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Active The
magazine for
Festive Audiology
brought the

boomer and

FUN merry to
Deck the Halls

Presenting Sponsor Audiology Associates of North Florida, a Division of Tallahassee Ear, Nose and Throat, celebrates the holidays at Deck the Halls! Left to right:
Casey Mauldin, Dr. Kyle Clifton, Jenny Holloway, Ashley Reed, Autumn Clemmons, Nina Shipley, Claude Shipley, Dr. Lisa Myrick, Pat Adkison, and Dr. Erin Lackinger.


rights activists, musicians, poets, sports of 12 short stories from his youth in
Lifelong figures, actors, astronauts, doctors, and
other African American men and women
who have made substantial contribu-
rural north Florida. $5 donation (50+) /
$7 (others)
Rainbow Concert of World Music
Learning tions to Florida’s rich and culturally di-
verse history since 1513. $5 donation
(50+) / $7 (others)
Fri., March 2, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Dia-
mond Concert Hall
The FSU College of Music presents
Active Living is a bi-Monthly publi-
cation of the Tallahassee Senior
Center, 1400 N Monroe St., Tallahas-
Classes Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State
Park: History of Property, Home, Bo-
tanical Gardens and Ranger-Led Tour
the annual Rainbow Concert Festival
of World Music. World Music Ensem-
bles from the FSU College of Music
see, FL 32303. 850-891-4000.
Sheila Salyer, Senior Services Man-
ager, City of Tallahassee and Exec-
Interested in the pursuit of knowl- Mondays, Feb. 26, March 5, 10 – 11:30 including the Irish, Chinese, Blues, utive Director, Tallahassee Senior
edge? LifeLongLearning offers a variety a.m. NE Branch Library, 5513 Thomas- Steel Pan, and Balinese Gamelan en- Foundation
of classes at a variety of locations. Lim- ville Rd.; March 19 tour at Maclay Gar- sembles (and more!) will present a Audrey Byrne, Managing Editor
ited space is available and classes fill up dens. live showcase performance. $15 fee Martha Gruender, Coordinating
quickly. For more information or to reg- Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, includes ticket and transportation Copy Editor
ister, email Maureen.Haberfeld@tal- one of our local treasures, is a beautiful from the Senior Center; $10 fee for The mission of Tallahassee Senior
gov.com or call 850-891-4033. You may Florida State Park, botanical garden, and ticket only. Services is to offer programs, activ-
also stop by the TSC and complete an ap- historic site. Park staff will present the ities, and opportunities designed to
plication. Lifelong Learning programs history of the home and property, design SPECIAL TSC EVENTS encourage active living, optimal
are sponsored in part by Tallahassee and layout of the gardens, and the varie- Closed Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Lu- aging, and social fitness for in-
Moose Lodge # 1075, the City of Tallahas- ty of beautiful flora that can be seen in ther King Jr. Day dependent adults age 50+.
see, Leon County, and the Tallahassee the park throughout the year. $5 dona- Grand Relations Art Reception, Disclaimer of Endorsement: Refer-
Senior Center & Foundation. tion (50+) / $7 (others). On March 19, Fri., Jan 19, 6-8 p.m. ence herein to any specific commer-
Falling Soldiers – Preservation or meet at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Legacy (Estate Planning) Work- cial products, process, or service by
Removal of Civil War Monuments Park and take a ranger-led tour of the shop, Mon., Jan 22, 3-5 p.m. trade name, trademark, manu-
Thu., Jan. 25, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Tallahassee house and gardens, followed by a picnic Florida Senior Day, Town Hall facturer, or otherwise does not
Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St. lunch; $16 includes park entrance, class Mtg., Wed., Jan 24, 10 a.m., City Hall necessarily constitute or imply its
Join Tristan Harrenstein of the Flori- fee, and picnic lunch. FSD Lunch, Booths, Entertain- endorsement, recommendation or
da Public Archaeology Network for a Telling My Stories ment, 11:15 – 2:30 p.m., Capitol favoring by Tallahassee Senior
presentation involving the recent con- Thursdays, March 1, 8, and 15, 2-3:30 Senior Games Torch Run, Tue., Services or the Tallahassee Senior
troversy around the removal or preser- p.m. Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m., Lake Ella Foundation.
vation of Civil War monuments. The goal Monroe St. Personal Expressions (Watercol-
of this presentation is to provide every- Join local author and native Floridian, ors) Art Reception, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.
one with more complete knowledge of Kermit Brown as he guides the class on Travel Presentation, Mon., Feb. 12,
the topic so that we can have productive how to write stories from their lives. It is 10-11 a.m. SENIOR CENTER
conversations about the issue. $5 dona- important to be able to share with chil- Red Carpet Reception/Choose Tal-
tion (50+) / $7 (others) dren and grandchildren, as well as fu- lahassee, Tue., Feb. 27, 5:30-7 p.m. For questions or more information
The History of the Holocaust ture generations, what everyday life was Capital City Senior Games on Tallahassee Senior Services, the
Mondays, Jan. 29 - 19, 10 – 11:30 a.m., like in the past. Mr. Brown is the author (www.talgov.com/SeniorGames), Fri., Tallahassee Senior Center & Founda-
NE Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville of My Life in North Florida, a collection Mar. 2 - Mon. Mar. 12 tion, activities, and 15 neighbor-
Rd. CCSG Celebration of Athletes Re- hood venues, contact 850-891-4000
The Holocaust was a state sponsored ception, Mon., Mar. 12, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. or visit www.talgov.com/seniors and
systematic persecution and annihilation TALL Graduation, Tue., Mar. 13, www.TallahasseeSeniorFoundatio-
of Europe’s Jewish population by Nazi 5:30-7:30 p.m. n.org. “Like” us at Facebook.com/
Germany between 1933 and 1945. Mil- Art Exhibit, Show & Reception, TallahasseeSeniorCenter. For Leon
lions of people who did not fit the Nazi Apr. 6, 6-8 p.m. County Senior Outreach (a program
ideal, or who opposed National Socialism Silver Stars Awards Ceremony & of the TSCF), read the LCSO Gazette,
were also targeted for destruction. To- Gala, Thu., May 24. call 850-891-4065, or visit cms.le-
day, many of us question how and why oncountyfl.gov.
this happened in a civilized, cultured,
and democratic society. Historian Linda
Davey will present an overview of how
the long history of anti-Semitism and the
rise and actions of the Nazi Party collid-
ed to culminate in this horrific crime
against humanity. $5 donation (50+) / $7
African American Achievement in
Florida: 1513 to the Present
Thursdays., Feb.1, noon -1:30 p.m., and
Feb. 8, 15, & 22, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Tallahassee
Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St. TSC;
Feb. 22 travel to Meek Eaton Black Ar-
chives at FAMU
Local historian Pete Cowdrey will in-
troduce you to African and African
American soldiers, sailors, explorers,
settlers, builders, educators, authors, Dr. Greg Boebinger, Director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, demonstrates
artists, political leaders, clergy, civil magnetic levitation at the L3X Closing Luncheon, “Artistic Science and Scientific Art.”


Make an
connect at
Upcoming Opportunities at the Talla-
hassee Senior Center: Leave Your Lega-
cy, Senior Games, Red Carpet Welcome
for Newcomers, and Silver Stars!
Learn How to Leave your Legacy
Monday, Jan. 22, 3-5 p.m., TSC, 1400 N.
Monroe St.
Everybody has a legacy, whether
planned or unplanned. A legacy is not
just the transfer of assets, but also your
goals and dreams for future generations. Deck the Hall helpers with their dance instructor, Aurora Hansen, proudly serve
What will your legacy be? Planning helps cupcakes sponsored by Waldoch & McConnaughay P.A. Lauchlin Waldoch, P.A.
to ensure your financial security and will speak about legal decisions at the upcoming Legacy Workshop .
aligns your objectives for passing assets
to loved beneficiaries and charitable or- Gold Ribbon Deck the
ganizations. Come learn the basics about Halls Sponsor Steve
legacy planning as a panel of legal, ac- Halsell, CASL and wife
counting, and financial experts cover the Sarah. Halsell will
following topics: estate planning, legal speak about financial
decisions, and financial options. Guest decisions at the
speakers include: Lauchlin Waldoch, upcoming Legacy
Esq., Elder Law, Waldoch & McCon- Workshop.
naughhay, P.A.; Steve Halsell, CASL ®, THE 17th ANNUAL SILVER STARS —
Financial Planner, Halsell Financial So- NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!
lutions; Joy Watkins, Executive Direc- Eight Silver Stars are selected from
tor, Community Foundation of North nominees. Do you know a person or a
Florida, Giving Through the Communi- couple who is/are an example of optimal,
ty; and Jim Davis, CPA, TSCF Board of positive aging and continued community
Directors. For more information or to service since turning the age of 60? Sil-
RSVP, call 891-4041 or email Karin.Cast- ver Stars come from all walks of life –
er@talgov.com. and dinner for athlete & guest, Mon., Are you new to Tallahassee? Recently teachers, nurses, church or community
March 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wear your med- retired? Just joined the Senior Center? A leaders, doctors, scientists, military vet-
CAPITAL CITY SENIOR GAMES als and come prepared to celebrate the new Member of OLLI? A local Tallahas- erans, parents or grandparents. The one
Friday, March 2 – Monday, March 12! games. see business and would like to do some thing Silver Stars have in common is
Do you enjoy fun, competition, athlet- SEEKING SENIOR GAMES VOLUN- networking and connect with the active their approach to optimal aging and
ic camaraderie, and challenging your- TEERS! adult community? Do you have friends maintaining an active lifestyle. Deadline
self? Do you like being helpful and have a or parents you wish would Choose Talla- for submission February 9, 2018. For a
Registration forms are available at few hours to spare? Do you enjoy sports? hassee? Join us! Meet other people and nomination form, visit TallahasseeSe-
912 Myers Park Dr., the Tallahassee Sen- If so, we’d love your help with the 2018 explore opportunities, activities, busi- niorFoundation.org or to request one,
ior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St., or regis- Tallahassee Senior Games. With 14 nesses, and events throughout the Talla- email Sheila.Salyer@talgov.com or call
ter online at Talgov.com/SeniorGames. events held at 10 locations, there are hassee Community. Light refreshments 850-891-4001.
JOIN US! SENIOR GAMES TORCH RUN & many opportunities for volunteers be- & beverages will be served. Silver Stars, Senior Center volun-
REGISTRATION! tween the ages of 18 and 108. Community RSVP to Lisa.DollarCovert@tal- teers, and sponsors, will be honored at
Tue., Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m., Lake Ella. service hours are available for students. gov.com or call 850-891-4003. Event the annual Silver Stars gala, presented
Catch the Senior Games spirit as you For more information, email Ruth.Nick- sponsored by the Tallahassee Senior by Capital Health Plan on Thu. May 24,
cheer local, state, and national Senior ens@talgov.com or call 850-891-4042. Center & Foundation and Choose Talla- 2018. For event or ticket information,
Game Athlete Torchbearers as they take hassee. Consider becoming a member of contact Lisa.DollarCovert@talgov.com
a loop around Lake Ella! Register for the THE RED CARPET TEAM INVITES the Tallahassee Senior Foundation, visit
YOU TO CONNECT! or call 850-891-4003. For sponsorship op-
games in person. Meet athlete repre- www.tallahasseeseniorfoundation.org/ portunities, contact Lori.Swanson@tal-
sentatives! For more information, 891- Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7 p.m. at the membership for more information about gov.com or call 850-891-4048
FUNN. Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Mon- membership and benefits.


