Members of the Johnson County Senior Center celebrate Fourth of July last week. The activities included food, and entertainment. Submitted photos

By Tamas Mondovics
As always, it has been a busy week for all members at the Johnson County Senior Center, located at 28 College Street in Mountain City, TN.
Between the Fourth of July festivities and the weekly health checkups, there was no shortage of activities that continues to be a much-welcomed feature of the center led by Kathy Motsinger and her talented crew taking care of the sizable crowd that visits the center each day.
“Our Independence Day Celebration was a nice addition to our weekly routine,” Motsinger said. “We had a fun party on Wednesday, July 3, as everyone ate free and played Bingo afterward.”
Festivities included the Senior Jam group that sang and entertained everyone. Patriotic music was played throughout the day, while everyone joined in for a fun sing along.
Of course, the annual event did not take focus away from the center’s weekly routine of health checkups. Blood pressure checks are available at the center every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The center offers a wide variety of health-related services such as diabetes classes, the Silver Sneakers exercise program, health fairs, support groups, and more.

Programs such as the new Veterans’ Cafe allow seniors to connect with others in the same circumstances. Physician Dr. Daniel Jones noticed the positive difference the center makes.
Motsinger added that High Country Imaging will offer health screenings on Tuesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. For more information, please call the senior center (423) 727-8883.