. The Foundation will be kicking off our Spring Appeal for donations. Members will be receiving an appeal letter and donation card. Please consider making a donation to our Foundation. For more information please see staff. Also, check out our website:

May 2019

We Service Vacuum Cleaners too! Johnson City Sewing Center 111 Broyles Drive Suite 4 Johnson City, TN 37601


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!

May 2019

Hiking, Walkers & Talkers

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Walkers & Talkers*

Hip Hikers*

Buffalo Mountain, Johnson City See Hiking 101 for description of hike.

AT-Coon Den Falls to AT, Carter County, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $2 Thursday, May 9, 7:30a Trail is located in the Dennis Cove area of Carter County and loops 3.6 miles around the Coon Den Falls area. The trail has some challenging sections with an elevation gain of 1020 feet. It is rated as an Intermediate trail. Bring a snack or light lunch and plenty of water. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling; returning to MPCC by 2:00p.

Willow Springs Park, Johnson City (Ages 50+) Cost: Free Wednesday, May 15, 9:30a The trail consists of 1.5 mile paved surface loop around Willow Springs Park. The trail is flat and provides a pleasant view of the area. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 11:30a.

Hiking 101* Buffalo Mountain, Johnson City (Ages 50+) Cost: Free Tuesday, May 7, 9:30a The trail consists of 1 mile section to Huckleberry knob to view the Johnson City area. City Naturalist Connie Deegan will provide an interpretive viewpoint of flora and fauna. The trail is rated as Easy with some elevation gain. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 1:00p.

Martha Sundquist State Reserve, Tennessee Gulf Trail, Hartford, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $5 Thursday, May 16, 7:30a The fairly flat Tennessee Gulf Trail offers visitors a pleasant hike through rhododendron and magnolia trees along the Gulf Fork of Big Creek in Cocke County. The trail crosses the Big Creek several times via rustic eastern hemlock bridges, two of which are named for people who were instrumental in the acquisition of the forest and construction of the trail. The trail is out and back and is 7.0 miles long. Bring a snack or light lunch and plenty of water. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; returning to MPCC by 3:30p. AT Shook Branch to Watauga Dam, Carter County, TN (Ages 50+) Cost: $2 Thursday, May 30, 7:30a Hike the AT from Shook Branch to Watauga Dam. The trail follows the lake edge while slowly climbing to the Watauga Dam. The views from the dam are great. The trail is rated as intermediate and is a total of 5.5 miles out and back. Bring a snack or light lunch and plenty of water. Transportation van from MPCC and carpooling if needed; 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.

Learning, Computers

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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, 10:30a-12:00p 8 Week Series beginning May 1 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 May 1. Level 1 French (Ages 18+) Wednesdays, 1:00p-2:30p 8 week series beginning May 1 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 May 1. 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. and see for yourself. Genealogy Club (Ages 50+) Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 16, 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. This month’s film is “Run Lola Run”. Please Preregister.

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 4346229 to set up an appointment. AARP Drivers Safety Class (Ages 50+) Instructor: Diana Davis Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers to be paid to the Instructor on the day of the class Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and 9, 12 -4p Some of the topics the class will cover: • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car • The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today • Ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities • The effects of medications on driving (Source: AARP) and more. Please pre-register. Meet the Author-Rich Babbitt Friday, May 10 10:30a Cost: Free  “From PAPERBOY to BOOMER” highlights the work standards, people practices, business basics, and leadership skills that were instilled in us when we were only 13 and 14 years old!  It’s a fun look at the basics of the Boomer Work Ethic:  Self-initiative, Self-motivation, and Self-discipline. ABC’s of Medicare Monday, May 13 10:30a Cost: Free Instructor: Harley Jeter, FTAAAD, TN SHIP Volunteer Coordinator/ I&A Assistance

