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Tallahassee Democrat SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020

Active
FUN, RESOURCES AND
NETWORKING AT THE

ACTIVE
LIVING LIVING
The magazine for Tallahassee’s
active boomer and senior community
EXPO
LIFELONG LEARNING
LifeLong Learning offers a variety of
ABOUT THE
classes at a variety of locations. Limited PUBLICATION
space is available, and classes fill up
Active Living is a bi-Monthly publi-
quickly. For more information or to reg-
cation of the Tallahassee Senior
ister, call 850-891-4033, email Mau-
Center (TSC), 1400 N Monroe St.,
reen.Haberfeld@talgov.com, or stop by
Tallahassee, FL 32303. 850-891-
the TSC. Programs are sponsored in part
4000.
by Mulligan Park Gracious Retirement LifeLong
Living, the Tallahassee Moose Lodge # Learners Sheila Salyer, Senior Services Man-
1075, the City of Tallahassee, Leon take a field ager, City of Tallahassee and Exec-
County, and the TSC Foundation. trip to the utive Director, Tallahassee Senior
What the Great Artists Say About Rise Above Foundation
Humanity. Mondays, Mar. 23, 30 and Traveling
Apr. 6, 10 – 11:30 a.m., NE Branch Library Exhibit and Audrey Byrne, Managing Editor
(5513 Thomasville Rd.) learn the Martha Gruender, Coordinating
Instructor Linda Davey will give a remarkable Copy Editor
three-week art history course. Class one story of the
will cover great Renaissance artists Tuskegee The mission of Tallahassee Senior
such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michel- Airmen. Services is to offer programs, activ-
angelo and their works. The second ities, and opportunities designed
class will concentrate on Romanticism. to encourage active living, optimal
Spurred by the idealism of the French aging, and social fitness for in-
Revolution, this movement embraced dependent adults age 50+. Dis-
emotion and struggles for freedom and claimer of Endorsement: Reference
justice. Class three will cover sculpture herein to any specific commercial
and the body beautiful. $5 donation per products, process, or service by
class (50+) / $7 others trade name, trademark, manu-
All About Sharks and Sex and the facturer, or otherwise does not
Sea. Thursdays, Mar. 26 and Apr. 2, 1:30 On the cover fessor Dr. Vincent Riesgo, M.D. 2nd necessarily constitute or imply its
– 3 p.m., TSC year resident physician Myself, Tiffany endorsement, recommendation or
In part one, marine biologist Leslie Main photo: Active Living Expo pre- Nealy, and Practice Office Manager, favoring by Tallahassee Senior
Breland, from the Gulf Specimen Ma- senting sponsor Tallahassee Memorial and Dr. Jianghao Zhu, M.D., 1st year Services or the Tallahassee Senior
rine Lab, will enlighten participants on Healthcare’s (from left) Vicky Rose, resident physician. Upper right: Pa- Foundation.
the lives, habits, and wide variety of MSW and Brianna Sneed, Social Work cifica Senior Living Woodmont Assist-
Intern, Memory Disorder Clinic, Dr. For more information on Tallahas-
sharks. Part two will cover the unusual ed Living’s Nicolas Heron. Lower
Ingrid Jones-Ince, M.D., Clinical Direc- see Senior Services, the TSC &
and intriguing reproductive lives of ma- right: Leon County Senior Outreach
tor, Emily McEachron, LPN, Dr. Na- Foundation, activities, and 15
rine organisms. $5 donation per class Volunteer Bonnie Strade, Home In-
keisha Rodgers, M.D., Assistant Pro- neighborhood venues, contact
(50+) / $7 others stead. Photos by Karla Brandt
850-891-4000 or visit www.tal-
Valdosta Food and History Tour.
gov.com/seniors and www.Talla-
Fri., Mar. 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meet at TSC.
hasseeSeniorFoundation.org. “Like”
Kate Valler, owner of Miss Kate’s Take this unique opportunity to view Nest Cookies (gingersnap cookies
us at Facebook.com/Tallahassee-
Deep South Tours, will be our guide for a a selection of short animated films from topped with meringue and filled with
food and history tour of Valdosta, show- the 4th annual Florida Animation Festi- lemon curd). Fee $35. Limited space SeniorCenter. For Leon County
casing the delicious food, robust histo- val; films have been carefully curated to available. Senior Outreach, read the LCSO
ry, and unique culture of this region. represent a wide variety of animation Spring Garden Tour. Tue., Apr. 7, 10 Gazette, call 850-891-4065, or visit
Stops include South Georgia Pecan styles and themes from around the – 11:30 a.m. cms.leoncountyfl.gov. To receive
Company to sample some of their prod- world. Participants will enjoy lunch Tour a unique, sustainable yard right the TSCF bi-weekly newsletter,
ucts and shop for goodies. Margarona’s, courtesy of Mulligan Park, following the here in Tallahassee. Gardener Regine email Lisa.DollarCovert@tal-
and Big Nick’s, are popular local restau- presentation. Donation $8. Limited Maligne will discuss how to get started gov.com.
rants where participants will sample space available. Limited transportation on your own sustainable garden and
some of their delicious specialties. En- from TSC. share many ideas for creative gardening
joy a wonderful lunch at the Rainwater Easter Brunch Cooking Class at as well as cuttings from her variety of
Conference Center and then tour the KitchenAble. Mon., Apr. 6, 11 a.m. – 1 plants. Participants provide their own with Edna Hall-Whitehead, floral design
Georgia Beer Company. $65 per person, p.m., 1635 N. Monroe St. transportation to the home in Betton expert from A Touch of Class / Celebra-
includes transportation, tour, samples Join Chef Jessica for a spring- Hills (address to be provided upon reg- tions on Main Florist in Havana, FL.
and lunch. themed brunch that is perfect for Easter, istration). $5 donation (50+); $7 others Each participant will take home a beau-
Best of the Fest: Winners and Se- or any other occasion. The dazzling me- Spring Centerpiece Making tiful arrangement of their own creation.
lections from the 2019 Florida Anima- nu includes a tossed salad with fresh Thu., Apr. 9, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Al- Fee $17 (includes all supplies). Limited
tion Festival. Tue., Mar. 31, 10 a.m. – raspberries and chèvre, Au Gratin Hash legro Senior Living, 4501 Shannon space available.
12:30 p.m., Mulligan Park Gracious Re- Browns, and Croque Monsieur (with Lakes Dr.
tirement Living, 1800 Hermitage Blvd. croissant French toast, ham, and Use fresh flowers and greenery to
Limited transportation from the TSC. cheese), followed by individual Pavlova make a beautiful spring centerpiece More LifeLong Learning on Page 12

