Senior Lifestyles Volume LVI No. 44
GET MOVING! ACTIVE AGING WEEK 2017
Gearing up at the Senior Center for Active Aging Week! Join us Sept 25-29
JCSC Foundation News Can you believe it, summer is over and Christmas is just around the corner? At least, the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation Board is gearing up for Christmas and their next fundraising event; The Christmas Box program which helps low income seniors. Their goal for this year is 250 boxes containing perishable/nonperishable food, staples, paper goods, laundry items, and personal hygiene products. There are many ways you can help with this project; find a sponsor, sponsor a box, make a donation, volunteer your time to assemble and wrap boxes, volunteer to pack the boxes, or volunteer to deliver boxes to the senior recipients. The cost to fill a box is $60. Please help us to help a senior have a Merry Christmas. Boxes will be delivered on December 19th. For more information, please see staff.
Please call 434-5723, 48 hours in advance to reserve a meal or if you need to cancel a meal that you have already signed up for. Sign up sheets are also available outside of the dining room.
Hip Hikers / Walkers and Talkers
Hiking 101 / Hip Hikers Grindstaff Memorial Thursday, September 7 Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:30a Registration deadline: September 7. Bring your own lunch Va. 601 to Lost Mtn. Shelter Thursday, September 21st. Challenging Level Leave MPCC at 7:30a Registration deadline: September 21. Bring your own lunch Hurricane Campground Thursday, September 28th. Challenging Level
Leave MPCC at 7:30a Registration deadline: September 28th. Bring your own lunch Hiking 101 Tuesday: September 12 Leave MPCC at 8:30a Return approx. 1:00p The Tusculum Linear Trail in Greeneville will start behind Doak Elementary school. This is a winding trail with some up and down hills along a paved pathway that is approximately 4 miles long there and back. Wear comfortable tennis shoes! There are benches along the way to rest and shade trees to enjoy.
Walkers and Talkers Walkers and Talkers- Buffalo Mtn. with Connie Deegan Tuesday: September 19 Leave the MPCC at 9:45a return approx. 12p Meet in the lobby Cost: $1 Come join us as we hike to Buffalo Mountain. Connie will be joining us to give us a lecture on the local flowers, trees and the surrounding habitat.
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Learning / Computers
Lifelong Learning AARP Drivers Safety Class Instructor: Jim Snodgrass Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12 and 13, 9a -1p Some of the topics the class will cover: • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car • The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today • Ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities • The effects of medications on driving (Source: AARP) and more. Please pre-register. Discover the truth about long-term care Tuesday, September 19 10a Cost: Free OneSouth Financial Group will be giving educational presentation about discovering truths about long-term care. The discussion will be centered around myths vs. facts of long-term care and how you can prepare for your future no matter where life takes you. Please Preregister. What to Plant for Autumn Including Hearty Herbs/Get your home ready for winter with house plants that clean the air. Wednesday, September 20 10:00a Instructor: “The Joyful Gardener” Jeanne Cope Cost: Free Jeanne Cope “The Joyful Gardener” will be back at the Center to get you ready for the fall and winter. She will teach you what to plant for autumn and plants for fresh air in your house for the winter. You don’t want to miss out on a chance to hear Ms. Cope share her expertise. Please Pre-register. Basic Home Maintenance 102 Friday, September 22 10a Instructor: Telena Moore Cost: Free As follow-up to the 101 class held in July, Telena Moore a Tennessee registered Professional Engineer, with a maintenance specialists, will provide basic laws and overview on self-performing basic electrical and plumbing repairs at home. Class will include show-n-tell to help provided visuals and some hands on examples. Please Pre-register. Genealogy Club Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, September 20 1p-3p Cost: Free Join us for our first meeting of the Genealogy club at the Johnson City Senior Center. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner or you have experience
working on your family tree. This will be an informal meeting to talk about all things Genealogy. Please Preregister. The Film Club Third Thursday of every month Thursday, September 21 1-4p Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, Professor at E.T.S.U. in the Media and Communication department, as he leads a monthly club that views, thinks critically, and discusses a different film each month. So if you’re a film buff or interested in learning more about film, come join us. Everyone is welcome. Please Pre-register. This month’s film will be “My Dinner with Andre” Johnson City German Club Thursdays, 9:30a-12p Cost: Free People of all ages and skill-levels are welcome. Attendance is not required. Our goal is to promote the lifelong learning of the 3 C’s (Conversation, Composition, Culture) associated with the German language. Everyone receives free meeting minutes & special reports in German with English translations and full-color pictures. These documents are available via E-mail, a BLOG, and a limited number of complimentary paper copies brought to each meeting. Check us out on Mr. Pollock’s BLOG at http://herrpollock.livejournal.com and see for yourself. Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Individual Consultation) Do you have questions about Power of Attorney when it comes to healthcare but don’t have funds for legal services? Or do you know someone who has a need w/o funds? Make an appointment to meet one on one with Wesley Wilson. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 434-6229 to set up an appointment.
Volunteers Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday, September 11, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • Light refreshments served • See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers • Guest Speaker - Rebecca Hennessee, Johnson City Senior Center Foundation • Play a game of Grands Bingo…win prizes!
Computers Internet Tools and Shortcuts Monday, September 18 12:30p Instructor: Michael Burns • Cost: Free Join Michael Burns for an introductory program on the internet; learn the basics of email, file transfers, etc. Please Pre-register. Senior Computer Camp Sign up for a One on One session with Betty. Personal Mobile Device Assistance or Join us to learn new skills, installation of apps, or set up your new mobile device. Desktops, Laptops, Cell - Smart Phones, Tablets, iPads, iPhones. Please bring mobile device. Betty Hall – One-on-one 12p Cost: $15 • M-W-F Computer and mobile device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay. Betty Hall – One-on-one 2p Cost: $15 • M-W-F Computer and mobile device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay.
