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Active

LIVING
The magazine for Tallahassee’s
active boomer and senior community

Senior Center honors


2019 Silver Stars -
shining role models
for active aging

S TA R S PA N G L E D TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 1


LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES
Interested in the pursuit of knowl-
edge? Lifelong Learning offers a variety ABOUT THE
of classes at a variety of locations. Lim-
ited space is available and classes fill up PUBLICATION
quickly. For more information or to reg- Active Living is a bi-Monthly pub-
ister, email Maureen.Haberfeld@tal- lication of the Tallahassee Senior
gov.com or call 850-891-4033. You may Center, 1400 N Monroe St., Talla-
also stop by the TSC and complete an hassee, FL 32303. 850-891-4000.
application. Lifelong Learning pro-
grams are sponsored in part by the City Sheila Salyer, Senior Services
of Tallahassee (Talgov.com), Mulligan Manager, City of Tallahassee and
Park Gracious Retirement Living, and Executive Director, Tallahassee
the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foun- Senior Foundation
dation (TallahasseeSeniorFounda- Audrey Byrne, Managing Editor
tion.org).
The Science of Glaciers Martha Gruender, Coordinating
Mondays, May 13 & 20, 10-11:30 a.m., Copy Editor
NE Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville The mission of Tallahassee Senior
Road. Services is to offer programs,
Glaciers create some of the most activities, and opportunities de-
stunning scenery on Earth. Geologist signed to encourage active living,
Joe Haberfeld will discuss glaciers optimal aging, and social fitness
around the world and how they form, for independent adults age 50+.
move, sculpt the land surface, melt, and
deposit sediments. Learn about ice ages Disclaimer of Endorsement: Refer-
of the past, the different types of gla- ence herein to any specific com-
ciers, and how glaciers reveal clues mercial products, process, or
about climate change. $5 donation service by trade name, trademark,
(50+) / $7 (others) manufacturer, or otherwise does
Thomasville Churches Tour not necessarily constitute or im-
Wed., May 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ply its endorsement, recommen-
Transportation from the TSC. dation or favoring by Tallahassee
Spend the day in beautiful Thomas- Senior Services or the Tallahassee
ville, GA and tour four historic churches. Senior Foundation.
St. Thomas Episcopal was founded in
1868 and has five Tiffany pieces. First ABOUT THE SENIOR
United Methodist Church’s beautiful CENTER
brick structure was completed in 1885.
Different colored bricks were made from For questions or more information
local clay. First Presbyterian Church was on Tallahassee Senior Services,
built in 1888. President Eisenhower and the Tallahassee Senior Center &
his wife attended services here while in Foundation, activities, and 15 tional transportation from TSC. Ranger Scott
town. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church neighborhood venues, contact More than a tour, a visit to Pebble Hill Davis, of St.
is a fine example of late Victorian ver- 850-891-4000 or visit www.tal- Plantation is a rewarding and enriching Marks
nacular architecture. The inside ceiling gov.com/seniors and www.Talla- experience. The magnificent neo-clas- National
beams are structured like an inverted hasseeSeniorFoundation.org. sical Main House is filled with fine art, Wildlife
slave ship. Enjoy a delicious lunch at “Like” us at Facebook.com/Talla- antique furniture, china, crystal, and Refuge, leads
Empire Bagel and Deli. $60 fee (includes hasseeSeniorCenter. For Leon silver trophies. Everything in the house LifeLong
lunch, tours, and transportation from County Senior Outreach (a pro- is original. The Main House is framed Outdoor
TSC). gram of the TSCF), read the LCSO with lovely gardens. The tour will in- Pursuits (LOP)
The Value of Seniors Sharing Sto- Gazette, call 850-891-4065, or clude a tractor ride around the property participants
ries with Younger Generations visit cms.leoncountyfl.gov. To to view the beautiful and extensive on a hike during a recent Ochlockonee
Thu., May 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m., TSC receive the TSCF bi-weekly news- grounds and some of the other struc- State Park Outdoor Clinic, organized
Local author, W. Mason Dunn helps letter, email Lisa.DollarCov- tures on the property. The tour will con- by Senior Center Intern and FSU
participants find the importance of ert@talgov.com. clude with a picnic lunch by the pond. student Josie (Yocia Abney). Are you
their own story. Learn techniques that Fee $25 (includes optional transporta- 50+ years old? Join us for fun in the
will assist you in your journey to share bers bounce back from difficult times. tion from TSC and picnic lunch). Space outdoors – hiking, biking, fishing,
your life stories and experiences with $5 donation (50+) / $7 (others) is limited. kayaking and more! For upcoming
younger family members. Sharing your Pebble Hill Tour pursuits, call 891-4065 or email
stories can help struggling family mem- Tue., May 21, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Op- Susan.Davis@talgov.com.

2 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


Silver Stars sparkle with positivity, talent and service
Celebrate the 18th annual Silver Stars, recognizing eight “Silver Stars,” volun- positive outlook, and dedication to the motivation and service of others. Silver
teers, and sponsors during a gala dinner celebration on Thursday, May 23, 5:45 p.m. Stars is presented by Capital Health Plan, other generous sponsors, and the TSC
at the FSU University Center. The 2019 honorees are – Carriemae Marquess, Ph.D., Foundation. For details and tickets, visit www.TallahasseeSeniorFoundation.org,
Viola “Vi” Taylor, L. Everett Yarbrough, Sue Spencer, Robert DeWitt Smith, Betty email Lisa.DollarCovert@talgov.com or call 850-891-4003.
King, Peter M. Piper, and Albert Green. Silver Star biographies are by Erik Thompson and Courtney Anderson, Interns of
Each Silver Star has a unique past; their common thread is their active lifestyle, Sachs Media Group.

Carriemae Marquess, 99, Exercise and travel keep


loves learning, adventure dynamo Vi Taylor, 93, busy
Vi Taylor is determined to shatter neyed to the Mediterra-
Carriemae Marquess’ insatiable love one grandson, who she the stereotype of the nonagenarian nean, Hawaii, and still
of learning has carried her through a life now lives with in a house who sits in a rocker all day. Instead, travels. However, she
well lived, filled with knowledge, adven- near FAMU. An avid trav- this dynamo is a selfless, active indi- enjoys the everyday
ture, and artistry. She would not have it eler, she wishes she could vidual who is passionate about gar- pleasures just the same
any other way. build on previous trips dening, traveling, volunteering, and – playing dominoes
Born and raised in Boston, Carriemae around the world, includ- her exercise classes. Taylor with her friends every
grew up working in her mother’s board- Marquess ing to Europe and Asia. The Pennsylvania native moved to Tuesday, and reading,
ing house and restaurant, one that was One of her favorite spots Tallahassee in 1963 to follow her hus- and cooking (especially
so popular it hosted the likes of Ella Fitz- to visit with her husband band Jim’s career in life insurance, and soups).
gerald and Louis Armstrong. was the Caribbean. Another “interna- Vi has lived here ever since. During her Family-oriented, Vi has passed on
She first came to Tallahassee in 1937 tional” focus is Russia, for its Faberge working years she served in roles rang- her love of life to her two children, five
to study home economics at what later egg artistry, which she has practiced for ing from secretary to the Director of Li- grandchildren, and five great-grand-
became Florida A&M University. She 25 years. She participates in several braries at the University of Florida children. She is naturally a caring indi-
earned her bachelor’s degree (graduat- shows around Tallahassee and the during the late 1940s to dental office vidual. Never missing an opportunity
ed valedictorian) there and then a mas- country, working on her craft as often as receptionist, and more recently she to lend a helping hand, Vi makes hats
ter’s in home economics from Columbia possible in a dedicated basement stu- has volunteered at the Tallahassee at Trinity united Methodist Church for
University, before returning to Tallahas- dio. Senior Center and Tallahassee Police the underprivileged. Her days are filled
see in 1946 to teach at her alma mater. Carriemae is popular in Tallahassee Department. with looking after her three-story
She later earned a Ph.D. in Foods and In- Duplicate Bridge circles, where she A variety of hobbies keeps Vi active, house, tending to her colorful garden,
stitution Management from Iowa State plays at least five times a week. An en- and when she finds something she maintaining her active social life, and
University. thusiastic player for 25 years, she has likes – she sticks with it. She has been spending time with her family.
Life’s path eventually brought Car- participated in several tournaments part of the same LIFE exercise class for Vi Taylor’s longevity may be attrib-
riemae back to Tallahassee with her and won bronze and silver life master almost 25 years while attending the utable to her exercise class and
husband Joe Andrew Marquess, where awards. Still, she says, winning is not at Tallahassee Senior Center. As one of healthy eating, but she gains real ful-
she continued to teach and serve as all important to her – she’s only in the the oldest active members in her exer- fillment from her altruism, wisdom,
head of the Institutional Food Depart- game for fun and friends. cise class, she is a role model to many and commitment to her community.
ment until retirement in 1989. Many of Carriemae Marquess retains her flair younger participants. “Look after yourself and others,” she
her students attended her 90th birthday for life and always tries to live to the ful- Vi’s secret to active aging? “Keep says, “adopt hobbies that you enjoy,
and thanked her for the life changing in- lest. “It’s important to live well,” she exercising and eating right, and travel and, most of all, never forget to make
fluence on them. smiles, “to give the very best to yourself, when you can,” she says. Vi has jour- time for family and friends.”
The couple had two daughters and your family, and your friends.”

