Despite our temporarily closed doors, we are working hard to develop and share opportunities to keep our age 50+ participants active, optimally aging and socially fit. Now more than ever, your support is very important to make this possible, and we encourage your donations for virtual and on demand classes. To donate, please click the donate button above, or checks can be mailed to: TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL, 32303.
Below is a list of events and classes that you can enjoy at any time by clicking on the links provided.
FIRST MONDAY MINDFULNESS MEDITATION:
Enjoy a first Monday Mindfulness meditation! Mindfulness is known to improve mental and physical health, including reducing stress, improving focus, and decreasing pain. This informative video explores what mindfulness means, the benefits it provides, and ways to incorporate practice into daily life. It concludes with a 10-minute guided mindfulness meditation activity that can also be practiced on your own. Presented by Nicolette Castagna, MA, MPH, RMHCI, TSC UPSLIDE Program Counselor.
UPSLIDE is a Program that Addresses Loneliness, Isolation and Depression. Do you have a friend or neighbor who is lonely? Would you like to become more socially connected? Help is available. If you know someone or you think you can benefit from this program, email Malanie.Lachman@talgov.com for more information and eligibility. Services are provided at no cost to participants, but donations accepted. UPSLIDE is sponsored by the Florida Blue Foundation and the Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation.
For more info on fitness, health & wellness at the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation, contact Ruth Nickens, RN, TSC Health & Wellness Coordinator at Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com.
The Impact Throughout One’s Lifetime and the Role the Pandemic Plays
Originally presented April 28, 2020: In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, we present this webinar about an important issue that is exceedingly common and may be exacerbated by the current pandemic. Dr. Mimi Graham, Director FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy, is the keynote speaker. She will discuss the research, the physical and societal factors that play a role, the symptoms, the most current treatment options, coping skills, local resources and more. Intended for professionals, scholars, and the community at large. CEUs are offered for nursing and social work; email Kelli.Mercer@hcahealthcare.com for CEUs. For more info regarding Health & Wellness programs at the Tallahassee Senior Center, contact Ruth Nickens, RN, TSC Health & Wellness Coordinator at Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.
Nurturing Your Mental Health During COVID-19
Originally presented on April 21, 2020: A conversation with Ruth Nickens, RN, Health & Wellness Coordinator, Melanie Lachman, MSW, UPSLIDE Program Coordinator, and Nicolette Castagna, MA, MPH, UPSLIDE Program Counselor, regarding tips and steps you can take to stay active and healthy during this time of social distancing. UPSLIDE, funded by Florida Blue Foundation and the Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation, is a program of the Tallahassee Senior Center which helps people who are lonely, isolated and depressed find meaningful social connection. For more information or questions, email Melanie.Lachman@talgov.com. CLICK HERE TO WATCH CLASS.
Diabetes, Nutrition, and COVID
This is a recording of the second Healthy @ Home virtual event. We will explore the relationship between Covid and Diabetes. Does Diabetes make you more at risk for getting COVID-19? What can you do to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19 if you have diabetes? Answers to these questions, and more, will be part of this special event featuring the Endocrinology and Diabetes care team at Tallahassee Memorial’s Metabolic Health Center. This program was hosted by the Tallahassee Senior Center Health & Wellness Coordinator Ruth Nickens.
For more info regarding Health & Wellness programs at the Tallahassee Senior Center, contact Ruth Nickens, RN, TSC Health & Wellness Coordinator at Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com.