More than 600 Knox County seniors came out to Tommy Schumpert Park today for the 5th Annual Healthy Living Senior Appreciation Picnic. Senior citizens were treated to a free barbecue lunch with sides, live music, free Mayfield Ice Cream, and a mini-health fair. Green Mountain Coffee also provided coffee for the event.
“Our seniors have spent their lives working and serving their community and their country, and they deserve to be thanked for all they have done and continue to do,” Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said. “The Knox County Senior Center staff, our private sponsors and volunteers all came together to make this year’s picnic a great event.”
The mini-health fair included free blood pressure checks, information about estate planning, and senior health and fitness education.
The picnic was completely funded by private sponsors. They are:
Mercy Health Systems
Shepard Exposition Services
Helping Hands Home Assistance
Senior Financial Group
Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Audiology
East Tenn Personal Care
Corryton Community Club
Aid and Assist at Home, LLC
Clinch River Home Health
NHC Assisted Living (Farragut)
Northaven Health Care
Halls Business & Professional Assoc.
Halls Crossroads Women’s League
Medi Home Private Care
Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus
Atria Assisted Living