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 Wendy.Barber@talgov.com or call 850-891-4052

Monthly Wellness Circles

Join neighbors, make new friends and discuss important health topics at these monthly gatherings.
Held 11-noon; Suggested donation is $2 per class and includes a snack and beverage.
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)

Nov. Topic: “Grip Strength as a Vital Sign” with the American Health Education Center (AHEC)
Tue, Nov. 14, 11:00 am – noon, at Jack McLean Community Center, 700 Paul Russell Rd.
Wed, Nov. 15, 11:00 am – noon, at Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg Dr.

Reservations are required, contact Wendy.Barber@talgov.com or call 850-891-4052

Healthy for Life

Thursdays, Oct. 19 through Dec. 20, 11am – 1pm
at Jake Gaither Community Center
Topic: Chronic Diseases (including presentations on Sleep Hygiene & Chronic Disease; Sugar Series; Lunch & Learn, Cooking Segment; Foods for Older Adults; Fall Prevention.)

Water, Snack & Lunch will be provided.
$2 suggested donation
Reservations are required.

Personal Safety for the Elderly
Lunch & Learn with the Tallahassee Police Dept.
Wed., Nov. 29, 12:30 – 2:30 at Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg Dr.

Lunch & incentives provided.
Reservations are required.

Educated Choices Program (ECP) Virtual Presentations
Wed., Nov. 8, 1:30 – 2:15 “Healthful Eating”
Thur., Dec. 21, 1:00 – 2:00 “The Environment & Modern Agriculture”

Reservations are required.

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.

Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9–10:00 am at Optimist Park Center in Indian Head Acres. Exercises improve agility, balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Suggested donation: $3/class. Fitness Cards are available for $25 for 10 classes, or $50 for 20 classes.