Where Prevention is Key!

For information about Health, Wellness & Fitness Programs
Contact Ruth Nickens, RN, Health + Wellness Coordinator: email Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com phone 850-891-4042

Ageless Mind & Body with Amanda
Starting June 30 – Thursdays, 1:00 @ The Grove at Canopy, located at: 2601 Crestline Rd, Tallahassee, FL
Playful seated class that promotes optimal physical and cognitive aging.  This mostly-seated class includes movements for flexibility, mindfulness, brain stimulation, and cardiovascular health.



Staying socially connected is one of the most important things we can do to age successfully, however, if you feel disconnected, lonely, isolated, or depressed, you are not alone!  Please reach out to Melanie to find out how the UPSLIDE program can help. Melanie.Lachman@talgov.com  850-891-4066


Diabetes Education & Empowerment Program (DEEP)
Thu, June 2 – July 14, 10:00 am – Noon @ TSC

Do you or does someone you love have pre-diabetes or diabetes?  If so, do you want to learn more? Here is an opportunity to empower yourself through this 7–week program. You will learn about diabetes, the many ways it impacts you, simple lifestyle changes, and how to have fun with friends/family while managing your diabetes. Offered by Big Bend AHEC. For a healthier, more energetic life, register with twarnke@bigbendahec.org or call 850-895-3492.

Storm PREP & Hurricane Preparedness
Wed., July 13, 10:30 am @ TSC

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness starts with you! Join the City of Tallahassee as they present tips & information about preparing yourself and your home for weather emergencies. Learn about the Plan for Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) program, which includes building your own emergency bucket. Presented by COT Neighborhood Affairs, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs.

Thu., July 21, 28 & Aug 4, 10:00 – 11:00 am @ TSC

In this 3-week series, you will play Bingo in a new way that challenges both your body and your mind. Enjoy the benefits, as well as fun and prizes. Presented by Camye White, OTD candidate.

Matter of Balance: A Falls prevention program
Thu., July 21 – Sept. 8, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm @ TSC

If you want to prevent a future fall, this program is for you! Just in time for Falls Prevention Awareness month, MOB is an evidence-based award-winning program designed to help you prevent falls, manage falls, and improve your balance and activity levels. There is no cost to attend. Taught by Ferdouse Sultana, Advantage Aging Solutions. Class size limited.
Register at: https://bit.ly/3GcHa2l 

Monday Meditations with Jeff
Mon., July 25, Aug 1, & Aug 8, 10:00 – 11:00 am @ TSC

An enjoyable summer series designed to introduce you simple and useful exercises of the mindfulness meditation — a pleasant, relaxing, and informative experience. These one-hour lessons will help you through your days, not just one perfect, quiet hour. It’s like going to the gym for your mind! You will thank yourself for carving out the time to experience this. Presented by Jeff Hanson, Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Educator.

Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screenings
Tue, Aug. 2 & Sept. 6, 10:00 am – Noon @ TSC

Offered on the 1st Tues of each month. No appt necessary.

Emotional Safety: Live and Thrive
Wed., Aug. 10, 10:30 – 11:30 am @ TSC

Feeling safe physically and emotionally is a fundamental human need. Without it, we can’t thrive, grow, or experience joy. In this interactive presentation, we will explore the threats to emotional safety, discover some ways to strengthen our sense of safety, and hopefully enhance the overall quality of our lives. Presented by Melanie Lachman, LCSW, UPSLIDE Program Coordinator.

Podiatry Screening and Foot Care
Thu., Aug 18, 9:00 am – Noon @ TSC

Dr. Gary McCoy, Podiatrist, cuts toenails and treats foot problems. Doctor accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and secondary insurance, which may cover costs for some diagnoses. $30 flat fee if not covered by insurance. Appointment required – email Sarah.Vernon@talgov.com