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Tallahassee Democrat SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2019

The magazine for Tallahassee’s
active boomer and senior community


Fall delivers with arts,

field trip and celebrations
LifeLong Learning
LifeLong Learning offers a variety of
Active Living is a bi-Monthly publi-
cation of the Tallahassee Senior
classes at a variety of locations. Lim- Center (TSC), 1400 N Monroe St.,
ited space is available, and classes fill Tallahassee, FL 32303. 850-891-
up quickly. For more information or to 4000.
register, call 850-891-4033, email Sheila Salyer, Senior Services Man-, or ager, City of Tallahassee and Exec-
stop by the TSC. Programs are spon- utive Director, Tallahassee Senior
sored in part by Mulligan Park Gra- Foundation
cious Retirement Living, the Tallahas-
see Moose Lodge # 1075, the City of Audrey Byrne, Managing Editor
Tallahassee, Leon County, and the TSC
Martha Gruender, Coordinating
Copy Editor
Perspectives on the Holocaust – A
Four Part Series, in partnership with The mission of Tallahassee Senior
the Holocaust Education Resource Services is to offer programs, ac-
Council (HERC), Mondays, Nov. 18, 25, tivities, and opportunities designed
Dec. 2, and 9, at 10 a.m., location info to encourage active living, optimal
for films and lectures below. aging, and social fitness for in-
11/18 Film: “Pastor Hall,” released by dependent adults age 50+. Dis-
United Artists in 1940, is loosely based claimer of Endorsement: Refer-
on the story of Rev. Martin Niemoller, ence herein to any specific com-
who challenged Nazism from his pulpit LifeLong Learning participants enjoyed a tour of art galleries, the Historical
mercial products, process, or ser-
and was sent to Dachau for resistance. Society Museum and landmarks in Valdosta, such as the Crescent at Valdosta
vice by trade name, trademark,
11/25 Lecture: The Holocaust Death Garden Center (pictured here).
manufacturer, or otherwise does
Camps by Lauren Ray, a volunteer do-
not necessarily constitute or imply
cent at the Dallas Holocaust and Hu-
man Rights Museum. Through photos its endorsement, recommendation
and recollections from a 2018 trip to or favoring by Tallahassee Senior
Poland with SMU’s School of Human Services or the Tallahassee Senior
Rights, participants will learn about Foundation.
each of the six death camps in Poland For more information on Tallahas-
(including Auschwitz-Birkenau) and see Senior Services, the TSC &
see them as they are today. Foundation, activities, and 15
12/2 Lecture: Science and the Holo- composted soil, harvested rainwater, admission, lunch, and transportation neighborhood venues, contact
caust: Lauren Ray will discuss how the solar panels, and microclimate utiliza- from TSC. Limited space available.
850-891-4000 or visit www.tal-
Nazis and their collaborators used and tion. Gardener Regine Maligne will Holiday Tour of the Governor’s and www.Talla-
misused science, engineering, and share tips on starting your own sus- Mansion, Thu., Dec. 12, 10 a.m. – noon. “Like”
medicine to fit their objectives and tainable garden and cuttings from var- Take a tour of the Governor’s Man-
how scientists were victims and per- ious plants. Participants must provide sion’s; visit 6 state rooms including the us at
petrators. their own transportation; address (Be- Manatee Sculpture Courtyard. Learn niorCenter. For Leon County Senior
12/9 Film: “Hitler’s Children,” a 1943 tton) is provided upon registration. the history of “The People’s House” Outreach, read the LCSO Gazette,
RKO film which uses a haunting love Space is limited. $5 donation (50+) / $7 and enjoy the beautiful holiday deco- call 850-891-4065, or visit cms.le-
story to dramatize the Nazification of (others). rations in each of the state rooms. To receive the
youth in Germany from infants Gadsden Art Center Quilt Exhibit $7.00 fee (50+) $10 (others). TSCF bi-weekly newsletter, email
through teens in the Nazi education Tour, Tue., Dec. 10, 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Holiday Centerpieces. Choose ei-
system. “From the Cedar Chest: Southern ther Mon. Dec. 16, 10 – 11:30 a.m., NE On the cover: Clockwise from top
Films will show from 10 am – 12:30 Quilting 1830s to Today” is an explora- Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Road)
right: Pickleball Players at their
p.m., at Red Hills Retirement Resort tion of the rich tradition in our local Big OR Thu., Dec. 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m., TSC ac-
Annual Halloween Party. Sam
Theater, (5103 Cold Harbor Dr., off Ox Bend community, spanning several tivity room. Use fresh flowers and
Messiha holds a starfish during a
Bottom Rd). Lectures are from 10 – 11:30 generations and cultures to celebrate greenery to design and make a beauti-
a.m., at the NE Branch Library (5513 the beloved art of quilt making. This ex- ful holiday centerpiece with Edna Hall- Lunch Bunch/UPSLIDE trip to Gulf
Thomasville Rd). Per film/lecture - $5 hibition discusses the story of a utilitar- Whitehead, floral design expert from A Specimen Marine Lab. TSC Ceram-
donation (50+) / $7 (others). ian, uniquely cultural, and inherently Touch of Class/Celebrations on Main ics participants took home rib-
Fall Garden Tour: Invitation for social art form that bridges gaps be- Florist in Havana, FL. Each participant bons from the EA Florida Fired
Sustainable Living, Tue., Nov. 19, 10 – tween generations and finds common- will take home a beautiful arrange- Arts. The group is coordinated by
11:30 a.m. alities between cultures. Tour will be ment of their own creation. Sign up for Vivian Parmenter, third from
Tour a unique, sustainable yard that followed by lunch at the museum cater- one location; limited space available. right.
includes edible landscaping, healthy ed by Damfino’s Café. Fee: $27, includes Fee, $17, includes supplies.


Deck the Halls fundraiser benefits Senior Services
Carol Thompson-Riley Center & Foundation provides a
Vice President, TSCF meaningful myriad of classes, pro- Now Accepting Silver Stars
grams, learning opportunities, and
Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. much-needed services to seniors in Nominations!
Tickets: www.TallahasseeSenior- our community that provide a sense Eight Silver Stars are selected who are of purpose and are vital to active, examples of optimal, positive aging or
Make Deck the Halls part of your healthy, independent, and optimal community service since turning age 60?
holiday tradition! Invite a friend, or aging. Silver Stars come from all walks of life –
two, or three, or host your holiday or of- Your $50 ticket gains entry to all teachers, nurses, church or community
fice party with us! Sip a holiday marti- this fun! You might even have the leaders, doctors, scientists, military veter-
ni, indulge in delicious foods and des- possibility of walking away with ans, parents or grandparents. The one
serts, sway to the jazzy tunes of Quan- money in your pocket – cash give thing Silver Stars have in common is their
ta, and shop a giant Silent Auction that away tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. approach to optimal aging and maintaining
is filled with event tickets, adventure Tickets are available online at an active lifestyle. Deadline for nomination
experiences, jewelry, gift certificates, www.TallahasseeSeniorFoundatio- submission is Fri., February 14, 2020. The
weekend getaways, and much more or email Lisa.DollarCovert@tal- selected Silver Stars will be honored at a
(something for everyone on your nice or call 850-891-4003. Deck gala event held on Thu. May 21. For a nomi-
list)! the Halls is presented by Audiology nation form, visit TallahasseeSeniorFoun-
Through your presence, active par- Associates of North Florida, the Talla- or to request one, email Shei-
ticipation and support in this gala hassee Senior Center & Foundation or call 850-891-4001.
fundraiser, the Tallahassee Senior and other generous partners.