Classes: Computer, photography & music
Interested in taking computer class-
es? Get an application at the TSC, call
850-891-4008 or email Kristy.Carter@tal-
gov.com. A variety of classes are offered
and vary in donation.
Tue., Wed., and Thu., Jan. 16, 17, 18, 23,
24, & 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (attend all 6 dates)
Learn the basics of Microsoft Power-
Point in six sessions. Presentation of pic-
tures or a subject both business and be-
yond. Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or
$25 (others) for the entire course. Prere-
gistration and payment required (850)
891-4008; space is limited.
Tue. & Thu., Jan. 16, 18, 23, & 25, 9–11
a.m. (attend all 4 dates)
Struggling with the change to Win-
dows 10? Learn about the different fea-
tures including the “Start Menu,” setting
app and much more. Bring your laptop to
class if it is running Windows 10.
1st & 3rd Mon., 6:30–8 p.m. $5 per class
Learn or improve your photo editing
skills with the Photoshop Elements soft- The Capital Chordsmen serenade concert attendees with holiday harmony.
ware program. View and discuss photo
editing tutorials and member projects
with ample question and answer oppor-
tunities. Share your knowledge and group will take time with beginners who dates: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, and Mar. 17. For Level) every Monday; level adjusted to
learn from others. Meet twice a month in would like to learn to play. more info, visit USA Dance 6010 on Face- fit dancers' skills. Non-member dancer
the early evening with a planned agenda. UKULELE BEGINNING book. donation: $5. Non-dancing visitors wel-
Fri., 10-11 a.m. 1st & 3rd Friday of each CONTRA DANCE (TALLAHASSEE COM- come to watch for free. Lessons offered
LANGUAGE CLASSES month (No class Jan. 5 & 19) MUNITY FRIENDS OF OLD TIME DANCE) annually; see info below. Visit www.face-
The Tallahassee Senior Center offers Basic information about the ukulele; Friday, 7:30–10:30 p.m. book.com/Tallahasseetwirlers or call
English as a 2nd language, Spanish, and includes learning chords, strums, and Jigs and reels and all kinds of fun. Libby at 850-566-2117.
French at various levels. Please note the simple songs. $2 Moves similar to square dance with a INTRO TO SQUARE DANCING
TSC calendar for times and various lev- UKE SING ALONG HOUR (No class Jan. 5 caller instructing each dance before the Open Houses: Mon., Jan. 22 & 29, 7-8
els or visit Talgov.com/Seniors or call & 19) music begins. $8/adults, $7/seniors, $5/ p.m.
850-891-4000 for more information. Fri., 11-12 p.m. 1st & 3rd Friday of each students, $3/dancing kids. Wear com- Lessons: Begin Mon., Feb. 5, 7-8 p.m.
NEW! SCRABBLE, Tuesdays, 2 – 4 p.m., month fortable shoes and clothes. No partner or Join us for an introduction to Square
TSC Class will use The Daily Ukulele: Vol- experience necessary. Newcomers Dancing/open houses (no charge). Les-
If you compulsively spell words, read ume I. Bring your uke and be prepared to should arrive by 7:15 p.m. sons will begin on Feb. 5 from 7-8 p.m.
Scrabble dictionaries for fun and live to play along. No preregistration required. January 26 - Long Forgotten String and continue on Mon. nights for the next
score double-words, going both ways, $2 Band with Caller Richard Hopkins 12-15 weeks. $2 per person per lesson.
come play! Beginners are welcome. UKULELE & FRIENDS February 9 - Smoky Hollow String For more information, contact 850-745-
Please bring your own game. Suggested Fri., 11-12 p.m. 2nd & 4th Friday of Band with Caller Vicki Morrison 4795 or capitaltwirlers@gmail.com or
donation $2 (50+) and $3 (others). Call each month March 9 - Runaway Biscuits with Call- www.facebook.com/Tallahasseetwir-
850-891-4000 for more information. Bring your instrument of choice and er JoLaine Jones-Pokorney (Gainesville) lers.
your voice. A casual gathering as we BEGINNING LINE DANCE DANCING FOR FUN
MUSIC & DANCE “Sing For Our Lives.” Versions of music Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. Fridays, 2–4 p.m.
For more information, on the follow- that are especially ukulele friendly are $2 Lace up your shoes and let’s dance. A fun dance for any age group – it’s
ing classes offered at the Tallahassee used, though all instruments are wel- From country to pop music, let the beat our love of dancing that keeps us young!
Senior Center, call 850-891-4000 or visit come. move your feet! All types of ballroom dancing. Come
Talgov.com/Seniors. USA BALLROOM DANCE EARLY ROUND DANCE with or without a partner. $2 (50+), $3
GUITAR Saturdays, 7:30–10:30 p.m. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. (others).
Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Come and dance on the largest dance Come and enjoy modern social round BEGINNING BALLROOM AND SWING
Dust off that old guitar and join an on- floor in Tallahassee. Dance lessons pro- dancing which is choreographed and LESSONS
going group of beginning-to-intermedi- vided at no charge at 6:30 p.m. Dance cued ballroom dancing that progresses Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m.
ate players as they get together each nights with paid entry. All dances are in a circular pattern. Facilitated by the Not only Ballroom and Swing dance
week to share songs and playing tech- smoke and alcohol free. $8/USAB Dance Capital Twirlers. lessons also included is the Fox Trot,
niques. Limited instruction is provided; members and $14/non-members; $5 for CAPITAL TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE Swing, Tango, Waltz and Cha Cha. No
it’s helpful if you know a few chords. The students with valid IDs. Mark your cal- Mondays, 7-9 p.m. partner needed. Come meet people and
endars for the following themed dance Square Dance (Mainstream and Plus have fun. $5


Fitness, January is Thyroid
Awareness Month

Health & January is Thyroid Awareness Month! The

programs offered below address this
chronic disease.
Smoothie Tuesday: Smoothies for

