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Senior Lifestyles

June 2018

Volume LXIX No. 50

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June 2018

Time for Sunshine! Start Your Summer at the Senior Center Hip Hikers to Roan Mountain Page 3

Tennessee Riverboat Co. Luncheon Cruise Page 5

Make New Travel Friends at the Travel Corner Ice Cream Social Page 5


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News

June 2018

Cover Photo by Ron Zucker

JCSC Foundation News The Foundation Board would like to welcome new members, Ted Eades, Jeff Johnson and Brackton Smith to the board. The Foundation board meets the first Thursday of every month. We want to thank the members of the board for their service and continued support of the Johnson City Senior Center. Other members of the board include: Bo Deaton, Frank Calderala, Ken Cohen, Jerry Gehre, Frank Hawkins, Rebecca Henderson, Rebecca Hennessee, Charles Hough, James Hunter, Matt Mooney, Deborah MarshallPolon, and Janice Shelton.

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.


June 2018

Hip Hikers / Walkers and Talkers

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Hip Hikers*

Hiking 101*

Pink Beds, Pisgah National Forest - Asheville, NC Thursday, June 7, 7:30a • Cost: Free Lucky for us, George Vanderbilt’s founding Forest Managers had the foresight to set this boggy wetland habitat aside for public use and preservation in the late 1800’s. As we walk in the footsteps of past conservationist through the “The Cradle of Forestry in America”, we won’t see the original namesake’s abundant pink wildflowers due to reforestation, but we may see the beginning of Rhododendron season budding out and we are sure to see some Mountain Laurel hanging around. From ponds, to bogs, to waterfalls, this 5.1 mile loop has it all! Trail rated Easy to Moderate with little elevation change; pack a trail lunch; carpooling from MPCC; returning by 3:00p.

Big Cedar Creek Trail, Pinnacle Area Natural Preserve Honaker, VA Free Tuesday, June 5, 7:30a Back to the geological wonder that is South VA! Trek on ancient sea beds of limestone and dolomite and learn about the murky natural history of the foraminiferans that are responsible for the abundance of oceanic carbonate rock. This area provides a one of a kind ecosystem for four different natural communities, fourteen rare plant & animal species and a plethora of freshwater species. From the confluence of the Mighty Clinch to the towering Pinnacle, you don’t want to miss a step on this 3.7 mile in and out hike! Trail rated Easy with Moderate sections with some elevation gain; pack a trail lunch; carpooling from MPCC; returning by 3:00p.

AT @ Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge, Cherokee National Forest Roan Mountain, NC Thursday, June 21, 7:30a • Cost: Free There’s only one place to be when it comes to summit views and the Appalachian June wildflower explosion…Roan Mountain! Beginning at Carvers Gap, we will hop on the AT and follow the famous foot path through an exuberant amount of bursting rhododendron blossoms, keeping our eyes peeled for the stunningly unique Flame Azaleas. After reaching Grassy Ridge and stopping for lunch to take in the 360* pano view, we will head back to complete the 4.7 mile round trip. Trail rated Moderate, with some elevation gain; pack a trail lunch, carpooling from MPCC; returning by 3:00p. Little Lost Cove Cliffs, Pisgah National Forest - Pineola, NC Thursday, June 28, 7:30a • Cost: Free Meandering through a wooded forest and abandoned apple orchard, we will hike our way towards two sets of eponymous rock outcroppings that rise high above the Wilson Creek watershed with spectacular views of Grandmother & Grandfather Mountain and the surrounding Blue Ridge peaks. This area is epic for climbing nuts so keep your eyes peeled for some “rock’in” entertainment! Though this hike is only 1.8 miles from point to point (we will shuttle), there is a hefty climb and gain in elevation for the first 0.5 miles. After returning to the vehicles, there is another trail option for those who want to log a few more miles. Trail rated Moderate w/ Difficult sections and some strenuous elevation gain in sections; pack a trail lunch; carpooling from MPCC; returning by 3:00p.

Walkers and Talkers* Rhododendron Gardens & the Dave Miller Farmstead Roan Mountain, TN & NC Border Wednesday, June 13, 8:30a • Cost: Free This is a blossom-bursting extravaganza that cannot be missed! The Rhododendron Gardens atop Roan Mountain are worldly renowned for their clustered quantities of wild, native Rhododendron, Flame Azalea, and Mountain Laurel that bloom with an explosion of color during the mid-weeks of June. Once we have reached sensory overload from the spectacular flora showing, we will head down to the Dave Miller Farmstead and meet with one of the State Park’s Naturalist to learn what life was like in Appalachia from the early 1800’s, including the land’s transition periods’ up to 1960. Walking up to 3 Easy miles; $3/per vehicle fee to enter the Rhododendron Garden area, please bring cash to help out the drivers with the entry fee and gas reimbursement; pack a sack lunch; carpooling from MPCC; returning by 2:30p.

