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The magazine for Tallahassee’s active boomer and senior community
Silver Stars awards gala, Page 10

Lifelong Learning Classes

Lifelong Learning classes require registration and payment one week before the first class. Classes are held at the Tallahassee Senior Center and cost is $5 (55+) or $7 others, unless noted. To register call 891-4018 or email: chuck.lee@talgov.com.


Thur., July 16, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The Golden Age of Musical Theatre, the 1940s and 50s, produced some of the greatest shows and most memo- rable numbers in show biz history. DVD presentation by Bill Messenger, lecturer for the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, guides class through great musicals.


Thur., July 23, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Examine two geological wonders:

Iceland — Where Fire Meets Ice and The Dead Sea — Sinking and Salin- ity. Learn why Iceland is a geologist’s paradise and why the Dead Sea, which has the lowest elevation of water on Earth, is dropping 1 meter per year. DVD presentation.


Sept. 1, 8, 15, 6 - 8 p.m. and Sept. 12, 9:30 - noon

Budd Titlow teaches techniques on how to capture the beauty of natu- ral ecosystems (plants, animals, habitats). A field trip to Wakulla Springs State Park encourages par- ticipants to apply class lessons. $45 (55+), $50 others


Sept 3, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Rhett Devine comes from a long line of humorists and storytellers. She will guide participants through exercises that will help them add humor to their fiction and non- fiction. $15 (55+), $20 others.


Sept 9, 1 - 3 p.m.

Location: Tallahassee Museum

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Tallahassee Senior Center is closed September 7 for Labor Day. shop will examine
Tallahassee Senior Center is
closed September 7 for Labor
shop will examine forgiveness, how
to do it, and the hurdles involved. $7
(55+), $10 others.

Meet sheep, see handmade socks, and learn about the steps in be- tween with Ann Durham. Learn to prepare wool for spinning, then spin it into yarn using hand spindles. $15 (55+), $20 others.


Sept. 21 & 28, Oct. 5 &12, 6 - 8 p.m.

Part I with Dan Evans gives an over- view of how Doo Wop music evolved. Start with the Ink Spots and move to the “bird groups” such as the Orioles, then to the “car groups” — the Cadillacs, and more. $20 (55+), $25 others.


Nov 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6 – 8 p.m. $20 (55+), $25 others


Sept. 10, 17 & 24, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Westminster Oaks Maguire Center

Dr. Elisabeth Stein begins with a history of angels in art, literature, music, and philoso- phy; class evolves into a discussion of the unseen world and its impact on everyday life. $20

Lifelong Learning Classes Lifelong Learning classes require registration and payment one week before the first class.


(55+), $25 others.


Oct. 1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

The Civil Rights Act changed Amer- ica and spawned a movement that has experienced great achievement but still faces issues of civil rights.

Rev. Dr. Henry Steele facilitates a panel discussion. $7 (55+), $10 oth- ers.


Oct. 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Explore regional history, ecosystems and Apalachee Bay — all part of a relaxing boat tour of the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers. Follow the paths of conquistadors, pirates, and Indi- ans and view herons, egrets, and perhaps manatee. Includes a picnic lunch. $75 (55+), $80 others. Meet- ing location TBA.


Oct. 4, 1 – 5 p.m.

Registrants meet at the Refuge Visitor’s Center

Explore intricacies and nuances of the refuge with Park Ranger David Moody. Some walking required. Bring camera, water, wear comfort- able shoes. $55 (55+), $60 others.


Oct. 8, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

When we think of “Frankenstein,” we usually picture Boris Karloff’s and the classic horror film. But the novel was written by a young British lady who intended it as a philosophical treatise about the abuse of modern science. Class explores the life and writings of Mary Shelley. $15 (55+), $20 others. Instructor is Dave Rob- inson.


Oct. 15 & 22, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

In the midst of hurt, pain and resent- ment, is it possible to forgive? Dr. Jim Dincalci says you can. His work-


Oct. 18, 8 a.m. – noon

Location: Fort San Marcos de Apa- lache.

On this guided field trip with FSU’s Dean Jue, search for and identify the park’s birds and butterflies. Walking is involved. Bring camera, water, wear comfortable shoes. $55 (55+), $60 others.


Oct. 20, 6 – 8 p.m.

Historian Joshua Goodman on a journey through Florida’s earliest days as a tourism destination. Learn about the steamships, grand hotels, and the attractions that established Florida as the place to go for health or adventure. $5 (55+), $7 others.


Oct. 29, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

View DVD lectures by Dr. Fears as he gives insights into the birth of de- mocracy. Learn about Solon of Athens and how the founders of the U.S. were impressed with how he created a balanced democracy. $5 (55+), $7 others.


Nov. 12 & 24, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Westminster Oaks Maguire Center

Write a scene that places your hero in conflict with the opponent, devel- oping action and dialogue to create tension that engages readers. $20 (55+), $25 others.




Active Living is a bi-monthly publication of the Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303.


Sheila Salyer, Senior Services Manager, City of Tallahassee; Executive Director, Tallahassee Senior Foundation

Rosetta Stone Land,

Managing Editor

Martha Gruender,

Coordinating Copy Editor

The mission of Tallahassee Senior Services is to enhance the independence and quality of life for seniors and caregivers through educational, social, recreational and wellness opportunities.

Disclaimer of Endorsement:

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Tallahassee Senior Services or the Tallahassee Senior Foundation.

For questions or more information, please contact 850-891-4000 or visit talgov.com/seniors. Find and “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ TallahasseeSeniorCenter!

ABOUT THE PUBLICATION Active Living is a bi-monthly publication of the Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N


Leon county


For questions or more information on the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation activities and 15 neighborhood venues, please contact 850-891-4000 or visit talgov.com/seniors. Find and “Like” us at Facebook.com/ TallahasseeSeniorCenter. For Leon County Senior Outreach (a program of the TSCF) and the LCSO Gazette, visit cms.leoncountyfl.gov/home/ departments/senioroutreach or phone 891-4065.

Senior Artist Showcase Art from a jurist’s perspective From more than 100 images, juror Viki Wylder

Senior Artist Showcase

Art from a jurist’s perspective

Senior Artist Showcase Art from a jurist’s perspective From more than 100 images, juror Viki Wylder

From more than 100 images, juror Viki Wylder selects artwork to show at two local venues. The Senior Artist Showcase, in its 7th year, attracts artists from around the Big Bend area and is a popular exhibit for art browers at the Tallahassee Senior Center and at the Leon County Public Library.

Leslie Puckett

Viki Thompson Wylder, Ph.D, juror for this year’s Sen- ior Artist Showcase, exhibits a passion for art and embraces the importance of seniors mak- ing art, as well as people at any age. She tells me that, “doing art makes you think differently, it helps you see the world in new ways, and broadens our view of other cultures — as well as our own, and can encourage accep-

tance or understanding of new ideas.” In looking over the many en- tries for the Senior Artist Show- case, she points out her favor- ites are the ones that have good technique and interesting com- position. Dr. Wylder adds that, “they also bring a fresh or cre- ative view.” If this juror asked you what color grapes are, you might an- swer purple or green, but en- trant Gale Poteat’s luscious wa-

tercolor grapes range from yel- low, green, blue, purple into red most beautifully. Or what about agiraffe? Brown and cream you may say, but Karol Selvaggio’s giraffe is camouflaged in the midst of teals and fushia colors creating great depth and fanta- sy.

“And then,” says Dr. Wylder, “there’s a painting that just takes your breath away — like Linda Pelc’s watercolor Red Marbles. It brings to us all the important components mas- tered in composition, vivid use of color balanced with dynamic use of the white paper, and exe- cution of creating the illusion of clear glass.” You can feel the ju- ror’s excitement as she talks. “Red Marbles is a painting that gives pleasure to the casual viewer yet is a marvel to other painters who appreciate the challenge of the subject mat- ter.” The seventh Senior Artist Showcase shows in August and September at the Tallahassee Senior Center and at Leon Coun- ty LeRoy Collins Public Library. Our 2015 exhibit includes art- ists from Crawfordville, Blountstown, Havana and Don- aldson, Georgia. Dr. Wylder pe- rused more than 100 images of the artwork from which she se- lected this year’s exhibition. The liaison for the Artist’s League at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts has served in various positions over her 25 years at the Museum, also teaching classes in Museum Studies, Women’s Studies, and Women in Western Culture, but primarily

working as the Museum’s Edu- cation Curator developing guid- ed tours, educational materials and exhibits with Leon County Art Teachers. She has made the practice of viewing art exhibits at the Museum a special experi- ence for thousands of children

and adults. Artworks will be displayed Aug. 5 through Sept. 25, with an awards ceremony/reception at TSC Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m. For more information, call me at 891-4016 or email Leslie.Puckett@tal- gov.com.

