This program provides tools for seniors in the Southside community to live healthier, more active lifestyles, achieve optimal aging, and be socially fit. Health screenings and health education are provided to promote healthy and independent living. We meet in casual settings with healthy refreshments, with various health related discussions, demonstrations, guest speakers and health screenings. Enjoy seeing your neighbors and making new friends!

Classes give participants an opportunity to take charge of various aspects of aging in a safe environment while maintaining connections with their peers. Various topics include brain health, healthy eating and weight management, through diet changes, how to stay active, falls prevention, elder safety from predators and scams and elder law issues. Participants enjoy listening to and interacting with presenters and each other as they take control of their lives and speak on health issues pertinent to the older adult.

For more information or how to enroll in these classes and workshops, contact or call 850-891-4017.

Monthly Wellness Circles

Join neighbors, make new friends and discuss important health topics at these monthly gatherings, held 11-noon.
The 2nd Tuesday of the month at Jack McLean Community Center (700 Paul Russell Road)
The 3rd Wednesday of the month at Jake Gaither Community Center (801 Bragg Drive)

April Topic: “Breast Cancer” with Kristen Eppers, Big Bend American Health Education Center (BBAHEC)
Tue., Apr. 16, 11:00 am – noon, at Jack McLean Community Center
Wed., Apr. 24, 11:00 am – noon, at Jake Gaither Community Center

May Topic, “Home Accessibility” with Eric Evans, FL Cares, Inc.
Tue., May 14th, 11:00 am – noon, at Jack McLean Community Center
Wed., May 15th, 11:00 – noon, at Jake Gaither Community Center

Suggested donation is $2 per class and includes a snack and beverage.
Reservations are required, contact or call 850-891-4017.

Healthy for Life

8-week series on Thursdays, April 11th through May 30th, 11am – 1pm
at Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg Dr.

Apr. 11, “Feed Your Potential”
Apr. 18, “Rethink Your Drink”
Apr. 25, “Whole Grain Hacks”
May 2, “World of Spices” and “Herbs for All Seasons”
May 9, “Deep Delve into Vitamins and Minerals”
May 16, “Food Additives”
May 23, “Therapeutic Programming”
May 30, “Food is Money, Money is Food”

Water, snack & lunch will be provided.
$2 suggested donation
Reservations are required, contact or call 850-891-4017.

Minority Health Fair

Sat., April 13, 10 am – 1 pm
Jake Gaither Community Center – 801 Bragg Dr.

Free Medicaid and Kidcare application services from Florida Legal Services; information about Alzheimer’s Association and Elder Care Services; Sickle Cell screenings; HIV and Syphilis testing from NMC; Memory Screenings from TMH Memory Disorder Clinic; and Senior Center/GaP Resources. BBAHEC will provide Tobacco minority health information, plus blood pressure and A1C screenings.

Hosted by Big Bend AHEC. Contact 850-224-1177


Brain Body Balance (BBB) is a program that helps seniors connect their minds and bodies in a way to prevent balance issues that lead to falls. Exercises improve agility, balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength.

Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9–10:00 am at Optimist Park Center in Indian Head Acres, 1806 E Indianhead Dr, Tallahassee
Suggested donation: $3/class. Fitness Cards are available for $25 for 10 classes, or $50 for 20 classes.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Contact or call 850-891-4017.