Clark Creek Waterfall Walkabout, Cherokee National Forest Erwin, TN Free Tuesday, June 19, 7:30a From the heroic history of local Abolitionist and mining company, to the tumbling waters of Sill Branch, Pine Ridge & Longarm Branch Falls, Clark Creek Recreation Area offers a days’ worth of exploration! We might even see an Old Growth Giant or two that escaped the 1920’s sawblade. As will hike around 3 miles through lush, rainforest-like riparian floors, we will cross the creek a few times giving us the chance to cool off a look for the ever present but elusive salamanders that thrive in the area. Trails are rated Easy to Moderate with some short (but steep) elevation gain to approach falls; pack a trail lunch; carpooling from MPCC; returning by 2:00p.

*Preparation is the key to success! Remember to use your Hiking

Checklist to pack for each trip. If you do not have a checklist, please contact the front desk to receive one.

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Learning / Computers

Lifelong Learning Basic Home Repairs 102: Second Wednesday of each month from May through November Wednesday, June 13 10:30a Cost: Free As follow-up to the Basic Home Repairs 101: Basic Hand Tools & Fasteners Selections, Use, and Repairs class held last May, a Tennessee registered Professional Engineer with guest will host a Basic Home Repairs 101: Home Plumbing Repairs Course 1 of 2. This will be the first of a two-part course to detail laws and options/ methods on self-performing plumbing repairs at home. Course will also go over some on the most common home plumbing designs/materials along with common issues in both older and newer homes. Discussions will include methods to isolate leaking areas in manner you can still use the rest of you homes plumbing while evaluating/ making the repairs and on the various methods/materials available for self-performed quick patches/repairs along with some long term solutions. You will also learn how to check your water pressure to evaluate if you have a pressure regulator issue which could be the root cause to other problems you may be experiencing. The courses will continue on the second Wednesday of every month with the follow-up Plumbing 2 of 2 course to be held in July to provide more details on sinks, toilet, tub, and hot water heater maintenance/repair/replacement. Please Pre-register. The READYS! Friday, June 29 10a Cost: Free Instructor: Kathleen Collins Emergency preparedness training that is applicable to everyone. The training’s focus is on creating a personal emergency plan and having the supplies on hand to survive disaster or emergency situation. Planning for people with access and function needs is discussed. Please Pre-register. Genealogy Club Third Wednesday of every month Wednesday, June 20 1-3p Cost: Free Everyone is welcome, whether you are a beginner or you have experience working on your family tree. This will be an informal meeting to talk about all things Genealogy. Please Pre-register. The Film Club Third Thursday of every month Thursday, June 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.

June 2018

Computers

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.

Need help purchasing a computer, laptop, MacBook Pro, cell phone, iPad or a tablet?Call 423-434-6229

Power of Attorney for Healthcare 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.

Basics of Microsoft Word Tuesdays, June 12, 19, & 26 6 - 7:30p Instructor: Morgen Marshall • Cost: $5 per class Session 1 June 12: Getting comfortable with MS Word. The ribbons and document settings, or “Where to find things.” Session 2 June 19: Making style settings that work for you. Taking the generic settings and modifying them. Creating default styles. Session 3 June 26: Reference, Table of Contents and Index functions. Bring notebook and thumb drive for all classes. Please Pre-register.

Beginning Spanish Instructor: Alberto Ceffalo Tuesdays, 2-2:50p Cost: Free Mr. Ceffalo was a language instructor at ETSU, Milligan and NE State. Please register.

Troubleshooting Devices “Walk-In” program Friday, June 15 2-3:30p • Cost: Free Betty Hall and Staci White will be on hand to help you with your device (cellphones, tablets, etc). Don’t forget your device! You must pre-register

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. Coming in July! AARP Drivers Safety Class Instructor: Diana Davis Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members to be paid to the Instructor Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 and 12, 12p -4p Some of the topics the class will cover: • How to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots • How to maintain the proper following distance behind another car • The safest ways to change lanes and make turns at busy intersections • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, antilock brakes and new technology found in cars today • Ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities • The effects of medications on driving (Source: AARP) and more. Please pre-register.

Betty Hall – One-on-One Cost $15 – 1.5 hour class. M-W-F – 12 pm & 2 pm Computers, Laptops, Mobile Phones, iPhone, Samsung and Smartphones. iPads, all Tablets. Macbook Pro,Chromebooks. Please bring device,prepay and register. Amara Carberry – One-on-One Cost: $15 pre-register Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 Appointments are from 12:30-1:30p and 1:30-2:30p Computer and Mobile Device help. Please bring laptop or Device. Please Pre-register and pre-pay.

Open Computer Lab Members of the Center will be able to check out an Access card to the Computer Lab at the Senior Front Desk to gain entrance into the Lab from 8:00a-5:00p, Monday through Friday. Times/ Availability subject to Change Attention High School Students! Writing you college admissions essay Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and Wednesdays June 6,13, 20, 27 10:30a-12:00p 4 week, 8 sessions Instructor: Morgen Marshall • Cost: $40 for all 8 sessions Hone your writing skills for your college admissions essay! High School Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to sign up and attend a 4-week, 8-session class to improve your essay writing skills. We will concentrate on essays for the current essay questions, use some examples of successful essays, and discuss how to write quickly and efficiently for online essay creation. We will also focus on the structure of writing an essay. Certificate of completion available. Pre-registration is required.

