Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

March 25, 2013

Fair Park has one-day trips planned for seniors

CROSSVILLE — We are so lucky to be living in the middle part of the great state of Tennessee, where there are so many wonderful places to visit for the day. The Fair Park Senior Center has some great van trips planned for the months ahead. Volunteers Tommy Cole and John Dawson are planning and driving these one-day trips. Don’t worry; they always try to have you back before dark.

Cole is doing the next couple of van trips like the one on Thursday, April 4 down to Chattanooga to the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theater, which is always a fun place to go. There are still a few seats left. Then they will be off to Kingston on Tuesday, April 9 to the Kingston Fort Southwest Point and Roane Museum of History. A day in the Smoky Mountains and Cade’s Cove will be the destination on Tuesday, April 16.

Dawson along with his sweetie, Alice, will be heading to the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton on Saturday, April 27. There are other trips, too. So don’t just sit there. Come get on board the van and make some new friends. Sign up and information for trips is at the front desk at the center.

Exercise is the only known way of slowing down the progression of Parkinson’s disease, and Cumberland Medical Center is proud to offer an ongoing class free of charge to people with Parkinson’s disease. Caregivers are also welcomed and encouraged to come and participate in the class. It will be taught by David Manestar, MPT. Please check with your physician before starting this class. It will be starting Wednesday, April 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. Sign-up is at the senior center. For more information, call Cumberland Medical Center at 459-7291.

Larry Potter will be returning to the senior center on Friday, April 12 at noon to start a new senior self defense class. Potter is a pastor, marine, Vietnam veteran and a fifth degree black belt. He just wants everyone to feel more confident about defending themselves no matter what their age. He has a lot of new basic defense techniques and moves with the cane; so bring a cane with you to the classes. The 10-week class will be a cost of $5 for each class you attend, but you do need to sign up at the front desk in advance if you plan on attending any of his classes.

The Fair Park Senior Center will be closed this Friday in observance of Good Friday. They wish you all a blessed Easter. The Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some extra activities at night, and is across the street from the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville. You can also visit the center’s website at http://www.fairparkseniorcenter.org to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as on-line versions of the center’s monthly newsletter “Newsline.”

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