ON DEMAND FITNESS CLASSES
Staying active is one of the most important things we can do to stay healthy and age successfully. We realize you are missing your weekly in-person classes. Therefore, we are offering five classes, with some of your favorite instructors. You can rotate, customize, and most importantly, adapt these classes to fit your weekly fitness needs.

You can either participate in these classes as a "**live" class at the scheduled time below (by clicking on the ** posted link) on our TSC Facebook page or find links to past recorded classes that will be available for you to conveniently access ** on demand” on the TSC Foundation website .

So, for example, if you'd like to do Mindful Movement on Tuesdays at 11 am and on Thursdays, you could watch a "live" class on Facebook and then visit the TSC Foundation page for an "on demand" class on Thursday when it works for you to watch and exercise!
Below are the "live" classes we are premiering (as posts) on Facebook on the days and times below; again, you can access recorded links to past classes "on demand" on our Foundation page :

Brain-Body-Balance w/ Merisha Johnson Phillips, AFAA-CPT
Brain-Body-Balance is an active-aging, fall prevention program specifically created to be fun while reversing many types of aging. The curriculum fuses physical movement with brain-enhancing drills to improve balance, memory, brain health, reflexes, and daily life. Have a chair and water bottle on hand. Equipment will be items you have at home. On demand, click here.

Mindful Movement w/ Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga instructor
This dynamic, yet gentle, yoga-based fitness class uses music and motion to help enhance muscle strength, maintain flexibility, and reduce falls. This class is super-energizing and lots of fun. You will need a chair and some water. On demand, click here.
Gentle Yoga with Ferdouse Sultana, E-RYT® 500
This gentle yoga class includes both standing and mat poses for balance, but using a chair is an option. Benefits include improved range of motion, flexibility, balance, and strength. It also focuses on breathing exercises for stress reduction and relaxation, which we all need right now! Wear comfy clothes, have yoga mat handy. On demand, click here.

Stretch & Flex with Robin Perry Davis, ACSM
This new class will help you stay strong, flexible, and mobile through gentle yoga-like movement. The safe stretching routines serve to maintain joint mobility and muscle flexibility. Some classes will be in a chair, others use a mat, but viewers can easily move between. On demand, click here.
Gentle Seated Yoga with Bridget Welch, LMT
This class is a gentle seated yoga and is designed to reduce stress, improve circulation, and promote healthy joints and muscle flexibility. It also helps boost the immune system, enhances lung function, and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to maintain urinary continence. This is a good entry level class for everyone, especially people living with mobility challenges or chronic pain. Wear comfy clothes and have a water bottle on hand. On demand, click here.

Definitions:
**post - a comment, picture, or other media, such as a link to view a video
**link - (short for hyperlink) is an HTML object that allows you to jump to a new location when you click or tap it
**live - happening in real time or a post of a link to a video that is scheduled to "premier" at a scheduled time
**on demand - as soon as or whenever you'd like to click on a link to watch/participate.

For more information or questions on fitness, health and wellness programs offered by the TSCF, contact Health & Wellness Coordinator Ruth Nickens, RN, at Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com.

Despite our temporarily closed doors, we are working hard to develop and share opportunities (such as virtual, live and on demand classes) to keep our age 50+ participants active, optimally aging, and socially fit. Now more than ever, your support is very important to make this possible and we encourage your donations for virtual and on demand classes – to donate, click here - to become a member - click here - or checks can be mailed (TSC Foundation,  1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL, 32303) .
Community Coffee Chats with Seniors
Keeping you Safe While at the Hospital

Pick one of 3 dates!
Fri., May 22 @ 10 a.m.
Wed., May 27 @ 10 a.m.
Wed., June 3 @ 11 a.m. 

Grab a cup of coffee, get a personal update from Alan Keesee, CEO of Capital Regional Medical Center and Dr. Trey Blake, CMO of Capital Regional Medical Center, and get your questions answered!
 