Volunteers Ready, Set, Serve Volunteer! On a mission to engage adults in Active Life through Active Living Monthly Volunteer Meeting, Monday, June 4, 10a in the Arts & Crafts Rooms • Light refreshments served • See what’s upcoming for the Volunteers • Guest Speaker: Stacy Larsen “The River” • Put your thinking caps on and come play a game with us!


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Outings

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Outings Tennessee Riverboat Co. Luncheon Cruise Wednesday, June 6 Leave MPCC at 9a, return approx. 4p Cost: $36 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 June 1. Lunch at The Mad Greek and stop at Steppen Style Thrift Store Tuesday, June 19 Leave MPCC at 10:45a, Lunch at 11:00a Cost: $1 Steppen Style is an upscale thrift store with a wonderful selection. The thrift store is a training facility to help boys from SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services develop job and life skills. All proceeds from the store go to helping develop an independent living program for Steppenstone Youth Treatment Services. Please register by June 18. History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn Thursday, June 21 5:45p Cost: $1 The Heritage Alliance is proud to present the second season History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum in downtown Jonesborough! This monthly program will feature a wide range of topics, including 19th century optical illusions, Sabine Hill, the Annals of Tennessee History, and much more! The region is full of history, and people who know about history, and History Happy Hour is a chance for them to share their exciting knowledge with the wider public. The program is a collaborative effort between local organizations, so audiences will have the chance to interact with multiple groups. History Happy Hour will be held at the Chester Inn Museum on the third Thursday of the month. Admission is free, and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. The goal of the program is to offer insightful history to the public, foster a collaborative relationship with various individuals and organizations, and increase the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum as a community meeting place Source: jonesborougtn. org. June’s topic will be Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, “Impeachment”. Register by June 20.

Theatre Bristol Presents: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Friday, June 22 Leave MPCC at 6:00p, return approx. 10:00p Cost: $19 includes ticket and transportation to the Paramount Bristol Theatre Bristol presents the stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, “a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.” “Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one familyfriendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.” Register by June 20. Seats are limited, No Refunds. Bush’s Beans Visitor Center and Café in Dandridge, TN Wednesday, June 27 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 June 25th.

Travel Corner Join us on Thursday, June 14 at 3:00 pm for the monthly JCSC Seniors on the Go travel meeting. To celebrate the arrival of summer, we will have an ice cream social! Whether your interest is day outings or longer charter trips, you are invited to come and make new travel friends. Please pre-register by end of day on Tuesday, June 12, to help us plan refreshments. The Memphis/Tunica trip needs more travelers! Cost is $557 pp/do; singles will need to add $189 to the cost. Offered by Todlow Coach. Please register as soon as possible so that we know there is sufficient interest to continue to offer this trip; final payment is due by July 17.


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Groups and Meetings

Groups and Meetings Weekly Bible Study Opportunities Mondays at 2p Join us for this open discussion Bible study. Share what you have learned throughout the years. Wednesdays at 10a Join this group each week for a fourweek Bible study. Presenter changes each month. Thursdays at 8:00a Men’s Bible Study. 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.

Constituent Services Cost: Free 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9-11a Bill Darden, a representative of Congressman Phil Roe will be available to discuss concerns and issues that you may have. Some of the ways that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance: • Senior Citizens: Social Security and disability • Students: financial aid, entrance to U.S. Service Academies • Veterans: VA claims and military service problems • Small Business: SBA loan applications, technical assistance and interpretation of federal regulations • Home Buyers: FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems

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Book Selections: June: Lying Awake by Mark Salzman July: The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

June 2018

Washington County SALT Council Senior Crime Prevention Academy Friday, June 15, 2018 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Jonesborough Senior Center 307 East Main Street FEATURED PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKERS: 

ELDER ABUSE, VAPIT and CREVAA, Rose Corbett, Adult Protective Services; Carolyn Phillips, CREVAA Coordinator; and Nikki Salyer, Washington County Sheriff’s Office YOUR MEDS: COUNT IT, LOCK IT, DROP IT, Dr. Jeff Gray, ETSU College of Pharmacy DISTRACTED DRIVING AND INTERSECTION SAFETY, Sgt. Nathan Hall, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Major Jamie Aistrop, Jonesborough Police Department

The Senior Crime Prevention Academy is FREE; however, REGISTRATION is required. Register by calling 423-753-4781. Registration deadline—Friday, June 12, 2018

