Get Inspired & Creative
Hello all. . .hope you are being safe. . . watch here (our email newsletter) for listings and registration information for upcoming "Live, Virtual, Art Classes" to be offered on our Tallahassee Senior Foundation Zoom!"

Need some artistic inspiration! Below are some art resources for drawing, ceramics, oils, and acrylics - as well as an artistic water color exercise by Linda Pelc - and photos of some of the beautiful artworks completed at home by TSC artists!

Whatever you do, be sure to have some fun with it! If you try something below, take a picture and email the photo and description to Jennifer Haskins, TSCF Art Coordinator, (pictured above) – we’d love to share it (either on our Facebook page , Active Living or in a our email newsletter)!

General Art & Learning
Learn something new daily with Google Arts & Culture .

Drawing Resources
Mo Willems, Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, delights humans of all ages with his “Lunch Doodles!”

TSC Instructor Mark Fletcher encourages us to grab our drawing pads and pencils and get inspired as we check out the most recent (66th) World Wide SketchCrawl.com™ which was held on Jan. 25. Click here for global results. For local “crawl” results & encouragement to stay active artistically – click here to “Keep on Sketchin'!”

Ceramics
Are you feeling the need to get your hands dirty? Improve your ceramic arts skills with the Ceramic Arts Network !

Oils
Seeking oils instruction - check out Tim Gagnon's free Facebook art lessons .
Or visit him online

Acrylics
Learn with "The Art Sherpa" - click here for over 600 complimentary acrylic lessons for beginners. Learn to "paint like Van Gogh" in fun, step-by-step videos with CLIVE5ART o r seek some whimsical encouragement with Angela Anderson !

Shout out to researcher Jennifer Haskins, Art Coordinator and to writer/editor, Audrey Byrne, Communications coordinator. Do you have some fun suggestions to share, or an art project you are working on at home - email Jennifer with a photo and a description - we'd love to hear from you.
A Lesson in Cobalt Blue
Linda Pelc, TSC Watercolor Studio Instructor
One thing Linda knows “is that getting lost in the creation of a painting makes the rest of the world disappear for a little while. So, let’s be smart and crank up those brushes.” Below is a fun assignment that will strengthen your use of cobalt blue. This lesson comes from Zoltan Szabo Instruction Book , (the lesson and figures 3 and 4 can be printed and taped together for a template to trace) or you can just draw your version of the scene.
Instructions for
Zoltan Szabo's Cobalt Blue
Figure 3
Figure 4
LifeLong Learning
Geology of the National Parks Online
Starts Thursday, April 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Sign up for Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation’s First Live Virtual Class Via Zoom!
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. This class will be offered on eight (8) Thursdays, from 10 – 11:30 am, starting on Thursday, April 9.

To participate, (1) email Maureen Haberfeld ; (2) 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.
 
Stay tuned for Tom Friedman’s travel class! Likely Tuesday afternoons starting April 14. Again, if interested, email Maureen Haberfeld .
 
“This class is coordinated and funded by the Tallahassee Senior Foundation. Despite our temporarily closed doors, we are working hard to develop and share opportunities to keep our 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 this class – to donate, please click Tallahassee Senior Foundation.
What’s Happening at Home?
Featuring TSC Art Participants' Works
Pat Owens
Dorothy Shearn
Alice Stadin
Teresa Brown
Chip Townsend
Mary Liz
Susan Trimble
Vivian Parmenter
Tom Friedman
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Health Information and Advisories
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. Below are a few helpful resources at this time:

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.
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!