Wellness Endocrine Health

Tue. Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Dining
Ahzel Ackerman, “The Smoothie King,”
FITNESS AT THE TALLAHASSEE SENIOR prepares smoothies with ingredients that
CENTER support your complex endocrine system.
Fitness classes are $2 unless other- Demonstration and delicious samples!
wise indicated. For more information, Q & A: Nutrition for Metabolic Dis-
call Ruth Nickens, RN, Health & Well- orders
ness Program Coordinator at 850-891- Thu. Jan. 18, 10 – 11 a.m., Dining Room
4042 or Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or Katherin Snyder, Registered Dietician,
Henry Steele, Health Suite Assistant at LD/N, CDE from TMH Metabolic Health
850-891-4045 or visit our website at Center will host an intimate group to
www.talgov.com/seniors. Deck the Halls Valet Sponsor Seven Hills Health and Rehabilitation’s Paul Kovary and wife discuss your questions about your nutri-
Back by Popular Demand! AGELESS Cynthia. tional issues and needs. This is open to all,
GRACE, Thursdays, Jan. 18 - Feb. 8, especially if you have questions about
11 a.m. – Noon, TSC, is a cutting-edge living with thyroid disease, diabetes,
brain fitness program, based on neuro- Kathy Gilbert. Class is also taught at Op- Center are $2 unless otherwise indicat- hormonal issues, weight gain, osteoporo-
plasticity, that activates all 5 functions of timist Park, Southwood & Allegro Heri- ed. For more information on programs, sis, etc.
the brain - analytical, strategic, kines- tage Oaks locations; see Neighborhood registration or donations, email Understanding Thyroid and Other
thetic learning, memory/recall, and, cre- Fitness Sites for other times, listings and Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or call 850- Endocrine Disorders
ativity/ imagination - and simultaneously instructors. 891-4042 or 891-4045. Thu. Jan. 18, 11 a.m. – Noon, Dining Room
addresses all 21 physical skills needed Tue. & Thu., 10 -11 a.m., Optimist Park, Tools to Quit: A Smoking Cessation Dr. Omodele Hogan, Endocrinologist with
for lifelong optimal function. This pro- taught by Kathy Gilbert and Ferdouse Workshop TMH Metabolic Health Center, will present
gram consists of 21 simple exercises and Sultana Mon., Feb. 5 & Mar. 5, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., on Thyroid disease and other common
is based on natural movement, and fo- Tue., 1 - 2 p.m., SouthWood, taught by Conf. Rm. 1A metabolic disorders.
cused on healthy longevity of the body Wendy Barber ($5 donation) This program, designed by former Thyroid Health and Surgical Options
and mind. Must reserve your slot; con- Wed., 2 - 3 p.m., Allegro Heritage Oaks, smokers, was developed for people who Thu. Feb. 8, 11 a.m. – Noon, Dining Room
tact Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or call taught by Kathy Gilbert want to become non-smokers. Attend Dr. Rohan Joseph, CRMC, is a general
850-891-4042. Offered by TMH, $2 dona- CHAIR YOGA, Fri., 11 a.m.-noon, offers one of these highly effective class/sup- surgeon who specializes in thyroid sur-
tion, taught by Marghi McClearn. a gentle yoga workout for increased mo- port groups if you are ready to quit gery. Come learn more about surgery and
Gentle Mat Yoga: Experiencing the bility, bladder control, self-esteem, and smoking now. Nicotine patches provided treatments available for thyroid disorders,
Benefits, Thursdays, Mar. 1 – Apr. 5, 11 mental focus. Taught by Certified Yoga at no charge. Offered by Big Bend such as hyper and hypothyroid.
a.m. – Noon, Activity Room. This 6- Instructor Bridget Welch. AHEC. Call 224-1177 to register.
week beginner yoga program, a follow- LIFE EXERCISE, Tue. and Thu., 9:30- Animal Therapy for Humans
up to the Yoga Sampler Series, is de- 10:30 a.m., is a very popular and dynam- Thu., Mar. 1, 10:30 a.m., Dining Room
signed for every BODY. Use of mats on ic workout consisting of aerobics, light The Tallahassee Memorial Animal
the floor is encouraged, but chairs will weights, stretching, strengthening and Therapy Program is the only one of its HEALTH SCREENINGS
be available, too. You will experience the balance exercises. This workout is suit- kind in the Big Bend and has been foster- Blood Pressure, Wed. & Thu., 10 a.m. –
physical & cognitive benefit of gentle yo- able for everyone and you can partici- ing the therapeutic bond between hu- noon
ga in classes taught by Certified Instruc- pate seated. Taught by Pomeroy Brink- mans and animals since 2005. Join us to Glucose, Every Wed., 10 a.m. – noon
tors. Space is very limited. Call 891-4042 ley. learn more about our volunteer pro- Pulse Oximetry, Thu., Feb. 1 & Mar. 1, 10
to register. Fee is $25 for 6-week series, TAI CHI: Wed. and Fri. 10-11 a.m. Taught gram, where we visit, and the various a.m. – noon
or if space is available -- $6/class drop-in. by Tom Ewart, Taoist Tai Chi Society. ways individuals can become involved. Hearing, Wed., Mar. 14, 10 a.m. – noon, of-
MINDFUL MOVEMENT, Tue., 11 a.m.- ZUMBA® GOLD: Thu., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Also enjoy the opportunity to meet and fered by Audibel
noon, is a NIA based yoga class. A pleas- Taught by Jacqueline Parra. $5 (50+) $7 interact with some of the special ani-
ant selection of music accompanies a others. mals. MASSAGE, MEDITATION, AND REIKI
gentle yoga-based fitness class that fo- YOGA: Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7 p.m., Podiatry Screening & Foot Care Reiki, Every Tue., 10:30 a.m. - noon, Susie
cuses on increasing energy, reducing taught by certified yoga instructor Pam- Thu., Feb. 22, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Health Howell, Reiki Master, and Friends
falls, and maintaining flexibility. Taught ela Hunter. Vigorous practice for adults Suite Meditation and Mindfulness Guide-
by Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga in- including poses, relaxation, and media- Dr. Gary McCoy, Podiatrist & foot lines, Tue., Jan. 23 & Feb. 20, 10:30 - 11:30
structor. tion. Wear comfortable clothes and bring specialist cuts toenails, assesses, and a.m.
BRAIN-BODY-BALANCE, Mon., 1:30- yoga mat (if you have one). Fee: $10 treats foot problems. Doctor accepts Offered one Tuesday each Month in
2:30 p.m. at the TSC, is an active-aging, (50+), $12 others. Medicare, Medicaid, and secondary in- conjunction with Reiki, these encoun-
fall prevention program specifically NEIGHBORHOOD FITNESS SITES – See surance, which may cover costs for this ters introduce you to the secrets of the
created to train and reverse many types page 17, Senior Resources service if you have diabetes, vascular timeless art of meditation. Feel calmer,
of aging. Our philosophy fuses move- Each class $2 (50+), $3 others. disease, neuropathy, renal failure, MS, more focused and balanced. Taught by
ment with neuroplasticity-enhancing or are on blood thinner Coumadin. Other- Leslie Hanks, Yoga Unlimited.
drills to improve balance, the various HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS wise, $25 fee applies. No appointment Massage, Tue., Feb. 20, 10 a.m. - noon,
functions of the brain, reflex skills, and The listed presentations, massage necessary. Norma Reesor, LMT.
improve daily life skills. Taught by and classes at the Tallahassee Senior


Leon County Senior Outreach
Lunch & Learns (L&L) offer lively and
engaging programs for adults 50+. All
Lunch & Learns are 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Each L&L includes ex-
hibitors, health
screenings, and lunch, Remember these dates:
$6. These events are a GaP Support Lunch
program of the Talla- Wed., Jan. 31 & Feb. 28, noon – 1:30 p.m.
hassee Senior Center Leon County Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave,
& Foundation, funded Program Room A.
by the Leon County Complimentary lunch provided for grandpar-
Board of County Com- ents and other relative caregivers. Reserva-
missioners. For infor- tions are required.
mation on Leon County Senior Outreach To RSVP or for more information regarding
events, field trips, and classes, e-mail Su- the events above, email Karen.
san.Davis@talgov.com or call 850-891- Boebinger@talgov.com or call 850-891-4027
4065. Note: LifeLongLearning classes,
fitness classes and art workshops are of- SOUTHSIDE SENIOR SERVICES &
fered at multiple locations. See pg. 2 for OUTREACH
LifeLongLearning classes, pg. 5 for fit- WELLNESS CIRCLES
ness classes, pg. 16 for art workshops, Enjoy healthy snacks and refresh-
and LifeLong Outdoor Pursuits – “Bird- ments, various health-related discus-
ing,” pg. 7. sions, demonstrations, guest speakers
Bradfordville, Wildwood Presbyterian and health screenings, in a casual set-
Fellowship Hall, 100 Ox Bottom Rd. ting. See your neighbors and make new
Lunch & Learns: Wed., Feb 14 & Mar friends! $2 donation. For more informa-
14. tion, e-mail Wendy.Barber@talgov.com
Bradfordville Historic Schoolhouse, or call (850) 891-4052.
6808 Beech Ridge Trl. Jack McLean Community Center, 700
Social Bridge: Mon., 12–3:30 p.m. $1 Paul Russell Road, (850) 891-2505
per class. Call 668-7252 before attending Wellness Circle, Tue., Feb. 13, 11 a.m. - 12
first class to check for table openings. noon. No Wellness Circle in Jan.
Chaires-Capitola, Dorothy C. Spence Super Seniors Fitness, Tue., Wed., Thu.,
Community Center, 4768 Chaires 10-11 a.m., ongoing. Senior exercise pro-
Crossroad gram taught by Ella Ellis. No charge.
Lunch & Learns: No L&L in Jan. Field Jake Gaither Community Center, 801
trip Jan. 24 to The Grove, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 Bragg Drive, (850) 891-3940
p.m. Call 891-4065 to register, $6. *Note Wellness Circle, Wed., Feb. 21, 11 a.m. – 12
date and time change.* L&L, Tue., Feb 27. noon. No Wellness Circle in Jan.
Fort Braden, Fort Braden Community Fitness classes, no charge:
Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy. Wake Up and Walk, Mon., Wed., & Fri.,
Lunch & Learns: No L&L in Jan.; Tue., 9-9:45 a.m., Yolondo Westberry, Instruc-
Feb. 20 tor
NEW! Ageless Grace: Mind and Body Mature Adult Exercise Class, Mon.,
Fitness Class in partnership with Talla- Wed., Fri., 10-11 a.m., Yolondo Westberry,
hassee Memorial Hospital, Thu., Mar. 1, Instructor
8, 15, 22, and 29, 11 a.m. – noon, $2/class. Co-ed Fitness, Tue. & Thu., 9-10 a.m.
Pre-register at 850-891-4065. Yolondo Westberry & Cora Ealey, In-
Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson Communi- structors
ty Center, 3840 North Monroe St., Ste. Zumba, Tue. & Thu., 10-11 a.m., Cas-
301 sandra Leland, Instructor
Lunch & Learns: No L&L in Jan.; Thu., LIFE SKILLS CLASSES FOR AGING WELL,
Feb. 15 Jake Gaither Community Center, Fri.,
Canasta, Cards & Games: Tue., 1– 4 Jan. 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16; Mar. 9, 16, 23; 11
p.m., $1 per class. a.m. – 1 p.m. These classes give partici-
Miccosukee, Miccosukee Community pants an opportunity to take charge of
Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Rd. various aspects of aging well in a safe en-
Lunch & Learns: Thu., Feb. 1 & Mar. 1. vironment. These topics include brain
Bus Trip to Walmart: Fri., Feb. 2 & health, healthy eating and weight man-
Mar. 2 agement, osteoporosis and falls preven-
Computer Class: Fri., Jan. 26, Feb. 9 & tion, and strength training. Make new
23, Mar. 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $1 per class. friends, in a comfortable, safe space.
Woodville, Woodville Community Pre-registration required. For more in-
Center, 8000 Old Woodville Rd. formation, email Wendy.Barber@tal-
Lunch & Learns: Thu., Feb. 8 & Mar. 8. gov.com or call 850-891-4052.


