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

STAY CONNECTED!

UPSLIDE
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

Caregiver Support Group 

Caregivers need support. This group at the Tallahassee Senior Center brings caregivers together to share knowledge, experience and fellowship. Find resources and friends who understand.
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 11 am – 12 noon  $2 suggested donation.
Contact Judy Shipman at 850-891-4047 or email Judy.shipman@talgov.com

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screenings
Tuesdays: June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec.3
Offered 10:00 am – Noon, on the 1st Tues of each month. No appointment necessary.

Monthly Monday Morning Mindful Meditations – MMMMM
Mondays: June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Dec. 9
Join us 10-11 am on the 2nd Monday of each month, in the TSC Health Suite. No registration necessary. 
An enjoyable program designed to introduce you to the simple exercises of mindfulness meditation — a pleasant, relaxing, and informative experience.  MMMMM will help you stay centered and focused in your life.
Presented by Jeff Hanson, Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Educator

Diabetes Education & Empowerment Program (DEEP)
Thur., May 16 – June 20 , 10:00 am – Noon
Do you or someone you love have pre-diabetes or diabetes? Do you want to learn more? Empower yourself with this 6–week program. Learn about the impacts of diabetes, simple lifestyle changes, and having fun while managing your diabetes.
Offered by Big Bend AHEC. To register, call 850-224-1177

Lunch with the expert: Men’s Health Update
June 7, 11:00 am – Noon
June is National Men’s Health Month, a time to remind men of the health issues they face and what they can do to take charge of their health. Everyone Welcome!  Presented by Paul Modaferri APRN, HCA Florida Healthcare. Lunch provided. $5 requested donation Register Here

Podiatry Screening and Foot Care
Thur., June 13,  8:30 am – Noon
Dr. Gary McCoy, Podiatrist, cuts toenails and treats foot problems. Medicare, Medicaid, and secondary insurance accepted, which may cover costs for certain diagnoses $30 flat fee if not covered by insurance.  Appt required. Judy.Shipman@talgov.com or 850-891-4047

Brain Challenge for Better Health with FAMU OT
Wed. June 10 – July 17, 9:00 –10:00 am
FAMU Occupational Therapy students have prepared a 6-week series designed to keep your brain happier and healthier. Join us for an hour of interactive challenges, challenges, and prizes.

Lunch with the Doctor:  Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals
Tue., July 9, 11:00 am – Noon
Nearly 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. If you or a loved one are ready to be a healthier weight, here is your opportunity to learn about resources including non-surgical and surgical options in this community.  Presented by Anthony Wright, MD,  board-certified General and Bariatric surgeon, HCA Florida Capital Hospital. $5 requested donation for healthy catered lunch.  Register Here

Summer Nutrition Series
Thur., July 11, Aug 8, & Sept 12  10:30 – noon
July 11 – Hydrated & Healthy
Aug 8- Making Everything Count
Sept 12 – Less Sodium, More Flavor
Join us for this 3-part series spotlighting healthy behaviors and healthier eating. Participate in a cooking demos and enjoy tasty samples.
Presented by Leon County UF/IFIS Extension Center

2024 Safety Series

2nd Wed of every month Jan – Dec 2024   10:30 am – Noon
In-person TSC Dining Room  More Info Here

Wed., January 10  “Keeping your Money Safe in the New Year”

Wed., February 14  “Bike Safety”

Wed., March 13  “Auto safety: Keep you Car Healthy”  *Rescheduled to April 10

Wed., April 10  “Self Defense and Personal Safety”

Wed., May 8  “Hearing Safety Awareness”

Wed., June 12  “Summer Safety, Storm PREP & Hurricane Preparedness”

Thur, July 11  (Note day change) “Hydration”

Wed., Aug 14  “Fire Safety for Seniors”

Wed., Sept 11  “Safety in Your Home”

Wed., Oct  9  “Safety: Emotional Safety: Live and Thrive”

Wed., Nov 13  “Cyber Safety: Preventing Scams”

Wed., Dec 11  “Holiday Safety”