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 3


Robert DeWitt Smith, 81, Sue Spencer, 84, stays
pursues passion for art happy with song, prayer
Robert DeWitt Smith comes from a Tallahassee Democrat, Sue Spencer starts every day with the community culminat-
long line of old Tallahassee farming Gadsden County Times, meditation and prayer, followed by a five ed in 2016 when the Area
families. A graduate of Leon High and other publications. mile walk; four times a week, she partic- Agency on Aging for
School in 1956, Robert remains close to He has taught painting ipates in Pilates and Tai Chi with the Tal- North Florida honored
many of his former classmates. He has classes for 11 years at the lahassee Tai Chi Society. Among her ac- her with the Distin-
turned his passion for art into a true Tallahassee Senior Cen- tive pursuits and interests are service to guished Volunteer Ser-
community resource. Smith ter and the Fort Braden others and bird watching – “the beauty Spencer vice Award for Leon
After graduating from Leon, Robert Community Center. of the world amazes me,” she declares. County. Sue spent several
served in the Army before studying “Seeing the joy and enthusiasm exhib- Sue met her Wales-born husband years as a reading tutor at Sealey Ele-
Fine Arts at Florida State University. ited by the art class participants never Pete in England, when he was in a jazz mentary School, and she now serves
He later obtained a Master’s degree in fails to lift my spirit,” he says. His art trio at Oxford and she auditioned to be a (monthly) on the team at her church that
Instructional Communications at Syr- has received recognition many times, singer. They obviously “harmonized” bags and distributes food and clothing
acuse University. He met the love of his including first place in the 26th Annual well, marrying and eventually moving to for homeless people. She also dedicates
life, Meredith, in Tampa and married Art in Gadsden show. Tallahassee in 1971, where they have her time to supporting shut-ins and
her in 1965. He then applied his artistic Robert has boosted several organi- lived ever since. Married for almost 60 those living in senior care centers, where
skills in various graphic design posi- zations, including chair of the Senior years – “forever,” as she happily de- she volunteers as an adult Sunday
tions, including in Nigeria with the Center Art Council. He has also served scribes it – she and Pete have two much- school teacher.
U.S. Agency for International Develop- on the boards of the Fort Braden Com- loved sons and two daughters-in-law. A lover of music and community, Sue
ment. munity Center, the Cities in Schools Just about every Monday for the past has led the choir at an elder care center
After two years in Nigeria, Robert Charter School, and the Parramore 24 years, Sue has actively volunteered at for 31 years. She also participates in her
and Meredith moved back to their true Shores Neighborhood Association. He Elder Care Services’ Elder Day Stay, en- local church choir and regularly per-
home of Tallahassee in 1969 and he be- currently serves on the Leon County tertaining participants with the piano forms solos. In 2001, the Manchester
gan working for the Florida Depart- Senior Outreach Advisory Council. and singing hymns. She always ends her University Choir at Carnegie Hall per-
ment of Education as an educational He was recently honored with the session with “Church in the Wildwood,” formed a musical piece she wrote, enti-
media consultant. He eventually re- 2018 Tallahassee Senior Center estimating that she has sung this hymn tled “Psalm 100.”
tired from DOE, but that didn’t stop his Charles Hazelip Art Volunteer of the over 2,000 times. She is also very in- Sue Spencer believes the key to a suc-
pursuit of the arts. Year Award – although he prefers to volved at her church, visiting home- cessful life and active aging is to smile
In recent years his paintings – fea- highlight the Center’s other amazing bound parishioners on behalf of St. often and stay positive while looking for
turing his distinctive signature “De- artists who, he says, helped with the Paul’s United Methodist. opportunities to laugh often. “I am a very
Witt” – have been highlighted in the “heavy lifting.” Sue’s many years of contributing to happy person,” she says with pride.

L. Everett Yarbrough, 88, is a whiz at table tennis


On most days, you will find Everett Yar- Chiefs. He served in the erett and two friends co-founded the sic and still enjoys the French horn and
brough playing table tennis at Westmin- Navy during the Korean Westminster Alzheimer’s Awareness participates in the Westminster Singers,
ster Oaks. With two gold medals and an- War, lending his talent for Group. The group evolved to bring six dif- routinely performing at senior communi-
other silver to his credit from the Senior the French horn whenever ferent Alzheimer’s organizations together ties. A devoted family man, he displays a
Games table tennis competition, Everett he could. He became a his- for a single collaborative forum attended deep love for his children and grandchil-
seems every bit the pro. His passion for the tory teacher, with a deep by more than 400 people, successfully in- dren – one of whom followed in his foot-
game is contagious as he recruits and Yarbrough interest in the American creasing awareness of Alzheimer’s disease steps and now plays the French horn with
teaches newcomers to play. Revolution and Civil War, in the Tallahassee area. In addition to his the Detroit Symphony.
Everett first came to Tallahassee as an and taught for most of his adult life. The dedicated work with the Westminster Looking back on his accomplishments,
aspiring music student at Florida State military veteran carried his interest to par- group, Everett contributes much of his Everett Yarbrough is proudest of his active
University. Although his interest eventual- ticipating in Honor Flights to Washington, time to several caregiver groups and reg- work in raising Alzheimer’s awareness in
ly turned to studying history, he played the D.C., for several years. ularly gives presentations on the demands the community.
French horn in FSU’s marching band and After his beloved wife Marie, passed of caregiving.
was a member of the 1949 Marching away following a battle with dementia, Ev- Everett maintains his fondness for mu-

4 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


Albert Green, 75, helps in Miccosukee
Albert Green believes that fellowship nual Christmas dinner nancial secretary for 50 years and was
Flag day
with family and neighbors is paramount
to good health and active aging. Born
and raised in the small town northeast
for local seniors in Mic-
cosukee. Now in its 18th
year, the event began as
choir president for 20 years. In addition
to his extensive community and church
work, Albert loves to take walks around
concert
of Tallahassee, Albert remains a proud a small get-together and his neighborhood.
member and pillar of the Miccosukee has grown to include Growing up as the baby of the family, Mon., Jun. 17,
community. Green more than 100 attendees. Albert shared his world with three older 7 – 8 p.m.
As a long-time, committed volunteer In addition to this com- siblings. He eventually married his be- Capital City
with the Leon County Senior Outreach munity dinner, Albert has implemented loved wife, Edith, in 1970 and had two Concert Band of
program, Albert is always a willing as- the joyous tradition of purchasing and sons, who they raised in Miccosukee. Tallahassee
sistant. Each month, Albert escorts delivering hand-picked Christmas gifts Albert travels often to visit his family in Community Col-
Miccosukee seniors on the StarMetro for many of the area’s older residents. Atlanta, which now includes five grand- lege
bus to the local Walmart so they can Albert demonstrates a deep love for children – but he always makes sure to Great music!
pick up their groceries and other neces- his neighbors, listening to their stories, come back to his home. “I have traveled Celebrate our
sities. He regularly attends the sign-in visiting people who are sick, and regu- a lot, but I could never be away from flag! Wear Red,
table for monthly Lunch and Learn larly spending time with them. His de- Miccosukee for more than a week,” he White & Blue! $5
events, greeting regulars and newcom- votion to the Miccosukee people is fur- says with a laugh. donation.
ers alike with his warm, welcoming ther expressed through his lifelong in- Albert Green strives to maintain an
smile. volvement in his neighborhood church. active presence within his community,
Other examples of his selflessness A member of Concord AME Church for reflecting his personal motto: “If you
include organizing and hosting the an- the past 56 years, he has served as fi- bless someone, you’ll be blessed.”

Betty King, 81, helps Peter Piper, 76, keeps


as Hospice companion busy with tech, cooking
Betty King may be originally from a sionary, helping foster Peter Piper always follows his innate mentoring children. It’s
small-town in Georgia, but her love of unity within the con- sense of curiosity, and his eagerness to the latest stop in a path
Tallahassee grew on her after moving gregation and working try anything has kept him going and that brought Peter from
here with her husband in 1960. As her closely with the minis- pushing forward. That’s how he adopt- his job as an energy offi-
family blossomed – eventually includ- ter. She takes pride in ed a new high-tech avocation, and now cer in Miami to Tallahas-
ing a son, three grandchildren, and six guiding the younger he helps pass on his knowledge to other see for work as an engi-
great-grandchildren – so did her pas- King generations within the seniors. Piper neer with a federal ener-
sion to serve the community. church to find their After receiving his first computer at gy program. After 35
As a devoted Elder Care Services path. age 40, Peter immediately took up the years in this line of work, he opened a
Senior Companion volunteer for Big Betty’s big heart extends into her technology. Soon, it became an “all-con- staffing service business, which he op-
Bend Hospice for the past 11 years, her personal life. She has adopted an older suming passion.” He has spent the past erated for 15 years.
natural desire to help has been a bless- adult who is speech, sight and hearing several years teaching those skills to Amid these professional pursuits,
ing for terminally ill people with lim- challenged. They get out, run errands, others as a computer instructor at the Peter and his wife of 54 years, Betty
ited caregiver or family support. Betty travel around town, and have even tak- Tallahassee Senior Center. Peter em- Anne, raised six daughters, and he re-
volunteers 20-30 hours a week, visit- en a cruise. Betty has welcomed peo- braces the possibilities that computers mains close to them. When he’s not
ing patients in Leon, Gadsden and Wa- ple into her home that have experi- can bring to anyone. “They can be used teaching seniors or children, he follows
kulla counties and expressing sincere enced life challenges and is a caregiver for anything if you know the direction his passion for the culinary arts, cook-
compassion during this very stressful to her great granddaughter. you want to go,” he says. “You have un- ing dishes with an exotic flair. He prides
time. So how does Betty King feel about paralleled access to unlimited informa- himself on never repeating a recipe, a
In the last decade, Betsy has helped embracing active aging? In her spare tion about anything.” This volunteer practice that has led him to avoid cook-
well over 80 patients work with their time, Betty likes to take walks around work led him to become a member of the ing the same dish twice in over 1,300
limitations, empowering them to un- her neighborhood and immerse herself Senior Services Advisory Council, serv- days. “I like to explore and try new and
derstand that they can make choices in music, singing along to her favorite ing for six years. unique flavors together,” he explains
in their overall care and encouraging gospel songs. She also enjoys dancing. He found another outlet for his love with delight.
them to focus on the present. The key to active aging for Betty is to of spreading knowledge when he be- Peter Piper’s unique can-do attitude
In addition to her Hospice work, stay physically active and maintain an came a business partner four years ago blends with his passions and allows him
Betty serves at Mt. Sinai AME Church active role in your community and at Oak Ridge Elementary School, where to live life to the fullest.
as a respected stewardess and mis- church. he spends much of his time tutoring and