Silver Stars reception

Senior Artist Showcase Art from a jurist’s perspective From more than 100 images, juror Viki Wylder

Michelle Bono, Linda Roberts (President of the Senior Foundation), Kristy Carter of the senior center, and Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Mattox with his wife Sha gather at the 2015 Silver Stars Awards VIP reception. Michelle Bono, Assistant to the City Manager for Tallahassee said “Every year these outstanding award winners amaze and inspire me. They demonstrate a common thread of humility while daily making significant contributions to the quality of life in our community.” For more on the event, see pages 10, 11.


Health & Fitness

The listed presentations, massage and fitness classes at the Tallahassee Senior Center are $2 unless other- wise indicated. We graciously accept donations of clean medical equip- ment to share with those in need. Walkers, wheelchairs, canes, adult diapers, Ensure, shower chairs, etc. Your donation is tax deductible. For info, call 891-4000, 891-4042 or visit our website at www.talgov.com/ seniors.

Tools to Quit: A Smoking Cessation Workshop

Mon., Aug. 3 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This one-time program was devel- oped by ex-smokers, for those who want to become ex-smokers. Attend one of these highly effective class/ support groups if you are ready to quit smoking now. Nicotine patches provided at no charge. Offered by Big Bend AHEC. Call 224-1177 to register.

Health & Fitness The listed presentations, massage and fitness classes at the Tallahassee Senior Center are

Dr. Adekunle F. Omotayo, Dr. Lynn Jones and Dr. Henry L. Gunter, all of Capital Health Plan, pause for a photo at the Silver Stars Awards where Drs. Jones and Gunter spoke to an audience of 500 about the importance of wellness. CHP was a presenting sponsor of the event.


Health & Fitness The listed presentations, massage and fitness classes at the Tallahassee Senior Center are

At Capital Regional Medical Center, Dr. Rodolfo Oviedo demonstrates the robotic system. Learn more about this less invasive surgical option at his presentation Sept. 16.

Taught by Kathy Gilbert.

Chair Yoga:

Fri., 11 a.m. – noon, A gentle yoga workout for increased mobility, bladder control, self-esteem, and mental focus. Taught by Bridget Welch.

Life Exercise:

Tue. and Thur., 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., by instructor Pomeroy Brinkley. Aero- bics, light weights, stretching, strengthening and balance exercises. Suitable for everyone.

Tai Chi:

Wed. and Fri., 10 – 11 a.m.

Zumba® Gold:

Thur., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

$5 (55+) $7 others


Mon. and Wed., 5:30 – 7 p.m., taught by Pamela Hunter. Vigorous practice for adults including poses, relaxation, and mediation. Wear comfortable clothes and bring yoga mat (if you have one).

$10 (55+) $12 others

Podiatry screening & foot care

Thur., Sept. 10, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.


“CRMC Physicians Speak:

Robotic General Surgery:

Basic Concepts And Appli- cations”

Wed., Sept. 16, 11 a.m. – noon

Minimally invasive Robotics surgery, the future is here! The third in a series of lec- tures by physicians, Dr. Ro- dolfo J. Oviedo, MD, imparts his expertise about Robotic Surgery applications in his surgery practice. The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisti- cated robotic system de- signed to expand the sur- geon’s capabilities and offer a state-of-the-art minimally invasive option for major surgery. Not to worry — although it is called a “ro- bot,” it cannot move or oper- ate on its own; the surgeon is 100% in control. Presented by CRMC.

Dr. Gary McCoy, Podiatrist & foot specialist cuts toenails and assesses foot problems. Doctor accepts Medi- care, Medicaid, and secondary insur- ance, which may cover costs for this service if you have diabetes, vascular disease, neuropathy, renal failure, MS, or are on blood thinner Couma- din. Otherwise, $25. No appoint- ment necessary.

Health Screenings

Tue., July 14 & 28, Aug. 11 & 25, Aug.

TSC Health Suite, 10 a.m. – noon unless noted

8 10:30 a.m. – noon, Susie Howell, Reiki Master, and friends

“Summer Spa

Meditation and Mindfulness Guidelines


Tue., July 28, Aug. 11 & Sept. 8 10:30

NOW – July 31

– 11:30 a.m. Health Suite

Take care of your health. Take ad- vantage of no-cost health screen- ings. Win a spa treatment such as a massage, pedicure, or haircut from Millenium at Midtown. Enter draw-

Offered one Tuesday each month in conjunction with Reiki, these en- counters introduce you to med- itation. Taught by Leslie Hanks' Yoga Unlimited.

ing every time you have a health screening in the TSC health suite during the month of July.


Blood Pressure

Tue., July 28 10 a.m. – noon, Norma Reesor, LMT

Wed. & Thur.

Thur., July 23 & Aug 27 10 a.m. – noon, Ryan Sullivan, LMT


Every Wed.


Hearing Screenings

Mindful Movement

Wed., Sept. 9, Offered by Audibel

Tue., 11 a.m. – noon, Taught by Lori Roberts.

Pulse Oximetry



Thur., Aug. 6 & Sept. 3

Mon., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. An active-

Massage, Meditation and Reiki

aging fall prevention program specifically created to train—and reverse-- many types of aging. Fuses movement with neuroplasticity to improve: balance, various functions of the brain, reflex and daily skills.


Southside Outreach

A wide range of no-cost health screenings and a monthly Senior Day is offered for adults 55 + in the Bond community and in south Tallahassee. Southside Senior Day are 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The events offer lively and engaging programs. Each in- cludes exhibitors, health screenings, and lunch. Donations accepted. For information on Southside activities, call 891-4000.

Southside Senior Day

Events held at Jake Gaither Commu- nity Center, 801 Bragg/Tanner Drive, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Must make reservation for lunch. Call 891-4009. $3. No Senior Day in July! Wed., Aug. 12, Wed., Sept. 2

Wellness Circles

11 a.m.– noon. Casual settings with coffee and snacks for various health related discussions, demonstrations, guest speakers and health screen- ings. $2.

Jack McLean Community Center,

700 Paul Russell Road, 891-1819. No Wellness Circle in July! Tue., Aug. 18 & Sept. 8

Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg/Tanner Drive, 891-3940.

No Wellness Circle in July! Wed., Aug. 19 & Sept. 16.

Leon County Senior Outreach

Lunch & Learns, Lifelong Learn- ing

All Lunch & Learns are 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and offer lively and en- gaging programs for adults 55+. Each includes exhibitors, health screenings and information, and lunch. These events are a program of the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation, funded by the Leon County Board of County Commis- sioners. $6. NOTE: NO LUNCH & LEARNS IN JULY

Bradfordville Lunch & Learn, Wildwood Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 100 Ox Bottom Road. Wed., Aug. 12 & Sept. 9

Chaires-Capitola Lunch & Learn, Dorothy C. Spence Community

Center, 4768 Chaires Cross Road.

Tue., Aug. 25

Fort Braden Lunch & Learn, Fort Braden Community Center, 16387

Southside Outreach A wide range of no-cost health screenings and a monthly Senior Day is offered

Matt Hogan and Colby Clayborne give blood pressure screenings at Jake Gaither Wellness Fair.

Blountstown Hwy. Tue., Aug. 18

Lake Jackson Lunch & Learn, Lake Jackson Community Center, Hun- tington Oaks Plaza, 3840 N. Monroe St., Suite 301. Thur., Aug. 20

Canasta, Cards and Games, Tues-

days, 1 – 4 p.m., $1 per


Miccosukee Lunch & Learn , Miccosukee Community Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Road, Thur., Sept. 3

Bus to Walmart: Aug. 7 & Sept. 4

1– 2 p.m.

Chaires-Capitola Dorothy C. Spence Community Center

Senior Fitness: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Seated Fitness: Tue. & Thur., 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Fort Braden Community Center

Senior Fitness: Mon. & Wed., 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Jack McLean Community Center

Miccosukee Computer Classes

Super Seniors Fitness with Edwina

At Miccosukee Community Center:

July 17, 24 & Aug. 14, 21, 28 & Sept.


Martin: Tue., Wed. & Thur., 10 – 11 a.m. (no charge)

Jake Gaither Community Center

Woodville Lunch & Learn, Wood- ville Community Center, 8000 Old Woodville Road. Thursdays, Aug. 13 & Sept. 10

Mindful Movement: Moving for Better Balance: Thur., 11 a.m – noon

Lake Jackson Community Center

Neighborhood Fitness Sites

Each class $2 (55+), $3 others.

Allegro, 4501 Shannon Lakes Dr W

Brain, Body, Balance: Wed., 2 – 3 p.m. with Kathy Gilbert.

