The Kingsport Senior Center is not letting COVID-19 slow their programming down, as they continue to offer a variety of programs and classes. They have taken the time to get creative in what they can offer virtually for members during this time. Some of the activities offered include interactive Facebook trivia, Facebook Live events, exercise classes, cooking tutorials and more.
“We are hoping to use our online platforms to communicate better with our members during this time of isolation,” said Shirley Buchannan, director of the senior center. “Developing a ‘Virtual Senior Center’ has been a challenge and is ongoing, but we hope that our senior members and others in the community will find it helpful in many ways. Whether it be exercise, wellness or virtual travel, we are planning something for everyone.”
The Kingsport Senior Center started their YouTube page a little less than a month ago, reaching nearly 100 subscribers and climbing. On the channel, they share all of their virtual programs and classes, as well as funny bloopers from some of their events. You can also find their virtual content on their website and view the monthly newsletter. For more information about the Kingsport Senior Center, please visit their Facebook page or go to seniors.kingsporttn.gov.