Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


March 11, 2013

Fair Park thankful for partnerships

CROSSVILLE — Fair Park Senior Center is always thankful for their corporate partnerships, with groups like the Life Care Center in Crossville.

The nursing home recently received the prestigious credentialing of “The Joint Commission,” which is a world leader in evaluating the safety and quality of the services provided by over 19,000 health care organizations in the U.S. To earn accreditation, a nursing home must undergo an extensive on-site review by a Joint Commission Team. They assess the facility’s processes, interview residents and observe associate performance.

The nursing home is excited about their plans for the year, which includes the Relay for Life on May 3 and later the Alzheimer’s of Tennessee Walk. Their center offers an Alzheimer’s support group which meets every third Thursday, and welcomes everyone to come. They have just finished a new facility renovation, and would like to invite everyone to stop by and see their new center. If you would like to know more call 484-4782.

Every month, the senior center appreciates Life Care who helps to sponsors activities at Fair Park and also does blood pressure checks for the seniors as Fair Park’s Corporate Partners. 

Fair Park Senior Center now has Wii games set up for the active baby boomers that enjoy a challenge! Bowling, archery, frisbee, canoeing, swordplay, wakeboarding, basketball, cycling, power cruising, table tennis, air sports and racing cars with “Need for Speed.” The Wii is played every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-10 a.m.

Computer keyboarding is being offered at the center in our computer lab with Joanne Cooper. The classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday 10-11:30 a.m., just for three days. This is an online class, so you must already have access to the Internet at home so you can practice. For more information about this and basic computer classes, and  to sign up, call Joann at 484-7416.

You can still get in on some cha-cha-cha ballroom dancing at the center, every Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, with George and Cheron. There are many different dances they will be teaching in the months ahead.

The Tennessee Regulatory Authority, which regulates the for-profit utilities in the state, such as Frontier Communications, will have their spokesperson Vivian Wilhote at the senior center. She will be discussing programs that are available that you might benefit from in these areas and more that you may not know about. She will be at the center this Friday morning at 10.  

The next van trip still has some room if you would like to tour the WBIR-TV 10 station in Knoxville on March 21.

Don’t let the cold winter months keep you at home, come join the fun at Fair Park. The Senior Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some extra activities at night, and is across the street from the Cumberland County Community Complex at 1433 Livingston Road in Crossville. You can also visit the Center’s website at 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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