You will be able to join by phone or Webex. To RSVP, email your preferred day/time to Amanda Ardery at Amanda.Ardery@hcahealthcare.com and receive your call-in number or meeting invite (link).
Lifelong Learners Via Zoom!
Florida at the Crossroads of Empire, offered Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 1:30-3 p.m. via Zoom.  We often think of Florida as a tranquil, sun-soaked paradise. Before it became a United States possession in 1821, however, it was an international borderland, and not exactly a quiet one. At various times since the 16th century, Florida has been a strategic game-piece for Spain, France, Great Britain and the United States in their respective efforts to control North America. Join Dr. Josh Goodman, staff historian at the State Archives of Florida, for an exciting short course exploring Florida’s imperial past, ranging from the competition between Spain and France to settle the Atlantic coast to the quirky circumstances that gave Florida its present borders. A Zoom link to join the event will be emailed to you the morning of each class. It will be the same Zoom link for each class, but it is mailed weekly in case new participants are joining the class or participants have lost the link. This class will be recorded for future viewing on demand. To register - click here!
Mars: Past, Present, and Future, offered Tuesdays, June 16, 23 and 30 from 1:30-3 p.m. via Zoom. The planet Mars has drawn the attention of humans for at least 3,000 years. Included in this class will be the following:(1) the successes of scientists such as Copernicus and Kepler will be addressed, (2) the objectives and results of the many recent missions to Mars, and (3) the goals and plans of the 2020 Mars mission. By integrating physics, astronomy, geology, biology, and mathematics, the relatively “new” subject “Space Science” helps us understand the nature of science. Instructor is Dr. Steven Blumsack. A Zoom link to join the event will be emailed to you the morning of each class. It will be the same Zoom link for each class, but it is mailed weekly in case new participants are joining the class or participants have lost the link. This class will be recorded for future viewing on demand. To register - click here!
To register for the above class(es), click here ; for questions or more information, email Maureen Haberfeld, LifeLong Learning Coordinator .
Zooming Into Online Art
Upcoming Live Zoom Art Classes! Register NOW!

NEW CLASS - BACKYARD BASKETS WORKSHOP - For more information or to register - click on photo or here !

Draw With Your Eyes, Paint With Your Heart, Mark Fletcher - (ongoing, newcomers welcome), Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Pen & Ink with a little watercolor. To register - click here.

Hands-On Art History with Mark Fletcher - Mondays (ongoing, newcomers welcome), 12:30 p.m. Create your own art applying and combining the methods of various artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Durer and others. To register - click here.

Acrylic + Mixed Media by Robin Gray, Thursdays (ongoing), 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, starts Apr. 30. Acrylic paint is a wonderful medium, equally at home in fine art and personal journals. You can paint on paper, canvas or wood. Think you can't draw? You'll learn to use color, shape, value, and size to express yourself. You really only need five colors of acrylic paint, some gesso, and painting surfaces you may already have in the house. You'll also learn how to make do-it-yourself stencils and stamps to create exciting papers for collage work. Let this class be the beginning of a journey that can take you wherever you want to go. To register - click here.

To register for the above class(es), click here ; for questions or more information - email Jennifer Haskins, Art Program Coordinator
Join us on Friday at 11 a.m. on our Tallahassee Senior Center Facebook page for an Updates and Recap with Kristy Carter, Assistant Program Supervisor . This review of the week will include a Facebook Challenge. You will not want to miss it . . .and speaking of missing - we miss you! Sending virtual hugs!
Brainteaser Challenge
Let's keep our minds challenged and active!

We have the correct answer(s) to last Thursday's riddle (submitted to Braingle.com by Zehrapushu) - Ice Cream Truck or The Good Humor Man! Congratulations to the first three people who responded correctly:
Toni Walmsley, Fay Conaway, and Foy Winsor!

Solve the two riddles (submitted to Braingle.com by spookboy0). The answers should be anagrams of each other.

(Thing 1)
You use me when you want to cook
For friends or family.
But, whether written down or not,
It's best you stick to me.

(Thing 2)
I like to think that I'm a skill,
Not just some old technique.
People do me to their ears,
Or nose, or tongue, or cheek.

