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THANK YOU VETERANS!

In observance of
VETERAN'S DAY
there will be no virtual events on
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
On-demand opportunities will be available

'TIS THE SEASON TO GET FESTIVE!
DECK-orate YOUR HOME!
Thursday, November 12
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

John Gandy, of John Gandy Events, gets the season started with a virtual class presenting Holiday Celebrations as seen through his creative eye.

This most sought-after event planner combines innate style with an attention to detail that will surely give you much to think about as you plan for your holiday festivities.

Virtual class on Zoom - $10

Invite your family + friends to join the fun!

For more information about this year's
DECK THE HALLS
On-Line + On-Air
Festivities, Events, & Prize Drawings

Coffee Chat November 10, 2020
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

“Let's Talk Facility!”
Grab your coffee and Chat with Patti Wallace, Facility Supervisor and the guys that make it happen,
Daniel Elias + Arthur Rhynes


Or call 850.891.4000

A "Sneak Peak" at who's on deck to chat!
  • November 24 - Southside Outreach Coordinator, Wendy Barber
  • December 8 - Leon County Senior Outreach and Lifelong Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator, Susan Davis
  • December 22 - UPSLIDE Coordinator, Melanie Lachman, LCSW
Health + Wellness Virtual Office Hours

We may not physically be in the building,
but we still want you to "drop-in" and visit on occasion!

"Drop in" and visit with
Melanie Lachman, LCSW, UPSLIDE Program Coordinator

NOVEMBER 13
Any time between 10:00 + 10:30 a.m.


or call 850.891.4066

CALL TO ARTISTS!

ANNUAL INSIDER'S SHOW

The final virtual art exhibit for 2020 is The Insider's Show. All TSC art participants can enter one artwork of any medium.
HEALTH, WELL-BEING, + FITNESS
NEW!

"SMILE MEDITATION WITH LESLIE HANKS"
2nd Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. on Facebook

This is a sweet, simple approach to meditation that focuses on the breath and relaxation. It takes you through a 14-minute guided mediation that will enable you mind and body to work together to find balance, symmetry, breath, and quiet within. Can be done in a chair or on the floor.

Join us this week!

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:

Mindful Movement with
Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga instructor
Monday @ 9am on WCOT Tuesday @ 11 am on Facebook
Sponsored by Capital Health Plan
Gentle Yoga with
Ferdouse Sultana, E-RYT® Wednesday @ 9am on WCOT
Sponsored by
Brain-Body-Balance with
Merisha Johnson Phillips, AFAA-CPT
Friday @ 9 am on WCOT

Stretch & Flex with 
Robin Perry Davis, ACSM
Saturday @ 9am on WCOT
Gentle Seated Yoga
with
Bridget Welch, LMT



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!
Click here to provide your support!
NEW FRIENDS CONNECTION GROUP
for
SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES

UPSLIDE is adding a new virtual Friends Connection group for adults in senior living communities!

The 4th Wednesday of the month, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., via ZOOM
(One on one virtual technology assistance available)

For more information + to sign up
Melanie Lachman 850.891.4066
GETTING A FLU VACCINE EARLY THIS YEAR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!
For information about where flu shots will be offered,
CLICK HERE for the Tallahassee Senior Center Flu Resource Card
HEALTH + WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND FITNESS CLASSES
QUESTIONS + INFORMATION

Ruth Nickens, RN, Health + Wellness Coordinator

Thank you to our Health & Wellness Presenting Sponsor!

Thank you for your support to make these classes possible!
To donate, click here
To become a member, click here
or
checks can be mailed to: TSC Foundation,
1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL, 32303
LIFELONG LEARNING

Online Grocery Shopping: Shop Safely During the Pandemic
Virtually join online shopping enthusiast Bijal Patel to learn how easy it is to purchase your groceries and other household items online with the option of picking them up in person (never leaving your car) or having them delivered to your home. She will give simple instructions on how to shop online at Wal Mart, Publix, and Target using your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Class will include tips on how to change or modify your order after it is submitted. Grocery shopping has never been easier.


Deck-tinis and More DECK THE HALLS PRE-EVENT!
Join mixologist extraordinaire, Eric Pounders, of Township Gastropub along with Michael Spellman of Sniffen and Spellman who will share his secrets for martini making! Virtually learn how to mix some unique and enticing cocktails and kick your social gatherings up a notch during the holiday season! A drink kit will include all ingredients and liquor to make four different martinis. Other items you will need are a cutting board, knife, ice, something to mix drinks with and glassware.
  • Thursday, November 19, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • $10 without drink Kit, $25 with drink kit
  • NOTE: Drink kit pre-order pickup will be on Wed., Nov. 18 at Madison Social between 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Click here to register for Deck-tinis!


