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


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.  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. $2 suggested donation. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 11 am – 12 noon
Contact Judy Shipman at 850-891-4047 or email


Neurodivergence: Understanding the Non-typical Brain
Wed., Sept. 20, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
To recognize Mental Health Awareness month, we offer this program about  Neurodivergence – the condition where the human brain processes, learns, and/or behaves differently from what is considered “typical.” You likely know someone that is living with ADHD, Autism, Bipolar disorder, OCD, or another type of neurodivergence.
Presented by the new Psychiatry Residence program at HCA Florida Capital Hospital, this presentation will address the research, causes, diagnosis, treatment, management, and strategies for acceptance of neurodiversity in our lives. Expert Q & A, exhibitors, door prizes and more.
Catered dinner available. $3 for program. $10 for dinner option.
Register Here

Flu shots: Vaccine & Immunization Safety for Seniors
Rescheduled! Mon., Oct. 2, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Receive your annual flu shot and bring your questions about vaccine and immunization safety for seniors.
Presented by Leon County Health Department
$15 Publix gift cards for first 100 participants.
Must pre-register to receive gift card.

Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screenings
Tuesdays: Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
Offered 10:00 am – Noon, on the 1st Tues of each month. No appointment necessary.

FSU College of Nursing Fall Wellness Fair
Tue. Oct. 3,  9:00 am – Noon

Attend this interactive and educational health expo!
FSU College Of Nursing will provide information on: Nutrition and Exercise for Older Adults; Sleep; Vaccinations and Managing Medications; Blood Pressure
We are also pleased to have these community health partners offering screenings, information and resources:
Capital Health Plan – Grip Strength Screening & Falls Risk
Centre Point Rehab – Balance Screenings
Florida Blue – Info About Medicare
HCA Florida Capital Hospital – Depression Screenings
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tallahassee – Balance Screenings
AHEC – Chronic Disease Prevention
Lively Barbers – Haircuts
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Light lunch available at 11 am, $3 donation

Lively Barbers Haircuts & Trims
Tue. Oct. 3,  9:00 am – Noon
Lively technical Center’s barbering program offers no-cost haircuts for men and simple trims for women.
Enjoy getting pampered.  No appointment necessary.

Podiatry Screening and Foot Care
Thur., Oct. 5 ,  9:00 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.
Appointment required: Call 850-891-4047 or email

Monthly Monday Morning Mindful Meditations – MMMMM
Mondays: Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11
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

Safety: Emotional Safety: Live and Thrive
Wed., Oct. 11, 10:30 am
Feeling safe is a fundamental human need essential for survival. In this interactive presentation, you will explore the threats to emotional safety, discover some strategies to strengthen our sense of security, and enhance the overall quality of our lives.
Presented by Melanie Lachman, UPSLIDE Program Coordinator
Safety Series Registration & Information

Healing Touch
Thursdays: Oct. 12, Nov. 9
Offered 10:00 am – Noon, on the 2nd Thursday each month, in the Health Suite
Experience balance, harmony, pain relief, and the healing benefit of human touch.
Offered by Jaymee Spannring.

Matter of Balance: A falls prevention program
Thu., Oct. 12 – Dec. 7, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
MOB is an award-winning program proven to help  prevent falls, manage falls, and improve balance and activity levels. No cost to attend.
Taught by Ferdouse Sultana, Advantage Aging Solutions.
Register Here

Hearing Screenings
Thur., Oct. 19,  10:00 am – Noon
For non-hearing aid wearers. Offered by Audiology Associates.
Appointment required: Call 850-891-4047 or email

Slow Roll Guided Bike Ride + Lunch
Tue., Nov. 7, 10:00 am
Explore hidden gems on a local urban trail ride, followed by sushi lunch at a local restaurant.
Facilitated by COT/Leon County Planning Dept and the Bicycle House.  Meet at 458 FAMU Way. Bikes and helmets available to borrow if needed.
$3 donation.  Bring $ for your lunch.
Register Here

Outdoor Fitness/Hiking Safety
Wed., Nov. 8, 9:45 am
The great outdoors is calling, but the best response is a safe one.  In this presentation, you will learn about practical prevention of mishaps while exploring and adventuring. A bit of preparation can result in safe and happy outdoor experiences.  Presented by Florida Trail Association
Safety Series Information & Registration

Senior Safety Series

Safety is one of the most basic human needs, and in this series, we will explore many different dimensions of personal and environmental safety. 
2nd Wednesday of every month 10:30 am @ TSC
No cost to attend. Feel free to attend one or all! Registration appreciated. Registration and more details here.

Mon, Oct 2 *Rescheduled  “Flu shots: Vaccine & Immunization Safety for Seniors”
Wed, Oct  11   “Safety: Emotional Safety: Live and Thrive”
Wed, Nov  8   “Outdoor Fitness/Hiking Safety”
Wed, Dec 13   “Holiday Food Safety”