Preparing for Hurricane Season During COVID-19 Crisis
While you continue to take precautions to keep yourself safe from COVID-19, it is important to also begin preparing for hurricane season. Preparations will be a little different this season given the current crisis; you should give yourself more time to prepare, and consider social distancing needs when purchasing supplies and preparing evacuation kits.

 Continue to protect yourself when stocking up on supplies; shop online for home delivery or pick-up, whenever possible; wear a face covering for any in-person shopping and utilize designated shopping hours for seniors when available.

 Limit social interaction when refilling prescription medications, use mail order or drive-through pick up whenever possible. Try to have at least a month worth of medication on hand at all times.

 Prepare two emergency supply kits; a shelter in place kit with two weeks of supplies, and an evacuation kit with three days of supplies. Be sure to include face coverings, hand sanitizer and bar or liquid soap to protect against COVID-19 in the event you need to evacuate.


This Resource Card, researched and written by
Nick Schrader , MSW, Southside Outreach Assistant Coordinator
Resource Cards area a service of Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation

Information on this resource card is not guaranteed to be all-inclusive and does not imply endorsement of any persons, offices, or agencies by Tallahassee Senior Services. May 2020
City of Tallahassee
Community Hurricane Prep Webinars
May 28 and June 11, 5:30 pm
Hurricane season begins June 1 and the City is actively preparing for the upcoming storm season. Residents should also begin making their emergency plans and preparations. To guide residents through the planning process, the City will host two community workshops as part of the Neighborhood Plan for Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) program . Typically, the PREP workshops would be held in person, but in light of COVID-19, they will be hosted via webinar this year.

During the virtual presentation and discussion, participants will learn what supplies they should have on hand, steps to protect their home and resources available that can help them and their neighbors organize before and after a storm. The free webinars will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. on May 28 and June 11. If you are planning to join the webinar, please complete this brief registration form . Registration is not mandatory, but encouraged.

The Neighborhood PREP toolkit and details about how to participate in the webinars are available at Talgov.com/PREP . Click here for the Neighborhood Prep Guide: Get Ready to Prep!
Leon County Special Needs Registry
If you have a loved one in long-term care, talk to the facility about their participant care plan. If you or a loved one with special needs, Special Needs Shelters are designed for persons who require more medical care than what can be provided at other shelters.

To sign up for the Leon County Special Needs Registry,
call (850) 606-3700 or click here!
NEW VIRTUAL CLASS!
AGELESS GRACE WITH MARGHI
We are delighted to bring Ageless Grace back again this summer - via a 5-week VIRTUAL series that runs on Wednesdays, Jun. 10 through Jul. 8 @ 11:00 am.  If you are new to Ageless Grace, it is a cutting-edge brain fitness program that consists of simple exercises based on natural movement that activate all 5 functions of the brain and focus on promoting healthy longevity. The classes engage your body, memory, and creativity, and additionally, are interactive, habit-forming, and super-fun! So put on your comfy clothes, pull up a chair, and enjoy the fun! This class is in partnership with TMH.

The $15 class donation is for all five classes.  To register - click here! Questions: email Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com
FITNESS CLASSES ON
FACEBOOK AND ON DEMAND
Gentle Yoga with Ferdouse Sultana, E-RYT® 500
Stretch & Flex with Robin Perry Davis, ACSM
Gentle Seated Yoga with Bridget Welch, LMT
Brain-Body-Balance w/ Merisha Johnson Phillips, AFAA-CPT
Mindful Movement w/ Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga instructor
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 Chat with Seniors
Keeping you Safe While at the Hospital

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!

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!

The correct answer(s) to last Tuesday's riddle (submitted to Braingle.com by spookboy0) are anagrams – answer 1 is a RECIPE and answer 2 is PIERCE.  We would like to congratulate Benny D’Souza (replied in 16 minutes), Steve Mayberry, and Bob Moore!

Let's do another one - a bit more challenging (submitted to Braingle.com by lessthanjake789): We are looking for four words that are anagrams of each other.
Seven letters are we,
Four different words we make.
Guess us or be ridiculed;
Your reputation's at stake.

The first has pictures,
Paintings and such.
The second causes sneezing,
From ragweed or dust.
The third is an adverb,
It's hard to explain
It's the same as immensely
But it's much more plain.
If you can act like a king,
this word you will sing.

These clues are sparse
This riddle may be tough.
But if you are smart
Then it will be enough.
 
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. 
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!