Manning named ‘health educator’ at county senior center

CLINTON – Sandra Manning, a Tennessee native, is the new senior community health educator at the Anderson County Senior Center & Office on Aging.

She began working part-time on October 4th at the Anderson County Senior Center & Office on Aging and hosted a “meet & greet” at the facility, located at 96 Mariner Point Drive, throughout the day on October 10th.

Manning’s position as the senior community health educator is supported by funds from Anderson County’s contract with the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency to operate the senior center and Office on Aging. The contract now requires the facility to provide monthly health fairs and health-related events for the senior population.

“I think today went really well,” Manning said Monday afternoon, adding that she has compiled a list of the topics that seniors brought up in their discussions with her. “I look forward to helping the seniors of Anderson County live active, healthy lives, and finding the resources and support they need to do so.”

Manning will be at the Senior Center and Office on Aging at different times each week with a variety of events and activities that will be announced regularly.

Manning is a nationally registered and Tennessee state-licensed EMT-B and a certified Clinical Medical Assistant. In addition, she is currently working on her Registered Nursing degree at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus. She hopes to one day be a Nurse Practitioner specializing in geriatric acute care, emergency care, and wound care.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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