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The magazine for Tallahassee’s active boomer and senior community

Recipients wow with work, wisdom at
Silver Stars awards gala, Page 10

Lifelong Learning Classes
Lifelong Learning classes require
registration and payment one week
before the first class. Classes are held
at the Tallahassee Senior Center and
cost is $5 (55+) or $7 others, unless
noted. To register call 891-4018 or

Tallahassee Senior Center is
closed September 7 for Labor

and ’50s
Thur., July 16, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The Golden Age of Musical Theatre,
the 1940s and 50s, produced some of
the greatest shows and most memorable numbers in show biz history.
DVD presentation by Bill Messenger,
lecturer for the Peabody Institute of
the Johns Hopkins University, guides
class through great musicals.

Thur., July 23, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Examine two geological wonders:
Iceland — Where Fire Meets Ice and
The Dead Sea — Sinking and Salinity. Learn why Iceland is a geologist’s
paradise and why the Dead Sea,
which has the lowest elevation of
water on Earth, is dropping 1 meter
per year. DVD presentation.

Sept. 1, 8, 15, 6 - 8 p.m. and Sept.
12, 9:30 - noon
Budd Titlow teaches techniques on
how to capture the beauty of natural ecosystems (plants, animals,
habitats). A field trip to Wakulla
Springs State Park encourages participants to apply class lessons. $45
(55+), $50 others

Sept 3, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rhett Devine comes from a long line
of humorists and storytellers. She
will guide participants through
exercises that will help them add
humor to their fiction and nonfiction. $15 (55+), $20 others.

shop will examine forgiveness, how
to do it, and the hurdles involved. $7
(55+), $10 others.
Meet sheep, see handmade socks,
and learn about the steps in between with Ann Durham. Learn to
prepare wool for spinning, then spin
it into yarn using hand spindles. $15
(55+), $20 others.

Rev. Dr. Henry Steele facilitates a
panel discussion. $7 (55+), $10 others.


Oct. 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 & 28, Oct. 5 &12, 6 - 8
Part I with Dan Evans gives an overview of how Doo Wop music
evolved. Start with the Ink Spots and
move to the “bird groups” such as
the Orioles, then to the “car groups”
— the Cadillacs, and more. $20
(55+), $25 others.



Oct. 20, 6 – 8 p.m.

Oct. 4, 1 – 5 p.m.


Explore intricacies and nuances of
the refuge with Park Ranger David
Moody. Some walking required.
Bring camera, water, wear comfortable shoes. $55 (55+), $60 others.

Location: Westminster Oaks Maguire
Dr. Elisabeth Stein begins with a
history of angels in
art, literature,
music, and philosophy; class evolves
into a discussion of
the unseen world
and its impact on
everyday life. $20
(55+), $25 others.

Oct. 1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Sept 9, 1 - 3 p.m.

The Civil Rights Act changed America and spawned a movement that
has experienced great achievement
but still faces issues of civil rights.

Location: Fort San Marcos de Apalache.
On this guided field trip with FSU’s
Dean Jue, search for and identify the
park’s birds and butterflies. Walking
is involved. Bring camera, water,
wear comfortable shoes. $55 (55+),
$60 others.

Registrants meet at the Refuge
Visitor’s Center

Sept. 10, 17 & 24, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, 8 a.m. – noon

Explore regional history, ecosystems
and Apalachee Bay — all part of a
relaxing boat tour of the St. Marks
and Wakulla Rivers. Follow the paths
of conquistadors, pirates, and Indians and view herons, egrets, and
perhaps manatee. Includes a picnic
lunch. $75 (55+), $80 others. Meeting location TBA.

Nov 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6 – 8 p.m. $20
(55+), $25 others

Location: Tallahassee Museum



Oct. 8, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
When we think of “Frankenstein,”
we usually picture Boris Karloff’s and
the classic horror film. But the novel
was written by a young British lady
who intended it as a philosophical
treatise about the abuse of modern
science. Class explores the life and
writings of Mary Shelley. $15 (55+),
$20 others. Instructor is Dave Robinson.

Oct. 15 & 22, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
In the midst of hurt, pain and resentment, is it possible to forgive? Dr.
Jim Dincalci says you can. His work-


Historian Joshua Goodman on a
journey through Florida’s earliest
days as a tourism destination. Learn
about the steamships, grand hotels,
and the attractions that established
Florida as the place to go for health
or adventure. $5 (55+), $7 others.

Active Living is a bi-monthly
publication of the Tallahassee
Senior Center, 1400 N Monroe
St, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Sheila Salyer, Senior Services
Manager, City of Tallahassee;
Executive Director, Tallahassee
Senior Foundation
Rosetta Stone Land,
Managing Editor
Martha Gruender,
Coordinating Copy Editor
The mission of Tallahassee
Senior Services is to enhance
the independence and quality
of life for seniors and
caregivers through
educational, social,
recreational and wellness
Disclaimer of Endorsement:
Reference herein to any
specific commercial products,
process, or service by trade
name, trademark,
manufacturer, or otherwise,
does not necessarily constitute
or imply its endorsement,
recommendation or favoring
by Tallahassee Senior Services
or the Tallahassee Senior
For questions or more
information, please contact
850-891-4000 or visit Find and
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Oct. 29, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
View DVD lectures by Dr. Fears as he
gives insights into the birth of democracy. Learn about Solon of
Athens and how the founders of the
U.S. were impressed with how he
created a balanced democracy. $5
(55+), $7 others.

Nov. 12 & 24, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Westminster Oaks Maguire
Write a scene that places your hero
in conflict with the opponent, developing action and dialogue to create
tension that engages readers. $20
(55+), $25 others.


Leon county

For questions or more
information on the Tallahassee
Senior Center & Foundation
activities and 15 neighborhood
venues, please contact
850-891-4000 or visit Find and
“Like” us at
TallahasseeSeniorCenter. For
Leon County Senior Outreach
(a program of the TSCF) and
the LCSO Gazette, visit
departments/senioroutreach or
phone 891-4065.

Senior Artist Showcase

Art from a jurist’s perspective

From more than 100 images, juror Viki Wylder selects artwork to show at
two local venues. The Senior Artist Showcase, in its 7th year, attracts artists
from around the Big Bend area and is a popular exhibit for art browers at
the Tallahassee Senior Center and at the Leon County Public Library.

Leslie Puckett

Viki Thompson Wylder,
Ph.D, juror for this year’s Senior Artist Showcase, exhibits a
passion for art and embraces
the importance of seniors making art, as well as people at any
age. She tells me that, “doing art
makes you think differently, it
helps you see the world in new
ways, and broadens our view of
other cultures — as well as our
own, and can encourage accep-

tance or understanding of new
In looking over the many entries for the Senior Artist Showcase, she points out her favorites are the ones that have good
technique and interesting composition. Dr. Wylder adds that,
“they also bring a fresh or creative view.”
If this juror asked you what
color grapes are, you might answer purple or green, but entrant Gale Poteat’s luscious wa-

tercolor grapes range from yellow, green, blue, purple into red
most beautifully. Or what about
a giraffe? Brown and cream you
may say, but Karol Selvaggio’s
giraffe is camouflaged in the
midst of teals and fushia colors
creating great depth and fantasy.
“And then,” says Dr. Wylder,
“there’s a painting that just
takes your breath away — like
Linda Pelc’s watercolor Red
Marbles. It brings to us all the
important components mastered in composition, vivid use
of color balanced with dynamic
use of the white paper, and execution of creating the illusion of
clear glass.” You can feel the juror’s excitement as she talks.
“Red Marbles is a painting that
gives pleasure to the casual
viewer yet is a marvel to other
painters who appreciate the
challenge of the subject matter.”
The seventh Senior Artist
Showcase shows in August and
September at the Tallahassee
Senior Center and at Leon County LeRoy Collins Public Library.
Our 2015 exhibit includes artists
Blountstown, Havana and Donaldson, Georgia. Dr. Wylder perused more than 100 images of
the artwork from which she selected this year’s exhibition.
The liaison for the Artist’s
League at the FSU Museum of
Fine Arts has served in various
positions over her 25 years at
the Museum, also teaching
classes in Museum Studies,
Women’s Studies, and Women in
Western Culture, but primarily

working as the Museum’s Education Curator developing guided tours, educational materials
and exhibits with Leon County
Art Teachers. She has made the
practice of viewing art exhibits
at the Museum a special experience for thousands of children

and adults.
Artworks will be displayed
Aug. 5 through Sept. 25, with an
awards ceremony/reception at
TSC Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m. For more
information, call me at 891-4016
or email

Silver Stars reception

Michelle Bono, Linda Roberts (President of the Senior Foundation),
Kristy Carter of the senior center, and Tallahassee City Commissioner
Scott Mattox with his wife Sha gather at the 2015 Silver Stars Awards
VIP reception. Michelle Bono, Assistant to the City Manager for
Tallahassee said “Every year these outstanding award winners amaze
and inspire me. They demonstrate a common thread of humility while
daily making significant contributions to the quality of life in our
community.” For more on the event, see pages 10, 11.