Enjoy our area’s natural beauty through birding
SUSAN DAVIS AT LEFT: LifeLong Outdoor Pursuits participants
LEON COUNTY SENIOR OUTREACH learned about bike safety and tried a variety of
COORDINATOR bikes at a December workshop with guest
instructor John Egberts. For more info on
Our region is full of natural beauty upcoming events, email Susan.Davis@talgov.com
just waiting to be explored. Do you enjoy or call 850-891-4065.
hiking, biking, paddling, camping or
some other outdoor pursuit? Then, you
may enjoy adding “Birding” to your out- AARP Smart Driver Course
door experience.
Even if you rarely Smart Driver Class could reduce your overall
venture out of your maintenance and car insurance costs!* Refresh
own backyard, bird your driving skills and learn the new rules of the
watching – often re- road. Learn research-based driving strategies to
ferred to as “birding,” help you stay safe behind the wheel. No tests to
can enhance your ex- pass. Seating is limited. $15 for AARP Members,
perience in nature. $20 for Non Members. The following is a list of
One of the fastest Smart Driver Classes for Feb. thru Apr. in Leon
growing outdoor ac- County.
tivities in North Amer- Feb. 17, Cherry Laurel, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ican, the popularity of birding is directly in Leon County. We will also take a short birding class at Florida State Univer- Mar. 12, Leon County School Board, 9 a.m. -
linked to the gorgeous colors, intriguing walk along a mile-long birding trail to sity for several years. This workshop 3:30 p.m.
songs, and interesting behavior found practice some of the techniques and to will be held at Tall Timbers, a re- Apr. 14, Cherry Laurel, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
among our feathered fauna. It is an inex- learn more about the birds associated search and learning facility in north- Seating is limited. For details and to register, call
pensive hobby that can be done alone or with pine forests of the region (over 100 ern Leon County (a former quail hunt- Katrina Johnson, 850-514-0011.
in groups. species). ing plantation) and situated on beauti-
If you are interested in learning more Jim Cox, Director of the Stoddard ful Lake Iamonia.
about finding and identifying birds, then Bird Lab at Tall Timbers, will provide in- The LifeLong Outdoor Pursuits is a Center Foundation.
start with Birding 101, a workshop of the struction. The Stoddard Bird Lab studies new program offered by the Tallahas- For more information on the Senior Cen-
LifeLong Outdoor Pursuits program. A the conservation needs of the many de- see Senior Center and Foundation and ter, activities and events, take a tour, call
brief presentation will review the tools clining bird species associated with sponsored in part by Leon County 891-4000 or visit Talgov.com/Seniors. For
needed for bird watching as well as the southern pine forests and grasslands. Government, which also funds senior more information on the Tallahassee Senior
methods that skilled birders use to iden- Cox has been working with birds for programs at six county-owned com- Foundation, visit www.TallahasseeSenior-
tify the 200+ species that have been seen over 30 years and taught an introductory munity centers through the Senior Foundation.org.

Capital Twirlers a mix of ages and stages


If you happen to step off the elevator

on the second floor of the Tallahassee
Senior Center on a Monday night, you
will immediately hear the sounds of mu-
sic and laughter! These joyous sounds
emanating from the ballroom are the
Capital Twirlers Square Dance Club, as
they “square up,” ” pass through,” ”box
the gnat,” and even “load the boat.” The
Monday night crowd contains groups of Capital Twirlers
8 dancers, in 4 to 6 squares, who follow Square Off! Join
“calls” made by Caller, Elmer Sheffield. in the fun!
The Club members are a wonderful
mix of ages and stages in life. Square
dancers are known for their congeniality teaching square dancing in Tallahassee The Capital Twirlers will offer a se- from 7-8 p.m. and will continue on Mon-
and patience as they help new dancers for over 30 years. He is internationally ries of classes open to all who are agile day nights for the next 12-15 weeks. Wear
learn the calls; the Capital Twirlers are recognized as a caller and as a country and love music and dancing. It is encour- comfortable shoes and clothing. Cost is
no exception. The Capital Twirlers mem- music recording artist. Elmer has called aged to bring a partner, if possible, to the $2.00 per person per lesson. For more in-
bership of over 50 dancers makes it the square dances all over the world. He re- lessons. Introductory, free open houses formation, call 850-745-4795 or email
largest square dance club in the Big lates many interesting stories about call- will be held on Monday, Jan. 22 and 29 capitaltwirlers@gmail.com. Find “Capi-
Bend area with a caller who is one of the ing in other countries and notes that from 7-8 p.m. at the Tallahassee Senior tal Twirlers” on Facebook or search for
best in the country! square dance calls are always in English, Center, 1400 N. Monroe St., second floor. “Square dancing Tallahassee” to find the
Elmer Sheffield, has been calling and no matter the local language! Lessons will officially begin on Feb. 5, club website.


Two Senior Games
athletes expand
powerlifting horizons From left, friends Lynn Smith, Senior Program Assistant, AARP, and Heather Lanham, Digital
Account Coordinator , Tallahassee Democrat, Deck the Hall Media Elf Sponsor , competed and
NICK GANDY who competed in the 2017 Capital City earned multiple powerlifting medals at the 2017 Florida Senior Games.
FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION Senior Games Powerlifting event last
March. They faced a much bigger field “lift.” They are judged on their lifting gratulations following the deadlift
Things were just a little bit different at the 26th Annual Florida Senior Games form and how cleanly they complete the event.
when Lynn Smith stepped up to the bar at that drew over 2,000 athletes from 38 dif- lift. If two of the three judges award a “I love the way I feel now,” said Smith,
the 2017 Florida Senior Games Power- ferent states and over 200 Florida cities. white light, it’s considered a successful who works at the local AARP branch.
lifting competition in Clearwater. Nearly 60 athletes registered for power- lift. “I’m feeling better as I’m getting older. I
There were bleachers in the Ross Nor- lifting at the 2017 Games. Lanham’s top totals were an 88 pound know I’m stronger than I was 10 years
ton Recreation Center with fellow com- “It’s good to do something that puts bench press and a 192 pound deadlift and ago, even two weeks ago.”
petitors and fans looking on. There were you out of your comfort zone,” Smith she credits her powerlifting experience Smith even noted many of the more
judges critiquing her form during the said. for increasing her energy and stamina. experienced athletes beyond her 55-59
bench press and deadlift events. There Both successfully completed all three “I can lift those five gallon water jugs age group and marveled at their capabil-
was an emcee to announce her as she of their bench presses and deadlifts at work without any problem,” said Lan- ities and how it motivates her personally.
walked onto the platform for her lift and earning three white lights on each lift. ham, who works as an advertising exec- “I know my kids and family are proud
music providing an upbeat atmosphere. Even though Smith admitted she was utive at the Tallahassee Democrat. “I of me and what I’m doing here today,”
She found it a bit intimidating. “It was nervous, she approached the bar with a still have a problem placing them in the she said. “It’s nice to be an inspiration to
scary with everyone watching me,” she look of confidence and completed dea- dispenser without spilling water on the them.”
said. “I knew I could do it because I do it dlifts of 165, 176 and 181 pounds. floor, but lifting them up is much easier.” Now that the 2017 Florida Senior
all the time at the gym. There was just a Powerlifters follow a set of com- Both Smith and Lanham, who were in- Games are completed it’s time for Smith
lot going on.” mands from the three judges to start, troduced to the Senior Games Powerlift- and Lanham to improve on their totals
Smith and Heather Lanham, of Talla- press and rack for the bench press. For ing by their trainer at Gold’s Gym, strive from their gold medal winning perfor-
hassee, were among the seven women the deadlift, there is one command, to achieve their own personal bests at mances and set their sights on the 2018
competitions. Both admit they don’t keep Capital City Senior Games in March.
up with what other athletes are doing or With statewide experience under
records. their belts, they might be called on to
However, their successful lifts were provide some calming words to fellow
recognized by other Powerlifters at the powerlifters and other athletes who are a
Ross Norton Recreation Center as they bit nervous going into their first compe-
were greeted with compliments and con- tition.


Holiday fun at the Tallahassee Senior Center
Attendees had great evenings at the December Deck the Halls Gala and the No-
vember German Christmas Market and Beer Garden! Here are a few photos from
both events and more are available at www.Facebook.com/TallahasseeSeniorCenter.
Thanks to all who attended and volunteered at both events.
We offer extended thanks to the following fabulous sponsors who help to make
Senior Services shine brightly like the holiday season!

Shining Star Presenting Sponsor Cupcake Dessert Table

Audiology Associates of North Florida, a Divi- Waldoch & McConnaughhay, P.A.
sion of Tallahassee Ear, Nose and Throat Martini Bar
Platinum Sponsor Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.
Capital Regional Medical Center Valet Parking
Ruby Stocking Sponsors Seven Hills Health and Rehabilitation
Azalea Gardens Silver Bell Sponsors
Eye Associates of Tallahassee Angie Goodman, Realtor, Keller Williams
Midtown Merchants Association Brookdale - Centre Pointe / Hermitage
Gold Ribbon Sponsors Capital City Builders
Allegro Inspired Living Costco
Cherry Laurel Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Homes
Clarity Pointe FASTSIGNS Platinum Sponsor Capital Regional Medical Center's Donna Lodge from PACS Administration
Clothesline HarborChase of Tallahassee and Wendy Griner, CT Scan Radiology.
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
E. Ann Cleare, Premier Fine Homes Jim Davis, CPA
For The Table Hospitality Leon County Property Appraiser
Home Instead Senior Care Linda Roberts
Kenwood Place Apartments Tallahassee Moose Lodge 1075
LocalSeniorDiscounts.com Candy Cane Sponsors
Maren Cox, Realtor-Moving Tally Seniors Bobbie Bailey Sweet Creations
Pete & Emily Millett Bonnie Strade
Red Hills Village Retirement Resort Carroll & Company
Right at Home Doug & Melanie Carlson
St. Augustine Plantation Dr. Tom and Sandy DeLopez
Steve Halsell, CASL® India Association of Tallahassee
Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services Jill Sandler
Media Elves Sanitation Products of America
Prime Meridian Bank
Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee’s German brass band, Geshundheit, lead by Michael Grant, played danceable polkas
as participants sipped local brews from DEEP Brewing Company, Lake Tribe Brewing Company
and Tally Brewing Company, and enjoyed Bavarian pretzels from For The Table Hospitality.