Senior Softball at play


June 2018

Healthy Living / Sports

Healthy Living Virtual Dementia Tour Cost: FREE Tuesday, June 5, 10a-12p Speaker: Tracey Kendall-Wilson, Alzheimer’s TN This “tour” gives individuals insight and understanding of some of the challenges facing a person with dementia. A brief talk will proceed the tour along with an opportunity to ask questions about dementia and Alzheimer’s. The tours will begin at 10am and 11am. Limited spots are available. Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. Osteoporosis Update Cost: FREE Tuesday, June 5, 10:30-11:30a Speaker: Dr. Boonpheng (Dr. Ben) Hear the latest about osteoporosis including lifestyle strategies to build or maintain strong bones and new medications used to treat bone loss. Get your questions answered and do all you can to lessen your risk of fractures. Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237. Free Fasting Blood Sugar Screening Cost: FREE Wednesday, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7:30-9:30a Stop by the nurse’s station for a free blood sugar check (done by fingerstick) and learn more about keeping your sugar under control. No appointment necessary. Wellness Wednesdays Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30-11a Cost: FREE Do you need some motivation and accountability to eat smart and move more? Join our nurse, Jeanne on Wednesdays in June as we focus on food, fitness and fun. We will share tips for healthy eating, recipes that taste great and simple exercises to get you moving. Optional group walks after a brief talk. Call 423-434-6237 to sign up. Physical Function Screenings Cost: Free Thursday, June 7, 1:30-4p ETSU Physical Therapy students will be providing a functional screening consisting of strength, flexibility, vitals and balance. Please see senior front desk staff to register and sign up for a time slot. Pre-register by June 6. Impact of Stress on Your Health Cost: FREE Tuesday, June 12, 10:30-11:30a Speaker: Dr. Adams Briscoe Stress may be affecting you in ways that you don’t even realize. Learn how stress contributes to many health problems and explore options to better manage it. Please call 423-434-6237 to pre-register. Hearing Screenings Cost: FREE Thursday, June 14, 9-11:30a Free hearing screenings will be offered by East Tennessee Hearing Center. No registration required. Screenings will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Dining to Know Series Cost: $1 Thursday, June 14, 11:30a-12:30p Topic: Understanding Cancer This series of classes will feature a different speaker each month and lunch will be served. Speaker for the June program will be Gayle Hawley, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Nurse

Navigator with Ballad Health. She will help explain how cancer cells grow and spread, what to look for, what screening tests are recommended and different treatment options. Please reserve a seat by 5p June 11th. Limited seats available. Call 423-434-6237 to reserve your spot. Blood Pressure Control & Changing Guidelines Cost: FREE Tuesday June 19, 10:30-11:30 a Speaker: Dr. Sarah Arif Get the latest information about managing blood pressure and the new American Heart Association guidelines. Learn how high blood pressure can impact you over time and the importance of keeping it under control. Please pre-register by calling 423-434-6237 or sign up at the front desk. Cancer ~ Thriving and Surviving Cost: FREE Tuesday, June 26, 9-11a Speaker: Tracy Buckles, FTAAD This workshop series can be the turning point between enduring everyday life with cancer and enjoying everyday life! Join us to learn practical strategies for making a smooth transition from clinical treatment to survivorship. The program will not conflict with existing programs or treatments. If you or someone you love has endured and survived cancer, this series can help you take control of your life again, learn to deal with the effects of cancer, make better nutrition and exercise choices and offer support and encouragement. The workshop series will meet once a week for six weeks. Class size is limited and registration is required. Please pre-register by calling 423-4346237. Kick Sugar to the Curb Cost: FREE Wednesday, June 27, 11:30a-12:30p Speaker: Sarah Haas, Certified Nutrition Health Coach Many of us are more dependent on sugar than we would like. We crave sugary snacks to give us energy or satisfy that sweet tooth, but end up feeling sluggish, foggy, overweight, experiencing headaches and guilt. Gain a better understanding of your sugar cravings and learn practical tools for dealing with them. Let’s work together to find creative ways to nourish and satisfy your appetite and watch your productivity and energy levels soar as you implement lasting changes. Please preregister by calling 423-434-6237.

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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 Senior men and women are welcomed to play. There are four well maintained tables. All levels of experience are welcome. 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. Pickleball Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8a-12p Each Tuesday and Thursday 10a-12p Cost: FREE Join in on the fun! This activity is a modified version of tennis. We play doubles. 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. Join us for lots of fun, exercise, and meet new friends. Must be 55 or older. Golf Ready Monday and Friday 9:00-10:00am Starts May 14 and Ends June 22 Cost: $40 A conditioning, flexibility and basic stroke instruction to help you get ready for the golf season. Consists of 8 conditioning/flexibility classes and 3 golf lessons (putting, short game and sand trap). Conditioning classes will be held at MPCC and the golf lessons at Pine Oaks. If you have questions, please call Deb at 434-6231. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment required.