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 5


CLASSES
DANCE & MUSIC
UPSLIDE
A Program that Addresses Isolation, Loneliness and Depression” For class descriptions visit www.tal-
gov.com/seniors/stayactive.aspx or call
COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY Do you have a friend who is lonely? Would you like to become more socially 850-891-4000.
connected? Help is available to break the cycle. UPSLIDE serves people age ADULT BALLET
Interested in taking computer classes? 50 and older by offering individual counseling, chat groups and support in Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. $2 (50+),
Stop by TSC receptionist desk and com- becoming socially engaged. $3 (others).
plete an application to express your com- “UPSLIDE Friends Connection: A Friendly Chat Group Just for You” BEGINNING BALLROOM AND
puter course interests. Call 891-4008 or SWING LESSONS
email Kristy.Carter@talgov.com to request Mondays, 3 – 4:30 p.m., TSC Auditorium, 1400 N. Monroe St. OR Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m. $5.
an application be sent to you or to get your Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m., TSC Conf. Rm. 3A, 1400 N. Monroe St. USA BALLROOM DANCE
name added to the interest roster. A variety Sat. 7:30–10:30 p.m.
of classes are offered and vary in donation. Feeling alone can impact health and impair successful aging. This weekly Groove on Tallahassee’s largest dance
Participants are scheduled in the order of program aims to help you meet new people, share ideas, practice communi- floor. Complimentary lessons at 6:30 p.m.
request received. cation skills, engage in meaningful conversation, and have fun! For more Dances are smoke and alcohol free. Dance
MENTOR UP information, email Melanie.Lachman@talgov.com or call 891-4066. Take that nights with paid entry: $8/USAB Dance
Wed, May 22, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. or 5:30- first step and join UPSLIDE at the TSC or at one of our outreach sites: members, $14/non-members, and $5 for
6:30 p.m. Lincoln Neighborhood Center, 438 W. Brevard St., 3rd Tuesday of the students with valid IDs. Mark your calen-
Join AARP and Leon High School Key month, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. dars for the following dance dates:
Club students for one-on-one help with May 18 – Jump, Jive and Wail – Casual
your technology device. To register call Miccosukee Community Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Rd., 2nd Tuesday of Jun. 15 – Dancing with the Stars – Semi-
Leslie Spencer at 850-577-5165. the month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; light lunch provided. Formal
MICROSOFT BASICS AND BEYOND Jul. 20 – Heat Wave
Tue. & Thu., May 28, 30 & Jun. 4 & 6, CAPITAL TWIRLERS ROUND
9–11 a.m. (must attend all 4 dates) Seniors) for the entire course. Preregistra- (need to attend all 4 dates) DANCE
Beginners - this class will focus on key- tion and payment required - space is lim- Struggling with the change to Windows Mondays, 6 p.m.
board tips and shortcuts, typing and edit- ited. 10? Learn about the different features in- Come and enjoy modern, social, round
ing skills, cut and paste, introduction to MICROSOFT WORD – BASIC cluding the Start Menu, setting app and dancing which is choreographed and cued
word processing, accessing programs, and Tue., Wed., and Thu., Jul. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & much more. If your laptop is running Win- ballroom dancing that progresses in a cir-
navigation of your computer along with 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (must attend all 6 dates) dows 10, bring it to class. $20 (50+) or $25 cular pattern.
terminology. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. (non-Seniors) CAPITAL TWIRLERS SQUARE
MICROSOFT EXCEL – BASIC Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or $25 (non- PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS DANCE
Tue., Wed., and Thu., May 28, 29, 30, Seniors) for the entire course. Preregistra- 1st & 3rd Mon., 6:30–8 p.m. $5 per class Mondays, 7 p.m.
Jun. 4, 5, & 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (must attend tion and payment required - space is lim- Join us and learn or improve your photo Mainstream and Plus Level Square
all 6 dates) ited. editing skills with the Photoshop Elements Dancing every Monday from 7 – 9 p.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. WINDOW 10 OPERATING SYSTEM software program. Participants will: view Level adjusted to fit dancers’ skills. Non-
Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or $25 (non- Tue. & Thu., Jul. 9, 11, 16 & 18, 9–11 a.m. and discuss photo editing tutorials and member dancer donation: $5. Lessons giv-
member projects; have ample opportuni- en annually. Visit www.Facebook.com/
ties to share their knowledge; and time to Tallahasseetwirlers or Libby at 850-566-
ask and answer questions. Meetings are 2117.
twice a month with a planned agenda. CONTRA DANCE (TALLAHASSEE
COMMUNITY FRIENDS OF OLD TIME
MUSIC DANCE)
Fri. 7:30–10:30 p.m.
For class descriptions visit www.tal- Jigs, reels, and all kinds of fun. Moves
gov.com/seniors/beartistic.aspx or call similar to square dance with a caller in-
850-891-4000. structing each dance before the music be-
GUITAR - Tue., 6 – 7:30 p.m. gins. $10/adults, $9/seniors, $6/students,
UKULELE BEGINNING - 1st & 3rd Fri- $0/under age 12. Wear comfortable shoes
day of each month, 10-10:50 a.m. and clothes. No partner or experience nec-
FINGERSTYLE UKULELE CLASS - essary. Newcomers should arrive by 7:15
1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 11-11:50 a.m. p.m. Visit www.tallydancer.com.
UKULELE & FRIENDS - 2nd & 4th Fri- May 10 – Runaway Biscuits with Caller
day of each month, 11-12 p.m. Vicki Morrison
Jun 14 – Long Forgotten String Band
SPECIAL EVENTS with Caller Joey Norton (St. Pete).
Jul. 12 – TBA
MEMORIAL DAY - Closed Mon., May BEGINNING LINE DANCE
27 Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. $2 (50+), $3 (oth-
MAINTENANCE WEEK - Closed June ers).
24 – 28 LINE DANCE WITH GINA
INDEPENDENCE DAY - Closed Thu., Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. $2 (50+), $3 (oth-
July 4 ers).

6 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


HEALTH & WELLNESS Mental Health
Awareness Presentation
The listed presentations, massage, Capital City PTSD: It’s Time to Talk
and classes at the Tallahassee Senior Senior Games
Center are $2 unless otherwise indicat- sponsor and Wed., Jun. 5, 6 – 8 p.m., Auditorium,
ed. For more information on programs, swimming event TSC, 1400 N. Monroe St.
registration or donations, email volunteers, In recognition of PTSD Awareness
Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or call 850- Audiology Month, the TSC presents an impor-
891-4042 or 891-4045. Associates of tant and surprisingly common condi-
MAY is Asthma Awareness Month! North Florida, a tion that occurs in people of all ages.
The following **TSC programs address division of PTSD can occur in anyone (not just
chronic lung diseases, like asthma and Tallahassee Ear, war veterans) and includes older
COPD: Nose, and adults who have experienced or
**Quit: A Smoking Cessation Throat. witnessed a traumatic event, such as
Workshop Audiology and serious illness, ICU experiences, and
Mon., May 6 & Jun. 3, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Associates will abuse/assault. The keynote speak-
Conf. Rm. 1A present on May ers, Dr. Scott Pickett and Dr. Julia
Designed by former smokers, this 16 on Hot Topics Shelfer, both new faculty at FSU
program was developed for people who in Hearing & College of Medicine, are experts in
want to become non-smokers. Attend Hearing PTSD and will present the research,
one of these highly effective class/sup- Technology. the physical and societal factors that
port groups if you are ready to quit play a role, the symptoms, the most
smoking now. Nicotine patches provid- and Speech Month. Presented by Debo- Lively Barber School brings students current treatment options, local
ed at no charge. Offered by Big Bend rah Cassidy, Audiologist, Audiology As- to make you feel like a million bucks. resources, and more. A Q & A session
AHEC. Call 224-1177 to register. sociates, a division of Tallahassee ENT. Haircuts and shaves for men and simple will follow with expert panelists.
**Asthma, COPD, and Lung Health No-cost hearing screenings will be of- trims for women. Donations appreciat- Exhibitors, including local agencies,
Wed., May 29, 11 a.m. - noon, Dining fered from 10 – 11 a.m. Balance/posture ed. organizations, and mental health
Room screenings by Dr. Benjamin Lunn. Join A Morning of Pain Relief providers, will provide info and re-
Asthma is one of several lung dis- us for information, giveaways, and Tue., Jul. 9, 10 a.m. - noon, Health sources. Offered in partnership with
eases that makes it harder to move air in more! Call 891-4042 or email Suite UPSLIDE and CRMC, this program is
and out of your lungs. It is chronic, and Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com. Join us for a morning of relaxation relevant to professionals, families,
can be life-threatening; but it can be All About Genetic Cancer Testing and pain relief with mediation, Reiki caregivers, scholars, and the com-
managed so you live a normal, healthy Wed., May 22, 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., and Graston technique pain relief. The munity at large. CEUs available. Din-
life. If you are living with asthma or Dining Room & Health Suite Graston Technique is a form of therapy ner served; $5 requested donation.
COPD, or you have a friend, family Medicare and Medicaid now pay for that uses stainless steel tools to perform Door Prizes. RSVP to Ruth Nickens at
member who is, take some time to learn DNA Cancer screenings! If you have soft tissue mobilizations. Offered Leslie ruth.nickens@talgov.com or 891-
more about the conditions. Presented cancer or have a family history of can- Hanks, Susie Howell and friends, and 4042.
by Christy Clark, TMH Respiratory Care. cer, genetic counseling and testing may Dr. Benjamin Lunn.
**Pulse Oximetry be valuable to you and your loved ones. Healthy Summer Eating
Thu., Jun. 6 & Jul. 11, 10 a.m. – noon, Two presentations will be offered, and a Wed. July 10, 11 a.m., Dining Rm noon, offered by Audibel
Health Suite simple oral swab screening will be avail- Learn about how to make delicious MASSAGE, MEDITATION, AND
Pulse oximetry is a painless test that able at no-cost between 10 a.m. and 1 and healthy meals using summertime REIKI
measures the oxygen levels in your p.m. Presented by Scott Higginbotham, bounty. Enjoy a demonstration and Reiki, Every Tue., 10:30 a.m. - noon,
blood. It can rapidly detect small Check Your Genes samples. Offered by UF-IFAS Leon Susie Howell, Reiki Master, and Friends
changes in how efficiently oxygen is be- Ageless Grace: 4-Week Series Be- County Extension Meditation and Mindfulness
ing carried through the body. gins May 30! Guidelines, Tue., June 11 & July 9, 10:30
**Smoothie Tuesday - Breathe Thu., May 30 – Jun. 20, 11 a.m. – noon, HEALTH SCREENINGS - 11:30 a.m.
Easy! taught by Marghi McClearn - see pg. 7 Offered one Tuesday each Month in
Tue., Jun. 18, 10:30 a.m. - noon., Din- for details. Tallahassee Senior Center Health conjunction with Reiki, these encoun-
ing Room Podiatry Screening & Foot Care Suite, unless otherwise noted. ters introduce you to the secrets of the
Learn to make smoothies that are Thu., Jun. 6, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Health Blood Pressure, Wed. & Thu., 10 a.m. timeless art of meditation. Feel calmer,
good for your lungs and body, and then Suite – noon more focused and balanced. Taught by
enjoy sumptuous samples. Offered by Dr. Gary McCoy, Podiatrist & foot Glucose, Every Wed., 10 a.m. – noon Leslie Hanks, Yoga Unlimited.
Azhel Ackerman specialist cuts toenails and assesses Spinal Heath, Posture & Balance Massage, Tue., May 21, 10 a.m. -
Hot Topics in Hearing & Hearing and treats foot problems. Doctor ac- Screenings, Thu., May 16, & Jun. 4, 10 noon, Norma Reesor, LMT
Technology cepts Medicare, Medicaid, and second- a.m. – noon, offered by Dr. Benjamin Energy Healing through Sound
Thu., May 16, 10 a.m. – noon, Activity ary insurance, which may cover costs Lunn and Reiki , Tue., Jul. 16, 10:30 a.m. –
Room for this. Genetic Cancer Screenings, Wed., 12:30 p.m. Climb onto the massage table,
Learn all about the most current Shave and a Haircut: The Barbers May 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., offered by Test close your eyes, and experience Reiki 7
hearing-related issues and the cutting- are Coming! Your Genes energy healing. Offered by Reiki practi-
edge hearing technology at this annual Thu., Jun. 20, 10 a.m. – noon, Health Hearing , Wed., July 10, 10 a.m. – tioners Michelle Chason and Leisa
expo event, held during Better Hearing Suite Mccullion. 20-minute sessions; $3.

