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Our community is important to us and expands outside of our facility into the homes of the families and loved ones of the elders of Jefferson Park at Dandridge.  The health and well-being of you and your loved one is very important to us.  To better suit your needs, we have compiled a list of resources to provide you with valuable information about our facility. 

What's the best way to contact my loved one during their time in your community?
A:     Residents are welcome to have cellphones during their stay at Jefferson Park.  We also have landline options available, or you are welcome to call the front office.


Am I allowed to come get my loved one for family events, holidays, or other happenings?
A:     Short answer- Yes. However, depending on your loved one's care regiment there may be additional procedures or regulations.  Our staff will communicate these with you.


Are there visiting hours?
A:     Recommended visiting hours are 8AM -8PM; however, our facility is open 24 hours, but we encourage visitors to be considerate of other residents if visiting during later hours.


What kind of food do you serve?
A:    Menus are rotated on a five-week cycle.  Resident favorites include a variety of meats, cornbread, potatoes, pinto beans, green beans, salads, and breakfast foods.


What activities do you have?  How do you keep residents engaged?

A:    Our Activities Department schedules a variety of daily activities for our elders.  Some include arts and crafts, music programs, cooking and exercise classes, birthday parties, themed events, pet therapy, religious services.  There are also several special events and field trips to various destinations throughout the year.


Can residents easily spend time outdoors?
A:     A favorite feature of many of our residents is the front porch area of our legacy building.  It's covered and has several rocking chairs and table areas for residents to relax and enjoy some fresh air.



Change is never easy, especially when it affects those you care about the most.  Our team has worked together to develop some articles that may help you and your loved ones during those times of transition.  Article topics include moving into a care facility, how to talk to loved ones about their health, and more.

Upcoming Events

Jefferson Park at Dandridge has several events throughout the year that are open to the community to join our elders and staff for a fun time!   

Please be aware some events do ask for an RSVP so that our activities staff may prepare accordingly.

Wednesday, October 17

     7 PM Family Bingo Night

Thursday, October 25

     5:30 PM Family Night Out
with Speaker Dr. Raul Swanson

Join us for our 50s themed FNO! Come dressed up or as you are.  Food from JP's Diner will be available.

RSVP by October 24th by calling 865-840-1629.

Wednesday, October 31

     6 PM Trick or Treat

Friday, November 9

Rummage Sale!

If you have items to donate, please drop them off by November 2nd.  If you have any questions please call 865-940-1629.

Other events over the next couple months for elders include pumpkin carving contest, an Addams Family social, a costume party, a scavenger hunt, and more!