Health & Fitness
The listed presentations, massage
and fitness classes at the Tallahassee
Senior Center are $2 unless otherwise indicated. We graciously accept
donations of clean medical equipment to share with those in need.
Walkers, wheelchairs, canes, adult
diapers, Ensure, shower chairs, etc.
Your donation is tax deductible. For
info, call 891-4000, 891-4042 or visit
our website at

Tools to Quit: A Smoking
Cessation Workshop
Mon., Aug. 3 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
This one-time program was developed by ex-smokers, for those who
want to become ex-smokers. Attend
one of these highly effective class/
support groups if you are ready to
quit smoking now. Nicotine patches
provided at no charge. Offered by
Big Bend AHEC. Call 224-1177 to

Health Screenings
TSC Health Suite, 10 a.m. – noon
unless noted

“Summer Spa
NOW – July 31
Take care of your health. Take advantage of no-cost health screenings. Win a spa treatment such as a
massage, pedicure, or haircut from
Millenium at Midtown. Enter drawing every time you have a health
screening in the TSC health suite
during the month of July.

Dr. Adekunle F. Omotayo, Dr. Lynn Jones and Dr. Henry L. Gunter, all of Capital Health Plan, pause for a photo at the Silver Stars Awards where Drs. Jones
and Gunter spoke to an audience of 500 about the importance of wellness. CHP was a presenting sponsor of the event.



Tue., July 14 & 28, Aug. 11 & 25, Aug.
8 10:30 a.m. – noon, Susie Howell,
Reiki Master, and friends

Meditation and
Mindfulness Guidelines
Tue., July 28, Aug. 11 & Sept. 8 10:30
– 11:30 a.m. Health Suite
Offered one Tuesday each month in
conjunction with Reiki, these encounters introduce you to meditation. Taught by Leslie Hanks' Yoga

Tue., July 28 10 a.m. – noon, Norma
Reesor, LMT

At Capital Regional Medical Center, Dr. Rodolfo Oviedo demonstrates the
robotic system. Learn more about this less invasive surgical option at his
presentation Sept. 16.

Taught by Kathy Gilbert.

Zumba® Gold:

Thur., July 23 & Aug 27 10 a.m. –
noon, Ryan Sullivan, LMT

Chair Yoga:

Thur., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
$5 (55+) $7 others

Every Wed.


Hearing Screenings

Mindful Movement

Fri., 11 a.m. – noon, A gentle yoga
workout for increased mobility,
bladder control, self-esteem, and
mental focus. Taught by Bridget

Wed., Sept. 9, Offered by Audibel

Tue., 11 a.m. – noon, Taught by Lori

Blood Pressure
Wed. & Thur.


Pulse Oximetry
Thur., Aug. 6 & Sept. 3

Massage, Meditation and

Mon., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. An activeaging fall prevention program
specifically created to train—and
reverse-- many types of aging. Fuses
movement with neuroplasticity to
improve: balance, various functions
of the brain, reflex and daily skills.

Life Exercise:
Tue. and Thur., 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., by
instructor Pomeroy Brinkley. Aerobics, light weights, stretching,
strengthening and balance exercises.
Suitable for everyone.

Mon. and Wed., 5:30 – 7 p.m.,
taught by Pamela Hunter. Vigorous
practice for adults including poses,
relaxation, and mediation. Wear
comfortable clothes and bring yoga
mat (if you have one).
$10 (55+) $12 others

Tai Chi:

Podiatry screening &
foot care

Wed. and Fri., 10 – 11 a.m.

Thur., Sept. 10, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.


“CRMC Physicians Speak:
Robotic General Surgery:
Basic Concepts And Applications”
Wed., Sept. 16, 11 a.m. –
Minimally invasive Robotics
surgery, the future is here!
The third in a series of lectures by physicians, Dr. Rodolfo J. Oviedo, MD, imparts
his expertise about Robotic
Surgery applications in his
surgery practice. The da Vinci
Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic system designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer a
state-of-the-art minimally
invasive option for major
surgery. Not to worry —
although it is called a “robot,” it cannot move or operate on its own; the surgeon is
100% in control. Presented by

Dr. Gary McCoy, Podiatrist & foot
specialist cuts toenails and assesses
foot problems. Doctor accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and secondary insurance, which may cover costs for this
service if you have diabetes, vascular
disease, neuropathy, renal failure,
MS, or are on blood thinner Coumadin. Otherwise, $25. No appointment necessary.

Southside Outreach

Grandparents: It’s picnic time

A wide range of no-cost health
screenings and a monthly Senior Day
is offered for adults 55 + in the Bond
community and in south Tallahassee.
Southside Senior Day are 10:30 a.m.
– 12:30 p.m. The events offer lively
and engaging programs. Each includes exhibitors, health screenings,
and lunch. Donations accepted. For
information on Southside activities,
call 891-4000.

Southside Senior Day
Events held at Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg/Tanner Drive,
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Must make
reservation for lunch. Call 891-4009.
$3. No Senior Day in July! Wed.,
Aug. 12, Wed., Sept. 2

Wellness Circles
11 a.m.– noon. Casual settings with
coffee and snacks for various health
related discussions, demonstrations,
guest speakers and health screenings. $2.
Jack McLean Community Center,
700 Paul Russell Road, 891-1819. No
Wellness Circle in July! Tue., Aug. 18
& Sept. 8

Matt Hogan and Colby Clayborne give blood pressure screenings at Jake
Gaither Wellness Fair.

Blountstown Hwy. Tue., Aug. 18

1 – 2 p.m.

Lake Jackson Lunch & Learn, Lake
Jackson Community Center, Huntington Oaks Plaza, 3840 N. Monroe
St., Suite 301. Thur., Aug. 20

Chaires-Capitola Dorothy C.
Spence Community Center

Canasta, Cards and Games, Tuesdays, 1 – 4 p.m., $1 per class
Miccosukee Lunch & Learn ,
Miccosukee Community Center,
13887 Moccasin Gap Road, Thur.,
Sept. 3

Senior Fitness: Mon., Wed. & Fri.,
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Seated Fitness: Tue. & Thur., 9:30 –
10:30 a.m.
Fort Braden Community Center
Senior Fitness: Mon. & Wed., 10:30 –
11:30 a.m.

Bus to Walmart: Aug. 7 & Sept. 4
Jack McLean Community Center

Jake Gaither Community Center,
801 Bragg/Tanner Drive, 891-3940.
No Wellness Circle in July! Wed.,
Aug. 19 & Sept. 16.

Leon County Senior
Lunch & Learns, Lifelong Learning

Miccosukee Computer Classes
At Miccosukee Community Center:
July 17, 24 & Aug. 14, 21, 28 & Sept.

Super Seniors Fitness with Edwina
Martin: Tue., Wed. & Thur., 10 – 11
a.m. (no charge)
Jake Gaither Community Center

Woodville Lunch & Learn, Woodville Community Center, 8000 Old
Woodville Road. Thursdays, Aug. 13
& Sept. 10

Mindful Movement: Moving for
Better Balance: Thur., 11 a.m – noon
Lake Jackson Community Center

All Lunch & Learns are 10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m. and offer lively and engaging programs for adults 55+.
Each includes exhibitors, health
screenings and information, and
lunch. These events are a program
of the Tallahassee Senior Center &
Foundation, funded by the Leon
County Board of County Commissioners. $6. NOTE: NO LUNCH &

Neighborhood Fitness

Mindful Movement: Thur., 1 – 2 p.m.