Share your answer with Nancy Gentry, Special Projects Assistant (Nancy.Gentry@talgov.com) ! We will give you a "shout out" during the Friday Update on Facebook , if you are among the first three people to get the answer. Find more brainteasers at www.braingle.com
Ballet On Demand
Zoom into Ukulele
Quit Smoking - Virtual Tobacco Cessation
Today is good time to quit smoking, and tobacco cessation classes - either Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR Thursdays 2 - 4 p.m. (ongoing) are now offered virtually on Zoom. Receive support and nicotine patches at no-cost. Class instructor/leader: Emily Kohler (BBAHEC). Call 850-224-9340 to register for a class of your choice. 
Monday is Memorial Day
Zoom User Guide
Want to learn more about Zoom? How to get started? Join a meeting? Host a meeting? Tutorials? Click here!
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Resource Card
How to Protect Yourself and Others
If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community it could last for a while, and being prepared could help keep you safe and slow the spread of the disease. Stay informed and up to date with local reporting and take action daily before, during, and after the event to protect yourself and others.
  • Avoid crowds and others who are sick. Stay home if you feel sick.
  • If you must go out, wear a mask and try to stay at least six feet away from other people. Local resources for masks can be found at masksfortally.com.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wash your hands often. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched hard surfaces such as countertops, tables, chairs, door knobs, light switches, remote controls, phones, handles, toilets, faucets and sinks.
For full resource card (how to be prepared in case you get COVID-19, a checklist for Caregivers, information and advisories, and more) - click here.
(COVID-19) General Resources
Could you use someone to talk too, a little "lift," or some help with resources – the main number is 850-891-4000 and it will be forwarded to a staff member’s phone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General Resource
2-1-1 Big Bend ,You can call 2-1-1 for human service information and assistance. They are available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information & referrals.

Comprehensive guide that provides extensive information and resources for dealing with COVID-19; can be downloaded or viewed on line.

Resource Cards are a service of Tallahassee Senior Services and the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation . Could you use some resource information or have some questions, call 850.891.4000, or email Sandra Stoutamire . Note: Resource cards are not guaranteed to be all-inclusive and does not imply endorsement of any persons, offices, or agencies by Tallahassee Senior Center.
Our programs are funded and dependent on your membership donations
If you can, we ask that you continue to support our programs by renewing your membership to the TSC Foundation. For membership information, benefits and to give online - click here or print and mail this form in. Or, to make a donation - click here .
Checks can be mailed to: TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL, 32303.

The mission of Tallahassee Senior Services is to offer programs, activities, and opportunities designed to encourage active living, optimal aging, and social fitness for independent adults age 50+.
YES, I/WE WANT TO SUPPORT OUR SENIOR CENTER!

Payment options: 
Mail a check made payable to TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
 Renew on-line (by credit card) - click here  
 Set up automatic monthly or annual payments, complete & return the form found here

Be a Supporter of Senior Services!
Tallahassee Senior Services offers programs, activities, and opportunities designed to encourage active living, optimal aging, and social fitness for independent adults age 50+. The mission of the TSC Foundation is to generate funding to support programs, services and participants of Tallahassee Senior Services. Here are three ways you can support Senior Services:
Become a Member! Donate!
Donations, honorariums, memorial gifts, galaxy stars, and legacy gifting are appreciated ( click here to donate ). For more information on membership or on becoming a Key Holder click here. Your membership is tax deductible. Call 891-4041 or email Karin Caster for information or assistance. 

"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF THE CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE or WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE." Registration #CH8035.
Host a Facebook Fundraiser!
Are you celebrating a birthday or a special occasion and have enough "stuff"? How about hosting a Facebook Fundraiser to benefit the Senior Center? To do this, you must have a Facebook account/profile and then click here and follow the directions! Need help? Email Audrey Byrne.

Be certain to thank your friends for their generosity and thank you and your friends for sharing the joy of active aging opportunities for our community!
Shop at Smile.Amazon.com
Shop at Smile.Amazon.com ! Choose the Tallahassee Senior Citizens Foundation, Inc. as your charity of choice, and every time you shop, 0.5% of AmazonSmile purchases will be donated .
Links to programs, classes and opportunities!