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HAPPENING THIS WEEK
'TIS THE SEASON TO GET FESTIVE!
Continuing with our Cheer - this is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Learn how to mix some unique, enticing cocktails and kick your celebrations up a notch! Mixologist extraordinaire Eric Pounders, of Township, along with Michael Spellman, of Sniffen and Spellman, share secrets for martini making during this virtual class you can enjoy from home.

We are sorry, the "Kit Option" is sold out, but you can still join us, learn some great recipes, and have fun!


This class is co-sponsored by 
Learn about
DIABETES & COVID-19, DECORATING YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE, and MORE !
Diabetes and COVID-19: What You Need to Know!
The second Healthy @ Home virtual event, will explore the relationship between Covid and Diabetes. Does Diabetes make you more at risk for getting COVID-19? What can you do to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19 if you have diabetes? Answers to these questions, and more, will be part of this special event featuring the Endocrinology and Diabetes care team at Tallahassee Memorial’s Metabolic Health Center. There will be a live Q and A after the presentation as well!
The Five Wishes: User-Friendly Advance Directives
Advance care planning is always important; but during a pandemic, it becomes even more so! Advance planning ensures that your end-of-life wishes, should you become unable to communicate, are understood by your family, loved ones, and physician. This interactive webinar about the Five Wishes advanced directive addresses personal, emotional, and spiritual issues while meeting medical and legal criteria. Presented by Aging with Dignity. Healthy Cooking for the Holidays
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.
WHAT'S NEW?
“Healthy Cooking for the Holidays”
It is possible to enjoy sumptuous holiday fare without sabotaging your health or your diet! In this interactive virtual event, we will discuss nutrition tips and tasty ideas for your healthy holiday celebration. We will also explore creative ways to prepare your favorite holiday recipes in new ways. Please join us for another always fun presentation by UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program.
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players I Have a Song to Sing, O!
Tallahassee Senior Center Lifelong Learning program is honored to present an exclusive video celebration of timeless Gilbert and Sullivan favorites! A cast of seven principal performers from New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players explore repertoire from seven Gilbert and Sullivan operas in this creative and entertaining concert. Filmed this summer from locations throughout the United States, you’ll delight in the fun and variety of the performances, and the opportunity to see and hear everything up close and personal. The concert features recognizable favorites from The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and The Mikado, as well as lesser performed gems from Patience, Ruddigore, Iolanthe, and The Yeomen of the Guard. I Have a Song to Sing, O! is a great introduction to Gilbert and Sullivan for new audiences and a treat for die-hard Savoyards. Celebrate the season by enjoying this special performance on your device in the comfort of your home. Thank you to Opening Nights at Florida State University for their generosity in sharing this special performance!

Favorite Landscape/Seascape: Alice Stadin, United Methodist Church
Joan Kanan: Walk in the Sand
Favorite Animal: David Lee, Wilson Spellman
Favorite Use of Color: Jackie Llyod, Sunflowers-Follow the Sun
Overall Favorite: David Lee, Oliver Spellman

Congratulations to All the Artists!

COMING UP - SAVE THE DATES !
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


LIFELONG LEARNING

Let’s Eat . . . Cookies and Cocoa
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
Thu., Dec. 17 3 – 4 p.m. 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 LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MANY
LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

LIFELONG LEARNING QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Maureen Haberfeld, Lifelong Learning Coordinator
850-891-4033
COFFEE CHAT
PHYSICALLY DISTANCING, SOCIALLY CONNECTING!
Coffee Chat November 24, 2020
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

“Chat with Wendy!”


A "Sneak Peak" at who's on deck to chat!
  • December 8 - Leon County Senior Outreach and Lifelong Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator, Susan Davis
  • December 22 - UPSLIDE Coordinator, Melanie Lachman, LCSW
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:

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, 9 am on WCOT
Gentle Seated Yoga
with
Bridget Welch, LMT

"Smile Medication
with Leslie Hanks"
2nd Thursday of the month,
10 am, 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.
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!
Health + Wellness Virtual Office Hours

We may not physically be in the building, but we still want you to "drop-in" on occasion! "Drop in" at any time during the noted days and times!

Ruth Nickens, Health + Wellness Program Coordinator
1st Friday of every month, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Save the date for next month: December 4

Melanie Lachman, LCSW, UPLSIDE Program Coordinator
2nd Friday of every month, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Save the date for next month: December 11
HEALTH + WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND FITNESS CLASSES
QUESTIONS + INFORMATION

Ruth Nickens, RN, Health + Wellness Coordinator

Thank you to our Health & Wellness Presenting Sponsor!
ART CLASSES, EVENTS, + EXIBITS
UPCOMING ART WORKSHOPS
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Life Stories/Mixed Media with Mariann Kearsley, $80
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, $30
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.

ART PROGRAM QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Jennifer Haskins, Art Program Coordinator

To join the Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts Facebook Page click here
Ways to Support
Tallahassee Senior Services!
Do you shop at Amazon.com?
SHOP + SUPPORT US!
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!
Thank You to all of 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!
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!