Civic engagement program taking applications

If you have a desire to be actively en- As a TALL participant, you will be- in this program become an important
gaged in the betterment of the commu- come part of an actively engaged group part of your life. It helped me grow and
nity, apply now to Tallahassee Active of people and experience “snapshots” create a sense of pride for Tallahassee.”
LifeLong Leaders (TALL), a community of the cultural, political, safety, legal TALL Class 11 grad Shauna Smith
leadership program for people age 50+, and justice, educational, and health stated, “I’m from Tallahassee, and yet I
done in partnership with the Tallahas- and human services climate of our learned and did so much. Everything
see Chamber’s Leadership Tallahassee community through site visits with was taken care of, flexible, and accom-
Program. community leaders, and interactive ac- modating of everyone’s needs. I am
The TALL program provides an ex- tivities. here (at the Tallahassee Senior Center)
cellent opportunity to explore the histo- Joan Tolliver, TALL Class 8 grad, at a almost every day. I got connected and
ry, challenges, and future of our com- recent preview reception shared, “I got to know people better. I look forward
munity. There is no commitment to ap- learned how to become a citizen instead to meetups every couple of months.”
ply - contact Hella.Spellman@tal- of just a taxpayer. Tallahassee may be a So, apply today! Be inspired and bet- or call 850-891-4007 with community you just moved to or a com- ter equipped to enhance positive
questions, or to receive an application. A few participants of TALL Class 9 enjoy munity you always lived in. With TALL change and growth in the community
The application deadline is Friday, De- an interactive learning experience on you learn to look at things from a differ- while continuing to enhance your own
cember 6, 2019. Public Safety Day. ent point of view. The people you meet life and develop new friendships!


In A Chord Quartet,
members of the Capital
Chordsmen, performed at
the 10th Anniversary of
Guitar Class. See pg. 9 for
COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY more photos from the
concert. Join Capital
Interested in taking computer class- Chordsmen on Dec. 12 or
es? Stop by TSC receptionist desk and 17 for a holiday concert at
complete an application to express your the TSC!
computer course interests. Call 850-
891-4008 or email Kristy.Carter@tal- to request an application be
sent to you or to have your name added
to the interest roster. A variety of class-
es are offered and vary in donation.
Fees listed are for the full course. Prere-
gistration and payment required -
space is limited. Participants are sched-
uled in the order of their request re-
Tue. & Thu., Nov. 12, 14, 19 & 21, 9 – 11
a.m. (attend all 4 dates)
Beginners - Learn about saving, find-
ing and filing documents and pictures, HOLIDAYS AT THE TSC! 17, 7–8:15 p.m. Nov. 24/25, close at 5 p.m.
navigating the desktop, shortcuts, and
Capital City Band of Tallahassee Please join us for the 11th Annual Cap- Thanksgiving, Thu., Nov. 28
application programs.
Community College Holiday Concert ital Chordsmen Holiday Concert. This
MICROSOFT EXCEL – BASIC Dec. 23/24, close at 5 p.m.
year we will host two electrifying per-
Tue., Wed., & Thu., Nov. 12, 13, 14, 19, Mon., Dec. 9, 7–8:30 p.m. formances to bring in the holiday spir- Christmas Day, Wed., Dec. 25
20 & 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (attend all 6
Kick off the holiday season with a it. Harmony at its finest! To purchase
dates) Dec. 26/30, close at 5 p.m.
talented performance by the Capital tickets, call 850-570-3148. Fee: $12.50
Learn the many ways to use Excel.
City Band. All proceeds benefit TSC (Adult)/$10 Senior (65+)/ $5 (Student) New Year’s Eve, Tue., Dec. 31
You will create a personal budget
spreadsheet to track your day to day $5. Senior Center closures in observance New Year’s Day, Wed., Jan. 1Martin
spending. Learn about math features Capital Chordsmen Holiday Concert of these holidays: Luther King Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 21
and formulas. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-
Two dates: Thu., Dec. 12 OR Tue., Dec. Veterans Day, Mon., Nov. 11
Tue., Wed., and Thu., Jan. 14, 15, 16,
21, 22 & 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (attend all 6
dates) PHY jects with ample opportunities for Come learn about the ukulele, and
Learn to create, format and edit Wed., Nov. 20, 6:30 – 9 p.m. $5/class questions, sharing knowledge and receive instruction on basic chords and
Word documents, insert pictures, bul- This class continues, in depth, the learning from others. Meetings are strum patterns. Everyone is welcome!
let, cut and paste, and other enhance- topics of ISO, White Balance, Exposure twice a month with a planned agenda. Bring your own Uke! $2 (50+), $3 (oth-
ments. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Seniors). Value, Color Temperature, Program - ers).
Tue. & Thu., Jan. 14, 16, 21, & 23, 9–11 such as weighted or spot and other ad- 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 11-
a.m. (attend all 4 dates) vanced functions. Also to be discussed: For questions or more information, 11:50 a.m. Focus on fingerstyle playing,
Learn about the many features of lighting techniques, image arrange- email or call as well as instrumental melody/chord
Windows: the files and folders system, ment, time-of-day photography tripod 850-891-4008. arrangements. Basic music theory is
moving, saving and naming docu- management, the advanced features on GUITAR taught as various pieces are played. All
ments, personalizing with pictures, and the digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cam- Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m. are welcome, even if you think this level
more. If your laptop is running Win- era units, and the advantages and disad- An opportunity to dust off that old is too advanced for you. $2 (50+), $3
dows 10, bring it to class. $20 (50+) or vantages of various lens configurations. guitar, join an ongoing group of begin- (others).
$25 (non-Seniors) PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS ning-to-intermediate players, and UKULELE & FRIENDS
1st & 3rd Mon., 6:30–8 p.m. $5 per share songs and playing techniques. 2nd & 4th Friday of each month, 11-12
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES class There is limited instruction, so it’s help- p.m.
Join us and learn how to improve ful if you know a few chords. $2 (50+), Bring your instrument of choice and
For questions or more information, your photo editing skills with the Pho- $3 (others). your voice for this casual gathering.
email or call toshop Elements software program. UKULELE BEGINNING Versions of music are ukulele friendly –
850-891-4008. Participants will view and discuss pho- 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 10- though all instruments are welcome. $2
ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRA- to editing tutorials and member pro- 10:50 a.m. (50+), $3 (others).


