Vista Gatherings – June 20, 2017

Dance slated for June 23

The Fairfield Glade Light N Lively Club will be hosting a wonderful dance event on Friday, June 23.

They will be having a new membership drive at the St. George Marina on that date. Everyone who likes good music and likes to dance is welcome.

The band “Restless Memories” will be playing.

The cost is $5 per couple or singles. Bring a picnic side dish to share as hot dogs, hamburgers, coffee, ice and desserts will be provided. The event is BYOB.

You can obtain a ticket as you enter the marina. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, dance contests and door prices.

Isom graduates

Patricia Isom graduated from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. on May 7. Patricia received a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, launching her career in Clinical Mental Health.

Patricia is a resident of Fairfield Glade and she is the daughter of Kevin and Rebecca Isom of Fairfield Glade.

While at Southern, Patricia became a lifetime member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. She was also a member of the National Honor in English from the Mount Pisgah Chapter in North Carolina, and completed an internship with the City of Chattanooga Therapeutic Resources Division and Lee University’s Mental Health Counseling Clinic in Cleveland, TN.

Home to more than 3,300 students, Southern Adventist University is a graduate and undergraduate coeducational accredited university located near Chattanooga, TN. Patricia was part of a graduating class of 313 students.

Help Hebbertsburg Celebrate on July 1

On Saturday, July 1st, the Hebbertsburg Community Center won’t have firecrackers going off, but, with The City Lites Band in charge, you know we’ll have musical fireworks going on!  The food will be hot and delicious too, so plan to come to the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance and start your Independence Day celebrating early. Suggestion: Wear Red, White and Blue!

Remember, the doors open no earlier than 4:15 P.M. (CT), meals are served starting at 5:00 and the band plays from 5:30 to 8:30.

The menu is the same; spaghetti and meat sauce with bread, or BBQ sandwich with chips, both with coffee, tea, water or a soft drink … all for just $7.  An extra drink or a dessert is just $1. The admission donation for adults is only $4 and children 16 and under are free.

The City Lites Band; Marty Gibson and Flavie Miller, vocals and guitars, Glen Holverson on sax and Wade England on drums, will have variety of patriotic songs, as well as our old favorites, to dance and tap our feet to.

During the band’s breaks, our own Sweet Ts Dancers will entertain us, and we’ll give everyone an opportunity to win a delicious cake by participating in our ‘Fun ‘N Famous Cakewalk for just a $1.

All our workers are volunteers, from the cake bakers to the door keepers to the cooks in the kitchen, and all monies received goes to compensate the band and to maintain the Community Center.

The Community Center is located about 5 miles North (away from I-40) of the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

Follow the signs to the Y in the road with the stone house in the center.  Take the left branch of the Y about a city block to the blue Community Center building on the left.  Any questions?  Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

Vacation Bible School scheduled July 9-14

Come to VBS on July 9 – 14!  Hear Apostle Paul speak of his experiences in first century Rome and be part of an early church family.  Learn how Paul’s life and the lives of those early believers were changed by God’s love, and how God works in our lives today.

There will be a week of songs, Bible verses, games, crafts and good food.  Hours each day will be 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. (food served at 5:30).  Children (3 years old to completing 6th grade) can register two ways: call the First Presbyterian Church office (931) 484-4644; or, stop by the office (Tue/Wed/Fri from 8 A.M. – 1 P.M. or Thur 8 – 11) at 15 Rock Quarry Rd (intersection with Hwy. 70 East) in Crossville.

Kinseekers Meet On Thursday, July 6

On Thursday, July 6, the Kinseekers will discuss “How Do You spell That?”  The spelling of names/words often changes drastically over the years, and even varies in different areas of the world.

You don’t have to be involved in genealogy research,   plan to come the first time as our guest.

Kinseekers meets the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M., in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG. Park in the sanctuary-side back parking lot and use that side door.

At our May meeting, guest speaker, Sherri Manker, shared information about several programs available for the study of DNA, and explained some of the pros and cons of each of them. She showed how DNA can help in doing family genealogy research.  DNA works best if several relatives; siblings or cousins for example, get tested and compare information.  One limitation of DNA is, it doesn’t provide names; only personal research does that.  Sherri gave us a lot of specific information about pursing DNA if we decide to go that route.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet on July 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M. July 11.

The meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South).  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

Contact Mike Puhl (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

Brain Health: It’s Never too Late to Start

Please join us at Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) for the 4th annual  “Memory Care – 2017”  Community Information Event (CIE).  It will be held on Thursday, July 20, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center from 1 to 4 P.M.