Bradfordville Fitness

NOTE: held at Bannerman Crossing, 6668 Thomasville Rd, Unit 14

Mindful Movement: Thur., 1 – 2 p.m.

Miccosukee Community Center

Senior Fitness: Tue. & Thur., 11:15 a.m. – noon

Optimist Park, 1355 Indianhead Drive

Brain, Body, Balance: Tue., 10 –11 a.m. with Kathy Gilbert.

SouthWood Community Center

Senior Fitness

Beginners: Tue. & Thur., 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Intermediate: Tue. & Thur., 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Class: Tue. & Thur.,

Brain – Body - Balance: Tue., 1 – 2 p.m. $5 requested. Taught by Wendy Barber

Woodville Community Center

Senior Fitness: Mon. & Wed., 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Grandparents: It’s picnic time

Southside Outreach A wide range of no-cost health screenings and a monthly Senior Day is offered

The SeaMobile, a traveling sea lab from the Gulf Speci- men Marine Lab, brought touch tanks, aquariums, crit- ters to learn about and play with, a wealth of displays, and a very knowledgeable and friendly host to the Grandparents as Parents annual Spring Social. SeaMobile was so well received it was hard to let them go at the end of the day! The fun filled family picnic, held at Pamer Munroe Cen- ter, was a huge success. The event was hosted for all grand-families involved with GaP.

GaP Support Lunch

No lunch support meeting in July

Wed., Aug. 26,

The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab’s traveling SeaMobile visits the support group’s spring picnic and Tom Harrah introduces GaP grandchildren to horseshoe crabs.

Noon-1:30 p.m. Leon County Public Library, 200 W Park, Program room A. Complimentary lunch provided for grandparents and other relative caregivers. Reservations required for all attending. Call or email Karen Boeb- inger at 891-4027 or ka- ren.boebinger@talgov.com for more information or to RSVP for any event above. GaP is a support group for grandparents and other rela- tives rearing children other than their own.

Southside Outreach A wide range of no-cost health screenings and a monthly Senior Day is offered



Computer and Technology Computer Interested in taking computer classes? Stop by TSC and complete an application
Computer and
Interested in taking
computer classes? Stop
by TSC and complete an
application to access
your skill level or call
891-4008 to request an
application be emailed to
you. If you have a laptop
you, are welcome to
bring it to class.
If there are multiple
class dates listed, that is
how many times the class
meets – sorry, you cannot
select a single date. The
following six-week
courses are $12 (55+) or
$18 others. Register with
gov.com or call 891-4008.
Reserve now, space limit.
Mentor Up
Wed., July 22
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. or 5:30
– 6:30 p.m.
Are you taking full
advantage of your cell
phone, tablet, e-reader or
laptop? Would you like to
learn Skype, Facebook,
and other social media?
Join AARP and Leon
High students in this free
session. Registration is
required; space is lim-
ited. Please call Leslie
Carolyn Cummings, right, is recognized at Silver Stars for her service as a 20-year volunteer.
Presenting the award is TSC’s Hella Spellman.

Spencer at (850) 577-5165 to sign up or if you have any questions. Hosted at the Tallahassee Senior Center.

Microsoft Word – Basic

Tue., Wed. & Thur., July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word in six sessions. Please bring a flash drive. $12 (55+) or

$18 (non-Seniors) for the entire course. Prere- gistration and payment

required (850) 891-4008 and space is limited.

Microsoft Excel – Basic

Tue., Wed. & Thur.,

August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 &

Microsoft Excel in six sessions. Please bring a flash drive. Entire course

$12 (55+) or $18 others. Advance registration and payment required. Call 891-4008; space is lim- ited.

Technology Assis-

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5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of

Tue., July 28 6– 7 p.m. or 7 – 8 p.m.

Need help with your cell phone, laptop, setting up your tablet, etc.? Please allow the volun- teers from Wells Fargo to assist you with your questions in this one on one session. Express your interest, to call 891-4008 or email Kris- ty.carter@talgov.com; space is limited.

Classes Computer and Technology Computer Interested in taking computer classes? Stop by TSC and complete an


Classes Computer and Technology Computer Interested in taking computer classes? Stop by TSC and complete an

Also at this year’s Silver Stars Awards Esther Alguire (assisted by her son, Roger Beck), Zilpah Boyd and Viola Taylor each receive recognition for 15 years of volunteer service.

Classes Computer and Technology Computer Interested in taking computer classes? Stop by TSC and complete an

Receiving recognition for 10 years of volunteerism to TSC are Yvonne Thomas, Pat Thomas, Mary Hafner, Silver Star and award-winning artist Nancy Johnson, and Maxine Kendrick. Announcing volunteer awards (far right) is Gena Varn.

Classes Computer and Technology Computer Interested in taking computer classes? Stop by TSC and complete an

Remembering good times and roller skating at the Armory

Greg Paquette

Intern, Flagler College

It was a time when:

»A gallon of gas cost 55 cents, bread was 25 cents a loaf, and mailing a letter cost a dime. » Our country, for the first time, saw a sitting president resign from office, and the popular shows on television were All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and Chico and the Man. » The “post it” note was invented by Author Fry and the year’s most popular selling car was the Ford Pinto which cost


» The Miami Dolphin’s won Superbowl VIII and $103,000 bought a Superbowl ad ($4 million today). The Oakland Athletics won the World Series, the Boston Celtics were the NBA Champs and the Philadel- phia Flyers won the Stanley Cup. » Hollywood’s leading men were Robert Redford and Burt Reynolds and leading women were Fay Dunaway and Ingrid Bergman. The top two movie box office hits were Godfather II and Chinatown. The year was 1974 and “Lo- cal Motion,” by Grand Funk Railroad, was at the top of the music charts and was arguably the most popular song ever played in roller-skating rinks all across America – including the Leon County Armory. Roller skaters of all ages descended on the Armory. Kids and adults skated to music for hours with family or friends. Awe, those memories. Leon County Armory has served this community so well and in many different ways for the past 80 years, and the facility con- tinues to serve the residents of Tallahassee and the surround- ing area as home to the Talla- hassee Senior Center — a vi- brant center abuzz with many healthy, fun lifestyle events and activities for adults 50+.

Remembering good times and roller skating at the Armory Greg Paquette Intern, Flagler College It was


The Tallahassee Senior Center hosts square dancing. Elmer Sheffield, left, has been calling the dance for the group for more than 35 years. Before square dancers, skaters used to whirl around the armory floor.

Remembering good times and roller skating at the Armory Greg Paquette Intern, Flagler College It was
Remembering good times and roller skating at the Armory Greg Paquette Intern, Flagler College It was


Get ready for the Capital City Senior Games

Competition is March 8-14



Beau Turner Center, 9194 S. Jef- ferson Hwy., Lamont, FL 32344 http://btycc.org/

Tallahassee Archery Center, 2784 Capital Circle NE. 850-385-1323 www.tallahasseearchery.com/

Tallahassee Bow Hunters, www.bigbendarchery.com/ or con- tact Ken Campbell at 850-668-4437

Tallahassee Indoor Shooting, 499 Capital Circle SW, 850-727-4867 www.tallyindoorshooting.com

Talon Training Group, 550 Com- merce Blvd., Midway, FL 850-597- 7550 www.talontraininggroup.com/


Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N Monroe St., Tue. & Thurs., 10:30 - noon; 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.


The following gyms are available

for practice after August 17th due to summer camp programs. http://


Get ready for the Capital City Senior Games Competition is March 8-14 SPORTS TRAINING FACILITIES ARCHERY

Archers take aim at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.



Crenshaw (FSU) Lanes, 75 N


Sue McCollum (Lafayette) Commu-

4:15 pm

Woodward Ave, 850-644-1819 http://


nity Center 891-3946 Open Play:

Jack McLean Community Center


Wednesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (after

Willy Leparulo at fsutableten-

891-2504 Tue. – Fri., 9 a.m. – noon


Aug. 17) Reservation: Monday &

nis@yahoo.com or 850-445-0780,

Jake Gaither Community Center

Seminole Bowl, 1940 W. Ten- nessee St, 850-561-0894

Forest Meadows, 4750 N Meridian

Friday 9 a.m. – noon $10 per 1.5 hr. reservation. (after Aug. 17)

Tue at 7:00pm fsutabletennis.com

891-3940 Mon. – Fri., noon – 1 p.m.


