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Senior Lifestyles Volume XLVI No. 34

October 2016

Autumn at last! Get involved at the Senior Center! Super Spooky Saturday Page 9

SilverSneakersÂŽ Harvest Hoedown Page 12

Pink Ball Page 3

Film Club Page 4


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JCSC Foundation News The Johnson City Senior Center Foundation is again sponsoring a Month of Giving for the annual Christmas Box project. Each week in October, you will have opportunity to donate a specific item that will be used for Christmas Boxes for needy elderly in our community. Last year, thanks to generous giving from participants and the community, the Foundation was able to deliver 136 boxes; this year, the Foundation hopes to increase its outreach to 200 boxes! For the October month of giving, a donation box will be available in the Senior Services area for the following items:

• Week 1: 50 oz. bottle of liquid Laundry Detergent • Week 2: 25-ft roll Aluminum Foil • Week 3: 50 oz. bottle of liquid Dish Detergent • Week 4: Box of Facial Tissue Save the flyer for the Bob Evans community fundraiser on Tuesday, November 1. The Foundation will receive 15% of sales for each flyer that is turned in with a meal purchase. Sponsorships are also available. The cost to sponsor a full Christmas Box for a senior is $60. You may make a donation at the Senior Services desk or mail your donation.

Not all nursing homes are the same. Here at Lakebridge Health Care, we care for each resident with a personal touch, and that makes all the difference. You can relax knowing your loved one is in good hands with us.

115 Woodlawn Drive Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 975-0095

Congregate Meals served 11:45-12:45 Monday-Friday beginning 10/03/2016

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

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Hip Hikers Little Rock Knob Thursday, October 13, 8a Cost: $3 Challenging level Meet at Center Bring your own lunch Reservation Deadline: October 13

Rattlesnake Ridge Thursday, October 20, 8a Cost: $2 Challenging level Meet at Center Bring your own lunch Reservation Deadline: October 20

Rattlesnake Lodge Thursday, October 27, 8a Cost: Free Challenging level Meet at Center Bring your own lunch Reservation Deadline: October 27

Memorial Park Community Center Senior Services 510 Bert Street

Johnson City Senior Center Foundation Presents

Hip Hikes on the trail at Devil’s Fork Gap

Sponsored By:

For more information call: 423-434-6237

Call Jessica Holsclaw for a tour today!

For more information call: 423-434-6237

423-772-0161 • Fax: 423-772-3481

146 Buck Creek Road • Roan Mountain, Tennessee 37687


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Lifelong Learning Money Management Skills - Video Lecture Series Tuesday, Continued on October 4 and 11, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Money management can be intimidating, but the good news is that the newest research into the human brain can help us understand why we make mistakes and how we can create an effective plan to meet our financial goals. Learning to navigate complex financial markets and create good financial habits is essential to the all-important goal of gaining control over our financial future. Come join us for this informative video lecture series. Please Preregister Wii Love Fridays Fridays, 10-11:30a • Cost: Free Come join us every Friday in the Front Lobby to try your hand at the wide variety of games that the Nintendo Wii has to offer. The Nintendo Wii video game system incorporates controllers activated by arm, wrist and body movements. We will play Trivia, Fitness, Educational, Just for fun and of course Bowling. So stay out of the cold, come have fun, socialize, and stimulate your brain and body. AAA Senior Driver Safety Carfit and Yellow dot Programs Tuesday, October 11, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Instructor: Donna Ottinger Learn why the proper fit in your vehicle is essential for both your safety and the safety of others on the road. CarFit was developed by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The class will also give details on the Yellow dot Program. Please Preregister. Meet the Conductor of the Johnson City Symphony Wednesday, October 12, 10-11a • Cost: Free Instructor: Dr. Robert Seebacher Dr. Seebacher will present a short lecture on the beginning of “Heroes and Legends“ Season Opening Night with the Symphony at Millian College on the evening of the October 12th. Questions and Answers are encouraged. Please Pre-register

Preserving Textiles Thursday, October 13, 10-11a • Cost: Free Instructor: Amy Steadman Just as with treasured letters and photographs, people pack away and save textiles that have special meaning, oftentimes because they were worn, made, or used by a family member. They range from baby clothes to uniforms, flags to samplers, and quilts to dresses Source: archives. org. Join Amy Steadman, Collections Manager at the Reece Museum, to learn how to preserve and store your precious textiles. Please Preregister. History of D-Day – History Lecture Friday, October 14, 1-2p • Cost: Free Instructor: George Salaita Please join us for a fun and interactive history lecture given by Mr. George Salaita. He will covering D-Day and the events surrounding this historic moment in World War II and World History. If you have an interest in history, you will not want to miss out. Mr. Salaita has been teaching history for many years to people of all ages. Please Pre-register. Tennessee Reconnect Program Tuesday, October 18, 3-5p • Cost: Free Tennessee Reconnect is Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to help more of our state’s adults enter higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. Whether it’s time to get serious about returning to school or you’re starting to plan for your undergrad adventure, come join us. Source:tnreconnect. com. This program will give you all the information you need to enter the next phase of your education. Please Pre-register. New for October! The Film Club Third Wednesday of every month Beginning Wednesday, October 19, 1-4p • Cost: Free Join Rusty Sheridan, an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at East Tennessee State University, where he teaches courses in film/ video production and broadcast 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 everybody is welcome. Please Pre-