Important information on issues of brain health will be shared with all who attend.

Mr. Andrew Dougherty, co-founder of Medical Interactive Education and Genesis Brain Health Institute will speak to improving one’s brain health and discuss slowing the progression of cognitive impairment.   Mr. Dougherty has done extensive research of the epidemiology behind dementia and has given numerous talks throughout the country on this subject.

Ms. Linda Hassler, Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Educator will discuss a brain-healthy diet and foods that have shown to support long term positive cognition.

Cyd Riede, Care Consultant for the Caring Connections Program of FGRS will briefly explain some of the programs and support resources available in Cumberland County.

Over 25 staffed booths with informational resources, nationally acclaimed pamphlets, books, and CDs will be offered free-of-charge. So come early and stay late to visit with the many booths, vendors and providers sharing vast sources of information.

For any questions or for more information, call 931-456-7272.

Early Enrollment for Fall FBI Classes

The early enrollment period for the Fall semester of the Faith Bible Institute (FBI) classes continues through June 30, 2017.  You can still register through the middle of August, but, won’t get the price break.  Go online to www.fbiclass.com for details and to register. The tuition can be paid in installments if desired.

There are 2 semesters each year; the FBI Fall Semester starts on Monday, August 21, and runs through the week of Sunday, December 10.

There are 2 class times available each week; you can choose to attend either Monday mornings from 9 to noon or Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30.  Classes meet in the Fellowship Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster  Court, Fairfield Glade, 38558. (Across from and 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane on Peavine Road – look for the church sign).

The line-up is 45 minutes of Old Testament, New Testament and Theology with 8 minute breaks in-between each class. Pastor John Yates from Monroe, LA, the founder and teacher of FBI classes, updates the DVDs each year so this Bible study is relevant to today’s situations and needs. It’s a layman’s language, chronological study of the KJV of the Bible. There are no church affiliation or religious requirements; anyone is welcome to attend.

We will be having an Informational Meeting in the church’s Fellowship Hall to view a segment of a class, see the class materials and get a rundown on class requirements. etc., on Monday, June 19 at 10:00 and again Thursday evening, June 22 at 6:00. These meetings will last about 45 minutes total.  Any questions, call 931-456-2525 and leave a message, the FBI’s Local Director will call you back.

CPR class scheduled

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, June 24th, at 9 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $35 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.  This CPR class can be taken by anyone, it is not only for healthcare providers.

Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on June 26, from 9 A.M. to Noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.  They will also be screening for Extra Help with prescription drug plans.

Please contact SHIP at (931) 432-4150 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.

FACS holding classes

Following are many of the classes which are being held in the classroom in the Framing + Art & Crafts Supplies (FACS) store Suite 122 in the Crossville Outlet Mall across from the Dress Barn in the near future.

To register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit our website at www.FACSTN.com and use the BUY NOW button beside the appropriate class on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.

From 10-noon on June 17th Brenda Preuss will be teaching a fun class called Easy Fancy Foiling. his class is only $15.

Although not a true class, on June 24th the store plans a FREE Demo Day to be held from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Another class in the “Remember How To” Series will be held on Monday, June 26.

These classes are designed as introductory or intermediate classes so all of you can attend. The cost is again only $15.

Senior Employment Program being offered

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.  They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train.

They conduct workshops to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job.  They can also refer you to the Tennessee Career Center for basic computer training as well as other employment and training programs. If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN 38501.

Beware of this Scam

The Tennessee Senior Medicare Patrol has received several reports of Medicare beneficiaries receiving postcards in different colors from The Joint and Back Institute with special notices concerning Medicare and Insurance Covered Back and Knee Support systems.

They ask beneficiaries NOT to call the number listed on the postcard and advise that you talk to your doctor first. According to Medicare Guidelines, Medicare only covers back and Knee braces that are deemed medically necessary.

Fraudsters are hoping to get your Medicare number so they can bill Medicare part B for equipment you did not receive, or bill for more expensive braces or knee support systems.

If you received such postcard as seen below, please report them to the Tennessee Senior Medicare Patrol at the toll-free number at 1-866-836-7677.

Fun, socializing, dancing

Whether you are new to the area or have just never thought of joining a dance club, New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.

Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.  Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 P.M. and continue until 9 P.M.

For more information   contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097.

or email us at [email protected] . Come try us out and have fun doing so!

Program for Seniors

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is 20 hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN 38501.

UCHRA program invite

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

If you have any questions please call (931) 520-9624  or come by the UCHRA Central Office in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville.