Healthy Living


Polypharmacy and how this Impacts Healthy Aging: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 9:00am in Room 310. Dr. Ronna New will discuss the changes that occur in the bodies system with aging and examine how this presents the risk of medication-related problems with age. Breakfast is sponsored by Michelle Bolling, Senior Executive Director with Dominion Senior Living. There is a limit of 50 seats available, sign up in the Office.



Sleep Apnea: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:30am in the Card Room. Dr. Amanda Lingerfelt will discuss common causes, symptoms, treatment and cures.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:30am in the Card Room, with Tabitha Ebbert, BS, CDP. Join us to learn about research in 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.

Type 2 Diabetes: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:30am in the Card Room. Dr. Alex Havlik will discuss symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and ways to manage your diabetes.



We will depart the Center at 8:45am on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Cost of transportation is $8.00 per person payable when you sign up. The rental fee for tubing is $11.00 each (cash only) payable before we depart. Please bring the correct amount, we will not have any change. We need a minimum of 20 to sign up in order for trip to go. Lunch is on your own at Smoky Joe’s BBQ. We will be tubing the Little River for 1 1/2 to 2 hours of relaxing rapids, scenic view, private beaches, and even a rock jump. Sign up in the Office.



We will depart the Center at 8:30 am on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 for Lake Lure, NC. Cost is $8.00 for transportation when you sign up, lake lure tour is $13.00 each (cash only) payable before we leave. Lunch is on your own at La Strada at Lake Lure. Discover the beauty, charm, and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina. Sign up in the Office.



We will depart the Center at 9:00am on Friday, September 21, 2018. Forbidden Caverns will provide you with an entertaining and educational one hour walking tour past sparkling formations, towering natural chimney’s, numerous grottos, and a crystal-clear stream. Cost of transportation is $8.00 when you sign up, Cave fee is $12.00 each (cash only) payable the day of the trip before we depart. Lunch is on your own at Quaker Steak & Lube. NOTE: Be sure to wear a good pair of comfortable shoes, and dress appropriate for the caverns the temperature inside is 58 degrees year round. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 with a deadline to sign up by close of business on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.



GriefShare Program: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 and every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9:30am – 11:30am in the Card Room. GriefShare Program is offered to our members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. This nondenominational program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. No sign up required.

Memory and Brain Health: Thursday, August 23, 2018 and every 4th Thursday of the month from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Multipurpose Room. Most of us think of exercise as something from the neck down, join us as we focus on the neck up. Brain and cognitive exercise are just as important, also you will leave with tips and tricks to form more powerful connections. Memory Screenings will be available. Stop by the Office to sign up or call 423-392-8400, walk-ins are welcome.


The Kingsport Senior Center Hiking Club will be hiking at Persimmon Ridge Park. We will depart at 9:30am, Friday, August 24, 2018. 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.




We will be doing a fitness test on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in Kevin’s office. We will test Body Fat%, Flexibility, Strength, and Weight using the 350 Body Composition Analyzer. If you plan to participate in this event stop by the Office to fill out some paper work and sign up for the test.



Johnny Chandler and Johnny Clark, will be teaching a Basic Woodworking Class for 4 weeks on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm starting September 6, 2018 – September 28, 2018 in the Woodshop. Cost is $100.00, which covers all your materials; with half payment due on first day of class paid to the instructor and the final payment is due on the last day. This class will cover all the Safety Requirements to work in the Woodshop and teach you how to use all the Equipment the correct way. You will make a Butcher Block and a Picture Frame. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Class is limited to 8 people with a minimum of 5 to sign up for class to be held, deadline to sign up is Friday, August 31, 2018.


This workshop will focus on blood sugar levels, counting carbohydrates, and detailed menu planning. The workshop is a six-week program held every Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:00noon, September 25 – October 30, 2018 in Room 230. Sign-ups start on Friday, August 24, 2018 or call 423-392-8400, there is a limit of 20 seats available. Light snacks will be offered at each session, also a drawing for a $50.00 dollar Walmart gift card at the last session for those who attend all six sessions. The workshop is sponsor by Sullivan County Regional Health Department.