Special events, dance and fitness
DANCE aging, fall prevention program specifi-
cally created to train and reverse many
Enjoy variety of dance options (Line types of aging. Taught by Kathy Gilbert.
Dance, Beginning Ballroom & Swing, See Neighborhood Fitness Sites for oth-
Adult Ballet) at the Senior Center. For a er times, listings and instructors.
list of dance offerings, times and loca- CHAIR YOGA, Fri., 11 a.m.-noon, of-
tions visit, fers a gentle yoga workout for increased
click “Stay Active” and scroll down to mobility, bladder control, self-esteem,
“Music & Dance.” For questions, email and mental focus. Taught by Bridget or call 850- Welch, certified yoga instructor.
891-4008. LIFE EXERCISE, Tue. and Thu.,
USA BALLROOM DANCE 9:30-10:30 a.m. & NEW! Wed., 8:30 –
Saturdays, 7:30–10:30 p.m. – dance 9:30 a.m.,
dates below is a very popular and dynamic work-
Dance on the largest dance floor in out consisting of aerobics, light weights,
Tallahassee. Lessons are provided at no stretching, strengthening and balance
charge at 6:30 p.m. Dance nights with exercises. This workout is suitable for
paid entry. All dances are smoke and al- everyone and you can participate seat-
cohol free. $8/USAB Dance members ed. Taught by Pomeroy Brinkley.
and $14/non-members; $5 for students TAI CHI: Wed. and Fri. 10-11 a.m. In-
with valid IDs. For more information: structor provided by the Taoist Tai Chi Society.
Nov. 16 – Red, White & Blues ZUMBA® GOLD: Thu., 5:30-6:30
Dec. 14 – Snowflake Waltz – Semi- On behalf of USA (Ballroom) Dance 6010, Lolita Brawner presents a check to the p.m., Taught by Jacqueline Parra. $5
Formal TSC Foundation, represented by Nancy Gentry. The TSCF appreciates USA Dance
Jan. 11 – Chinese New Year 6010’s generosity. See FITNESS, Page 12
DANCE) Dancing every Monday from 7 – 9 p.m.
Fridays, 7:30–10:30 p.m. – dance Level adjusted to fit dancers' skills. Non-
dates below member dancer donation: $5. Non-
Jigs, reels, and fun. A caller instructs dancing visitors welcome to watch for
each dance before the music begins. free. Lessons begin Sept. 16. Visit
$10/adults, $9/seniors, $6/students,
and under 12 free. Wear comfortable lers, email
shoes and clothes. No partner or experi- or call 850-566-2117.
ence necessary. Newcomers should ar-
rive by 7:15 p.m. For more information: FITNESS AT THE TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER
Nov. 22 – Lloyd Baldwin & Friends
with Caller Scott Russell (Atl) Fitness classes are $3 (50+), $4 (oth-
Dec. 13 – Long Forgotten String Band ers), unless otherwise indicated. Fit-
with Caller JoLaine Jones-Polorney ness cards can also be purchased — $25
Jan. 10 – TBA with Caller Ken Gall for 10 classes ($5 discount). For more in-
(Indiana) formation, call Ruth Nickens, RN,
Jan. 31 – TBA with Caller Vicki Morri- Health & Wellness Program Coordinator
son at 850-891-4042 or Ruth.Nickens@tal-
CAPITAL TWIRLERS ROUND or Henry Steele, Health Suite
DANCE Assistant at 850-891-4045 or visit our
Mondays, 6 p.m. website at
Enjoy contemporary social round MINDFUL MOVEMENT, Tue., 11
dancing which is choreographed and a.m.-noon, is a NIA based yoga class. A
cued ballroom dancing that progresses gentle, yoga-based, fitness class that fo-
in a circular pattern. cuses on increasing energy, reducing
CAPITAL TWIRLERS SQUARE falls, and maintaining flexibility. Taught
DANCE by Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga in-
Mondays, 7 p.m. Open House - Sept. structor.
9. Lessons start Sept. 16! $2/person/les- BRAIN-BODY-BALANCE, Mon.,
son. Mainstream and Plus Level Square 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the TSC, is an active-


Health &
ed. DEEP: A Diabetes Empowerment
Quit: A Smoking Education Program
Cessation Work- Thu. Jan. 9 – Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m. –

shop, noon
Mon., Dec. 2 & Jan. If you want to live a longer, healthier
6, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. life with Diabetes, this no-cost 6-week
Attend one of program has been proven to help. DEEP
these highly effective provides the tools to better manage your
class/support diabetes, including conversation about
HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS groups. The program, risk factors, complications, nutrition,
designed by former physical activity, meters and medica-
The listed presentations, massage, smokers, is devel- tions, partnerships with your health
and classes at the Tallahassee Senior oped for people who care team, psychosocial concerns, prob-
Center are $2 unless otherwise indicat- want to become non- lem-solving, and community resources.
ed. For more information on programs, smokers. Nicotine Call 891-4042 to reserve your space. Fa-
registration or donations, email patches provided at cilitated by Big Bend Area Health Edu- or call 850- no charge. Offered by cation Center.
891-4042 or 891-4045. Big Bend AHEC. Call
Healthful and Ethical Eating: A 224-1177 to register. HEALTH SCREENINGS
Five-Part Series Podiatry Screen-
2nd Wed. of each month, now – Feb., ing & Foot Care Tallahassee Senior Center Health
11 a.m. – noon Thu., Dec. 12, 12:30 Suite, unless otherwise noted.
Wed., Nov. 13 – “Environment and - 2:30 p.m. Blood Pressure, Wed. & Thu., 10 a.m.
Modern Agriculture” Dr. Gary McCoy, – noon
Wed., Dec. 11 – “Modern Animal Ag- Podiatrist & foot spe- Glucose, Every Wed., 10 a.m. – noon
riculture” cialist cuts toenails Pulse Oximetry, Thu., Dec. 5 & Jan.
Wed., Jan. 8 – “Cell-based/Plant- and assesses and 2, 10 a.m. – noon
based Technologies: The Future of Meat Care Point Health & Wellness Center is a new partner of treats foot problems. Hearing, Wed., Jan 8, 10 a.m. – noon
and Dairy" the TSCF. Care Point accepts Medicare plans, has a focus Doctor accepts Medi- CAPTEL Phones for the Hearing
This 5-part Ethical Eating Series pro- on older adult care, and provides complimentary care, Medicaid, and Impaired, Wed., Jan. 8, 10 a.m. – noon
vides information about the impact of transportation. Pictured here, Thomas W. Smith, MD, secondary insurance,
food choices on human health, animals, PhD, with over 25 years of experience, recently joined which may cover MASSAGE, MEDITATION, AND
and the environment. Presentations Care Point Health & Wellness Center as a fulltime primary costs for this. REIKI
will address preventable and reversible care provider. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients and Walk with Ease
diseases, sustainability and ethical con- looking forward to serving the Tallahassee and Big Bend Wed, Thu., & Fri. Reiki, Every Tue., 10:30 a.m. - noon,
cerns, and will empower you to think community. Jan. 8 – Feb. 14, 8:15 – Susie Howell, Reiki Master, and Friends
critically and compassionately about 9 a.m., Auditorium Meditation and Mindfulness
the issues while making more informed ples. Offered by UF-IFAS Leon County Developed by the Arthritis Founda- Guidelines, Tue., Dec. 3 & Jan. 7, 10:30 -
food choices. Attend one or all! Present- Extension. tion, the Walk with Ease program is for 11:30 a.m.
ed by Sally Sanders, Ethical Choices Shave and a Haircut: The Barbers anyone who wants to walk, talk, and Offered one Tuesday each Month in
Program. Are Coming! have a good time while enjoying the conjunction with Reiki. Discover the art
Healthy Holiday Eating: Good for Thu., Nov. 14, 10 a.m. – noon benefits of regular (indoor) exercise. of meditation. Feel calmer, more fo-
your Gut Lively Barber School brings students Join the six-week program and join the cused and balanced. Taught by Leslie
Tue., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. – noon to make you feel like a million bucks. fun! Keep your joints moving! Facilitat- Hanks, Yoga Unlimited.
Learn how to prepare a few delicious Haircuts and shaves for men and simple ed by Area Agency on Aging. Call Henry Massage, Tue., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. -
and healthy holiday recipes. Enjoy sam- trims for women. Donations appreciat- at 891-4045 to register. noon, Norma Reesor, LMT.