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 7


FITNESS
THE TALLAHASSEE SENIOR
CENTER Ageless Grace: 4-Week
Fitness classes are $3 (50+), $4 (oth-
Series Begins May 30!
ers), unless otherwise indicated. Fit- Thu., May 30 – Jun. 20, 11 a.m. –
ness cards can also be purchased — $25 noon, taught by Marghi McClearn
for 10 classes ($5 discount). For more in-
This cutting-edge brain fitness pro-
formation, call Ruth Nickens, RN,
gram, based on neuroplasticity, acti-
Health & Wellness Program Coordinator
vates all 5 functions of the brain
at 850-891-4042 or Ruth.Nickens@tal-
(analytical, strategic, kinesthetic
gov.com or Henry Steele, Health Suite
learning, memory/recall, and creativ-
Assistant at 850-891-4045 or visit our
ity/imagination) and simultaneously
website at Talgov.com/Seniors.
addresses all 21 physical skills need-
MINDFUL MOVEMENT, Tue., 11
ed for lifelong optimal function. This
a.m.-noon, is a NIA based yoga class. A
program consists of 21 simple exer-
gentle, yoga-based, fitness class that fo-
cises and is based on natural move-
cuses on increasing energy, reducing
ment and focused on healthy longev-
falls, and maintaining flexibility. Taught
ity of the body and mind. Reserve
by Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga in-
your slot now - call 891-4042 or
structor.
email Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com .
BRAIN-BODY-BALANCE, Mon.,
Offered by TMH, $3 requested dona-
1:30-2:30 p.m. at the TSC, is an active-
tion.
aging, fall prevention program specifi-
cally created to train and reverse many
types of aging. Taught by Kathy Gilbert. Brain, Body, Balance with Kathy Gil-
See Neighborhood Fitness Sites for oth- bert, Wed., 2 - 3 p.m.
er times, listings and instructors. Bradfordville Fitness, Northeast
CHAIR YOGA, Fri., 11 a.m.-noon, of- Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Rd.
fers a gentle yoga workout for increased Note: Class size limited, before at-
mobility, bladder control, self-esteem, tending your first class, call instructor
and mental focus. Taught by Bridget Llona at 878-1685 or Ferdouse at 766-
Welch, certified yoga instructor. 6001
LIFE EXERCISE, Tue. and Thu., Senior Fitness I (Beginner) with Fer-
9:30-10:30 a.m., is a very popular and douse: Tue. & Fri., 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
dynamic workout consisting of aero- Senior Fitness I (Beginner) with Llo-
bics, light weights, stretching, strength- na: Tue. & Fri., 10:30-11:15 a.m.
ening and balance exercises. This work- Senior Fitness II (Intermediate) with
out is suitable for everyone and you can Llona: Tue. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
participate seated. Taught by Pomeroy Senior Fitness (Afternoon) with Llo-
Brinkley. na: Tue. & Fri., 1-2 p.m.
TAI CHI: Wed. and Fri. 10-11 a.m. In- Yoga for Adults with Ferdouse: Mon.,
structor provided by the Taoist Tai Chi 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Wed., 4-5 p.m., $5
Society. Chaires-Capitola Dorothy C.
ZUMBA® GOLD: Thu., 5:30-6:30 Spence Community Center: 4768
p.m., Taught by Jacqueline Parra. $5 Chaires Cross Road
(50+) $7 others. Senior Fitness with Judy Upchurch:
YOGA: Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7 p.m., Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m.
taught by certified yoga instructor Pam- Seated Fitness: Tue. & Thu., 9:30-
ela Hunter. Vigorous practice for adults 10:30 a.m.
including poses, relaxation, and media- Fort Braden Community Center:
tion. Wear comfortable clothes and 16387 Blountstown Hwy.
bring yoga mat (if you have one). Fee: Senior Fitness with Wendy Barber:
$10 (50+), $12 others. Mon. & Wed., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Lake Jackson Community Center:
NEIGHBORHOOD FITNESS SITES 3840 N. Monroe., Ste. 301
Mindful Movement with Lori Rob-
Each class $3 (50+), $4 others, $5 yo- erts, Thu., 1-2 p.m.
ga Gentle Mat Yoga with Lori Roberts,
Allegro Inspired Senior Living,
4501 Shannon Lakes Dr. W. See FITNESS, Page 13

8 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


A decade of
friendly
competition
at SENIOR
GAMES
Nick Gandy

The 10th Anniversary Capital City Senior Games, an


Olympic-Style Sports Festival for athletes age 50 and
over, reached an all-time high with 525 athletes. From
its humble beginnings in 2010 when 136 athletes began
the journey in Tallahassee, participation has quadru-
pled over the last 10 years.
Capital City Senior Games athletes are now firmly
entrenched in the Florida Senior Games program. The In the past decade, participation in Capital City Senior Games Table Tennis has doubled.
athletes, and their starting point of the journey in Tal-
lahassee, are making themselves known.
Here’s a few of the highlights of the 11 days of com- Bill Bogan
petition, in 14 sports held at various locations, with proved to
athletes from age 50 to 96 competing. be the top
On the first day of competition, Men’s and Women’s golfer of
Singles Bowling, one of the most experienced bowlers the 2019
at Capital Lanes, Charles Davis, had the highest sin- Capital
gles bowling score. He rolled a three game total of 645, City Senior
to win the gold medal in the 85-89 age group. The top Games
women's score was a 586, by Louisa Capps, in the 60- with an
64 age group. overall
The final Bag Toss match of the day, at the Jake lowest
Gaither Community Center, was the gold medal match score of
in the nine-player, women’s 65-69 age group. Juanita 72.
Powell and Betsy Lieberman matched throws hitting
the board and falling through the hole in a bag toss
showdown that had those in attendance on the edge of
their seats. In the end, Powell won the best two out of
three match for the gold medal. The 2019 Bag Toss
competition featured 29 women and six men throwing
on eight boards stretched across the Jake Gaither The Games oldest athlete, Oberly Brown, competed
Gymnasium. in the 50-yard backstroke.
Over 80 golfers teed it up at Hilaman Golf Course on
the final day of competition, Monday, March 11 and Bill Senior Games most experienced athletes were among shirt and were invited to attend the Celebration of Ath-
Bogan proved to be the top golfer of the 2019 Capital those in the pool. At 91 years old, Don Rapp swam two letes at the Tallahassee Senior Center. Hopefully their
City Senior Games with an overall lowest score of 72, freestyle events and was a track and field participant. participation in one of these events will inspire them
to win the 65-69 age group gold medal. It was Bogan’s The Games oldest athlete, Oberly Brown, also compet- to further events in future Capital City Senior Games.
first even par score in over 20 years of playing golf. A ed in the 50-yard backstroke. For a listing of the Florida Senior Games Series
highlight of the 2019 Games at Hilaman Golf Course Two events, Water Aerobics at Wade Wehunt Pool, Qualifier Events and information about the 2019 Flori-
was a hole in one by Jeff Cook. He scored the eagle on and a One-Mile Fun Walk at the Godby High School da Senior Games, visit www.floridaseniorgames.com/
the fifth hole par three of Hilaman Golf Course. Track, gave folks an opportunity to be a part of the all-sports-schedule/. For Capital City Senior Games
Besides national-level competitive swimmers like 2019 Capital City Senior Games in a non-competitive results, visit www.talgov.com/seniorgames; for pho-
Barbara Goltz and Martin Dix diving off the platforms manner. Those who registered for the two events re- tos from each event, visit www.facebook.com/pg/Tal-
at the Wade Wehunt Pool, two of the 2019 Capital City ceived a very attractive purple 10th Anniversary T- lahasseeSeniorCenter/photos.

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 9


FRIENDLY COMPETITION A record setting 525 Sen-

HEATS UP AT 2019 GAMES


iors age 50+ took part in the
2019 Capital City Senior
Games and earned 415 Gold,
179 Silver and 98 Bronze
medals. The games were
presented in partnership
with Audiology Associates
of North Florida, Capital
Health Plan, Friends of Our
Parks, Leon County Govern-
ment, Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare, Tallahassee
Senior Center and Founda-
tion and Visit Tallahassee.
The Senior Games are
certified by the Florida
Sports Foundation and give
local athletes a chance to
qualify for the Florida Senior
Games State Champion-
ships and the National Sen-
ior Games. To stay in-the-
know about the Senior
Games and other activities,
visit Talgov.com/Seniors or
like Tallahassee Senior Cen-
ter on Facebook – where you
can view more photos from
each event.
Stay tuned for CCSG
March 2020 and good luck to
all competing in the State
and National Games!