Rd, 850-891-3920 http://www.tal-





Lawrence-Gregory Community




Center 891-3910 Mon. – Thurs., 9

Premier Health and Fitness, 3521


a.m. – noon

Hilaman Golf Course, 2737 Blair

Jack McLean Community Center

Maclay Blvd. 850-431-2348 or Jo-

Stone Road, 850-891-2560 www.tal-

(see listing above)

Anne Suggs at 850-431-4825

Forest Meadows (address above)

Sue McCollum (Lafayette) Com-



munity Center 891-3946 Tue., 9



Tom Brown Park Tennis Center

a.m. – noon; Thurs., 9 a.m. – 10:30

Jake Gaither, 801 Bragg Drive,

(address above)


850-891-3942 www.talgov.com/

Tallahassee Senior Center, (ad-



dress above), Wed., noon – 4 p.m.;

Winthrop Park Tennis Center

Walker Ford Community Center

Fri. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or Glen

Leslie Adams at Leslie.adams@tal-

(address above)or Glen Howe at

891-3970 Mon. & Wed., 9 a.m. –

Don Veller Seminole Golf

Howe at 850-891-3920 http://

gov.com or visit http://www.tal-

850-891-3920 or 850-891-3980.


Course, 2550 Pottsdamer St, 850-



644-2582 www.seminolegolf-


aqua.aspx or 850-891-4904





Jack McLean, Mon. 9 a.m. – 1:30



To get involved in the running

Capital Lanes, 820 Capital Circle NE, 850-422-2695 www.bowlsrc.com/

Wildwood Golf Resort, 3896 Coastal Hwy 98 Crawfordville, FL 32327, 850-926-4653 at http://innat-

p.m.; or Glen Howe at 850-891-3920 (address info above) (after August

Tallahassee Senior Center (ad- dress above), Tue & Thurs, 2:15 –

community. Go to www.gulf winds.org for more information.


Tallahassee senior athletes plan a Minnesota summer vacation

Nick Gandy

Florida Sports Foundation

A pair of Tallahassee Senior Athletes have included a trip to Minnesota in their summer va- cation plans to compete in the 2015 National Senior Games. Cy- clist Pete Butler and golfer Bro- ward Sapp, both Tallahassee na- tives, will be the face of Florida’s Capital City in July at the bienni- al event. Both in their 50s, the pair represent the future of Flor- ida’s Senior Games. Even though Butler and Sapp waited until the registration deadline was counting down, that doesn’t mean their training and preparation was last min- ute. The original plan for Pete Butler’s first National Senior Games competition included his parents. His mother, Sam, is a bowler and father, Pete, is a golf- er. However, at the 2014 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships, Pete, Jr. emerged as the family’s lone qualifier. Part of the original plan was for Pete’s training schedule, which he began in March 2014, to peak in July 2015. After winning medals in the very competitive 50-54 age group of all four Time Trials and Road Race events at the State Championships in Lee County in December, Butler kept up his training program. A first place finish at a March Southeastern Regional Series road race in Albany, Georgia, fueled his competitive fire to represent Florida on a national stage. “After the plan fell apart (of going to the National Senior Games with my parents), my program with the Science of Speed was working and my physical fitness was peaking at the originally planned time,” Butler said. His original intent for the Al- bany, Georgia race was to sup- port a younger teammate, a 17- year-old up and comer in the sport. After the youngster gained an early lead in the 60- mile race, the pack caught up to

Tallahassee senior athletes plan a Minnesota summer vacation Nick Gandy Florida Sports Foundation A pair of

Pete Butler scores a victory at Albany!

his teammate and attacked to at- tempt to take the lead. This move changed the dy- namics of the race and gave But- ler an opportunity to counter at- tack, which resulted in Butler taking the lead himself and cross the finish line ahead of a much younger field. “Beating a pack of a bunch of 20-some- things really gave me the moti- vation to stay with the original plan and go to the National Sen- ior Games,” Butler said. Not wanting to let a year-long goal fall by the wayside, Butler de- cided to make the National Sen- ior Games venture a father-son trip. “My dad has been my great- est encouragement and we’re going to do this together,” he said. “He’s so full of life and we’ve mapped out the whole trip. It’s a great senior event and opportunity to represent Flori-

da and Tallahassee.” Broward Sapp is a two-time State Championships Golf gold medalist in the 55-59 age group for the last two years. His 73 in the 2014 Games was the lowest overall score of more than 100 golfers. It’s no surprise he will be bringing his game to Minne- sota. Sapp was one of the original owners of the Wildwood Golf Course in Wakulla County and founder of Junior Golf pro- grams in the area. He led a pro- gram that built sets of golf clubs for youth golfers through the PGA. He estimates he and a group of local volunteers built and distributed 2,500 sets of clubs through the program. By hitting the links on a na- tional level, Sapp noted a couple of different elements added to the game. In his gold medal win- ning performances of 2013 and

2014, he played a single-round of golf. At the National Senior Games, it’s a three-day event. “I’ve played multiple day events and you’ve just got to pace yourself,” he said. “You can’t take risks early. It’s a more conservative game early and you save the risks for the last day if you’re in the running.” Alongside the three-day test of skill, fitness and perseverance is a different surface found out- side of his usual North Florida elements. Our local courses have Ber- muda grass putting greens, Min- nesota courses are bent grass greens, according to Sapp. “While Bermuda grass is grainy, bent grass lays flat,” he says. “The ball rolls smoother and the speed is more consistent. I’m really looking forward to it.” He recently took a junket to North Carolina and North Georgia and

played courses with bent grass greens to prepare for the Na- tional Senior Games. Butler and Sapp represent the next generation of Florida senior athletes as current pro- fessionals and parents. Both still work: Butler, as a local consult- ant for a company out of Wash- ington, D.C., and Sapp, an elec- trical engineer for Century Link. Both have children who are recent college graduates or currently in college. They’re still immersed daily as parents and in a professional lifestyle, and yet, have time to engage in the Spirit of the Senior Games. It’s a spirit that’s more about achieving a personal goal or best and the camaraderie involved in the Games. Imagine what ambassadors they will be for the Senior Games movement in years to come.


The night of corsages, applause and awards found Edwina Martin with Naomi Cummings. Tony Carvajal and

The night of corsages, applause and awards found Edwina Martin with Naomi Cummings.

Tony Carvajal and Anna Johnson bring pizzazz, style and their own very popular bran gala.

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Silver Stars keep doing, giving, helping, learning and loving

Tony Carvajal





Awards program emcee, captures the evening:

What I’ve learned from these Sil- ver Stars… For a long and fulfilled life:

educate, meditate, minister, serve together & stay together. This year’s constellation includ-


teachers & learners, gardeners, artists, and cooks, blissfully balanced, living life with no limits, reaching hands, hearts, souls and bellies where they live — in walled homes or in tents — dishing out warm meals and warm smiles. Crabs & fish. Dairy & beef. Ken- tucky roots. Bread and life. All with a heaping soulful lesson or two, and a special flair, making each dish one of a kind. These stars have declared, “you’re never too old to set another goal.” They’ve advised, “study hard,

stay spiritual, be diligent, passion ate, see things through, use it or los it.” They’ve shown that no miles t walk or shoeless journeys or segre gated spaces can stand in the way of the trul committed. They’ve proclaimed, “do wha you want for the rest of your life” and reminded that there are n shortcuts through life… though there may be some goo ways to avoid working on the week ends. They’ve shared their missions:

Make life fuller. Take some an give a lot. Accept blessings, don’t just giv them. Always do whatever you can t help others. Lead them. Love them. Nurtur them. Take them to school, or church, o just be there for them. Don’t let fear keep you from op portunities. Take chances. Experience. Figh fires. Enrich life. Always be ready to minister. And though at times you ma think you’re too old for exploring, archaeology o what not, or maybe you feel like an ency clopedia filled


TSC’s Sheila Salyer and Neil Brown (on right) share the evening with Silver Star Ed Walters.
TSC’s Sheila Salyer and Neil Brown (on right) share the evening with Silver Star Ed Walters.

TSC’s Sheila Salyer and Neil Brown (on right) share the evening with Silver Star Ed Walters.

Silver Star Thelma Lawrence surrounds herself with family at the gala awards.

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We are all indispensable, unique, rare stamps


when once laid next to others yields quite an experience.


So, get out of that recliner, the carnies await. Shoot those hoops, hit those


spikes, it’s high time to score.


Actively seek to help. Turn sad- ness into something positive. Nurture the children that nurture


the children.



Help them all find a voice. Show with example that good


habits trump bad. Love hard and treat people like


flowers, tending to their fragile beauty.


Be amazing, graceful, peaceful, happy, committed.


Joke. Don’t judge. Go on. Don’t


Boiling down the stories the stars have shared tonight:


To live long and do much keep love in your heart; invite others to the table; teach


and learn; accept and preach; stay healthy and busy; stay in good graces with the one up above;


say yes ma’am a lot; and, most im- portantly, just don’t die.