Deck -orate Your Holiday Table with a Thanksgiving Centerpiece DECK THE HALLS PRE-EVENT!
Virtually join Floral Design Expert, Edna Hall Whitehead from A Touch of Class / Celebrations on Main in Havana, Florida, and use fresh flowers and greenery to create a lovely centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. All supplies will be provided and can be picked at the Tallahassee Senior Center.


Let’s Eat . . . Cookies and Cocoa DECK THE HALLS POST-EVENT!
Virtually join KitchenAble Cooking School’s chef-extraordinaire Jessica Bright McMullen as she shares some of her favorite holiday cookie recipes and demonstrates how to make the cookies along with a delicious hot cocoa mix. Fill your Christmas cookie jar with classic shortbread bars, chocolate toffee crisps with pecans, cranberry orange bliss bars, and candy cane chocolate chip cookies. Take away tasting box will include samples of each type of cookie plus the hot chocolate mix. Recipes will be provided.
  • Tuesday, December 8, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • $22 (Includes tasting box with cookies and cocoa)
  • NOTE: Tasting box pre-order pickup will be on Mon., Dec. 7, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at KitchenAble
  • Click here to register for Cookies + Cocoa!

Holidays in the Red Hills: How Local Floridians Celebrated the Season in the 1800s
The weather is finally cooling off a bit, and the holidays are upon us. Most North Florida communities have their own special ways of celebrating this special season, but what did those celebrations look like in the 1800s? Join historian Dr. Josh Goodman from the State Archives of Florida for a virtual tour of 19th-century holiday traditions, as explained in sources written by the people who experienced them. Customs, decorations, and lots of food will be up for discussion—we’ll even share some recipes from local kitchens that date back at least 150 years.

Deck-orate Your Holiday Table with a Festive Christmas Centerpiece DECK THE HALLS POST-EVENT!
Virtually join Floral Design Expert, Edna Hall Whitehead from A Touch of Class / Celebrations on Main in Havana, Florida, and use fresh flowers and greenery to create a beautiful holiday centerpiece for your home.
To register or for more information
LIFELONG LEARNING QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Maureen Haberfeld, Lifelong Learning Coordinator
850-891-4033
ART CLASSES, EVENTS, + EXIBITS
VIRTUAL ART GALLERIES + EXHIBITS
Open to anyone! No Fee to attend!
UPCOMING ART WORKSHOPS
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Life Stories/Mixed Media with Mariann Kearsley
Making art is not just about the skill of rendering an image. This class calls you to artistically tell your own life story. Class discussions go beneath the surface to focus on your life experience, your memories of events and exploration of your emotions. In-class sketching develops your visual vocabulary, personal style and ideas for developing artwork with personal meaning.
  • Appropriate for all skill levels.
  • Two 8-week Workshop Options Available:
  • Tuesdays, December 1 - February 2, 1:00 - 4:00 or
  • Thursdays December 3 - February 4, 1:00-4:00 



Acrylic Painting for Beginners with Debbie Gaedtke
Experiment with different paintbrushes, mixing colors and beginner painting techniques as you draw and paint along with art instructor Debbie Gaedtke throughout this 3-week workshop.
  • Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.


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ON-GOING ART CLASSES

Join at any time - newcomers welcome!

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
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW!
SHINE Program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is federally funded and offered through the Department of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agency on Aging. Year-round, a cadre of vetted and trained volunteer counselors assist clients with applying for Medicare and provide information to help them evaluate options for additional insurance. In addition, we also screen clients for eligibility for Medicaid and other financial assistance for medical and prescription drug costs and report Medicare Fraud and Abuse.
The Medicare Open Enrollment period runs from October 15 through December 7 and allows those with existing Medicare plans to make changes in their supplemental insurance, prescription drug plans, or advantage plans if they so desire. 

For questions or more information: 800-963-5337 or 850-891-4043

FRIDAY LIVE
Update + Recap with Kristy!
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!
Zoom + Technology Assistance
Don't let your inexperience with technology prevent you from participating in the many virtual opportunities we are offering! We have volunteers ready to provide one-on-one assistance with Zoom and other technologies!

To be connected with a volunteer, call 891-4000
More Virtual Classes!
Join Ukulele via Zoom
Ballet on Demand
Thank You to All our Members + Donors!

Our programs + services
are funded by and dependent on your donations and membership!


Please support our programs by making a donation
and/or renewing your membership to the
Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation!
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
Donations, honorariums, memorial gifts,
galaxy stars, and legacy gifting are appreciated!
Additional Ways to Support
Tallahassee Senior Services!
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!
SHOP + SUPPORT US!
Do you shop at Amazon.com?

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.
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!