Simple and Short Wills (Individual Consultation) In the month of August, Mr. Wesley Wilson will prepare simple and very short wills for individuals with the need but without the funds. The appointments will be in order they are received, as time allows. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 434-6229 to set up an appointment.
Amara Carberry – One-on-One Cost: $15 pre-register Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 Appointments from 12:30p-1:30p and 1:30p-2:30p Topics: September 7 and 21 - “How to put ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact information in phones”. September 14 and 28 – “How to Voice Search on the Internet”
Conversational Spanish will be taking a break for the rest of the year. Beginning in January 2018, Mr. Ceffalo will be offering: Beginning Spanish and Conversational Spanish.
Open Computer Lab Mondays, 9a-12p Thursdays, 10a-12p
Coming in October - Lifebook Seminar
A three session seminar to address the myriad of questions your survivors will have in the days immediately after your passing and beyond. Tuesdays, October 17 & 24 and November 7. Lifebook is an action outline that addresses the myriad of questions your survivors will have in the days immediately after your passing and beyond. Lifebook goes beyond the obvious need for a will, power of attorney, and health-care proxy. Lifebook offers you the opportunity to identify and consolidate important documents and communicate your desires where they are readily accessible to your survivors. For many Lifebook becomes a valuable resource for everyday reference. All materials are provided for this FREE seminar. Sessions begin at 6:30 and end promptly at 8:30.
Outings Dixie Stampede Senior Day Tuesday, September 19 Leave MPCC at 10:00a, return approx. 6:00p • Cost: $37 (includes, show, meal and transportation) Join us for a trip to Dixie Stampede for Senior Day. The outing will feature Health & Wellness Fair, Dixie Belle Saloon Show, and Dixie Stampede Show & Meal. Please register by September 3. Limited seats, no refunds. ETSU MEN’S FOOTBALL GAME Saturday, September 2 Leave MPCC at 5:30 return approx. 9pm • Cost: $20 for ticket and bus ride • Reserve your seat in advance • No waiting in line • Enjoy the fun atmosphere • No parking problem • No long walk Limited seating, no refunds, Register by August 26th Dixie Diners-Panera Bread Thursday, September 14 4:30p We are going for soup and sandwiches, Thursday September 14th at 4:30. Meet up with your Dixie Diner Friends at Panera’s just off State of Franklin on the hill. Sign up by Sept 12th. See you soon. Please Pre-register. Senior Expo Tuesday, September 26 Holiday Inn, 9:00am-1:00pm • Cost: Free We will be taking a bus back and forth from the Senior Center to the Holiday Inn starting at 9:00 and every half hour until 12:30. Tennessee Riverboat Co. Luncheon Cruise Wednesday, September. 27. Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 4p • Cost: $35 Enjoy a beautiful day outside with your friends and enjoy a great lunch while cruising the river in Knoxville! The lunch cruise includes a wonderful buffet, 1.5 hour cruise and either a narration from the Captain or Entertainment from one of our local entertainers. The cost covers transportation, boat ride, lunch and gratuity. Limited seating, no refunds. Must register by September 20, 2017 Celtic Festival at Tipton- Haynes Sat, Sept 23. Leave MPCC at 10a, return approx. 4p. Transportation Cost $1 • Pay at the gate! Festival Admission: $7.00 (does not include the Saturday Night Ceilidh). The bus will not be staying for any later activities. If you buy the $12 ticket you’ll need to provide your own transportation. Please register by 9-19-17. With a single can of food
to donate toward Second Harvest Food Bank, you will receive $1.00 off of a daily admission. $5.00 for Society members. The purpose of the Upper East Tennessee Celtic Society is to provide education about the culture, heritage, and contributions of the Celts and Celtic nations. The society promotes the perpetuation of Celtic culture, traditions, customs, history, art, literature, and music. Various venues are provided for recognizing and celebrating the Celts rich. The festival will be having Scottish legacy through education and activities that promote enjoyment, entertainment, physical, mental, and social benefits of the society’s members and the general public. They will have many vendors there for shopping, traditional Scottish music and clan displays. There will be traditional archery, axe throwing and heavy athletics for you to watch. Coming in October! Ragtime at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre Wednesday, October 18 Leave MPCC at 9:45a (load at 9:30a), return approx. 6p Cost: $38(gratuity not included in price) charter bus At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair…and what it means to live in America in this Tony-winning musical. Tickets will go on sale at 9:00a(a line will begin to form prior to) on September 19. No refunds, limited seats. Bush’s Beans Visitor Center and Café in Dandridge, TN Monday, October 9th Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 3:30p • Cost: $4 View a timeline of Bush Brothers & Company showing how the company changed with the times and reached customers, as well as the local community,
throughout the years. Take a walk through a giant replica can of BUSH’S® Baked Beans, showing the bean’s journey from beginning to end. See the BUSH’S® Theater, featuring a short film which includes a welcome from Jay and Duke, an overview of the Bush family history and a glimpse of the modern methods of processing and canning beans. Source: Bush’s Beans. Lunch will be on your own after the tour at the Bush’s Family Café, specializing in southern specialties. Register by October 2. Senior Day at the Knoxville Zoo Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Leave MPCC at 8:30a, return around 6p • Cost $6 Lunch on your own at the zoo, or pack your own lunch - Seniors age 65 and over are invited to enjoy free zoo admission and parking, as well as 10% off concessions and Zoo Shop purchases, on Senior Day presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory. To receive free zoo admission and parking, visitors age 65 and over should check in at the Gentry Griffey tent located at the zoo’s front entrance the day of the event and show proof of age. Register by October 1, 2017 Limited seats! Any senior under the age of 65 will be responsible for purchasing their own ticket at the gate!