register. This month’s film will be the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Vertigo”. Great Thinkers in History Thursday, October 20, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Instructor: John Grayson This program will explore the writings and teachings of some of history greatest minds. The class will cover many subjects from philosphers, pyschologist, doctors,artists, musicians and inventors. Come join us for an educational and fun discussion to help keep your mind sharp. Please Pre-register. Johnson City German Club 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 fullcolor pictures. These documents are available via E-mail, a BLOG, and a limited number of complimentary paper copies brought to each meeting. Check us out on Mr. Pollock’s BLOG at and see for yourself. Conversational Spanish Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 3p • Cost: Free If you have some knowledge of Spanish, would like to learn more, or refresh your speaking skills, join our new instructor. Mr. Ceffalo was a language instructor at ETSU, Milligan and NE State. Please register. Spanish Tutoring Mondays, 2:30p • Cost: Free If you need to sharpen you Spanish or you want to start learning, come join us. Power of Attorney for Healthcare (Individual Consultation) Do you have questions about Power of Attorney when it comes to healthcare but don’t have funds for legal services? Or do you know someone who has a need w/o funds? Make an appointment to meet one on one with Wesley Wilson. He is a licensed attorney since 1962 and actively engaged in Power of Attorney. Call 4346229 to set up an appointment.


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Outings 22nd Annual Sycamore Shoals Quilt Show Thursday, October 6 Leave MPCC at 12:30p, return approx. 3p • Cost: $1 This four-day exhibition, sponsored by the Sycamore Shoals Stitchers, features a show and demonstrations by local quilters. Bed quilts, wall hangings, holiday and baby quilts, miniatures and antique quilts will be on display source: Sycamore Shoals. Please Register by October 3. Apple Festival-Erwin Friday, October 7 Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 2p • Cost: $1 The Unicoi County Apple Festival, drawing more than 110,000 annual attendees, has been consistently named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and is a three-year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. This year’s festival includes over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the country featuring painting, photography, wood-turning, sculpture, metal crafts, jewelry, blown glass and much more. In addition, three food courts are located throughout the festival grounds so attendees may enjoy festival foods, beverages and specialty cuisine. Lunch on your own at the festival. Please register by October 5. Heritage Days-Rogersville Friday, October 14 Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 3p • Cost: $2 Year after year Rogersville’s historic downtown district provide a welcoming festival setting for Heritage Days – a traditional community celebration of Rogersville’s unique heritage. The festival showcases traditional music, storytellers, and dancers, special activities for Children, demonstrations of pioneer skills, antique quilts, cars and farm equipment, a juried craft show, and a food court to delight everyone! Lunch on your own at the festival. Please register by October 12. Aeronautical Adventure Tuesday, October 18. Leave MPCC at 8:30a, Return approx. 1:30p Cost: $25 for adults and $10 for Tennessee high school students on down plus $1 fee for transportation to Airport. Airplane flights by a veteran fighter pilot. Go above where eagles fly! A chance to experience the thrill of flight that many people only dream about a great view of the earth and sky that many people never experience. • The flight will last approx. 20 minutes • All flying is done in a Cessna 172 • Your pilot will be LT COLONEL BILL POWLEY (USAF RETIRED) Vietnam veteran fighter pilot with 347 combat missions. He is one of the most experienced pilots in the country. Seats are limited, please Register by October 11. Fee for the flight to be paid to

pilot, Bill Powley at the airport. Cash or check accepted. For further information call Jim Hastings at: 423 491-0444 Dixie Diners Monday, October 24, 11:30a Mellow Mushroom Dixie Diner’s Annual Pizza Party Will Be Held Monday, October 24th at 11:30. Join our 3rd annual Pizza Party at Mellow Mushroom for lunch! Mondays are dollar a slice for cheese pizza. Toppings are a little extra. There is plenty of other good things to eat if you do not care for pizza. So please join us and sign up for our party by October 5th. Coming November 1 Bob Evans Community Fundraiser for the Johnson City Senior Center Tuesday, November 1 Leave MPCC at 8:45a for Breakfast shuttle, Leave MPCC 11:45 for the Lunch shuttle. Cost: Transportation will be free. We will be taking a Breakfast and Lunch Shuttle from MPCC to Bob Evans for their Community Fundraiser. Make sure to take a flyer, when you present your flyer at checkout, Bob Evans will donate 15% of their sales to the Johnson City Senior Center. So you can enjoy a delicious meal and help out your Senior Center at the same time. Seats are limited, Please Pre-register. Chicago at the Barter Theatre Thursday, November 10 Charter bus will leave MPCC at 10:15a • Cost: $38 Your only cost will be $38 for the matinee ticket, the bus and lunch at the Martha Washington Inn will be sponsored. Lunch will consist of half a sandwich and a cup of Creamy Potato Soup. The sandwich options will be Smoked turkey & ham club, Grilled cheese with spinach and tomato or Tuna melt on wheat bread. You will need to choose one when you register. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday October 5 at 9:00a. Limit 2 per individual, Seats are limited, no refunds. Wohlfahrt Dinner Theatre – A Wohlfahrt Haus Christmas Tuesday, November 22 leave MPCC at 9:30a, return approx. 6p • Cost: $42 (gratuity not included in price) charter bus Enjoy a delicious Holiday feast before you are completely immersed in the Christmas season. This original production is stuffed with all the Christmas songs you know and love, as well as dazzling dance numbers and beautiful costumes! This fun-filled Holiday production also features a breathtaking Nativity which is sure to put the whole family in the Christmas Spirit Source Wohlfahrt. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday October 12 at 10:00a. Limit 2 per individual. Seats are limited, no refunds

