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THIS WEEK!

Chat with the Nurse!

Just because we are not meeting in person does not mean you can't "stop by!"

Bring your questions
or just drop in to chat!

Come "on in" and virtually and chat with

Ruth Nickens, R.N.,
Health + Wellness Coordinator
Tallahassee Senior Center

She is available for you to drop in on

Friday, January 8
Any time between
9:00 + 10:00 a.m.
by

For questions or more information
WHAT'S NEW?
Engage in "MINDFULNESS," and other upcoming Lifelong Learning Classes to start the year! "OHHH...SO, YOU THINK YOU'RE SO SMART! OR, WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE ANYWAY,? Just drop into this class to find out. Do you know the "GREAT ARTISTS OF SPAIN?" Why don't you "EXPLORE THE BURGUNDY REGION OF FRANCE," then head to the USSR to learn about "RUSSIA MYTHS, MYSTERIES, AND SPYING." And of course what could be more exciting than "A TRIP THROUGH TIME: I LOVE PLANET EARTH."

For more information, class details, and to register
LIFELONG LEARNING QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Maureen Haberfeld, Lifelong Learning Coordinator
850-891-4033
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
The Florida Department of Health in Leon County (DOH-Leon) and its partners are working together to distribute the vaccine in our community. COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered under guidance from the Florida Department of Health. Executive Order 20-315 directs us to focus on the following populations during this initial phase: 
·        Long-term care facility residents and staff. 
·        Persons 65 years of age and older. 
·        Health care personnel with direct patient contact. 
 
To enhance public understanding, here are the latest key points: If you are age 65 or older, you may be vaccinated through the Leon County Health Department. You can also check with your own physician to see if they are offering the vaccine.  
  
  • Appointments are required to be vaccinated at the Leon County Health Department. 
  • Request for an appointment for those 65 and over can be done through this link: 

Note: This is not an appointment; this is a request for an appointment. Once you click “submit,” you will receive a quick message that your request has been received. You will not receive any further email confirmation.

  • Once this process (submission of a request for an appointment) is complete, you will be in line to receive a phone call from the Health Department to schedule an appointment. There is no need to keep calling the health department or re-submitting the form.
Remember that the vaccines require a second dose. It is imperative that you continue to follow all the safety protocols recommended by the CDC (including but not limited to wearing your mask, maintain a distance of 6 feet minimum, etc.).
NEW COVID-19 VACCINE + TESTING RESOURCES!
For the new
COVID-19 Vaccine + Testing Site Resource Card

Click here to learn more about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination
Click here for other COVID-19 Resources
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Volunteers to assist with various aspects of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine are needed! For more information, please go to

21 Ways to stay Happy and Healthy in 2021!

By Ruth Nickens, RN, Health and Wellness Program Coordinator

1.      Set yourself up for success. Keep your new year “resolutions” realistic.
2.      Stay COVID-19 Safe. Practice social distancing, mask-wearing, and get
your COVID-19 vaccine.
3.      Eat healthy food. Try to include leafy greens every day.
4.      Drink less alcohol. New studies recommend no more than one drink daily.
5.      Get enough sleep. Most older adults need 7+ hours.
6.      Exercise your mind & body daily. Enjoy the benefits of TSC's Virtual
7.      Learn something new. Register for a TSC Lifelong Learning Class.
8.      Express yourself creatively. Try baking, embroidery, or a TSC Art Class.
9.      Prevent falls! Assess your home for risks and review your medications for
side effects and interactions.
10.  Nurture your mental health. The past year has been hard! Ask if you need
help.
11.  Stay socially connected every day. Call a friend, write a note, or video
chat with family.
12.  Reach out to UPSLIDE if you feel isolated or lonely. Email Melanie
13.  Enroll in the Senior Buddy program with FSU nursing students. Email
14.  Limit your intake of bad news. Turn off the TV and walk away from the
computer.
15.  Honor your inner child. Remember to play. Hula hoop, sing, read a poem
aloud.
16.  Make time to laugh – even if it’s at yourself! Read comics or a funny book
and watch humorous movies.
17.  Express gratitude & practice forgiveness. Recognize goodness and let go
of anger and grudges.
18.  Perform acts of kindness. Volunteer to help others. Email Addie Carroll-
Beal, Volunteer Coordinator.
19.  Spend time in nature. Plant a garden or take a walk in the woods or one
of our city’s beautiful parks.
20.  Get (safe) hugs every day. Hugging animals, or even trees, is great
therapy!
21.  Update your end-of-life wishes. Make sure your loved ones know what
they are. You will breathe easier.

