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Senior Services offers February health and wellness classes, presentations

February 3, 2020

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will provide community members with the following free health services next month:

Living Life Fully - The Dimensions of Wellness: 11 a.m.-noon, Monday, Feb. 3. Wellness is an integration of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Just as checking blood pressure periodically is important so is checking the level of wellness in six key dimensions. Attendees will learn to identify which areas need attention and how improving wellness in those areas can lead to a longer and more fulfilling life. Open to ages 50+.

Be Smart. Love Your Heart: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10. Registered dietitians Crystal Woods and Elizabeth Hall will discuss top foods for a healthy heart, tips for using spices to add flavor, and provide delicious meal ideas and recipes. Open to ages 18+.

Natural Treatment Options for Pain: 11 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Feb. 11. Is pain keeping you from things in life you enjoy? Do you want relief without taking drugs that may leave you groggy or addicted? Amanda Leuthardt, licensed acupuncturist, will discuss drug-free options and simple steps to sustaining pain relief. Open to ages 18+.

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Dementia: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. Tracey Kendall Wilson from Alzheimer’s TN will answer your questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia in this informal talk. All questions are welcome, including prevention, when to be concerned about memory problems and treatment options. Open to ages 18+.

Diabetes and Your Heart: 11 a.m.-noon, Monday, Feb. 24. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes. Attendees will learn why diabetes is linked to heart disease and what they can do to protect their hearts. Kathryn Wilhoit, RN, Ph.D., will discuss practical tips for improving your ABCs – A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol. Open to ages 18+.

Maintaining Good GI Health: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25. Attendees will learn helpful information about a variety of gastrointestinal concerns. This discussion will include information about colon cancer screening, the use of antacids, fatty liver disease, constipation, and rectal incontinence. Open to ages 50+.

Dental Bingo: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25. Attendees are encouraged to join the fun of bingo while learning about dental health. Every attendee will receive a goody bag. Win prizes and learn about the SMILE ON 60+ program, which covers cleanings, fillings, extractions and dentures. Open to ages 50+.

Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery: 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Feb. 26. Attendees will learn the latest information about hip, knee, shoulder and ankle replacement. Misty Jenkins, Johnson City Medical Center Orthopedics director, RN, MSN, will share what to expect before and after surgery, plus practical information to assist in recovery. Open to ages 18+.

Please register for all programs, and/or seek further information by calling 423-434-6237.

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