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: Danielle Anderson, Community Relations Rep. with Asbury Place Kingsport will be at the Center on Thursday, Nov 7 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, Nov 4 | 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.

 

Woodshop will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Monday, Nov 25 and reopen on Monday, Dec 2. Also will be closed for the Christmas Holiday from Monday, Dec 23 to Tuesday, Jan 6, 2020.

Wellness Seminar “Diabetes”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Nov 19 in the Card Room. Dr. Stephen Miller, ETSU Family Physicians will discuss why it’s important to control your blood sugar, consequences of not controlling it. Dr. Miller will give you some recommendations for diet and exercise. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Wellness Seminar “Dental BINGO”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Nov 26 | Card Room | Brittany Smelcer with Smile on 60+ will doing Dental BINGO just like regular BINGO with a dental educational twist. Door prizes will be a awarded to the winners. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Oct 30 or by calling (423) 392-8400.

 

Wellness Seminar “Osteoarthritis”: 10:30am. Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 in the 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 Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Wellness Seminar “Memory and Brain Health”: Will not meet in November and December due to the holidays. The next meeting will be 2:00pm – 4:00pm Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 and 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, walk-ins are welcome. This program is sponsored by Alzheimer’s TN, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice, & Visiting Angels.

ETSU College of Nursing Students: 9am – 2pm. Fridays, Nov 1 | 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 members, handouts will be available. Blood Pressure checks will also be available. Sign up in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400.

Vision Screening: 10:30am. Tuesday, Nov 12 in the Card Room | Chris Davidson, L.D.O. with America’s Best Contacts & Eye Glasses will doing free vision screening via Snellen Eye Chart to give you an idea if your current vision is 20/20 or worse. Also he do adjustment to current glasses and tighten screws. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Oct 9 in the Office or you can call 423-392-8400.

 

Ladies Only Volleyball Lessons/Practice: 11:15am to 1pm. Thursday’s in the Gym | All Ladies that are interested in volleyball are encouraged to attend these sessions. Remember this will only improve your volleyball game.

 

Hiking Club: 9am. Friday, Nov 1 | Lakeside Trail/Barge Ride at Bays Mountain Park | Cost is $5 for transportation. Lakeside Trail is 2.3 miles. 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 after the Barge Ride. Sign-ups start on Friday, Oct 18 in the Office. If you would like to join the Hiking Club please contact Kevin Lytle, Wellness Coordinator at (423) 392-8407.

 

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

 

Support “Group GriefShare Program”: Michael Driver, Chaplain with Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice is sponsoring a GriefShare Program. We will meet on Wednesday, Nov 13 and Dec 11 at 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Card Room. Topic of discussion will be “Surviving the Holidays”: When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants discover:

How to deal with emotions

What to do about traditions

Helpful tips for surviving social events

How to find hope for the future

Please join us for this encouraging seminar, Please sign up in the Office.

Flu Vaccine Clinic: 9am – 11am. Tuesday, Nov 19 | Sullivan County Health Department | Hallway Billiards Room side | Cost of Flu Shot is Free. Sullivan County Health Department 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 client’s primary care physician. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Oct 23 in the Office or you can call 423-392-8400, walk-ins are welcome the day of the Clinic.

Shuffleboard Tournament: 9am. Wednesday, Nov 6 | 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 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 Jill Rust and Jessica Maskew with Brookdale Rock Springs. Sign-ups start on Wednesday, Oct 2 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign up by close of business on Monday, Nov 4.

Bowling for Turkeys: 12:30pm. Monday, Nov 18 | Warpath Lanes | Remember you don’t have to be an everyday bowler to participate in this tournament, because everyone bowls with two hands on the bowling ball between their legs. We need a minimum of 12 players to sign up for tournament to be held. Cost of each game is $2.30 per game and shoes are $2.25 payable at Warpath Lanes. You will bowl three games with the highest scores being awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place only, sponsored by Michelle Bolling, Director of Marketing with Advocate Integrated Medicine. Sign-ups start on Wed, Oct 2 in the Office or by calling (423) 392-8400, with a deadline to sign up by close of business on Friday, Nov 15.

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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