Senior Services

Senior Services

Kingsport Senior Center Services:

Be A Santa To A Senior, 8am – 6:45pm. November 4 – November 27 | KSC will be helping with the Be a Santa to a Senior program with Home Instead (Kelli Ward). Starting Monday, November 4 there will be a tree up outside the Senior Center office where members can pick out a paper ornament with the name(s) of a senior that includes 3 items that the individual would like for Christmas. Members will take the names from the tree and purchase items for the individual and return the items back unwrapped to the KSC for keeping until the wrapping party on 12/5/19.

Estate Planning for Digital Assets, 10am-12pm. Thursday, November 14 | Computer Lab | Free. What will happen to your Facebook account when you die? What about all your photos shared on social media, your texts with loved ones, or documents on cloud-storage systems? Polly Peterson, Attorney with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, will be at KSC to discuss what happens to your Facebook and Instagram accounts at your death and how to take care of passwords and logs. Please call (423)392-8400 to sign up.

Ask a Library Geek, 10:30am – 12pm. Thursday, November 21 & December 26 | Computer Lab | Free. Would you like to get set up to use free library eBooks, audiobooks, and online magazines? Have some computer, table or IPad questions? Get a shiny new tablet, phone, or computer recently and want to learn as much as you can about the device? Want to practice using the internet or typing a document? May you have an old device, you never learned how to use? Learn all you wanted to be able to do with your device, but never knew how. If you have any accounts, such as Apple or Google accounts, please try to have passwords ready. Sorry, no device hardware repairs or software troubleshooting. Sign up by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wrapping Party for Be A Santa To A Senior, 9am – 12pm. Thursday, December 5 | Atrium | Free. We will be wrapping all of the presents that our generous KSC members provided. Anyone who would like to volunteer can contact Beth Freeman at (423)343-9713 or bethfreeman@KingsportTN.gov | Refreshments will be provided.

Intro to Facebook, 10am – 11am. Monday’s, January 6, 13, and 27 | Computer Lab | Free. Lynne Hixson will be teaching a 3-week class on the basics of using Facebook. Bring your own device equipped with Internet capabilities or you may borrow one from the Senior Center. This free class is limited to 8 participants. Sign up begins 12/2/19. Call (423)392-8400 to sign up.

Intro to Apple Devices, 10am – 11am. Tuesday’s, January 7, 14, and 21 | Computer Lab | Free. Lynne Hixson will be teaching a 3-week class on the basics of using an Apple Device. Bring your own device equipped with Internet capabilities or you may borrow one from the Senior Center. This free class is limited to 8 participants. Sign up begins 12/2/19. Call (423)392-8400 to sign up.

Android Phone Basics, 10am – 11am. Wednesday’s, January 8, 15, and 22 | Computer Lab | Free. Lynne Hixson will be teaching a 3-week class on the basics of using an android phone. Bring your own device equipped with Internet capabilities or you may borrow one from the Senior Center. This free class is limited to 8 participants. Sign up begins 12/2/19. Call (423)392-8400 to sign up.

What is REAL ID? 10:30 – 11:30am. Thursday, January 23 | Computer Lab | Free. Lieutenant Rick Garrison with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Fall Branch District/Special Programs, will be at the KSC to discuss and answer any questions regarding the REAL ID driver license requirements that will go into effect October 1, 2020. Sign up begins 12/16/19. Call (423)392-8400 to sign up.

Kingsport Senior Center Service Hotline:

Beth Freeman – Program Leader

(423) 343-9713

Front Office (122)

For Additional Senior Resources:

Transportation:

KATS

The Kingsport Area Transportation System (KATS) will pick up members of the Senior Center Monday through Friday within the city limits of Kingsport.

FOR MORE INFO:

423-224-2613 (KATS)

First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability:

(866) 836-6678 3211

N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601

Senior Connect Kingsport:

Is a database of different services available based on your need.

  • Medicare
  • Housing
  • Care
  • Safe Living
  • Nutrition
  • and many more resources!
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