Cruise the Hawaiian Islands with the Johnson City Seniors’ Center April 26, 2017 May 06, 2017 Fly from Tri-Cities to Honolulu, HI, there we will enjoy three nights in Honolulu. We will see Pearl Harbor, The USS Missouri as well as the Punchbowl. Also, there will be a tour to the French Polynesian Cultural Center and a Luau as well. Please contact Julia at Oldham Travel for more details. Pricing starts at $2899.00 per person. Prices are subject to change until full payment is made. Space is limited. Call Julia with Oldham Travel at 423-282-1111 to reserve your spot!


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Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier

Sports Fall / Winter Bowling League Holiday Lanes Please contact: Ann Deakins @ 423-2135861 or Holiday Lanes @ 423-282-6251 for more information. We still have a few openings in our fall and winter leagues. Join us for lots of fun, exercise and meet new friends! Must be 55 or older and love to have fun! Pickleball Tournament Scramble Blind Draw Doubles Tuesday, October 25, 8:30a • Cost: $2 This will be open to all 50+ participants. Limit of 30 participants Reservation Deadline: October 18 Senior Basketball Mondays at 10a Meet in the gym for pick-up games and shoot arounds Senior Billiards Monday - Friday, 7a to 8p • Cost: Free Senior men and women are both welcome to play on four new tables. All levels of experience are welcome. Come swim

with the senior sharks at the community center. Yearly tournaments held. Doubles Table Tennis Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30a-Noon • Cost: Free Senior men’s and women’s doubles table tennis. Keep your brain and body active with table tennis. Yearly tournaments will be held. Pickleball Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8-11:30a • Cost: Free This activity is a modified form of tennis and we play doubles. Badminton Wednesdays, 7p • Cost: Free Open to all ages! Senior Legend Golf Group Over the age of 50 and enjoy golf? Tuesdays and Thursdays, Tee times and location varies. Contact Gil & Bobbie Dietz @ 423-926-9824 for more information.

Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City Our family at Dominion Senior Living loves unconditionally and when it comes to our family, you are always family. Joe Crawford, among our very first to move in last year in August of 2015, was and still is life of the party. Joe’s contagious laugh, eagerness to participate in all life enrichment activities, and friendly smile are just a few of the great qualities that bring our culture alive here at Dominion. Joe was part of the National Guard and very talented. He had a stroke prior to joining our family. Through physical therapy, exercise classes, and the positive attitude to not give up, Joe has truly come alive. At 60 years of age, he said I’m back and I know I can do this on my own again. In January of this year, after 5 months of living in Assisted Living, Joe got his own apartment and had gained the knowledge and strength to live independently. YOU GO JOE! We were sad to lose one of our favorite residents but overflowing with joy and excitement for Joe. He now has a part-time job, participates in aquatic therapy every day, and is very active in the Senior Center. Joe is family and he visits every chance he gets. Like everyone, he has a bad day from time to time. If he finds himself sitting at home lonely, he gets up and heads to Knob Creek road, to see ‘his family’. He encourages our residents, and his laugh continues to radiate through our home. We are excited to share this wonderful ‘Love Story’. It is important to know that even though life throws us unexpected obstacles, we will prevail. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, Proverbs 3:5

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

Abigail WiseSocial Media Fellow, Healthy Living, The Huffington Post John Muir was onto something when he said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bruises for the sake of overcoming a challenge and enjoying some quality time with nature. But along with the snowcapped mountain tops and ocean views come an abundance of mental and physical perks. Here’s what hikers can teach the rest of us about leading a happier, healthier life. Hikers are creative. Forget the caffeine. Those looking for a brainpower boost need not look further than the closest trail. Research shows that spending time outdoors increases attention spans and creative problem-solving skills by as much as 50 percent. The authors of the study also point out that the results may have as much to do with unplugging from technology as they do spending time outside. “This is a way of showing that interacting with nature has real, measurable benefits to creative problemsolving,” David Strayer, co-author of the study, tells the Wilderness Society. Plus, it’s not only the lack of technology and surplus of trees, sunshine and fresh air that contribute to this creativity boost