Sports / Groups
Sports Senior Basketball Each Monday 10a • Cost: FREE Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot a-rounds Senior Billiards Monday-Saturday 7a-8p • Cost: FREE There are four well maintained tables. All levels of experience are welcome. Yearly tournaments held. Doubles Table Tennis Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30a-12p • Cost: FREE Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis is a great way to keep your brain and body active. Tournaments will be held annually. Pickleball Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-11:30a • Cost: FREE This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles. Join in on the fun! Senior League Golf Group Over the age of 50 and enjoy golf? EachTuesday and Thursday, weather permitting. Tee times and locations vary. Contact Gil and Bobbie Dietz at 423-926-9824 for more information. Bowling League Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-213-5861 or Holiday lanes at 423-282-6521 for more information. Fall and Winter Leagues begin soon. Must be 55 or older. Pickleball 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (September 5- September 29) 6- 7:30p • Cost: 20 Each class will build and allow you to become a pickleball player in just a few weeks. Please Pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. Pickleball 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (September 5- September 29) 10-11a • Cost: $20 Pickleball 101 will allow you to learn the game and the fundamentals of how the game is
Groups and Meetings played. Each class will build and allow you to become a pickleball player in just a few weeks. Please Pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. Disc Golf 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (October 3-October 31) 10-11a • Cost: FREE Disc Golf 101 will teach you all the different discs to use and the proper way to throw the different discs. The class will work on putts, mid- range throws, drivers and distant drivers. Equipment will be available but always recommend bringing your own discs. Please Pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. Shuffle Board 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (November 2- November 30) 10-11a • Cost: FREE Shuffle Board 101 is a great way to learn how to play the game and socialize with friends. The class will go over the rules and the setup of the game, before actual games begin. Please Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. Ping Pong 101 (Lifelong Sports Journey) Tuesday & Thursday (December 5- December 28) 10-11a • Cost: $20 This beginner’s class will teach the rules of the game and the different ways to play. No experience needed! Please Pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. Pickleball Tournament Blind Draw, Mixed Doubles Wednesday, September 6 9a • Cost: $2 This will be open to all 50+ participants Limit of 30 participants Reservation Deadline: September 4 First District, Tennessee Senior Olympics September 13 here at MPCC GYM starting at 1p Cost: $30 which includes a t-shirt All applications must be filled out and payment received, mailed in and post marked by Aug 25 Any questions please call Teresa Sutphin @ 423722-5120. Singles, Doubles and mixed Doubles. Applications will be available at the check in desks at the recreation and senior desks
Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Wednesdays at 10a For each month an area clergyman leads a four week Bible study. Thursdays at 8:00 am Men’s Bible Study. Breakfast by donation Writer’s Circle Cost: Free 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10a Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion within the group. As the Page Turns (Book Club): Free Books Provided 1st Thursday of month 10a If you like reading a variety of books and meeting new people, come join us. You are not required to join in the discussion or answer questions if you do not wish to. Book Selections: October: Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir by Michele Norris November: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald December: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Grief Support Gathering Cost: Free 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30p Sponsored by Morris Baker Funeral Home. Washington County S.A.L.T Council Cost: Free 1st Thursday of the month, 2p Location will rotate between Johnson City Senior Center and Jonesborough The Washington County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) will meet Thursday, September 7 at 2:00 at the Jonesborough Senior Center,
307 E. Main Street. Deborah Lowery, Director and Melissa Johnston, Manager, of the Heart & Soul Program will be guest speakers. Heart & Soul is a free program offered through Mountain States Health Alliance for people 60 plus. The program offers information on resources and programs in the community to help members be active, healthy and have fun. Please join us. Constituent Services Cost: Free 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9-11a Bill Darden, a representative of Congressman Phil Roe will be available to discuss concerns and issues that you may have. Some of the ways that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance: • Social Security and disability • Students: financial aid, entrance to U.S. Service Academies • Veterans: VA claims and military service problems • Small Business: SBA loan applications, technical assistance and interpretation of federal regulations • Home Buyers: FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems • Local Governments: disaster assistance, regulation compliance, and federal grant applications. • Taxpayers: IRS tax problems Veterans Monthly Meet and Greet 4th Monday of Each Month 9:30-11a • Cost: Free Join us on the 4th Monday of each month from 9:30-11:00am. Ken Sheppard leads the group and shares a specific topic each month. We appreciate Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services for the sponsorship and support of this program.
JCSC Seniors on the Go
How to Avoid the Banana Peel Instructor: Dr. Lakshmi Kallur • Cost: Free September 5, 11a-12p Dr. Kallur will present an educational lecture on preventing falls. The number one fear for seniors is the fear of falling and breaking a bone. You don’t want to miss Dr. Kallur’s presentation. Please preregister by calling 434-6237.
Active Aging Week September 25-29 It’s BINGO for Active Aging Week. Get your BINGO card from the front desk and start playing. Be active this week and try some new programs. Win with 4 corners, vertical, horizontal diagonal. Once you get BINGO, turn your card into the front desk for a prize. Only one card per person, please.
Eating for Diabetes Instructors: Crystal West, RDN, LDN from Health Resource Center Elizabeth Renfro, UT Extension • Cost: Free September 12, 11a – 12p Not sure how to eat now that you have diabetes? Learn the basics about healthy food choices and portion control plus common myths and truths about diabetes. Free samples of Diabetic Friendly recipes will be provided. This program is also good for the individual who has had diabetes for several years as a refresher of how to eat healthy as a diabetic. Please pre-register for this class.
