Local Online Attractions
While we are relaxing at home and practicing social distancing, we can use our extra leisure time to learn about our community and explore some of our museums, art, music, and resources virtually (for links -click the blue text below) .

The Grove Executive Director John Grandage has been conducting Facebook Live nature walks and architectural tours. These tours and other Grove events such as a class on the Civil Rights Movement and story time for kids have been recorded and are now online for people to watch at their leisure.

The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science has a Create and Learn from Home site. There are activities that you can do with kids or grandkids and even some pet enrichment activities.

Florida Memory is the digital outreach program of the Florida State Library and Archives. Florida Memory digitizes materials that illuminate the state's history and culture. Florida Memory has over 320,000 digitized photographs and documents available for people to browse from the comfort of their homes. Research your family history or Florida history on this new and improved website.

Local History is a wonderful website that you can use to explore Leon County and Tallahassee from your computer. Compare images of Tallahassee during different decades of the twentieth century with today on Tallahassee Then and Now. Take a tour of historic areas of town such as Park Avenue, Smoky Hollow, Myers Park, and FAMU. Learn about the notable local names that we see on our streets, buildings, and other local places. Explore historic roads, railroads, indigenous people, and more.
Even though the Leon County Library buildings are closed, their online resources are always open! If you don’t have a library card, you can fill out an online registration form and be emailed a library card number. Their online resources include educational resources, eBooks, and downloadable and streaming entertainment.

Although Tallahassee Symphony had to cancel the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 season due to the pandemic, they are generously offering links to some of their finest concerts from recent years on their webpage to enjoy in the comfort of your home.

Gadsden Arts Center and Museum is offering live art talks as well as videos of some of their recent exhibits on Gadsden Arts at Home.

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab is offering virtual livestream classes every Friday at 11:00 am on Facebook.

Midtown Reader is hosting online author events. 

The above resource was researched and written by Maureen Haberfeld, LifeLong Learning Coordinator, (email Maureen.Haberfeld@talgov.com ).
The LifeLong Learning Program is sponsored in part by Mulligan Park Gracious Retirement Living, the Tallahassee Moose Lodge # 1075, the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, and the TSC Foundation .
Childhood Trauma: The Impact Throughout one’s Lifetime 
. . . and the role pandemic plays
 Join us on Tuesday, April 28, 1:00 pm on Facebook for a Webinar
In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, we present this webinar is about an important issue that is exceedingly common, and may be exacerbated by the current pandemic.  Dr. Mimi Graham, Director FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy, is the keynote speaker. She will discuss the research, the physical and societal factors that play a role, the symptoms, the most current treatment options, coping skills, local resources and more. Intended for professionals, scholars, and the community at large. CEUs are offered for nursing and social work. For more info, contact Ruth Nickens, RN, TSC Health & Wellness Coordinator at Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com .
Lifelong Learners Via Zoom!
Geology of the National Parks - via ZOOM - Thursdays (ongoing through May 28), 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. To participate, register by 9 a.m., Wednesday morning.

NEW! Historic Cemeteries as Cultural Resources - via Zoom - Tuesday, May 5, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Barbara Clark from Florida Public Archaeology Network will present on how historic cemeteries can be used in research and what information they can provide. She will also touche on the basics of how to properly clean and maintain historic cemeteries and the meanings of common symbols you may find in cemeteries.  To participate, register by 9 a.m., Mon., May 4.

NEW! Modeling Historic Headstones with Photographs - via Zoom - Wednesday, May 6, 1:30 - 3 p.m. We often think of headstones as something that will last forever, but even these stones will decay with time. Tristan Harrenstein from Florida Public Archaeology Network will present on the best method we currently have of preserving historic grave markers beyond their time with software that turns mere photographs into full 3D models! This workshop will introduce you to the technique, take photos, and create your very own 3D model.  To take full advantage of this workshop, participants will need : a digital camera (smartphone cameras are fine!) and a way of transferring photos to a computer; a computer that runs the Windows operating system; and a computer with an internet connection that they can download the free software. To participate, register by 9 a.m., Tue., May 5.

To register or for more information, email Maureen Haberfeld and 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.
Mindful Movement - Tuesdays, 11 a.m.
Live Class via Facebook
Gentle Yoga with Ferdouse
New Virtual Class via Facebook
Wednesday 10 a.m.
Brainteaser Challenge
Let's keep our minds challenged and active!

We have a correct answer to last Friday's Brainteaser - "And this, too, shall pass." Shoutout out to Tracy Allen , the first to answer correctly - also to Sheila Smith and Bob Moore!

Here's another:

Hidden Time and Again
Inside each set of the following words, there are a pair of smaller words. By putting an “&” between them, lo & behold, you'll make a familiar phrase. For example, "Thighbone/Swallowtail" conceals "High & Low."

1. Skyrocketing/Trolleyman
2. Thermometer/Apoplexy
3. Delaware/Bordering
4. Surprised/Trashiness
5. Throughout/Stumblebum

Share your answer with Nancy Gentry, Special Projects Assistant (Nancy.Gentry@talgov.com) ! We will give you a "shout out" if you are the first to get the answer; we will share the answer on Friday! Submitted to Braingle.com by fishmed. Find more brainteasers at www.braingle.com
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 (pink shirt, 2nd row, holding "ACTIVE"). This review of the week will include a Facebook Challenge. You will not want to miss it . . . and speaking of "missing," We are missing you, hope you are staying active, healthy, and safe ~ sending love from your Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation Staff.
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, email by 9 a.m., Tuesday prior.

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, email by noon Thursday prior.

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. Register by 9:00 am, Wednesday prior.


To register for the above class(es) or for more information - email Jennifer Haskins. Let her know which class(es) you are interested in; 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 Jennifer. Sometimes these emails go to junk/spam folder – so check there first and let Jennifer know if you don't get an email invite.
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!
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+.
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Payment options: 
Mail a check made payable to TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
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(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.

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.
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!