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

Wellness Seminars

Memory Screening/Virtual Dementia Tour—4th Thursday of each month, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Griefshare Program—9:30 am-11:30 am (every 2nd Wednesday of the month)

Megan Hopkins will be at the Center on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Weight Loss/Management”: Megan will discuss what it means to cleanse and how the right cleanse can help to regulate your body. We will also be discussing how you can use essential oils and other natural supplements to boost your metabolism and balance nutrition. This is an event you will not want to miss, so mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Samantha Jones, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian for Cardiopulmonary Rehab with Wellmont CVA Heart Institute will be at the Center on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be Nutrition and Heart Health: Samantha will discuss how a healthy diet and lifestyle is what will help you fight off heart disease. Also how making smart food choices is not as hard as you think and will benefit your heart in the long run. You will learn some recommendations on how to make daily food choices and some wonderful ways to help your heart stay healthy.

Dr. Greg Cooper, ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Falls/Fall Prevention”: Dr. Cooper will discuss what medication can increase the risk of falls and what steps you need to take to prevent falls. This is an event you will not want to miss, so mark your calendar and plan to attend!

Megan Hopkins will be at the Center on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be Immune System Support: Megan will discuss lifestyle factors that weaken our immune system, including stress, lack of sleep, and exposure to toxicity, and poor nutrition, then explore steps you can take to maintain a healthy immune system to keep you well this cold and flu season.

Dr. Aaron Brinklow, ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be Bone Health & Exercise: Dr. Brinklow will discuss how to safely prevent, treat, or reverse osteoporosis, preventing falls and keeping your independence longer.

Dr. Andrew Gibbs, ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be Why Dietary Fiber is Important to Your Heath: Dr. Gibbs will discuss how fiber is an important part of a balanced diet. It can prevent heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and weight gain. It can also improve digestive health. He will also go over why it’s important, the benefits and how much you should have.

LUNCH & LEARN

Jerry Stout, Special Agent, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will be at the Center on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:00 am in Room 310. Topic of discussion will be “Sudden Violence-Surviving an Active Shooter”: Throughout the United States, acts of sudden and unexpected violence in schools, shopping mall, churches, office buildings, and other public locations have been on the rise. Events like the shootings in Virginia, Colorado, Oregon, and Connecticut raise awareness of the continuing national problem. This presentation–intended for businesses, schools, and other private entities–will provide vital information about mitigating the threat posed by individuals who carry out acts of violence, along with information that addresses intervention, clarifies the role of those involved, and how to effectively respond to the problem. (This is not a tactical training course) Lunch is sponsored by Kim Howell, Marketing Liaison with Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services and will be served after the presentation. Sign-ups start on Thursday, November 16, 2017 or call 423-392-8400, there is a limit of 75 seats available.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS

Danielle Anderson, Community Relations Rep. with Asbury Place Kingsport will be at the Center on Thursday, December 7, 2017 for blood pressure checks from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and every 1st Thursday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office. Carey Tullock with Avalon Hospice will be at the Center on Monday, December 18, 2017 for blood pressure checks from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and every other 3rd Monday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office. These services are free and not required to sign up for.

Danielle Anderson, Community Relations Rep. with Asbury Place Kingsport will be at the Center on Thursday, January 4, 2018 for blood pressure checks from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and every 1st Thursday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office. Carey Tullock with Avalon Hospice will be at the Center on Monday, February 19, 2018 for blood pressure checks from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and every other 3rd Monday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office. These services are free and not required to sign up for.

WOODSHOP CLEAN-UP/CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

The Woodshop will be CLOSED from Wednesday, December 13, 2017 through January 13, 2018.

The Woodshop be closed for clean-up on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. All woodworkers are ask to come in at 9:00 am and help. Woodshop will be closed for the Christmas Holiday from Monday, December 18, 2017 – Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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, December 12, 2017 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, December 13, 2017 and every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Surviving the Holidays”: When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants discover:

  • How to deal with emotions
  • What to do about traditions
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to find hope for the future

Please join us for this encouraging seminar, no sign up required.

Mary Lou Mennona, RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) Support Group Leader for the RLS World-Wide Foundation will be at the Senior Center on Tuesday, January 9, 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, January 10, 2018 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. 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 is sponsoring Memory and Brain Health Awareness Group.   We will meet at the Center on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room and held every 4th Thursday of the month. Topic of discussion will be “Know the Best Foods for Brain Function, Health & Memory” presented by Ginny Jenkins. Also Memory Screenings will be available. Stop by the office to sign up or call 423-392-8400, walk-ins are welcome. NOTE: Memory and Brain Health Awareness Group will not meet December 28, 2017.

TOURNAMENTS

Come join us for a corn hole toss tournament on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Gym. This tournament will be doubles playing the best of three games, with double elimination. Cost is $2.00 per person, payable the day of the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Kim Howell, Marketing Liaison with Visiting Angels. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

We invite all shuffleboard players to show off your skills on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:00 am. This tournament will be doubles playing the best three games, with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only. We will only use one side of the score board. Cost is $2.00 per person due day of tournament. We will need at least 12 to sign up for tournament to be played. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 with a deadline to sign up by close of business Monday, February 26, 2018.

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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. B&W Figures Doing Tai-Chi

Basic Tai-Chi

The Center will be having Basic Tai-Chi on Monday,January 8 through March 26, 2018 at 9:00am in Room 302. This is a beginner class taught by Robert Buchannan. This class is free, plus, you don’t have to sign up for it! So come join us in learning Basic Tai-Chi!

“Hodge Podge” Tai-Chi

The Center will also be offering “Hodge Podge” Tai-Chi on Monday, January 8 through March 26, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am in Room 302. This class will include 20 minutes of tai-chi, 20 minutes of yoga, and 20 minutes of meditation. Bob Buchanan will lead this class. This class is free and doesn’t require sign up, so be sure to stop by for a fun and calming time.

Tai-Chi

If you’re looking for a more intermediate and advanced course, our regular Tai-Chi class will be perfect for you. The class starts Friday, January 12 and lasts until March 30, 2018. The class begins at 9:00am in Room 310. Its FREE and no sign up is required!

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