Coming in October
Shoulder Pain (Is it Bursitis, Tendinitis, My Rotator Cuff?) Instructor: Dr. Larry Waldrop • Cost: Free September 13, 11a-12p Dr. Larry Waldrop, Orthopedic Surgeon, who specializes in shoulders and elbows will be presenting information on shoulder pain and what may be the causes and treatment options. Please pre-register by calling 423-6237. Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Instructor: Dr. Daniel Merrick • Cost: Free September 19, 11a-12p Do you have or know someone who has atrial fibrillation? September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness month and Dr. Merrick will be here to discuss this condition. Please pre-register for this session by calling 434-6237. Geriatric Depression Instructor: Judith M. Grana, M.Ed Counseling Psychology • Cost: Free Monday, September 18, 12:30-1:30p This class will talk about depression specific to the senior population. We will learn what this depression is, how it is recognized, symptoms and treatment options for help. All welcome. Please call 423-4346237 for a seat. Oh, my Aging Eyes Now You See It, Now You Don’t Instructor: Dr. Donny Reeves and Dr. Scott Gentry from Reeves Eye Institute • Cost: Free Monday, September 25, 11a-12p Dr. Reeves and Dr. Gentry will be discussing cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. A door prize will be given at the end of the session. Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237.
Diabetes Lecture Series: October 3 – Dr. Jennifer Treece What is pre-diabetes? October 17 – Dr. Varun Kohli Are you a long-term diabetic? What you should know. October 24 – Dr. Chidinma Onweni Blood Sugar Monitoring Basics October 31 – Dr. Joseph Kattakayam Diabetic Foot Care Cancer Awareness for September September is cancer awareness month for several cancers: Blood Cancer; Ovarian Cancer; and Prostate Cancer. Being knowledgeable can sometimes be one of our best defenses in recognizing potential health issues. With that said here is some basic information about these cancers: Blood Cancers: Leukemia – a type of cancer found in your blood and bone marrow caused by rapid production of abnormal white blood cells; Lymphoma – a type of blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system which removes excess fluids from your body and produces immune cells; and myeloma – cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are white blood cells that produce disease and infection fighting antibodies in your body. Ovarian Cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms but some signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include: abdominal bloating or swelling; quickly feeling full when eating; weight loss; discomfort in the pelvis area; changes in bowel habits, such as constipation; and a frequent need to urinate. Prostate Cancer is most common cancer in men in the United States after skin cancer. Prostate cancer often has no early symptoms. Advanced prostate cancer can cause men to urinate more often or have a weaker flow of urine. Talk to your doctor regarding any screening tests and any concerns you have regarding any of these cancers. Active Aging Week is September 25 - 29 To celebrate Active Aging week, pick up a BINGO card from the front desk and start playing. Check off each activity you participate in during the week and see if you can get BINGO. The center spot is free and you can win by 4 corners, diagonal or vertical. Make sure you log into MySenior Center to record your attendance in these events. Turn your card in once you obtain BINGO for a prize. Only one card per person.
JCSC Seniors on the Go will meet on Thursday, September 14 at 3:00 pm. We invite you to come make new travel friends and enjoy a social time. This is also the place where you’ll be among the first to hear about upcoming outings and overnight trips. There Washington DC trip in October is going to be a fabulous tour of our Nation’s Capital. For only $644 pp/do, you’ll enjoy 4 nights lodging, 8 meals, two guided DC tours, including an evening tour; admission to Mount Vernon, and Arlington National Cemetery. There is still space available but you need to register and pay by September 15– don’t miss out on this great tour! Mark your calendars for October 10. We’ll have a great time at the “Let’s Go Travel Show,” with lunch, entertainment, and presentations on the exciting 2018 trips. Registration is now open. Cost will be $3 per person. Lunch will be a Fiesta-themed taco bar and desserts. This month’s travel tip: MAKE A LIST of essential items about two weeks before your trip, and review it the week before. You’ll have time to shop for necessary items without pressure, and you’ll be sure to pack everything you need for a relaxing trip.
