Traveling During COVID-19 Outbreak
Traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether within your home state, interstate or internationally, should be avoided if possible !  The best way to avoid contracting the virus is through social distancing. The longer you are exposed to someone with the virus, the greater your viral load and the higher the likelihood of becoming seriously ill. Traveling, and traveling by air in particular, will increase your exposure to COVID-19, and while certain safety practices can help make it safer, individuals at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms should avoid traveling at this time . Do not travel if you are sick. If you must travel, click here for some recommendations and resources.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 18 and Elder Affairs is hosting a webinar from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Topics offered are: adult protection services, fraud trends, cyber security and mail fraud. For more details and a link to join the webinar, click here .
Lifelong Learning Classes Via Zoom!
Percussion with the Pro: Drumming and more with Josh Day - Tuesday, Jun. 23, 1 - 2:30 pm. Josh Day is one of the music industry’s most respected drummers. He has played with John Oates, Sarah Bareilles, Jennifer Nettles, and the Kruger Brothers, to name a few, and is currently one-half of the Americana/folk rock band, The Contenders.

You can still join class two of this workshop. Live from his Nashville Studio, Josh will share the history of percussion, introduce you to a variety of unique instruments, and teach you to listen in more discriminating way. There will also be time make noise together on drums or other common household objects! Plan to join us for some fun, stress reduction and human connection! You DO NOT have to own a drum to participate! For more information and to register for the class, click here.
Breakfast Around the World: Preparing a Southern Breakfast with Chef Jessica from KitchenAble, July 1, 2020 10 – 11:30 am. Virtually join Chef Jessica Bright McMullen of Tallahassee’s KitchenAble Culinary school in her kitchen, as she takes you through preparing a delicious southern breakfast.

There is no charge for the class but participants have the option to pre-order tasting boxes from KitchenAble for $12/per person (plus tax) to enjoy a generous sample of the foods from the class. The class theme will be a Red White and Blue Southern Breakfast with flaky fresh biscuits, fresh berries, creamy locally ground grits, and locally made sausage (with apples and Vidalia onions). Pre-order below your box for pick-up at KitchenAble.

To order the tasking box, click here . Pickup tasting boxes on Tue., Jun. 30 between 3 and 5 p.m. at KitchenAble (by Lake Ella, 1635 N. Monroe St.- please go to the back door). Food will be chilled and ready to re-heat (we recommend you eat it during the Zoom class).

To register for the class, click here. A Zoom link to join the event will be emailed to you the day before the class.
Five Feet High and Rising: The Geology and History of Great Floods, July 23 & 30, 1:30 - 3 pm. Floods are awesome spectacles and are an essential part of the shaping of our landscape. All the geologic processes of rivers are on display during floods. Hydrogeologist Joe Haberfeld will introduce the stream processes which transport water and sediment during normal flow and during floods.

We will look at some of the great floods in American history and around the world. Not all floods are due to rivers overflowing their banks and not all are due to natural causes. Coastal storms, glaciers, and volcanic eruptions can bring flooding, while man-made structures designed to protect against flooding have failed causing great loss of life and property.

This is a 2 session class. Register one time only and you are registered for both sessions. To register for the class, click here. A Zoom link to join the event will be emailed to you the day before the class.
Thank you to our LifeLong Learning sponsor Mulligan Park . To register for any or all of the above class(es), click here ; for questions or more information, email Maureen Haberfeld, LifeLong Learning Coordinator .

Despite our temporarily closed doors, we are working hard to develop and share opportunities (such as virtual, live and on demand classes) to keep our age 50+ participants active, optimally aging, and socially fit. Now more than ever, your support is very important to make this possible and we encourage your donations for virtual and on demand classes – to donate, click here - to become a member - click here - or checks can be mailed (TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL, 32303 ) .
Registration is still open!
AGELESS GRACE WITH MARGHI
We are delighted to bring Ageless Grace back again this summer - via a 5-week VIRTUAL series that runs on Wednesdays, through Jul. 8 @ 11 am (four classes remain and you can still join). If you are new to Ageless Grace, it is a cutting-edge brain fitness program that consists of simple exercises based on natural movement that activate all 5 functions of the brain and focus on promoting healthy longevity. The classes engage your body, memory, and creativity, and additionally, are interactive, habit-forming, and super-fun! So put on your comfy clothes, pull up a chair, and enjoy the fun! This class is in partnership with TMH.

