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

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screenings
Tuesdays:  March 6 & April 8
Offered 10:00 am – Noon, on the 1st Tues of each month. No appointment necessary.

Monthly Monday Morning Mindful Meditations – MMMMM
Mondays: March 11, April 8 & May 13
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

Healthy Heart Lunch N’ Learn w/TMH
Tues., Feb 27, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
According to the AHA, 1 in 5 people will develop heart failure, which is more likely to occur in people 65+ and a leading cause of  hospitalization.
Join Gian-Carlo Giove, MD as he discusses signs/symptoms of heart failure, as well as how to manage it through lifestyle changes, cardiac rehab, and medication.
Lunch provided by Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. $5 requested donation. Register Here

Science of Happiness Series
Wednesdays: Feb. 28 & Mar. 27 – at 10:30 am
Join us for this series exploring the science of happiness and various aspects of living a more positive, meaningful life.  We will listen to expert podcasts and discussion will follow.

Stretching for Life: Special workshop 
Thu., Feb. 29, 10:30 am – Noon
You know that stretching is good for you, but do you know how to do it properly?  This special workshop will focus on safely lengthening and elongating your muscles for fitness and everyday functioning. You will learn to. extend your limbs, lengthen and relax muscles, and move joints through their range of motion to enhance muscle and joint flexibility, reduce risk of injury, and improve your quality of life. Taught by Ferdouse Sultana
Space is limited. $10 requested donation.  Register Here

Matter of Balance: A falls prevention program
Thursdays, Mar. 7 through Apr. 28 – from 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

Smoothie Tuesday
Tue., Mar 12  10:00 – 11:00 am @ TSC
Stop by the dining room, learn to make easy nutritious smoothies and enjoy tasty samples. Offered by Clean Eatz

Auto Safety: Keep Your Car Healthy
Wed., Mar. 13, 10:30 am – Noon
City of Tallahassee Fleet management will discuss the importance of keeping your vehicle maintained and offer some hand-on experience for simple things you can do to keep your vehicle safely on the road for longer. Safety Series Info Here

Lunch w the Expert: Immunity-Boosting Foods
Fri, Mar. 29,  10:30 – Noon

Amy Mullins, PhD, RDN, presents on  foods that can strengthen your immune system.  Enjoy a catered lunch  that spotlights some of the foods known to help fight off colds and illnesses (lunch optional). $7 requested donation for lunch. Register Register Here

Self Defense& Personal Safety
Wed., Apr. 10, 10:30 am

This workshop will teach how to avoid becoming a victim. When verbal or physical response is needed to counter an immediate threat to you and/or your home, you will be prepared to react and have a favorable outcome if you are familiar with common-sense recommendations of the experts.

Presented by AARP and Tallahassee Police Dept.  Register Here

Podiatry Screening and Foot Care
Thu., April 11,   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 Games with Ruth
Tue, Apr. 16, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Brain Games keep your brain younger and healthier. Join us for an hour of challenges and prizes.

Kayak Adventure: Secrets of the Wakulla
Tue,  May 7, 9 am – 2 pm
FOOT brings you a paddling trip with Coastal Plains Institute.  Learn about the ecology and history while exploring secret paddling trails. Includes all equipment and transportation. Bring water and a bag lunch. Registration coming soon.

Hearing Screenings
Thu., May 8, 10:00 am – Noon

For non-hearing aid wearers. Offered by Audiology Associates. Appointment required. Call 850-891-4047 or email Judy.Shipman@talgov.com

Hearing Safety Awareness & Strategies for Better Communication
Wed., May 8, 11:00 –11:30 am

To recognize May as Better Hearing Month, join us to learn about ways to protect your hearing, how hearing loss impacts your safety,  safety tips for those with hearing loss, and ways to better communicate with those with hearing loss. Presented by Audiology Associates

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”

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”