October 2016 in trail blazers. Researchers from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education found that walking gets the creative juices flowing far more than sitting. Hikers are seriously fit. Hitting the trail works out your body as much as it does your brain. Just one hour of trekking can burn well over 500 calories, depending on the level of incline and the weight of the pack you’re carrying. Hiking is a great way to get a serious workout without putting too much pressure on your joints. “Trails are often softer on joints than asphalt or concrete,” Caroline Stedman, a seasonal Park Ranger at northern Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, tells The Huffington Post. “So I find myself feeling less stiff and creaky after a hike than a jog down a sidewalk.” If you head for the hills, weight loss results are even better. Not only are you burning some serious calories, but altitude itself has also proven a weight loss ally. Plus, tramping through the trails on a regular basis decreases blood pressure and cholesterol. Logging cardio in the form of hiking can lower blood pressure by four to 10 points, and reduce the danger of heart disease, diabetes and strokes for those at high-risk. And don’t lose heart if you’re not out of breath on the way back. Both the ups and downs have benefits when it comes to lowering cholesterol, but hiking downhill is two times more effective at removing blood sugars and improving glucose tolerance.

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Healthy Living

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Healthy Living ETSU Graduate Student looking for participants in colon cancer screening project Master of Public Health Student Anthony Peluso is looking for Washington County residents over the age of 50 who are willing to talk about colon cancer screening. Interviews will last about 20-30 minutes and participants will receive crucial information about colon cancer screening through this FREE program. All interviews will take place at the Johnson City Memorial Park Community Center. If you are interested in participating, please contact Anthony by email at or Patty Altman at 423-434-6235 or Limited spaces will be available, so contact Anthony or Patty today! Arthritis, Bursitis, New Treatments and Prevention Monday, October 3, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Presenter: Dr. Jacob Henricksen, Chiropractor. Discover new solutions to arthritis/bursitis/ tendinitis problems. Come join us as Dr. Jacob Henricksen lectures on what can be done to help with these conditions. He is certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, one of the most highly challenging and sought after certifications by both physical therapists and chiropractors. Call 423-434-6237 to RSVP Lupus Talk Tuesday, October 4, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Presenter: Dr. Kim Nyugen, Resident with Quillen College of Medicine Lupus is a disease that attacks your autoimmune system. Your immune system is designed to attack foreign substances in the body. If you have lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system and it attacks healthy cells and tissues. This can damage many parts of the body including: your joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels and brain. Come learn about this disease that affects 1.5 million people in the world. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat Eat Smart Live Strong Wednesday October 5, 12, 19,26 1p-2p Cost: Free Speaker: Catherine Floyd-Jennings, MA, Nutrition Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Washington County Extension This series of interactive sessions are continuing in October that will keep you on your toes and have you Eating Smart and Living Stronger. These sessions will encourage you with examples

to eat better and be more physically active -- help improve your health and well-being on a budget. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to join. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat New Medicare Changes for 2017 Monday, October 10,11a-12p • Cost: Free Presenter: Andrew Price from the Mackie Group. It is that time of year when you start getting information on your Medicare plan changing for 2017. Come hear Andrew Price from the Mackie Group explain the changes in Medicare for the coming year , this is an educational event to figure out what is going on and ask questions. There will be no sales material available at the meeting; it is for educational purposes only. Call 423-434-6237 to RSVP Shingles Talk Tuesday October 11, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Presenter: Dr. Venu Bhattard Shingles is an infection of a nerve area caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It causes pain and a rash along a band of skin supplied by the affected nerve. Come learn about shingles and ways to help prevent getting them. Call 434-6237 for a seat. Take Charge of Your Diabetes Wednesday, October 12, 10a-12p November 16, 6 weeks 6 sessions for 2 hours per week • Cost: Free Presenters will be staff from East Tennessee Area Aging and Disability and UT Extension Office. This program is a fun, skill building program designed for persons, family or caregivers of people with Diabetes. This program helps people take day to day responsibility for the care of their diabetes. You will gain skills necessary to self-manage your condition and work effectively with your caregivers. Call 423434-6237 for a seat Ask A Cardiologist Thursday October, 13, 11a-12p Presenter: Dr. Daniel Merrick with Mountain States Medical Group, Cardiology. Heart disease is a common condition, come and ask the cardiologist your questions about heart disease. How does it start? What can you do to prevent heart disease? Are stents better than heart surgery? Why or when would you need a pacemaker? What is cardiomyopathy? Bring your questions and get answers. Call 423-434-6237 to pre-register