June Special Events

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8:30 Outshine Fitness 9:00 Golf Ready (MPCC) 10:00 Beginning Bridge Lessons 1:00 Cooking with Roy

7:00 Friday Night Dance – Senior Prom with Jerry Pierce

4 9:00 Golf Ready (Pine Oaks) 10:00 Volunteer Training Session 10:30 Writing your college admission essay 1:00 Amateur Photography Club 2:00 Video Series: The Arts

7:30 Hiking 101Pinnacle Preserve 10:00 Virtual Dementia Tour 10:30 Osteoporosis Update

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7 7:30 Hip Hikers- Pink Beds, Pisgah National Forest 10:00 As the Page Turns

9:00 TN Riverboat Outing 10:30 Wellness Wednesday 10:30 Writing your college admission essay

1:00 Pastel & Chamomile Class 1:30 Physical Function Screenings

6:30 Grief Support Gathering

11 9:00 Golf Ready (MPCC) 10:30 Writing your college admission essay

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9:00 Constituent Services 10:30 Impact of Stress on Our Health

6:00 Basics of Microsoft Word

18 9:00 Golf Ready (Pine Oaks) 10:30 Writing your college admission essay 1:00 Beading Class

8:00 Walkers & TalkersRhododendron Gardens & Miller Farmstead 10:30 Basic Home Repairs 10:30 Wellness Wednesday 10:30 Writing your college admission essay 2:00 Sewing Class

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7:30 Hiking 101Clark Creek Waterfalls 10:00 Bingo 10:30 Blood Pressure Control & Guidelines 10:45 Lunch and Thrift Store Outing

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7:00 Basic Shag Class 8:00 Intermediate Shag Class

10:30 Writing your college admission essay 1:00 Special Needs Art Class

9:00 Cancer-Thriving and Surviving

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2:30 Mountain Dulcimer Workshop 4:30 Senior Center Year In Review Celebration & Dinner 6:00 Basics of Microsoft Word

8:30 Outshine Fitness 9:00 Golf Ready (MPCC) 10:00 Beginning Bridge Lessons

6:30 JC Grand Squares

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8:30 Outshine Fitness 8:30 Washington County SALT Council Senior Crime Prevention Academy (Jonesborough) 9:00 Golf Ready (MPCC) 10:00 Beginning Bridge Lessons 1:00 Perspective Drawing 2:00 Troubleshooting Devices

7:00 Friday Night Dance – Shades of Refinement

20 10:30 Wellness Wednesday 10:30 Writing your college admission essay

7:30 Hip HikersAT @ Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge

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1:00 The Film Club 1:00 Pottery 3:00 Creative Card Making 5:45 Canvas Creations 5:45 History Happy Hour Outing

1:00 Genealogy Club

6:00 Basics of Microsoft Word 6:30 Grief Support Gathering 6:30 Next Step Photography

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9:00 Hearing Screenings 10:00 Writer’s Circle 11:30 Dining to Know 3:00 JCSC Seniors on the Go Ice Cream Social

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7:00 Basic Shag Class 8:00 Intermediate Shag Class

27 9:00 Bush’s Beans Visitor Center Outing 10:30 Wellness Wednesday 10:30 Writing your college admission essay 11:30 Kick Sugar to the Curb 2:00 Sewing Class

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7:30 Hip HikersLittle Lost Cove Cliffs 10:00 Writer’s Circle 10:00 “Try Us Out” 1:00 Pottery 1:45 Canvas Creations

7:00 Basic Shag Class 8:00 Intermediate Shag Class

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8:30 Outshine Fitness 9:00 Golf Ready (MPCC) 10:00 Beginning Bridge Lessons 1:00 Perspective Drawing 5:30 Line Dance Party 6:00 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Outing at the Paramount 6:30 JC Grand Squares

29 8:30 Outshine Fitness 10:00 Beginning Bridge Lessons 10:00 The READYS! 1:00 Perspective Drawing


Grandparents Corner

June 2018

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FREE

Aikido introduces and furthers the training of this modern Japanese martial art, including its physical and philosophical aspects of conflict resolution. Participants will learn techniques involving empty hand, wooden sword (boken) and short staff (jo). Weapons help to understand movement and spacing (ma ai). Requirements include the ability to get up off the floor unassisted and show respect for the instructor and others in the class. Participants should wear long sleeves and pants to class.

For more info, call 423-434-5749

Attention High School Students! Writing you college admissions essay Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and Wednesdays June 6,13, 20, 27 10:30a-12:00p 4 week, 8 sessions Instructor: Morgen Marshall • Cost: $40 for all 8 sessions Hone your writing skills for your college admissions essay! High School Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to sign up and attend a 4-week, 8-session class to improve your essay writing skills. We will concentrate on essays for the current essay questions, use some examples of successful essays, and discuss how to write quickly and efficiently for online essay creation. We will also focus on the structure of writing an essay. Certificate of completion available. Pre-registration is required.

It's never too late to offer opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, and this new event is designed for just that. Preschoolers will ride a desginated distance on their bicycle (with training wheels), tricycle or Big Wheel, hop off and run through a few fun obstacles to a watery but safe finish line. Please bring swimsuits, towels, helmets and bikes for your little ones. Snacks will be available. Registration: Early registration: May 1-June 2 - $10/person Late registration: June 3-June 8 - $15/person - NO race day registration Register in person at MPCC or online at myjcparks.org


Ongoing Events

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June 2018

Ongoing Events MONDAY

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7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Fit and Toned 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Senior Basketball 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 11:15 SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1 12:00 Betty Hall Computer – One on One 12:00 Qigong for Health 1:00 High Flyers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Musical Voices Practice 1:00 Hand & Foot Canasta 2:00 Betty Hall Computer – One on One 2:00 Open Bible Study 2:00 Challenge Square Dance 3:30 Line Dance with Martha 6:00 Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club