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Are you confused about Medicare and your options? This program will answer your questions. This class will also cover Extra Help (LIS) and Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) eligibility. These Medicare programs help individuals pay on their co-pays for medications or help pay on the Part B of Medicare. You will not want to miss the informative class. Please Preregister. Transferring Pictures from Your Camera or Phone to a Thumb Drive Wednesday, May 22 2 different Sessions will be offered: Morning Session: 9:00a – 11:30a Afternoon Session: 1:00p – 3:30p Cost: $5 Instructors: Maureen Mulroy and Betty Hall Do you have hundreds of pictures sitting in your camera and phone and haven’t a clue how to get them printed? Then bring your working camera or phone, cable and/or cord, and a thumb drive to one of these “How To” training sessions. Preregistration required by May 20, seats are limited. “50 Years of Spaceflight, from the Moon to … Mars?” Thursday, May 23 10:30a Cost: Free Instructor: Dr. Gary Henson Department of Physics, Astronomy, & Geology at E.T.S.U. This summer will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission and Dr. Gary Henson will be back at the Center to lead a fun, informative and interactive class on Spaceflight throughout the years. Don’t miss out. Please Preregister.

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. Amara Carberry – One-on-One (Adults 50+) Cost: $10 pre-register Mondays, May 6, 13, 20 Appointments are from 12:30-1:30p and 1:302:30p Computer and Mobile Device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay.

Outings, Travel

May 2019


Iris Festival in Greeneville (Ages 50+) Saturday, May 18 Leave MPCC at 9:15a, return approx. 4p Cost: $2 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 wheel-thrown 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. The Johnson City Senior Center Dandy Line Dancers will be performing from 10:45a-11:30a, so go watch and support one of our volunteer groups. Please Pre-register. Jonesborough Storytellers Guild Tuesday, May 21 leave MPCC 6p, return approx. 9p Cost: $1 for transportation, $3 for Seniors, $5 for general admission to be paid at the door

Travel Corner Join us for a trip to the International Storytelling Center for a night of entertaining tales from the minds of Jonesborough Storytellers guild. Guests will need to bring $ 3 or $5 cash to be paid at the venue. Seats are limited. Please Register by May 17. Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 9 for the monthly meeting of JCSC Seniors on the Go. Focus on Fall is the theme for May’s meeting. Join us at 3:00 pm for refreshments, information and time with travel friends. Final payments for the Mackinac Island trip are due by May 8, 2019. It’s not too late to sign up to enjoy this fabulous 7 night trip that includes 2 nights at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, 15 meals, Island carriage tour, Soo Locks dinner cruise, and the beauty and fun of the Lilac Festival/horse-drawn Lilac parade. Sightseeing to and from Mackinac Island includes National Museum of the Air Force, Henry Ford Museum, Ford Rouge and Greenfield Village.

Island. There is much to see, including the Bay of Fundy, Peggy’s Cove, Grand Pre National Historic Site, Cabot Trail, Anne of Green Gables Historic sites, a whale watch tour, Portland Head Lighthouse, and a fun ride on the CAT Ferry from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth, NS. This trip includes 10 dinners, 1 lunch, 11 breakfasts, transportation, lodging and admission to the attractions listed. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit eastern Canada!

In November, escape the cooler weather and relax before beginning the hectic holiday season with an enjoyable tour to Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Departing on Monday, November 4, this tour includes 8 meals, a visit to the Fountain of Youth, dinner and show at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, narrated cruise on St. John’s River, and guided tours of Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Your deposit of $144 per person holds your seat; final payment due by August 28.

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For baseball fans, you will have the opportunity to see the Atlanta Braves play the Phillies on Wednesday evening, September 18, followed by an afternoon game on September 19. Trip includes tickets to games, transportation, and an overnight stay at the Hampton Inn Cumberland. Only $225 per person double occupancy. Must register and pay in full before August 12; a deposit of $120 reserves your seat. Call or stop by the Senior Services desk for information about travel with JCSC Seniors on the Go!

