The Tallahassee Senior Center and Foundation recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. We asked participants who are age 90+ to share how the Senior Center – and your support – has made a difference in their lives. Their stories are below. If you’d like to support the programs and services these seniors and many others count on, please click here to give online. If you’d like to share how the Senior Center and Foundation has made a difference for you or someone you know, please contact us here.
“I live alone, but I never feel lonely because I can walk over to the Senior Center. I feel at home here. Don’t retire and sit in your house.
“I love the Nimble Fingers group. I haven’t gotten many stitches done, but I get in a lot of good visiting.”
“My husband, mother and mother-in-law all died within three years, and I was depressed. A friend, Donna, said, ‘Come to art class.’ I told her that I didn’t know anything about painting, and she said, ‘You can learn.’ Charles Hazelip was the instructor, and he was friendly, welcoming and encouraging. I am still painting and enjoying the classes.”
John and Frances Stiles
“The Senior Center is a wonderful place to feel like you’re doing something and meeting great people.”
“The Senior Center has given me a place for entertainment. I love telling new people who have moved to town about all the fantastic things here.”
“After my husband died, I came to a pastel class and met Madrea. There was always so much going on, so I got involved with the Advisory and Art councils. The Senior Center is a great place for socializing and has helped me make many friends.”
“The Senior Center made a tremendous difference in my life by allowing me to go into art since I always wanted to.”
“Meeting all the different people of all ages at the Senior Center is so valuable. Friendships are so important.”