Healthy Living

Blood Pressure Checks, Danielle Anderson, Community Relations Rep. with Asbury Place Kingsport will be at the Center on Thursday, Jan. 3 for blood pressure checks from 10:00am – 12:00noon and every 1st Thursday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office. Alicia Greer, Rehabilitation Liaison, with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital will be at the Center on Tuesday, Jan. 8 for blood pressure checks from 10:00am – 12:00noon and every 1st Tuesday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office.

 

Woodshop Safety Orientation, 9:00am. Monday, Jan. 7 in the Woodshop at and every 1st Monday of the Month. If you are interested in working in the Woodshop you must complete the Safety Orientation. Stop by the Woodshop or call (423) 392-8407 to sign-up.

 

Wellness Seminar “Exercise for Health”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Card Room. Dr. Tyler Schmitz, ETSU Family Physicians will discuss the definition of exercise, physical fitness, benefits of physical activity, types of exercise, the exercise prescription, sample fitness routines, and getting started. Sign-up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Thursday, Jan. 24 and every 4th Thursday of the month in the Multipurpose Room. Dr. Cindy Dunn will discuss how do many people drop weight, keep it off and make changes in their life to become a Health Warrior…she wants to share with you the secrets and give you a blueprint for success. Memory Screenings will be available. Sign-up in the Office or call 423-392-8400, walk-ins are welcome. This program is sponsored by Alzheimer’s TN, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice, & Visiting Angels.

Wellness Seminar “Healthy Habits for a Healthier You”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Card Room. Tabitha Ebbert, Alzheimer’s Association will discuss healthy habits the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Sign-up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Diabetes Basics”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Feb 12 in the Card Room. Dr. Kelly Kahle, ETSU Family Physicians will discuss what exactly diabetes means, what are common symptoms, treatments, why should we care about sugar levels and A1C. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Know the 10 Signs”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Card Room. Tabitha Ebbert, Alzheimer’s Association will discuss if you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Thursday, Feb. 28, and every 4th Thursday of the month in the Multipurpose Room. Dr. Tim Dunn will discuss Essential Oils-can they help with your symptoms? Also you will get information on does it interact with your medications and how it reduces the side effects of medications. Memory Screenings will be available. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Jan 16 in the Office or call 423-392-8400, walk-ins are welcome. This program is sponsored by Alzheimer’s TN, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice, & Visiting Angels.

Wellness Seminar “OMT – What is it?”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Mar. 19 in the Card Room. Dr. Caleb Smith, ETSU Family Physicians. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment or OMT is a set of hands-on techniques used by Osteopathic Physicians (DO’s) to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

                                                                                                                                           

Support Group “Restless Legs Syndrome”: 12:30pm. Tuesday, Jan. 8 and every other 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Card Room. A guide to understanding RLS disease and ailments associated with it that’s interrupting your sleep. Please sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Support Group “GriefShare Program”: Michael Driver, Chaplain with Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice is sponsoring a GriefShare Program. We will meet on Wednesday, Jan 9, and every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Card Room. GriefShare Program is offered to our members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to attend. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Hiking Club Meeting: 10:00am. Wednesday, Jan. 30 the Kingsport Senior Center Hiking Club will meet in Room 230 to discuss up-coming hiking trips for 2019. If you would like to hike with us and join the Hiking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407. Also you call (423) 392-8400 or stop by the Office and sign up.

ETSU College of Nursing Students: 9:00am to 2:00pm. Friday, Feb. 15 and Mar. 8, 22, in the Hallway Shuffleboard Court side. They will set-up class posters with information about “Care for the Older Adult” and will discuss these issues with our seniors.

Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Corn Hole Tournament, 1:00pm. Wednesday, Feb 27 in the Gym. This tournament will be doubles playing the best three games, with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only. Cost is $2.00 per person due day of tournament. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Nathaniel Young, Director of Sales and Marketing with Town View.

We will need at least 12 to sign up for tournament to be played. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Jan 16 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign-up by close of business on Friday, Feb. 22.

Table Tennis Tournament, 1:00pm. Wednesday, Mar 20 in the Gym. This tournament will be doubles playing the best three games, with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only. Cost is $2.00 per person due day of tournament. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only.

We will need at least 12 to sign up for tournament to be played. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Feb 20 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign-up by close of business on Friday, Mar. 15.

 

RETURN FROM THE DARK SIDE

Check your bag of coffee beans. Light-roast coffee may contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than darker roasts, according to a Korean study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. When coffee processors roast the raw beans for shorter periods, achieving a light roast, more of the antioxidant compounds are preserved, the study found. Light, medium, and dark roast have roughly the same caffeine, so switching won’t hurt your buzz.