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Help honor our community’s Silver Stars and volunteers
SILVER STARS, Thu. May 21, 2019 CHP, presenting
The 19th annual Silver Stars cele- sponsor of Capital City
bration is Thursday, May 21. This Senior Games and Silver
event recognizes 8 “Silver Stars,” out- Stars, and Active Living
standing individuals in the Big Bend Sponsor Care Point
area who range in age from 60 to 99 Health & Wellness,
and inspire presents on TALL Class
others and to 12 Health & Wellness
CELEBRATION stay active, Day. Pictured here from
OF ATHLETES involved, and live their
right, Toni Kilgore, Hella
Spellman, Deanne Epley,
RECEPTION! lives with Cielo Rose, Richard
zest. In addi- Kane, Thomas W. Smith,
Mon., March 17,
tion, the TSC Ruth Nickens, Patty
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Foundation Ballentine and Dana
TSC, 1400 N. Monroe recognizes Fleck. SUBMITTED
St. more than
400 volun-
Dinner for Senior
teers who
Athletes & their
contribute to TALL Class 12: front row,
guest
the life of the from right, Hella
Wear your medals Senior Cen- Spellman, Barbara
and celebrate the ter and our Boone, Carol West,
games! many neigh- Katherine Kamiya, Laura
borhood pro- Ruane, Judee Light,
grams. We Gloria Colvin, Judy
also thank our sponsors and our key Westbrook and Joan
holders during this event for their Tolliver. Second row,
contributions to the success of the from right, Dick
Tallahassee Senior Center and Foun- Woodward, Joanna
dation. Love, Annette Gaul,
We hope you will help us celebrate Beverly Elliot, Juanita
and honor our Silver Stars by becom- Thomas and Denise
ing a sponsor of this event. Capital Hunter. Back row, from
Health Plan leads the way as our Pre- right, Don Ruane,
senting Sponsor and we have many Audrey Byrne, Jeri
wonderful partners who support this Bush, David Lee, Judy
event annually. We welcome new and Thomas, Kerri Corn, Kiki
returning sponsors who help to make Litchford, Rob Vandiver
this event affordable and accessible to and Donna Konuch.
seniors of all economic means.
Your sponsorship is an investment
in much more than this one evening. these individuals. Our Silver Stars life. We invite you to be a part of this ver Stars sponsorships. Tickets go on
Families and friends of our honorees motivate others to keep growing, do- wonderful celebration. Please contact sale April 17; for ticket information,
also celebrate this occasion and ap- ing, learning, and giving. They exem- Lori.Swanson@Talgov.com or call email Lisa.DollarCovert@talgov.com
plaud the lifetime achievements of plify living a happy, full and engaged 891-4048 for more information on Sil- or call 850-891-4003.