Say goodbye to summer with a 12-night tour to Bar Harbor, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward

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Senior Lifestyles

May 2019

Healthy Living, Games

May 2019

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Healthy Living


Free Fasting Blood Sugar Screening (18+) Wednesday, May 1, 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. *Please note that this screening will now be offered the first Wednesday each month. Jeanne can check your blood sugar at other times by appointment.

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. Ladies Monday Bridge Club (Ages 50+) Mondays 1p Cost: FREE Like to play bridge? This is the place for you.

Cooking Healthy for 1 or 2 (18+) Monday, May 13, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: Whitney Marshall, UT Extension Don’t give up on preparing healthy meals just because you are only cooking for yourself. Get recipes and new ideas for healthy, delicious meals that are quick, easy and budget friendly. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. CBD ~ Hype or Hope? (18+) Wednesday, May 15, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: KariLynn Dowling, PharmD, MPH, BCACP CBD (cannabidiol) products are now found on nearly every street corner. Users claim that it helps everything from chronic pain and sleep problems to anxiety in pets. Have you wondered if CBD might be helpful for you or whether you should steer clear? Learn more about exactly what CBD oil is, potential uses, safety concerns, reliability, and effectiveness. Please call 423434-6237 to pre-register. Atrial Fib Facts (18+) Thursday, May 16, 12:30-1:30p Cost: FREE Speaker: Spencer Maden, NP, MSMG Cardiology Get the facts about atrial fibrillation, one of the most common abnormal heart rhythms. A fib increases your risk of stroke and other heart related conditions. Symptoms, treatment options and prevention strategies will be discussed. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. Be Skin Cancer Savvy (18+) Monday, May 20 11-11:30a Cost: FREE Speaker: Pam Davis, MS, PA-C, pH7 Dermatology As the weather gets warmer, let’s take this opportunity to examine our skin for any changes or suspicious areas that might be skin cancer. Learn about the different types of skin cancer, what to look for and the importance of sun protection. Early recognition and treatment are crucial. Free optional skin cancer screening will be offered following this brief talk. Please schedule a separate appointment if interested in the screening. Please call 423-434-6237 to preregister. Skin Cancer Screening (18+) Monday, May 20 11:30-12:30p Cost: FREE If you have a suspicious spot or mole that you

would like to have checked, please schedule an appointment. Limited time slots are available. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. Get to Know Medicare (18+) Thursday, May 23, 11a-12p Cost: FREE Speaker: David Varney You get to choose the Medicare coverage you want every year, but understanding your options can be overwhelming. Gain a better understanding of Medicare and get your questions answered. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose (18+) Wednesday, May 29, 10:30-11:30a Cost: FREE Speaker: Jared Gullett, RPSGT, Regional Sleep Manager, Ballad Health Learn about the impact of sleep on our overall health and get tips for getting a better night’s sleep. Common sleep problems, sleep testing and possible solutions will be discussed. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. Delay the Disease ~ Parkinson’s Exercise Programim (18+) Monday, May 13, 1-2p – Intro Session for first time participants Classes meet Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-2p ~ starting May 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! Pre-registration is required by calling 423-4346237. COMING IN JUNE Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery (18+) Tuesday, June 4, 5:30-6:30p Cost: FREE Speaker: Misty Jenkins, RN, MSN, ONC, Director of Orthopedics, JCMC Learn about the latest options for hip, knee, shoulder and ankle replacement. Find out what to expect before and after surgery plus practical information to assist in your recovery. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. Freedom From Smoking (18+) Tuesdays, June 4 – July 16, 5:30-6:30p Cost: FREE Facilitator: Daniella Davis, BSPH, CPS I If you have been thinking about quitting and you need a little nudge, here is your chance to become tobacco free! This 8 week series through American Lung Association is a proven way to quit and stay quit. Finding your path to a smoke-free life is easier with the right help! Come learn more. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register.

Tri-Ominos (Ages 50+) Tuesdays, 9a-12p Cost: Free Rummy (Ages 50+) Tuesdays, 12-4p Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game.

Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge (Ages 50+) Fridays 12:30p If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicate bridge. Join the fun! Mah-jongg (Ages 50+) Fridays 1p Cost: FREE Mah-jongg is a tile-based game similar to gin rummy. The object of the game is to collect winning sets of these domino like tiles. Bingo Tuesday, May 21 11a Sponsored by Visiting Angels

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 Open 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!

Fadwa Alfairouz interned with the Johnson City Senior Center for 400 hours.”

May Special Events

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7:45 Fasting Blood Sugar



10:00 As the Page Turns

8:30 Outshine Fitness 10:00 Beginning Bridge Lessons (Lesson 10 of 11) 1:00 Perspective Drawing 1:00 Stained Glass 7:00 Friday Night Dance Senior Prom –Jerry Pierce

1:00 Level 1 French (Session 1 of 8)

10:00 Volunteer Meeting 12:00 Camera Question Session 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 1:30 Video Series-The Arts


10:30 ABC’s of Medicare 10:30 Knitting-Skill Building Series





7:30 Hip Hikers-Coon Den Falls 10:00 Writer’s Circle 12:00 AARP Driver’s Safety 1:00 Pottery Class 3:00 Learn to Play the Ukulele 3:00 Creative Card Making 3:00 Seniors on the Go

8:30 Outshine Fitness 10:00 Beginning Bridge Lessons (Lesson 11 of 11) 10:30 Meet the Author – Rich Babbitt 1:00 Perspective Drawing 1:00 Stained Glass 6:30 JC Grand Squares





9:30 Hiking101/ Walker & Talkers-Buffalo Mountain 10:00 “Try Us Out” 10:00 Beading Class

9:00 Constituent Services

11:00 Cooking Healthy for One or Two 1:00 Intro to Watercolor



10:30 Knitting-Skill Building Series

11:00 Bingo

11:00 Skin Cancer Info 11:30 Skin Cancer Screening

6:00 Jonesborough Storytellers Guild Outing 6:30 Next Step Photography Club

12:30 Crochet a Sampler Afghan 1:00 Intro to Watercolor

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10:30 Introduction to French (Session 1 of 8)


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10:30 Introduction to French (Session 2 of 8) 12:00 AARP Driver’s Safety 1:00 Level 1 French (Session 2 of 8)

9:30 Walkers & Talkers Willow Springs Park 10:30 Introduction to French (Session 3 of 8) 11:00 CBD –Hype or Hope? 1:00 Level 1 French (Session 3 of 8) 1:00 Genealogy Club 1:30 A History of Impressionism


9:00 Transferring Pictures (Morning Session) 10:30 Introduction to French (Session 4 of 8) 1:00 Level 1 French (Session 4 of 8) 1:00 Transferring Pictures (Afternoon Session)


10:30 Introduction to French (Session 5 of 8) 10:30 If You Don’t Snooze, You Lose 1:00 Level 1 French (Session 5 of 8) 1:30 A History of Impressionism

7:30 Hip Hikers Martha Sundquist State Forest 12:30 Atrial Fib Facts

1:00 The Film Club


10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:30 50 Years of Spaceflight 11:00 Get to Know Medicare

8:30 Outshine Fitness 1:00 Perspective Drawing 7:00 Friday Night Dance – Shooter Band

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9:15 Iris Festival Outing


8:30 Outshine Fitness 1:00 Cooking With Roy 6:30 JC Grand Squares

1:00 Pottery Class 3:00 Learn to Play the Ukulele


7:30 Hip Hikers-Shook Branch 8:00 Aging Well Conference 3:00 Beginning to End…Canvas Creations 5:30 Beginning to End…Canvas Creations


8:30 Outshine Fitness 9:00 Music Arts Camp 1:00 Stained Glass

May 2019

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. 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: A Separate Peace by John Knowles June: Kinfolks: Falling Off the Family Tree by Lisa Alther

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

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Volunteers Ready, Set, Serve…..Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Training Meeting Monday, May 6, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms Artist Name Angel Adams • Light refreshments will be served Order#: 62-181277 Colonial Hil Retirement Center • See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers • Come and enjoy a fun activity!

luxury living at Colonial Hill

(Ages 18+) 3rd Thursday of every month 1p Cost: Free This month’s film is “Run Lola Run”.