Each class $2 (55+), $3 others.

Miccosukee Community Center

Allegro, 4501 Shannon Lakes Dr W

Senior Fitness: Tue. & Thur., 11:15
a.m. – noon

Bradfordville Lunch & Learn,
Wildwood Presbyterian Fellowship
Hall, 100 Ox Bottom Road. Wed.,
Aug. 12 & Sept. 9

NOTE: held at Bannerman Crossing,
6668 Thomasville Rd, Unit 14

Chaires-Capitola Lunch & Learn,
Dorothy C. Spence Community
Center, 4768 Chaires Cross Road.
Tue., Aug. 25

Beginners: Tue. & Thur., 10:30 – 11:15

Fort Braden Lunch & Learn, Fort
Braden Community Center, 16387

Brain, Body, Balance: Wed., 2 – 3
p.m. with Kathy Gilbert.

Optimist Park, 1355 Indianhead

The SeaMobile, a traveling
sea lab from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, brought
touch tanks, aquariums, critters to learn about and play
with, a wealth of displays,
and a very knowledgeable
and friendly host to the
Grandparents as Parents
annual Spring Social.
SeaMobile was so well
received it was hard to let
them go at the end of the day!
The fun filled family picnic,
held at Pamer Munroe Center, was a huge success. The
event was hosted for all
grand-families involved with

GaP Support Lunch
No lunch support meeting
in July
Wed., Aug. 26,

The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab’s
traveling SeaMobile visits the
support group’s spring picnic and
Tom Harrah introduces GaP
grandchildren to horseshoe crabs.

Noon-1:30 p.m. Leon
County Public Library, 200 W
Park, Program room A.
Complimentary lunch
provided for grandparents
and other relative caregivers.
Reservations required for all
Call or email Karen Boebinger at 891-4027 or
for more information or to
RSVP for any event above.
GaP is a support group for
grandparents and other relatives rearing children other
than their own.

Bradfordville Fitness
Brain, Body, Balance: Tue., 10 –11
a.m. with Kathy Gilbert.
SouthWood Community Center
Senior Fitness

Intermediate: Tue. & Thur., 11:30
a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Class: Tue. & Thur.,

Brain – Body - Balance: Tue., 1 – 2
p.m. $5 requested. Taught by Wendy
Woodville Community Center
Senior Fitness: Mon. & Wed., 8:30 –
9:30 a.m.

Computer and
Interested in taking
computer classes? Stop
by TSC and complete an
application to access
your skill level or call
891-4008 to request an
application be emailed to
you. If you have a laptop
you, are welcome to
bring it to class.
If there are multiple
class dates listed, that is
how many times the class
meets – sorry, you cannot
select a single date. The
following six-week
courses are $12 (55+) or
$18 others. Register with or call 891-4008.
Reserve now, space limit.
Mentor Up
Wed., July 22
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. or 5:30
– 6:30 p.m.
Are you taking full
advantage of your cell
phone, tablet, e-reader or
laptop? Would you like to
learn Skype, Facebook,
and other social media?
Join AARP and Leon
High students in this free
session. Registration is
required; space is limited. Please call Leslie
Spencer at (850) 577-5165
to sign up or if you have
any questions. Hosted at
the Tallahassee Senior
Microsoft Word –
Tue., Wed. & Thur.,
July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of
Microsoft Word in six
sessions. Please bring a
flash drive. $12 (55+) or

Also at this year’s Silver Stars Awards Esther Alguire (assisted
by her son, Roger Beck), Zilpah Boyd and Viola Taylor each
receive recognition for 15 years of volunteer service.

Receiving recognition for 10 years of volunteerism to TSC are
Yvonne Thomas, Pat Thomas, Mary Hafner, Silver Star and
award-winning artist Nancy Johnson, and Maxine Kendrick.
Announcing volunteer awards (far right) is Gena Varn.
Carolyn Cummings, right, is recognized at Silver Stars for her service as a 20-year volunteer.
Presenting the award is TSC’s Hella Spellman.

$18 (non-Seniors) for the
entire course. Preregistration and payment
required (850) 891-4008
and space is limited.
Microsoft Excel –
Tue., Wed. & Thur.,
August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 &
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of

Microsoft Excel in six
sessions. Please bring a
flash drive. Entire course
$12 (55+) or $18 others.
Advance registration and
payment required. Call
891-4008; space is limited.
Technology Assistance for You
Tue., July 28
6 – 7 p.m. or 7 – 8 p.m.


Need help with your
cell phone, laptop, setting
up your tablet, etc.?
Please allow the volunteers from Wells Fargo to
assist you with your
questions in this one on
one session. Express
your interest, to call
891-4008 or email;
space is limited.

Remembering good times and
roller skating at the Armory
Greg Paquette
Intern, Flagler College

It was a time when:
» A gallon of gas cost 55
cents, bread was 25 cents a
loaf, and mailing a letter cost a
» Our country, for the first
time, saw a sitting president
resign from office, and the
popular shows on television
were All in the Family, Sanford
and Son, and Chico and the
» The “post it” note was
invented by Author Fry and the
year’s most popular selling car
was the Ford Pinto which cost
» The Miami Dolphin’s won
Superbowl VIII and $103,000
bought a Superbowl ad ($4
million today). The Oakland
Athletics won the World Series,
the Boston Celtics were the
NBA Champs and the Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley
» Hollywood’s leading men
were Robert Redford and Burt
Reynolds and leading women
were Fay Dunaway and Ingrid
Bergman. The top two movie
box office hits were Godfather
II and Chinatown.
The year was 1974 and “Local Motion,” by Grand Funk
Railroad, was at the top of the
music charts and was arguably
the most popular song ever
played in roller-skating rinks
all across America – including
the Leon County Armory.
Roller skaters of all ages
descended on the Armory. Kids
and adults skated to music for
hours with family or friends.
Awe, those memories. Leon
County Armory has served this
community so well and in many
different ways for the past 80
years, and the facility continues to serve the residents of
Tallahassee and the surrounding area as home to the Tallahassee Senior Center — a vibrant center abuzz with many
healthy, fun lifestyle events
and activities for adults 50+.


The Tallahassee Senior Center hosts
square dancing. Elmer Sheffield,
left, has been calling the dance for
the group for more than 35 years.
Before square dancers, skaters used
to whirl around the armory floor.


Get ready for the Capital City Senior Games
Competition is
March 8-14
Beau Turner Center, 9194 S. Jefferson Hwy., Lamont, FL 32344
Tallahassee Archery Center, 2784
Capital Circle NE. 850-385-1323
Tallahassee Bow Hunters, or contact Ken Campbell at 850-668-4437
Tallahassee Indoor Shooting, 499
Capital Circle SW, 850-727-4867
Talon Training Group, 550 Commerce Blvd., Midway, FL 850-5977550

Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N
Monroe St., Tue. & Thurs., 10:30 noon; 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

The following gyms are available
for practice after August 17th due
to summer camp programs. http://
Jack McLean Community Center
891-2504 Tue. – Fri., 9 a.m. – noon
Jake Gaither Community Center
891-3940 Mon. – Fri., noon – 1 p.m.
Lawrence-Gregory Community
Center 891-3910 Mon. – Thurs., 9
a.m. – noon
Sue McCollum (Lafayette) Community Center 891-3946 Tue., 9
a.m. – noon; Thurs., 9 a.m. – 10:30
Walker Ford Community Center
891-3970 Mon. & Wed., 9 a.m. –


Archers take aim at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.