Senior athletes compete in backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle and individual medley. KARLA BRANDT AND KRISTY
CARTER

Winners in
Women's
Bowling
Singles, age
55-59:
Melanie May
(Bronze),
Kyle Kilga
(Gold), and
Shawn
Minoque
(Silver).

Cyclist lineup for 5 and 10K races.

10 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


Ebo Barefoot, all-around athlete, age
55-59 took home a gold medal in
Horseshoes. Besides Horseshoes, Ebo
participated in Bag Toss, Bowling, the
Fun Walk, Pickleball, and Basketball
events. Westminster Oaks Mary Stevenson
takes home a Bronze medal in age
75-79, Table Tennis Singles.

Oral Payne (60-64 age), first place, gold medals in high, long and triple jump.
KARLA BRANDT AND KRISTY CARTER

Susanne Fortune (70-74), Debra


Salters, (60-64), and Sheila Salyer Capital City Senior Games Sponsors Capital Health Plan’s Renee Ryals, Toni
(60-64), gold and silver medalists in Kilgore, and Tom Glennon, Commissioner Richardson, Audiology Associates of Diana Sellers deadlifts an impressive
free throw, spot, and times shooting. North Florida’s Melissa Corson, CHP’s Anna Johnson-Riedel, and Tallahassee 205 pounds for a gold medal.
Memorial HealthCare’s Vicky Rose

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 11


OUTREACH PROGRAMS LEON COUNTY SENIOR
OUTREACH
SOUTHSIDE SENIOR SERVICES &
OUTREACH LUNCH & LEARNS, LIFELONG
LEARNING– SAVE THE DATE!
WELLNESS CIRCLES Lunch & Learns (L&L) offer lively and
Join neighbors, make new friends engaging programs for adults 50+.
and discuss important health topics at All Lunch & Learns are
these once-a-month gatherings. Light 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
refreshments, incentives, and health Each L&L includes ex-
screenings are available. $2 donation. hibitors, health screen-
For more information, e-mail Wen- ings, and lunch, $6. For
dy.Barber@talgov.com or call (850) GRANDPARENTS AS information on Leon
891-4052. County Senior Outreach events, field
Jack McLean Community Center, PARENTS trips, outdoor pursuits, and classes,
700 Paul Russell Rd., (850) 891-2505 Senior Games Bag Toss participants e-mail Susan.Davis@talgov.com or
Wellness Circle, 2nd Tue. of each compete for fun and friendship at Jake Grandparents as Parents:
call 850-891-4065.
month, 11 a.m. – noon. Gaither Community Center. Remember these Dates
May 14: A good night’s sleep is espe- Bradfordville, Wildwood Presbyteri-
GaP Support Lunch
cially important — it helps improve an Fellowship Hall, 100 Ox Bottom
concentration and memory formation, tion” (description above) Wed., May 29, 12 – 1:30 p.m. (No Rd.
allows your body to repair any cell No Wellness Circle in July meeting Wed, June 26)
Lunch & Learns: May 8 (field trip, call
damage that occurred during the day, Healthy for Life Classes Leon County Public Library, 200 891-4065 to register), Jun 12. No L&L
and refreshes your immune system, Jack McLean Community Center, W. Park Ave, Program Room A. in July
which in turn helps to prevent disease. 700 Paul Russell Road, (850) 891-2505
Join Dr. Sam Mamfo, Pharmacist and Continues May 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Complimentary lunch provided Chaires-Capitola, Dorothy C. Spence
Endocrinologist to learn how to get a This 8-week series of classes includes for grandparents and other rela- Community Center, 4768 Chaires
better night’s rest. lunch, health screenings, incentives, tive caregivers. Reservations are Crossroad
June 11: Leslie Hanks founded Yoga and more…all geared toward building required.
Lunch & Learns: May 28 & Jun. 25. No
Unlimited in 1989 to teach the science health in the community. $2 suggested Special GaP meeting L&L in July
of hatha yoga. Hatha Yoga for Medita- donation per class. Space is limited;
tion focuses on postures that encour- must be registered to attend. For more Mon., June 17, 10 – 11 a.m., Talla- Fort Braden, Fort Braden Communi-
age the spine to be supple and flexible information or to register, email Wen- hassee Senior Center auditorium, ty Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy.
to facilitate energy flow. Leslie will take dy.Barber@talgov.com or call 850-891- 1400 N Monroe St.
Lunch & Learns: May 21 (CRMC
you through a series of postures that 4052; dates and speakers below: Young Actor’s Theater presents Health Fair), Jun. 18 (field trip, call
will calm the body through complete May 15: Fajr Hassan, PharmD, “Dia- Mamma Mia, a modified summer 891-4065 to register). No L&L in July
relaxation. betes: Eating to Live” production.
No Wellness Circle in July May 22: Fajr Hassan, “Diabetes: Ac- Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson Com-
Jake Gaither Community Center, tive Living” Be ready to sing and dance munity Center, 3840 North Monroe
801 Bragg Dr., (850) 891-3940 June 5: Victoria Hueler and Mary along! Public is welcome! St., Ste. 301
Wellness Circle, 3rd Wed. of each Wakeman, Hueler & Wakeman Law NEW! GaP Evening Support Lunch & Learns: May 16, Jun 20. No
month, 11 a.m. – noon. Firm: “Advance Directives and Powers Group L&L in July
May 20: “The Importance of Sleep of Attorney”
for Older Adults” (description above) June 19: Charlie Benz, AARP, “Cyber Mon., May 13 & June 10, 6-7:30 Canasta, Cards and Games: Tues-
June 17: “Hatha Yoga for Medita- Security” p.m. days, 1-4 p.m., $1 per class
Sue McCollum Community Center Miccosukee, Miccosukee Communi-
at Lafayette Park, 501 Ingleside ty Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Road
Ave.
Lunch & Learns: Jun. 6, No L&L in July
Join other grandparents raising
MEN’S HEALTH FAIR! their grandchildren to discuss
Bus Trip to Walmart: Jun. 7 & Jul. 5,
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WEAR BLUE FOR MEN’S HEALTH! your unique situation and then
share dinner with other grand- Friends Connection: May 14, Jun. 11
Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jake Gaither Community Center families. Reservations are re- & Jul. 9, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Light lunch
The TSC will host a Wear Blue Day at the Men’s Health Fair; men, and the quired for all attending. provided.
women who love them, are invited to attend. There will be health screenings, Call or email Karen Boebinger at Woodville, Woodville Community
exhibitors, lunch and door prizes. FAMU’s first lady Sharon Robinson will be 891-4027 or Karen.Boebin- Center, 8000 Old Woodville Road
the guest speaker, performance by Darryl Steele, and “Ageless Grace” Work- ger@talgov.com if you would like
shop by Marghi McClearn. $2 suggested donation. For more information, Lunch & Learns: Jun. 13 (field trip,
more information or to RSVP for
email Wendy.Barber@talgov.com or call 850-891-4052. call 891-4065 to register), No L&L in
any events above!
July

12 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


THE ULTIMATE CAREGIVER Fitness
Continued from Page 8
Kimberly Everett work together on a patient’s individualized plan of
Big Bend Hospice care. Respite care can be arranged through Big Bend Wed., 2– 3 p.m. $5 requested
Hospice which enables a trusted caregiver to be with Miccosukee Community Center: 13887 Mocca-
Historically, in most families, women are the pri- your loved one while you run errands, take a walk, ex- sin Gap Rd.
mary caregivers. According to the Family Caregiver Al- ercise, have lunch with friends, or just take that mo- Senior Fitness with Judy Upchurch, Tue. & Thu.,
liance, 59% to 75% of all caregivers are women. ment to “re-group.” 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
While caring for a loved one in need can be a re- Caregivers tend to feel guilty when they ask for help Optimist Park,
warding experience, it can also be most challenging. or do something for themselves. Give yourself a break! 1355 Indianhead Dr.
Caregivers often fail to make time to attend their own Know that surviving is not enough and stop putting Brain-Body-Bal-
doctor appointments because they are busy or tired your life on hold. Eat healthier, find a fun activity, try ance with Kathy Gil-
from sitting in clinics with their loved ones. In order to something new, and get the best care for your loved bert or Ferdouse
remain healthy, and to continue to be good caregivers, one with help from organizations like Big Bend Hos- Sultana, Tue. &
women must recognize their limitations and learn to pice. Thu., 10-11 a.m.
care for themselves. Big Bend Hospice has been serving this community Capital City Games Power SouthWood
To begin this process, learn to recognize the signs of since 1983 with compassionate end of life care along Lifters Nancy Gentry, Angie Community Cen-
caregiver burnout. Symptoms include feelings of de- with grief and loss counselors available to provide in- Goodman, Steve Neale, ter: 4675 Grove Park
pression, fatigue, decreased interest in work or social formation and support to anyone in Leon, Jefferson, Linda Roberts, Jill Sandler,
contact, changes in eating patterns, increased use of Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakul- and Wendy Barber took Dr.
stimulants and alcohol, and feelings of helplessness. la County. If you would like additional information home gold medals in bench Brain-Body-Bal-
The next step is to ask for help. If you are caring for about services, please call 850-878-5310 or visit press and deadlift. Wendy ance with Wendy
someone with a terminal illness, turn to Hospice. Big www.bigbendhospice.org. teaches Barber, Tue., 1-2
Bend Hospice uses a team approach to health care Kimberly Everett, NHA, is Community Relations Co- Brain-Body-Balance at p.m., $5 requested
which allows professionals in a variety of fields to ordinator, Big Bend Hospice, Inc. SouthWood C.C. and Senior Woodville Com-
Fitness at Ft. Braden. munity Center:
8000 Old Woodville
Rd.
Senior Fitness with Llona Geiger, Mon. & Wed.,

Celebrating Older Americans 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Month: connect, create, contribute