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TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER CLASSES
COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY BLUEPRINT INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGENCY SEEKS SENIOR ENGAGEMENT
Interested in taking computer class- On Monday, March 30, 11:30
es? Stop by TSC receptionist desk and a.m. to 1 p.m., at the TSC
complete an application to express your Auditorium (1400 N. Monroe
computer course interests. Call 850- St.), Autumn Calder, Director
891-4008 or email Kristy.Carter@talgov of the Blueprint
.com to request an application be sent to Intergovernmental Agency
you or to have your name added to the will present on some of the
interest roster. A variety of classes are high-impact Blueprint
offered and vary in donation. Fees listed projects that are in progress,
are for the full course. Preregistration including the Lake Jackson
and payment required - space is limited. Greenway, the Northeast
Participants are scheduled in the order Gateway: Welaunee
of their request received. Boulevard, Orange-Meridian
MICROSOFT BASICS AND BEYOND Placemaking, and Capital
Tue. & Thu., Apr. 21, 23, 28 & 30, 9–11 Circle Southwest. Attendees
a.m. (attend all 4 dates) will learn how to stay
Beginners - Learn how to save, find involved in the public
and file documents and pictures. Learn engagement process, as
desktop, shortcuts and applications/ these projects move
programs. forward, and will be able to
MICROSOFT EXCEL – BASIC ask questions. Lunch will be
Tue., Wed., & Thu., Apr. 21, 22, 23, 28, provided; to rsvp, email
29 & 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (attend all 6 susan.emmanuel@blue
dates) printia.org or call
Learn the many ways to use Excel. 850-219-1060. KARLA BRANDT
Create a personal budget spreadsheet to
track your day to day spending. Learn
about math features and formulas. $20
(50+) or $25 (non-Seniors).
MICROSOFT WORD – BASIC noise reduction and others. You will also disadvantages of various lens configu- Come learn about the ukulele, and re-
Tue., Wed., and Thu., May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 learn High Dynamic Resolution editing, rations. ceive instruction on basic chords and
& 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (attend all 6 dates) using plug-ins and how to manage and PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS strum patterns. Everyone is welcome!
Learn to create, format and edit Word use the Tool Palettes. All these issues 1st & 3rd Mon., 6:30–8 p.m. $5 per class Bring your own Uke! $2 (50+), $3 (oth-
documents including inserting pictures are used to either restore or change a Join us and learn how to improve ers).
and other enhancements, such as in- photograph or bring life to your digital your photo editing skills with the Pho- FINGERSTYLE UKULELE CLASS
serting bullets, and cutting/pasting image. toshop Elements software program. 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 11-11:50
text. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Seniors). BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Participants will view and discuss pho- a.m.
WINDOW 10 OPERATING SYSTEM Wed., Apr. 22, 6:30 – 9 p.m. $5 to editing tutorials and member projects Focus on fingerstyle playing, as well
Tue. & Thu., May 5, 7, 12, & 14, 9–11 Learn the basic functions of your with ample opportunities for questions, as instrumental melody/chord arrange-
a.m. (attend all 4 dates) digital camera, including how to turn it sharing knowledge and learning from ments. Basic music theory is taught as
Learn about the features of Windows on, locate the battery and memory card, others. Meetings are twice a month with various pieces are played. All are wel-
such as the files and folders system, use scene modes, turn off the flash, and a planned agenda. come, even if you think this level is too
moving, saving and naming documents, how to load images onto your computer. advanced for you. $2 (50+), $3 (others).
and how to personalize with pictures Class also includes the topics of ISO, MUSIC & SPECIAL EVENT UKULELE & FRIENDS
and more. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Sen- White Balance, Exposure Value, Camera 2nd & 4th Friday of each month, 11-12
iors) Metering and others. For questions or more information, p.m.
ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRA- email Kristy.Carter@talgov.com or call Bring your instrument of choice and
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES PHY 850-891-4008. your voice for this casual gathering. Ver-
Wed., Apr. 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m. $5 UKULELE – MASTER CLASS IN sions of music are ukulele friendly –
For questions or more information, This class continues, in depth, the SESSION though all instruments are welcome. $2
email Kristy.Carter@talgov.com or call topics of ISO, White Balance, Exposure Mon. Mar. 23, 11 a.m. – noon (50+), $3 (others).
850-891-4008. Value, Color Temperature, Program - Come and observe a masters level GUITAR
PAINTSHOP PRO REVIEW Aperture - Shutter modes, metering class with the Senior Center Ukulele as- Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m., $5 such as weighted or spot and other ad- sembly facilitated by: George Hin- An opportunity to dust off that old
This session is a complete review of vanced functions. Additional topics: chliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brit- guitar, join an ongoing group of begin-
Paint Shop Pro where attendees will lighting techniques, image arrange- ain. This is in partnership with FSU – ning-to-intermediate players, and share
learn basic editing techniques along ment, time-of-day photography tripod Opening Nights. songs and playing techniques. There is
with tricks of the trade using tools such management, the advanced features on UKULELE BEGINNING limited instruction, so it’s helpful if you
as the automated features of PSP: clon- the digital single lens reflex (DSLR) 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 10-10:50 know a few chords. $2 (50+), $3 (oth-
ing, healing, scratch removal, digital camera units, and the advantages and a.m. ers).