September Special Events
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1 8:30 Outshine 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance- Lightnin’ Charlie SATURDAY 2 5:30 ETSU Men’s Football Game
11 10:00 Volunteer Meeting 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Video Series-The Arts
18 11:00 Geriatric Depression 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 12:30 Internet Shortcuts and Tools 1:00 Art of Making Sushi 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
25 9:30 Veterans Meet and Share 11:00 Oh, My Aging Eyes 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Special Needs Craft Class 2:00 Betty Hall One on One Active Aging Week
10:00 Bingo 10:00 Pickleball 101 11:00 How to Avoid the Banana Peel 11:00 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 1:00 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer 6:00 Pickleball 101 6:30 Morris Baker Grief Relief
8:30 Hiking 101 9:00 AARP Driver’s Safety 10:00 Constituent Services 10:00 Pickleball 101 11:00 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 11:00 Eating for Diabetes 1:00 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer 6:00 Pickleball 101
10:00 Dixie Stampede Outing 10:00 Discover Truth of Long Term Care 10:00 Pickleball 101 6:00 Pickleball 101 11:00 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 11:00 Atrial Fibrillation Awareness 1:00 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer 6:30 Next Step Photography Club 6:30 Morris Baker Grief Relief
9:00-1:00pm Senior Expo at Holiday Inn 10:00 Bingo 10:00 Pickleball 101 6:00 Pickleball 101 11:00 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 1:00 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer
6 9:00 Pickleball Tournament 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
13 9:00 AARP Driver’s Safety 11:00 Shoulder Pain (Is it Bursitis, Tendinitis, my Rotator Cuff?) 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
20 10:00 What to grow for Autumn 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 1:00 Genealogy Club 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
27 9:00 TN Riverboat Outing 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One
7:30 Hip Hikers- Grindstaff Memorial 10:00 As the Page Turns 10:00 Pickleball 101 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 Pottery Class 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 3:00 Creative Card Making 6:00 Pickleball 101
8 8:30 Outshine 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 JC Grand Squares
10:00 Classical Creations Painting Class 10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:00 Pickleball 101 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 Pottery Class 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 3:00 JCSC Seniors on the Go 4:30 Dixie Diner’s – Panera Bread 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 6:00 Pickleball 101
7:30 Hip Hikers-Va 601 to Lost Mtn. Shelter 10:00 Classical Creations Painting Class 10:00 Pickleball 101 12:00 Step by Step Watercolor 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 The Film Club 1:00 Ecuador & The Galapagos 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 6:00 Ladies Night Out 6:00 Pickleball 101
15 8:30 Outshine 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 7:00 Friday Night Dance-Eddie Skelton
8:30 Outshine 10:00 Basic Home Maintenance 102 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One 6:30 JC Grand Squares SATURDAY 23 10:00 Celtic Festival
10:00 Classical Creations Painting Class 10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:00 Pickleball 101 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 Ecuador & The Galapagos 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 3:00 BINGOcize® 5:30 Absolute Beginner Line Dance 6:00 Pickleball 101
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29 8:30 Outshine 12:00 Betty Hall One on One 2:00 Betty Hall One on One SATURDAY 30 2:00 Line Dance Party
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7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Fit and Toned 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Open Computer Lab 9:30 Love Handles 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Tai Chi for Fall Prevention 11:15 SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1 12:00 Qigong 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Musical Voices 1:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 3:30 Line Dance w/ Martha 4:00 Chess Club 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers 6:00 Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:30 All Out Fitness 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 Heart Strings Instruments Jam Session 11:45 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 12:00 Rummy 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 SilverSneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 2:00 Needle & Fiber Arts 5:30 Scrabble Group 6:00 Mexican Train Dominoes
WEDNESDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 7:30 Fasting Blood Sugars 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 Fit and Toned 9:30 Love Handles 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Bible Study 11:00 Tai Chi for Fall Prevention 11:15 SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1 12:00 Qigong 12:30 Acrylics 1:00 Adult Coloring 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Partner Pass Pinochle 5:15 Ballroom Dance Lessons 6:00 FUNdamentals of Yoga 6:30 Advanced Square Dance 7:00 Badminton
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 8:30 All Out Fitness 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 SilverSneakers® Yoga 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 9:30 Johnson City German Club 10:00 Senior Chorale 10:00 Open Computer Lab 1:00 Rook 1:00 Ballroom Dancing 1:00 Golden Strikers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 4:00 Brain-a-Cise
7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Circuit 12:30 Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjong 2:00 Open Craft Time SATURDAY 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 10:30 Line Dance by TJ, Intermediate Level
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Dance / Events
Dance & Special Events
SUPER SPOOKY SATURDAY October 21 5-9pm 5:00-7:00 Children’s Activities & Hayride Pumpkin Hunt Sponsored by Fenders Farm 6:30 & 7:30 Storytelling 7:00-9:00 Nightmare on Bert St Haunted Walk For more info call 423-434-5749
Line Dance with Martha (Beginner/Intermediate) Mondays 3:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $6 or SilverSneakers® Discount Come learn how to line dance. You will be having so much fun, without even realizing that you are exercising!
Dolly and Me Tea Party September 9 Bring your favorite doll and join your friends for sweet treats, and cute take home crafts! Tickets can be purchased in person Aug 7- Sept 7. Please pre-register to attend.
Dandy Line Dancers (Advanced Line Dancing) Mondays 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: FREE This is a volunteer group which not only practices during this time frame; they also go out into the community and perform
115 Woodlawn Drive • Johnson City, TN • (423) 975-0095
Ballroom Dance Wednesdays 5:15p • Cost: Free Bring a partner or come alone. More men are needed to join the group. Advanced Square Dance Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p • Cost: $6 Instructor: Don Williamson This is an advanced square dancing class so some experience is recommended
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Ballroom Dance Practice Thursdays 1p • Cost: FREE Come and enjoy an afternoon of ballroom dancing Johnson City Grand Squares Second and Fourth Fridays 6:30-8:30p • Cost $6 New members welcome.