From left, Gold Ribbon Sponsor Home Instead Senior Care, and TSF Board President Scott
Harrell, Candy Cane Sponsors, Doug Carlson, VP, TSF Board, and wife Melanie Short Carlson,
Melanie & Mike Grant of Geshundheit and Hella Ratley Spellman, Supervisor of Programs and and Antonio Terracciano, Senior Services Advisory Council. The Carlsons served as Event
Services, Tallahassee Senior Center. Coordinators for German Christmas Market and Co-Chairs for Deck the Halls.


Cheers to the New Year
Deck the
Halls makes
a martini
toast to life
It’s truly wonderful when you
can spend a glorious, memorable
and fun holiday-themed evening
and have it benefit Tallahassee
Senior Services!
Attendance topped 400 as
friends, sponsors and shoppers
soaked up the divine sounds of
Jazz Etcetera as they enjoyed de-
licious appetizers, decadent mar-
tinis, decorated cupcakes and de-
licious desserts while they bid of
vast array of fabulous auction
Thanks to all who sponsored,
volunteered, and participated!
Enjoy the photos!
From left, Candy Cane Sponsors Doug and Melanie Carlson, Co-Chairs of Deck the Halls, Chrys and Owen Goodwyne, and Raymond and Nicky
Miller. Raymond Miller is the Director of the Tallahassee National Cemetery. ROBERT OVERTON

From right, Nancy Daws, Senior Services Advisory Council, Silver Bell Sponsor and Past TSF
Candy Cane Sponsor Sanitation Products of America and TSCF Board Member Ajay Chada, wife Board President Linda Roberts and her family Jennifer, Jessica and Amy Roberts.
Meena and their children. ROBERT OVERTON


Gold Ribbon Sponsor Clotheslines’ Dana Lachter-Rivera, Jaime Rivera, (center) and family (from Gold Ribbon Sponsor St. Augustine Plantation’s (from right) Shane Freeman, T'Niyah Anthony,
left) David Lachter, Debra Lachter, Chuck Swearingin, Lisa Swearingin, Bobby Aliberti and and James Jernigan. ROBERT OVERTON
Christie Aliberti. ROBERT OVERTON

Gold Ribbon Sponsor Kenwood Place Apartments’ (from right), Nell Bertran, Kathy Stefanov, Kimberly Fouts and date, and
Delores Young .

Gold Ribbon Sponsor Home Instead Senior Care, and TSF

Board President Scott Harrell and wife Allison Harrell, CPA.

Jill Sandler, Candy Cane Sponsor and Chair of the Senior Services Advisory Council, From right, Ruby Stocking Sponsor
her niece Sarah Boland and grand-nephew Dylan McClure. Azalea Gardens’ Valerie Walker and Gold
Ribbon Sponsor Clarity Pointe’s Kisha



and getting
rid of stuff

Many “Downsizing Workshop” par-

ticipants have made great strides in Matt and Rebeccah Lutz enjoy a fun night
starting a plan for rightsizing their out! ROBERT OVERTON
home and possessions — i.e. STUFF.
For those who attended and those who
want to “right-size” their life, let’s re-
call a few tips from the “Downsizing
Program” with Marnie Jamieson, au-
thor of “Right Sizing the Family
Home,” and the series of workshops
that followed in 2017.
Here is some advice, shared by past
speakers and attendees, for taking the
next steps: start early in the downsizing ABOVE: From right,
process; understand that your children Candy Cane
do not want all of your stuff nor do they Sponsors Dr. Tom
want to have the responsibility to have and Sandy DeLopez
to do it for you; take charge of your life and friends Dr.
and make plans to reassess what you Walter and Mary
have and what you need. Beth Colón.
Some other things to consider based
on our discussions: What does abundant
living mean to you? How does it feel to Celebrating Jim Davis, CPA, Silver Bell Sponsor and
have a lot of stuff you don’t use, or friendship, member of the TSF Board, brings home a
need? What are the things that enrich Melanie Weaver basket he bid on at the Deck the Halls Silent
your life and make it less uncomplicat- Carr, Marguarite Auction. Davis will present tips on estate
ed? Matthews and planning at the Legacy Workshop, Monday,
Marnie Jamieson had some great ad- Lisa Gilbert Jan. 22, 3-5 p.m., TSC, 1400 N. Monroe St.
vice. To begin, use the acronym SPACE
to get you started on your journey: Sort, Martini Bar
Purge, Arrange, Containers, and Every Sponsors Sniffen &
day, eliminate what you don’t need. Spellman, P.A. From
Jamieson also suggested finding left, Jeff Taylor,
suitable recipients for family or favor- Becca Deterding,
ite items. Take a photo of things for Hannah McKinney,
your memory, then, pass the item on to Cara Harp, Steven
aid in the de-cluttering process. Harp, and Michael
Take a picture of a cluttered room, "Shaky" Spellman.
closet or garage before you get started, The team members,
then retake a picture as you make pro- from the late shift,
gress. The changes will inspire you to (not pictured): Lisa
continue making progress. Fountain, Mark
Don’t start with photos, or other sen- Fountain, Sarah
timental items. . .begin with the things Slanker, and Jeff
that are easier to let go of, such as paper Slanker.
(s) you no longer need.
Enjoy your new space and the new
found freedom from taking care of lots
of stuff!
For more information on downsiz-
ing, contact Maren Cox, at 850-728-3525
or email movingtallyse-


Travel: 2018 Tours
Tours are open to all travelers and benefit the Tallahas-
see Senior Foundation. Email Kristy.Carter@Talgov.com
or call 850-891-4008 for more information or visit
www.funseas.com/tsc. New travel partner: Holiday,
Cruises & Tours. Book early to reserve your spot. Join for
travel presenation from 1-11 a.m. Feb. 12, TSC auditori-
um. RSVP, 891-4000. Mention that you heard about trav-
el opportunities through the Senior Center; a donation
will be made back to Tallahassee Senior Services.
AVAILABLE TOURS: Amelia Island, St. Au-
Fly -Alabama Shake- gustine, & Jacksonville,
speare Festival Theater April 10 - 12, 2018
Trip, Feb. 3 - 4, 2018 Ladies Spring Caribbean
Mystery Dinner Theater Cruise, April 22 - 29, 2018
& Kennedy Space Cen- Ladies Aloha Cruise -
ter, Feb. 14 - 15, 2018 Hawaii, May 10 - 19, 2018
Much Ado About Noth- The Arc Encounter &
ing - Alabama Shake- Creation Museum - Cin-
speare Festival Theater cinnati, June 11 - 16, 2018
Trip, Feb. 24 - 25, 2018 12-Night Regal Splendor
Miracle Worker - Ala- Cruise, July 6 - 18, 2018
bama Shakespeare Fes- Niagara Falls & Toronto,
tival Theater Trip, March Sept. 15 - 23, 2018
10 - 11, 2018 Nashville in the Fall, Oct.
The Magnolia Trail - 25 - 28, 2018
Waco, Texas, March 25 - New Orleans, Nov. 12 - 16,
29, 2018 2018

From right, friends Betty Brown, Colonel Dennis Beckmen, and

Tom and Lena Montgomery enjoy a festive evening out at
Deck the Halls.

Gold Ribbon Sponsor Red Hills Village Retirement Resort’s

Tracey Covone, husband Scott Beech, and a few residents out
to celebrate at Deck the Halls.


Caring for caregivers improves care for all
MEGAN BAKAN brings both her professional and per- nie@alzheimersproject.org or call 850- 4449 Meandering Way. In this workshop
ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT sonal experiences to her down to earth 386-2778. A continental breakfast and we will discuss things we can do to
approach that honors the “spirit-side” of lunch are provided. On-site Respite care keep our minds working to the best of
Being a care-partner for a family caregiving by helping families to be- is available with advance notification. their ability: memory strategies, memo-
member or friend can be stressful. Eas- come more self-aware and fully present CEs are available for $25 payable at the ry aids, and healthy lifestyle choices to
ing the caregiving journey is the focus of with the person with whom they are car- event to Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. help your memory work as best it can.
Nancy Kriseman’s keynote address at ing. Other conference workshop topics To learn more about memory and cog- Normal Aging or Dementia? How to
the 33rd Annual Alzheimer’s Disease include: legal and financial issues, re- nition as we age, the community is invit- Tell the Difference, Fri., Mar. 2, OR
Education and Training Conference. Kri- search updates, ways to engage, access ed to attend the Alzheimer’s Project, Fri., Mar. 16, 12-1 p.m., Capital Health
seman, LCSW, Geriatric Social Worker to local resources, music therapy, and Inc.’s Dementia Education Series. Plan, 1491 Governors Square Blvd.
in eldercare for over 30 years, is the au- more! These workshops, listed below, are a Physical and cognitive changes occur
thor of several award winning books in- The 33rd Annual Alzheimer’s Disease great way to learn about memory issues in all of us as we age. How do we differ-
cluding, The Mindful Caregiver. Nancy Education and Training Conference, for yourself or a loved one. RSVP at entiate the normal changes of older
will also present a workshop based upon co-sponsored by FSU College of Medi- Megan@alzheimersproject.org or call adulthood from signs of a dementia? In
her book, Meaningful Connections: Posi- cine and Alzheimer’s Project, Inc., will 850-386-2778; leave your name, phone this class, we will identify the differ-
tive Ways to Be Together When a Loved be held 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 10 at number, email, and workshop of interest. ences and share resources for further
One Has Dementia. FSU College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Memory Problems: What you can do – assessment, as well discuss important
Nancy was a care-partner for her St. There is no fee for the conference; do- Normal Aging and Mild Cognitive conversations for families to have to
mother for 17 years after she was diag- nations are gratefully accepted. Regis- Impairment, Fri., Jan. 26th 2-3 p.m., live successfully with dementia.
nosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She tration is required. RSVP to Stepha- Maguire Center, Westminster Oaks,

