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Wellness

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  The goal of the Kingsport Senior Center Wellness Program is to assist seniors in adopting positive behaviors that will lead to healthier lives and to integrate social, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness into everyday life.The Kingsport Senior Center offers area seniors an extensive choice of activities including a variety of exercise classes and a fully equipped exercise room.Other recreational opportunities: Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Darts, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickle-Ball, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis, Volleyball and many more.
Examples of the Wellness Classes Offered:

  • Silver Sneakers Classic
  • Aerobics; high and low impact
  • Exercise For Every Body
  • Strength Training
  • Tai-Chi; beginner and intermediate
  • Yoga; yoga nidra
  • Boom Fitness
  • Piloxing
  • Poundfit
  • Lap Swim

There is also a fully equipped Exercise Room available to all our members!

Branch Sites—Exercise Classes

Lap Swimming—Aquatic Center-Monday-Friday 8:00 am-11:00 am

Silver Sneakers Classic—Lynn View—Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am

Core Conditioning—Lynn View—Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am

Silver Sneakers Yoga—Lynn View—Wednesday 11:00 am

Silver Sneakers Yoga—Bloomingdale Baptist Church—Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 am

Core Yoga—First Broad Street United Methodist Church—Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am

Yoga—First Broad Street United Methodist Church—Tuesday, Thursday 11:30 am

Silver Sneakers Yoga—Colonial Heights United Methodist Church—Monday, Wednesday 11:00 am

Poundfit—Colonial Heights United Methodist Church—Thursdays 11:00 am

Total Body Workout—V.O. Dobbins—Monday, Wednesday 9:30 am

Branch Sites—Sports

Bowling—Warpath Lanes—Tuesday 12:30 pm

Cornhole—Lynn View—Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

Pickleball—Lynn View—Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Senior Center Main Site—Exercise Classes

Silver Sneakers Classic—Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 am

High Impact Aerobics—Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:15 am

Strength Training—Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:15 am

Strength Training—Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 am

Boom Fitness (Silver Sneakers)—Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am

Exercise for Everyone—Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 am

Piloxing—Tuesday, Friday 9:30 am

Senior Center Main Site—Sports

Table Tennis—Monday 2:00 pm, Wednesday 1:00 pm, Saturday 10:30 am

Volleyball—Monday 4:00 pm, Thursday 1:00 pm

Women’s Volleyball Lessons—Thursday 11:15 am

Shuffleboard—Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 pm

Pickle Ball—Tuesday, Friday 1:00 pm

Basketball—Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am

Cornhole—Thursday 4:00 pm

B&W Figure Hiking Up a Mountain

NEW Hiking Club

The Kingsport Senior Center now has a NEW Hiking Club! We have recently went on hikes to Bays Mountain and Warriors Path State Park. Come join us to hike up to beautiful locations on nice misty mornings! Please call Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407 if you are interested.

Healthy Living

Woodshop Safety Orientation will be on Monday, April 2, 2018 in the Woodshop at 9:00 am 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 and sign-up.

 WELLNESS SEMINARS

Dr. Josh Wienczkowski, ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:30 am 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.

Tabitha Ebbert, BS CDP, Manager of Programs & Education with Alzheimer’s Association will be at the Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “The Basics – Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease”: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This is an education program by the Alzheimer’s Association and will provide information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Debbie Cook, RN, Hospice Community Educator with SunCrest Hospice will be at the Center on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Clearing up the 10 Myths about Hospice Care”. All members are invited to attend so be sure to mark your calendar, no sign-ups required.

FIT TEST

 

We will be doing a fitness test on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 10:00 am – 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. Stop by the Office to sign up.

 

 BRIARWOOD RANCH SAFARI PARK

 

Come join us for a day on a tractor pulled wagon ride at Briarwood Ranch Safari Park. We will depart the Center at 9:15 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Cost is $8.00 for transportation payable when you sign up, park fee is $14.00 due day of trip (Cash Only). Briarwood Safari features animals from around the world. On your scenic, four-mile safari through beautiful hills and pasture lands, you will experience animals from six continents. The park Ranger will stop the tractor from time to time and share great animal stories, and for $3.00 dollars you get a 5lb bucket of pellet food to feed the animals within the safari area! The Park also offers a petting zoo and a gift shop to buy souvenirs. Be sure to bring your camera and dress appropriately to the weather. Lunch is on your own at Dairy Queen or Taco Bell and after lunch we will stop at Yoders County Market. NOTICE: All persons entering Briarwood Ranch do so at their own risk. Briarwood Ranch will not be responsible for injuries to any individual. Stop by the Office to sign up.

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Mary Lou Mennona, RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) Support Group Leader for the RLS World-Wide Foundation will be at the Senior Center on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm 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, April 11, 2018 and every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am – 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. 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, April 26, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room and held every 4th Thursday of the month. Topic of discussion will be “Spring Virtual Dementia Tour and Memory Screenings” Each participate will be given a list of task to complete within 10 to 15 minutes, which will make them feel impaired and confused. This task will let you know what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s or a related Dementia from day to day. Also Memory Screenings will be available. Stop by the Office to sign-up or call 423-392-8400, walk-ins are welcome.

STOCK MARKET INVESTMENTS

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.

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