Category: Events

Senior Super Bowl Party

Join your friends at Prime on February 02, 2020, to enjoy the game with great food and even better company! Prime West Knoxville is hosting a Senior Super Bowl Party at Staybridge Suites Knoxville-West. Come for the game and stay for the free food AND the chance to win a free 55” flat-screen TV!

The fun starts at 3:00 pm and lasts until the Super Bowl LIV ends.

Are You Game? RSVP Today for Our Senior Super Bowl Party!

We can’t wait to see you on Game Day. Space is limited, so RSVP today by calling 865-219-2910 or fill out the form below:

Join Our Art of Life Painting Class

Are you a Picasso with the paintbrush or more of an amateur artist? Our Art of Life painting class is the perfect place to flex your skills or learn a new thing or two. 

Join us on January 16th at the Hobby Lobby in Turkey Creek where Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Bram Bevins will lead a painting class for seniors in Knoxville.

Registration is limited to the first 12 to sign up, so grab a friend or two and RSVP today!

Lessons in Tech: Interview with Jennifer Dancu, CEO of Social Media 4 Seniors

Prime West Knoxville understands technology has the power to enhance our residents’ lives. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Social Media 4 Seniors CEO Jennifer Dancu on an upcoming community event for seniors in West Knoxville. Learn how she got her start in this niche market, as well as the FAQs she covers in her classes.

The Inspiration Behind the Class

When Jennifer Dancu, a former Knoxville school principal, started teaching social media classes for seniors in 2014, her business plan was inspired by a special person: her 71-year-old mom, JoAnn.

Dancu recalls, “I learned a lot about technology through my job, and I was mom’s go-to person to learn how to use her smartphone and grasp social media. After talking to her and other friends, I realized there was very little help out there [for seniors to become tech-savvy]. Many older adults wanted to learn about technology but felt their children were too busy or grandchildren quickly fixed the problem without teaching them. What seniors really needed was a service to empower them to learn for themselves.”

In response to these observations, Dancu created Social Media 4 Seniors, making it her mission to give older adults the skills necessary to improve their digital experiences. Dancu now employs five additional coaches to assist clients in both Knoxville and Nashville.

In response to these observations, Dancu created Social Media 4 Seniors, making it her mission to give older adults the skills necessary to improve their digital experiences. Dancu now employs five additional coaches to assist clients in both Knoxville and Nashville.

What Seniors Learn with Social Media 4 Seniors

On November 21, Dancu will team up with Prime West Knoxville to host an event called Lunch & Learn: Technology for Active Aging, to be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the local Staybridge Suites. During the class, Dancu will troubleshoot common issues such as how to stop notifications, hide advertisements, and save articles via social media.

“We are teachers, so it is our goal to give seniors the independent confidence to embrace the latest technology,” she says. “We give instruction, but clients do everything themselves. Seniors often ask how to handle changes from frequent updates or [they] want tips for remembering passwords and enlarging fonts that are difficult to read.” 

Dancu continues, “The number one question I am asked is, ‘Why does my screen go dark so quickly,’ which is easy to fix by going into settings and changing the screen time-out preference.” She adds, “We also love to share useful apps such as Tile, which assists [you if] you lose your phone. Then there are Siri and Google [which let you] do everything via voice command.” 

With many clients staying in touch via social media, Dancu loves the sense of community her business brings. She says, “I have made good friends, and I have clients in their 80s and 90s who love to master all the latest technology. My work is very rewarding.”

Stay Connected at Prime West Knoxville

Prime West Knoxville takes pride in hosting fun and interesting events for seniors in Tennessee. Lunch & Learn: Technology For Active Aging will be held on November 21 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Staybridge Suites in Knoxville. We can’t wait to see you there!

Reserve your spot by calling 865-219-2910.

RSVP for Prime’s Wreath Decorating Party!

Deck the Halls with Prime West Knoxville at our wreath decorating party on December 03, 2019!

Get into the holiday spirit with Prime’s Deck the Halls event on December 03, 2019! Grab a friend and meet us at the SouthEast Bank Community Room at 2:00 pm to start the Christmas season off right with a wreath decorating party in Knoxville, TN.

Prime West Knoxville will provide all of the snacks, drinks, and supplies!

Guests are welcome to bring along personal items to add to their wreaths. Ideas for what to bring include:

  • Family ornaments
  • Meaningful sheet music
  • Family photos
  • Flowers from your garden
  • Handkerchiefs or fabric swatches

Space is limited, so RSVP today by calling 865-219-2910 or fill out the form below. We can’t wait to see you there!


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