Check out OLLI’s spring showcase of classes Big Wheels

“My head is full after every class.”
“The instructor’s enthusiasm is infec-
tious, and his attention to the audience is
for Elder Care
top shelf. What a pleasure!” “Very inter- NICOLE BALLAS
esting class — stretched my understand- ELDER CARE SERVICES
ing, and I felt smarter in the end.” “The
instructor is great at making the com- Elder Care Services, this spring, will
plex understandable.” host Big Wheels Deliver Meals. This an-
“This is the most incredible class ex- nual event raises awareness about the
perience I have ever had! The instructor nutritional health and welfare of home-
does an awesome job, and the work he bound seniors in our community. Local
puts into each presentation is phenome- and state representatives, along with
nal.” “Wonderful instructor. He brings business and community leaders, will
history to life!” gather together to participate in a power-
The above student evaluations of ful day of direct service.
classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Every year, Elder Care Services’ de-
Learning Institute at FSU are typical. livers over 160,000 hot, nutritious meals
Over 1,100 students, mostly over age 50, to seniors in Leon County. This is largely
love to learn and are able to enroll in possible due to generous donors and
their choice of nearly 50 classes each se- OLLI students demonstrate “Jazz Hands” inspired by the class, Dance in the Movies of the compassionate volunteers, who provide
mester. Offered by well-prepared and 1960's, taught by Katy Boche. over 13,000 volunteer hours to support
highly regarded faculty – many of them this critical service. These volunteers
current and emeritus instructors from bring vital nutrition and a friendly face
Tallahassee’s institutions of higher edu- to seniors throughout Tallahassee. They
cation – classes are challenging, intrigu- 19 through April 7: Editing DNA; Mardi p.m., at the Turnbull Center on the also provide daily health checks to in-
ing and informative. Gras Mambo: New Orleans Carnival FSU campus. Registration for classes sure the safety of the senior.
Student surveys also indicate that through Dance; Jonathan Demme: Di- and membership opens on January During Big Wheels Deliver Meals, lo-
classes are fun and a great way to spend rector; Predicting the Unpredictable: 24. cal “Big Wheels” will take over for the
time and learn something new, especial- Exploring the World of Weather; Foods OLLI membership is open to all day delivering meals and meeting the
ly because there are no grades, no tests of the Iberian Peninsula; History Goes to area residents. There are no educa- seniors served. Meals on Wheels volun-
and no required reading. OLLI also of- Court; Great Decisions; and Become tion prerequisites. The organization teers are sometimes the only person the
fers a wide variety of field trips, cultural IPad Savvy and Cloud Computing: What is committed to reflecting the com- senior sees during the day.
and arts activities, clubs and social Is It and How to Use It. munity and supports diversity of Last year over 40 community mem-
events each semester. Sound interesting? OLLI’s Spring race, ethnicity, religion, gender and bers took part in this special day. We ex-
Among classes to be offered during Showcase of Classes, which features in- ability. For more information on OLLI pect even more to take part in 2018.
the six-week Spring Semester 2018, structors giving brief introductions to membership and class enrollment, For more information on Meals on
which runs, for most classes, from Feb. their classes, is scheduled for Jan. 22, 1 see olli.fsu.edu or call 850-644-3520. Wheels and other Elder Care Services
program, visit www.ecsbigbend.org.


Florida Senior Day: Ted Granger, president of United Way
Advocating for of Florida, sees Florida Senior Day as an
opportunity to create a great awakening
seniors at the Capitol for senior issues in Florida.
A town hall meeting to discuss senior
JASON ZABORSKE issues is planned for 10 a.m. at Tallahas-
see City Hall, and seniors are encour-
For the past three years, the Florida aged to attend and make their voice
Department of Elder Affairs and United heard. Complimentary lunch is provided
Way of Florida have co-hosted Florida to all those in attendance, and dozens of
Senior Day to celebrate elder Floridians exhibitors will provide free information
and honor their contributions. Make and giveaways to seniors on topics such
plans to join 2,000+ seniors on Wed., Jan. as health insurance, assisted living,
24, at Florida’s State Capitol Courtyard maintaining healthy lifestyles, long-
for advocacy events, entertainment and term care options, senior employment,
much more. and more.
Local senior centers, community DOEA will also have representatives
groups, and individuals can register to from the Serving Health Insurance
attend Florida Senior Day at www.flori- Needs of Elders Program on hand to pro-
daseniorday.org. This new, comprehen- vide Medicare counseling.
sive website will provide a full calendar For more information visit www.flori-
of events and activities taking place, and daseniorday.org, contact Jason Za-
resources on how to join, volunteer, and borske at 850-251-7274, or email in-
advocate for senior issues at the State fo@floridaseniorday.org.

TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER FOR readings from the group Poetry for the Love
Art for the Love of Poetry
Call 850-891-4016 or email Leslie.Puckett@tal- TSC Artists display imaginative paintings in-
gov.com for information about exhibits and spired by the poems from the poetry contest
classes. earlier in the year. Artwork and poems remain
Grand Relations – Artists Across Genera- on display in the TSC Dining Room through
tions Feb 28.
Art Reception and Poetry Reading, Fri., Jan. 19, Personal Expressions, An Exhibition of
6-8 p.m.. TSC Auditorium. A display of 60 Watercolors
artworks showcase the creative seed we foster TSC Artists exhibit expert talents and tech-
with children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, niques in a colorful variety of subjects. Art
spouses and parents. It’s a family affair when Reception, Fri., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. Exhibition on
TSC artists exhibit their artwork alongside display Jan. 29 – Mar. 23, TSC Auditorium
artwork by their family. Art Reception includes


Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts
Art workshops require pre-registra- On-going studio classes meet on a
tion and payment one week before the weekly basis and do not require pre-reg-
first class meeting. Most meet once a istration. Pay the days you attend. In-
week with a beginning and end date. structors work with individual students,
They are at the Tallahassee Senior Cen- and students assist and critique one an-
ter unless otherwise indicated. Call 850- other in a rewarding, collaborative envi-
891-4016 or email Leslie.Puckett@tal- ronment. It is recommended that you
gov.com for class information, a regis- visit the class and talk with the instruc-
tration form, and a supply list. tor before joining the class; the instruc-
Stenciling on Clay, Vivian Parmenter tor will provide you with a supply list.
Tue., 1-3 p.m., Feb. 6 & 13, TSC Clay Studio Artists have the opportunity to
Studio. For two afternoons learn and cre- exhibit work in the center’s gallery
ate images on ceramics using stencils, spaces. All classes are located at the Sen-
underglaze colors, glazes and acrylics on ior Center Art Studio unless otherwise
tiles and plates. Class fee includes some noted. Classes do not meet on holidays or
materials and firing fee, students buy during special Senior Center activities.
bisque tiles or plate ($1-$2). All skill lev- $10 per class Seniors (age 50+), $12 Oth-
els. $20 (50+), $24 (others). Register by ers (age 18-49). Or buy an art card that
Jan. 30. gives you eight classes for the price of
Zentangle® Renaissance Tiles, Midori seven. Call 850-891-4016 or email Les-
Okasako, CZT lie.Puckett@talgov.com for more infor-
Wed., 1:30–4:30 p.m., Feb. 7 - 28, TSC mation.
Clay Studio. Build on techniques ex- Artistry in Clay – Handbuilding, Mark
plored from white Zentangle tiles. Ex- Fletcher, Mon., 9:30 – noon, TSC Clay Stu-
plore chiaroscuro (light/shade), create dio.
beautiful layers in black, brown & white Drawing Like Durer & Friends - Pen &
ink, graphite & charcoal on tan paper Ink, Mark Fletcher, Mon., 12:30 – 3 p.m.,
tiles (square, Zendala® 3z®). Relax, en- Robin Gray, center, with her painting, Carmen West, left, and Beverly Frick, right. TSC Clay Studio.
joy, and build your confidence, one Watercolor Tue. Morning Studio, Lin-
stroke at a time. For continuing students; rules and no limits. For beginners and Watercolor, Eluster Richardson, NE da Pelc, Tue., 9 – noon, intermediates.
prerequisite Intro to Zentangle®. $40 continuing students. $60 (50+), $72 (oth- Library Bradfordville Watercolor Tue. Afternoon Studio,
(50+), $48 (others). Register by Jan. 31. ers). Register by Feb 13. Thu., 1:30 – 4 p.m., Feb. 15 – Apr. 5. De- Linda Pelc, Tue., 1 – 4 p.m., intermedi-
Life Stories: Artistic Expression, Mar- Zentangle® Introduction, Midori velop skills and insight, improve compo- ates.
iann Kearsley Okasako, CZT sition and subject matter while working Pastels Landscapes, Wendy Devarieux,
Thu., 1-3:30 p.m., Feb. 8 – Mar. 29, TSC Wed., 1:30–4:30 p.m., Mar. 7 - 28, TSC with watercolor. Intermediate Level. $80 Wed., 9 – noon.
Clay Studio. Making art is more than the Clay Studio. Zentangle is for EVERY- (50+), $96 (others). Register by Jan 31. Oil and Acrylic Painting, Robert De-
skill of rendering an image. Through ONE. Slow down while creating beauti- Painting with Oils, Robert DeWitt witt Smith, Wed., 1 - 4 p.m., beginners &
class discussion and use of your sketch- ful images through drawing structured Smith, Fort Braden Community Cen- intermediate.
book, develop ideas for artworks that tangles (patterns). Explore easy-to- ter Draw With Your Eyes, Paint with your
represent your life experiences, create a learn, fun Zentangle principles/tech- Thu., 2 – 4:30 p.m., Feb. 15 – Apr. 5. Heart, Mark Fletcher, NE Library
personal style. Medium is the artist’s niques, and create tangles in black ink on Each session provides both demonstra- Bradfordville, Wed., 1:30-4 p.m., Pen &
choice. $80 (50+), $96 (others). Register white paper tiles (square, Zendala® 3z tion and the opportunity to paint. Some Ink with a little watercolor. Beginners
by Jan. 31. ®) with strings, stains/spills, and swirls. experience with oil painting preferred. welcome.
Jewelry Etc., Paper Beads & Gelli For beginners & seasoned enthusiasts. $80 (50+), $96 (others). Register by Feb 7. Watercolor Thursday Studio, Rose-
Plates, Nancy Benham $40 (50+), $48 (others). Register by Feb. Exploring Flowers in Acrylic and mary Ferguson, Thu., 9 – noon, interme-
Fri., 1-3:30 p.m., Feb. 16 - Mar. 16, TSC 28. Mixed Media with Robin Gray, West- diates.
Clay Studio. Jewelry Artist Nancy will Cohen’s Crafts – Ins and Outs of Bas- minster Oaks Drawing Etcetera, Maria Balingit,
lead you through making rolled paper ketry, Leslie Cohen Thu., 9:30 - noon, Feb. 15 – Mar. 29. Stu- Thu., 1-4 p.m., drawing, all skill levels, fo-
beads and using gelli plate monoprinting Thu., 9:30 a.m. – noon, Mar. 8 - 29, TSC dents will draw inspiration from floral cus drawing portraits and still life.
to create your own interesting papers. Clay Studio. Learn two kinds of basket- arrangements by favorite artists, con- Oil Painting – Advanced, Eluster Rich-
Technique and design process, discus- making: coil baskets using yarn, string temporary styles, as well as classic mas- ardson, Fri., 9 – noon, intermediate and
sion and examples from making the pa- or raffia, and a ribbed basket using reed. ters, to make their own and add dimen- advanced.
per to making jewelry with the beads. All Functional and fun artmaking. No prior sion with various mixed-media tech- Drawing Together, Michael Harrell,
skill levels. $50 (50+), $60 (others). Reg- art experience necessary. $40 (50+), $48 niques. Designed for intermediate users Fri., 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., develop basics, pen-
ister by Feb. 7. (others). Register by Feb 28. of acrylic (adventurous beginners wel- cil, pen & ink. Beginners welcome.
Learning to See Like an Artist, Mary come). $70 (50+), $84 (others). Register Beginning Acrylic Painting, Debbie
Neighborhood Locations by Feb 8.
Liz Tippin Moody Gaedtke, Fri., 12:30 – 3 p.m., Perfect for
Tue., 1-3:30 p.m., Feb. 20 - Apr. 3, TSC Acrylic Painting, Debbie Gaedtke, Drawing with Dorothy Shearn, West- beginners
Clay Studio. Explore drawing from what Southwood minster Oaks
you see and/or imagine. Draw and paint Wed., 5:30-8 p.m., Feb. 7 – Apr 11, Wed., 9:30 – noon, Feb. 21 –Apr. 4 (skip On-Going Studio Labs
exercises and explorations, utilize your Southwood Community Center. Learn Mar. 14), Westminster Poolhouse. Learn Portrait Studio Lab, Mon., 9 – noon, $5
sketchbook, and weekly projects. Stu- basic skills and develop techniques with and develop drawing techniques and Ceramics, Tue. & Wed., 9 – noon, $2 plus
dents use graphite and colored pencils, a versatile medium. Good for both begin- skills for fun and relaxation. $60 (50+), cost of materials and firing fee. Perfect
pen and brush, watercolors and ink. No ners and continuing artists. $80 (50+), $72 (others). Register by Feb 14. for beginners.
$96 (others). Register by Jan. 31.


