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

Blood Pressure Checks: Jessica Maskew, MC with Asbury Place Kingsport will be at the Center on Thursday, Jan 2 for blood pressure checks from 10am – 12noon and every 1st Thursday of the month, in the Hallway by the Office.

 

Woodshop Safety Orientation: 9am. Monday, Jan 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 of the month after the safety orientation and ask that all wood workers please come and help.

Support Group “Restless Legs Syndrome”: 12:30pm. Tuesday, Jan 7 | 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 “Osteoarthritis”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Jan 14 | Card Room | Dr. Josiah Becker, ETSU Family Physicians will discuss various options available for the treatment of OA, with special attention given to benefits of strength training. Sign-ups start on Wed, Dec 18 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Knowing the Signs-Being a Smart Healthcare Neighbor”: 10:30am. Thursday, Jan 23 | Card Room | Dr. Holly Berndt, Holston Medical Group will discuss how to identify the signs of when someone may be experiencing diabetic shock, stroke and other outcomes caused by chronic conditions. Sign up in the Office or by calling 423-392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: 2pm – 4pm. Thursday, Jan. 23 | Tracey Kendall Wilson, Regional Director with Alzheimer’s Tennessee will discuss “What’s new in Alzheimer’s Research”. There’s lots of information that exists and at times seems contradictory and confusing. Join us to learn about new insights and debunk some myths that we have heard for years. We meet every 4th Thursday of the month in the Multipurpose Room. Memory Screenings will be available. Sign up in the Office or call 423-392-8400.

 

Wellness Seminar “How to Age at Home Safely”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Jan 28 | Card Room | Deborah Glaze, CNA will discuss home safety for the aging population. Inside, outside, and personal safety will be discussed. We will present ideas on how to age in the home of your choice, safely for as long as possible. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Wellness Seminar “TN Yellow Dot Program”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Feb 11 | Card Room | Edie Cannon with Brookdale Colonial Heights to discuss the TN Yellow Dot Program. Yellow Dot is designed to supply first responders with an individual’s medical information in the event of an emergency. The information can mean the difference between life and death in the “Golden Hour” immediate following a serious accident. Sign-ups start on Wed, Jan 15 or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Exercise for Health and Exercise Prescription”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Feb 18 | Dr. Tyler Schmitz, ETSU Family Physicians will discuss the impact of physical deconditioning, basics of cardiovascular and strength training exercises, and how to get started with an exercise prescription. Sign-ups start on Fri, Jan 17 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Be Well BINGO”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Feb 25 | Card Room | Chastyn Webster with Sullivan County Regional Health Department will doing Be Well BINGO. This bingo will provide activity’s using healthy nutrition examples as tiles in lieu of numbers and letters. Winners of the different bingo rounds will select a prize that will be displayed. After bingo there will be a short exercise / movement workshop for participants that will encompass varying abilities. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Jan 29 or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Hiking Club: 9am. Wednesday, Jan 22 | Turtle Ridge Trail, Johnson City, TN | Cost is $8.00 for transportation. Turtle Ridge Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Johnson City, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. NOTE: Elevation Gain: 177 feet, Route type: Loop. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Be sure to wear your hiking boots and bring your walking stick, something to drink and dress according to the weather. Lunch will be on your own at Dairy Queen. Sign up in the Office.

 

Basic Woodworking Class: 9am – 2pm. Thursday & Friday, Jan 23 – Feb 14 | Wood Shop | Johnny Chandler and Johnny Clark will be teaching a 4 week Basic Woodworking Class. Cost is $125, 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 Tue, Jan 21.

Hiking Club: We will at 9:15am. Wednesday, Feb 19 | Warriors Path State Park | Cost is $5 for transportation. Sinking Waters Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail at Warriors Park that features a river and is good for all skill levels. Three loops comprise of this trail narrated by signs in the trail telling of the first settling family in the area. The boardwalk at the bottom of the trail circles a series of small sink hold where the water trickles into (perhaps more so in the rainy season).  NOTE:  Elevation Gain: 354 feet Route Type: Loop. 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-ups will start on Fri, Jan 24 in the Office. If you would like to join the Hiking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at 423-392-8407.

Hiking Club: We will depart at 9am. Wednesday, Mar 18 | Laurel Run, Church Hill, TN | Cost is $8 for transportation. Laurel Run Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately hiking trail located near Church Hill, Tennessee that features a waterfall. NOTE: Elevation Gain – 620 feet. While grades vary from mild to moderate, the trail features rocky, rooted terrain that can make footing difficult. 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-ups will start on Wed, Feb 19 in the Office. If you would like to join the Hiking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407.

Table Tennis Tournament: 1pm. Wednesday, Feb 26 | 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 Melanie Bowman, Community Relations Manager with Dominion Senior Living. Sign-ups start on Wed, Jan 29 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign-up by close of business on Mon, Feb 24.

Corn Hole Tournament, 1pm. Wednesday, Mar 11 | 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 Heather Cash, Community Relations Manager with Everlan by Dominion. Sign-ups start on Wed, Feb 12 in the Office or by calling 423-392-8400, with a deadline to sign-up by close of business Mon, Mar 8.

 

Billiards Tournament: 9:30am. Wednesday, Apr 22 | Billiards Room | This will be an

8-ball tournament singles play best of three games with double elimination. Cost is Free. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Jill M. Rust, Sales & Marketing Manager with Brookdale Rock Springs. NOTE: We will play on all four tables in billiards room. Sign-ups start on Wed, Mar 25 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign up by close of business on Mon, Apr 20.

Shuffleboard Tournament: 9am. Wednesday, May 27 | Shuffleboard Courts | This tournament will be doubles playing the best three games with double elimination, using only one side of the score board. Cost is Free. 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 Melissa Ingle, Sales Manager with Brookdale Kingsport. Sign-ups start on Wed, Apr 22 in the Office or by calling 423392-8400, with a deadline to sign up by close of business on Tue, May 26.

TIME TO TAKE STALK: Vegetables are well known for their cancer-fighting potential. Now British researchers have discovered that eating broccoli could shield you from the wrath of diabetes. In a test-tube study, the scientists found that sulforaphane, a chemical derived from cruciferous vegetables, switches on genes that produce enzymes that protect your blood vessels from the damage linked to high levels of blood glucose. The compound also appears to increase levels of disease-fighting antioxidants, which do battle with the free radicals created by raging blood sugar.

STEALTH HEALTH FOOD – GINGER: This fresh, sweet-tasting root is used primarily in Asian cooking.

  • Why it’s Healthy – Beyond its role in aiding digestion, ginger may also have cancer-fighting capabilities. That’s because it contains 6-gingerol, a nutrient that’s been shown to stop the growth of colon-cancer cells, according to researchers at the University of Tennessee.
  • How to Eat it – Grate 1 tablespoon of peeled fresh ginger (discard the skin), and heat it with 1 tablespoon of peanut or canola oil, a chopped garlic clove, and half of a small white onion as the base for your next stir-fry.

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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