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ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS!
It's that time of year to start enjoying Tallahassee's
beautiful outdoors!
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COVID-19 HOLIDAY SAFETY!

Plan on celebrating Halloween?

Click Here for Safety Tips!
HEALTH, WELL-BEING + FITNESS

NEW!

Questions
and/or
To Enroll

Judy Shipman, LCSW
850.891.4007
NEW!
NEW FRIENDS CONNECTION GROUP
for
SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES
UPSLIDE is adding a new virtual Friends Connection group for adults in senior living communities! We understand the challenges and feelings of loneliness that can come with protective measures to limit the spread of COVID among residents and visitors. This Friends Connection group will provide participants with a safe and confidential space to build relationships, give and receive support, and engage in meaningful conversation with peers. If you or someone you love would benefit from this kind of interaction, please join us!
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
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: November 6

Melanie Lachman, LCSW, UPLSIDE Program Coordinator
2nd Friday of every month, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Save the date for next month: November 13
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
Brain-Body-Balance with
Merisha Johnson Phillips, AFAA-CPT
Friday @ 9 am on WCOT
Gentle Yoga with
Ferdouse Sultana, E-RYT® Wednesday @ 9am on WCOT
Sponsored by
Gentle Seated Yoga
with
Bridget Welch, LMT
Stretch & Flex with 
Robin Perry Davis, ACSM
Saturday @ 9am on WCOT

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!
GETTING A FLU VACCINE EARLY THIS YEAR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!
To protect yourself, your family, and your friends, getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever! We are facing a challenging 2020-2021 influenza season with COVID-19 spreading at the same time.

For information about where flu shots will be offered
for the Tallahassee Senior Center Flu Resource Card
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

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

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
COFFEE CHAT
PHYSICALLY DISTANCING, SOCIALLY CONNECTING!
Coffee Chat October 27, 2020
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

“Let's Talk Health”
Grab your coffee and Chat with Ruth Nickens, RN, Health & Wellness Program Coordinator about Tallahassee Senior Center's programs for active and healthy aging! Also, enjoy meeting a special guest partner, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital's Dr. Daniel Grabarek. Dr. Gabarek is one of only two certified Physical medicine and Rehabilitation physicians in Tallahassee! Please bring your questions!

A "Sneak Peak" at who's on deck to chat!
  • November 10 - Facility Supervisor Patti Wallace and the awesome maintenance crew Arthur + Daniel
  • 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

ONLINE ART CLASSES + EXHIBITS
UPCOMING ART WORKSHOPS
Artistic Colored Pencil with Robin Gray
Thursdays, Oct. 22 - Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
$60 for the series. On Zoom
For beginners and continuing students, create fine art with brilliant color using good pencils, paper, and a calm mind.
Acrylic Painting for Beginners with Debbie Gaedtke
Wednesdays, Oct. 28 - Nov. 18, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
$40 for the series. On Zoom
Experiment with different paintbrushes, mixing colors and beginner painting techniques as you draw and paint along with art instructor Debbie Gaedtke. Perfect for the absolute beginner!
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Life Stories/Mixed Media with Mariann Kearsley
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 
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.

VIRTUAL ART GALLERIES + EXHIBITS
CURRENTLY ON EXHIBIT!
CALL TO ARTISTS

SMALL ART, BIG IMPACT- HOLIDAY EDITION
Create and donate fall, winter and Holiday themed artworks on 4.5" by 6.5" artist grade paper for Small Art, Big Impact: Holiday Edition.
  • Entry Deadline: October 30
  • Instructions: Drop off or mail submissions

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.

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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.
  • Wednesdays, 11:15 - 12:45 (starts back October 28th)
  • $10 per class. Art Cards available ($70 for 8 classes)
  • To register - click here
ART PROGRAM QUESTIONS + INFORMATION

Jennifer Haskins, Art Program Coordinator
To join the Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts Facebook Page click here

Thank you to our Art Program Sponsor

LIFELONG LEARNING
LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES

Thank you to our Lifelong Learning Presenting Sponsor!

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT AND TO REGISTER FOR
VIRTUAL LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES
Click Lifelong Learning Virtual Classes or on the specific classes below

JUPITER, SATURN, AND BEYOND
Taught by Dr. Steve Blumsack, this 3-session class will describe our current knowledge of the solar system beyond the planet Mars.
  • Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • $ 5 donation per class
  • Click here for more information and to register: JUPITER, SATURN, AND BEYOND

DID SOMEBODY SAY CANNABIS?
This program will be covering the basics of the Florida Medical Cannabis program. How to become a patient? What are the qualifying conditions who is eligible?
  • Tuesday, October 20, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • $ 5 donation
  • Click here for more information and to register: DID SOMEBODY SAY CANNABIS?

ALL ABOUT SHARKS
There are over 400 species of modern sharks. Marine biologist Leslie Breland, from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, will enlighten participants on the lives, habits, and wide variety of these predators of the deep.
  • Tuesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
  • $ 5 donation
  • Click here for more information and to register: ALL ABOUT SHARKS

LIFELONG LEARN PROGRAMS QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Maureen Haberfeld, Lifelong Learning Coordinator
850-891-4033

All classes will be on the Zoom platform.
For assistance with Zoom or registration 891-4000
FRIDAY LIVE!
Update + Recap
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 AmazonSmile purchases 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!