Crenshaw (FSU) Lanes, 75 N
Woodward Ave, 850-644-1819 http://

Seminole Bowl, 1940 W. Tennessee St, 850-561-0894

Hilaman Golf Course, 2737 Blair
Stone Road, 850-891-2560

Forest Meadows, 4750 N Meridian
Rd, 850-891-3920
Jack McLean Community Center
(see listing above)

Jake Gaither, 801 Bragg Drive,


Don Veller Seminole Golf
Course, 2550 Pottsdamer St, 850644-2582

Capital Lanes, 820 Capital Circle
NE, 850-422-2695

Wildwood Golf Resort, 3896
Coastal Hwy 98 Crawfordville, FL
32327, 850-926-4653 at http://innat-

Sue McCollum (Lafayette) Community Center 891-3946 Open Play:
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (after
Aug. 17) Reservation: Monday &
Friday 9 a.m. – noon $10 per 1.5 hr.
reservation. (after Aug. 17)

Willy Leparulo at or 850-445-0780,
Tue at 7:00pm

Premier Health and Fitness, 3521
Maclay Blvd. 850-431-2348 or JoAnne Suggs at 850-431-4825

Tallahassee Senior Center, (address above), Wed., noon – 4 p.m.;
Fri. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or Glen
Howe at 850-891-3920 http://


Jack McLean, Mon. 9 a.m. – 1:30
p.m.; or Glen Howe at 850-891-3920
(address info above) (after August



4:15 pm

Leslie Adams at or visit or 850-891-4904

Tallahassee Senior Center (address above), Tue & Thurs, 2:15 –
Forest Meadows (address above)
Tom Brown Park Tennis Center
(address above)
Winthrop Park Tennis Center
(address above)or Glen Howe at
850-891-3920 or 850-891-3980.

To get involved in the running
community. Go to www.gulf for more information.

Tallahassee senior athletes plan
a Minnesota summer vacation
Nick Gandy
Florida Sports Foundation

A pair of Tallahassee Senior
Athletes have included a trip to
Minnesota in their summer vacation plans to compete in the
2015 National Senior Games. Cyclist Pete Butler and golfer Broward Sapp, both Tallahassee natives, will be the face of Florida’s
Capital City in July at the biennial event. Both in their 50s, the
pair represent the future of Florida’s Senior Games.
Even though Butler and Sapp
waited until the registration
deadline was counting down,
that doesn’t mean their training
and preparation was last minute. The original plan for Pete
Butler’s first National Senior
Games competition included his
parents. His mother, Sam, is a
bowler and father, Pete, is a golfer. However, at the 2014 Florida
International Senior Games &
State Championships, Pete, Jr.
emerged as the family’s lone
Part of the original plan was
for Pete’s training schedule,
which he began in March 2014, to
peak in July 2015. After winning
medals in the very competitive
50-54 age group of all four Time
Trials and Road Race events at
the State Championships in Lee
County in December, Butler
kept up his training program. A
first place finish at a March
Southeastern Regional Series
road race in Albany, Georgia,
fueled his competitive fire to
represent Florida on a national
“After the plan fell apart (of
going to the National Senior
Games with my parents), my
program with the Science of
Speed was working and my
physical fitness was peaking at
the originally planned time,”
Butler said.
His original intent for the Albany, Georgia race was to support a younger teammate, a 17year-old up and comer in the
sport. After the youngster
gained an early lead in the 60mile race, the pack caught up to

Pete Butler scores a victory at Albany!

his teammate and attacked to attempt to take the lead.
This move changed the dynamics of the race and gave Butler an opportunity to counter attack, which resulted in Butler
taking the lead himself and
cross the finish line ahead of a
much younger field. “Beating a
pack of a bunch of 20-somethings really gave me the motivation to stay with the original
plan and go to the National Senior Games,” Butler said. Not
wanting to let a year-long goal
fall by the wayside, Butler decided to make the National Senior Games venture a father-son
“My dad has been my greatest encouragement and we’re
going to do this together,” he
said. “He’s so full of life and
we’ve mapped out the whole
trip. It’s a great senior event and
opportunity to represent Flori-

da and Tallahassee.”
Broward Sapp is a two-time
State Championships Golf gold
medalist in the 55-59 age group
for the last two years. His 73 in
the 2014 Games was the lowest
overall score of more than 100
golfers. It’s no surprise he will
be bringing his game to Minnesota.
Sapp was one of the original
owners of the Wildwood Golf
Course in Wakulla County and
founder of Junior Golf programs in the area. He led a program that built sets of golf clubs
for youth golfers through the
PGA. He estimates he and a
group of local volunteers built
and distributed 2,500 sets of
clubs through the program.
By hitting the links on a national level, Sapp noted a couple
of different elements added to
the game. In his gold medal winning performances of 2013 and

2014, he played a single-round of
golf. At the National Senior
Games, it’s a three-day event.
“I’ve played multiple day
events and you’ve just got to
pace yourself,” he said. “You
can’t take risks early. It’s a more
conservative game early and
you save the risks for the last
day if you’re in the running.”
Alongside the three-day test of
skill, fitness and perseverance
is a different surface found outside of his usual North Florida
Our local courses have Bermuda grass putting greens, Minnesota courses are bent grass
greens, according to Sapp.
“While Bermuda grass is grainy,
bent grass lays flat,” he says.
“The ball rolls smoother and the
speed is more consistent. I’m
really looking forward to it.” He
recently took a junket to North
Carolina and North Georgia and

played courses with bent grass
greens to prepare for the National Senior Games.
Butler and Sapp represent
the next generation of Florida
senior athletes as current professionals and parents. Both still
work: Butler, as a local consultant for a company out of Washington, D.C., and Sapp, an electrical engineer for Century
Link. Both have children who
are recent college graduates or
currently in college. They’re
still immersed daily as parents
and in a professional lifestyle,
and yet, have time to engage in
the Spirit of the Senior Games.
It’s a spirit that’s more about
achieving a personal goal or best
and the camaraderie involved in
the Games.
Imagine what ambassadors
they will be for the Senior
Games movement in years to


Tony Carvajal and Anna Johnson bring pizzazz, style and their own very popular brand

A twinkle in the
Silver Stars keep
doing, giving, helping,
learning and loving
Tony Carvajal

Tony Carvajal, Silver Stars
Awards program emcee, captures
the evening:

The night of corsages, applause and awards found Edwina Martin with Naomi Cummings.


What I’ve learned from these Silver Stars…
For a long and fulfilled life:
educate, meditate, minister,
serve together & stay together.
This year’s constellation included
teachers & learners, gardeners,
artists, and cooks,
blissfully balanced, living life
with no limits,
reaching hands, hearts, souls and
where they live — in walled
homes or in tents —
dishing out warm meals and
warm smiles.
Crabs & fish. Dairy & beef. Kentucky roots. Bread and life.
All with a heaping soulful lesson
or two, and a special flair,
making each dish one of a kind.
These stars have declared,
“you’re never too old to set another
They’ve advised, “study hard,

stay spiritual, be diligent, passion
see things through, use it or lose
They’ve shown that no miles to
walk or shoeless journeys or segre
gated spaces
can stand in the way of the truly
They’ve proclaimed, “do wha
you want for the rest of your life”
and reminded that there are no
shortcuts through life…
though there may be some good
ways to avoid working on the week
They’ve shared their missions:
Make life fuller. Take some and
give a lot.
Accept blessings, don’t just give
Always do whatever you can to
help others.
Lead them. Love them. Nurture
Take them to school, or church, or
just be there for them.
Don’t let fear keep you from op
Take chances. Experience. Figh
fires. Enrich life.
Always be ready to minister.
And though at times you may
think you’re too old
for exploring, archaeology or
what not,
or maybe you feel like an ency
clopedia filled

TSC’s Sheila Salyer and Neil Brown (on right) share the evening with Silver
Star Ed Walters.

Silver Star Thelma Lawrence surrounds herself with family at the gala

Ed Duffee, Jr. is escorted down the red carpet by Cornerstone Learning
Community student Roman Kozovrek.

Willie Gardner is not shy about telling his escort Oscar McMillan that the
best practices are to “study hard and stay spiritual.”

nd of entertainment to the Silver Stars Awards

eir eyes


















with info that no one wants to
keep on it.
There is much work be done on
this road to securing justice and respect.
We are all indispensable, unique,
rare stamps
when once laid next to others
yields quite an experience.
So, get out of that recliner, the
carnies await.
Shoot those hoops, hit those
spikes, it’s high time to score.
Actively seek to help. Turn sadness into something positive.
Nurture the children that nurture
the children.
Help them all find a voice.
Show with example that good
habits trump bad.
Love hard and treat people like
flowers, tending to their fragile
Be amazing, graceful, peaceful,
happy, committed.
Joke. Don’t judge. Go on. Don’t
Boiling down the stories the stars
have shared tonight:
To live long and do much keep
love in your heart;
invite others to the table; teach
and learn; accept and preach;
stay healthy and busy; stay in
good graces with the one up above;
say yes ma’am a lot; and, most importantly, just don’t die.