The $15 class donation is for entire series of classes.  To register - click here! Questions: email Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com
Tallahassee Senior Center Fitness Classes
Will Air on WCOT at 9 am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Staying active is one of the most important things we can do to stay healthy and age successfully, and we realize you are missing your weekly in-person classes. To help you access quality senior fitness, WCOT (Channel 13 on cable or Talgov.com/WCOT ) will now be airing four TSC classes with some of your favorite instructors. Fitness classes are provided by the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs and the Tallahassee Senior Center and Foundation. Click here for schedule!
FITNESS CLASSES ON
FACEBOOK AND ON DEMAND
Gentle Yoga with Ferdouse Sultana, E-RYT® 500
Stretch & Flex with Robin Perry Davis, ACSM
Gentle Seated Yoga with Bridget Welch, LMT
Brain-Body-Balance w/ Merisha Johnson Phillips, AFAA-CPT
Mindful Movement w/ Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga instructor
Thank you to our Fitness sponsor McDonnell Hearing Solutions, LLC . For more information or questions on fitness, health and wellness programs offered by the TSCF, contact Health & Wellness Coordinator Ruth Nickens, RN, at Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com.

Despite our temporarily closed doors, we are working hard to develop and share opportunities (such as virtual, live and on demand classes) to keep our age 50+ participants active, optimally aging, and socially fit. Now more than ever, your support is very important to make this possible and we encourage your donations for virtual and on demand classes – to donate, click here - to become a member - click here - or checks can be mailed (TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL, 32303 ) .
Zooming Into Online Art
Upcoming Live Zoom Art Classes! Register NOW!

Draw With Your Eyes, Paint With Your Heart, Mark Fletcher - (ongoing, newcomers welcome), Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Pen & Ink with a little watercolor. To register - click here.

Hands-On Art History with Mark Fletcher - Mondays (ongoing, newcomers welcome), 12:30 p.m. Create your own art applying and combining the methods of various artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Durer and others. To register - click here.
Acrylic + Mixed Media by Robin Gray, Thursdays (ongoing), 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, starts Apr. 30. Acrylic paint is a wonderful medium, equally at home in fine art and personal journals. You can paint on paper, canvas or wood. Think you can't draw? You'll learn to use color, shape, value, and size to express yourself. You really only need five colors of acrylic paint, some gesso, and painting surfaces you may already have in the house. You'll also learn how to make do-it-yourself stencils and stamps to create exciting papers for collage work. Let this class be the beginning of a journey that can take you wherever you want to go. To register - click here.

Thank you to our Art Program Sponsors Tapestry Senior Living , Canterfield, and Campus USA. To register for the above class(es), click here ; for questions or more information - email Jennifer Haskins, Art Program Coordinator

Despite our temporarily closed doors, we are working hard to develop and share opportunities (such as virtual, live and on demand classes) to keep our age 50+ participants active, optimally aging, and socially fit. Now more than ever, your support is very important to make this possible and we encourage your donations for virtual and on demand classes – to donate, click here - to become a member - click here - or checks can be mailed (TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL, 32303 ) .
Announcing a
Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts
Facebook Group for TSC Artists & Instructors
Dear TSC art instructors and art participants - you are invited to join the TSC for the Arts Facebook group - a forum for participants and instructors to interact on projects they are creating, lessons they are learning, and/or inspiration - click here to join this private group, answer the questions and agree to the posting rules! In order to join, you may have to first “like” the Tallahassee Senior Center page . If you have any questions, contact art coordinator Jennifer Haskins via email.
Will You Be Our Arty Valentine?
If you have any questions, contact art coordinator Jennifer Haskins via email.
Join us on Friday at 11 a.m. on our Tallahassee Senior Center Facebook page for an Updates and Recap with Kristy Carter, Assistant Program Supervisor . This review of the week will include a Facebook Challenge. You will not want to miss it . . .and speaking of missing - we miss you! Sending virtual hugs!
Brainteaser Challenge
Let's keep our minds challenged and active!