UPSLIDE: A Program that Addresses UPSLIDE Friends Connection Chat Groups:

Loneliness, Isolation and Meet new people, share ideas, engage in meaningful
conversation, and have fun!
Tallahassee Senior Center: (1400 N. Monroe St.)
Do you have a friend or neighbor who is lonely? Would Mondays, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m., both
you like to become more socially connected? Help is groups meet in Conf. Rm. 3A
available. Funded by a grant from the Florida Blue
Foundation. UPSLIDE serves people age 50 and older Lincoln Neighborhood Center: (438 W. Brevard St.):
by offering individual counseling, chat groups and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
support to become socially engaged. NEW – Trans- Miccosukee Community Center: 13887 Moccasin Gap
portation assistance is now available for people who Rd., 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; light
want to participate in UPSLIDE programs but do not or call 850-891-4066 for more in- lunch provided.
their own transportation. Please email Melanie.Lach- formation/assistance.


Lunch & Learns (L&L) offer lively and Grandparents as Parents:
engaging programs for adults 50+. All Remember these Dates
Lunch & Learns are 10:30 a.m.-12:30 GaP Support Lunch
p.m. Each L&L in-
cludes exhibitors, Wed., Nov. 20, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Leon
health screen- County Public Library, 200 W. Park
ings, and lunch, Ave, Program Room A. *Note new
$6. These date due to Thanksgiving.* Compli-
events are a mentary lunch provided for grandpar-
program of the ents and other relative caregivers.
Tallahassee Reservations are required.
Senior Center & NO GaP support lunch in December
Foundation, fund-
ed by the Leon County NEW! GaP Evening Support Group,
Board of County Commissioners. For in- GaP enjoyed their annual Fall Social at the Tallahassee Museum where the Mon., Nov. 18 & Dec. 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
formation on Leon County Senior Out- grand-families went on a tour of the farm, visited with the animals and had lunch Sue McCollum Community Center in
reach events, field trips, outdoor pur- at the café. Pictured: Grandparents Vickie Burke, Shauna Smith, and Smith’s Lafayette Park, 501 Ingleside Ave.
suits, and classes, e-mail Susan.Da- granddaughter. Join other grandparents raising their or call 850-891-4065. grandchildren to discuss your unique
Note: LifeLong Learning classes, fitness situation and then share dinner with
classes and art workshops are offered at Bradfordville, Wildwood Presby- Spence Community Center, 4768 other grand-families. Reservations
multiple locations. See pg. 2 for Life- terian Fellowship Hall, 100 Ox Bottom Chaires Crossroad are required for all attending.
Long Learning classes, pg. 5 for fitness Rd. Lunch & Learns: Nov. 26, No L&L in To reserve your space or for more
classes, pg. 6 for Friends Connection Lunch & Learns: Nov. 13, Dec. 11, No Dec. or Jan. information, email Karen.Boebin-
(UPSLIDE), and pg. 16 for art work- L&L in Jan. or call 850-891-
shops. Chaires-Capitola, Dorothy C. See OUTREACH, Page 12 4027.


Local cyclist’s rides range from 6 to 2,000 miles
Nick Gandy for part of the way. for 15 years as a Senior Tax Specialist in and the Santa Monica Pier, Dennis
“We agreed that if we could keep our the Department of Revenue. When not Wirth’s effort on his bike will not be any
Tallahassee cyclist Dennis Wirth bikes on the RV, we would do the first pedaling his bike, he and Bonnie have different as he pedals toward the finish
won a silver medal in the 80-84 age leg,” Ray said. “I didn’t want to go camp- traveled around the country to show line in December in Fort Lauderdale.
group at the 2018 Florida Senior Games ing the whole time and went as far as Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers, earning The 2019 Florida Senior Games, pre-
gliding through the 10K Time Trials at the Arch in St. Louis. It blows me away a couple of “Grand Champions” (a dog sented by Humana, will be held Decem-
Fort DeSoto Park in just under 21 min- that he did the whole trip. Afterwards that scores highly in multiple competi- ber 6-15, in the Greater Fort Lauderdale
utes. He’s also a two-time 10K Time he was much stronger and faster on the tions). area with competition in 24 sports and
Trials gold medalist in the 80-84 age bike.” While the 10K Time Trials Route at events. The Games return to Fort Lau-
group at the Capital City Senior Games. While Wirth is a relative newcomer the 2019 Florida Senior Games may not derdale in 2020 and will be a qualifier
These were easy rides compared to to the Capital City Senior Games and be as scenic as the concluding miles on for the 2021 National Senior Games,
his 2,000 mile ride, winding his way Florida Senior Games, he’s been riding Route 66, through Beverly Hills and Los also to be held in the Greater Fort Lau-
from Chi- the roads Angeles, on the way to the Pacific Ocean derdale area.
cago to LA for over 30
and got his years.
“kicks on Wirth rides
Route 66.” locally
Two three days a
years ago in week with a
late August, group
Dennis called “Rid-
Wirth and ing Not
two friends, Working,” a
Ron Ray and group of re-
Larry Ko- tirees, in-
kesh, left cluding Ron
Bucking- Ray, and
ham Foun- members of
tain in Chi- the Capital
cago on City Cy-
Route 66. clists. They
His daugh- have week-
ters and ly sched-
grandchil- uled rides
dren gave through the
the riders a rural areas
proper sen- around Tal-
doff. While lahassee
Dennis’s and South
friends only Georgia.
made it to “I got in-
St. Louis volved in
and the Ga- Senior
teway Arch, Games to
his wife, Dennis Wirth is a two-time Capital City Senior see how
Bonnie, fol- Games10K Time Trials gold medalist (80-84 age well I can
lowed along group). do against
in an RV for others,”
the duration. Wirth said. “I mostly ride with the Cap-
“We stayed in the RV, or camped, ev- ital City Cyclists riding about 100 miles
ery night after riding about 40 miles a per week. We ride about 15 miles per
day,” said Wirth. “It took close to three hour for 2-3 hours.”
months to complete route. I finished the In addition to scenery, friendship
ride a week before Thanksgiving.” and fun, Wirth’s time on the road has
Wirth’s attempt to have Ray and Ko- greatly benefitted his health as an octo-
kesh make the cross-country journey genarian. “It keeps me thin and my pri-
was unsuccessful, due to the costs in- mary care doctor says I’m the healthiest
volved with accommodations along the 80 year old in his practice,” Wirth said.
way. Still, the pair were agreeable to his Wirth has lived in Tallahassee since
offer to spend time together on the bike 1984 and worked for the State of Florida


Guitar class celebrates decade of strumming with concert
Music lovers came together to cele-
brate 10 years of guitar at the Tallahas-
see Senior Center, hosted by “Frets &
Friends.” The concert featured perfor-
mances by members from Guitar class,
Rick Seguso, Finn and the Kingsnakes’
Tiffiny Hewitt-Brown and John Ratow-
ski, Ukulele Friends, and In A Chord
Quartet (4 members of the Capital
Chordsmen). Instructor and founder
Jack Bassett coordinated the evening of
entertainment. Enjoy a few photos!

Above: Instructor
Pam Shank and
Ukulele Friends.
Tiffiny Hewitt-Brown and John
Taowski of Finn and The Kingsnakes
Left: From left, perform “When the Sun Goes Down.”
ton, Susan Lester
Members of the TSC’s Guitar Class led and Ken Menke
by Jack Bassett, founder and group perform “Let Me
leader (far right, standing). Be There.”