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DANCE & FITNESS
Enjoy variety of dance options and bring yoga mat (if you have one).
(Adult Ballet (Thursdays, 10:45 a.m.), Fee: $10 (50+), $12 others.
Line Dance (Thursdays, 12:30 or 5:30
p.m.), Beginning Ballroom & Swing (Fri- NEIGHBORHOOD FITNESS SITES
days, 5:30 p.m.) at the Senior Center.
For a list of dance offerings, times and Each class $3 (50+), $4 others, $5 yo-
locations visit www.talgov.com/Sen- ga
iors, click “Stay Active” and scroll down Allegro Inspired Senior Living,
to “Music & Dance.” For questions, 4501 Shannon Lakes Dr. W.
email Kristy.Carter@talgov.com or call Brain, Body, Balance with Robin
850-891-4008. Perry, Wed., 2 - 3 p.m.
USA BALLROOM DANCE Bradfordville Fitness, Northeast
Saturdays, 7:30–10:30 p.m. – dance Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Rd.
dates below Note: Class size limited, before at-
Dance on the largest dance floor in tending your first class, call instructor
Tallahassee. Lessons are provided at no Llona at 878-1685 or Ferdouse at 766-
charge at 6:30 p.m. Dance nights with 6001
paid entry. All dances are smoke and al- Senior Fitness I (Beginner) with Fer-
cohol free. $8/USAB Dance members douse: Tue. & Fri., 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
and $14/non-members; $5 for students Senior Fitness I (Beginner) with Llo-
with valid IDs. For more information: na: Tue. & Fri., 10:30-11:15 a.m.
www.usadance6010.org. Senior Fitness II (Intermediate)
Mar. 21 – All That Jazz with Llona: Tue. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-12:30
April 29 – Rock N’ Roll p.m.
May 16 – Casino Royale (semi-for- Graduates of Capital Twirlers Square Dance club. Their smiles represent pride of Senior Fitness (Afternoon) with Llo-
mal) making it through 18 weeks of dance sessions and still enjoying dance. Back row, na: Tue. & Fri., 1-2 p.m.
CONTRA DANCE (TALLAHASSEE left to right: Ramon Chavez, Janet Sinnadurai, Erin Foley, Travis Maynard, Dennis Yoga for Adults with Ferdouse:
COMMUNITY FRIENDS OF OLD TIME Gay, Starla Wagner, Dan Wagner. Front row, from left, Glenna Johnson, Markietta Mon., 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Wed., 4-5 p.m.,
DANCE) (Kie) Butler Hill, Meri Rosenbaum, David O’Neal, and William Cason (not $5
Fridays, 7:30–10:30 p.m. – dance pictured). Chaires-Capitola Dorothy C.
dates below Spence Community Center: 4768
Jigs, reels, and fun. A caller instructs Chaires Cross Rd.
each dance before the music begins. Non-dancing visitors welcome to cally created to train and reverse many Senior Fitness with Judy Upchurch:
$10/adults, $9/seniors, $6/students, watch for free. Visit www.Face- types of aging. Taught by Merisha Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m.
and under 12 free. Wear comfortable book.com/Tallahasseetwirlers, email Johnson. Class is also taught at Opti- Seated Fitness: Tue. & Thu., 9:30-
shoes and clothes. No partner or experi- LibbyPenrod@comcast.net or call 850- mist Park, Southwood & Allegro In- 10:30 a.m.
ence necessary. Newcomers should ar- 566-2117. spired Living locations; see Neighbor- Ft. Braden Community Center:
rive by 7:15 p.m. For more information: hood Fitness Sites for listings. 16387 Blountstown Hwy.
www.tallydancer.com. FITNESS AT THE TALLAHASSEE CHAIR YOGA, Fri., 11 a.m.-noon, of- Senior Fitness with Wendy Barber:
Mar. 13 – Greasy String Band with SENIOR CENTER fers a gentle yoga workout for increased Mon. & Wed., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Caller Vicki Morrison mobility, bladder control, self-esteem, Lake Jackson Community Center:
Mar. 27 – Long Forgotten String Fitness classes are $3 (50+), $4 (oth- and mental focus. Taught by Bridget 3840 N. Monroe., Ste. 301
Band with Caller Joey Norton of St. ers), unless otherwise indicated. Fit- Welch, certified yoga instructor. Mindful Movement with Lori Rob-
Pete ness cards can also be purchased -- $25 LIFE EXERCISE, Tue. and Thu., erts, Thu., 1-2 p.m.
April 10 – Flathead String Band for 10 classes ($5 discount). For more 9:30-10:30 a.m. & Wed., 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Gentle Mat Yoga with Lori Roberts,
with Caller Andy Cane of Gainesville information, call Ruth Nickens, RN, is a very popular and dynamic workout Wed., 2– 3 p.m. $5 requested
April 24 – TBA Band with Caller Al- Health & Wellness Program Coordina- consisting of aerobics, light weights, Miccosukee Community Center:
ice Raibourn tor at 850-891-4042 or Ruth.Nick- stretching, strengthening and balance 13887 Moccasin Gap Rd.
CAPITAL TWIRLERS ROUND ens@talgov.com or Henry Steele, exercises. This workout is suitable for Senior Fitness with Judy Upchurch,
DANCE Health Suite Assistant at 850-891-4045 everyone and you can participate seat- Tue. & Thu., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Mondays, 6 p.m. or visit our website at Talgov.com/Sen- ed. Taught by Pomeroy Brinkley. Optimist Park, 1355 Indianhead Dr.
Enjoy contemporary social round iors. TAI CHI: Wed. and Fri. 10-11 a.m. In- Brain-Body-Balance with Wendy
dancing which is choreographed and MINDFUL MOVEMENT, Tue., 11 structor provided by the Taoist Tai Chi Barber or Ferdouse Sultana, Tue. &
cued ballroom dancing that progresses a.m.-noon, is a NIA based yoga class. A Society. $2 Thu., 10-11 a.m.
in a circular pattern. gentle, yoga-based, fitness class that ZUMBA® GOLD: Thu., 5:30-6:30 SouthWood Community Center:
CAPITAL TWIRLERS SQUARE focuses on increasing energy, reducing p.m., Taught by Jacqueline Parra. $5 4675 Grove Park Dr.
DANCE falls, and maintaining flexibility. (50+) $7 others. Brain-Body-Balance with Wendy
Mondays, 7 p.m. Taught by Lori Roberts, certified NIA YOGA: Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7 p.m., Barber, Tue., 1-2 p.m., $5 requested
Mainstream and Plus Level Square yoga instructor. taught by certified yoga instructor Woodville Community Center:
Dancing every Monday from 7 – 9 p.m. BRAIN-BODY-BALANCE, Mon., Pamela Hunter. Vigorous practice for 8000 Old Woodville Rd.
Level adjusted to fit dancers' skills. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the TSC, is an active- adults including poses, relaxation, and Senior Fitness with Llona Geiger,
Non-member dancer donation: $5. aging, fall prevention program specifi- mediation. Wear comfortable clothes Mon. & Wed., 8:30-9:30 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 5


HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS
The listed presentations, massage,
and classes at the Tallahassee Senior UPSLIDE: A Program
Center are $2 unless otherwise indi-
cated. For more information on pro- that Addresses
grams, registration or donations, email Loneliness, Isolation
Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or call 850-
891-4042 or 891-4045. and Depression
Quit: A Smoking Cessation Work- Do you have a friend or neighbor
shop, who is lonely? Would you like to
Mon., Apr. 6, & May 4, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. become more socially connected?
Attend one of these highly effective Help is available. UPSLIDE serves
class/support groups. The program, people age 50 and older by of-
designed by former smokers, is devel-
fering individual counseling, chat
oped for people who want to become
groups, trips, outings, and sup-
non-smokers. Nicotine patches pro-
port to become socially engaged.
vided at no charge. Offered by Big Bend
AHEC. Call 224-1177 to register. Transportation assistance is
Opioid Crisis & Narcan Update available for people who want to
Wed., Mar. 25, 11 a.m. – noon participate in UPSLIDE programs
The emotional and financial toll of but do not have their own trans-
Opioid addiction, a public health crisis, portation. Email
is impossible to quantify. Discover the UPSLIDE’s Program Counselor Nicollette Castagna and TSC Volunteer Receptionist Melanie.Lachman@talgov.com or
causes, impacts, and some solutions to Frieda Travis share program information at the Expo. KARLA BRANDT call 850-891-4066 for more in-
this health crisis. Learn how NARCAN formation/assistance/individual
Nasal Spray can reverse the effects of counseling.
opioid overdose and the community living with PD, what it means to live a Ethical eating is about the choices
programs to make it easily accessible. vibrant life with this or other neuro- we make that impact our bodies,
No-cost NARCAN kits will be distrib- logical disorders. Presentation offered minds, and our planet. This three-part
uted to individuals who may need one. by Tara Kimbason, MD, MPH. She is viewing features three documentaries
Presented by Yolanda Candelaria, Big Medical Director of TMH’s first and followed by a Q & A with the experts.
Bend Area Health Education Center, most comprehensive Parkinson’s & Popcorn and snacks served. Dates/
Inc. and Patrick R. Lane, Disc Village. Movement Disorders Program. Films: Apr. 6 – Eating you Alive; May 4 –
Parkinson’s Update Monday Morning Movies: Ethical Cowspiracy; and June 1 – A Prayer for
Wed., Apr. 1, 11 am – noon Eating Documentary Series Compassion.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness First Monday, Apr. 6, May 4 & Jun. 1, Everything You Need to Know UPSLIDE Friends Connection
month. Join us for a presentation on 10 am – noon about 911 Chat Groups:
Tue., Apr. 14, 11 a.m. – noon
Meet new people, share ideas,
The presentation will cover the 911
engage in meaningful conversa-
process in Leon County, the impor-
tion, and have fun!
tance of the 911 caller, what informa-
tion to know when calling 911, and al- Tallahassee Senior Center (1400
ternative ways for calling 911 from N. Monroe St.) Mondays, 3 – 4:30
smartphones (this mainly applies to p.m. OR Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.,
iPhone). Offered by Chris Levings, Le- both groups meet in Conf. Rm. 3A
on County Division of Emergency
Management Lincoln Neighborhood Center:
Shave and a Haircut: The Barbers (438 W. Brevard St.): 3rd Wednes-
are Coming! day of the Month, 12:30 – 1:30
Thu., Mar. 26 & Apr. 23, 10 a.m. – p.m.
noon
Miccosukee Community
Lively Barber School brings stu-
Center:13887 Moccasin Gap Rd.,
dents to make you feel like a million
2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:30
bucks. Haircuts and shaves for men
and simple trims for women. Dona- - 1:30 p.m.; light lunch provided.
tions appreciated. Services are provided at no cost
Podiatry Screening & Foot Care to participants, but donations
Thu., Apr. 16, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. accepted. UPSLIDE is sponsored
Dr. Gary McCoy, Podiatrist & foot by the Florida Blue Foundation
specialist cuts toenails and assesses and the Tallahassee Senior Center
and treats foot problems. Doctor ac- Foundation.
See HEALTH, Page 7