Senior Fitness and Recreation Resources
We tend to slow down and become HELPLINES and
more sedentary with age. Some of this
may be due to health problems, weight
gain, pain issues, or worries about fall-
Abuse Hotline: 800-962-2873 or
ing. Or perhaps you think that exercising
simply isn’t for you. But as you grow old-
Area Agency on Aging, Elder
er, an active lifestyle becomes more im-
Helpline: 800-96-ELDER (3-5337)
portant than ever to your health.
Consumer Hotline: 800-435-7352
A recent Swedish study found that
Medicare Hotline: 800-633-4227
physical activity was the number one
2-1-1 Big Bend: 850-617-6333 or
contributor to longevity, adding extra
years to your life—even if you don’t be-
gin exercise until your senior years. Be-
ing active is not just about adding years
to your life, it’s about adding life to your p.m. Moderate-paced aerobic, strength
years. Exercise helps you to look better, and flexibility
feel sharper and more energetic, experi- Senior Fitness IV, T, F, 1 – 2 p.m. Mod-
ence a greater sense of well-being, and erate-paced aerobic, strength and flexi-
improve your overall health and outlook. bility
The Tallahassee Senior Center en- Lake Jackson Community Center: 3840
courages you to get moving! City and N. Monroe. 606-1480.
County Parks and Recreation Depart- Mindful Movement, Th., 1 – 2 p.m.
ments offer a wealth of budget friendly Gentle Yoga exercises for increased mo-
resources to get people of all ages and bility, self-esteem and mental focus.
fitness levels active. Within the Tallahas- FITNESS CENTER
see-Leon County community, a variety of Life Exercise participants leave energized from this popular Senior Center fitness class taught
private and public fitness resources ex- by Pomeroy Brinkley and held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Premier Health and Fitness Center:
ist that target seniors of all abilities. The 3521 Maclay Blvd. 431-2348. TMH.org/
classes mentioned below are a snapshot Premier.
of a variety of fitness opportunities that and exercises. Call for additional infor- LEON COUNTY SENIOR OUTREACH Fit for life, balance and water aero-
can help to boost your energy, maintain mation. SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES bics classes; reduced senior rates.
your independence, protect your heart, Tallahassee Senior Center Programs: Chaires-Capitola Dorothy C. Spence
1400 North Monroe St. 891-4000. GOLF COURSES OFFERING SENIOR
and manage symptoms of illness or pain, Community Center: 4768 Chaires SPECIALS
as well as your weight. Offers a wide variety of activities for Cross Rd. 606-1480. Senior Fitness, M, W,
*Sources: healthguide.org; webmd- persons age 50+. Stop by and take a tour F, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Fast-paced aerobics. Don Veller Seminole Golf Course:
.com or call for additional information. See Seated Fitness T, Th., 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (no 2550 Pottsdamer Rd. 644-2582.
list below regarding different opportuni- class 4th T of each month). Hilaman Park: 2737 Blair Stone Rd.
TALLAHASSEE PARKS, RECREATION ties for your health and fitness: Fort Braden Community Center: 16387 891-3935.
& NEIGHBORHOOD AFFAIRS – Brain-Body Memory Balance – M. Blountstown Hwy. 606-1470. Jake-Gaither Municipal Golf Course:
SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAMS 1:30–2:30 p.m. $2 per class Senior Fitness, M, W, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 801 Tanner Dr. 891-3942.
Jack L. McLean Jr. Community Center: Mindful Movement – T, 11 a.m. – noon. Moderate paced aerobic, strength and
$2 per class WATER AEROBICS
700 Paul Russell Rd. 891-2505. flexibility class.
Women’s Center Exercise Class, free. Life Exercise – T, Th, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $2 Miccosukee Community Center: 13887 Premier Health and Fitness Center -
Floor and strengthening exercise to mu- per class Moccasin Gap Rd. 893-9226. See above for contact information.
sic. Tai Chi – W, F, 10 – 11 a.m. $2 per class Senior Fitness, T, Th., 11:15 a.m. – 12 Walker-Ford Pool: 2301 Pasco St. 891-
Jake-Gaither Community Center: 801 Yoga –– M, W, 5:30 – 7 p.m. $10 per class p.m. (no class 1st Th. each month). Mod- 3973.
Tanner Rd. 891-3940. (50+); $12 (Non-Seniors) erate paced aerobic, strength and flexi- Levy Pool: 625 W. Tharpe St. 891-3950.
Offers a beautiful golf course, low- to Chair Yoga – F, 11 a.m.– 12 p.m. $2 per bility class. Jack McLean Aquatics Center: 700
moderate-impact aerobics, leisure walk- class Woodville Community Center: 8000 Paul Russell Rd. 891-2500.
ing, senior weight training. Fees and Zumba Gold – Th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $5 Old Woodville Rd. 421-1081. Trousdell Aquatics Center: 298 John
schedules vary during the year; call for Seniors (50+); $12 (Non-Seniors) Senior Fitness, M, W, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Knox Rd. 891-4901. Open winter.
this information. Wii Bowling – T, Th, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Moderate paced aerobic, strength, and See above, under Fitness Centers, for
Lafayette Park Community Center: $2 per class (50+); $3 (Non-Seniors) flexibility class. contact information. Schedules vary by
501 Ingleside Dr. 891-3946. Pickleball – W, 12 – 4 p.m. and F, 11:30 – Northeast Branch Library: 5513 Thom- pool, call for fees and hours.
Offers Yoga. Call for new programs, 1:30 p.m. $2 Seniors (50+); $3 (Non-Sen- asville Rd. 606-2800.
various times, and fees. iors) Senior Fitness I (Beginners), T, F, 9:30 NOTE: This information is not guaranteed to be all
Lincoln Neighborhood Center: 438 NOTE: Several community centers – 10:15 a.m. Slow-paced aerobics. Class inclusive and does not imply endorsement of any
West Brevard St. 891-4180. now offer pickleball. Schedules vary. size limited; first-timers call 510-2801.
persons, offices or agencies by Tallahassee Senior
Check Talgov.com/parks/ and click on Services. This Resource Card is a service of Tallahassee
Offers a free class, Silver Steppers, Senior Fitness II (Beginners), T, F, Senior Center & Foundation. For more information on
which incorporates various movements “pickleball” or call 891-3920. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. senior resources, call 850-891-4043, email Sandra.
Senior Fitness III, T, F, 11:30 –12:30 Stoutamire@talgov.com or visit talgov.com/seniors


Steve Neale & Leslie Puckett; Ursula

Be a Key Nelson; Gerald & Sandra Ness; Ethel L.

