Interactive BINGO
We know you are social distancing - but you can still stay active & have fun -- play some interactive BINGO with us --
you may win a prize - details below!

HOW TO PLAY: Complete a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Let us know when you have achieved a BINGO (email your answers/photos) and we will enter one ticket into our raffle with your name on it!  You must be a registered participant at the Tallahassee Senior Center. FIVE BINGO Maximum = 5 RAFFLE TICKET MAXIMUM.

Send your "BINGO proof" via email - Kristy.Carter@talgov.com or through Facebook Messenger. Have fun!
 
Three winners will be selected to receive a $25 gift card for a local restaurant. BINGO play ends on Thursday, April 16th at 5 pm. Winner will be drawn on Facebook LIVE on Friday, April 17th at 11:00 am. Click here to access the Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation Facebook.

Borrowed from Denise Niese, Executive Director, Wood County Committee on Aging – Ohio; adapted/edited by Kristy Carter, Program Supervisor, Tallahassee Senior Center.
Stay Cool - Energy Efficiency Tips & Resources for Warmer Weather
City of Tallahassee Energy Efficiency Resources &
Utility Relief Program

  • Set your home thermostat carefully and accurately. Keep the warm weather setting at 78° F or raise it two or three degrees higher when away. Research in Florida shows that home cooling costs increase 12 percent for each degree setting below 80° F. That means your cooling cost can almost double if you set the thermostat at 70° F instead of 78° F.
  • Set your thermostat's FAN selection to AUTO, not to ON. Avoid the ON setting, which operates your indoor-air distribution fan nonstop - doing so increases costs and reduces comfort.
  • Use fans wisely to save energy and money. The breeze cools your skin but doesn’t cool the room – so turn the fan off if there’s no one in the room to feel the breeze. Using fans and raising your AC thermostat by 2-3 degrees is one of the best ways to lower your AC costs. Be sure your ceiling fans breeze downward.
  • On sunny days, close your window shades, drapes and blinds to block the sun’s heat.
  • Check your air filter. A clogged filter reduces cooling efficiency, reduces comfort and increases operating costs.
  • Have your central air conditioning system checked yearly by a qualified AC service technician. Just like your car, your air conditioner needs a professional checkup.

ePlus Online - This links to the account setup/login and requires an account number. There are more energy tips available as well as a self-guided home profile and energy audit within ePlus.

Utility Relief Program - The Utility Relief Program provides City customers facing financial hardships with an option to defer payment of current monthly bill for water, sewer, electric and natural gas and other utility charges until this fall. For more information or to sign-up, click here.

Talquin Energy Efficiency Resources & Payment Assistance

  • Keep your vents clear. Your air conditioner can’t work efficiently if your vents are blocked by rugs or furniture. Check all your vents to make sure they’re open, free of dust and directing air towards the center of the room.
  • Use ceiling and pedestal fans. Fans allow you to raise your thermostat up to four degrees without any reduction in comfort, according to the Department of Energy. Just make sure your ceiling fans are turning counterclockwise during warmer months and do not leave fans running in empty rooms. Fans don’t cool air — just people!
  • Learn to love your microwave and grill. It’s hot enough outside and firing up your oven inside won’t make your air conditioner’s job any easier. Outdoor grilling and microwave cooking are two ways to prepare food without generating extra heat. When only baking will do, consider making smaller portions you can pop in a toaster oven.
  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall energy bill will be. Avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. This will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and unnecessary expense.

Talquin is encouraging members to reach out to community agencies if they need assistance, and call Talquin about prepaid options or click here for more information.
Lifelong Learners - Sign up for
Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation’s
First Live Virtual Classes Via Zoom!
Geology of the National Parks Online - Starts Thu., Apr. 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Travel with Tom: Hiking in Madeira and the Azores – Tue. Apr. 14, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Must register before Tue., 4/7, 11 p.m. for Geology class & Thu. 4/9, 11 p.m. for the “Travel with Tom” class! Class descriptions below and to register for either class, email Maureen Haberfeld .
Geology of the National Parks, Online (8 - Thursday sessions), starting Thu., Apr. 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.  Our U.S. National Parks preserve spectacular icons of Earth’s geologic heritage. They contain some of the world’s finest examples of geologic phenomena including mountains, canyons, glaciers, volcanoes, coastlines, caverns, dunes, and more. TSC Lifelong Learning Coordinator and geologist Maureen Haberfeld will share some basic geology lessons and lead participants on virtual exploration of the geologic wonders in our beautiful parks.
Travel with Tom: Hiking in Madeira and the Azores, online class offered Tue. Apr. 14, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Join Tom Friedman for a hiking trip on the Portuguese Islands of Madeira and Sao Miguel (Azores) located of the shores of Portugal and Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Madeira is very mountainous and driving often takes you through the many tunnels that are on virtually every road. Hiking is strenuous as we visit stunning views of mountains with centuries old irrigation canals and tunnels, quaint towns and the ever present Atlantic. Tom visited Sao Miguel just after the hurricane and immediate saw that Sao Miguel was very different from Madeira. Sao Miguel is volcanic and has become a rich agricultural area.
How to Participate
Again, to participate in one or both classes, (1) email Maureen Haberfeld ; (2) let her know which class(es) you are interested in; (3) she will send you a Zoom link. If you don’t already have zoom on your computer/tablet/or phone, you will be prompted to download the application and set-up a login and password, upon receiving a link from Maureen. Sometimes these emails go to junk/spam folder – so check there and let Maureen know if you don't get an email invite.

Donations are appreciated to support the on-going programs of the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation. Now more than ever, your support is very important to make this possible – to donate, please click Tallahassee Senior Foundation.
Zooming Into Online Art
Join TSC's enthusiastic art instructors Robin Gray, Mark Fletcher and Mariann Kearsley - next week - as they prepare to start virtual art classes for the Tallahassee Senior Center. This is an opportunity for you to become familiar with using Zoom and to hear about TSC's Virtual Art offerings. For more information and to register - email Jennifer Haskins. 
(COVID-19) 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.

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.
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. 

"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 forsharing 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!