Herbs of Appalachia: Self Care for Fall Monday, October 17, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Presenter: Michelle Bouton, L.Ac. With Appalachian Acupuncture and HERBalachia Winterize your body with local herbs and immune boosting tonics.Tastings included! Call 423-434-6337 for a seat. Pain Control Panel Discussion Tuesday October 18, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Panel members include: Dr. Neil Hamilton and Pharmacy students from Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. You hear about the misuse of pain medicines for pain control. Can you take one pain pill and become addicted? Are there better medicines than narcotics for pain control? Can meditation and guided imagery help with pain control? This will be a panel discussion between Dr. Neil Hamilton and pharmacy students from Bill Gatton School of Pharmacy. Come join in this panel discussion. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat High Fives and Winning Location: Memorial Park Community Center Thursday, October 20, 6p-8p • Cost: Free High Five and Winning is a celebration for breast cancer survivors during October. It is hosted by the Johnson City Senior Services. Special presentations on a winning plan for breast cancer survivors and a cancer survivor`s story will be presented by the staff of the Regional Cancer Center of Johnson City. Laughs, fun, games, door prizes, and a dance demonstration by Trinity Art Center are included in the program. Light refreshments will be served. Come and celebrate with us!” Ageless Integrative Medicine Monday, October 24, 11a-12p • Cost: Free Presenter: Seth McLaughlin, Family Nurse Practitioner. And Holistic Nurse with Ageless Integrative Medicine. We will learn about integrative health practices such as therapeutic bodywork, IV nutritional therapy, and dry trigger point needling and intensive lifestyle medicine. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat Opiate Addiction Tuesday, October 25, 6-8p Presenters: Dr. Sarah Melton and Pharmacy students from Bill Gatton School of Pharmacy This will be in-depth talks on opiate addiction. Come learn about this addiction and what can be done if you or a loved one has this addiction. Call 423-434-6237 for a seat.

October Special Events




10:00 Volunteer Meeting 1:00 Rock Painting 11:00 Arthritis, Bursitis, New Treatments & Prevention 1:00 Amateur Photography Club



1:00 Rock Painting 1:00 Eat Smart Live Strong


10:00 Take Charge of Your Diabetes 10:00 Meet the Conductor 1:00 Eat Smart Live Strong


1:00 Eat Smart Live Strong 1:00 The Film Club


1:00 Eat Smart Live Strong

11:00 Money Management -Video Lecture Series 11:00 Lupus Talk 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer 6:30 Grief Support Gathering


11:00 Money Management Video Lecture Series 11:00 AAA Senior Driver Safety 11:00 Shingles Talk 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer 4:00 Silver Sneakers® Hoedown


8:30 Aeronautical Adventure Outing 9:00 Bingo 11:00 Pain Control Panel Discussion 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer 3:00 Tennessee ReConnect Program


8:30 Pickleball Tournament 1:00 Mountain Dulcimer 6:00 Opiate Addiction

10:00 Medicare Changes for 2017 1:00 Joy of Oriental Creations-painting 1:00 Basic Color Theory

11:00 Herbs of Appalachia 1:00 Joy of Oriental Creations-painting 1:00 Basic Color Theory

11:00 Ageless Integrative Medicine 11:30 Dixie Diners 1:00 Joy of Oriental Creations-painting


1:00 Joy of Oriental Creations - Painting

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12:30 Sycamore Shoals Quilt Show 10:00 As the Page Turns 1:00 Jewelry Class




8:00 Hike to Little Rock Knob 10:00 Writers Circle 10:00 Preserving Textiles 11:00 Ask a Cardiologist 1:00 Jewelry Class


8:00 Hike to Rattlesnake Ridge 11:00 Great Thinkers in History 1:00 Jewelry Class 6:00 High Fives & Winning 6:30 Next Step Photography Club


8:00 Hike to Rattlesnake Lodge 10:00 Writers Circle 1:00 Jewelry Class


8:30 Functional Fitness Fridays 9:00 Apple Festival Outing 10:00 Wii Love Fridays 1:00 Rock Painting 7:00 Friday Night Dance-Kids Our Age


8:30 Functional Fitness Fridays 9:00 Heritage Days Outing 10:00 Wii Love Fridays 1:00 History of D-Day



8:30 Functional Fitness Fridays 10:00 Wii Love Fridays 7:00 “Pink Ball”Limited Edition


8:30 Functional Fitness Fridays 10:00 Wii Love Fridays 6:00 Murder Mystery



Grandparents Corner

October 2016

Grandparents Corner Super Spooky Saturday October 22, 5-9p - MPCC - Cost: $2 for Haunted Walk 5-7p Children’s activities & hayride, Pumpkin Hunt sponsored by Fenders Farm. 6:30-7:30p storytelling, 7-9p Nightmare on Bert Street Haunted Walk. Trunk or Treat October 27, 6p - Cost: Free! Explore, Climb, and Touch trucks, emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment while collecting Halloween candy! Teenage Manhunt at Winged Deer Park October 7, 8:45p (bus departs to WDP) - Cost: Free!

