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.

Wood Shop will be closed for a Summer Break from Monday, July 1 and will reopen on Monday, August 5. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 Woodshop Safety Orientation: 9am. Monday, Aug 5 | 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 workers please come and help.

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

 ETSU College of Nursing Students: 9am – 2pm. Friday, Jul 12 | Hallway Shuffleboard Court side | Students will set-up class posters with information about “Chronic Illnesses and Health Concerns and will discuss these issues with our seniors, handouts will be available.   Blood Pressure checks will also be available. Sign up 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 up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, there is a limit of 50 seats available. Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 26.

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: 2pm – 4pm. Thursday, Jul 25 | 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 “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 up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Support Group “Restless Legs Syndrome”: Restless Leg Syndrome Group will take a summer break, the next meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept 10 at 12:30pm in the Card Room.

Support Group “GriefShare Program”: GriefShare Program will be postponed for the summer due to the lack of participation. The programs next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct 9 from 9:30am – 10:30am in the Card Room.

Canoe the Clinch River: We will depart at 8:30am. Tuesday, July 9 | Natural Tunnel State Park | Cost for transportation is $8 each due when you sign up, fee for canoe is $12 each (cash only) due before we depart. We need a minimum of eight to sign up for trip to go, and is limited to fourteen people. NOTE: when you sign up you must have a partner. Lunch is on your own at Burgers R Us in Weber City. Sign up in the Office.

 Hiking Club: We will depart at 9am. Friday, Jul 19 | Turtle Ridge Trail, Johnson City, TN | Turtle Ridge Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and nature trips. Cost is $8 for transportation when you sign up. Lunch will be on your own at Dairy Queen. Sign up in the Office. If you would like to join the Hiking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407.

Lake Lure Tour: We will depart at 8:30am. Wednesday, July 24 | Cost is $8 for transportation when you sign up, Lake Lure tour is $13 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.

Biking Club: We will depart at 9am. Wednesday, Jul 31 | Green Belt | We will ride from the Kingsport Senior Center and get onto the Green Belt at Cloud Park and bike to Battle of Kingsport and back to KSC. Some items you will need for your ride: Spare Tube, CO2 Cartridge or Mini-Pump, Water, Nutrition Bars. Bike riding gear: Bike helmet, gloves, no open toe shoes, dress appropriate for the weather and to protect you for injury. NOTE: You must have your own bike! Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 329-8400. If you would like to join the Biking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407.

White Water Rafting: We will depart at 8:15am. Wednesday, Aug 7 | Hartford, TN | Cost of transportation is $8 payable when you sign up. Fee for rafting is $27 each (cash only) payable before we depart, please bring the correct amount. We need a minimum of 20 to sign up in order for trip to go. Lunch is on your own at Ruby Tuesday’s. We will White Water Raft the Upper Pigeon River which offers 60 plus rapids that include class III and IV whitewater. Be sure to bring a change of clothes, shoes, and a towel you will get wet! Foot protection is required, you will need old tennis shoes or water sandal’s that go around your ankle. NOTE: Flip flops are not allowed on the river and you must be in good physical shape to be able to get in and out of raft and also to help out paddling down the river. Sign-ups start on Friday, July 5.

Corn Hole Tournament, 1:00pm. Wednesday, Aug 14 | Gym | This tournament will be doubles playing the best three games, with double elimination. We will need at least 12 to sign up for tournament to be played. Cost is Free. 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/ Lee Health & Rehab Center. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Jul 10 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign-up by close of business Monday, Aug 12.

Table Tennis Tournament: 1pm. Wednesday, Sep 4 | Gym | This tournament will be doubles playing the best three games, with double elimination. We need a minimum of 12 players to sign up for tournament to be held. Cost is Free. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Kim Howell with Visiting Angels. Sign-ups start on Thursday, Aug 1 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign-up by close of business on Friday, Aug 30.

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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