Hazel and DW Harris (winning as a couple) celebrate with their five daughters. Left to right, sitting, Judy Neel, Hazel, DW and Linda Schnaufer; standing,
left to right, are Pegi Smith, Shirley Tuck, and Johnnie Fewell.

Thanks to Silver Star sponsors and supporters
The Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation express sincere
gratitude to all of our Silver Stars sponsors and supporters. Here
are just a few more of the happy moments.

From left, Donna Wells of presenting sponsor Capital Health Plan, Cindy Keller, Silver Star Dottie Daniels, Home
Instead’s Scott Harrell, and TSC manager Sheila Salyer gather at the awards VIP reception.

Kristy Carter of TSC joins up with DQP’s Rick Allen for a quick photo.

Attending the awards ceremony from Pacifica Senior Living at Woodmont
are Bridget Elwell and Sheila Benn, right.

Bonnie Strade and Gene Santoprade also attend the reception for Starburst
sponsor Home Instead Senior Care.

City of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew
Gillum and Karen James share
smiles at the gala!

Radiology and Associates’ from left to right, Brett Sutton, Michelle McMullen, and Kaylee Michelet represent one
of the Big Dipper sponsors.


2015 Tours: Fall is in the air
Tours open to all travelers; all tours
benefit TSC. Call 891-4004.
The Senior Center requests that you
complete a participation form prior
to all tours.

Please call Joanie at 850-701-3745 or
Rosetta at 850-891-4004 to book any
of tours.
Branson Autumn in the Ozarks
Sept. 21 – 26 Wait List ONLY.
$1,256 single $945 pp/double
Natchez, MS, “Ghostly Tour,” Grand
Jubilee Variety Show, Dublin’s Irish
Tenors and Celtic Ladies, Branson
Belle cruise, outdoor drama Shepherd of the Hills, California Dreaming, Picnic at Inspiration Tower,
Hamner’s Unbelievable Variety
Show, Branson Sightseeing Train.
$100 deposit due June 2, balance by
Aug. 25. Payments accepted.
9 to 5 The Musical, Alhambra
Dinner Theatre. Music and Lyrics by
Dolly Parton
Oct. 17, $103 per person Wait List
You’ve probably seen this funny
movie, go see this funny musical
that is so even better! Enjoy watching three women; an overworked
office manager, a jilted wife and an
objectified secretary, conspire to get
rid of their horrible boss. All money
due September 17.
Walk Among Wolves

The Singing Christmas Trees in Orlando, Bok Tower Gardens in Lake
Wales, St. Augustine Scenic Boat

Emerald Coast Group
To book, call Rick TOLL FREE at
844-333-6763 or Rosetta at 891-4004.
Lancaster Pennsylvania with a
Taste of Hershey
Oct. 18 – 24 RESERVE NOW. All
inclusive price! Per person/double
$1495 ($50 off if paid in full at booking. For payment schedule, call Rick.)
Chocolate World, Tour of Hershey,
QVC, Kitchen Kettle Village, Amish
foods, Mennonite Welcome Center
for Tabernacle Movie and Display,
Amish shops, Hershey Farms

ALL Collette Vacations tours include
Roundtrip Air from Tallahassee,
Fees/Surcharges and Hotel Transfers.
Call Rosetta at 891-4004. Visit and access
video tours.
Canadian Rockies by Train SPACE
Oct. 3 – 11, 2015. Price begins at
British Columbia, Vancouver, VIA
Rail, Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Banff,
Oct. 16 – 28, 2015. Price begins at
$4,249 (with early booking bonus).

Nov. 3. $96 pp
Seacrest Wolf Preserve brings you up
close and personal with Grey, Artic
and British Columbia wolves. Cuddle
a skunk and watch playful Artic
foxes in the small animal area…where raccoons and other critters also
show off their antics. Then it’s on to
Falling Waters State Park for a Honey Baked Picnic. Money due by
October 1.
Florida Christmas Tour
Dec. 11 & 12. $270 pp double $320
single NON-REFUNDABLE $50 deposit is due by Sept. 3.

Travel leaders escort a group of TSC adventurers to Georgia Peach country.

Madrid, Prado Museum, La Rioja,
Winery Tour & Tasting, Pamplona,
San Sebastián, Bilbao, Guggenheim
Museum, Santander, Santillana del
Mar, Picos de Europa, Covadonga,
Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela,
Oct. 29 – Nov. 5, 2015. Price begins
at $2,999.
Dublin, Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Cliff of Moher, Domoland
Castle, Whiskey Distillery

December 2015, Price begins at
$3,599. More information to come.

2016 Tours
Colorado Rockies, Historical
Trains & 4 Nat’l Parks
Durango – Experience the Wild
Sept. 2 – 10, 2016 SELLING OUT
Ride aboard the famous Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
through southwestern Colorado’s
San Juan Mountains, Journey on the
world’s highest cog railroad to Pike’s
Peak, a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs, Mesa Verde National
Park, Arches and Canyon Lands
National Parks.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Oct. 7, 2016. More information to

The tour of Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley, GA, proves to be really
“Peachy” for our travelers. Visitors to the orchards learn about picking the
fruit, washing, waxing, sorting and boxing the tasty gems before they go
on an orchard trolley.

Tallahassee Senior Center’s Crafting Class morphs into a Quilting Bee on Monday afternoons.

Quilting bees turn fabric into art
Donna Riordan

Bees really do make the
world go ‘round. The buzzing
varieties pollinate flowers and
crops; some produce honey.
Still, there’s another bee in
town. Quilting bees are abuzz at
the Tallahassee Senior Center
and they enrich lives in another
fashion. Ladies meet and create
memories every week.
Tallahassee Senior Center’s
Crafting Class morphs into a
Quilting Bee on Monday afternoons as “worker bees” create
fabric art. Jeanette McLeod
leads this group of dedicated
quilters as they transcend yards
of cloth into amazing products.
While these handmade items
are similar in process, each at-

tendant creates a distinctive
style that easily denotes the individual and the heart with
which her quilt was molded.
Jeanette McLeod began
quilting when she was a child
because her parents weren’t
able to afford manufactured
blankets. “Mom quilted out of
necessity,” she said. “I did too,
initially, but now I quilt because
I enjoy creating something
beautiful from a wide assortment of cloth. More importantly, I enjoy the company of everyone who shares a passion for
Martha Rodeseike agrees. “I
fell in love with quilting and it’s
all her fault,” she said with a
grin and a nod towards McLeod.
“I didn’t need another hobby,

but then I sewed a few pieces together under Jeannette’s guidance and found myself truly interested in quilting and thoroughly enjoying the opportunity of working with everyone in
the class.”
Another member also appreciates McLeod’s quilting talent,
but for a whole other reason. Legally blind since she was a child,
Florence Bell takes on challenges that even many sighted
individuals find as complicated
As a member of the Center’s
crochet team, her interest was
piqued by their craft, as well as
their entertaining discussions.
Though she easily crochets,
Bell found quilting to be more of
a challenge and subsequently


consulted with McLeod. Together the two created a quilt with a
warmth greater than any store
bought blanket.
“My mind and my hands are
able to quilt but my eyes aren’t,”
said Bell. “Jeanette is so kind to
help me put the pieces together.
Once we are done getting everything in place, it will be sewn together and I will have a beautiful quilt to help me celebrate my
70th birthday.”
Rodeseike’s and Bell’s enthusiasm is felt throughout the Center’s activity room – whether
you are into quilting or not – and
conversations run from personal theories and political beliefs to what each did over the
weekend and what other Center
opportunities they may be par-

ticipating in during the week.
Social activity stimulates the
mind, body and soul. “Whether
it’s quilting, language and art
classes, adventures in travel,
games or other recreation, TSC
provides a wealth of opportunities for all adults 50 plus to appreciate,” says assistant program supervisor Kristy Carter.
(Note: All persons 18 and older
are welcome to participate in
activities at the center; preference is given to those 50+ when a
class or tour fills.)
Visit or for a list of entertaining, enlightening and enriching classes and happenings;
you can also call 891-4000 for
more information.

Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts
TSC is open Monday – Friday, 9
a.m. – 10 p.m.
Receptions free and open to the

TSC Art Exhibitions
Creativity in Oils & Acrylics upstairs,
with a touch of Marsala in the Dining Room
Currently through July 29, 2015
An exhibition of 40 paintings in oils
and/or acrylics by TSC artists are on
display in the second floor Auditorium. Awards chosen by Audra
Pittman, Executive Director, COCA
include: First Place – Sandy DeLopez,
Second Place – Siroos Tamaddoni,
Third Place – Rachel Webb; Honorable Mentions: Charlotte Gambel,
Ann Grissett, and Joan S. Keen.
Guests at the reception chose the
People’s Choice Awards: Most Creative & Overall Favorite – Joan Kanan, Best Use of Color & Favorite
Landscape – Sandy DeLopez, Favorite Portrayal of People – Charles C.
Pierce and Favorite Painting with
Animals – Ann Grissett.
In the dining room are artworks
featuring the Pantone Color of the
Year – Marsala. Pittman’s favorites
from the Marsala exhibit include:
Judge’s Choice - Charlotte Gambel,
Best Use of Marsala – Mary Hafner,
Most Creative – Nancy Johnson,
Most Emotive – Jenny Swearingen,
and Unique Materials – Ruth Nickens. People’s Choice Awards for the
Marsala show: Nancy Johnson for
Most Creative and Favorite Use of
Marsala, Overall Favorite – Charlotte

Upcoming Art
Art workshops require pre-registration and payment one week
before the first class meeting. Most
meet once a week with a beginning
and end date. They are at the Tallahassee Senior Center unless otherwise indicated.
Eight Paintings in 8 Weeks, Bart
Tue., 6 – 9 p.m., Aug. 11 – Sept 29
(eight weeks). Paint small and quick
– one a week – develop skills, and
concepts in composition and color,
also a way of testing an idea for a

“School Days 1928, Mary Douglas”
is a black and white oil painting by
Ann Grissett.
Second place winner in this senior center show is Siroos Tamaddoni.

larger Painting. For beginners and
intemediates. $72 (55+), $88 others.
Register by Aug 4.
Pastels - Landscapes, Wendy
Thur., 9:30 a.m.– noon, TSC Clay
Studio, July 23 – Aug. 27 (six classes).
Using soft pastels, study technique,
composition and color while creating landscapes. $54 (55+), $66
others. Register by July 15.
Jewelry Making Technique, Nancy Benham
Basic Techniques, Fri., 1–3 p.m., Aug.
7 – 28 (four weeks). Making beads
from recycled paper and learning
basic wire techniques to make necklaces and earrings. $36 Seniors, $44
others. Register by July 29.

Wed., 1 – 3 p.m., Sept. 9. TSC clay
studio. Make one-of-a-kind keepsake, greeting cards especially for
the upcoming holidays. Materials
provided. All skill levels. $8 Seniors
(age 55+), $10 Others. Register by
Sept. 2.

Neighborhood Locations
Acrylic Painting, Debbie
Gaedtke, at Southwood
Wed., 6 – 8 p.m., Aug. 19 – Sept. 23
(six classes), Southwood Community
Center. Learn basic skills and develop
technique with a versatile medium.
For beginners and continuing beginners. $54 (55+), $66 others. Register
by Aug. 12.
Basic Drawing with Maria Balingit, at Westminster Oaks

Advanced Wire Technique, Fri. 1 – 3
p.m., Sept. 18 – Oct. 2 (three weeks).
Learn interesting and more difficult
wire techniques for jewelry. $27
Seniors, $33 others. Register by Sept.

Tue., 9:30 a.m.– noon, Sept 1 – Oct. 6
(six weeks). Learn and develop basic
drawing technique drawing still lifes
and portraits. For beginners and
continuing students. $54(55+), $66
others. Register by Aug. 25.

Drawing Like Durer & Friends,
Pen & Ink, Mark Fletcher

Beginning Watercolor with Sue
Ellen Knowles, at Westminster

Mon, 12:30 – 3 pm, Aug 10 – Oct 5
(skip Sept 7, eight weeks) TSC Clay
Studio. Enhance your drawing skills
through hands-on study of Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer using
pen and ink and some brushwork.
All skill levels welcome. $72 (55+),
$88 others. Register by Aug. 3.
Holiday Cards, Mary Sargent

Fri., 9:30 a.m.– noon, Sept. 4 – Oct. 9
(six weeks). Class covers basics in
watercolor, techniques, planning
and execution. $54 (55+), $66 others
. Register by Aug. 26.
Watercolor Painting with Tanya
Jones at Lake Jackson Community Center at Huntington Oaks


Mon., 1 – 3:30 p.m., Sept. 14 – Nov. 2
(eight weeks). Discover the joy of
painting with watercolor. Learn and
develop basic techniques. Continuing Beginners. $72 (55+), $88 others.
Register by Sept 8.

The Senior Artist Showcase is
the upcoming Art Exhibit for
August and September showing in the TSC Auditorium
and Dining Room, and at the
downtown Leon County
LeRoy Collins Public Library
Second floor display wall.
The colorful exhibit showcases senior-aged artists in
the Big Bend area and this
year includes artists from
Crawfordville, Blountstown,
Havana and Donaldson,
Georgia. Artists submitted
applications with more than
100 images of the artwork for
Juror Viki D. Thompson Wylder, Ph.D, to peruse and
determine which artworks
are accepted for this year’s
Artworks will be displayed
Aug. 5 through Sept. 25, with
an awards ceremony/reception at TSC Sept. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.

Acrylic Painting at Lake Jackson
Community Center at Huntington Oaks Plaza with Janice
Tue. 9:30 a.m.– noon, Aug. 25 – Oct.
6 (seven weeks). Learn basics of
painting with some interesting
exercises for creative thinking .
Beginners and Continuing Beginners. $63 (55+), $77 others. Register
by Aug. 18.
Draw with Your Eyes, Paint with
Your Heart - Bradfordville, Mark
Wed., 1:30 – 4 p.m., Aug. 26 – Oct. 7
(seven weeks). Learn to draw what
you see, using ink line drawing with
a little watercolor. A class for beginners that intermediates can also
enjoy. $63 (55+), $77 others. Register
by Aug. 19.
Painting with Oils with at Fort
Braden Community Center, Robert DeWitt Smith
Thur., 2 – 4:30 p.m., Aug. 27 – Oct. 8
(seven weeks). Each session provides
both a demonstration and the opportunity to paint. Some experience
with oil painting preferable. $63
(55+), $77 others. Register by Aug.

Watercolor with Eluster Richardson at Bradfordville
Fri., 1:30 – 4 p.m., Aug. 28 – Oct. 9
(seven weeks). Eluster helps develop
skills and insight improving composition and subject matter working
with watercolor. Intermediate Level.
$63 (55+), $77 others. Register by
Aug. 19.


Music & Dance
“Drumming: You’ve Got
Thur., July 16 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Reduce stress and feel better. Musical background not required! Bring
your drum or borrow one onsite.
Facilitated by Mershell Sherman.

USA Ballroom Dance
Saturdays, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Dance on the largest dance floor in
Tallahassee. Lessons provided at 6:30
pm dance night with paid entry. All
dances are smoke and alcohol free.
$8/USAB Dance members and $14/
non-members; $5 for students with
valid IDs.
July 18 – Hawaiian Paradise
Aug. 15 – Shanghai Moon
Sept. 19 – Sapphire Ball – SemiFormal

(Tallahassee Community
Friends of Old Time

As 500 people gathered at FSU’s University Center to applaud this year’s Silver Stars, anticipation grew and the room came alive with the music of Darryl
Steele & Vicki Herlovich. The evening brought laughter, tears and an understanding of what makes life fuller and memorable.

Beginning Ballroom and
Swing Lessons

Fridays, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Jigs and reels and all kinds of fun.
Moves similar to square dance with
caller instructing each dance before
the music begins. $8 adults, $7
seniors, $5 students, $3 dancing kids.
Wear comfortable shoes and
clothes. No partner or experience
necessary. New comers should arrive
by 7:30 pm.
July 24 - Whistlin’ Rufus with caller
Doug Singleton

Fridays, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Flutist Janel Caine plays for new and previous Silver Star recipients at their
VIP reception.

