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April 26, 2022

Senior Services offers health and wellness programs

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer the following free programs in May:  

  • Be Stroke Smart: Tuesday, May 3, 11 a.m.-noon. Ballad Health Stroke Program Director Jackie Wilson, RN, will discuss important facts about strokes including reducing risks, recognizing symptoms and responding FAST. Time lost is brain function lost. Every second counts. Preregistration required by calling 423-434-6237. All ages.
  • Wits Workout – Brain Fitness: Monday, May 9, 1-2 p.m. This program is held the second Monday of each month. Attendees will participate in a fun, interactive program designed to keep the brain sharp. Facilitators will offer brain teasers and games that get people thinking as well as helpful information based on current research. 50+.
  • Eating Smart at Home – Taste the World at Home: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 25 and June 1, 15, 22, 11 a.m.-noon. This six-part program will feature delicious recipes from around the world, healthy cooking tips, plus cost- and time-saving ideas for meals. Attendees will experience a world of flavors with free samples and recipes to try at home. Preregistration required by calling 423-434-6237. Limited spots. Preference will be given to first-time participants. 18+.
  • Eating Clean and Staying Healthy: Tuesday, May 10, 11 a.m.-noon. Dr. Tim Dunne, DC, will discuss foods that improve a person’s health. He will also provide simple strategies to maximize your time and dollars while maintaining health and vitality with foods that benefit you the most. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. All ages.
  • Super Salads with Homemade Dressings: Tuesday, May 10, 1-2 p.m. All ages. Attendees will learn to create simple dressings that taste great, cost less and are good for their health? Quick recipes and samples will be provided. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. All ages.
  • Osteoporosis – Be Bone Strong: Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m.-noon. Osteoporosis is now a treatable disease and fracture risk can be drastically reduced with proper treatment. Dr. Ronald Hamdy, ETSU Osteoporosis Center director, will share the latest research and treatment options. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. 18+.
  • Parkinson’s Disease – Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms: Tuesday, May 24, 10-10:45 a.m. Not everyone with Parkinson’s has a tremor, nor is a tremor proof of Parkinson’s. There are a wide range of symptoms, some involving movement and others not. Attendees will gain a better understanding of this disease and how it can vary greatly from individual to individual. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. 18+.
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Tuesday, May 24, 11-11:45. Attendees will learn more about type 2 diabetes including prevention, testing, nutrition and medications. Managing blood sugars and A1C is key to keeping healthy and preventing complications. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. 18+.

For more information, call 423-434-6237.