7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 8:30 All Out Fitness 9:00 Tri-Ominos 9:15 Zumba Zeniors 10:00 Heart Strings Instruments Jam Session 10:00 Pickleball 11:45 Silver Sneakers® Yoga 12:00 Rummy 12:30 Mexican Train Dominoes 12:30 Amara Carberry One on One 1:00 Pencil Drawing 1:00 SilverSneakers® Yoga 1:00 Golden Rollers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 1:00 Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer 1:30 Amara Carberry One on One 2:00 Needle and Fiber Arts 2:00 Beginner Spanish 2:30 Mountain Dulcimer Lessons 3:00 Conversational Spanish 5:30 Scrabble Group

7:00a to 8:00p Billiards Room Billiards Room Fitness Room 7:30 Fasting Blood Sugars 8:00 Pickleball 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks 9:00 Fit and Toned 9:30 Doubles Table Tennis 10:00 SilverSneakers® Classic 10:00 Bible Study 11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention 11:15 SilverSneakers® Classic Level 1 12:00 Qigong for Health 12:00 Betty Hall Computer – One on One 12:30 Acrylics 1:00 Pinochle 1:00 Partner Pass Pinochle 2:00 Betty Hall Computer – One on One 5:15 Ballroom Dance Practice 6:00 FUNdamentals of Yoga 6:30 Advanced Square Dance

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 Johnson City German Club 10:00 Pickleball 1:00 Rook 1:00 Ballroom Dancing 1:00 Golden Strikers Bowling @ Holiday Lanes 3:30 Brain-a-cise 5:30 Dandy Line Dancers

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 12:00 Betty Hall Computer – One on One 12:30 Ace of Clubs Duplicate Bridge 1:00 Mahjong 2:00 Open Craft Time 2:00 Betty Hall Computer – One on One

SATURDAY 7:00am to 8:00 pm Billiards Room Fitness Room 8:30 Blood Pressure Checks


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Senior Lifestyles Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

The staff displaying the qualities of a superhero volunteer!

Ventriloquist & Entertainer Kyle & Crew, and volunteers having a great time!

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Dance / Events

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Dance Line Dance with Martha (Intermediate Level) 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! Dandy Line Dancers (Advanced Line Dancing) Thursdays 5:30p Instructor: Martha Davenport Cost: FREE This is a volunteer group which not only practices during this time frame; they also go out into the community and perform.

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Special Events class so some experience is recommended Ballroom Dance Practice Thursdays 1p Cost: FREE Come and enjoy an afternoon of ballroom dancing Johnson City Grand Squares Second and Fourth Fridays 6:30-8:30p • Cost $6 New members welcome.

Ballroom Dance Wednesdays 5:15p • Cost: Free Bring a partner or come alone. More men are needed to join the group.

Line Dance Party Friday, June 22 5:30 - 8p Cost: $3 ($2 with SilverSneakers discount) Come join us for a fun evening of Line Dancing. Bring a snack, drinks will be provided. Bring a small pet related gift that will be donated to Washington Co./Johnson City Animal Shelter if possible. Please Register by June 18.

Advanced Square Dance Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p • Cost: $6 Instructor: Don Williamson This is an advanced square dancing

Basic Shag Class 6-week series beginning June 14th Thursdays 7p Instructor: Carl and Lana Edwards

Cost: $55 (6 lessons included) Come learn the Carolina Shag without going to the beach! This class will be geared toward beginners interested in learning the basic steps. No partner needed. Intermediate Shag Class 6-week series beginning June 14th Thursdays 8p Instructor: Carl and Lana Edwards Cost: $55 (6 lessons included) This class will be designed for experienced shag dancers looking to build onto the basics. No partner needed. Friday Night Dance- Come dance the night away from 7-10p, MPCC Gym. 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.

June 1, 7-10p Senior Prom Dance! - Jerry Pierce June 15, 7-10p - Shades of Refinement

a tour and ask questions about the center and its programs. You will also be given information about any new programs being offered in the next month. Light refreshments will be served and some free try it out vouchers for certain classes will be given. Please register with the front desk or call 434-6237 to reserve your spot.

The Year in Review Celebration Tuesday, June 26 4:30-7p Cost: Free Join Senior Center Staff in a celebration of our past year highlights and accomplishments and see what’s coming in the future. It’s an inside picnic with hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and dessert. Don Pedi, mountain dulcimer artist will be presenting his musical talent as the entertainment. There will also be games to help us celebrate. Must preregister by June 22.

Mt. Dulcimer Workshop with visiting artist, Don Pedi Cost: $15 per person Tuesday, June 26 2:30-4p Don Pedi, was born into a musical family in Chelsea, Massachusetts and has been playing the dulcimer since the late 60’s. Since settling in Western North Carolina Don has been recognized as the man who could “really play” a dulcimer. Must pre-register and pay before June 21.