Coming in June..... The Washington County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) will host the annual Senior Crime Prevention Academy on Friday, June 14 at 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Johnson City Senior Center.   Presentations will include Active Shooter, Distracted Driving and Elder Abuse.  Program is free.  Refreshments.  Door Prizes.

3207 Bristol Highway Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-6903

Retirement Center

Ongoing Events, Sports

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May 2019

Ongoing Events

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 men’s and women’s doubles table tennis is a great way to keep your brain and body active. Pickleball (Ages 18+) Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a Each Tuesday and Thursday 10a-12p Cost: FREE

Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles. Bowling League (Ages 55+) Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-2131649 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.

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

May 2019

JC Parks Summer Art Camps 2019-Registration opens April

57 Colors and Nothing to Paint!

Do you have an enormous selection of art supplies and don’t know what to do with it all? Discover how to use art supplies in ways you can’t even imagine to produce fantastic, one of a kind nothing to somethings. Breakfast and lunch provided by Johnson City Schools. Location: Keystone Community Center Date: June 3-7 Time: 9-2 Ages: 6-12 Cost: $75

Adventure under the deep blue sea and throw a towel on the gritty moist sand. Create dodging 3D Sea Creatures, racing rainbow fish, giving the Octopus high five’s, and prickle the spiny Sea Urchin. Snacks will be available.

Get your play on and throw your smock upon. Play stations will be available for dress up play, games, make a snack, and watch videos, reading, relaxing, and painting all you want. Snacks will be available.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: June 19, 20, 21 Time: 9-12 Ages: 4-5 Cost: $50

Teach Me Art Camp

Would you like to lead an art activity, a game, or a song that you have created and teach friends how to do it? It takes a little practice, but you can get the hang of it. Friends will create and teach a variety of art and the class will follow. I can’t wait to learn from you guys and most of all have fun. Breakfast & lunch provided by Johnson City Schools Location: Keystone Community Center Date: July 8-12 Time: 9-2 Ages: 6-12 Cost: $75

Senior Services, Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.

Cupcakes & Pretty Pancakes

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: June 12, 13, 14 Time: 9-12 Ages: 4-5 Cost: $50 Join the fashion food world creating tasty cupcakes and sticky licks pancakes. We will celebrate the most popular chocolate cupcake decorating with ice cream cones, icing, sprinkles, and fun toppings. We will make pancake sculptures with endless shapes and designs topped off with warm syrup. Arts & crafts and fun games will also be on hand.

Beach Boys Camp

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Friday May 31, 2019

Playdate and Messymate

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: June 26, 27, 28 Time: 9-12 Ages: 4-5 Cost: $60


Children will design and build a lemonade stand with flair and appeal, make signs, choose their recipe. Lemonade sales will be donated to Jump Start Seed Swap and Pollination Program that educates the public on soil, seeds and plants that are used in everyday life. Snacks will be provided.

Location: Memorial Park Community Center Date: July 17, 18, 19 Ages: 4-5 Time: 9-12 Cost: $40

JC PARKS MOUNTAIN GAMES An Outdoor Adventure Party! June 8, 2019 - 10am to 1pm @ Legion Street Pool Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing & Disc Golf $5 Entry Fee At The Gate Call (423) 461-4850 For Info

A Partnership With Mahoney's Outfitters

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Select one class from each session

Third grade – Senior Adults Preregister by May 29

Free Includes group activities

Registration/introduction: 9 a.m. Session 1: 9:15-10:45 a.m. Keyboard/note reading: Gail Morris Hand chimes: Cherry Smith Stringed instruments/ukulele: Terry Countermine Art class (card/box making): Gretchen Culp Session 2: 11 a.m.-noon Keyboards/note reading: Gail Morris Intro to boomwhackers and rhythm instruments: Cherry Smith Stringed instruments/ukulele: Terry Countermine Art class (card/box making): Gretchen Culp Lunch: Noon Movement to dance games/line dancing: 12:45-1:30 p.m. Evaluations/performances: 1:30-2 p.m.