Line Dance by TJ Intermediate Level Saturdays 10:30a • Cost: $5 Ages 18+ are welcome! Line Dance Party Saturday, September 30 2-5p Cost: $3 Come join us for a fun evening of Line Dancing. Bring a snack to share with friends, drinks will be provided. Please Register by September 19. Absolute Beginner Line Dance (Level 1) Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $30 (Silver Sneaker $20) Thursdays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 5:30-7p Line dance classes for absolute beginners are being organized for the first of the year. The first series of classes known as “Absolute Beginner Line Dance Class” will meet once a week for 5 weeks. The Absolute beginner class is recommended for anyone who has never line danced before – The class starts with the very basic steps, learning the terminology and sequence of steps. This class will teach the participants how to count steps, do basic steps such as a grape-vine, scuff, toe-strut, and putting those steps together to make line dances. This class will be followed by second series of classes, “Beginner Line Dance” and it will take the participants to the next level of line dance steps. Pre-register by September 11. If anyone has any questions about the class, contact Martha at drmd72@ hotmail.com
Friday Night Dance- Come dance the night away from 7:00-10:00p. Beverages will be served. Price is $5. (SilverSneakers® discount applies for those eligible). For special dances, the ticket price is slightly higher and will be advertised as such. September 1 - Lightnin’ Charlie • September 15 - Eddie Skelton
Arts/Crafts/Performing Arts Amateur Photography Club Cost: Free • First Monday of the month 1-3p If you’re just starting out, or want to brush up on your skills, take field trips and photos then come and join us! Photo themes: February: Close Up/Black & White March: Snow, Grow, or Sew/ Photographer’s Choice April: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral/NewPeople, Place, Things May: Old-People Place, Things/Something Blue Next Step Photography Club Cost: Free • Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30p If you have a Basic technical knowledge of your camera, a desire to learn and experience more, understand some of the creative control functions like aperture, shutter speed, composition, use of the manual settings on your camera and ready to delve deeper in to image creation and gain a broader knowledge of photography, then Next Step Photography is for you. Heart Strings Cost: Free • Tuesdays 10a–12p Bring your instrument and join in this open group, playing a variety of songs including old hymns, bluegrass, country and folk music. Needle and Fiber Arts Cost: Free • Tuesdays 2–5p A gathering of folks who are interested in the fiber arts. Bring your project to work on and share ideas and skills. Join this group to share and learn and enjoy the company of others while you work. Please clean up when you are finished and don’t store items at the Center. Acrylics Class Cost: $10 • Wednesdays 12:30–2:30p Join “Art” Holsclaw, assisted by volunteer Chris Bryant, to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. Registration deadline is Monday before each class. Musical Voices Cost: Free • Mondays 1- 3p Join this welcoming group if you desire to sing gospel music and share the joy of music with local nursing homes. Writer’s Circle Cost: Free • Second & Fourth Thursdays 10a-12p Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion with the group. Open Craft Time Cost: Free • Fridays 2-5p Take advantage of our beautiful creative space! Bring a project and work in the company of other crafters. Just clean up when you are finished and please don’t store items at the Center. Adult Coloring Group Cost: Free • Wednesdays 1-2:30p Join the new trend in Adult Coloring! Bring your colored pencils, crayons, markers (or use ours) and relax and color in the company of friends and new friends. Coloring sheets will be provided or you can bring your own. Pencil Drawing Made Easy Instructor- Ann Whitson • Cost: Free Tuesdays 1-2:30p Ongoing class in pencil drawing welcomes new members. We work on basic drawing skills and techniques, such as line, shape, shading and perspective, in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. Senior Chorale Cost: Free Thursdays 10a – 12p Join this lively group who loves to sing a variety of songs
including show tunes and popular songs. This group is led by Cherry Smith. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required. Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: $15 for four sessions September 5, 12, 19, 26 11a-12p Learn to play the old time mountain Dulcimer with Willis Jones! Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This one hour session is for those who are interested in learning, have questions about the dulcimer or are very rusty in their playing technique Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer Leader: Willis Jones Cost: Free September 5, 12, 19, 26 1-2:30p This 1 ½ hour session is for those who are wanting to fine tune their skills and get together with other people who want to play a tune or two. Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. This is a volunteer group who may play out in the community Video Series – The Arts Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free Monday September 11 2:00 – 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. Special Needs Craft Class Cost: $2 Monday September 25 1:00 – 2:30pm An Arts and Crafts Class for individuals with intellectual disabilities, age 18 and over. Cost of class covers all supplies used to make class project. Caregivers, please accompany participants. Pottery Class- Handbuilding (and more) Instructor: Don Burger Cost: $20 for the series Thursday September 7 & 14 1:00-3:00pm “Autumn Leaves in Pottery” We will “branch into fall”, using a variety of handbuilding techniques to make leaf-themed projects, such a plates, bowls, vases, wind chimes and serving dishes, both made of clay leaf shapes and decorated with leaf motif. Bring your favorite leaves to press into the clay, as we “make a good impression” with our imagination and our hands! 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. Step by Step Watercolor Instructor: Chris Bryant • $10 Thursday September 21 12:00 – 2:30pm Have fun painting a Chickadee bird on a tree stump with florals. Easy to do. The technique will be taught in easy to follow steps and you will take home a finished painting. A handout of hints and shortcuts will be provided. Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, watercolor paper at least 11x14, water spray bottle, brushes, washcloth and permanent sharpie markers, fine and medium point. Classical Creations Instructor: Ed Puhr Cost: $15 for the series Thursday September 14, 21, 28 10:00am – 1:00pm Oil painters, has it crossed your creative minds how the
Renaissance painters made a beautiful painting of their pets. If you have an explorative spirit, come and learn the basics of how classical painters did it. The course is meant for the intermediate and upper levels of oil painters who are familiar with the basics, such as color, mixing, mediums and the general dynamics of sketching. Bring your supplies - oil paints, brushes, mediums, and an easel. Come prepared with a willing spirit to explore the wonderful techniques of painters such as Rembrandt, Caravaggio, or whoever your favorite Renaissance painter is. Interact with other lovers of oil painting and be the painter you are meant to be. The class is 3 hours long, please be prompt! Bring an 18” x 24” canvas, some gesso to initially apply, a piece of fine sandpaper, sketching paper and soft charcoal sticks to practice drawing your favorite pet with a ‘chiaroscuro’ effect. Please pre-register and pay by Monday September 11th. Ecuador & The Galapagos Instructor: Ann Whitson • Cost: Free Thursday, September 21 1:00pm-2:30pm Join Ann as she tells about her summer trip to South America, traveling in Ecuador and touring the Galapagos Islands. Hear about the fascinating culture and wildlife in these parts of the world. The Art of Making Basic Sushi Instructor: Roy Krauss • Cost: $5 Monday September 18 1:00-2:30 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. Beading Class-Learning to Loom Instructor: Lisa Jackson • Cost: $15 Monday, September 28 1:00-3:00pm This class will involve learning to use the Endless Loom to create unique designs. After learning to use the loom you can expect to create your own designs. There will also be a project which requires learning another stitch. The class may require a second session which will be an additional $7. Materials needed: the loom, size 11 seed beads in colors desired, and a closure, all available at Cindy’s Crafts. Summer Photo Contest Save your summer photos for our Summer Photo Contest! These can feature summer vacation, summer fun and anything else that has to do with summer! Turn photos in to the front desk between September 1st and 9th. Voting will occur September 17th through the 28th. Prizes will be awarded! Ladies Night Out! Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Amazing Mason Jar Candles Thursday, September 21 6-7:30p • Cost: $10 Back by popular demand! Enjoy a segment of this quarterly series. Come and learn how to turn an ordinary mason jar into a candle that that can utilized in your home or given as a gift. All supplies will be furnished. Refreshments will be served. This will be a make it, take it class. Creative Card Making Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 • Thursday, September 7, 3-4:30p Come learn card making skills and you’ll never have to buy another card from the store! This month we will be making get well cards. All supplies will be furnished. You will learn stamping, cutting, punches, embossing, how to make a pop up card and more!! Don’t delay, register today!
Games / Pool Schedule
Games Bingo Tuesday, September 5 10a Sponsored by United Healthcare Bingo Tuesday, September 26 10a Sponsored by Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Chess Club Mondays, 4-6p William Flynn, a master’s student at E.T.S.U., will lead the chess club. He will provide some tables and clocks, but if you have one of either you would like bring, please do. This club is open to all ages and for any level. Email Johnsoncitychessclub@gmail.com Hand & Foot Canasta Monday 1p • Cost: FREE Come and play this card game. If you don’t know how, no worries, they will teach you how. Rummy Tuesdays, 12-4p • Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties. Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p • Cost: FREE Like to play bridge? This is the place for you. Scrabble Group Tuesdays 5:30p • Cost: FREE Come join this group who loves to test their spelling with the luck of the draw of tiles. The
more the merrier. Dictionaries are provided.
Lap Pool Schedule:
Mexican Train Dominoes Tuesdays 6p • Cost: FREE This fun loving group would love to play this game with you or teach you how to play. You will leave having made new friends
Lap Swim Teens, Adults and Seniors M-F 7-8:30a, 11:30a-1:30p; M-Th 7-8:45p; Sat 11a-1p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Need time to swim? Whether your choice is swimming laps, aqua jogging, or just doing your ow thing, we have a time slot to fit your needs.
Pinochle Wednesdays 1p • Cost: FREE A trick taking card game for four Partner Pass Pinochle Wednesdays, 1p • Cost: FREE This game is single deck Pinochle, with a fun twist. We play in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and are willing to teach the game. Rook Thursdays 1p Cost: FREE Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards and a special group of people. Please join us! Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Fridays 12:30p Cost: FREE If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicating bridge. Join the fun! Mahjong Fridays 1p Cost: FREE Mahjong is a Chinese game of skill, strategy and chance
Senior Lap Swim M-F 1:30-3:30p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Our senior lap times are offered to individuals 50 years of age and older Water Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 9-10a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Power Walking Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 10-11a Cost: $2 per session or $20 per mo This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. All equipment is provided. Evening Aerobics Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T &Th 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Aqua Mix Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod T &Th 9-10a; Sat 9-10a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo Looking for a challenging workout? This class is a mix of shallow end and deep end aerobics. While in the deep end floatation belts are used to keep you afloat while
doing exercises. The focus is on toning, cardiovascular strength, endurance and core work. No swimming skills are needed. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Cardio Waves Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Kim McLeod M-W-F 6-7p Cost: $3 per session or $25 per mo This is a high intensity water aerobics program geared towards individuals who are looking to push their limits! All equipment is provided. Therapy Pool Schedule: Adult Only Open Therapy Adults & Seniors M-W-F 7-10a; T & Th 7-11a; M-W-F 6-8:45p; Sat 9-11a Cost: $2 per visit or $25 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) An adult only time for therapy that you can engage in activities of your choice to fit your therapeutic needs. This pool is for low impact swimming. You will not be allowed to jump, splash or make big waves. Silver Sneakers® Splash Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11:45a-12:45p Cost: $3 per class (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) A fun low impact program geared toward senior citizens looking to improve the quality of their social life and physical well-being. Arthritis Class Adults & Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry T & Th 11-11:40a Cost: $3 per class (Discounted to Silver Sneaker® participants) This class will help you get your gears moving, not grinding in the morning with an expertly tailored workout. Arthritis class is instructed by an American Arthritis Foundation certified instructor. All equipment is provided. A doctor’s note is required but you are welcome to try a class without the note and bring one to the next session.
Fitness Focus Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a • Cost: $2 One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Love Handles Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30a • Cost: Free A thirty minute class which focuses on the core muscles. Silver Sneakers® Circuit Fridays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Deb Fogle This class is designed to increase cardiovascular endurance and improve strength. This is a low impact class which offers upper body strengthening. Participant should possess consistent skills in agility, coordination and balance. Silver Sneakers® Classic Mondays and Wednesdays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Silver Sneakers® Classic Level 1 Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler This class is designed for individuals who enjoy a smaller class size with more attention from the instructor. Classic Level 1 features a slower pace than other SilverSneakers® classes. Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a Cost: $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Concerned about falling, this is an excellent program to help prevent falls. Low-impact Tai Chi modified for seniors. Easy on the joints, recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC for arthritis relief and fall prevention, stretching, body alignment and slow, controlled, mindful movement. Improve your body and your mind. Qigong Mondays and Wednesdays, 12p Cost: $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook ‘Q’ means energy and ‘Gong” means work. Qigong is a system of ancient Chinese self-healing exercises that combine proper body alignment and slow, controlled movement that is coordinated with breath and mental focus. This class is a moving meditation class including gentle movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body. Class also includes warmups, stretching, breath work and learning one of the most popular Qigong forms for health and relaxation. It benefits all chronic conditions and you will leave feeling energized and relaxed.
