Food Resources for Seniors - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We care about you staying healthy and active. Below are some food, restaurant delivery options, grocery delivery options and other resources that may be helpful to you during this time of distancing and sheltering at home ( the links are underlined in blue text - just click on text to navigate to online resources ):

Food Resources 

Second Harvest of the Big Bend , 850-562-3033, Use this resource to locate emergency food services closest to you for nutritional assistance. Visit website for various food bank locations.

Elder Care Services , 850-921-5554, 2518 W Tennessee St., Call and inquire about picking up items like non-perishable food from this emergency food pantry.

Leon Fruit and Nut Exchange , 850-766-3217, This source is free to everyone and will deliver – contact them for ways to get fresh fruit and nuts.

Restaurant Delivery Options
The following is a list of companies that deliver food from different restaurants to your specified location (work, home, etc.). You can either download the mobile app on your phone or go to their website online (phone calls are not an option; all services are online only). Payment, including tip and small service fee, is all done online so there is NO MONEY OR PAYMENT EXCHANGE of any kind between you and the person delivering the food! Different companies service different restaurants.  

To utilize, either go to the website noted or download the app from your app store. 

Grocery Store Curb Side Pickup and/or Delivery Options
The following grocery stores offer curbside pickup and/or delivery options. 


Note: Many chains now offer delivery and/or curbside pickup services; check with your favorite store!

Schipt offers grocery shopping services as well as other shopping services from many major retailers. Delivery is usually within an hour. There is an annual membership fee for this service.

Shopping Hours for Seniors
Many stores are offering specified shopping hours for seniors. The list is constantly changing so it is recommended you Google: COVID-19 Shopping for Seniors to see if there are any updates:

• Dollar General: The first hour of operation is reserved for seniors. Call your local store to find out opening times.
• Fresh Market: Anyone 65 and older can shop from 7 to 8 a.m.
• Publix: Anyone 65 and older can shop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 a.m.
• Target: Stores are reserving an hour on Wednesdays for "vulnerable shoppers." Call your local store to find out exact hours.
• Trader Joe's: Select stores will open early for seniors and at-risk customers. Call your local store (Tallahassee - 850-894-2538) to find out exact hours.
• Walgreens: Every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 24 (through April 28), is now Seniors Day with all-day discounts and seniors-only shopping from 8 to 9 a.m. (and now open one hour earlier on Tuesdays for 60 and older to shop).
Whole Foods Market: Stores open one hour early for 60 and older to shop. Call your local store for exact hours.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information and Advisories

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , 888-232-4636, The CDC is the nation’s health protections agency. Call or visit this website to learn more about current cases of COVID-19 and prevention methods. You can also sign up for email updates. 

• This is a 24/7 Call Center available to answer questions about COVID-19. Visit this source for a COVID-19 Toolkit for ways to stay educated. 

Offers an online resource page for older adults, caregivers, and professionals. The resource page offers a link about scams and the four most common scams!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams

The Attorney General is warning Floridians to only use secure sites when looking for COVID-19 information. Refer to this resource or the Federal Trade Commission to avoid scammers. 

Tips on scams, how to avoid scams, and what the Federal Trade Commission is doing to address scams.

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.

The information above from our "Resource Card is a service of Tallahassee Senior Services and the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation . For more information or questions, call 850.891.4043, or email Sandra Stoutamire . Note: Information on this March 2020 resource card is not guaranteed to be all-inclusive and does not imply endorsement of any persons, offices, or agencies by Tallahassee Senior Center.
Stay Connected - COVID-19
Dear TSC Family & Friends,
I hope you are finding these communications, as well as our Facebook posts helpful. And if you attended a Senior Center or Outreach program earlier this year, we are attempting to connect with you via an old fashioned telephone call. Thus far, in one week, we have called 561 of our regular, registered participants. If you would like a phone call, and haven’t received one yet, just reply back to this email and we’ll be sure you are on our list.

I know it’s very difficult, but I want to insist that you all stay home as much as possible. Don’t go to gatherings of more than 10 people. Keep 6 feet away from people you don’t know. Our TSC Team is working hard to help you remember you are not in this alone. The better we self-isolate, the sooner things will get back to normal, and we can welcome you back.

While we are closed at least through April 15, we are using this time to explore offering some classes and activities on line and on Facebook Live. Stay tuned. We will also be providing a video training on how to access these programs and other useful resources. So when we are on the other side of COVID-19 – you will have more options to participate in programs and be even more tech savvy.
I want to let you know that staff is beginning to work more and more from home. We will only be coming to the Center to check the building, and insure we have what we need to stay connected with you. If you call the main number, 850-891-4000, it will be forwarded to a staff member’s phone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stay well and take care,
The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation Team
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, 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. 

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 forsharing the joy of active aging opportunities for our community!
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Links to programs, classes and opportunities!