BE SAFE + BE WELL!

HEALTH, WELL-BEING, + FITNESS
ON-GOING FITNESS CLASSES

Staying active is one of the most important things we can do to keep healthy and age successfully. While we can't be together in person, we encourage to join us for a variety of virtual fitness classes, offered 3 ways for your viewing convenience:

HEALTH + WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND FITNESS CLASSES
QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Ruth Nickens, RN, Health + Wellness Coordinator
Fitness classes are provided by the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs, the Tallahassee Senior Center and Foundation, and Senior Services supporters like you!

Beginner Basics of Art with Mark Fletcher
January 12 - March 2 (8 weeks)
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners with Debbie Gaedtke
January 12 - February 3 (4 weeks)
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Artistic Colored Pencil with Robin Gray
January 14 - February 18 (6 weeks)
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CALL TO ARTISTS!

Personal Expressions in Watercolors

TSC art participants are eligible to enter two pieces. Mediums accepted include watercolor, gouache, ink, watercolor pencil, and drawing with watercolor washes.

Email .jpg images with artist's name, title of work, medium, and price to Jennifer Haskins
Favorite Landscape
Brenda Francis, Palm and Palmetto

Favorite Seascape
Siroos Tamaddoni, Santa Marta

Favorite Animal
Cathy Neel, Evening’s Last Romp and
Charles Hazelip, Hunting Dog
Favorite Portrait
Mary Liz-Tippin Moody, Fast Friends
 
Favorite Use of Color
Tom Friedman, Music of the Spheres. 

Overall Favorite
Joyce Raichelson, Twenty Twenty  


Hands-On Art History with Mark Fletcher
Create your own art applying and combining the methods of various artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Durer and others.

Draw With Your Eyes, Paint With Your Heart with Mark Fletcher
Pen + Ink with a little watercolor.

Advanced Painting Critique with Debbie Gaedtke
Join Debbie Gaedtke in discussion or evaluation of the paintings you are currently working on.
ART PROGRAM QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Jennifer Haskins, Art Program Coordinator

To join the Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts Facebook Page click here
Fridays at 10 a.m. Join us on our
for an update and recap with

This will include a Facebook Challenge.
You will not want to miss it...and speaking of missing, we miss you! Sending virtual hugs!

Join the Tallahassee Senior Center!
Donate in Honor or Memory of Someone!
Purchase A
Star for the
Galaxy Star Wall!
Through Smile.Amazon.com, you can choose the Tallahassee Senior Citizens Foundation, Inc. as your charity of choice, and every time you shop, 0.5% of your AmazonSmile purchase will be donated.
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,

Thank you for sharing the joy of active aging
opportunities for our community!



Your donations and membership are tax deductible.

TO DONATE, click here
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION and to RENEW ONLINE

To set up automatic monthly or annual payments, click here

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

For information or assistance, email Karin.Caster@talgov.com
Donations, honorariums, memorial gifts,
galaxy stars, and legacy gifting are appreciated!
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+.

The TSC Foundation generates funding to support programs,
services and participants of Tallahassee Senior Services.
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.FDACS.GOV/ConsumerServices
REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” Registration #CH8035
Links to programs, classes and opportunities!