The correct answers to last Wednesday's "love" riddle (submitted to Braingle.com by dalfamnest) are: 1. clove; 2. plover; 3. slovenly; 4. gloved; and 5. pullover

Congratulations to the three top winners: Chris Livaudais (46 minutes); Steve Mayberry; and Don Ruane.

Here's a language brain teaser (submitted by: MarcM1098Aca)! In English, "re" is a prefix that usually means "again," such as in "rebuild" (build again). Sometimes words starting with "re" have a totally different meaning than without the "re." Below are two definitions, either the first or second word will start with "re" and the other will not. Here's an example: exhausting / ceasing employment; Answer: tiring / retiring.

1. rental contract / let go
2. give back / change direction
3. give food / hold back
4. illegal seizure of power / get back something lost
5. nuclear power structure / one who portrays others
6. criticize or correct someone / demonstrate true
7. small; money paid as a penalty / purify
8. distant or unlikely / speck; tiny piece

Share your answer with Audrey Byrne, Communications Coordinator ! The first three people to answer correctly will get a "shout out" during the Friday Update on Facebook. Find more brainteasers at www.braingle.com
Ballet On Demand
Zoom into Ukulele
Quit Smoking - Virtual Tobacco Cessation
Today is good time to quit smoking, and tobacco cessation classes - either Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR Thursdays 2 - 4 p.m. (ongoing) are now offered virtually on Zoom. Receive support and nicotine patches at no-cost. Class instructor/leader: Emily Kohler (BBAHEC). Call 850-224-9340 to register for a class of your choice. 
Zoom User Guide
Want to learn more about Zoom? How to get started? Join a meeting? Host a meeting? Tutorials? Click here!
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Resource Card
How to Protect Yourself and Others
If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community it could last for a while, and being prepared could help keep you safe and slow the spread of the disease. Stay informed and up to date with local reporting and take action daily before, during, and after the event to protect yourself and others.
  • Avoid crowds and others who are sick. Stay home if you feel sick.
  • If you must go out, wear a mask and try to stay at least six feet away from other people. Local resources for masks can be found at masksfortally.com.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, wash your hands often. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched hard surfaces such as countertops, tables, chairs, door knobs, light switches, remote controls, phones, handles, toilets, faucets and sinks.
For full resource card (how to be prepared in case you get COVID-19, a checklist for Caregivers, information and advisories, and more) - click here.
(COVID-19) General Resources
Could you use someone to talk too, a little "lift," or some help with resources – the main number is 850-891-4000 and it will be forwarded to a staff member’s phone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General Resource
2-1-1 Big Bend ,You can call 2-1-1 for human service information and assistance. They are available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information & referrals.

Comprehensive guide that provides extensive information and resources for dealing with COVID-19; can be downloaded or viewed on line.

Resource Cards are a service of Tallahassee Senior Services and the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation . Could you use some resource information or have some questions, call 850.891.4000, or email Sandra Stoutamire . Note: Resource cards are not guaranteed to be all-inclusive and does not imply endorsement of any persons, offices, or agencies by Tallahassee Senior Center.
Our programs are funded and dependent on your donations & membership
If you can, we ask that you continue to support our programs by making a donation or renewing your membership to the TSC Foundation. To make a donation - click here . For membership information and to renew online - click here or

Checks can be mailed to: TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL, 32303.

For information or assistance, email Karin Caster or call 891-4041.

Your donations and membership are tax deductible.

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.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE." Registration #CH8035.
To set up automatic monthly or annual payments, complete & return the form found here.

Donations, honorariums, memorial gifts, galaxy stars, and legacy gifting are appreciated ( click here to donate ).
Additional Ways to Support Senior Services
Host a Facebook Fundraiser!
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 and then click here and follow the directions! Need help? Email Audrey Byrne.

Be certain to thank your friends for their generosity and thank you and your friends for sharing the joy of active aging opportunities for our community!
Shop at Smile.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 .
Links to programs, classes and opportunities!