Sept. 25 - Eclectic Acoustic Band
with caller Joey Norton

Lace up your shoes and let’s dance.
From country to pop music let the
beat move your feet.

Capital Twirlers Square

For more information contact Libby
at 385-0608 or Leisa at 443-0887.
Monthly dues $12.50 per person.
Visitors always welcome $5.

Dancing for Fun
Fridays, 2 – 4 p.m.

Mondays 7:30 p.m.

Other Exciting Dance
Beginning Line Dance
Mondays 5:15 p.m., $4

Ukulele - Beginning
Fridays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Do you want to learn how to play

Thursdays 12:30 p.m., $2

Sept. 11 - Long Forgotten String
Band with JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Ukulele Hour
Fridays, 11 a.m. – noon

Not only Ballroom and Swing dance
lessons - also included is the Fox Trot,
Swing, Tango, Waltz and Cha Cha.
No partner needed. Come meet
people and have fun!

Aug. 7 - Long Forgotten Sting Band
with caller Vicki Morrison
Aug. 28 - Florida Mountaineers
Band with caller Susie Rudder

the ukulele? Bring your uke and
learn to play in a relaxed environment. No reservation needed. $1

$2 (55+), $3 others
Mainstream and Plus Level square
dancing. Level adjusted to fit dancers’ skills. Please check website
capital_twirlers/index.htm for details.

A fun dance for any age group – it’s
our love of dancing that keeps us
young! All types of ballroom dancing. Come with or without a partner.


Bring your ukulele and play with
other beginning uke players! Class is
designed for fun, playing together
at your own skill level, and learning
in the process. Review basic uke
chords, learn a variety of strumming
and picking patterns, learn new
chords, and pic up an assortment of
ukulele tips. No reservation needed.

Keyholders and memorials
“A copy of the official registration
and financial information may be
obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free
(800-435-7352) within the state or
visiting Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation
by the state.” Registration #CH8035.

Be a Key Holder
Please join the Tallahassee Senior
Foundation today. Your contribution
pays for programs and enhances
services. Mail or drop off your annual membership contribution at the
Senior Center.

Edna Owens, Secretary
Ken Brummel-Smith, M.D.


Doug Carlson

Seniors (55 and older) $25

Mary Carroll

Senior Couple $40

Ajay Chada

Supporter (under age 55) $35

Jim Davis, CPA

Non-profit Organization $50

Sandy DeLopez

Key Holders

Shirley Gooding-Butler

Diamond $5,000

Scott Harrell

Platinum $2,500
Gold $1,000
Silver $500
Bronze $250
Friend $100
Thank you for being a key to active
aging! Send your contribution to:
Tallahassee Senior Center,
1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee FL

Gold Key Holders
Pete & Emily T. Millett

Bronze Key Holders
Shirley Gooding-Butler; Dr. Nelson
Kraeft; Charles B. Nam; Carmen I.

Friend Key Holders
Frank Alarcon; Ken & Carol Allman;
Florence Helen Ashby; Beggs Funeral
Home; Margaret Cash; Douglas &
Lisa Dollar Covert; Peter & Carol
Cowdrey; Hazel Driscoll; Cecilia
Hack; John R. Haugabrook; Dr. Mary
Sterner Lawson; Steve & Faye Mayberry; William H. Moncrief; Anne
Moon; James O'Brien & Kae Ingram;
Ben & Beth Ogburn; Dick Lloyd &
Patsy McCall; Richard & Susan Polangin; Pat Stokes; Carrie S. Voich;

Tallahassee Foundation member Ajay Chadha and his wife Meena enjoy the Silver Stars Awards banquet.

Elda Martinko
Lew Wilson

Janet Wells

New and Renewing
Peggy Alonzo; Maria Balingit; James
F. & Barbara Jones; Bob Barnette;
Mariann Bassett; Carrie W. Bassett;
Nancy Bedford; Billy & Barbara
Beggs; Betty Jane Blair; Col. Tommy
& Dana Bowermeister; Oberly
Brown; Paul & Mary Ann Bryant;
Nancy M. Buck; Mary Caminez;
Louise M. Carpenter; Jo-Ann Clemmer; Sonya A. Cloninger; Charles &
Fran Conaway; Clara Cook; Lorraine
A. Coonrod; Michael & Martha
Coppins; Mary Lama Cordero; Jim &
Theresa Croteau; Robert & Esther
Cummings; Karen L. Dalton; Marsha
Davids; Susan Davis; Lynda E. Davis;
Jean Deal; Frank & Dorothy Dean;
John L. & Teresa L. Dean; Ann Dekle;
Jim & Noel DeLong; Virginia Densmore; Mary E. Dobbins; Gail Downing; Marie Dugger; Betty Earnest;
Martha G. Eaton; Jim Eggert & Zoe
C. Golloway; Tom Fincannon & Kay
Napier; Hank Fleck; Ann Foster;
Virginia Freeman; John & Mary
Gambon; Sandra F. Genetin; Kathie
George & Linda Riddle; Bruce &
Luisa Gillander; Deanne Guerra;
Cecil F. & H.D. Higgs; Joseph & Maureen Haberfeld; Coleen Hahn; Gerry
Hammond; Barbara Harrison; Margie Harvey; Vicky Hayse; James L. &

Lucy W. Hiatt; Jesse & Rita Hodsdon;
Karen C. Inman; Barbara J. Jackson;
Di Jacques; Liz Jameson; Emily Jamieson; Emily H. Jennings; Timothy
Jefferson & Louise J. Bennett; Mary
R. Johnson; Janice P. Johnston; Berlin
Jones; Carolyn C. Joyner; Steven
Kahn; Claire Kelly; Anna Kuhn;
Bimpe Zina Kumuyi; Stanley & Phyllis
Kupiszewski; Patricia Lanfear; Genevive Lathrop; Donald Ledbury; Sheldon Leibow; Rebecca Leon; Lou &
Jennie Logan; Kathy S. Marchant;
Joan P. McGuire; Guy & Brigitte
McKenzie; Jane McLeod; Dr. Steven
Melamed; Annette Messer; Vivian
Mitchell; Jane Mooney; William &
Yoshiko Murdick; Claudia M. Nelson;
Josephine Newton; Marilyn J. Nichols; Joseph O'Neil; Jerry Oshesky;
Linda Oxford; Billie Padgett; Jim &
Betty Pafford; Patricia H. Parkhurst;
Carol J. Peck; Paula P. Petrovich; Tina
Platt; Phillip M. & Dawn T. Pollock;
Bob & Fran Poppell; Kent Putnam &
Paula Walborsky; Mary Rallis; Albert
L. Reaves & Patricia Hayes; Margaret
J. Riggins; Fred & Anna Roberson;
Martin & Rae Roeder; Annie R. Rolle;
Bob & Stephanie Rubanowice; Consuelo Rushing; Terry & Linda Russell;
Mary Jane Sansone; Beverly Schacht;
Thelma Scott; Dr. Mary Beth Seay &
Dee Shepherd; Richard & Linda
Lamb Senesac; Gertrude H. Shirley;
Dorothy W. Simmons; Elizabeth L.
Simpkins; Marylin Stallworth; Edwin

& Priscilla Stevens; Bonnie Strade;
Sara A. Straub; Ellen Sullivan; Carolyn C. Tharp; Margie Thomas; C. Kay
Tilles; Elmira G. Valdez; Jerry Vaughan; Cathy Wacksman; Sara Jean
Wainwright; Sandra H. Walonis;
Betty S. Watson; Joann F. Webb;
Dorothy Webb; Tiffanie Webster;
Robert C. & Karin G. Werner; William Woolley; Shirley Zahn

Bryan Desloge, Emeritus
A.J. (Andy) McMullian, Emeritus
Sarah Neeley, Emeritus

Senior Services Advisory
Emily Millett, Chair

General Donations

Jill Sandler, Vice Chair

By: Warren Bishop & Darlene Wilke
Peter Piper, Secretary
In Appreciation of: Tax Aide
Nancy Daws
By: Sheila Salyer & Gay Montgomery
Pamela Flory
Memorial Donations
Harry Fordham
In memory of: Jane Fletcher
Dr. Mike Francis
By: Edna Owens
Patricia Parkhurst
In Memory of: Betsy Alexander
Annie Rolle
By: Sheila Salyer
Andrea Rosser

Tallahassee Senior
Foundation Board

Dr. Antonio Terracciano
Freida Travis

Linda Roberts, President
Ed Vertuno
Donna Wells, Vice President
Mae Williams

Big fun at Black &
White Charity Ball
Active Living

USA Dance Black and White
Charity Ball
Is it black or white? Actually,
it was the USA Dance Black and
White Charity Ball at the Tallahassee Senior Center. Dance
lessons with Curtis Rosiek
kicked off the night that saw the
best of black and white attire
and an auditorium dressed in a
theme to match.
The annual USA Dance 6010
benefit gala for TSC found
dancers whirling and twirling
on the city’s largest wooden
dance floor. There was the feeling of fun in the air and great
music with DJ Jim Hurst. Hurst
provided old favorites and some
of today’s pop tunes and the
Fred Astaire Studio dancers
presented some choreographed
numbers that had all eyes on
their graceful moves.

