Information About the Elizabethton Senior Center
Elizabethton Senior Center was established in 1968 and began with a small group of seniors in a house on the current property. In 1981, the city of Elizabethton built a new building for the seniors in the Carter County community.
The mission of the center is to enrich the quality of life of the seniors in our community by promoting their ambitions, capabilities and creative capacities. Here at the center we pride ourselves in offering opportunity for the nourishment of our seniors' mental, physical, and social well-being. The center serves as a hub to improve access to activities and resource connection.
We partner with local community agencies to meet our mission. Here at the center, you can find a coordinator on-site from First Tennessee Human Resource Agency (FTHRA) to assist in coordinating Meals on Wheels enrollment and delivery. FTHRA provides daily lunch at the center, offering both carryout and dine-in options. We also house an Options Coordinator with First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging (FTAAD), who conducts screenings and assessments for our more vulnerable seniors in their homes.
The Elizabethton Senior Center is a non-profit agency that relies on partnerships that provide funding from local agencies such as City of Elizabethton, Carter County, FTAAAD, and United Way. We do accept donations from our community and welcome volunteers into our center. Volunteers are crucial to our meal delivery, fundraising, and special events the center will host throughout the year.
We welcome other non-profits or businesses to host a bingo event or come and educate and share your community purpose and how it benefits our seniors
After completing membership application our seniors have access to our well-equipped fitness room, stocked with a variety of equipment and billboards room. We offer weekly yoga, aerobics, and line dancing classes. We provide regular workshops focused on education, safety, and recreation. We host bingo, crafting, and other special activities. Please check our newsletter / calendar for schedule.