Silver Sneakers® Yoga Tuesdays, 11:45a and 1p • Thursdays, 8:30a • Cost: $2 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Judy Jackson Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. FUNdamentals of Yoga Wednesdays, 6p • Cost: $5 Instructor: Carrie Maggard Learn proper alignment, poses, breathing and more all while having FUN! This is a safe environment to empower, educate and inspire you to live healthier and happier lives. Designed with beginners and older adults in mind but all are welcome to enjoy this restorative practice. Zumba Zeniors Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15a Cost: $3 • Instructor: LeAnna Lawson LeAnna is a licensed Zumba instructor who will provide a low impact Zumba class designed for beginners of all ages and active older adults. Come enjoy this fun way to increase your daily activity. Even if you have never done Zumba before, you will want to try out this class. All Out Fitness Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 • Instructor: Lauren Fowler Blast your cardio fitness level through the roof with the best of any type of cardio training the instructor feels like throwing at you! You will challenge your aerobic threshold every time so come prepared to get your cardio on! Outshine Fridays, 8:30-9:30a Cost: $2 • Instructor: Lauren Fowler 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. Brain-a-Cise Thursdays, 4:00p • Cost: Free Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body. Come join this group for different brain stimulating activities. Keep It Moving A supervised exercise program for individuals who have finished Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy or been told by your physician that you need to exercise but don’t know how. This program serves as the next step in your progression in establishing a safe, independent exercise program. This program requires a referral from a medical professional. This is an ideal program for the individual who is facing total joint replacement both before surgery and after finishing post-surgical physical therapy. Please contact Deb Fogle at 434-6231 for more information.
New Turtle Challenge! Become a Turtle Team Traveler- gather up some friends and form a team as we journey through magnificent Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. Our route takes us to Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, the historic Roosevelt Lodge, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone Lake and through the Grand Tetons to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The route is 230 miles! The Turtle Traveler challenge begins September 12 and ends November 7 with a chuck-wagon style celebration! Team members will add together their miles each week and report a team total. Each week will feature a fun fact about Yellowstone. Need members for your team- we’ll help you! Cost is $8 per participant.
4 Reasons Why Golfing is More Exercise than You Think 1. Walking One of the best parts of golf, from a fitness standpoint, is the high amount of cardiovascular activity that is involved in the sport. Think about it--most golf courses are spread over multiple acres of hilly ground. Therefore, walking across a golf course is a great way to improve your cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular exercise is thought of as biking, swimming or jogging. However, when you walk (and not ride in a golf cart) during your golf game, you are sure to get the same kinds of cardiovascular benefits. 2. Strength Training Another reason why golfing consists of more exercise than you think, is because of the high amounts of strength training that goes on during the game. Swinging a golf club, in and of itself, is not very difficult from a strength training point of view. However, as discussed above, golf courses typically have lots of hills and valleys. Walking up these hills is sure to work the quadriceps and hamstrings, which help to make up the muscles of the lower body. In addition, lifting your golf bag from the car to the course, and carrying it around the course with you all day, is a great way to get your upper body strength training in for the week. 3. Balance One of the best types of exercise that you can get from golfing is an increase in your ability to balance your body. A high degree of balance is not only difficult to achieve, but is very important for a number of reasons. First, individuals who exhibit a great sense of balance often have a very strong core. Your core includes the abdominal muscles, as well as the muscles of the lower back and even the buttocks. These muscles work together to help prevent back pain, falls and a number of other dangerous occurrences. Whenever you get a chance to work on improving your balance, you should take it. 4. Concentration Golf is a great way to exercise your body. However, as recent research has found, this is not the only type of exercise that your body needs. Exercising your brain is also very important not only for long life, but also for the prevention of brain degradation, which can result in memory loss. Golfing forces you to remember numbers, images, and even specific tips and techniques. Therefore, it is a great all-around way to exercise both body and mind.
If your address changes, please call us and let us know! Johnson City Senior Center at Memorial Park Community Center 510 Bert Street • Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 (423) 434-6237 Hours of Operation: Senior Service Reception Desk: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Memorial Park Community Center: Monday-Friday 7am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm
GRIEF RESOURCES Are Available The death of a loved one—spouse, parent, child, grandparent, other family member, or friend—can be difficult. Morris-Baker’s “Finding Hope” booklet series is aimed at supporting anyone who has experienced a loss. This series, authored by Dr. Troyer, is now available, for free, in the Wellness Center at the Senior Center to any community member.
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(423) 282-1521 • MorrisBaker.com
Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City Our monthly scenic drive is always a huge hit for residents, but this month it became the talk of the town. David, our Maintenance Director, volunteered his time to take the residents to his neck of the woods, Watauga Lake. The residents enjoyed the breathtaking scene, as they shared stories of their remembrance of the original town of Butler, Tennessee. Since David is familiar with the lake he was able to act as our tour guide, explaining the history and area around Watauga Lake. We are so lucky to have a team member that enjoys spending time and making moments with the residents, and doesn’t mind putting his work to the side in order to do so!
Honoring God Through Service to Seniors • Assisted Living & Memory Care • All-Inclusive Monthly Rates • Caring compassionate 24/7 nurses and caregivers • Complete array of in-house services and amenities
Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City 2412 Knob Creek Rd. • Johnson City • (423) 930-9001 www.DominionJohnsonCity.com