TSC’s Sheila Salyer and Neil Brown (on right) share the evening with Silver Star Ed Walters.
TSC’s Sheila Salyer and Neil Brown (on right) share the evening with Silver Star Ed Walters.

Ed Duffee, Jr. is escorted down the red carpet by Cornerstone Learning Community student Roman Kozovrek.

Willie Gardner is not shy about telling his escort Oscar McMillan that the best practices are to “study hard and stay spiritual.”

TSC’s Sheila Salyer and Neil Brown (on right) share the evening with Silver Star Ed Walters.

Hazel and DW Harris (winning as a couple) celebrate with their five daughters. Left to right, sitting, Judy Neel, Hazel, DW and Linda Schnaufer; standing, left to right, are Pegi Smith, Shirley Tuck, and Johnnie Fewell.

Thanks to Silver Star sponsors and supporters

The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation express sincere gratitude to all of our Silver Stars sponsors and supporters. Here are just a few more of the happy moments.

Thanks to Silver Star sponsors and supporters The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation express sincere gratitude

Kristy Carter of TSC joins up with DQP’s Rick Allen for a quick photo.

Thanks to Silver Star sponsors and supporters The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation express sincere gratitude
Thanks to Silver Star sponsors and supporters The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation express sincere gratitude

From left, Donna Wells of presenting sponsor Capital Health Plan, Cindy Keller, Silver Star Dottie Daniels, Home Instead’s Scott Harrell, and TSC manager Sheila Salyer gather at the awards VIP reception.

Thanks to Silver Star sponsors and supporters The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation express sincere gratitude

Attending the awards ceremony from Pacifica Senior Living at Woodmont are Bridget Elwell and Sheila Benn, right.

Thanks to Silver Star sponsors and supporters The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation express sincere gratitude

City of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Karen James share smiles at the gala!

Thanks to Silver Star sponsors and supporters The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation express sincere gratitude

Bonnie Strade and Gene Santoprade also attend the reception for Starburst sponsor Home Instead Senior Care.

Radiology and Associates’ from left to right, Brett Sutton, Michelle McMullen, and Kaylee Michelet represent one of the Big Dipper sponsors.


2015 Tours: Fall is in the air


Tours open to all travelers; all tours benefit TSC. Call 891-4004.

The Senior Center requests that you complete a participation form prior to all tours.


Please call Joanie at 850-701-3745 or Rosetta at 850-891-4004 to book any of tours.

Branson Autumn in the Ozarks

Sept. 21 – 26 Wait List ONLY.

$1,256 single $945 pp/double

Natchez, MS, “Ghostly Tour,” Grand Jubilee Variety Show, Dublin’s Irish Tenors and Celtic Ladies, Branson Belle cruise, outdoor drama Shep- herd of the Hills, California Dream- ing, Picnic at Inspiration Tower, Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety Show, Branson Sightseeing Train. $100 deposit due June 2, balance by Aug. 25. Payments accepted.

9 to 5 The Musical, Alhambra Dinner Theatre. Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Oct. 17, $103 per person Wait List ONLY

You’ve probably seen this funny movie, go see this funny musical that is so even better! Enjoy watch- ing three women; an overworked office manager, a jilted wife and an objectified secretary, conspire to get rid of their horrible boss. All money due September 17.

Walk Among Wolves

Nov. 3. $96 pp

Seacrest Wolf Preserve brings you up close and personal with Grey, Artic and British Columbia wolves. Cuddle a skunk and watch playful Artic foxes in the small animal area…wh- ere raccoons and other critters also show off their antics. Then it’s on to Falling Waters State Park for a Hon- ey Baked Picnic. Money due by October 1.

Florida Christmas Tour

Dec. 11 & 12. $270 pp double $320 single NON-REFUNDABLE $50 depos- it is due by Sept. 3.

The Singing Christmas Trees in Or- lando, Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, St. Augustine Scenic Boat Ride

COACH TOURS with Emerald Coast Group

To book, call Rick TOLL FREE at 844-333-6763 or Rosetta at 891-4004.

Lancaster Pennsylvania with a Taste of Hershey

Oct. 18 – 24 RESERVE NOW. All inclusive price! Per person/double $1495 ($50 off if paid in full at book- ing. For payment schedule, call Rick.)

Chocolate World, Tour of Hershey, QVC, Kitchen Kettle Village, Amish foods, Mennonite Welcome Center for Tabernacle Movie and Display, Amish shops, Hershey Farms


ALL Collette Vacations tours include Roundtrip Air from Tallahassee, Fees/Surcharges and Hotel Transfers. Call Rosetta at 891-4004. Visit tal- gov.com/seniors/tours and access video tours.

Canadian Rockies by Train SPACE AVAILABLE ONLY

Oct. 3 – 11, 2015. Price begins at


British Columbia, Vancouver, VIA Rail, Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Banff, Calgary


Oct. 16 – 28, 2015. Price begins at $4,249 (with early booking bonus).

Madrid, Prado Museum, La Rioja, Winery Tour & Tasting, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Santander, Santillana del Mar, Picos de Europa, Covadonga, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Avila


Oct. 29 – Nov. 5, 2015. Price begins at $2,999.

Dublin, Guinness Storehouse, Blar- ney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Penin- sula, Cliff of Moher, Domoland Castle, Whiskey Distillery

2015 Tours: Fall is in the air TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER Tours open to all travelers; all

Travel leaders escort a group of TSC adventurers to Georgia Peach country.


December 2015, Price begins at $3,599. More information to come.

2016 Tours

Colorado Rockies, Historical Trains & 4 Nat’l Parks

Durango – Experience the Wild West


Ride aboard the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through southwestern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Journey on the world’s highest cog railroad to Pike’s Peak, a stunning backdrop for Colo- rado Springs, Mesa Verde National Park, Arches and Canyon Lands National Parks.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Oct. 7, 2016. More information to come.

2015 Tours: Fall is in the air TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER Tours open to all travelers; all

The tour of Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley, GA, proves to be really “Peachy” for our travelers. Visitors to the orchards learn about picking the fruit, washing, waxing, sorting and boxing the tasty gems before they go on an orchard trolley.

Tallahassee Senior Center’s Crafting Class morphs into a Quilting Bee on Monday afternoons. Quilting bees turn

Tallahassee Senior Center’s Crafting Class morphs into a Quilting Bee on Monday afternoons.

Quilting bees turn fabric into art

Donna Riordan

Bees really do make the world go ‘round. The buzzing varieties pollinate flowers and crops; some produce honey. Still, there’s another bee in town. Quilting bees are abuzz at the Tallahassee Senior Center and they enrich lives in another fashion. Ladies meet and create memories every week. Tallahassee Senior Center’s Crafting Class morphs into a Quilting Bee on Monday after- noons as “worker bees” create fabric art. Jeanette McLeod leads this group of dedicated quilters as they transcend yards of cloth into amazing products. While these handmade items are similar in process, each at-

tendant creates a distinctive style that easily denotes the in- dividual and the heart with which her quilt was molded. Jeanette McLeod began quilting when she was a child because her parents weren’t able to afford manufactured blankets. “Mom quilted out of necessity,” she said. “I did too, initially, but now I quilt because I enjoy creating something beautiful from a wide assort- ment of cloth. More important- ly, I enjoy the company of every- one who shares a passion for quilting.” Martha Rodeseike agrees. “I fell in love with quilting and it’s all her fault,” she said with a grin and a nod towards McLeod. “I didn’t need another hobby,

but then I sewed a few pieces to- gether under Jeannette’s guid- ance and found myself truly in- terested in quilting and thor- oughly enjoying the opportuni- ty of working with everyone in the class.” Another member also appre- ciates McLeod’s quilting talent, but for a whole other reason. Le- gally blind since she was a child, Florence Bell takes on chal- lenges that even many sighted individuals find as complicated adventures. As a member of the Center’s crochet team, her interest was piqued by their craft, as well as their entertaining discussions. Though she easily crochets, Bell found quilting to be more of a challenge and subsequently


consulted with McLeod. Togeth- er the two created a quilt with a warmth greater than any store bought blanket. “My mind and my hands are able to quilt but my eyes aren’t,” said Bell. “Jeanette is so kind to help me put the pieces together. Once we are done getting every- thing in place, it will be sewn to- gether and I will have a beauti- ful quilt to help me celebrate my 70th birthday.” Rodeseike’s and Bell’s enthu- siasm is felt throughout the Cen- ter’s activity room – whether you are into quilting or not – and conversations run from per- sonal theories and political be- liefs to what each did over the weekend and what other Center opportunities they may be par-

ticipating in during the week. Social activity stimulates the mind, body and soul. “Whether it’s quilting, language and art classes, adventures in travel, games or other recreation, TSC provides a wealth of opportuni- ties for all adults 50 plus to ap-

preciate,” says assistant pro- gram supervisor Kristy Carter. (Note: All persons 18 and older are welcome to participate in activities at the center; prefer- ence is given to those 50+ when a class or tour fills.) Visit Talgov.com/Seniors or


niorCenter for a list of enter- taining, enlightening and en- riching classes and happenings; you can also call 891-4000 for more information.

Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts

TSC is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Receptions free and open to the public.

TSC Art Exhibitions

Creativity in Oils & Acrylics upstairs, with a touch of Marsala in the Din- ing Room

Currently through July 29, 2015

An exhibition of 40 paintings in oils and/or acrylics by TSC artists are on display in the second floor Audi- torium. Awards chosen by Audra Pittman, Executive Director, COCA include: First Place – Sandy DeLopez, Second Place – Siroos Tamaddoni, Third Place – Rachel Webb; Honor- able Mentions: Charlotte Gambel, Ann Grissett, and Joan S. Keen. Guests at the reception chose the People’s Choice Awards: Most Cre- ative & Overall Favorite – Joan Ka- nan, Best Use of Color & Favorite Landscape – Sandy DeLopez, Favor- ite Portrayal of People – Charles C. Pierce and Favorite Painting with Animals – Ann Grissett.

In the dining room are artworks featuring the Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala. Pittman’s favorites from the Marsala exhibit include:

Judge’s Choice - Charlotte Gambel, Best Use of Marsala – Mary Hafner, Most Creative – Nancy Johnson, Most Emotive – Jenny Swearingen, and Unique Materials – Ruth Nick- ens. People’s Choice Awards for the Marsala show: Nancy Johnson for Most Creative and Favorite Use of Marsala, Overall Favorite – Charlotte Gambel.

Upcoming Art


Art workshops require pre-regis- tration and payment one week before the first class meeting. Most meet once a week with a beginning and end date. They are at the Talla- hassee Senior Center unless other- wise indicated.

Eight Paintings in 8 Weeks, Bart Frost

Tue., 6 – 9 p.m., Aug. 11 – Sept 29 (eight weeks). Paint small and quick – one a week – develop skills, and concepts in composition and color, also a way of testing an idea for a

Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts TSC is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10

Second place winner in this senior center show is Siroos Tamaddoni.

larger Painting. For beginners and intemediates. $72 (55+), $88 others. Register by Aug 4.

Pastels - Landscapes, Wendy Devarieux

Thur., 9:30 a.m.– noon, TSC Clay Studio, July 23 – Aug. 27 (six classes). Using soft pastels, study technique, composition and color while cre- ating landscapes. $54 (55+), $66 others. Register by July 15.

Jewelry Making Technique, Nan- cy Benham

Basic Techniques, Fri., 1–3 p.m., Aug. 7– 28 (four weeks). Making beads from recycled paper and learning basic wire techniques to make neck- laces and earrings. $36 Seniors, $44 others. Register by July 29.

Advanced Wire Technique, Fri. 1 – 3

p.m., Sept. 18 – Oct. 2 (three weeks). Learn interesting and more difficult wire techniques for jewelry. $27 Seniors, $33 others. Register by Sept.

Wed., 1 – 3 p.m., Sept. 9. TSC clay studio. Make one-of-a-kind keep- sake, greeting cards especially for the upcoming holidays. Materials provided. All skill levels. $8 Seniors (age 55+), $10 Others. Register by Sept. 2.

Neighborhood Locations

Acrylic Painting, Debbie Gaedtke, at Southwood

Wed., 6 – 8 p.m., Aug. 19 – Sept. 23 (six classes), Southwood Community Center. Learn basic skills and develop technique with a versatile medium. For beginners and continuing begin- ners. $54 (55+), $66 others. Register by Aug. 12.

Basic Drawing with Maria Bal- ingit, at Westminster Oaks

Tue., 9:30 a.m.– noon, Sept 1 – Oct. 6 (six weeks). Learn and develop basic drawing technique drawing still lifes and portraits. For beginners and continuing students. $54(55+), $66

  • 9. others. Register by Aug. 25.

Drawing Like Durer & Friends, Pen & Ink, Mark Fletcher

Mon, 12:30 – 3 pm, Aug 10 – Oct 5 (skip Sept 7, eight weeks) TSC Clay Studio. Enhance your drawing skills through hands-on study of Renais- sance artist Albrecht Durer using pen and ink and some brushwork. All skill levels welcome. $72 (55+), $88 others. Register by Aug. 3.

Holiday Cards, Mary Sargent

Beginning Watercolor with Sue Ellen Knowles, at Westminster Oaks

Fri., 9:30 a.m.– noon, Sept. 4 – Oct. 9 (six weeks). Class covers basics in watercolor, techniques, planning and execution. $54 (55+), $66 others . Register by Aug. 26.

Watercolor Painting with Tanya Jones at Lake Jackson Communi- ty Center at Huntington Oaks


Mon., 1 – 3:30 p.m., Sept. 14 – Nov. 2 (eight weeks). Discover the joy of painting with watercolor. Learn and develop basic techniques. Continu- ing Beginners. $72 (55+), $88 others. Register by Sept 8.

Acrylic Painting at Lake Jackson Community Center at Hunting- ton Oaks Plaza with Janice McCaskill

Tue. 9:30 a.m.– noon, Aug. 25 – Oct. 6 (seven weeks). Learn basics of painting with some interesting exercises for creative thinking . Beginners and Continuing Begin- ners. $63 (55+), $77 others. Register by Aug. 18.

Draw with Your Eyes, Paint with Your Heart - Bradfordville, Mark Fletcher

Wed., 1:30 – 4 p.m., Aug. 26 – Oct. 7 (seven weeks). Learn to draw what you see, using ink line drawing with a little watercolor. A class for begin- ners that intermediates can also enjoy. $63 (55+), $77 others. Register by Aug. 19.

Painting with Oils with at Fort Braden Community Center, Rob- ert DeWitt Smith

Thur., 2 – 4:30 p.m., Aug. 27 – Oct. 8 (seven weeks). Each session provides both a demonstration and the op- portunity to paint. Some experience with oil painting preferable. $63 (55+), $77 others. Register by Aug.

Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts TSC is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10

“School Days 1928, Mary Douglas” is a black and white oil painting by Ann Grissett.


The Senior Artist Showcase is the upcoming Art Exhibit for August and September show- ing in the TSC Auditorium and Dining Room, and at the downtown Leon County LeRoy Collins Public Library Second floor display wall.

The colorful exhibit show- cases senior-aged artists in the Big Bend area and this year includes artists from Crawfordville, Blountstown, Havana and Donaldson, Georgia. Artists submitted applications with more than 100 images of the artwork for Juror Viki D. Thompson Wyl- der, Ph.D, to peruse and determine which artworks are accepted for this year’s exhibition.

Artworks will be displayed Aug. 5 through Sept. 25, with an awards ceremony/recep- tion at TSC Sept. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.


Watercolor with Eluster Rich- ardson at Bradfordville

Fri., 1:30 – 4 p.m., Aug. 28 – Oct. 9 (seven weeks). Eluster helps develop skills and insight improving composi- tion and subject matter working with watercolor. Intermediate Level. $63 (55+), $77 others. Register by Aug. 19.

Music & Dance

“Drumming: You’ve Got Rhythm”

Thur., July 16 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Reduce stress and feel better. Mu- sical background not required! Bring your drum or borrow one onsite. Facilitated by Mershell Sherman.

USA Ballroom Dance

Saturdays, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Dance on the largest dance floor in Tallahassee. Lessons provided at 6:30 pm dance night with paid entry. All dances are smoke and alcohol free. $8/USAB Dance members and $14/ non-members; $5 for students with valid IDs.

July 18 – Hawaiian Paradise

Aug. 15 – Shanghai Moon

Sept. 19 – Sapphire Ball – Semi- Formal

CONTRA Dance (Tallahassee Community Friends of Old Time Dance)

Fridays, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Jigs and reels and all kinds of fun. Moves similar to square dance with caller instructing each dance before the music begins. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students, $3 dancing kids. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. No partner or experience necessary. New comers should arrive by 7:30 pm.

July 24 - Whistlin’ Rufus with caller Doug Singleton

Aug. 7- Long Forgotten Sting Band with caller Vicki Morrison

Aug. 28 - Florida Mountaineers Band with caller Susie Rudder

Sept. 11- Long Forgotten String Band with JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Sept. 25 - Eclectic Acoustic Band with caller Joey Norton

Other Exciting Dance Groups

Beginning Line Dance

Mondays 5:15 p.m., $4

Music & Dance “Drumming: You’ve Got Rhythm” Thur., July 16 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Reduce stress

As 500 people gathered at FSU’s University Center to applaud this year’s Silver Stars, anticipation grew and the room came alive with the music of Darryl Steele & Vicki Herlovich. The evening brought laughter, tears and an understanding of what makes life fuller and memorable.