Richard Prudom tions of this growing population for more than 50
Department of Elder Affairs years.
Led by the U.S. Administration for Community
Each year, increasing numbers of older adults are Living (ACL) each May, OAM provides resources to
choosing Florida as their home. We are proud to have help older Americans stay healthy and independent,
more than five and a half million older residents, as and resources to help communities support and cele-
well as the highest population percentage of 65+ in brate their diversity.
the nation. Additionally, our senior population out- This year’s theme, Connect, Create, Contribute,
numbers the senior population of 20 other states encourages older adults and their communities to
combined, as well as the total population of Alaska, connect with friends, family, and local resources;
Delaware, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dako- create through activities that promote learning,
ta, Vermont, and Wyoming. health, and personal enrichment; and contribute
All projections indicate our population of older time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
Floridians will continue to grow – by more than 38% The Department of Elder Affairs will celebrate OAM
in fact – over the next decade. Our seniors drive what by promoting ways that Floridians of all ages can
we do every day at the Department of Elder Affairs as take part in helping our communities thrive.
we work to help them age with dignity, respect, and Communities that support and recognize older
independence. We are striving to make Florida an adults are stronger. I invite you to join DOEA in
Age-Friendly state full of Livable Communities strengthening our communities this May and
where we all can live and live well, and we take the throughout the year. Visit our Department website at
opportunity this month to celebrate and recognize ElderAffairs.org or the official OAM website at
those residents who make our state so great. www.acl.gov/oam/2019/older-americans-
As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, month-2019, for ideas and inspiration and to learn
mentors, advocates, parents, and grandparents, old- more about how we are working to make Florida an
er Floridians offer insight and experience that benefit Age-Friendly State.
the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Richard Prudom is Secretary for the Florida De-
Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contribu- partment of Elder Affairs

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 13


Checklist for evaluating TRAVEL
senior living communities TRAVEL TOURS WITH THE
TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER

Gail McDonald moving in? Tours are open to all travelers and
6. What meal options are available? benefit the Tallahassee Senior Foun-
Having a list of questions to ask can 7. Do you have any type of emergency dation. Email Kristy.Carter@tal-
ease concerns and reduce stress while response system? gov.com or call (850) 891-4008 for
searching for a new home in a senior liv- 8. Do you have any residents I could more information or visit www.fun-
ing community. Regardless of what op- speak to about life at the community? seas.com/tsc. Travel partners include:
tion you decide upon, maintaining inde- 9. What can I bring with me to the Holiday, Cruises & Tours & Collette.
pendence, with peace of mind, is the key community? Book early to reserve your spot. Men-
to finding a good fit. Below is a list of 10. Can I have a copy of your activities tion that you heard about travel oppor-
suggested questions: calendar? tunities through the Senior Center and
1. What services or amenities are not 11. Tell me more about transportation travel partner, Holiday, Cruises & MAINE, June 22-30
included in my monthly rent rate? services? Tours, will make a donation back to the VANCOUVER / ALASKA, July 14-
2. Are you licensed in the State? If Keeping this checklist on hand while center. The Senior Center requests 24
yes, ask for current inspection reports visiting senior living communities can that you complete a participation form ISLANDS OF NEW ENGLAND,
and look at online reports (AHCA-Flori- help guide you towards a community prior to taking a tour. NOTE: additional Aug. 2-9 ©
da). that is the right fit for you or a loved one. trips may be added as opportunities JOURNEY THROUGH THE HOLY
3. What happens if my care needs Gail McDonald is Lead Senior Living arise. LAND, Sept. 23-Oct. 6
change? Advisor at Allegro Inspired Senior Liv- NORWEGIAN CRUISE, May 26- NASHVILLE IN THE FALL, Oct. 27-
4. What are my financial options? ing. Call 850-668-4004 or visit www.Al- June 3 Nov. 2
5. Can I try a short-term stay before legroLiving.com. BEST OF ITALY, May 29 – June 8 CARIBBEAN CRUISE, Dec. 7-13

Study abroad with OLLI this summer


Frank Conway OLLI Study ning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. They’ll
Abroad in Italy, tour the walled city of Derry, stand on
For OLLI students, educational travel dinner in a the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway
opportunities abound. Custom de- Tuscany and experience the world-famous beau-
signed for Tallahassee residents over vineyard. D. ty of the Ring of Kerry. OLLI travelers
50, excursions planned by the Travel HERMAN will also enjoy tea and scones on a tradi-
Club and OLLI administration focus on tional family farm, explore Dublin with a
deep learning opportunities along with local guide, see beautiful Killarney and
the fun of discovering new places with journey to historic Blarney Castle.
new and treasured friends. The OLLI Travel Club, together with
OLLI’s June Study Abroad in Italy ex- the OLLI administration, is planning
cursion includes Pompeii and the Amal- some very special travel experiences for
fi Coast. Travelers will discover the the future. In 2020, the study-abroad
wealth of cultures, history, artistic trea- trip will be to Greece. According to Trav-
sures and the dramatic natural beauty el Club Chairs George and Harriett
of picturesque cliff-hugging towns Waas, “We also plan to travel to New-
along the coast. Under the guidance of foundland and Labrador in 2020, where
an OLLI art historian and instructor, op- we will explore the Witless Bay Ecologi-
tional afternoon sketching opportuni- cal Preserve and look for puffins and
ties will be offered. Travelers will visit whales. We'll cruise through the fjords
Capri and the famous Blue Grotto and and explore Gros Morne National Park.”
wander adjacent towns for their hidden More information about these explo-
treasures. A day visit to the ancient di Milano and a relaxing trip to Lake Co- they’ll experience all of the charms of rations and OLLI membership and
Greek ruins in Paestum highlights the mo. the Emerald Isle. They’ll live like royalty classes will be available at olli.fsu.edu.
cultural contributions of the seafaring OLLI travelers head to Ireland in Au- during a stay on the grounds of a castle. Fran Conway is Co-chair of OLLI’s
Greeks. The trip includes two nights in gust. From vibrant and history-filled They’ll uncover the legend of the Titanic Marketing and Communications Com-
Milan to experience the wonders of Da Dublin, across rolling green hills to the at Belfast’s famed Titanic Experience. mittee.
Vinci’s Last Supper, the famed Duomo dramatic coast and onwards to Derry, They’ll see the Atlantic from the stun-

14 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


Alzheimer’s Project offers tools for caregivers
Debbie Moroney Dealing with Dementia Workshop
CEO of Alzheimer's Project, Inc. Tallahassee Fearless
This is a four-hour workshop in a Caregiver Conference
Powerful Tools for Caregivers classroom setting for family and profes-
sional caregivers of people living with Wed., May 22, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
Caring for a loved is demanding. dementia. The workshop includes: Deer Lake Methodist Church, 8013
Caregivers suffer high levels of stress, Dealing with Dementia Guide, a Deer Lake S, Tallahassee, FL 32312
often leading to anxiety, burnout and 360-page comprehensive manual for Complimentary event for family
even depression. Powerful Tools for caregivers caregivers to help find support
Caregivers is an invaluable six-week How to quickly find and use the in- needed as they care for loved
course designed to help caregivers man- formation you need in the guide ones. Healthcare experts on hand
age their lives while caring for others. Insights into the caregiving experi- to answer questions. Hosted by
Based on in-depth research, the course ence, easily understandable explana- Gary Edward Barg, author of The
teaches communication skills, stress tions of dementia, best practices in ca- Fearless Caregiver with leading
reduction, how to make tough deci- regiving, and tips for self-care and Tallahassee caregiving organiza-
sions, and much more. Classes are stress management tions including Tallahassee Senior
forming in May in Leon and Gadsden Registration is required. For more in- Center, FSU SeniorHealth and
Counties. For class schedules and regis- formation or to register contact 850- Villas at Killearn Lakes. Lunch
tration information, contact Stephanie 386-2778 or email debbie@alzheimer- included. To register: 877-829-
at stephanie@alzheimersproject.org or sproject.org. Alzheimer’s Project training with 2734 or online at caregiver.com
call 386-2778. Summer Matchett.

Honoring the caregivers 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. These programs are


godsends to caregivers.
For 48 years, ECS has known that you
private non-profit corporation, dedicat-
ed to improving the quality of life for
seniors in Leon and the surrounding
cannot serve seniors without consider- counties, allowing them to remain at
Mark Baldino feeling tired often; gaining or losing ing the health and wellbeing of their home with dignity. For more informa-
President and CEO, Elder Care Services weight; becoming easily irritated or an- caregivers. ECS celebrates and serves tion, visit www.ecsbigbend.org or follow
gry; losing interest in activities you used these people who make life easier for us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
Rosalynn Carter once said about ca- to enjoy; frequent headaches; and bod- our seniors! eldercaretally.
regiving, “There are only four kinds of ily pain or other physical problems. Elder Care Services (ECS), Inc. is a
people in the world: those who have The strain of caregiving emphasizes
been caregivers, those who are current- the importance of ECS initiatives, espe-
ly caregivers, those who will be care- cially our Senior Companion Program
givers, and those who will need care- and Elder Day Stay. Our senior compan-
givers.” ions go into homes to be companions
This spring, ECS wants to address and provide much needed respite. Our
the compassionate individuals who adult day care program offers another
care for loved ones who are older, chron- critical outlet for families who drop off
ically ill or disabled, have special needs their loved one five days a week from
or mental illness, make up a group that
now numbers over 66 million. More
than 80% of older adults in the US are
helped by unpaid caregivers.
Caregivers report many benefits,
such as a deep appreciation of extended
quality time with family members and
improved familial relationships; feel-
ings of accomplishment and spiritual
growth; and a satisfying moral quality
regarding making a difference in some-
one's life.
Caregiving is rewarding, but can also
cause emotional and physical stress.
Among the signs of caregiver stress Elder Day Stay client shows
cited by the Mayo Clinic are: feeling appreciation for caregiver’s support.
overwhelmed, overly worried, or sad; Photo credit Elder Care Services, Inc.

