We know you depend on the Senior Center for social connection and access to other resources and social supports. During this temporary closure, should you need to chat, have questions or are seeking resources – we encourage you to call us at 850-891-4000, M-F, between 8 am – 4 pm, or email us (click here for a list of staff contacts).
We Have Not Forgotten About You!
As a matter of fact, YOU are the reason we continue to make phone calls, send weekly messages like this one, and offer quality virtual classes on Zoom, Facebook, and WCOT TV. YOU are the reason we love our jobs with the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation! YOU are the reason we are sprucing up, cleaning and painting. We want to be ready when the time comes, and our City management feels it is safe for you to join us in person.
Until then, I have to brag on our incredible, quick-pivoting TSC Team. In record time, they transformed many of our classes and services from in-person to virtual. We may not be offering our usual 180 activities each month, but 50 different classes are now available on our You Tube channel (click here). You can watch on Facebook, on demand, or on the City’s Channel 13.
Ok, I know it’s not the same. And technology is not for everyone. But protecting you from COVID-19 is more important right now so YOU are able to come back when we reopen. I encourage you to follow the guidelines: wear your mask in public, wash your hands often, and yes, stay physically 6 feet away from other people. The better we do that, the fewer people will be affected.
YOUR Senior Center is here for you now via phone and virtually, and will be here for years to come for all of our age 50+ residents. We value the diversity of your backgrounds, lifestyles, interests, neighborhoods, and various levels of technological abilities 🙂 – that’s what makes the Senior Center a wonderful place! We conscientiously strive to ensure everyone feels welcome and finds purpose at TSC and our satellite sites. And, now, while we can’t be together socially, we hope you feel personally connected to one of our staff, your instructor, or your fellow classmates.
If you are feeling lonely or isolated please give us a call. Someone is answering the phone from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday – or send me an email at Sheila.Salyer@talgov.com – and one of us will get back with you. YOU have been amazingly resilient during these past four months, and we want to help support you even though the buildings remain closed for now.
Our goal has always been that no one feels alone, even though you may be home alone. Thanks to many of YOU who have renewed your Membership or joined for the first time, as well made several generous donations (to donate ) – including a few who have donated their stimulus money – programs continue to be offered. This would not be possible without YOU.
I remain confident that TSC will be stronger than ever after this pandemic, and that YOU will be there with us when we reopen our doors.
Thank YOU for taking part in our classes and activities, reading our emails, and answering our phone calls. Your kind words, thank you “love” notes, and continued giving, motivate and energize YOUR TSC Team to hang in there. Let us know what helps you hang in there through the ups and downs of COVID-19. We hope to help you find new virtual adventures until we can meet in person again.
With positive thoughts – take care,
Sheila, Honored to be YOUR Senior Center Director
Helpful Links And Updates
New Virtual LifeLong Learning Classes! Legacy Workshops! (Tue., Jul. 28) – https://conta.cc/332igB9
Voter Resources! Legacy Workshop! Brainteaser is Back! (Jul 21, 2020) – https://conta.cc/30zQkS1
Cyber Scams: Use the Internet Safely Webinar & Resources (Jul 14, 2020) – https://conta.cc/2Wi6WMV
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for an Ice Cream Party! (Tue, Jul 7) – https://conta.cc/2Z5mfu3
Keeping Safe Suggestions! Thinking of You! (Tue, Jun 30) – https://conta.cc/2BP6BtM
Hurricane Prep Tips via Webinar! New LifeLong Learning Classes! (Thu, Jun 11) – https://conta.cc/2B0G5xi
Virtual Home Repairs During Covid-19! (Mon, Jun 22) – https://conta.cc/2YYkaPg
Travel During Covid-19! New LifeLong Learning Classes! (Tue, Jun 16) – https://conta.cc/2UNrpbE
Hurricane Prep! Take basic steps to ensure your safety! (Wed, May 27) – https://conta.cc/2XtqOMI
Daily (Virtual) Fitness Classes On Demand! (Wed., May 20) – https://conta.cc/2XbFJeE
A Few Fresh & Fun Ideas to Stay Socially Connected! (Thu., May 14) – https://conta.cc/2Z1Oiei
Senior Center Update! Sharing Volunteer Love! (Fri., May 1) – https://conta.cc/2WhJ1fB
Virtual Senior Center Update! May is Mental Health Awareness! (Tue., May 5) – https://conta.cc/2W750XX
Keep Learning Locally – Virtual Options! (Tue., Apr. 28) – https://conta.cc/2KG9Tk7
Explore the Great Outdoors – Virtually (Fri., Apr. 24) – https://conta.cc/3bKApVH
Tips to Maintain Emotional Health While Distancing – Tue., Apr. 21 – https://conta.cc/3cy3cwz
Telemedicine Resources for Seniors (Fri., Apr. 17) – https://conta.cc/2XCBDOq
Help us Keep Seniors Socially Active While Social Distancing (Tue., Apr. 14) – https://conta.cc/2yiioyM
Eat Well, Be Well! (Fri., Apr 10) – https://conta.cc/2XswNDc
Stay Creative while Social Distancing! (Fri., Apr 3) – https://conta.cc/3dPzIvu
Explore LifeLong Learning Opportunities at home! (Tues., Mar 31) – https://conta.cc/3aJiJJz
Stay Socially Connected While Sheltering at Home (Fri, Mar 27, 2020) – https://conta.cc/3anxXDI
Food Resources for Seniors – Coronavirus (Tues., Mar 24) – https://conta.cc/3dtYO2I
Stay Safe and Stay Active! (Thur., Mar. 19) – https://conta.cc/2QuwDaa
General Health & Wellness Tips! (Tues., Mar 17) – https://conta.cc/2WhaCzr
Temporary Closure Announcement – Precautions for Coronavirus (Fri., Mar 13) – https://conta.cc/2w6s7aN