L3X delivers on learning excitement
The 10th Annual L3X - LifeLong
Learning Extravaganza delivered on de-
lightful classes during September,
showcasing the rich resources and tal-
ents of our community! While L3X only
happens in September, LifeLong Learn-
ing classes are offered year-round at the
TSC! Check out pg. 2 for what is in store
during November & December! L3X 2019
was made possible by the City of Talla-
hassee, TSCF (TallahasseeSeniorFoun-, Leon Co, and the following
generous partners: Doctorate Degree -
Surterra Wellness; Master's Degree -
Canterfield of Tallahassee, Clothesline,
Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of
Florida, OLLI Right at Home, The Grove
at Canopy, YourLife Senior Living;
Bachelor's Degree - Campus USA Credit
Union, Cherry Laurel, Dorvil Advocacy
Group, Red Hills Village Retirement Re-
sort, Thompson, Crawford & Smiley,
P.A., Trulieve; and Associate's Degree -
All Care Senior Consulting, Covenant
Care, Pacifica Senior Living/Woodmont
Assisted Living, and Tallahassee Moose
Lodge 1075. For more information on
L3X or LifeLong Learning, email Mau- L3Xers took a behind the scenes tour at Trulieve, a medical cannabis facility. or call 850-
Indra Sadguna,
student, and
Michael Bakan,
Ph.D., create
Balinese music
on the Gamelan
with L3Xers.

World Travelers
Friedman and
Joe Haberfeld
led L3Xers on an
exploration of Emcee of Capital Health Plan’s Hats &
the ruggedly Flats Luncheon Anna Johnson-Riedel
Historian Madeline Carr, Ph.D., led beautiful areas poses with Dr. Frances Stallworth,
L3Xers on a search for hidden answers of N. California “Best Hat” winner and 2017 Silver Star.
during their visit to the Spanish Fuerte and S. Oregon.
San Marcos de Apalache in St. Marks. More photos on the next page


Jim Stevenson, former chief biologist for Florida State
L3X participant Laurie Koburger (tie dye shirt) pets a Parks, led an L3X tour that traced the journey “blue Doug Alderson shares tips on developing a
sting ray at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. gold” takes from Tallahassee to Wakulla Springs. photographic eye.

John Fowler, author (A Forest in the Clouds: My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas) and featured speaker at the L3X
Closing Luncheon poses with a few sponsors, from left to right, Laurie Love and Vicki Burke from Cherry Laurel, Debra and
David Lachter from Clothesline, Carla Shinn and Ciara Carr from Surterra, Debra Herman with OLLI, Courtney South and
Hope Smith from Canterfield, and Kendalyn Gordon from Campus USA.
A.J. Brickler III, M.D., shares the
stories of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen.

Mark Russell entertains L3Xers with a

musical exploration inspired by the Beth LaCivita (not pictured) led L3Xers on an African
ceramic sculptures of artist Kate American Heritage Tour that included a visit to the Old
Piretti. L3Xers tour the St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral. Lincoln School Room.


Travel Tours with the Tallahassee Senior Center
Tours are open to all travelers and
benefit the Tallahassee Senior Foun-
dation. Email Kristy.Carter@tal- or call (850) 891-4008 for
more information or visit Travel partners include:
Holiday, Cruises & Tours & Collette.
Book early to reserve your spot. Men- or to taking a tour. NOTE: additional
tion that you heard about travel oppor- trips may be added as opportunities
tunities through the Senior Center and arise. CHARLESTON, SC, April 20 – 24, June, 22-27, 2020
travel partner, Holiday, Cruises & AMELIA ISLAND, ST. AUGUSTINE 2020, WAIT LIST ONLY SOUTH AFRICA, Sept. 16 – 24, 2020
Tours, will make a donation back to the & JACKSONVILLE, March 25 – 27, GREEK ISLES CRUISE, May 15 – 24, BRANSON HOLIDAY SHOW EX-
center. The Senior Center requests that 2020 2020 TRAVAGANZA, Nov. 8 – 14, 2020
you complete a participation form pri- SAVANNAH, JEKYLL ISLAND & MEMPHIS – HOME OF THE BLUES,

Outreach Friends Connection: Nov. 12, Dec. 10

& Jan. 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Light lunch
Wellness Circle, 2nd Tue. of each
month, 11 a.m. – noon.
Healthy for Life Classes

provided. Nov. 12: “Medicare News” – Ready to Oak Ridge Elementary School,
Continued from Page 7 Woodville, Woodville Community get more from your Medicare coverage? 4530 Shelfer Rd., 850-488-3124
Center, 8000 Old Woodville Rd. If so, don’t miss this high energy, fun, in- Continuing – Thursdays, Nov., 14 &
Fort Braden, Fort Braden Communi- Lunch & Learns: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, No formative and exciting presentation 21, Dec. 5, 12 & 19
ty Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy. L&L in Jan. with Elizabeth Jenkins, Medicare Bene- Classes include nutrition, healthful
Lunch & Learns: Nov. 19, Dec. 17, No fits Consultant with WellCare. eating for diabetes, heart disease, cer-
L&L in Jan. SOUTHSIDE SENIOR SERVICES & Dec. 10: “Movement Disorders and tain cancers and other diseases, com-
Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson Com- OUTREACH Tremors” with neurologist, Tara Kimba- munity resources and financial well-
munity Center, 3840 North Monroe St., son, MD, new on staff at TMH. Dr. Kim- ness. One of the classes will feature Wa-
Ste. 301 WELLNESS CIRCLES bason will discuss movement disorders, letta Dunn, local author who will share
Lunch & Learns: Nov. 21, Dec. 19, No Join neighbors, make new friends her role in the diagnostic process and her book, “Tell Me Your Story,” a guide
L&L in Jan. and discuss important health topics at the urgency in not delaying needed care. on how to pass your story on to the
Canasta, Cards and Games: Tues- these once-a-month gatherings. Light Jake Gaither Community Center, younger generation. $2 suggested dona-
days, 1-4 p.m., $1 per class refreshments, incentives, and health 801 Bragg Dr., 850-891-3940 tion at each class. Health screenings,
Miccosukee, Miccosukee Commu- screenings are available. $2 donation. Wellness Circle, 3rd Wed. of each snacks, lunch and incentives will be
nity Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Rd. For more information, e-mail Wen- month, 11 a.m. – noon. provided at each class. For more infor-
Lunch & Learns: Dec. 5, No L&L in or call 850-891- Nov. 20: “Medicare News” (see de- mation about this or future classes,
Jan. 4052. scription above) please contact Wendy.Barber@tal-
Bus Trip to Walmart: Dec. 6 & Jan. Jack McLean Community Center, Dec. 18: “Movement Disorders and or call 850-891-4052.
3, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 700 Paul Russell Rd., 850-891-2505 Tremors” (see description above)

Fitness Shannon Lakes Dr. W.