Budd Titlow teaches a bird photography class.

OLLI sees fall
with new batch
of cool classes
Fran Conaway

From left, Brenda Austin, the president of USA Dance and Pamela Flory
focus their attention on the dance floor.

TCC band gives Patriotic Concert

Geoffrey Bradford and Sara Carter Pankaskie perform with the Tallahassee Community College Band at the group’s
annual Patriotic Concert. Pankaskie, also an enthusiastic conductor during the program, told the senior center
audience, “this is the highlight we look forward to every year.”


It may be deep into summer
for the rest of the world, but
it’s already autumn in the
minds of the Curriculum Committee of the Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute at Florida
State University. That’s because they’ve been busily putting together the courses that
will be offered during OLLI’s
Fall 2015 Semester, which begins Sept. 28 and runs through
Nov. 6.
Courses run the gamut
from history, science, art, culture and language to technology, music, literature, religion, world events, economics,
politics and much more.
The curriculum includes
faculty who taught popular
OLLI classes in the past. Noted
Florida State University history professor Jim Jones, who
has taught several classes on
the Civil War, will switch time
periods and focus on World
War II in Europe. Rabbi Jack
Romberg of Temple Israel is
offering a course tantalizingly
titled, “Which God Don’t You
Believe In?”
“Take Control of Your Destiny” is offered by Ken Brummel-Smith, of FSU’s Department of Geriatrics in the College of Medicine, and architect and historic preservation
specialist Arleen Pabon, a FAMU faculty member, brings

her expertise to Architectural
Concepts: The Seven Wonders
of the Ancient World. Bruce
Bickley, retired FSU professor, looks at Faulkner’s short
fiction, and retired FSU professor Woody Carlson offers
“The Lucky Few,” a study in
Tours of area plantations,
Mission San Luis and The
Grove are planned, and nature
lovers can study birding. Science classes include space science, Einstein’s legacy, and human osteology. Descriptions
of all fall course descriptions
will be available online at by Aug. 3.
And that’s just a sample of
the wealth of classes on tap for
Fall. OLLI membership is open
to all area residents over 50.
There are no educational prerequisites for entry. Classes
are offered for the enjoyment
of learning, with no tests or required homework.
The Fall Showcase of Classes and Activities will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m.
at the Turnbull Center on the
FSU campus. Parking provided. Registration begins online
at Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.
Classes start Sept. 28 and continue through November 6.
To receive notifications of
OLLI courses and events, go to, Membership, and
create an account. For more information, call 850-644-7947.

Senior Food Resources
» While life expectancy in the U.S. is
higher than ever (age 79) for children born today, seniors remain at
greater risk of health problems
related to nutritional deficits than
any other age group.

Life Changers Church of God in
656-3940 601 Miccosukee Road.
Lake Jackson United Methodist
Church, Redeemer’s Storehouse

891-1860 2295 Pasco St.

562-1759 4423 N. Monroe St.

Church of Christ

» According to the results of a
statewide survey in 2012 by the
Department of Elder Affairs, 26% of
the seniors in Florida are at risk of

878-0085 916 Paul Russell Road

Good News Christian Ministries,
Sowing Seeds Sewing Comfort

» As of 2014 about 18% of Florida’s
population received food stamps.

222-6133 625 W. 4th St.

412-0016 347 Office Plaza Dr. - Food
Distributed at Tallahassee Senior

No web site

Faith Presbyterian Church, Manna on Meridian

Greater Love COGIC

» Nationwide, 30% of households
with seniors served by Feeding
America programs said that they
have had to choose between food
and medical care and 35% have had
to choose between food and heat/
» Many restaurants in Florida report
that increased numbers of diners are
using more coupons, reviewing
menus before ordering and dining
early to take advantage of early
Seniors who do not have adequate
access to foods necessary for a balanced diet are at risk of placement
in restrictive, costly living situations.
There are resources available in this
community to help seniors obtain
food whether through low cost
means, cooking at home or through
the wide variety of local restaurants.
Project Annie

877-4792 524 E. Orange Ave.
385-6151 2200 N. Meridian Rd.

Salvation Army

Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church

222-0304 206 W. Virginia St.

877-6276 3004 Mahan Dr.

There is a wide variety of excellent
restaurants in the Tallahassee area.
Most are listed in the local telephone book or at (606-2305).

921-5554 2518 W. Tennessee St.

ECHO, Emergency Services Program

Fountain Chapel

There are many resources in Leon
County to help seniors understand
their nutritional needs and how to
cook satisfying, nutritionally complete meals at home. This information can be found at (under Senior Resources) or by calling 891-4043.

The food stamp program (also called
SNAP or supplemental nutrition
assistance program and the food
assistance program) helps people
with low income buy healthy food.
Food assistance approval is based on
eligibility rules, gross income, assets
and the number of people in the
household. If approved, an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card is issued to the family that can be used
to purchase food in most grocery
The Florida Department of Children
and Families (DCF) administers the
Seniors can apply by:

222-3800 821 Eugenia St.

Door Step Delivery (restaurant
food delivered)

No web site

575-3663 Menu Guide Available

Bradfordville First Baptist

224-3246 702 W. Madison St.

Calling 1-866-762-2237 to request an
application by mail - M-F, 8 am-5 pm
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist


Elder Care Services

on the internet or

FlexFoods (delivered meals)
893-0893 6494 Thomasville Road

Big Bend Community Development Corp.

Visit or call the Senior Center to
obtain a card that provides discounts
to certain restaurants in the Tallahassee area. Visit for a list of area restaurants in this program or visit/call the
Senior Center at 891-4000 for a list.


Meals on Wheels (delivered meals)

*For sources, phone 891-4043.

Contact Each Location for Food Pick
Up Times and Availability


575-2739 615 Tuskegee St.


Smith-Williams Community
Center (low cost hot lunch…reservations needed)

Going to the DCF Office at 2810
Sharer Road, Unit 24 - M-F, 8 am-5
pm or
FAXing a request to (850) 921-8476



Grace Mission Episcopal Church

FAMU Cooperative Extension

Calling the Elder Helpline 1-866-4674624.

Promotes and makes available programs for community gardening,
food safety and nutrition.

Note: At the Frenchtown Heritage
Market Place, West Georgia St., EBT
cards may be used to double purchases of locally grown produce. The
market place is open every Saturday,
9 am-1pm.

921-5554 2518 W. Tennessee St.
224-3817 303 W. Brevard St.
United Church in Tallahassee

224-9745 421 W. Georgia St.
878-7385 1834 Mahan Drive
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

Comprehensive Emergency
Services Center (non-residents
may eat certain meals)


792-9000 2650 Municipal Way

Leon County Extension Office of

Good News Outreach
877-2712 2015 Fleischmann Road
412-0016 242 Lafayette Circle

Catholic Charities
222-2180 1380 Blountstown Hwy.

Wildwood Church, Our Father's

894-1400 100 Ox Bottom Rd.

The Senior Center (low cost hot
lunch…reservations needed)

Provides educational assistance with
nutritional health, food safety and

891-4000 1400 N. Monroe St.


Jenny Craig Weight Loss:
Weight Watchers:
AARP Health and Nutritional Information: