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.

Wellness Seminar “Turn Your Brain On”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Mar. 26 | Card Room | Dr. Tim Dunne will discuss key points to “Turn Your Brain On” through daily meditation, food, exercise and more.

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: 2pm – 4pm. Thursday, Mar. 28 | Every 4th Thursday of the month | Multipurpose Room | Let’s play Essential Oils Bingo. Becky Russell, Wellness Advocate will discuss how essential oils which are an amazing natural solution that can help support you in your wellness journey. Walk-ins are welcome. This program is sponsored by Alzheimer’s TN, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice, & Visiting Angels.

Woodshop Safety Orientation: 9am. Monday, Apr. 1 | 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: Woodshop will open up for members at 12noon.

 

Blood Pressure Checks: Alicia Greer, Rehabilitation Liaison, with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, Apr. 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, Apr. 4 for blood pressure checks from 10am – 12noon and every 1st Thursday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office.

 

Wellness Seminar “Healthy Kingsport”: 10:30am. Thursday, Apr. 4 |  Card Room | Dana McMurray, Community Impact Manager will discuss how you can be part of helping Kingsport become the first city in America to have 3 million miles of physical activity in one years’ time. Dr. Ruth Ketron a special guest, and Kingsport resident for 89 years has accomplished almost 4,200 miles of physical activity since December 2016 who will share her health and wellness journey. Two Healthy Kingsport door prizes will be drawn for two lucky winners in attendance. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Wellness Seminar “Healthy Habits for a Healthier You”: 10:30am. Thursday, Apr. 18 |  Card Room | Tabitha Ebbert, Alzheimer’s Association will discuss healthy habits the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Wellness Seminar “Healthy Benefits”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Apr. 23 | Card Room | Dr. Kelly Kahle, ETSU Family Physicians will discuss how to reduce your risk of developing coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity by increasing your fiber intake. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: 2pm – 4pm. Thursday, Apr. 25 | Every 4th Thursday of the month | Multipurpose Room | Tracey Kendall Wilson will discuss “Diets can have a huge impact on our brain health”.  Come join us to view an informative documentary which will give you some great information. 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.

Support Group “GriefShare Program”: 9:30am – 10:30am. | Wednesday, Apr. 10 | 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.

Biking Club: 10am. Friday, Apr. 12 | 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, and Warriors 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.

Hiking Club: We will depart at 9am. Friday, Apr. 26 | Sill Branch Falls, Cherokee National Forest, Unicoi, TN | Cost is $8.00. 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.

Billiards Tournament: 10am. Wednesday, Apr. 17 | Billiards Room | This tournament will be an 8-ball tournament singles play best of three games with double elimination. We need a minimum of 12 players to sign up for tournament to be held. Cost is $2.00 per person due day of the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Kim Howell with Visiting Angels. NOTE: We will play on all four tables in billiards room. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign up by close of business on Monday, Apr. 15.

Shuffleboard Tournament: 9am. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 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. Cost is $2.00 per person due day of tournament. We need at least 12 to sign up for tournament to be played. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Linda Dotson & Charlotte Wilson with Abingdon/Lee Health & Rehab Center. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Apr. 24 with a deadline to sign up by close of business Friday, May 24.

Basic Woodworking Class: 9am – 2pm. Thursday & Friday, Apr. 25 – May. 17 | Wood Shop | Johnny Chandler and Johnny Clark will be teaching a 4 week Basic Woodworking Class. Cost is $100, which covers all your materials; with $50 due on first day of class paid to the instructors and the final payment is due on the last day. This class will cover all the Safety Requirements to work in the Woodshop and teach you how to use all the equipment the correct way. You will make a Butcher Block and a Foot Stool. Sign-up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400. Class is limited to 8 people with a minimum of 5 to sign up for class to be held, deadline to sign-up is Monday, Apr. 22.

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.

Off The Grid Zipline: We will depart at 10am. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 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-ups will start on Wednesday, May 1, with a deadline by close of business on Monday, June 3.

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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