For more info, call 423-434-6226

Memorial Park Community Center – 510 Bert St. Saturday, May 18, 2019 Noon-2 p.m. Celebrating Johnson City Parks and Recreation’s 75th Birthday! Join us for some old fashion fun, music, games, snacks, entertainment, candy stations, face painting, birthday cupcakes and inflatables. Concessions will be available for sale. For more info, call 423-434-5749

Mother's Day Tea MAY 4, 2019


In honor of Mother’s Day we are inviting girls and their mothers, guardians, or grandmothers to a special tea party. Light refreshments will be served during this time. We will also complete a special craft. Bring your camera; there will be plenty of photo opportunities! Pre-registration is required. $5/person. Ages 6+. 510 Bert Street. Pre-registration required by May 3rd. Call 423-434-5749 for more info.

Dance, Special Events

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Line Dance with Martha (Intermediate Level) (Ages12+) Mondays 3:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $6 or SilverSneakers® Discount Come learn how to line dance. You will be having so much fun, without even realizing that you are exercising! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Ballroom Dance (Ages 50+) Wednesdays 5:15p Cost: Free Bring a partner or come alone. More men are needed to join the group.

Advanced Square Dance (Ages 50+) Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p Cost: $6 Instructor: Carol Beebe This is an advanced square dancing class so some experience is recommended.

Ballroom Dance Practice (Ages 50+) Thursdays 1p Cost: FREE Come and enjoy an afternoon of ballroom dancing. Dandy Line Dancers (Ages 12+) (Advanced Line Dancing) Thursdays 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: FREE This is a volunteer group, which not only practices during this time frame; they also go out into the community and perform. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Johnson City Grand Squares (Ages 50+) Second and Fourth Fridays 6:30-8:30p Cost $6 Instructor: Phyllis Summers.

Roaring 20s Senior Prom (Ages 50+) May 3 7-10p MPCC Gym Cost: $5/person, $7/couple Tickets must be purchased by May 1. No tickets sold at the door. Jerry Pierce is the band for the evening. Friday Night Dance (Ages 50+) May 17 7-10p MPCC Gym Cost: $5 at the door Shooter band will be our guest band tonight.

Coming in June! West Coast Swing Dance (Ages 18+) Each Wednesday in June 6-7:30p West Coast Swing instruction is now being offered at the Johnson City Senior Center! The classes are offered to all ages who have an interest and want to learn the basics and have fun practicing at the same time!

Special Events “Try Us Out” (Ages 50+) Tuesday May 7, 10-11a Cost: Free Are you new to the center or want to know more about our programs that we offer, then you don’t want to miss our “Try Us Out” session. This will be a session to meet staff, find out what programs we offer, take a tour and ask questions about the center and its programs. You will also be given information about any new programs being offered in the next month. Light refreshments will be served and some free try it out vouchers for certain classes will be given. Please register with the front desk or call 434-6237 to reserve your spot. JCSC Seniors on the Go (Ages 50+) Thursday, May 9, 3-4:30 p Cost: Free It’s time to start planning for 2020! You are invited to attend the monthly meeting of JCSC Seniors on the Go to give your input and ideas for charter trips as well as day outings. We are still accepting reservations for the 2019 motor coach trips. If you plan to travel to Mackinac Island, Nova