Brain, Body, Balance with Kathy Gil-
Mon., 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Wed., 4-5 p.m.,
Gentle Mat Yoga with Lori Roberts,
Wed., 2– 3 p.m. $5 requested
bert, Wed., 2 - 3 p.m. Chaires-Capitola Dorothy C. Miccosukee Community Center:
Continued from Page 5 Bradfordville Fitness, Northeast Spence Community Center: 4768 13887 Moccasin Gap Road
Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Rd. Chaires Cross Rd. Senior Fitness with Judy Up-
(50+) $7 others. Note: Class size limited, before attend- Senior Fitness with Judy Up- church, Tue. & Thu., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
YOGA: Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7 p.m., ing your first class, call instructor Llona church: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30-9:30 Optimist Park, 1355 Indianhead Dr.
taught by certified yoga instructor Pame- at 878-1685 or Ferdouse at 766-6001 a.m. Brain-Body-Balance with Kathy Gil-
la Hunter. Vigorous practice for adults in- Senior Fitness I (Beginner) with Seated Fitness: Tue. & Thu., 9:30- bert or Ferdouse Sultana, Tue. & Thu., 10-
cluding poses, relaxation, and mediation. Ferdouse: Tue. & Fri., 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.
Wear comfortable clothes and bring yoga Senior Fitness I (Beginner) with Fort Braden Community Center: SouthWood Community Center:
mat (if you have one). Fee: $10 (50+), $12 Llona: Tue. & Fri., 10:30-11:15 a.m. 16387 Blountstown Hwy. 4675 Grove Park Dr.
others. Senior Fitness II (Intermediate) Senior Fitness with Wendy Barber: Brain-Body-Balance with Wendy
with Llona: Tue. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 Mon. & Wed., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Barber, Tue., 1-2 p.m., $5 requested
NEIGHBORHOOD FITNESS SITES p.m. Lake Jackson Community Center: Woodville Community Center:
Senior Fitness (Afternoon) with 3840 N. Monroe., Ste. 301 8000 Old Woodville Rd.
Each class $3 (50+), $4 others, $5 yoga Llona: Tue. & Fri., 1-2 p.m. Mindful Movement with Lori Rob- Senior Fitness with Llona Geiger,
Allegro Inspired Senior Living, 4501 Yoga for Adults with Ferdouse: erts, Thu., 1-2 p.m. Mon. & Wed., 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Big Bend recognizes National Hospice Month
Rev. Candace McKibben

Do you ever wonder who sets the cal-

endar for annual health awareness obser-
vances? How did October become the
month designated for Breast Cancer
Awareness or Dec. 1 for World AIDS day?
November has twenty health awareness
observances, ranging from Alzheimer’s
disease to support for those who have
survived the suicide of a loved one. Jim Towey (pictured), founder of Five
While I am not sure why Hospice land- Wishes, will speak on how volunteering
ed in November, I believe there is no better with Mother Teresa changed his life.
month than the one earmarked for grat- SUBMITTED
itude to celebrate National Hospice
Month. The most common theme heard
from those who use hospice services in well before you need hospice care, to be-
the care of a loved one is thanksgiving. reavement services for loved ones after a
The expert medical care for controlling loss, whether or not you used our hospice
pain and symptoms, the attention to care. Our beautiful Margaret Z. Dozier
emotional and spiritual needs, the focus Hospice House has been likened to the
on what matters most to the patient and front porch of heaven and the interven-
family, all compassionately offered with tions of our music therapists to the angels
dignity and hope, add more joy to living themselves. Big Bend Hospice has our
and peace to dying. community for thirty-six years bringing
Hospice has a courageous philosophy comprehensive end-of-life care and we
of care. Rather than ignoring or shying thank you for supporting and trusting us.
away from the discomfort many feel in In honor of National Hospice Month
facing our common mortality, hospice join us for a free community celebration
compassionately honors that end of life is on Nov. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Goodwood
a time of opportunity. Persons with a Carriage House, 1600 Miccosukee Rd. Jim
prognosis of six months can elect hospice Towey, founder of Five Wishes, will share
services to make the most of this natural how his time volunteering with Mother
transition that we all will one day experi- Teresa in her homes for the dying
ence. changed his life. Call Candace McKibben
Big Bend Hospice has programs to at 671-6029 for information or to reserve
support you, from advance care planning your seat.

Seniors seeking ‘elves’ this holiday season

Chris Mahon viduals brighten the holiday each year for
Elder Care Services seniors in Leon County by “adopting” a
senior’s wish list. Many choose the op-
Elder Care Services helps with the ba- portunity to deliver their gifts directly,
sics throughout the year – food, a bath, creating wonderful memories and re-
trips to the doctor. However, many sen- minding all what this season is truly
iors on a very low fixed income have noth- about.
ing to spare to celebrate the holidays. If you are interested in being an Elder
Elder Elf is a program to benefit the in- Elf, please contact Nicole Ballas at 850-
dividuals served by Elder Care Services. 245-5945 or
For over 20 years, 100 percent of all dona- Elder Care Services, Inc. is a private
tions received go directly to services and non-profit corporation, dedicated to im-
needs of our seniors. Care managers have proving the quality of life for seniors in
identified those clients in need this holi- Leon and the surrounding counties, al-
day season. Their “wish list” requests are lowing them to remain at home with
heartbreakingly modest – slippers, a dignity. For more information, visit
robe, toiletries, undergarments or a doll or follow us
for a grandchild. on Facebook at
Local businesses, families and indi- dercaretally.


Alzheimer’s Project needs volunteers
to help military families, caregivers
Debbie Moroney more information about these pro-
CEO of Alzheimer's Project, Inc. grams, contact Caitlin Dilley at 850-
386-2778 or caitlin@alzheimerspro-
For over 27 years the Alzheimer’s
Project has provided comfort and Due to the number of aging Baby
support to persons with dementia Boomers, Alzheimer’s disease looms
and their caregivers. One of the Alz- as a growing problem for the nation,
heimer’s Project’s most important the state, and the local community.
services is in-home respite for fam- Do you belong to a civic or faith-
ilies affected by dementia. Our based organization that would ben-
AmeriCorps Program Manager, Cait- efit from learning more about Alz-
lin Dilley, is currently recruiting vol- heimer’s and other forms of demen-
unteers for the two opportunities tia? As part of our community out-
listed below. reach, the Alzheimer’s Project pro-
Do you have a passion for serving vides speakers to educate your
elders and their caregivers in our lo- organization about the disease and
cal community? The RELIEF pro- the support services that are avail-
gram provides family caregivers able. For more information about a
with a much-needed break, en- speaker for your group, email deb-
abling the family unit to continue or call
caring for a home-bound elder with- 850-386-2778.
out becoming ill themselves. The Mark your calendar for this im-
RELIEF program provides up to 4 portant event. The 35th Annual Alz-
hours of in-home respite at a time, heimer’s Disease Education and
with an emphasis on evening (after Training Conference, sponsored by
3:00 PM) and weekend hours. Vol- FSU College of Medicine and the Alz-
unteers will receive a stipend for ev- heimer’s Project, will be held on Sat-
ery unit of service. urday, February 8, 2020. The confer-
Would you like to help veterans ence will include nationally recog-
and their families? The AmeriCorps nized experts and a variety of work-
Program delivers in-home respite to shops on topics of interest to
military families that have a loved caregivers and professionals. Free
one with dementia. There is a respite care will be provided at the
monthly living allowance for volun- Conference, including a day of activ-
teers as well as an educational ities for those living with dementia,
award for successful completion of so caregivers can attend the work-
the program. To volunteer, or for shops.