Music & Dance “Drumming: You’ve Got Rhythm” Thur., July 16 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Reduce stress

Flutist Janel Caine plays for new and previous Silver Star recipients at their VIP reception.

Thursdays 12:30 p.m., $2

Lace up your shoes and let’s dance. From country to pop music let the beat move your feet.

Capital Twirlers Square Dance

Mondays 7:30 p.m.

Mainstream and Plus Level square dancing. Level adjusted to fit danc- ers’ skills. Please check website http://www.squaredancesites.com/ capital_twirlers/index.htm for de- tails.

For more information contact Libby at 385-0608 or Leisa at 443-0887.

Monthly dues $12.50 per person. Visitors always welcome $5.

Dancing for Fun

Fridays, 2 – 4 p.m.

$2 (55+), $3 others

A fun dance for any age group – it’s our love of dancing that keeps us young! All types of ballroom danc- ing. Come with or without a partner.

Beginning Ballroom and Swing Lessons

Fridays, 5:30 – 7 p.m.


Not only Ballroom and Swing dance lessons - also included is the Fox Trot, Swing, Tango, Waltz and Cha Cha. No partner needed. Come meet people and have fun!

Ukulele - Beginning

Fridays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Do you want to learn how to play

the ukulele? Bring your uke and learn to play in a relaxed environ- ment. No reservation needed. $1

Ukulele Hour

Fridays, 11 a.m. – noon

Bring your ukulele and play with other beginning uke players! Class is designed for fun, playing together at your own skill level, and learning in the process. Review basic uke chords, learn a variety of strumming and picking patterns, learn new chords, and pic up an assortment of ukulele tips. No reservation needed.


Music & Dance “Drumming: You’ve Got Rhythm” Thur., July 16 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Reduce stress


Keyholders and memorials

Keyholders and memorials Be a Key Holder Please join the Tallahassee Senior Foundation today. Your contribution

Be a Key Holder

Please join the Tallahassee Senior Foundation today. Your contribution pays for programs and enhances services. Mail or drop off your annu- al membership contribution at the Senior Center.


Seniors (55 and older) $25

Senior Couple $40

Supporter (under age 55) $35

Non-profit Organization $50

Key Holders

Diamond $5,000

Platinum $2,500

Gold $1,000

Silver $500

Bronze $250

Friend $100

“A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of
“A copy of the official registration
and financial information may be
obtained from the Division of Con-
sumer Services by calling toll free
(800-435-7352) within the state or
visiting www.800helpfla.com. Regis-
tration does not imply endorse-
ment, approval, or recommendation
by the state.” Registration #CH8035.
Edna Owens, Secretary
Ken Brummel-Smith, M.D.
Doug Carlson
Mary Carroll
Ajay Chada
Jim Davis, CPA
Sandy DeLopez
Shirley Gooding-Butler
Scott Harrell
Tallahassee Foundation member Ajay Chadha and his wife Meena enjoy the Silver Stars Awards banquet.
Elda Martinko
Lew Wilson

Janet Wells

New and Renewing Members

Lucy W. Hiatt; Jesse & Rita Hodsdon; Karen C. Inman; Barbara J. Jackson; Di Jacques; Liz Jameson; Emily Ja- mieson; Emily H. Jennings; Timothy Jefferson & Louise J. Bennett; Mary

& Priscilla Stevens; Bonnie Strade; Sara A. Straub; Ellen Sullivan; Caro- lyn C. Tharp; Margie Thomas; C. Kay Tilles; Elmira G. Valdez; Jerry Vaugh- an; Cathy Wacksman; Sara Jean

Bryan Desloge, Emeritus

A.J. (Andy) McMullian, Emeritus

Thank you for being a key to active aging! Send your contribution to:

Tallahassee Senior Center,

1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee FL

Peggy Alonzo; Maria Balingit; James

  • F. & Barbara Jones; Bob Barnette;

Mariann Bassett; Carrie W. Bassett; Nancy Bedford; Billy & Barbara Beggs; Betty Jane Blair; Col. Tommy & Dana Bowermeister; Oberly

  • 32303 Brown; Paul & Mary Ann Bryant; Nancy M. Buck; Mary Caminez;

Gold Key Holders

Pete & Emily T. Millett

Louise M. Carpenter; Jo-Ann Clem- mer; Sonya A. Cloninger; Charles & Fran Conaway; Clara Cook; Lorraine

  • R. Johnson; Janice P. Johnston; Berlin

Jones; Carolyn C. Joyner; Steven Kahn; Claire Kelly; Anna Kuhn; Bimpe Zina Kumuyi; Stanley & Phyllis Kupiszewski; Patricia Lanfear; Gene- vive Lathrop; Donald Ledbury; Shel- don Leibow; Rebecca Leon; Lou & Jennie Logan; Kathy S. Marchant; Joan P. McGuire; Guy & Brigitte McKenzie; Jane McLeod; Dr. Steven Melamed; Annette Messer; Vivian

Wainwright; Sandra H. Walonis; Betty S. Watson; Joann F. Webb; Dorothy Webb; Tiffanie Webster; Robert C. & Karin G. Werner; Wil- liam Woolley; Shirley Zahn

General Donations

By: Warren Bishop & Darlene Wilke

In Appreciation of: Tax Aide

Sarah Neeley, Emeritus

Senior Services Advisory Council

Emily Millett, Chair

Jill Sandler, Vice Chair

Peter Piper, Secretary

  • A. Coonrod; Michael & Martha

Mitchell; Jane Mooney; William &

Nancy Daws

Bronze Key Holders

Shirley Gooding-Butler; Dr. Nelson Kraeft; Charles B. Nam; Carmen I. Nelson

Friend Key Holders

Frank Alarcon; Ken & Carol Allman; Florence Helen Ashby; Beggs Funeral Home; Margaret Cash; Douglas & Lisa Dollar Covert; Peter & Carol Cowdrey; Hazel Driscoll; Cecilia Hack; John R. Haugabrook; Dr. Mary Sterner Lawson; Steve & Faye May- berry; William H. Moncrief; Anne Moon; James O'Brien & Kae Ingram; Ben & Beth Ogburn; Dick Lloyd & Patsy McCall; Richard & Susan Po- langin; Pat Stokes; Carrie S. Voich;

Coppins; Mary Lama Cordero; Jim & Theresa Croteau; Robert & Esther Cummings; Karen L. Dalton; Marsha Davids; Susan Davis; Lynda E. Davis; Jean Deal; Frank & Dorothy Dean; John L. & Teresa L. Dean; Ann Dekle; Jim & Noel DeLong; Virginia Dens- more; Mary E. Dobbins; Gail Down- ing; Marie Dugger; Betty Earnest; Martha G. Eaton; Jim Eggert & Zoe

  • C. Golloway; Tom Fincannon & Kay

Napier; Hank Fleck; Ann Foster; Virginia Freeman; John & Mary Gambon; Sandra F. Genetin; Kathie George & Linda Riddle; Bruce & Luisa Gillander; Deanne Guerra; Cecil F. & H.D. Higgs; Joseph & Mau- reen Haberfeld; Coleen Hahn; Gerry Hammond; Barbara Harrison; Mar- gie Harvey; Vicky Hayse; James L. &

Yoshiko Murdick; Claudia M. Nelson;

By: Sheila Salyer & Gay Montgomery

Josephine Newton; Marilyn J. Nich- ols; Joseph O'Neil; Jerry Oshesky;

Memorial Donations

Linda Oxford; Billie Padgett; Jim & Betty Pafford; Patricia H. Parkhurst;

In memory of: Jane Fletcher

Carol J. Peck; Paula P. Petrovich; Tina Platt; Phillip M. & Dawn T. Pollock;

By: Edna Owens

Bob & Fran Poppell; Kent Putnam & Paula Walborsky; Mary Rallis; Albert

In Memory of: Betsy Alexander

  • L. Reaves & Patricia Hayes; Margaret

  • J. Riggins; Fred & Anna Roberson;

By: Sheila Salyer

Martin & Rae Roeder; Annie R. Rolle;

Bob & Stephanie Rubanowice; Con- suelo Rushing; Terry & Linda Russell; Mary Jane Sansone; Beverly Schacht; Thelma Scott; Dr. Mary Beth Seay & Dee Shepherd; Richard & Linda Lamb Senesac; Gertrude H. Shirley; Dorothy W. Simmons; Elizabeth L. Simpkins; Marylin Stallworth; Edwin

Tallahassee Senior Foundation Board Members

Linda Roberts, President

Donna Wells, Vice President

Pamela Flory

Harry Fordham

Dr. Mike Francis

Patricia Parkhurst

Annie Rolle

Andrea Rosser

Dr. Antonio Terracciano

Freida Travis

Ed Vertuno

Mae Williams

Big fun at Black & White Charity Ball

Active Living

USA Dance Black and White Charity Ball Is it black or white? Actually, it was the USA Dance Black and White Charity Ball at the Talla- hassee Senior Center. Dance lessons with Curtis Rosiek kicked off the night that saw the best of black and white attire and an auditorium dressed in a theme to match. The annual USA Dance 6010 benefit gala for TSC found dancers whirling and twirling on the city’s largest wooden dance floor. There was the feel- ing of fun in the air and great music with DJ Jim Hurst. Hurst provided old favorites and some of today’s pop tunes and the Fred Astaire Studio dancers presented some choreographed numbers that had all eyes on their graceful moves.

