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: Alicia Greer, Rehabilitation Liaison, with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport will be at the Center on Tuesday, Sept 3 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, Sep 5 for blood pressure checks from 10am – 12noon and every 1st Thursday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office. Rhonda Mann, Volunteer will be at the Center on Thursday, Sep 12 & 26 for blood pressure checks from 10:30am – 12:30pm in the Hallway by the Office. 

 

Woodshop Safety Orientation: 9am. Monday, Sep 9 | 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.

 

Support Group “Restless Legs Syndrome”: 12:30pm. Tuesday, Sep 10 | 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.

 

Wellness Seminar “Stroke Prevention”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Sep 10 |  Card Room | Alicia Greer, Lauren Griffith, and Jennifer Davis with Encompass Health Rehab Hospital will give details on Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack (mini stroke) and ways to prevent a stroke from occurring. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Healthy Sleep Habits”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Sep 17 | Card Room | Dr. Caleb Smith, ETSU Family Physicians will discuss how to ensure adequate/restful sleep and some therapies that can help achieve that. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: 2pm – 4pm. Thursday, Sep 26 | 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 “Music and Memories”: 10:30am. Thursday, Oct 3 |  Card Room | Heather Cash, Community Relations Manager with Everlan by Dominion of Johnson City will be highlighting the awesome benefits of listening to Music and how it helps improve your Memory! Enjoy listening to some of your favorite songs while sharing some of your past memories. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Sep 4 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

First District Tennessee Senior Olympics: Sep 4, 2019 – Oct 2, 2019 | Senior Olympics is a special event for seniors 50 and older that combines a wide range of competitive activities. The objectives of the Senior Olympics are to recognize people who have achieved and maintained good health throughout their lives, promote physical fitness and the pursuit of lifetime leisure activities, and provide opportunities for fun, recreation and fellowship. For more information contact, Teresa Sutphin, Coordinator. Phone: 423-722-5120 Email: tsutphin@ftaaad.org / Web site: www.tnseniorolympics.com

 

Biking Club: We will depart at 9am. Friday, Sep 20 | Lakeside Trail: Steel Creek, Bristol, TN | NOTE: Transportation and transfer of your bike will be on your own, meet at Rooster Front Park. The trail is flat, gravel and at the trial head there’s short incline about .10 of a mile then levels out. You have the view of the lake to your side the entire time, plus the ridgeline is gorgeous. 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. Sign up in the Office, or by calling (423) 392-8400. If you would like to join the Biking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407.

Flu Vaccine Clinic: 9am – 11am. Tuesday, Sep 24 | Pinney’s Prescription Shop | Hallway Billiards Room side. Medicare part B and TNCARE are going to cover the influenza vaccine this year at no charge to the patient. You must bring in your insurance card (Medicare, etc.) so that we may record the information and bill accordingly. Without any insurance the current retail price of the Flu Shot is $30.00. Pinney’s will also verify patient medical/immunization history, provide information on all vaccine types, give the patient an immunization card for his/her reference, and provide the immunization information to the clients primary care physician. Sign up in the Office or you can call 423-392-8400, walk-ins are welcome the day of the Clinic.

 

Off the Grid Zipline: 10am. Wednesday, Sep 25 | 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, with a deadline by close of business on Monday, Sep 23.

 

Hiking Club: 8:30am. Friday, Sep 27 | Linville Falls via Plunge Basin Trail, Newland, NC | Cost is $8.00 for transportation. Linville Falls is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Newland, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. NOTE: Elevation Gain: 521 feet, Route type: Loop. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching. 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.

Tuckaleechee Caverns: 9am.  Friday, Oct 4 | Townsend, TN | Cost is $8.00 for transportation payable when you sign up. Cave fee is $17.00 (cash only) due day of trip. We need a minimum of 20 to sign up in order for trip to go. Lunch is on your own at Little River BBQ. Tuckaleechee Caverns known as the “Greatest Site under the Smokies” are the highest rating Cave or Cavern of the Eastern United States. NOTE: There are 87 steps you will have to go down & back up, so be sure you are able to handle this. Wear a good pair of comfortable shoes, and dress appropriate for the caverns the temperature inside is 58 degrees year round. Sign-ups will start on Wednesday, Sep 4 with a deadline by close of business on Monday, Sep 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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