Walking Shouldn’t Feel Like an Olympic Sport!

Walking Shouldn’t Feel Like an Olympic Sport!

Keep Reading to Learn How to Not Take a Bad Spill. Aging brings some undeniably great things, such as retirement, grandchildren, and the wisdom that only comes with a long life. However, despite these benefits, seniors also need to take precautions in order to protect their health and happiness. One of the leading causes of injury among senior citizens is falling. However, there’s no need to fret; there are plenty of ways to prevent slips, spills, and falls in the house. Take precautions You can prevent most falls by simply taking basic measures around the house to minimize them. For example: Keep rooms and paths free of clutter and debris that can get underfoot. Keep rooms well-lit with bright lighting in order to avoid unseen hazards. Wear shoes or slippers with rubber soles indoors is a great idea to help with traction, and avoid walking in socks or stockings, particularly on smooth surfaces. Ensure that any rugs in the house have skid-proof backs or are secured to the floor, and be sure to have a nonskid bath mat. Purchase assistive devices and tools Beyond the precautionary measures just listed, it’s a good idea to have some devices around the house to help prevent accidents. Canes and walkers are always a good option, providing support and mobility. Make sure these have a solid rubber tip to ensure maximum grip and safety. Upgrade your bathroom with a raised toilet seat with armrests, as well as grab bars and a sturdy seat for the shower or tub. On that note, it’s also an excellent idea to get a hand-held shower nozzle, which...

Morning Pointe – An Evening with Kim Campbell

An Evening with Kim Campbell Morning Pointe Assisted Living August 16 at 10:33am · Reserve your seat today – ‘An Evening with Kim Campbell’ – the wife of country music legend Glen Campbell will share her personal story of hope as an Alzheimer’s caregiver. This free public awareness event, coming to the Knoxville, TN area on September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Powell, is presented by the Morning Pointe Foundation. For more details and to RSVP go to www.morningpointefoundation.com Morning Pointe of Powell 7700 Dannaher Drive Powell TN 37849 Morning Pointe of Clinton 960 South Charles G. Seivers Blvd. Clinton TN 37716 Morning Pointe of Lenoir City 198 Morning Pointe Drive Lenoir City TN 37772 The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City 155 Morning Pointe Drive Lenoir City TN...
Knoxville Snowflake Ball King & Queen

Knoxville Snowflake Ball King & Queen

2016 SNOWFLAKE BALL from KimO on Vimeo. 2016 Knoxville Snowflake Ball King & Queen Congratulations to our Snowflake Ball King, Dylan Adams and our Snowflake Ball Queen, Penny Bandy for raising both money and awareness for the Senior Companion Program. Senior Corps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and locally administered by the CAC Office on Aging. Senior Companions are low-income volunteers age 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as light housekeeping to maintain a safe environment, light meal preparation, shopping assistance, and companionship. We help these adults remain independent in their homes free of charge, instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Senior Companions give families and caregivers a much needed time off from their duties, to run errands, rest, and attend to their own health. Senior Companions serve 15 to 40 hours per week helping an average of two to four adult clients live independently in their own homes. Senior Companions receive a small stipend to ensure that there is no cost to them as they assist others in the community. Last year Senior Companions provided 71,471 hours of in-home support to 347 frail seniors. Senior Companion’s Duties Personal care Assistance with meal preparation Social interaction Light Housekeeping Recreational activities Respite for caregivers How can you help? – Come provide educational training to senior companion volunteers – Help us recruit volunteers, by sharing information about the program with others in the community – Consider making a donation Provide in-home support for one senior for...
2016 Knox Community Law School – Know your rights for FREE!

2016 Knox Community Law School – Know your rights for FREE!

Questions about the law? We’ve got answers! Attend these FREE seminars to make sure you have the information you need to protect yourself and your family. Register for the Knox Community Law School by calling the Knoxville Bar Association at (865) 522-6522 or register online at www.knoxbar.org. For most people, today’s law is a jumble of legal statutes and court rulings, and can lead to much frustration and many
questions for anyone trying to understand it. The Knoxville Bar Association is offering a series of FREE seminars on today’s most important legal topics, presented in plain language by top legal experts. Friday, April 1, 2016 O’Connor Senior Center 611 Winona Street Saturday, April 2, 2016 Fellowship Church 8000 Middlebrook Pike Choose to attend one or both courses!   Wills & Estate Planning for Everyone -9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Where there’s a will – there’s a family provided for by a thoughtful loved one. Learn about changes in the law that have had an impact on estate planning, including changes to conservatorship laws. Topics of discussion include wills and trusts, gift and tax planning, probate options in Tennessee and the importance of living wills and powers of attorney . This session will also address the planning necessary to assure that in case of legal incapacity, your wishes regarding financial and health care decisions will be followed.   Consumer Rights & Responsibilities: Protect Yourself and Your Assets – 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. We’ll discuss the following topics: What should you do to protect your family and try and prevent foreclosure or bankruptcy? Understand your rights if you are trying to pay...

Veteran Services Information Meeting

2016 Knox County Veteran Services Information Meeting for Healthcare Professionals Date: March 30th, 2016 Location: Karns Senior Center Time: 2:30-3:30 Please join ETPCS & Tom Humphries from the Knox County Veterans Services Office will give a presentation on VA benefits for Veterans and surviving spouses. He will talk about the following VA benefits: Improved Pension benefit with Housebound\Aid and Attendance, Service Connected disability benefits and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits. Please RSVP by March 20th to East Tn Personal Care Service at 865-692-2200 or by email at etpcs@bellsouth.net THE KNOX COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE WILL BE AT THE SENIOR CENTERS TO PROVIDE ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE TO VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. WE WILL EXPLAIN VA BENEFITS, ANSWER QUESTIONS, AND ASSIST VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WITH FILING FOR THEIR VA BENEFITS Volunteer opportunities for the 2016 Smoky Mountain Air Show O’Connor- February 8, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am Larry Cox- February 8, 2016 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Corryton- February 9, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am Strang- February 11, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Halls- February 17, 2016 9:00 am to 10:00 am South Knox- February 18, 2016 9:00 am to 10:00 am South Knoxville Community Center- February 18, 2016 10:15 to 11:15 Karns- February 19, 2016 9:00 am to 10:00 am VA Outpatient Clinic- February 23, 2016 8:30 to 9:30 Carter- February 24, 2016 11:30 am to 12:30 pm...