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Pre-register in person @ Memorial Park Community Center starting September 5 8:45pm(bus departs to WDP) - 10:00pm (bus departs back to MPCC)  Ages 13-17  Cost is FREE  Participants must bring their own flashlight 

The rules of Manhunt are simple as it is basically hide and seek in reverse, a single person or a small group hides while everyone else seeks, or looks for them. The game will be played until all the hiders have been found and spotted by the seekers flashlight or 15 minutes is up. The last hider to be tagged gets to pick the hider(s) for the next round. For more information call 423-434-6224



October 2

7th — 6p


SUPER SPOOKY SA TURDA Y October 22nd 5to9pm For more info call 423-434-5749


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 Join us for a Super Spooky time on Saturday, October 22nd. We will have games, marshmallow roasting, inflatables, a non-haunted hayride, and much more! There will be concessions for sale and tickets for the haunted walk ($2) available for purchase. Remember the darker the sky the scarier the time, so plan accordingly!

Free Admission Open to All Ages! Join us at the Memorial Park Community Center for a fun family event that offers hands-on opportunities for children to EXPLORE, CLIMB, and TOUCH trucks, emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment while collecting Halloween candy!

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Ongoing Events

October 2016

Ongoing Events MONDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Fit and Toned 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Chess Club 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 12:00 Qigong 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Musical Voices 1:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 2:00 Challenge Square Dance 2:30 Spanish Tutoring 3:30 Line Dance w/ Martha 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers (Advanced) 6:00 Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club

TUESDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 Heart Strings Instrument Jam Session(does not meet 3rd week) 10:00 Open Computer Lab 11:45 SilverSneakers® Yoga 12:00 Rummy 1:00 Pencil Drawing Made Easy 1:00 Needle and Fiber Arts 1:00 SilverSneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 3:00 Conversational Spanish 5:30 Scrabble Group 5:30 NuLine Dance by TJ 6:00 Mexican Train Dominoes



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

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

FRIDAY 7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Circuit 12:30 Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjong 1:00 Open Craft Time SATURDAY 9:00a to 5:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 9:00 Blood Pressure Checks 1:00 Line Dance by TJ, Intermediate Level

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Computers / Volunteers

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

Volunteers Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday October 3, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • • • •

Light refreshments will be served. See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers A fun activity for all to enjoy! Guest Speaker - Dawn Monk with Mountain Home VLER Program will be sharing information about connecting non-VA providers with VA-providers through the Electronic Health Information Exchange (eHIE) Be sure and bring your handmade blankets for the American Red Cross for their annual blanket drive

We want to say Congratulations to the Appalachian Aces, the team of Julian Golik, Helen Street, and Jane Dresser for their outstanding Second Place performance at the Brain Games competition in Jonesborough on August 18th.

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Dance & Special Events

Dance & Special Events Challenge Square Dance Mondays, 2p • Cost: $6 Join Don Williamson for this challenging square dance class. Geared toward seniors, but all ages welcome. Line Dance with Martha (Intermediate Beginner) Mondays, 3:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: $ 6 or SilverSneakers® discount Dandy Line Dancers (Advanced) Monday 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Group performs in the community NuLine Dance by TJ Tuesdays, 5:30p • Cost: $5 Ages 18+ Welcome! Ballroom Dance Wednesdays, 5:15p • Cost: FREE Bring a partner or come alone. Men needed to join group. Advanced Square Dance Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30p Cost: $6 Don Williamson will be instructing this square dance class. Some experience recommended for this class. Geared toward seniors, but all ages welcome.

Ballroom Dance Practice Thursdays, 1p • Cost: Free Come and enjoy an afternoon of dancing. Line Dance by TJ, Intermediate Level Saturdays, 1-2:30p • Cost: $5 Ages 18+ Welcome! Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Friday, October 28 Doors open at 6p • Cost: $10 Treat yourself to a night out for dinner and a play. The Murder Mystery Caravan is back for a new murder mystery, “The Mystery of Eilean Mor”. This is based on a true story which took place in a lighthouse on a remote island about December 25, 1900. Tickets go fast and there is limited seating so please preregister and pay by October 24. SilverSneakers® Harvest Hoedown Tuesday, October 11 4-7p Cost: $3 or free for SilverSneakers® eligible folks Join us for an old country barn dance without the barn. Art Lang and his band will be here to get us stomping those feet and dance with a square dance caller. Martha Davenport will also be here with her line dancing moves. A barbeque picnic will be served. Must pre-register by October 7.

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. October 7 – Kids Our Age October 21 – “Pink Ball” Featuring Limited Edition

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Meet the Staff Chyrl McLaughlin Program Coordinator

This month’s Meet the Staff spotlight is on Chyrl McLaughlin. “I joined the team about a year and a half ago not really knowing what to expect. I knew that I wanted in some way to help others and that I wanted to be involved in the lives of the senior population. I knew that this was the group of people that often got “swept under the rug” and sometimes forgotten. My roles at the Senior Center include being a program coordinator and also a volunteer coordinator. I enjoy working at the Johnson City Senior Center/ Memorial Park Community Center for many reasons. One of which is that we have opportunity, within one building, to serve all people, regardless of age, gender, race or financial status. People come here from all walks of life and we get to be a part of enriching their lives. How great is that! I have learned much about myself in the past few years. One thing is that I do not like to relax. I thrive on being busy and useful, and if the truth be known, I sometimes over commit myself. In my “free” time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my two grandchildren, my two dogs, and serving in my church. If I can ever be of assistance to you, please stop by and see me at the center. Be careful though, I might just put you to work!”

