Membership

Membership Requirements & Fees

To be a member of the Kingsport Senior Center, one must be 50 years old or the spouse of a member, fill out an application, visit the center and pay the fee. Our membership year correlates with City of Kingsport’s fiscal year, which is from July 1 – June 30.

Seniors who get Silver Sneakers through their Insurance are eligible for their Membership to be FREE. ( However, Potential Members will still have to visit the office and fill out an application).

Membership fees are due July 1 and cannot be pro-rated.

$25.00 Kingsport City
$45.00 Sullivan County
$70.00 All other counties

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Membership Benefits:

  • When you become a member you get complete access to everything our facility offers.
  • We have a Pool Room, Card Room, Exercise Room, Ceramics Studio, Lounge, Gymnasium, Dining Hall, Atrium, Computer Lab, and Woodshop.
  • Members also get full access to our Branch Sites and everything they offer.
  • Furthermore, members are able to take classes, attend seminars and events, as well as go on trips.

*** Members also have free access of the Aquatic Center Pool from 8-11 on Weekdays and get 20% off of any water Aerobics Classes***

Visitors

A visitor is anyone at the Senior Center who is not a member. Visitors are expected to announce their presence at the office when they arrive.

The Kingsport Senior Center recognizes two different types of visitors:

  • Prospective member:
    An eligible member, 50 years or older.
    The prospective member may visit the Center four times without joining.
  • Guest visitor:
    An individual who does not meet the age requirement but is an out-of-town relative or houseguest of a member.
  • Visitors are not allowed to use the exercise room, the woodshop, or participate in any aerobics/ exercise classes.

Membership Application

Membership Process:

  1. Print and Fill out Membership application
  2. Bring it by the Kingsport Senior Center Front Office | Address: 1200 E. Center St. 1st Floor | ( The staff will enter your information in the database and hand you your membership card.)
  3. Pay the annual Membership fee. ( $25 for City Residents; $45 for Sullivan County Residents; $70 for Other County Residents; Free for SilverSneakers)
  4. A staff member will show you how to use your membership card
  5. If you would like, a staff member will be made readily available to take you around the Center on a tour.

Common Questions:

What is SilverSneakers?

  • SilverSneakers is a program provided through some insurance companies. To find out if you are a SilverSneaker contact your Insurance Company.

How do I become a SilverSneaker?

  • Contact your Insurance Company and see if they offer the program. If they do, ask how you can become a SilverSneaker.

How do I know what all the Center is offering each month?

  • The Center provides a free monthly newsletter that comes out the last Thursday of every month. ( In the Purple Newspaper box across from the Front Office)
  • The Newsletter can be emailed to you by asking the Front Office to add you to the email list.
  • The Newsletter is uploaded here on the KSC website under the Newsletter tab on the main menu.

How long does my membership last?

  • KSC Memberships last from July to July and are not prorated. ( Meaning: If you sign up in July and pay the fee, you get the full year. If you sign up half way through the year, the fee will still be the priced annual fee based on where you live.)

Can I Sign up for Events before the sign up date?

  • No, we try and make everything as equal as possible.

How long after joining the Center can I use the facility?

  • Immediately. As soon as you turn in the application and pay the fee.

If an event says it’s a SilverSneakers event or class, can I still attend it?

  • Yes.

What all does my SilverSneakers do for me regarding the KSC?

  • By being a SilverSneaker, your membership fee is covered. However, it doesn’t cover any additional costs for classes or events.
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