Knox County Tennessee


Do you want to stay Active and Independent for Life? Try our S.A.I.L program!

This evidence-based program is designed to prevent falls and includes exercise classes, educational materials and self-assessments. The classes are designed specifically for older adults and focus on endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.

KCHD also offers instructor training for the local SAIL programs. Call (865)215-5175 for more information.

2024 Applications for SAIL program instructors are open. The applications are due March 8. You can download the application here.


It works…you’ll be stronger, have better balance and will feel better. SAIL will help you stay independent, active and prevent falls.

It’s safe…the instructors are experienced and skilled, and exercises have been tested with seniors.

It’s fun…you’ll meet other seniors and make new friends.

When & Where are classes?

S.A.I.L is open to anyone, geared towards those 65+ (Walk-Ins Welcome) Please call for specific dates and times of classes. A small fee may be associated with the S.A.I.L classes

Carter Senior Center (865) 932-2939
     Instructor: Terri Geiser

Halls Senior Center (865) 922-0416
     Instructor: Rachel Frazier

Karns Senior Center (865) 951-2653
     Instructor: Debbie Ashton

West Knox County Senior Center (865) 288-7805
     Instructor: Rachel Piotrowski

Deane Hill Recreation Center (865) 690-0781
     Leader: Kat Eldridge

Inskip-Norwood Recreation Center (865) 687-6321
     Instructor: Daniel Alexander

    • * Featuring InSkips Dynamic Sports Program, working with people with disabilities in our community
      • * Please call ahead for more information

John T. O’Connor Senior Center (865) 523-1135
     Instructor: Lisa Slagle

"I was going to get out of the recliner and my shoe stuck to the carpet and I would have fallen except for the fact that the S.A.I.L class has helped me with balance."


Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.