Big fun at Black & White Charity Ball Active Living USA Dance Black and White Charity

From left, Brenda Austin, the president of USA Dance and Pamela Flory focus their attention on the dance floor.

TCC band gives Patriotic Concert

Big fun at Black & White Charity Ball Active Living USA Dance Black and White Charity

Geoffrey Bradford and Sara Carter Pankaskie perform with the Tallahassee Community College Band at the group’s annual Patriotic Concert. Pankaskie, also an enthusiastic conductor during the program, told the senior center audience, “this is the highlight we look forward to every year.”


Big fun at Black & White Charity Ball Active Living USA Dance Black and White Charity

Budd Titlow teaches a bird photography class.

OLLI sees fall with new batch of cool classes

Fran Conaway

It may be deep into summer for the rest of the world, but it’s already autumn in the minds of the Curriculum Com- mittee of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University. That’s be- cause they’ve been busily put- ting together the courses that will be offered during OLLI’s Fall 2015 Semester, which be- gins Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 6. Courses run the gamut from history, science, art, cul- ture and language to technol- ogy, music, literature, reli- gion, world events, economics, politics and much more. The curriculum includes faculty who taught popular OLLI classes in the past. Noted Florida State University histo- ry professor Jim Jones, who has taught several classes on the Civil War, will switch time periods and focus on World War II in Europe. Rabbi Jack Romberg of Temple Israel is offering a course tantalizingly titled, “Which God Don’t You Believe In?” “Take Control of Your Des- tiny” is offered by Ken Brum- mel-Smith, of FSU’s Depart- ment of Geriatrics in the Col- lege of Medicine, and archi- tect and historic preservation specialist Arleen Pabon, a FA- MU faculty member, brings

her expertise to Architectural Concepts: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bruce Bickley, retired FSU profes- sor, looks at Faulkner’s short fiction, and retired FSU pro- fessor Woody Carlson offers “The Lucky Few,” a study in demographics. Tours of area plantations, Mission San Luis and The Grove are planned, and nature lovers can study birding. Sci- ence classes include space sci- ence, Einstein’s legacy, and hu- man osteology. Descriptions of all fall course descriptions will be available online at www.olli.fsu.edu by Aug. 3. And that’s just a sample of the wealth of classes on tap for Fall. OLLI membership is open to all area residents over 50. There are no educational pre- requisites for entry. Classes are offered for the enjoyment of learning, with no tests or re- quired homework. The Fall Showcase of Class- es and Activities will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Turnbull Center on the FSU campus. Parking provid- ed. Registration begins online at olli.fsu.edu Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Classes start Sept. 28 and con- tinue through November 6. To receive notifications of OLLI courses and events, go to olli.fsu.edu, Membership, and create an account. For more in- formation, call 850-644-7947.

Senior Food Resources


Life Changers Church of God in Christ


Smith-Williams Community Center (low cost hot lunch…re-


» While life expectancy in the U.S. is higher than ever (age 79) for chil-

656-3940 601 Miccosukee Road.

Lake Jackson United Methodist Church, Redeemer’s Storehouse

servations needed)

There are many resources in Leon

dren born today, seniors remain at

891-1860 2295 Pasco St.

County to help seniors understand

greater risk of health problems


562-1759 4423 N. Monroe St.

their nutritional needs and how to

related to nutritional deficits than


cook satisfying, nutritionally com-

any other age group.

Church of Christ


plete meals at home. This informa-

» According to the results of a

878-0085 916 Paul Russell Road

Good News Christian Ministries,


tion can be found at www.tal- gov.com/seniors (under Senior Re-

statewide survey in 2012 by the Department of Elder Affairs, 26% of the seniors in Florida are at risk of


Sowing Seeds Sewing Comfort Ministry

Visit or call the Senior Center to obtain a card that provides discounts

sources) or by calling 891-4043.


Project Annie

412-0016 347 Office Plaza Dr. - Food Distributed at Tallahassee Senior

to certain restaurants in the Talla- hassee area. Visit localseniordis-


The food stamp program (also called

» As of 2014 about 18% of Florida’s population received food stamps.

222-6133 625 W. 4th St.


counts.com for a list of area restau- rants in this program or visit/call the

SNAP or supplemental nutrition assistance program and the food

» Nationwide, 30% of households

No web site


Senior Center at 891-4000 for a list.

assistance program) helps people with low income buy healthy food.

with seniors served by Feeding America programs said that they

Faith Presbyterian Church, Man- na on Meridian

Greater Love COGIC

There is a wide variety of excellent restaurants in the Tallahassee area.

Food assistance approval is based on eligibility rules, gross income, assets

have had to choose between food

877-4792 524 E. Orange Ave.

Most are listed in the local tele-

and the number of people in the

and medical care and 35% have had

385-6151 2200 N. Meridian Rd.

phone book or at visittallahassee-

household. If approved, an electron-

to choose between food and heat/


.com (606-2305).

ic benefit transfer (EBT) card is is-



sued to the family that can be used

» Many restaurants in Florida report

Salvation Army

Tallahassee Heights United Meth- odist Church


to purchase food in most grocery stores.

that increased numbers of diners are

Meals on Wheels (delivered meals)

using more coupons, reviewing

222-0304 206 W. Virginia St.

877-6276 3004 Mahan Dr.

The Florida Department of Children

menus before ordering and dining

921-5554 2518 W. Tennessee St.

and Families (DCF) administers the

early to take advantage of early






Seniors who do not have adequate access to foods necessary for a bal-

ECHO, Emergency Services Pro- gram

Fountain Chapel

222-3800 821 Eugenia St.

Door Step Delivery (restaurant food delivered)

Seniors can apply by:

Calling 1-866-762-2237 to request an

anced diet are at risk of placement

224-3246 702 W. Madison St.

application by mail - M-F, 8 am-5 pm

in restrictive, costly living situations.

No web site

575-3663 Menu Guide Available


There are resources available in this


community to help seniors obtain food whether through low cost means, cooking at home or through

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Bradfordville First Baptist Church


FlexFoods (delivered meals)

Visiting myflorida.com/accessflorida on the internet or

the wide variety of local restaurants.

893-0893 6494 Thomasville Road

Going to the DCF Office at 2810


575-2739 615 Tuskegee St.


Sharer Road, Unit 24 - M-F, 8 am-5

*For sources, phone 891-4043.


pm or





Elder Care Services



FAXing a request to (850) 921-8476 or

Contact Each Location for Food Pick Up Times and Availability

921-5554 2518 W. Tennessee St.

FAMU Cooperative Extension

Calling the Elder Helpline 1-866-467-


Grace Mission Episcopal Church



Big Bend Community Devel- opment Corp.


224-3817 303 W. Brevard St.

Promotes and makes available pro-

Note: At the Frenchtown Heritage

United Church in Tallahassee

grams for community gardening,

Market Place, West Georgia St., EBT

224-9745 421 W. Georgia St.


food safety and nutrition.

cards may be used to double pur-


878-7385 1834 Mahan Drive

chases of locally grown produce. The


Comprehensive Emergency


market place is open every Saturday,



Services Center (non-residents

9 am-1pm.

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

may eat certain meals)



Good News Outreach


877-2712 2015 Fleischmann Road

412-0016 242 Lafayette Circle

792-9000 2650 Municipal Way

Leon County Extension Office of UF





Provides educational assistance with

Jenny Craig Weight Loss: jennycraig- .com

Catholic Charities

222-2180 1380 Blountstown Hwy.

Wildwood Church, Our Father's Storehouse

The Senior Center (low cost hot lunch…reservations needed)

nutritional health, food safety and gardening.

Weight Watchers: welcome.weight- watchers.com


891-4000 1400 N. Monroe St.



894-1400 100 Ox Bottom Rd.



AARP Health and Nutritional In- formation: aarp.org/health