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$2 (age 50+); $3 (under 50), per class

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French Classes return!

Focusing on travel, café dining, directions, sightseeing and other tourist activities.

beginning April 11
Mondays, Conference Room 3A
Intermediate – 9:30-10:30
Advanced – 11:00-12:00
Beginners – 1:00-2:30
Join the Fun at Contra Dance!
second Friday of each month
Friday, April 8, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
Greasy String Band with caller Vicki Morrison
Tallahassee Senior Center Auditorium

You don't need a partner, beginners welcome!
New to contra dance? Come at 7:15 for a Beginner Orientation.
Admission: $10 for Adults, $9 Seniors over 50
$6 for Students, Free for Kids under 12

Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease program can help. The group meets 3 times per week for 6 weeks. Each session last one hour and is designed to be fun for group members. Class begins with an educational piece about successful walking or arthritis management. Then everyone shares walking time at their own pace.

Tues, Thurs & Fri, April 12 through May 20
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Optimist Park Community Center

Info + Register Here or contact or 850-891-4042
Diabetes Education & Empowerment Program (DEEP)
Southside Friends - Do you or someone you love have pre-diabetes or diabetes? Take control and learn about diabetes, the ways it impacts you, simple lifestyle changes, and how to have a healthier, more energetic life while managing your diabetes.
FREE Classes offered by Big Bend AHEC
at the Jake Gaither Community Center
Thursdays, April 14 - May 19

Register by contacting or call 850-244-1177.
*This program will also be offered at the Senior Center June 2 - July 14.
Lunch with the Doctor:
Essential Tremors
If you or a loved one has tremors, there are treatments! Not all tremors are caused by Parkinson’s, and there are some new and exciting cutting-edge treatment options that can improve your tremors. Attend this special lunchtime seminar presented by Dr. Matthew Davis, Neurosurgeon, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, to learn more.

Tue, April 19, 11:00 am, Hybrid: at TSC and Zoom
Complimentary lunch available if attending in-person

If attending in person, reserve your lunch by calling 850-891-4042
For information about Health, Wellness & Fitness Programs
View our on-line Health & Wellness Calendar
Contact Ruth Nickens, RN, Health + Wellness Coordinator:
email phone 850-891-4042
Sculpt a Head with Barbara Balzer

This beginner’s class will learn to sculpt what they see, not what they think they see. We will sculpt a classic head out of a simple cube and then “the intelligence” is added with a flick of an eyebrow or a curl of the lip.
April 12 – May 17 (6 weeks)
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm
Animal Exhibit

Stop by the Senior Center and view this enjoyable collection of animal-themed artwork now on display in the Dining Room.
Contact Heath Hilary McRae, Art Program Coordinator:
email phone 850-891-4016 
Registration: email phone 850-891-4045
Professional naturalist, teacher, and educator, Jerry Walls, will separate fact from fiction during this fascinating program on these very misunderstood animals. Learn what part they play in the food chain, how they benefit humans, what to do if you see a snake, how to identify them, and much more.
Wednesday, April 20 1:30 pm
In-person class at TSC
Contact Maureen Haberfeld, Lifelong Learning & L3X Coordinator:
email phone 850-891-4033
You have MEDICARE questions,
SHINE Counselors have the answers!
SHINE stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders

Learn how can the SHINE Program help you, common Medicare topics, and how to find answers. All Shine services are free, confidential & unbiased.
April 11: 10 am, Senior Center Dining Room
Benefits of Volunteering:
Its good for your mental health.
Prevents loneliness and isolation.
Provides a sense of purpose.
Helps you meet new friends.
Gives you a way to connect.
Increases physical activity.
Bridges the generations.
Helps engage with old interests.
Helps learn new skills.
Improved quality of life.
Provides significant psychological rewards.
Leaving a legacy.
Connecting with others.
Can make you happier.
Provides a sense of community.
Increases social skills.
Improves self esteem.
Make a difference.
Take on a challenge.
Brings fun into your life!

To learn how you can volunteer with the Tallahassee Senior Center, contact:
Shelly Lee, Volunteer Coordinator
During April, our Leon County Outreach Lunch & Learns will feature Volunteer Opportunities in the community.

Please RSVP by contacting
or 850-891-4065
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Suggested lunch donation is $6

Bradfordville, Wed., April 13
* New Location – Good Shephard Catholic Church Fellowship Hall,
4665 Thomasville Road
Woodville Community Center
Thursday, April 14th
8000 Old Woodville Road   

Fort Braden Community Center
Tuesday, April 19
16387 Blountstown Hwy
Lake Jackson Community Center
Thursday, April 21
3840 N. Monroe Street, Suite 301
Chaires Community Center
Tuesday, April 26 
4768 Chaires Cross Road

Our calendar of classes and events is just a click away!
Information about
Senior Happenings in our area,
Tips, Resources, and More!
Your IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) = tax free charitable contribution. Taxpayers age 72 or older who are required to withdraw IRA funds may donate a portion of your RMD directly to an eligible charity, such as the Tallahassee Senior Citizens Foundation, and not have to pay taxes. Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA – up to $100,000 – by the IRA trustee to a charitable organization, counts toward your minimum distribution requirement for the year and is nontaxable. Contact your IRA administrator to direct a charitable distribution on your behalf.
Click here for more ways to support the Senior Center

Donations can be mailed to:
TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32303

The TSC Foundation generates funding to support programs,
services and participants of Tallahassee Senior Services.
Donations and membership are tax deductible.
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+.
New COVID Practices - as of February 28, 2022

The Tallahassee Senior Center remains focused on the health and safety of its participants, volunteers, and staff, and continues to adapt its practices in line with state and local health professionals and trends. Participants may continue to wear a mask as long as they prefer, but not required to wear a mask at the TSC and our neighborhood program sites.
Effective Monday, February 28 the City moved to a ‘mask optional’ policy.

To be respectful of each other, please continue to practice good hygiene measures, such as: 
a.  Do not attend an activity if you are sick
b.  Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
c.  Wash your hands frequently
d. Get tested if you experience symptoms of COVID-19
If you test positive for COVID-19, please notify a TSC staff person ASAP to discuss return protocols. Do not return to TSC until you have spoken with a staff person.
If you think you have been Exposed to COVID-19 which, according to the CDC, means being within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, follow these guidelines. People who have been fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after contact with someone who has had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms.
 -Fully vaccinated individuals (fully vaccinated two weeks after having received the last dose of a CDC-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and any subsequent CDC recommended booster shot):
No quarantine requirement if asymptomatic.
Wear a mask for 10 days since exposure.
Is recommended to get tested on day five (5) after exposure.
Continue to monitor for symptoms.
 -Unvaccinated individuals (Someone who has not received any dose of a CDC- authorized COVID-19 vaccine, or who has received fewer than the total number of recommended doses, including the booster shot, of a CDC- authorized COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., partially vaccinated) is unvaccinated. For individuals who were vaccinated but are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months out after the J&J vaccine) and not yet received the booster shot, the individual is considered unvaccinated):
Quarantine for five (5) days after the last contact with the individual testing positive for COVID-19.
Get a PCR test on 5th day
Wear a mask for 10 days since exposure.
In order to return to the TSC or a satellite activity, present a negative COVID-19 test result (test must occur on day 5 or later after the exposure).
Or wait 10 days and return on the 11th day without symptoms.
Continue to monitor for symptoms.
If you have symptoms – do not attend a class or activity.
Thank you for following these guidelines in the best interest of trying to keep everyone as safe as possible, and maintain a healthy environment at the TSC and our program sites.
Take care & stay safe,
Sheila Salyer
Senior Services Manager/Executive Director