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TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER FOR THE ARTS
TSC ART EXHIBITIONS with an instructor are $10; days without
an instructor are considered a lab and
The Art Potpourri Art Reception on $4.
April 16 celebrated a delightful display Watercolor, Advanced Level, Lin-
of drawings, pastels, pen & ink, clay da Pelc, Tuesday afternoon, 1 – 4 p.m.
and multimedia. Awards selected by ju- Develop skills with watercolor. Not for
ror Barbara Coohenour were an- beginners, new students present a
nounced as follows: 1st Place – Rita portfolio to be approved for this class.
Barker, 2nd Place – Sandy Evans, 3rd (No class month of May thru June 4).
Place – Linnie Osborn. Honorable Men- Oil and Acrylic Painting, Interme-
tions – Judith Boettcher, Joanne Kowal, diate Level, Debbie Gaedtke, Wednes-
Pat Owens, Alice Stadin and Mary C. days, 1 - 4 p.m. Work at your own pace
Transou. People’s Choice awards were on your own projects with feedback.
voted on by attendees: Best Use of Col- This class is NOT for beginners.
or – Rita Barker; Most Creative – Jo- Pastel Landscapes, Wendy Deva-
anne Kowal; Favorite Portrayal of Peo- rieux, Wed., 9 – noon. Pastels can be a
ple – Debra Everington; Favorite Land- challenging medium. Drawing or paint-
scape – Susan Stratten; and Overall Fa- ing experience preferred. Visit the class
vorite – Judith Boettcher. Attendees and get a supply list before deciding to
also had the opportunity to give fond take the class. No class on 3rd Wednes-
farewell to retiring Art Program Coordi- day each month.
nator Leslie Puckett and welcome the Drawing Etc., Beginners & Inter-
new Coordinator Jennifer Haskins. Ex- Thank you to Leslie Puckett, TSCF Art Coordinator for 11 wonderful years! mediates, Maria Balingit, Thursdays,
hibit on display through May 17. Thanks to all who celebrated this special occasion. To honor Leslie, if you have 1-4 p.m. Drawing with various drawing
Pantone Color of the Year – Living not yet made a gift to the Art Program Endowment you can do so now. Your media, with focus on portraits and still
Coral generosity and support will underwrite art classes and programs that bring joy life.
Shades of Coral are featured in a to active adults throughout Leon County! Visit Drawing Together, Michael Har-
wide range of artwork by TSC partici- www.tallahasseeseniorfoundation.org/art-endowment-fund, call 891-4003, or rell, Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Develop
pants is on display in the TSC Dining email Lisa.DollarCovert@talgov.com! Also, special thanks to Sandy and Tom basics with pencil, pen & ink. Begin-
Room through July. Delopez for their generous contribution to kick-off the Art Endowment Fund! ners welcome.
Creativity in Oils & Acrylics – Oil Painting, Advanced Level,
Paintings from TSC students in all Eluster Richardson, Fridays, 9 a.m. –
styles and subject matter are on display email Joankanan03@yahoo.com or call Weekly On-Going Studio Classes noon. Develop skills with oil painting.
in TSC Auditorium May 20 – through 850 294-7763. Not for beginners. New students may
July. The reception, which includes an- On-going studio classes meet on a need to present a portfolio to be ap-
nouncement of juror awards and an op- Upcoming Art Workshops weekly basis and do not require pre- proved for this class.
portunity to cast your vote for People’s registration. Pay the days you attend. It Acrylic Painting, Debbie Gaedtke,
Choice awards, is scheduled for Tues- Art workshops require pre-registra- is recommended that you visit the class Fridays, 12:30 – 3 p.m. Learn and devel-
day, May 23, 6 – 8 p.m. tion and pre-payment; Call 850-891- and talk with the instructor before join- op basic painting skills. For beginners,
4016 or email Hella Spellman@tal- ing the class; the instructor will provide as well as continuing students.
CALL FOR ARTISTS gov.com for more information with you with a supply list. Studio Artists
supply list and registration form for can exhibit work in the center’s gallery On-Going Studio Labs (No
Senior Artist Showcase – Annual these workshops. spaces. All classes are located at the Instructor)
juried fine art exhibition for artists age Zentangle®, Midori Okasako, CZT Senior Center Art Studio unless other-
50+ and living in the Big Bend area to Wednesdays, June 5- 19, 1:30 – 4:30 wise noted. $10 per class Seniors (age Portrait Studio Lab, Mon., 9 – noon,
exhibit at the Tallahassee Senior Cen- p.m.. TSC Clay Studio. 50+), $12 Others (age 18-49). Or buy an $5
ter. This exhibit is not limited to TSC Zentangle, a relaxing easy-to-learn art card that gives you eight classes for Ceramics, Tue. & Wed., 9 – noon, $2
students. Those interested in exhibit- process, drawing designs with ink. $30 the price of seven. Call 850-891-4016 or lab fee, plus cost of materials and firing
ing must submit entry application with (Seniors age 50+), $36 (others). Regis- Hella.spellman@talgov.com or fee. Use mold-made bisque items to
images of artwork to be considered by ter by May 29. www.talgov.com/seniors for more in- paint or glaze. Lead by helpful volun-
May 29 with $15 application fee. Juror Painting with Oils & Acrylics at formation. teers. Perfect for beginners.
selects artworks to be exhibited and Chaires Community Center, with Watercolor Studio, Intermediate Summer Breaks for some On-Go-
artists are notified. Chosen artworks Fran Buie Level ing Classes
are displayed Aug. & Sept. 2019 in the Fridays, May 24 – June 28, 1- 3:30 Tuesday mornings, Linda Pelc, 9 – Drawing Like Durer & Friends, Mark
TSC Auditorium and Dining Room. Af- p.m. noon (No instructor month of May thru Fletcher, Mondays, TSC, restarts in Au-
ter installation juror selects award win- Learn and develop basics and be- June 4). gust.
ners ($800 award money) to be an- yond in painting. Beginners and inter- Thursday mornings, Rosemary Fer- Draw With Your Eyes, Paint with
nounced during the Art Reception on mediates. $60 (50+), $72 (others). Reg- guson, 9 – noon (thru June). your Heart, Mark Fletcher, Wednes-
Tue., Sept. 17. Eligibility rules and entry ister by May 15. Projects, techniques and feedback days, Bradfordville NE Leon County Li-
form available in TSC Art Studio or from professional watercolorist. Days brary, restarts in August.

16 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


RESOURCES: LIFELONG HELPLINES and HOTLINES
LEARNING & Abuse Hotline: 800-962-2873 or 800-96ABUSE

CONTINUING EDUCATION Area Agency on Aging, Elder Helpline: 800-963-5337


Consumer Hotline: 800-435-7352
Medicare Hotline: 800-633-4227
EDUCATION RESOURCES ing News: ncoa.org
2-1-1 Big Bend: 617-6333 or 211
FSU, www.admissions.fsu.edu/ ART RESOURCES
nondegreeapp/portal.cfm, 644-1050
FAMU, famu.edu/registrar, 599- Brush & Palette, brushandpalet-
3115 testudio.com, 893-1960 brew tasting, household cleaning and Other Resources
The universities have audit, non-de- Provides a variety of art classes for personal enrichment. Leon County Health Department, le-
gree courses available. Each institution adults taught by experienced Tallahas- Publix Aprons, publix.com/coo- on.floridahealth.gov
has rules for approving these tuition see artists. kingschools, 893-3480 Neighborhood Health Services, Inc.,
free classes. The registrars’ offices can Tallahassee Senior Center for the National and local chefs instruct on nhsclinic.org
assist seniors with procedures. Arts, talgov.com/seniors, 891-4016 meal preparation, wine pairings, appe- Bond Community Health Center,
Leon County Adult and Communi- Council on Culture & Arts, coca- tizers, and improving food preparation Inc., bondchc.com
ty Education, aceleon.org, 717-2020 .tallahasseearts.org, 224-2500 techniques. Private classes are also
Provides English classes for speakers COCA has a wide variety of adult available. MISCELLANEOUS EDUCATIONAL
of other languages and classes for those classes and workshops within the arts Wilton Cake Decorating Courses,
who want to complete a high school di- community. michaels.com/classes-and-events/ FAMU Cooperative Extension Pro-
ploma. Lafayette Park Arts and Crafts classroom, 878-5622 gram, famu.edu/cep, 599-3546
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Center, talgov.com/parks/centers- Michael’s Stores, Inc., offers courses Offers programs for community gar-
olli.fsu.edu, 644-7947 lafayette.aspx, 891-3945. to help participants master beginning dening, water quality/environmental
Offers academic courses, writer’s Provides pottery, polymer clay, Su- baking and buttercream basics to ad- education, money management, food
groups, interest groups, walking and mi-c Asian ink painting, stained glass, vanced cake decorating. preparation, safety and nutrition.
book clubs, social and cultural events, crochet, sewing and painting/drawing. Other Resources Leon County Extension Office of
lecture series, book discussion groups LeMoyne Center for the Visual Culinary Schools, culinaryschool- UF, leon.ifas.ufl.edu, 606-5200
and field trips/travel opportunities Arts, lemoyne.org, 222-7622 s.org Provides educational assistance with
abroad, all in conjunction with the local Offers art education in a wide variety Keiser University Center for Culinary nutritional health, food preparation,
universities, community college and of mediums and participates in cultural Arts, keiseruniversity.edu food canning, grand parenting, marital
Pepper Institute on Aging. activities related to the arts. Lively Culinary Arts, livelytech.com and other family skills, home mainte-
Tallahassee Senior Center, tal- Other Resources Cooking: earthfare.com, wholefood- nance, gardening, composting/lawn
gov.com/seniors, 891-4000 Council on Culture and Arts for Talla- smarket.com health and money matters.
Provides a variety of learning oppor- hassee/Leon County, cocanet.org Other Resources
tunities including: art, music and cre- Painting with a Twist, paintingwith- HEALTH Home Depot/Home Improvement,
ative writing, technology and photogra- atwist.com homedepot.com, 422-2777
phy, and foreign and English language Railroad Square Art Park, railroad- Capital Health Plan, capital- Lowe’s “How Tos”, lowes.com
classes; workshops and field trips; out- square.com health.com, 523-7441 NOTE: This information above may
door pursuits and resource expos for ac- Offers preventive health and savvy not be all-inclusive and does not imply
tive living; and lifelong learning classes COOKING senior seminars covering a variety of endorsement of any persons, offices or
covering a vast array of subjects. Other health-related topics agencies by Tallahassee Senior Services.
programs include the “Tallahassee Ac- Brown’s Kitchen Center, brown- Capital Regional Medical Center, This Resource Card is a service of Talla-
tive Lifelong Leaders” program con- skitchen.com, 385-5665 capitalregionalmedicalcenter.com, hassee Senior Center & Foundation.
ducted in partnership with the Talla- Hands-on and demonstration class- 325-5177 The Tallahassee Senior Resource Cen-
hassee Chamber of Commerce’s Lead- es on preparing a wide variety of dishes Offers a variety of preventive health ter has a variety of senior resources
ership Tallahassee and “Lifelong and specialty foods. educational programs. available and assists seniors, care-
Learning Extravaganza” (L3X) – a Kitchenable Cooking School, Tallahassee Senior Center Health givers, and professionals with senior in-
month in September (with a registra- kitchenable.net, 264-2308 and Wellness Program, talgov.com/ formation and referral assistance when
tion/preview in August) of cultural en- Classes on a variety of foods, offering seniors, 891-4042 possible. Tallahassee Senior Services is
richment classes including lectures, ad- special venues and cooking sessions. Provides ongoing health education a program of the City of Tallahassee
venture outings and other hands-on ex- The Kitchen Goddess, thekitchen- presentations and workshops on a wide Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Af-
periences occurring throughout the day goddess.com, 443-2953 array of health and wellness-related fairs Department and supported by the
(and evenings). Offers cooking classes and recipes topics. Tallahassee Senior Citizens Founda-
Other Resources that promote healthy lifestyles. Tallahassee Memorial Health tion. We are located at 1400 N. Monroe
AARP: www.local.aarp.org/tallahas- New Leaf Market Coop newleaf- Care, tmh.org, 431-5875 Street. For more information on senior
see-fl/ market.coop, 942-2557 Promotes a variety of healthy living resources, call 850-891-4043, email
Museum of Florida History: mu- Offers hands-on cooking classes us- educational programs and regional Sandra.Stoutamire@talgov.com or visit
seumoffloridahistory.com ing organic ingredients, as well as class- symposiums. Talgov.com/Seniors.
Senior Learning Webinars and Ag- es on health matters, wine and micro-