Scotia, or Amelia Island/Jacksonville, please sign up now! The Cape Cod trip is full, but we are accepting names on the waiting list. Sign Up Now! Aging Well Conference (Ages 18+) Thursday May 30 8-2:30p Keynote speaker for the event – Dr. Terry Eckmann from Minot State University Cost: $15/includes lunch Please register and pay at the front desk. You will also register for 3 breakout sessions when you register. Breakout sessions include: Exercise to Keep You Young, Down-sizing Being Clutter Free, Emotional Well-being As You Age, How to make Your Dollar Go Further, Nutritional Needs As You Age and Senior Resources. For more information call 434-6237. Music Arts Camp (Ages 3rd Grade through Senior Adult) Friday , May 31, 9a-2p Cost: Free The Johnson City Senior Chorale wants to invite you to join in on the fun. This free camp, which won the 2018 Southeastern Association of Area

Agencies on Aging “Positive Images in Aging Award,” is open to third-graders through seniors and offers instruction from educators and experienced teachers in a number of music, art and movement classes. Participants can select two of the specialized classes and join in several group activities. Lunch will be provided. Instructors include Cherry Smith, Terry Countermine, Gail Morris, Gretchen Culp and the Johnson City Senior Chorale. Sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Johnson City Senior Center Foundation and the Johnson City Senior Center. Learn basic music skills, stringed instrument skills, exciting crafts and much more! Please register in person at the senior desk. Spaces are available.

May 2019

May 2019 Piano Lessons Band Instrument Lessons (All Ages) 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 Knitting ~ Skill Building Series (Ages 18+) Instructor: Deb Burger Cost: $10 per class Every Monday except the first Monday of the month 10:30-11:30a 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.” 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: May – “Things That Make You Laugh”, June – “Gardens”. Camera Question Sessions Cost: Free Instructor: Members of the Amateur Photography Club First Monday of each month 12-1p Need some help figuring out how to use the digital camera you just bought or inherited? Then bring your camera, manual, lenses, cables, thumb drives, and various sundry camera stuff to the pre-meeting of the Amateur Photographers Club on the first Monday of every month, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Participants will be matched up with a club member who has/had a similar camera and would be willing to serve as a mentor. Crochet a Sampler Afghan (Ages 18+) Instructor: Deb Burger Cost: $10 per session Monday May 20 12:30-1:30p 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)

Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts 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 and other senior adult communities. Video Series – The Arts (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free First Monday of Each Month 1:30 – 3p In this exciting series of classes we will learn about Art History, Drawing Technique, American and European Art and Great Artists and their Masterpieces. Bring a note pad or sketchpad for discussion and notes. A History of Impressionism (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free Last Wednesday of Each Month 1:30-3p 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. 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. Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer (Ages 18+) Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: Free Tuesdays 12:30 – 2p 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. 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. Learn to Play the Ukulele (Ages all) Instructor: Don Burger Cost $20 for the series, includes materials fee Thursday May 9 & 23 3-4p 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.

Needle and Fiber Arts – Community Service Project (Ages 18+) Cost: Free Tuesdays 3–5p We need Knitters and Crocheters!! Due to a large and generous donation of yarn we will be crocheting and knitting Afghans and Blankets for those in need. 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. 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. Acrylics Class (Ages 50+) 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.

Sewing Class - A Community Service Project (Ages 18+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: Free Wednesday May 1, 8, 29 1-3:30p We have a surplus of fabric which has been donated to the center. In an effort to give back to the community, we want to be a blessing to those in need by sewing oversized lap quilts and/or pet beds. Sewing machines will be set up and all supplies will be made available to make them. These will be donated to the community. 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. Senior Chorale (Ages 50+) 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.

Stained Glass Class (Ages 18+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: $5 per session Friday May 3, 10 & 31 1-3p

Come and explore the beautiful and centuries old Art of Stained Glass. You will be guided in the techniques and skills needed to create works of art with the correct materials and equipment. All materials furnished and you will take your creation home with you. Please preregister and pay. Open Craft Time (Ages 50+) Cost: Free Fridays 3-5p Take advantage of our beautiful creative space! Bring a project and work in the company of other crafters. Just clean up when you are finished and please don’t store items at the Center.

Page 13 Beginning to End….Canvas Creations (Ages 10+) Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: $8 per class Two classes offered - Same paintingChoose the time that works for you! Thursday May 30 3-5:30p Thursday May 30 5:30-8p No talent required, need to have a desire to learn! 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.

Beading Class (Ages 18+) Instructor: Lisa Jackson Cost: $15 Tuesday May 7 10a – 12p Join Lisa for a wonderful and informative class on the Art of Beading! Lisa has been beading and teaching for years and loves to share her skills and knowledge in her classes. Please purchase supplies at Cindy’s Crafts, 2532 Old Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, TN, 37601, 423-926-0050. The list of supplies will be there. Please pre-register and pay by the Friday before class. Creative Card Making (Ages 10+) Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Thursday, May 9 3-4:30p Come learn card making skills and you’ll never have to buy another card from the store! You will learn stamping, cutting, punches, embossing, and more! This month we will be making an assortment of cards! All supplies will be furnished. Don’t delay, seats are limited! Please register by May 7. Pottery Class- Handbuilding (and more) (Ages 18+) Instructor: Don Burger Cost: $20 for the series Thursday May 9 & 23 12:30-2:30p 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 pre-register and pay, class size is limited. Intro to Watercolor (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ally Amore Cost: $2 per session Second & Third Monday of Each Month 1-3p 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 Friday May 24 1-3p The Art of Making Basic Sushi Join Chef Roy for another food preparation class! He will be teaching the art of Shushi making with an easy to learn technique, starting with the basic California roll and some simple variations. All materials provided, an apron is recommended. Please pre-register.

Perspective Drawing (Ages 18+) Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free Friday May 3, 10 & 17 1-3p During the Renaissance, artists discovered the secret of how to create realistic three dimensional drawings on a two dimensional surface. This class will be an overview of how to create this illusion in your drawings. You will learn how the eye organizes space and how to create realistic drawings as the eye sees. All materials furnished.

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Pool Schedule

May 2019

Grief Support If you or someone you know needs grief support, please attend one of our support groups.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Memorial Park Community Center.

510 Bert St • Johnson City, TN 37601

E x p e r i e n c e a t r a d i t i o n o f c a r i n g.

(423) 282-1521 •

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Pool Schedule / Fitness Focus

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Pool Schedule

Fitness Focus

Lap Pool Schedule:

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.

(Ages 18+) Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Qualls One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges.

Aqua Mix Aerobics

Silver Sneakers® Classic

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.

Fit & Toned

(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.

(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

(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.

(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.

Water Aerobics

Therapy Pool Schedule:

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Senior Lap Swim

(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

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.

Silver Sneakers® Circuit

(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.


(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. Evidence-based studies show that Qigong practice can improve a wide variety of chronic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, MS, and Parkinson’s disease, while reducing stress and promoting emotional health and mental function. With adaptations this class is appropriate for everyone regardless of physical limitations and can be done seated in a chair.

All Out Fitness

(Ages 18+) Tuesdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 Instructor: Lauren Qualls Blast your cardio fitness level through the roof with the best of any type of cardio training the instructor feels like throwing at you! You will challenge your aerobic threshold every time so come prepared to get your cardio on!


(Ages 18+) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45a Cost: $2

Instructor: Lauren Qualls Pilates is an exercise system of movements that uses the mind and the body to enhance muscular strength, improve flexibility and overall health and wellness. Pilates movements requires control of your own body to properly execute precise repetitions during exercise. All movements will be performed on exercise mats so participants are encouraged to bring their own mat to each class.

Stretch and Sculpt Yoga

(Ages 18+) Tuesdays & Thursdays 11-12:15p Cost: $5 Instructor: Dixie Neth Join us for a softer, gentler, more flowing class. There will be mostly floor work and encouragement of those who are stiff and suffering from winter cold. This will be a breath of fresh air as we explore the world of yoga postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques.

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

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.


(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!

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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

May 2019

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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Senior Lifestyles Newsletter May 2019