Things to consider before choosing a senior living community

Gail McDonald Below are a few things to consider be- be served. Bring a friend in order to gain a bring with you or your loved one needs to
fore making the transition to a senior liv- second opinion. happen before making the transition.
Making the transition to a senior liv- ing community. Short-Term Stays: This can be a Now is the time to find out if the commu-
ing community can be exciting, but it can Meal Options: Determine what meal great way to see how well you or your nity has any limitations on pets, appli-
also be stressful. There’s an abundance options are available, as well as limita- loved one interacts with the staff and res- ances, kitchen items, space, etc. that
of options and it’s not always clear which tion in times that meals are served. Look idents of a community. Ask to stay for the would cause an unwelcome change in
path is best for you or a loved one. Know- at a dining menu during your visit. Ask to day and observe how well the culture of lifestyle.
ing what to plan for and the right ques- drop by for lunch or dinner to enjoy a din- the community combines with you or Gail McDonald is Lead Senior Living
tions to ask can ease concerns and re- ing experience first-hand. Ask to see all your loved one’s lifestyle and personality. Advisor at Allegro Inspired Senior Liv-
duce stress while searching for a new cafes and bistros where small snacks, Home Sweet Home: A conversation ing. Call 850-668-4004 or visit
home in a senior living community. small meals or grab and go foods would about what furniture and home items to


Keep Your Brain Sharp with OLLI
Fran Conaway Department Station One; TSCF Board
a tour of the FSU College Member Jeanie
Is there anything more of Medicine or an unfor- Martin-
fun for lifelong learners gettable opportunity to Armstrong, with
than the many intriguing meet wolves up close at Mulligan Park
classes offered through the Seacrest Wolf Pre- Gracious
the Osher Lifelong Learn- serve. Retirement
ing Institute at Florida The cultural activities Living, Melissa
State University? Well, alone could fill an OLLI Corson with
OLLI Member President member’s calendar: an Audiology
John Kilgore points to the All Saints Art Walk with Associates, TSCF
broad range of cultural COCA; the FSU School of Board Member
and community activ- Theatre’s presentation of Nina Davis, with
ities, travel and field trips the musical, “Chicago”; a All Care Senior
offered by the organiza- visit to FSU’s Master Consulting, Bill
tion’s volunteers as con- Craftsman Studio and Webb with
tenders for fun and edu- another to a quilting ex- Neptune Society,
cational opportunities. hibit; musical perfor- and Doug
Notes Kilgore, “OLLI mances of many kinds Carlson,
provides activities and and an art opportunity at President of the
clubs that are great ways Painting with a Twist. TSCF.
to meet new people and Learn about the
socialize while partici- world’s third largest reli-
pating in enlightening gion during “Hinduism at OLLI at FSU is an ex- Each year OLLI provides and international travel, Fran Conaway is Co-
educational events.” the Gujarati Samaj Hindu citing, challenging schol- hundreds of intellectually and special events. For chair, Marketing and
Just consider the cor- Temple.” Find out how arly program tailored for stimulating classes, in- more information, visit Communications, OLLI
nucopia of choices during bread, pastry and other adults 50 and above. terest groups, clubs, local at FSU.
the 2019 Fall semester: goodies are made during
take a turn as a volunteer a visit to the Flowers Bak-
at the Second Harvest ery in Thomasville.
Food Bank or a night with Outdoor activities in-
The New 76ers at the clude hikes and tours, in-
Bradfordville Blues Club; cluding Camp Gordon
a gourmet dinner through Johnston Museum and
the FSU School of Hospi- Mission San Luis. There’s
tality, a holiday party or a also a nature talk featur-
visit to Tallahassee Fire ing native birds of prey.

Michael Meredith was among OLLI visitors to FSU’s

Master Craftsman Program, observing models of
buckyballs, part of an art installation honoring the
late Professor Harold Kroto in the FSU Department
of Chemistry and Biochemistry building. JILL ADAMS


Art Classes


Senior Artist Showcase Winners: 1st
Place Winner: Claudia Maggard – Wa-
kulla Beach Road; 2nd Place Winner: Ma-
ria Balingit – Morning Star; 3rd Place
Winner: Charles Pierce – Portrait Study.
Honorable Mentions: Robert DeWitt
Smith, Brandi B at Apalachicola; Sandy
Evans, Charleston Baskets; and, Robin
Gray, Caladium. People’s Choice Win-
ners: Favorite Use of Color – Joyce Rai-
chelson, Sunflower Summit; Favorite
Floral: Joyce Raichelson – Sunflower
Summit; Favorite Portrait – Charles
Pierce – Nina; Favorite Landscape/Sea-
scape – Robert DeWitt Smith, Wakulla
Springs Becomes a River; and, Overall
Favorite – Robert DeWitt Smith, Brandi
B at Apalachicola.
Insiders’ Show Art Reception
Thirty-seven artworks by TSC Art-
ists in all media and styles will be cele-
brated at the Nov. 19 Art Reception 6 – 8
p.m. Exhibition continues through Nov.
24. Art pick-up for show is Nov. 25 9 – 10
Portrayals of People Senior Artist Showcase 1st Place Winner Claudia Maggard for Wakulla Beach Road. The Senior Artist Showcase is an annual
TSCs’ Portrait Studio has work on juried fine art exhibition for artists (age 50+) living in the Big Bend area.
display in the Dining Room Gallery.
Grand Relations – Artists Across
Generations. Art Delivery: Dec. 9, 9 – 11 18-49). Or buy an art card that gives you Tues. mornings. Drawing Together, Michael Harrell
a.m. Reception: Jan. 14, 6 – 8 p.m. Sen- eight classes for the price of seven. For a Watercolor, Advanced Level, Linda Friday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
ior Center art participants enter one list of classes, descriptions, days/ Pelc Develop basics, pencil, pen & ink.
artwork along with at least one artwork times, or more information, visit Tuesday afternoons, 1 – 4 p.m. Beginners welcome.
by a relation. Relations can include chil- and click “Be Projects and techniques to expand Acrylic Painting, Debbie Gaedtke
dren, grandchildren, parent, grandpar- Artistic,” email your skill set. Friday afternoons, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
ents, siblings, spouse, significant other,, or call Oil and Acrylic Painting, Debbie Learn and develop basic skills and
etc. Artwork does not have to be framed 850-891-4016. Gaedtke, Intermediate Level techniques with a friendly and versatile
but must be able to hang. Hands-On Art History with Mark Wednesday afternoons, 1 - 4 p.m. acrylic medium. Perfect for beginners,
Coming in February – Personal Ex- Fletcher Explore your creative side among a as well as continuing students.
pressions in Watercolor Mondays, 12:30 – 3 p.m. friendly, supportive group of painters.
Create your own art by applying and Work at your own pace on your own On-Going Studio Labs
Weekly On-Going Studio Classes combining the methods of various art- projects while receiving valuable cri-
ists like Van Gogh, Monet, Durer and tique. Portrait Studio Lab, Mon., 9 – noon,
On-going studio classes meet on a others. TSC Clay Studio. Beginners & Draw With Your Eyes, Paint with $5 Draw or paint from live model, bring
weekly basis and do not require pre- intermediates. your Heart, Mark Fletcher, Bradford- your own art supplies, no instructor.
registration. Pay the days you attend. It Watercolor Morning Studio, Inter- ville NE Leon County Library Ceramics, Tue. & Wed., 9 – noon, $2
is recommended that you visit the class mediate Level Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-4 p.m. lab fee, plus cost of materials and firing
and talk with the instructor before join- Tuesdays & Thursdays mornings, 9 – Pen & Ink with a little watercolor. Be- fee. Use mold-made bisque items to
ing the class; the instructor will provide noon. ginners & intermediates. paint or glaze. Lead by helpful volun-
you with a supply list. Studio Artists Different local watercolorists sched- Drawing Etc, Maria Balingit teers. Perfect for beginners. Experi-
have opportunities to exhibit work in uled to teach periodically. Days with an Thursday afternoons, 1-4 p.m. enced hand building clay people can
the center’s gallery spaces. All classes instructor are $10 per class. Days with- Learn and develop basic skills, with use as a lab, instructor only on Wednes-
are located at the Senior Center Art Stu- out an instructor, intermediate stu- graphite pencil and other drawing day mornings.
dio unless otherwise noted. $10 per dents can come to paint together and media, focus drawing portraits and still Stay Tuned! New Art Workshops will
class Seniors (age 50+), $12 Others (age pay a lab fee – $4. Linda Pelc teaches life. Beginners and intermediates. begin in February!