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TALLAHASSEE SENIOR FOUNDATION
Be a Key Holder Ruby $1,500 derson; Scott Higgin- Margaret Dowdy; Dean- Dale & Marilyn Lick; Paul rie; Robin McCallister; Li-
Gold $1,020 botham; Ron Kanen; na Epley; John Falls, Jr.; Lucarelli & June Cole- sa Meyer; Chip & Carolyn
Join the Tallahassee Silver $540 Thelma Link; Mary Ann Billy Farran; Bruce & man; Joan MacMillan; Mikell; David & Amelia
Senior Foundation today. Bronze $240 Mathers; Charles & June Kathy Ferris; Barbara James & Susan Mau; Sal- Mitchell; Suzanne Mo-
Your contribution pays Friend $120 Townsend Fincher; Loretta Fincher; ly McArthur; Dorothy Lee zley; Dr. Marion Neil;
for programs and en- Thank you for being a New and Renewing Susanne Fortune; Janet McPherson; Steven Me- John & Barbara O’Dea;
hances services. Mail or key to active aging! Members Foy; Elamir Ghattas; Ka- lamed; David Miller & Rick Oppenheim; Wil-
drop off your annual Diamond Key Holder Carol Allen; Dick & ren Gievers & Frank Bach; Nga Nguyen; Judy Miller; liam & Lynda Owens;
membership contribu- E. Anne Cleare Gayle Arbes; Anne Au- Beverly Glover; Nancy James & Lorraine Moore; William & Cynthia Pio-
tion at the Tallahassee Platinum Key Holder gustine-Parker; Nancy Godette; Dorothy Gray; W.J. & Rosanne Morse; trowski; Ryland Rigsby;
Senior Center, 1400 N. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas & Ayotte; Joseph & Susan Joseph & Maureen Ha- Claudia Nelson; Mar- Linda Roberts; Sheila Sa-
Monroe St., Tallahassee, Sandy Delopez, Art En- Badgeley; Eric Bassett; berfeld; Noel Hardcastle; ianne Osborn; Robert Pe- lyer; Hella Spellman; Len
FL 32303 or visit dowment Donation Noreen Beattie; Frank Richard & Ouida Har- loquin; Friedrich & Zina & Lilla Turner; Kelvin &
www.tallahasseesenior- Ruby Key Holder Becton; Anne Bernstein; mon; Tonya Harris; Judy Peuckert; Gita Wijes- Patricia Wallace; Shirley
foundation.org/Mem- Phillip D. Welsh Laurel Blackburn; Mi- Harris; Richard & Sandra inghe Pitter; Alice Plum- Zahn
bership for more infor- Bronze Key Holders chelle Bono; Stephanie Harsany; Nancy Hender- er; Marjorie Portnoi; San- In honor of: Mary
mation or to join online. James Barclay; Boyd; Ben & Carolyn son; Joan Hettinger; Ma- dra Randolph; Jim Rec- Hafner
Membership Charles & Judy Ehrhardt; Brown; Ed Budzyna & ry Howard; John & Susan tor; Martha Rodeseike; By: Sheila Salyer
Senior Citizen (Age Michael & Lori Swanson; Margaret Smyly; William Hutchison; Jean Itzin; Judith Royce; William & In honor of: Leslie
50+) $25 Foy Winsor Combs; Faye Connell; Mary Janik; Jerry & Rau- Jeanne Ryder; Warren Puckett’s Retirement
Senior Couple $40 Friend Key Holders John & Paula Cooper; ha Jessup; Tadako Schave; Ralph& Thelma By: Gail Bauman; Car-
Supporter (under age Florence Ashby; Myra Betty Jo Cutchen; Jan Knight; Frances Kratt; Sharp; James & Dot Sko- ol Boebinger; Judith
50) $35 D. Blanchard; Rose Chap- Daly; Larry & Janice James & Leila LaCrosse; fronick; Robert & Debra Boettcher; Audrey Byrne;
Non-profit Organiza- man; Barnett & Laura Daughtery; Don & Beth Dean C. LaFleur; Gene- Smith; Ray & Elisabeth Kristy Carter; Susan Da-
tion $50 Cook; Marie Cowart; Ma- Davis; Nancy Daws; vive Lathrop; Ronald & Spencer; Mark Stevens & vis & Keith Taylor; Bren-
Key Holders ry Cummings; Grayal Thelma Jean Deal; Eve- Linda Lee; Katherine M. Shawn Tonner; Chrys da Francis; Sue Hansen;
Diamond $5,040 Earle Farr; Gerry Ham- lyn DeBarbieris; Lana Lee; Nancy Leidel; Sullivan; Magnus Taylor; Irwin & Georgia Jahns;
Platinum $2,520 mond; Donie Ann Hen- Dixon; James Dolan, Jr.; George & Yasmine Lewis; Thomas & Lucinda Kathy & Chip Lee; Yoshi-
Thomas; Carl & Linda ko Murdick; Linda Puck-
Tinsley; Mildred Trezza; ett; Linda Roberts; Jill
Marjorie VonStein; Nor- Sandler; Sheila Salyer;
ma J. Washington; Lou- Siroos & Paula Tamaddo-
ise Watson; Karen Wens- ni-Janromi
ing; Jean Williams; Do- In honor of: Hella
rothy Williamson; Mar- Spellman
thine Woodward By: Pam Armstrong;
HONORARIUM DO- Linda Roberts
NATIONS In appreciation of:
In honor of: Ann Tax Aide
Cleare’s 80th Birthday By: Helen Brazzell;
By: Linda Roberts Larry & Janice Daugher-
In honor of: Susan ty; Judith De La Bruyere
Davis’ 60th Birthday MEMORIAL DONA-
By: Frank Becton; Car- TIONS
ol Boebinger; Karla In memory of: Sandy
Brandt; David & Audrey Ballas
Byrne; Susan Caplowe; By: Sheila Salyer
Luci Carella; Frederick & In memory of: Ajay
Mary Carroll; Anthony & Chadha’s Father
Sharon Carvalho; Mi- By: Neil & Cindy
chael & Karin Caster; Brown; Linda Roberts;
Heidi Copeland; Martha Sheila Salyer
Coppins; Nancy Daniels; In memory of:
Beth Desloge; William Charles Love
Dobson; J Dillon & Judy By: Leila Doolittle
Forbes; John & Hester In memory of: Cooper
Gehrm; Katherine Gil- Mingledorff
bert; Wendy Halleck; By: Johnnie Cowen;
Lindsay Hardy; Alison Leila Doolittle; Sheila Sa-
Joy James; Cowart Ma- lyer

18 SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


The TSC Foundation
welcomes Nina Nancie
Davis, owner of All
Care Senior
Consulting and
Partner and
Community Director
of Medical Marijuana
Treatment Clinics of
Florida. Nina is
motivated “to make
an impact on others
by serving with
compassion and
hopes to continue her
mission while creating
new friendships along
the way.”

TALLAHASSEE SENIOR
SENIOR SERVICES
FOUNDATION ADVISORY
BOARD COUNCIL
MEMBERS Jill Sandler, Chair
Doug Carlson, Steve Gagne, Vice
President Chair
Carol Thompson- Abi Moon, Secretary
Riley, Vice-President
Steve Blumsack
Ajay Chadha,
E. Ann Cleare
Treasurer
Nancy Godette
Edna Owens,
Secretary Joan Keen
Scott Harrell, Immedi- Toni Kilgore
ate Past President
Regina McQueen
Danielle Buchanan
Tiyah Isom-Morris
Jim Davis, CPA
Annie R. Rolle
Nina Davis
Steve Rollin
Maicel Green
Bernie Smith
Jeanie Martin-Arm-
Antonio Terracciano,
strong
Ph.D., Geriatrics
Elda Martinko
Edward M. Vertuno
Jane Parsons
Meko Rice
Retirees and Newcomers are invited to the Red Carpet Reception
Linda Roberts
Tue., Jun. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St.
Gregory Turner, Ed.D.
The Red Carpet Reception extends a warm welcome to those who are recently retired or new to
Tallahassee. If you have friends or parents you wish would Choose Tallahassee, please join us! Bryan Desloge,
Come see why Tallahassee, with its wide variety of activities, is a becoming popular retirement Emeritus
destination. You are sure to leave with information about local cultural events, opportunities, and
AJ McMullian,
businesses…and likely a new friend! Light refreshments provided by For the Table Hospitality.
Emeritus
RSVP to Lisa.DollarCovert@talgov.com or call 850-891-4003. Event sponsored by the Tallahassee
Sheila Salyer, Exec-
Senior Center & Foundation and Choose Tallahassee. Consider becoming a member
utive Director

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