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OUTREACH PROGRAMS
SOUTHSIDE SENIOR SERVICES &
OUTREACH LUNCH & LEARNS – SAVE THE DATE!
Lunch & Learns (L&L) offer lively and engaging programs for adults 50+. All Lunch
WELLNESS CIRCLES
& Learns are 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Each L&L includes exhibitors, health screen-
Join neighbors, make new friends
ings, and lunch, $6. These events are a program of the Tallahassee Senior Center
and discuss important health topics at
& Foundation, funded by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. For
these once-a-month gatherings. Light
information on Leon County Senior Outreach events, field trips, outdoor pursuits,
refreshments, incentives, and health
and classes, e-mail Susan.Davis@talgov.com or call 850-891-4065. Additionally,
screenings are available. $2 donation.
LifeLong Learning classes (pg. 2), fitness classes (pg. 5), Friends Connection /
For more information, e-mail
UPSLIDE (pg. 6), and art workshops (pg. 16) are offered at multiple locations.
Wendy.Barber@talgov.com or call 850-
891-4052. Bradfordville: New location: Red Hills Village Retirement Resort at 5103
Jack McLean Community Center, Cold Harbour Dr. (off Ox Bottom Rd)
700 Paul Russell Road, (850) 891-
Lunch & Learns Mar. 11 & Apr. 8
2505
Wellness Circles: Held on the 2nd Chaires-Capitola, Dorothy C. Spence Community Center,
Tue. of each month, 11 a.m. – noon. 4768 Chaires Crossroad
Mar. 10: Elder Care Services is the
Lunch & Learns: Mar. 24 & Apr. 28
leading provider of community-based
senior care. For 50 years, they have been Fort Braden, Fort Braden Community Center, 16387
improving the quality of life for seniors Blountstown Hwy.
and their caregivers. Join Jocelyn Fliger,
Lunch & Learns: Mar. 17 & Apr. 21
President and CEO, as she explains the
services Elder Care offers. She will also Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 North Monroe St., Ste.
discuss the relationship of social isola- 301
tion and loneliness to the health status Friends for decades, Dan Kelly and
Lunch & Learns: Mar. 19 (moved to Fellowship Baptist Church, 3705 N. Monroe),
and quality of life for older adults. Sylvester Shields share a laugh
and Apr. 16
Apr. 14: The TMH Memory Disorder together at the Fort Braden Lunch &
Clinic is funded through a grant from Learn. Canasta, Cards and Games: Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., $1 per class
the State Department of Elder Affairs as
Miccosukee, Miccosukee Community Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Rd.
part of the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease
Initiative Program. Medical attention discusses changes in memory and Lunch & Learns: Apr. 2 & May 7 (Field Trip)
might be necessary if you or someone memory tips.
Bus Trip to Walmart: Apr. 3 & May 1, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
you know is experiencing increased for- Jake Gaither Community Center,
getfulness, personality or behavioral 801 Bragg Dr., 850-891-3940 Friends Connection: Mar. 10, Apr. 14, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Light lunch provided.
changes, problems with speech, reading Wellness Circles: Held on the 3rd
Woodville, Woodville Community Center, 8000 Old Woodville Rd.
or writing skills, or problems complet- Wed. of each month, 11 a.m. – noon.
ing activities of daily living (ADL). Join Lunch & Learns: Mar. 12 (Field Trip) & Apr. 9
the clinic coordinator, Vicky Rose as she See OUTREACH, Page 13