PURSUITS Ike Eberstein (center), LifeLong
Outdoor Pursuits (LOP) Volunteer,
“In the presence of nature, a wild de- leads a hike in Layfayette Heritage
light runs through the man, in spite of Park as part of the Fall Hiking Series.
real sorrows.” Waldo Emerson
Are you interested in trying a new
outdoor adventure? Being active in the
outdoors is known to lower stress, in- HOTLINES
crease energy, fight depression and
Abuse Hotline: 800-962-2873 or
loneliness, boost creativity and in-
crease confidence. We are fortunate
that there are so many beautiful outdoor Area Agency on Aging, Elder Hel-
destinations within our region (beach- pline: 800-963-5337
es, rivers, parks, and trails). Pick your
Consumer Hotline: 800-435-7352
favorite destination and get outdoors!
LifeLong Outdoor Pursuits, a pro- Medicare Hotline: 800-633-4227
gram of the Tallahassee Senior Center,
2-1-1 Big Bend: 617-6333 or 211
is a good place to start. Featuring out-
door adventures for active adults 50+,
this program offers monthly opportuni-
ties to try new pursuits whether through vides information pertaining to recre-
an educational workshop, a hands-on ational areas, facilities, programs,
experience or visit to an outstanding events, and opportunities that include
outdoor destination. persons with disabilities. www.fdoa
It is also a great way to meet others .org.
with similar interests! Previous activ- Apalachee Canoe and Kayak Club:
ities and workshops have included hik- Tallahassee paddling club whose mem-
ing, bicycling, fishing, river tubing, geo- bers get together to enjoy local rivers
caching, birding, kayaking and more. To like the Chipola, Sopchoppy, Wacissa,
receive info on upcoming activities, join St. Marks and more. Monthly meetings
our e-mail list by contacting Susan.Da- with interesting and informative speak- or 891-4065. ers.
Tallahassee Archery Club: A local
Additional Outdoor archery club for people that enjoy
Opportunities/Organizations: shooting all types of archery. The club
has a bag practice range with targets
Apalachee Chapter of the Florida ranging from 15 to 80 yards. Hosts
Trail Association: Trained FL Trail As- monthly 3D trophy shoots from Jan-Aug
sociation activity leaders lead regularly and other various tournaments
scheduled walks, hikes and other out- throughout the year. www.bigbendar-
door activities throughout the year. Pro-
grams on hiking and other topics are of- Gulf Winds Track Club: Includes
fered monthly. www.apalachee.florida- joggers, runners, race walkers, and triathletes of all levels of ability and
Capital City Cyclists: Offers several training, whether they participate for
ride groups of different ride levels that competition, fitness or personal and so-
typically meet weekly. The first Sunday cial enjoyment. Newsletters, social
ride is geared towards new riders who meetings and lecture series inform
can have a lot or very little group ride ex- members of local and regional events
perience. and foster the exchange of information
Florida Disabled Outdoors Associ- about training. Hosts a beginning run-
ation: Hosts numerous adventure out- ning group.
ings for persons with disabilities, in- Apalachee Audubon Society: Em-
cluding: scuba diving, deep-sea fishing,
canoeing, and hunting expeditions. Pro- See SENIORS, Page 18



Galaxy Star in memory of Dr. Nancy Van Vessem

Capital Health Plan's Dr. Capital Health
Lynn Johnson is shown with Plan's Dr. Lynn
the Galaxy Star bought in hon- Johnson with
or of Dr. Nancy Van Vessem – the Galaxy Star
“Amazing mentor, mother and bought in
friend. We are still guided by honor of Dr.
your words and example.” Dr. Nancy Van
Lynn noted, “I know how much Vessem.
Nancy valued the Senior Cen-
ter, and though she would cer-
tainly never ask to be recog-
nized for any of the amazing
things she did for the commu-
nity, I thought she would ap-
prove of this gesture.”
A Galaxy Star is available for
purchase to honor, or in memo-
ry of, important individuals in
your life. Proceeds from the
purchase go to the TSCF to
fund Senior Services. For more
information, visit “Give’ at the
TallahasseeSeniorFoundatio-, email Lisa.DollarCov- or call 850-

Give charitable gifts and Seniors tures an abundance of information on

places to go and things to do. www.nat-

enjoy the tax benefits Continued from Page 17

phasis on protecting the environment

Trailahassee: A web site where you
can search an incredible variety of
trails in the Tallahassee area by activ-
through education, appreciation and ity, surface and skill level. Plus, there
Karin Caster ward satisfying the individual’s required conservation. Offers birding field trips are featured trails, blogs and a guide to
Community Relations Coordinator, TSCF minimum distribution for that year. Sec- and monthly meetings with guest outfitters and associations. www.trai-
ond, the distribution is excluded from the speakers on topics like creating bird-
Making tax-free gifts to charity from an taxpayer’s income. The gift must be made friendly yards. Hosts a yearly tour of Visit Tallahassee: A web site of
IRA is gaining in popularity among older directly to the organization from the IRA, wildlife friendly yards. www.apala- places to go and things to do in Talla-
investors, thanks to changes under the not the individual. hassee. Features an Outdoors and Na-
new tax law. IRS rules mandate that indi- Linda Roberts, an active participant at Valuable Web Sites for Local Out- ture page with info on running, hiking,
viduals age 70½ and older take Required the TSC and a TSCF Board member says, door Information: cycling, paddling and equestrian op-
Minimum Distribution (RMD) from their “Making a QCD from my IRA to the TSCF is BikeTallahassee (Program of the portunities. www.visittallahassee-
IRA each year. By making a Qualified an excellent way to support an organiza- Tallahassee-Leon County Planning .com.
Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your tion I love – without increasing my in- Department): Information on making NOTE: This information is not all-
IRA directly to the TSC Foundation or a come, benefitting both me and the foun- bicycling an easy, safe and fun way to inclusive and does not imply endorse-
charity of your choice, you can satisfy dation.” get around our community. Features ment of any persons, offices or agen-
your RMD amount without that gift count- We hope you will consider the TSC bike route maps, comfort ratings, a cies by Tallahassee Senior Services.
ing as income. Foundation for your charitable giving. We community calendar and resource The TSC has a resource coordinator
If you or your spouse meet this age re- are mission-driven to help people stay ac- page for all things cycling. available to assist seniors, caregivers,
quirement, you can transfer up to tive, socially fit, and engaged in our com- and professionals with senior informa-
$100,000 a year without paying any tax on munity. If you have questions or would Visit Natural North Florida: An in- tion and referral assistance; for more
that transaction. Making a QCD as op- like to talk to our Board member expert on formational website that promotes the information, call 850-891-4043, email
posed to a normal charitable gift has two this topic, please call email Karin.Caster natural, historic and cultural attrac- or
main advantages. First, a QCD counts to- or call 891-4041. tions of the north Florida area. Fea- visit


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