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Many think that archaeology is about finding arrowheads and bottles. Artifacts. Things. However, Archaeology is all about discovering the untold stories of our past and these things are merely a tool to help us reveal that past. Join Tristan Harrenstein, of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, to learn how ancient feces can produce amazing nuggets of truth about our past.
Oct. 21, 1:30 - 3 pm  Hybrid: in-person at TSC & on Zoom. Fee $5

This presentation discusses the differences and similarities between terrestrial and underwater archaeology, as well as the unique preservation issues relating to objects that archaeologists find at submerged sites.
Barbara Clark of the Florida Public Archaeological Network will give the presentation.
Oct. 28, 1:30 - 3 pm Hybrid: in-person at TSC & on Zoom. Fee $5

Spend a fun-filled morning learning basic elements of 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.
2 sessions available:
For Lifelong Learning information, contact:
Maureen Haberfeld, Lifelong Learning & L3X Coordinator
HEALTH + WELLNESS
THE INVISIBLE EPIDEMIC:
Substance Abuse in Older Adults

Free Virtual Webinar on Zoom
for the community, families & professionals
Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Ferraro
& Melanie Lachman, LCSW
 CEUs available for SWs, LMHCs, & LMFTs, and Nurses

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
or contact: Ruth.nickens@talgov.com 850-891-4042 
For information about
Health, Wellness & Fitness Programs + Classes
Ruth Nickens, RN, Health and Wellness Coordinator
If you are feeling lonely and would like to meet new people, then UPSLIDE’s Friends Connection group is for you!

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

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.

In-person and Zoom options available
For more info, email Melanie.Lachman@talgov.com
or call 850-891-4066
SENIOR CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Discover new faces, and perhaps some familiar faces, in our Portrait Gallery, now on display in the TSC dining room and on our website.

The Portrait Group meets in the Art Studio every Monday from 9:00 – noon. Draw or paint from live model, bring your own art supplies, no instructor.

For more information, email Jennifer.Haskins@talgov.com
Introductory Zentangle® ‘Humble Beginnings’
with Midori Okasako, CZT

Discover and explore the easy-to-learn Zentangle® method, while acquiring a sense of calm and freedom. With every ink stroke and graphite shading, you will create beautiful images of ‘tangles’ (structured patterns) inspired by your daily surroundings.

4-weeks: Wednesdays Oct 13 - Nov 03, $40
6:00 - 8:30 pm
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: Thursdays, Oct 21 - Dec 9, $60
(skips Nov 11 & 25 holidays)
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm at the NE Library
ART PROGRAM QUESTIONS + INFORMATION
Jennifer Haskins, Art Program Coordinator

To join the Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts Facebook Page click here
Save the date
for Deck the Halls!

Join Shirley, Emily and Linda for martinis and good cheer at the Tallahassee Senior Center’s Deck the Halls on December 3!

A festive evening featuring
food, a silent auction,
music and more!

This premier event helps support senior services and programs.

Did you know you can recognize someone special (even yourself!) with a 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 call us for more information.
For more details, visit our website:
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.
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
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.
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