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


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Arts/Crafts/Performing Arts Amateur Photography Club Cost: Free • First Monday of the month 1-3p If you’re just starting out, or want to brush up on your skills, take field trips and photos then come and join us! Photo themes: September: Strong. October: Inspired by Great Art. November: Photographer’s Choice. December: Traditions.

deadline is Monday before each class.

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.

Writer’s Circle Cost: Free • 2nd & 4th Thursdays 10a Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion with the group.

Heart Strings Cost: Free • 1st, 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 10a – 12p Bring your instrument and join in this open group, playing a variety of songs including old hymns, bluegrass, country and folk music. Senior Chorale Cost: Free • Thursdays at 10a 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 and accompanied on piano by Barbara Knisely. The group is open to anyone who is looking for a low stress, less demanding group with which to perform. No audition required.

Needle and Fiber Arts Cost: Free • Tuesdays 1- 4p 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 12:30p Join “Art” Holsclaw to paint and share. Designed for beginners or experienced painters. Registration

Musical Voices Cost: Free • Mondays 1p Join this welcoming group if you desire to sing gospel music and share the joy of music with local nursing homes.

Open Craft Time Cost: Free • Fridays 1-4p 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. Mountain Dulcimer Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: $20 for four sessions • Tuesdays 1-2:30p Learn to play the old time mountain Dulcimer with Willis Jones! Please bring an instrument that is ready to play. Joy of Oriental Creations Instructor: Ed Puhr Cost: $15 for the series Monday, October 10, 17, 24 & 31 1-3p For any enthusiast who wants to create something different. Themes of beauty will be explored, then drawn with charcoal and painted with oil or acrylic on stained board. Upon completion one sees a beautiful Oriental painting. The goal is two panel

paintings. Panel boards will be supplied. Tools needed: pint of your choice stain, soft charcoal pencil, fixative, a rag, set of oil or acrylic paints. Please pre-register and pay by Friday Oct. 7 Basic Color Theory Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: $5 for the series Monday, October 10 & 17 1-3p In this class we will study the basics of color using acrylic paint. We will begin by mixing secondary and intermediate colors, then work with shades and tints, then learn to alter the value, intensity and tone of colors to achieve a realistic look in our painting. We will learn how to work with earth colors and complimentary colors while doing some simple and basic painting. Rock Painting Instructor: Roy Krauss Cost: $3 for the series Monday, Wednesday, Friday • October 3, 5 & 7 1-2p Turn rocks into whimsical paper weights or decorations. Use rocks as the canvas or part of your unique creation. For beginners or intermediate painters. Great for gifts, especially for friends and family that have everything. All supplies furnished, except your imagination. Bring a rock or use one of our rocks, but bring some creative ideas. They are fun, easy and satisfying to create. Jewelry Class Instructor: Lisa Jackson Part I - Thursdays October 6 & 13, 1-3p Cost: $10 for two classes Part II - Thursdays October 20 & 27, 1-3p Cost: $10 for two classes Register by October 4 Lisa will teach you to create a beautiful pendant and then a beaded cord to hang the pendant on. You may sign up for one or both sessions. You may choose to work with one color or two. Two contrasting colors will make it easier to keep your place on your work. For the bezel and the necklace you will need the following materials: 1 rivoli 14 mm in size. 5 grams of size 11 Japanese seed beads, 1 gram of size 15 seed beads (both sizes come in 28 gram containers), thread of your choosing- recommend 1G color of your choice, size 12 beading needle, 1 pair flat nosed pliers. It is recommended that you purchase your materials at Cindy’s Craft Shop, there will be fewer problems with differences in size and quality of the beads. You may choose to embellish your necklace with bicones or Czech beads.

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Games / Pool Schedule

Pool Schedule

Games Chess Club Mondays 9a-12p Come and join our new Chess Club, everyone is welcome. Hand and Foot Canasta Mondays 1p If you don’t know how to play, they can teach you! Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p Bingo Tuesday, October 18 9a • Cost: Free Rummy Tuesdays 12-4p This group will be playing different varieties of Rummy, everyone is welcome. Scrabble Group Tuesdays 5:30p The scrabble group is always looking for new members! Mexican Train Dominoes Tuesdays 6p Join us every Tuesday afternoon at

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6pm for an exciting fun-filled time with some marvelous BFFs. Pinochle Wednesdays 1p A trick-taking card game for four. Wednesday Evening Mahjong Wednesdays 6-9p Rook Thursdays 1p Rook is a challenging trick taking game played with a special deck of cards. Brain-A-Cise Thursdays 4-5p Join us for an hour of stimulating activities to get those brain cells moving. Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge Fridays 12:30p If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicating bridge, join the fun! Mahjong Fridays 1p Mahjong is a Chinese game game of skill, strategy and chance.

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

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

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Fitness Focus

Fitness Tidbits!

Fitness Focus Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30a • Cost: $2 Instructor: Sue Pentz One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Love Handles Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30a • Cost: Free Instructor: Sue Pentz A thirty minute class which focuses on the core muscles. Silver Sneakers® Classic Mondays and Wednesdays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Deb Fogle Increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. 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. Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Check out this new program Mondays and Wednesdays 11a Cost: $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Qigong Mondays and Wednesdays 11a 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.

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Top Ten Fitness Facts Silver Sneakers® Yoga Tuesdays, 11:45a and 1p • Thursdays, 8:30a Cost: $2 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Judy Jackson Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Senior Hatha Yoga Wednesdays, 6p • Cost: $5 Instructor: Darlene Hatley This class is for the beginner to intermediate participant. Learn the most basic Yoga moves with Flow and Hold Yoga moves. Zumba Zeniors Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-10:15a • 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. Brain-a-Cise Thursdays, 4-5p • Cost: Free Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body. Come join this group for different brain stimulating activities. Functional Fitness Fridays Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 - 8:30a • Cost: $2 Instructors: Deb Fogle What is functional fitness? Exercises Designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier and safer to perform everyday activities. This class will concentrate on stability and strength using various exercise tools such as fitness balls, kettle bells, stability ball and weights. This class is geared for the person who has some exercise experience. 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.

1. Exercise boosts brainpower -”Exercise increases energy levels and increases serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity,” says Atkinson, director of program development for Cooper Ventures, a division of the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas. 2. Movement melts away stress “Exercise produces a relaxation response that serves as a positive distraction,” says Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise. 3. Exercise gives you energy – Endorphins are released from the brain and you feel energized the rest of the day. 4. It’s not that hard to find time for fitness – squeezing 2-3 bouts of 10 minutes of activity is just as effective as 30 minutes all at once. 5. Fitness can help build relationships – Exercise is much more fun when you do it with someone else or in a group. 6. Exercise helps ward off disease – research has shown that exercise can slow or help prevent heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2diabetes and loss of muscle mass. 7. Fitness pumps up your heart – Exercise works your heart muscle and when it becomes stronger it pumps more blood per beat so at rest the heart rate is lower and has to expend less effort. 8. Exercise lets you eat more – Muscle burns more calories than fat. 9. Exercise boosts performance – Exercise strengthens muscles, increases flexibility, and improves overall performance. 10. Weight loss is not the most important goal – strive to feel better, to have more energy and be less stressed. (Information from WebMD)

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Groups and Meetings

October 2016

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

Groups and Meetings As the Page Turns (Book Club): Free-Books Provided First Thursday of month 10a If you like reading a variety of books and meeting new people then come join us. You are not required to join in the discussion or answer questions if you do not wish to. Book Selections: October: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee November: The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee December: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Grief Support Gathering Cost: Free First Tuesday of the month, 6:30p Sponsored by Morris Baker Funeral Home. Writer’s Circle Cost: Free Second and Fourth Thursdays, 10a Join this group to share ideas for writing better stories and share your own writings for discussion within the group. Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Wednesdays at 10:00a For each month an area clergyman leads a four week Bible study. Thursdays at 8a Men’s Bible Study. Breakfast by donation

Washington County S.A.L.T. Council October: Jonesborough Senior Center, October 6, 2p Fire Safety/Fire Prevention presentation by the Jonesborough Fire Department. October 9-15 is Fire Safety/Fire Prevention Week. Fun activities are scheduled. We will have a short business meeting following the 30-40 minute presentation and Q&A. November: Johnson City Senior Center December: Jonesborough Senior Center Alliance for Continued Learning ETSU (ACL) is a nonprofit organization that promotes Continued Learning for adults. ACL meets in the Upstairs Depot at Food City, 920 North State of Franklin Road, JC for 12 weeks from Tuesday, 9/20/16 through Wednesday, 10/26/16. We meet every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10 AM to Noon. The programs this session include: seven (7) staff members from ETSU - Dr. Fred Alsop, Robert Means Jr. M.D., Dr. Jennifer Axsom Adler, Dr. John Rankin, Dr. Anthony Cavender, Dr. Ron Roach, and Dr. Michele Crumley plus Fred Sauceman, Dr. Rob Seebacher, Doug Murray, George Collins and Dr. Wilsie Bishop who welcomes us at the first meeting (and continental breakfast). The ETSU BucsWorth Men’s Choir will entertain at the first meeting on Tuesday, 9/20/16. The cost is very reasonable for the 12 sessions. Call 423-4398084 or get an ACL brochure at the MPCC reception desk.

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