Noel; Linda Oxford; Karen Pellett; Mar-
jorie Perkins; Jacqueline Portman; Gale
Poteat; Annette Preacher; Joe Prevatt;

Holder Jacqueline Price; Bobbie Prine; Dale N.

Reecy; Steven & Amy Peterson Reznik;
Fred & Anna Roberson; Kermit & Kath-
leen Rose; Nancy S. Ross; Joann Sapol-
Join the Tallahassee Senior Founda- sky; Donna-Claire Schwekendiek; An-
tion today. Your contribution pays for Bronze Key Holders Underwood & Charlotte Dudley; Rich- nette Scott; Theresa C. Sea; Nellie M.
programs and enhances services. Mail Dr. & Mrs. Ken & Amrita Brummel- ard Dusenbury & Kathi Jaschke; Eyla Sewell; Virgina Smoller; Nancy Spagno-
or drop off your annual membership Smith; Daniel & Jean Conrad; Dr. & Mrs. Emineth; Philip G. Enegess; Jonah & la; Helen Stewart; Jim Stidham; Linda
contribution at the Senior Center or visit Thomas & Sandy DeLopez; Carlene De- Ruth Eng; Norma English; Bonnie Ever- Swan; Sy & Paula Tamaddoni-Jahromi;
www.TallahasseeSenior Marco; Shirley Gooding-Butler; Jane ton; David & Rosemary Ferguson; Cor- Antonio Terracciano; Scott & Phyllis
Foundation.org/Membership/ for more Parsons; Mike & Lori Swanson nelius A. Floyd-Lucas; Hope Frazier; Treadway; Josefa Troya-Schlottmann;
information or to join online. Friend Key Holders Thomas & Marcia Friedman; Charles B. Hannie Tterlikkis; Millie Vancore; Jerry
Membership Shirley Aaron; Myra Blanchard; Leon Giblon; Loretta G. Gibson; Karen Glen- Vaughan; Kenneth & Jana Walling; Syl-
Senior Citizen (Age 50+) $25 & Joan Cassels; Lynda Dickens; Emily denning; Judy Goldman; William Grif- via Warner; Louisa Warren; Janice Wat-
Senior Couple $40 Jamieson; Elda Martinko; Wynette Pow- fin; Joe Ann Hansford; Brad & Anna son; Ida Weinhold; Helen West; Sylvia
Supporter (under age 50) $35 er; Sara Straub; Dolores Watson; John & Hartman; Christine Hoey; Diana Huber; Whatley; Liz White; Mary Whitmire; Glo-
Non-profit Organization $50 Linda Williams; Chet & Foy Winsor; Ed- Elizabeth Jackson; Paul & Pat Jacobs; ria Wilburth; Pearl Williams-Mathis;
Key Holders ward G. Wynn Dave & Sandi Jacobsen; Kathleen Jae- Henry Wingfield; Donna Winsloe;
Diamond $5,040 New and Renewing Members ger; Jim & Betty Lou Joanos; Craig & Charles & Linda Yates
Platinum $2,520 Jean Ainsworth; Sandy Ballas; James Nancy Johnson; Margaret M. Jones; Giving Tuesday Donors
Ruby $1,500 & Nancy Banks; Marian K. Baur; Emily James & Elinor Jordan; Greg & Joanne Gale Allbritton; Neil & Cindy Brown;
Gold $1,020 Beck; Glenn & Mary Berman; Roy Blon- Kowal; Ellen Lauricella; Chris Livau- Dr. & Mrs. Ken Brummel-Smith; John &
Silver $540 deau & Kay Newman; Tom & Barbara dais; Madelin Locklear; Rebeccah Lutz; Kristy Carter; Douglas & Lisa Covert;
Bronze $240 Brandt; Linda S. Brown; Patricia W. Sandra Lyday; Dorothy Maney; Michael Dick & Sandra Harsany; Elda Martinko;
Friend $120 Brown; Kevin Brumfield; Ann Camp; & Debra Mann; Anne Marie Marquardt; Steve Neale & Leslie Puckett; Tina Marie
Thank you for being a key to active Monticello H. Campbell; Roberta W. Car- Evelyn M. Martin; Janice Mazza; Helen Niggel; Peter & Betty Ann Piper; Jill
aging! Send your contribution to: Talla- ney; Theresa V. Chase; Raoul & Linda McBride; Gayle McCall; Nancy McCoy- Sandler; James & Dot Skofronick
hassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St., Clarke; Betsy Clements; Claudia Coaker; Cohen; Patrick & Phyllis McGuinness; Memorial Donations
Tallahassee FL 32303 Anne Collins; Carol Collins; Allen & Dr. & Mrs. Meredith & Elsa McKinney; In memory of: Dr. Marc Barrera
Gold Key Holders Irene Compton; Jim & Sandy Connor; Ka- Jeanette McLeod; Gail Miller; Cooper & By: Elda Martinko
Jim & Elaine McConnaughhay ren Cook; Clara Cook; Bonnie L. Corley; Nina Mingledorff; Dr. Ivy Mitchell; In memory of: Margaret Irwin
Silver Key Holders Jon & Carla Cramer; Aylza Da Silva; Don Mickey Moran; Jeanmarie P. Morton; By: Edna Owens
Dr. Mike Francis; Dennis Gingell & W. Davis; Nancy Daws; Paul & Karen
Nancy Maudlin Denson; Paul Donovan & Paula Guidry;

Gold Ribbon Sponsor and Advisory Council Member E. Ann Cleare, Premier Fine Homes and
Jane Parsons, TSCF Board Member.
Senior Services welcomes snowbirds
Supporting our Mission Today, Tomorrow and Forever
The Tallahassee Senior Foundation’s endowment provides stability
and is a permanent source of funding for our organization. This ongo-
ing support is invaluable as it provides more resources to be focused on
our mission and programs.
This funding supplements our annual operating budget allowing us
to give more of our time and attention toward developing and imple-
menting more quality programs for active adults. Some of these activ-
ities are Fitness, Lifelong Learning, Lunch Bunch excursions, Silver
Stars, Volunteer retention, and our Center for the Arts.
An endowment enables our organization to plan on the income from
one year to the next. It also presents an excellent option for donors who
want to invest in the Senior Center and Foundation today or through
their will or estate plan. An endowment gift of any size benefits our
work now and in the future.
We have partnered with the Community Foundation of North Flori-
da to administer our endowment. Their investment expertise, adminis-
Steve Gagne, Senior Services Advisory trative support and oversight provide you with the confidence to know
Council Member Tiyah Isom Morris, Senior Services Advisory that your gift is being managed wisely.
Council Member For more information about how you can contribute, please visit:
Steve Gagne tallahasseeseniorfoundation.org or contact Karin.Caster@talgov.com
Tiyah Isom-Morris or 850-891-4041.
A new appreciation for a warmer, In the summer of 2015, Tiyah Isom-Mor-
hilly, tree-lined town, inspired Steve ris, her husband Felix, and two daughters
and Mary, married for 29 years, to moved to Tallahassee from the colder cli-
make the move two years ago from the mate of Holt, Michigan. “A desire to be in-
snow and cold of northwest Indiana to volved in my new community along with
Tallahassee. love and concern for older adults,” says
The Gagnes have three children, Isom-Morris, lead her to serve on the Senior
Christopher, Amanda and Kelli. Upon Services Advisory Committee. Isom-Mor- TALLAHASSEE SENIOR SENIOR SERVICES
retiring from a 26-year career with ris is a current City of Tallahassee employ- FOUNDATION BOARD ADVISORY COUNCIL
Walgreens drug stores, Steve and Ma- ee with the Customer Operations- Custom- MEMBERS
ry Gagne started a new business, Car- er Solutions & E-Commerce Team. Jill Sandler, Chair
ing Connections Senior Care. “We help Tiyah completed a year of national ser- Scott Harrell, President Freida Travis, Vice Chair
improve the lives of seniors and their vice with “Tri-County Office on Aging” Doug Carlson, Vice-President Peter Piper, Secretary
families by helping them remain living through the AmeriCorps-VISTA program Carol Thompson-Riley, Paul Boisvert
independently in their own homes for from November 2013 - 2014. She also served Treasurer Addie Carroll-Beal
as long as possible,” says Steve. six (6) years as a Michigan National Guard Edna Owens, Secretary E. Ann Cleare
The Gagnes find Tallahassee a member. Isom-Morris continues, “It’s my Linda Roberts, Immediate Past Nancy Daws
warm and welcoming place to live; hope that with my national service experi- President Steve Gagne
they enjoy travel, exploring new ence with Tri-County Office on Aging, I Ken Brummel-Smith, M.D. Nancy Godette
places and an occasional round of golf. may be able to offer a different perspective Danielle Buchanan Abi Moon
But mostly, “We like to help people im- regarding direction and appreciation of John Buck Tiya Isom-Morris
prove and enjoy their lives. That’s why volunteers and communication with the Ajay Chadha Annie Rolle
we started our business and that’s why public regarding services provided.” Jim Davis, CPA Antonio Terracciano,
I joined the Senior Services Advisory Isom-Morris holds a BA degree in Sandy DeLopez Ph.D., Geriatrics
Council as we both have the same goal Health Administration from the University Jeanie Martin-Armstrong Ed Vertuno
to help seniors live better and enjoy of Michigan-Flint and is currently working Elda Martinko
their lives.” Steve continues, “ The towards a Master’s degree in Public Ad- Jane Parsons
Senior Center is a great facility and ministration. Isom-Morris interests are Bryan Desloge, Emeritus
provides a truly a friendly atmos- varied and include, community empower- AJ McMullian, Emeritus
phere. It’s full of activities for every- ment, song and poetry writing, as well as Sheila Salyer, Executive Direc-
one and it’s a great place to meet peo- new product development. Isom-Morris tor
ple. It’s nice to be involved with people make a delightful addition to the council
that care as much as I do about seniors and is appreciated for the new ideas and in-
keeping them safe, happy and inde- formation she brings to our community.