Wellness

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.

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Healthy Living:

To sign up for an event, stop by the Front Office or call (423) 392-8400.

Blood Pressure Checks: Danielle Anderson, Community Relations Rep. with Asbury Place Kingsport will be at the Center on Thursday, May 2 for blood pressure checks from 10am – 12noon and every 1st Thursday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office. Alicia Greer, Rehabilitation Liaison, with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, May 7 for blood pressure checks from 10am – 12noon and every 1st Tuesday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office. Rhonda Mann will be at the Center on Thursday, May 16, 23 for blood pressure checks from 9:30am – 11:30am in the Hallway by the Office.  

 

Woodshop Safety Orientation: 9am. Monday, May 6 | Woodshop | 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. NOTE: We will be cleaning the shop every 1st Monday after the safety orientation and ask that all wood worker please come and help.

 

Fit Test: 10am – 11:30am. Wednesday, May 8 | Kevin’s Office | We will test Body Fat%, Flexibility, Strength, and Weight using the 350 Body Composition Analyzer. If you plan to participate you must fill out the some paperwork for the test. Sign-up in the Office

 

Wellness Seminar “Constipation”: 10:30am. Tuesday, May 14 | Card Room | Dr. Hannah Geeraert, ETSU Family Physicians will discuss medications that cause Constipation along with treatments. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: 2pm – 4pm. Thursday, May 23 | Every 4th Thursday of the month | Multipurpose Room | 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 “Heart Disease”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Jun. 11 | Card Room | Dr. Megan Quaresima, ETSU Family Physicians will be exploring the physiology, causes, signs/symptoms, adverse effects, and ways to prevent Cardiovascular Disease. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, May 22 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Breakfast & Learn “Regenerative Medicine”: 9am – 11:30am. Tuesday, Jul. 23 | Room 310 | Dr. Tim Dunne, Advocate Integrated Medicine will discuss how this involves using your body to heal itself, using naturally occurring cells and specialized fluids. This triggers cell growth and cells will continue to grow and divide, forming new tissues. This comprehensive alternative treatment is beneficial for chronic pain sufferers of knee pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, lower back pain, sciatica, neuropathy and so much more. Breakfast is sponsored by Michelle Bolling, Director of Marketing with Advocate Integrated Medicine. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, June 12, there is a limit of 50 seats available. Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 26.

Wellness Seminar “Tooth Wisdom”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Jul. 30 | Card Room | Brittany Smelcer with Smile On 60+ will discuss many types of oral health problems, results of poor oral care, why tooth brushing is so important, how to make brushing easier, basics of denture care, and more. Note: Free oral health kits that include toothbrush, toothpaste, and information about Smile On 60+ Dental program for all participants! Sign-ups start on Wednesday, June 19 or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Support Group “GriefShare Program”: 9:30am – 10:30am. | Wednesday, May 8 | Every 2nd Wednesday of the month | Card Room | Michael Driver, Chaplain with Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice is sponsoring a GriefShare Program. GriefShare Program is offered to our members who have experienced the death of a family member or friends are invited to attend. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Support Group “Restless Legs Syndrome”: 12:30pm. Tuesday, May 14 | Every other 2nd Tuesday of the month | Card Room | A guide to understanding RLS disease and ailments associated with it that’s interrupting your sleep. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Hiking Club: We will depart at 9:30am. Wednesday, May 22 | Buffalo Mountain, Johnson City, TN | Cost is $8.00 for transportation. Be sure to wear your hiking boots and bring your walking stick and dress according to the weather. Everyone bring a bag lunch with something to drink, we will be eating in the park. Sign up in the Office. If you would like to join the Hiking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407.

Shuffleboard Tournament: 9am. Wednesday, May 29 | Shuffleboard Courts | This tournament will be doubles playing the best three games with double elimination. We will only use one side of the score board, and will need at least 12 to sign up for tournament to be played.  Cost is $2.00 per person due day of tournament. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Linda Dotson with Lee Health & Rehab Center and Charlotte Wilson with Abingdon Health & Rehab Center. Sign up in the Office, the deadline to sign up is by close of business Friday, May 24.

Biking Club: 10am. Friday, May 31 | Room 230 | If you are interested in starting a biking club come out and join us, we will be discussing what places in the area that our members could get together and bike, i.e. Area Parks, Green Belt, Warriors Park, Tweetsie Trail, and Steel Creek Park. Also you must be able transfer your own bike. NOTE: This will not be a mountain biking club! Sign up in the Office or by call (423) 392-8400.

Off The Grid Zipline: We will depart at 10am. Wednesday, June 5 | Cost of transportation is $8.00 per person payable when you sign up. The zip line fee is $29.00 each (cash only) payable the day of the trip before we depart. Please bring the correct amount, we will not have any change. Off The Grid Mountain Adventures features one of the longest zip lines in the country, at nearly 3000 feet long, the length of 10 football fields, and close to 300 feet above the canyon floor, reaching speeds up to 60 miles per hour. We need a minimum of 20 to sign up in order for trip to go. Lunch is on your own at Dairy Queen. NOTE: There is no age or height limit, but there is a maximum weight limit of 275 lbs. Sign up in the Office, the deadline to sign up is by close of business on Monday, June 3.

 

Health & Wellness Fair: 9am – 11am. Tuesday, June 18 | 1st floor on the Billiards and Shuffleboard Hallways | NOTE: Registration will not start until 9am! Come join us for a day of Wellness. Blood Pressure Checks, Balance Screening sponsored by Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport, Blood Sugar Checks and Refreshments sponsored by Michelle Bolling with Advocate Integrated Medicine & Ginny Jenkins with Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice. Door prizes will be given at 11:30am in the Gym and you must be present at the time names are drawn to win. So mark your calendar for this very important date to be a part of the fun.

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

Workout with Kevin!

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!

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