“Try Us Out” Thursday June 28 10-11a Cost: Free Are you new to the center or want to know more about our programs that we offer, then you don’t want to miss our “Try Us Out” session. This will be a session to meet staff, find out what programs we offer, take

Winged Deer Park Lakefront Festival Plaza Goulding Amphitheater Join us for a memorable musical experience featuring a dynamic mixture of the area’s top talent! Thursday, June 7 ~ 7 ~ 9 p.m. ~ SHAKE yo Money Maker Band Thursday, June 14 ~ 7 ~ 9 p.m. ~ Lightnin’ Charlie & the Upsetters Thursday, June 21 ~ 7 -9 p.m. ~ Ivy Road Thursday, June 28 ~ 7-9 p.m. ~ Jerry Pierce & the Nightlife Band Thursday, July 5 ~ 7-9 p.m. ~ NO CONCERT Thursday, July 12 – 7-9 p.m. ~ Beach Nite Band Thursday, July 19 – 7-9 p.m. ~ CrossRoads Band Thursday, July 26 ~ 7-9 p.m. ~ Kids Our Age Thursday, August 2 ~ 7-9 p.m. ~ Heavy Country Thursday, August 9 ~ 7-9 p.m. ~ Shellem Cline Thursday, August 16 ~ 7-9 p.m. – Available rain date

Judy Hensley enjoying the Pottery Class Handbuilding and more.

Thanks to Our Sponsors! News and Neighbor ~ 101.5 WQUT, Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock


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Arts

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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: June: Working Hands. July: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes August: Summer’s Last Hurrah, Photographer’s Choice. 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. Feel free to come by and visit during class to see what it is all about and if you would like to sign up. 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. 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 This group does not meet in June, July or August. Plan to join in the fall! 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. Video Series – The Arts Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free First Monday of Each Month 2-3p In this exciting series of classes we will learn about Art History, Drawing Technique, American and European Art and Great Artists and their Masterpieces. Bring a note pad or sketchpad for discussion and notes. Let’s Play the Mountain Dulcimer Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: Free Tuesday June 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. Mountain Dulcimer Lessons Instructor: Willis Jones Cost: $15 for four lessons Tuesday June 5, 12, 19, 26 2:30-3:30p 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. Creative Card Making Instructor: Chyrl McLaughlin Cost: $7 Thursday, June 21, 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 all occasion cards. All supplies will be furnished. You will learn stamping, cutting, punches, embossing, and more! A variety of cards will be made this month. Don’t delay, seats are limited! Please register by June 15 Piano Lessons Instructor: Wreatha Terry Cost: $15 per 30 min lesson Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday We are now offering private piano lessons! Wreatha is a retired PhD music professor and will be offering her talents here at the center. Classes will be scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15, 11:00 and 11:45am and Thursday at 8:00 and 8:45am. All level of abilities are welcome – beginners to advanced. Special Needs Craft Class Cost: $2 Last Monday of the Month 1-2p 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 June 21 & 28 1-3p We will use slab, coil and pinch technique to make simple, yet practical and artistic pieces. Let’s celebrate June in this class: sunshine, plant life, buzzing bees and longer days, through decorative

and functional vases, mugs, wall hangings and garden sculptures. What would you like to make? Bring ideas! Suitable for all levels of ability – beginner to experienced. Don is owner and head potter at Dragonfly Cottage Pottery in Jonesborough. We are very excited to offer his FUN-ctional Art pottery classes here! Cost includes all materials and kiln firing. Please pre-register and pay, class size is limited. Cooking with Roy Instructor: Roy Krauss Cost: $8 Friday June 1 1-2:30p Join Chef Roy for another food preparation class! Great Beginning’s - Stimulate Your Mind With Anticipation of What’s to Come. This should be fun. We will be making a few different party Dips and some simple and easy opening appetizers. Step by step instructions with Printed recipes. All materials provided, an apron is recommended. Please pre-register. Class size is limited. Beading Class Instructor: Madleen Demaras Cost: $15 Monday June 18 1-4p Beading for beginners! Madleen will be guiding you in creating a Cali bracelet that you will be proud to wear and say you made it yourself! Madleen has been beading for 10 years and teaching beading for 7 years. All materials available at Cindy’s Crafts, 2532 Old Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, TN, 37601, 423-926-0050. The list of supplies will be there. Please pre-register by Friday June 15. Perspective Drawing Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: Free Friday June 15, 22 & 29 1-3p During the Renaissance, artists discovered the secret of how to create realistic three dimensional drawings on a two dimensional surface. In this class we will learn how to create this illusion in our drawing. We will learn how the eye organizes space and how to create realistic drawings as the eye sees. All materials furnished. Beginning to End….Canvas Creations Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: $8 per class Two classes offered Thursday June 21 5:45-8p Thursday June 28 1:45-4p No talent required! Join instructor Charline Hughes as she walks you through creating a canvas you will be proud to display in your home. Learn fundamental skills including how to add shadows, depth and dimension. This is a make and take class. All supplies will be furnished. Sewing Class - Community Service Project! Can you sew? If so, WE NEED YOU! Instructor: Charline Hughes Cost: Free Wednesday June 13 & 27 2-4pm We have a surplus of material that has been donated to the center. In an effort to give back to the community, we want to be a blessing to those in need by sewing oversized lap blankets/quilts. Sewing machines will be set up and all supplies will be made available to make them. These will be donated out in the community. Pastel & Chamomile Class Instructor: Ann Whitson Cost: $4 Thursday June 7 1-3p Come and relax and enjoy creating with pastels while sipping a cup of chamomile. You will be guided in working with the soft and blendable quality of pastel colors and will take home a finished composition. Appropriate for all skill levels. All materials furnished.