Health Hearing, Wed., Apr. 8, 10 a.m. –


noon
Mental Health Awareness:
MASSAGE, MEDITATION, AND
Continued from Page 6 REIKI Childhood Trauma: Impact Throughout one’s Lifetime
Reiki, Every Tue., 10:30 a.m. -
cepts Medicare, Medicaid, and sec- noon, Susie Howell, Reiki Master, Tue., April 28, 6 – 8 p.m., TSC Auditorium, 1400 N. Monroe St.
ondary insurance, which may cover and Friends In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, this program presents information
costs for this. Meditation and Mindfulness about an important issue that is common among many. Keynote speaker Dr.
Guidelines, Tue., Apr. 7 & May 5, Mimi Graham, Director FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy,
HEALTH SCREENINGS 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. will discuss the research, physical and societal factors that play a role, symp-
Offered one Tuesday each Month toms, the most current treatment options, local resources, and more. Expert
Tallahassee Senior Center Health in conjunction with Reiki, these en- panelists Q & A session follows. Numerous exhibitors (local agencies, organiza-
Suite, unless otherwise noted. counters introduce you to the secrets tions, and mental health providers) will provide info and resources. Offered in
Blood Pressure, Wed. & Thu., 10 of the timeless art of meditation. Feel partnership with UPSLIDE and Capital Regional Medical Center. Program is
a.m. – noon calmer, more focused and balanced. relevant to professionals, families, caregivers, scholars, and the community at
Glucose, Every Wed., 10 a.m. – Taught by Leslie Hanks, Yoga Unlim- large; CEUs available. Dinner served. Door Prizes. To rsvp or for more informa-
noon ited. tion, email Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or call 891-4042. $5 requested donation
Pulse Oximetry, Thu., Apr. 2 & Massage, Tue. Mar. 24, 10 a.m. - for dinner.
May 7, 10 a.m. – noon noon, Norma Reesor, LMT.

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 7


Martha Hawkins (pink shirt) celebrates a winning throw!

Gaither Center comes alive


during Bag Toss games
Nick Gandy

The game of Bag Toss, related to the


game played at football tailgate parties,
is indeed a favorite among party goers.
On Monday, March 9, Bag Toss, a
2020 Capital City Senior Games event,
become a seriously fun competition at
the Jake Gaither Community Center!
Martha Hawkins will be looking to re-
peat her 2019 gold medal win in the 75-
79 age group. While she’s on a mission,
she’s resolved to have a good time while
achieving this goal.
During the 2019 Capital City Senior
Games Bag Toss event, amid the sound
of the bags thumping onto the boards,
there were shouts of joy when players
hit the hole, and plenty of high fives and
encouraging words.
The 2019 competition, held at Jake
Gaither Community Center, featured 28
women and six men lining up to throw
the four-inch square bag 20 feet, or Martha Hawkins demonstrates her
more, into a six-inch hole. To win her winning bag toss technique! KARLA
age group gold medal, Hawkins had BRANDT
matches against a field of five other
players throughout the day.
The pace of the Bag Toss event, with and catching up when players aren’t on
players in matches against several dif- the court,” said Brian Smatt, who has di-
ferent players throughout the morning rected the Bag Toss competition for the
and afternoon, leads to a lot of time for last few years. “The ladies who are play-
socializing and camaraderie.
“You hear a lot of laughing, joking See GAMES, Page 9

