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UPCOMING ART CLASSES
with Eluster Richardson

Expand your watercolor painting abilities!
Those with some watercolor experience will learn new techniques, improve existing skills and develop personal insight with their work.
 
6 weeks: Oct 21 - Dec 10, $60
(skips Nov 11 & 25 holidays)
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm at the NE Library
Watercolor Portraits
with Marina Brown

Bring life to your portraits with vibrant watercolor. Learn about backgrounds that enhance, but don't overwhelm. Explore shading, shadows, and sculpting human skin with watercolor. Capture the sparkle in the eye... and maybe the soul of your subject with improved painting technique! Intermediate to advance level.

4 weeks: Tuesdays, Oct 26 – Nov 16, $40
9:00 am – 11:00 pm at TSC
79th Annual North Florida Fair, Fine Arts Division
The fair, from November 4-14, has on average 135,000 guests come through the gate, giving your art increased visibility.
You may submit your art for Exhibit:
Drop off is October 29th and 30th, 11am-6pm
at Building 2 on the Fairgrounds
GOODBYE JENNIFER!
Our wonderful Art Program Coordinator is moving. Please stop by to say goodbye and join us in wishing her a fond farewell before she leaves for rewarding adventures in North Carolina. Her last day in the office will be Friday, October 15, and she will be working from home the following week.

Over the past two years Jennifer has expanded the TSC Art Exhibits to on-line galleries that can be seen world-wide. Her creative spirit kept artists and their fans connected virtually although we couldn’t meet in person. She has been a pleasure to have on our team. We wish her and her family all the best! May you continue to guide and inspire those around you!
 
"I hope I can take my experience here and expand the Tallahassee Senior Center spirit of community and engagement in North Carolina. Something this amazing needs to be shared!" ~Jennifer Haskins
ART PROGRAM QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Jennifer Haskins, Art Program Coordinator

To join the Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts Facebook Page click here
Join Tristan Harrenstein, of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, to learn how ancient feces can produce amazing nuggets of truth about our past.
Hybrid class: in person at TSC and on Zoom. Fee $5
Barbara Clark of the Florida Public Archaeological Network discusses unique issues relating to objects found at submerged sites.
Hybrid class: live at TSC and on Zoom. Fee $5
A fun-filled morning learning basic floral design from Edna Hall of A Touch of Class/ Celebrations on Main Florist. Each participant will take home a beautiful arrangement of their own creation. Fee $19
2 sessions available:
HEALTH, WELLNESS + FITNESS
with Marghi
Starts this Thursday!
4 weeks: Thurs., Oct 14 – Nov 4, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Back by very popular demand, here comes Ageless Grace again! This cutting-edge brain fitness program consists of simple exercises based on natural movements that activate all 5 functions of the brain. Classes are interactive, habit-forming, and fun! 
Let’s Do Yoga
New Yoga Class
Mondays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Senior Center Auditorium (2nd Floor)
Donation: $3
Yoga teacher: Seshu Venkata Pisipati
Bring your own equipment: mat, water bottle, etc. and dress comfortably
Achieve Mobility Independence to Stay Connected
Mobility independence is the ability to get to and from the places we need and want to go whether we are driving or not. By exploring transportation options now, we can be prepared to get around our communities even if we stop driving.
The Safe Mobility for Life Coalition can help you achieve mobility independence. Resources like Florida’s Guide to Safe Mobility for Life can help you find your transportation options and develop a transportation plan that will help you travel beyond the driver’s seat.
Visit SafeMobilityFL.com to get started
If you are feeling lonely and would like to meet new people, then UPSLIDE’s Friends Connection group is for you!

We would love for you to join one of our on-line or in-person meetings where we can safely help you connect with others and make new friends during this challenging time.

Our friendly chat group is a welcoming and accepting community of support and, mostly, just plain fun. Meet new people, engage in meaningful conversation, share thoughts and ideas.

In-person and Zoom options available.
For more info, email Melanie.Lachman@talgov.com or call 850-891-4066
For information about
Health, Wellness & Fitness Programs + Classes
Ruth Nickens, RN, Health + Wellness Coordinator
Senior Center Calendar
of classes and events
is just a click away!
Looking for information?
Over 50 Resource Cards Available!
Legal, Medicare, Downsizing, Transportation, Hurricanes, COVID...and more.
Galaxy Star Wall
Did you know you can recognize someone special (even yourself!) with a beautiful, custom engraved star on our Galaxy Star Wall?
Stars are a wonderful opportunity to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, friendship, or other special occasion.
 
Your donation supports all the wonderful programs we offer and your special someone will forever shine on our wall!
 
Come by and check it out or visit our website:
Your contribution to the Tallahassee Senior Center supports programming for the enrichment of seniors.

You help make a difference…to our participants, our volunteers, to everyone who works to bring these opportunities to you.


For information on ways to support the Senior Center, click here
Checks can be mailed to:
TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32303

Donations and membership are tax deductible.
The TSC Foundation generates funding to support programs,
services and participants of Tallahassee Senior Services.
Dear TSC Participants & Friends,
 
With awareness of the recent increase in COVID cases and hospitalizations, as part of the City of Tallahassee, we are following the guidelines.
We request that everyone participating in TSC programs follow these guidelines:
a.    Do not attend an activity if you are sick or have symptoms which include a fever, cough and shortness of breath.
b.    Wear a mask in common areas and classes. Masks are encouraged when actively participating in fitness or a sport, although not mandatory during that activity.
c.     Practice social distancing.
d.    Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.
 
If you test positive for COVID-19 and have attended a TSC activity within the past 14 days, please notify a TSC staff person ASAP. TSC staff will notify others in the class to the best of our ability. Thus, it is imperative that everyone scan or sign in for every session.
 
If you think you have been Exposed to COVID-19 which, according to the CDC, means in close contact with a person (within approximately six feet) with a symptomatic lab-confirmed COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time (usually more than 15 minutes), please refer to these actions: 
Fully vaccinated individuals:
·  No quarantine requirement
·  Is recommended to get tested 3-5 days after exposure.
·  Must continue to monitor for symptoms
Unvaccinated individuals must quarantine as described below and may not attend a TSC activity until the following criteria is met:
 o  With testing: Quarantine for seven (7) days after the last contact with the individual testing positive for COVID-19 and receive a negative COVID-19 test (test must occur on day 5 or later after the exposure). You may return after receiving a negative COVID-19 test and following 7 days.
 o  Without testing: Quarantine for 14 days after the last contact with the individual testing positive for COVID-19. You may return after 14 days.
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
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+.
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