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Pool Schedule / Games

Pool Schedule

Games Hand & Foot Canasta Monday 1p Cost: FREE Come and play this card game. If you don’t know how, no worries, they will teach you how. Ladies Monday Night Bridge Club Mondays 6p Cost: FREE Like to play bridge? This is the place for you. Tri-Ominos Tuesdays, 9a-12p Cost: Free Come join this new group Rummy Tuesdays, 12-4p Cost: FREE This group not only plays classic rummy, they also enjoy different varieties of the game. Mexican Train Dominoes Tuesdays 12:30p Cost: FREE This fun loving group would love to play this game with you or teach you how to play. You will leave having made new friends Scrabble Group 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.

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Pinochle Wednesdays 1p Cost: FREE A trick taking card game for four Partner Pass Pinochle Wednesdays, 1p Cost: FREE Open to all skill levels. This game is single deck Pinochle, with a fun twist that provides players with potentially better hands when compared to the traditional “kitty” or “play what your dealt” games. We play in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and are willing to teach the game. 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 If you enjoy playing bridge, but haven’t tried duplicate bridge. Join the fun! Mahjong Fridays 1p Cost: FREE Mahjong is a tile-based game which was developed in China since the Qing dynasty and has further developed throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players. Bingo Tuesday, June 19 10a Sponsored by Aging in Place

Lap Pool Schedule: Lap Swim Teens, Adults and Seniors M-F 7-8:30a, 11:30a-1:30p; M-W-F 7-8:45p; Sat 11a-1p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Need time to swim? Whether your choice is swimming laps, aqua jogging, or just doing your ow thing, we have a time slot to fit your needs. Senior Lap Swim M-F 1:30-3:30p Cost: $2 per session or $30 per month (Free to Silver Sneaker® participants) Our senior lap times are offered to individuals 55 years of age and older Water Aerobics Teens, Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 9-10a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month Enjoy a shallow water class which combines cardiovascular work, muscle toning, balance and core work in a fun environment. No swimming skills are needed and all equipment is provided. A doctor’s clearance is required before participating in the class. Power Walking Adults and Seniors Instructor: Heidi Perry M-W-F 10-11a Cost: $3 per session or $25 per month This shallow water locomotion class is perfect for those who need a workout but require a low impact program. A doctor’s clearance is advised before participating in the class. All equipment is provided. 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 but you are welcome to try a class without the note and bring one to the next session.


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Fitness Focus

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Fitness Focus All Out Fitness Tuesdays, 8:30a 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! Fit & Toned Mondays and Wednesdays, 9a Cost: $2 Instructor: Leanna Lawson One hour class that includes cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and balance challenges. Silver Sneakers® Circuit Fridays, 10a Cost: $3 (Free for Silver Sneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Lauren Fowler 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 Silver Sneakers® classes. Increase muscular strength, range of movement and practice activities for daily living. Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a Cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-based, lowimpact Tai Chi form modified for seniors. It has been shown to reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis while improving strength, range of motion, and balance thereby reducing the risk of

falling. Classwork includes gentle stretching, breath work, focus on body alignment, and slow, controlled movement. With adjustments the exercises are appropriate for individuals of all physical conditions and can be done seated in a chair.

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.

Qigong Mondays and Wednesdays, Noon Cost will be $5 per class (50% discount for SilverSneakers® eligible participants) Instructor: Tonya Van Hook Qigong is a part of traditional Chinese medicine that includes easy to learn, gentle, flowing movements that stimulate the meridian system of the body and promote relation and mindfulness. Class work also includes warmups, gentle stretching of all the major joints, and breath work. Evidence-based studies show that Qigong practice can improve a wide variety of chronic health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, MS, and Parkinson’s disease, while reducing stress and promoting emotional health and mental function. With adaptations this class is appropriate for everyone regardless of physical limitations and can be done seated in a chair.

Outshine Fitness 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.

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.

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 medicalprofessional. 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.

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

Brain-a-Cise Thursdays, 3:30p Cost: Free Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body. Come join this group for different brain stimulating activities.

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


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Senior Lifestyles

If your address changes, please call us and let us know! Johnson City Senior Center at Memorial Park Community Center 510 Bert Street • Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 (423) 434-6237 Hours of Operation: Senior Service Reception Desk: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Memorial Park Community Center: Monday-Friday 7am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm

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

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

510 Bert St • Johnson City, TN 37601

E x p e r i e n c e a t r a di t i on of c ar ing.

(423) 282-1521 • MorrisBaker.com

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Senior Lifestyles - Johnson City  
Senior Lifestyles - Johnson City