Healthy Living


Andrew Price with Mackie Financial Group will be at the Center on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:30am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Stock Market Investments”: Andrew Price will be doing a seminar on what options are available to protect you from market downturns and ways to help you understand your options to protect your investments if the market crashes again like it did in 2001 and 2008. Many people lost a lot of money in 2001 and 2008. The stock market has had many people concerned about the possibility of a significant market drop in the near future. This is a great time to learn and get your questions answered.



Dr. Josh Wienczkowski, ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:30pm in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Involving Your Family in End of Life Care”: Dr. Wienczkowski will discuss how to communicate your wishes with your family, and how to involve them in your end of life care. Also Dr. Wienczkowski wants to have an open and honest conversation with you about any questions or concerns you have about death and dying.

Dr. Joseph Martin, ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:30pm in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Sleep Apnea”: Dr. Martin will discuss common cause, symptoms and treatment & cure. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain-and the rest of the body may not get enough oxygen.

Tabitha Ebbert, BS CDP, Manager of Programs & Education with Alzheimer’s Association will be at the Center on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:30am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Dementia Conversations”: This workshop will offer tips on how to have hones and caring conversations with family members about: Going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. This is an education program by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dr. Jeff Lewis, with HMG will be at the Center on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10:30am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Diabetes Management in Seniors”: Dr. Lewis will discuss how to balance cost and control your diabetes. Snacks will be provided along with a door prize for one of our lucky members, sponsored by Michelle Bolling, Senior Executive Director with Dominion Senior Living.


The Kingsport Senior Center Hiking Club will be hiking at Warriors’ Path State Park (Devil’s Backbone Trail). We will meet at the Kingsport Senior Center at 9:15am and depart at 9:30am, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. If you would like to hike with us and join the Hiking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407 or stop by the Office and sign up.



Mary Lou Mennona, RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) Support Group Leader for the RLS World-Wide Foundation will be at the Senior Center on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 12:30pm in the Card Room and held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Topic of discussion will be “What is RLS?”: This program will provide you a guide to understanding RLS disease and ailments associated with it that’s interrupting your sleep. Mary Lou will also discuss what some of the natural ways to help RLS are, also will prescription medicines help with what aggravates RLS, and what does dopamine have to do with RLS? A question and answer session will follow the discussion. Free booklet information will be handed out to all members who attend.

Michael Driver, Chaplain with Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice is sponsoring a GriefShare Program. We will meet on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 and every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 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, are invited to attend. This nondenominational program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. Grief-related books/materials are made available for participants. No sign up required.

Ginny Jenkins, C.E. and Holly Lefevers, LMSW with Smoky Mountain Home Health, Tracey Kendall Wilson with Alzheimer’s TN, and Kim Howell with Visiting Angels will be at the Center on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the Multipurpose Room and held every 4th Thursday of the month. Topic of discussion will be “Boost your Brain Power”: We will do some fun exercises alone with playing games that improve your memory. Also Memory Screenings will be available. Stop by the Office to sign-up or call 423-392-8400, walk-ins are welcome.


BlueCross BlueShield of TN Mobile Unit will be in the Front Parking Lot on Wednesday,May 23, 2018 from 9:00am – 5:00pm to promote health and wellness to certain BCBS of TN members. This event is for a select audience of BlueCross BlueShield of TN members and will not be open to the general public. Invitations will be extended by BlueCross via phone to eligible participants.



Come join us for a day of biking in Damascus, VA. We will depart the Center at 8:15am Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Cost is $8.00 for transportation payable when you sign up. Bike rental fee is $20.00 each (cash only) payable before we leave, no personal bike will be allowed on the bus. Please bring the correct amount, we will not have any change. We need a minimum of 15 in order for this trip to go. The bike ride is 17 miles from White Top to Damascus, which is downhill for the first 14 miles and leveling out the last 3 miles. Lunch is on your own at The Creeper Trail Café. Bikes are available with hand or foot brakes. So stop by the office and sign up. NOTE: If you can’t ride a bike or have trouble keeping your balance on one, please don’t attempt to do so on this trip!