8 SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


TALL Class 12 engages with community
Tallahassee Active LifeLong Leaders
(TALL) is an 8-week program that spans
mid-January thru early-March for individ-
uals age 50+, provided in partnership with
the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Com-
merce, Leadership Tallahassee Program and
sponsored by
AARP. Applica-
tions to the pro-
gram are gener-
ally accepted in
early December.
Acceptance to
the program is
competitive. Mark Mustian (LT5), Founder of Word of South introduces
Class 12 par- Amanda Stringer (LT 29), CEO of the Tallahassee
Mark Tancig, ticipants come Symphony.
Residential/ from a variety of
Commercial backgrounds Phil Croton, Shakespeare Man, Southern Shakespeare Co.
Horticulture Extension and professions. entertains TALL Class 12 on Arts & Culture Day with the
Agent 1, UF/IFAS Leon This diverse help of Judee Light, Laura Ruane, Carol West. DON RUANE
County Extension group of indi-
presents solar as part viduals bring
of building green. their unique
perspectives to
interactive activities and exercises as they
meet with local professionals and leaders in
the for-profit and non-profit sectors, in: the
arts & culture; human services; environ-
ment & sustainability; health & wellness;
public safety; and business & economic de-
velopment. Thanks to all the local commu-
nity leaders who generously shared their
time and insight. A graduation ceremony for
TALL Class 12 will be held on Tue., Mar. 10
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in the TSC auditori- Brian Wiebler, Red Hills Outreach & Education Coordinator,
um. For more information on the program, Tall Timbers Research Station explains why we burn in
the next TALL open house, and application Virginia Dailey (LT25) presents on the Children’s Services coordination with Lane Green (LT 5), retired Executive
opportunity, email Hella.Spellman@tal- Council; seated are Barbara Boone, Jocelyn Fliger (LT35), Director, Tall Timbers Research Station & Land
gov.com or call 850-891-4007. and Lisa Bretz (LT36). Conservancy.

Games in the Games. “When I play, I’m having


fun.”
Hawkins, who has lived in Tallahas-
see for 31 years, calls herself a regular at
Games, Hawkins will expand her reper-
toire into Track and Field, the one-mile
She admits to practicing every now the Jake Gaither Community Center, at- walk, and Horseshoes. “People have
Continued from Page 8 and then and will increase her schedule tending different exercise classes four been telling me I need to do more things,”
leading up to the 2020 Capital City Sen- times a week and other learning oppor- she said. “This year, I will.”
ing know each other from other pro- ior Games, but she’s been throwing bags tunities. She participates in dance, aero- While staying active is a key compo-
grams at the Gaither Community Center into the six-inch hole with her children bics and kick boxing classes. nent in the Capital City Senior Games,
and around town. This gives them a few for many years. The 2020 Games will be The Gaither Community Center may the sports and events brings together
hours socialize and compete.” her sixth entry into the Bag Toss compe- be her home court and familiar sur- athletes age 50 and over for an opportu-
The Capital City Senior Games gives tition at the Gaither Gym. roundings, but that doesn’t hold her back nity to compare skills while encouraging
Hawkins a chance to spend time with “I try to focus and not just go up there from venturing out into other venues. others and sharing their stories on the
friends from programs at the Tallahassee and throw,” Hawkins said. “When the “If it was played somewhere else, I field of play.
and Woodville Senior Centers. “I have so bag leaves your hand it’s hard to tell if it’s would be there,” Hawkins said of the Bag For more information on the Capital
much fun being with others and the fel- going to be a good shot. But you sure Toss event. City Senior Games, visit www.Tal-
lowship,” Hawkins said of her experience know when it’s going to be a bad shot.” In the 2020 Capital City Senior gov.com/SeniorGames.

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 9


Expo Sponsor Medical Marijuana Treatment
Clinics of Fl’s Nina Davis is an active member of
the TSCF Board.

Zilpah Boyd visits with Expo Sponsor Caring Connection’s Jennifer Cross.

One stop shoppi


O
ver 600 people did their one-stop resource
shopping at the Active Living Expo! The
two-day exhibition featured 100 community
agencies, businesses, and other local re-
sources to help adults age 50+ stay well, independent
and active. In the downstairs area of the Senior Cen-
ter, attendees were able to explore civic engagement,
volunteerism and entrepreneurship. Thanks to Pre-
senting Sponsor Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare,
Ruby Sponsor Care Point Health & Wellness, City of
Tallahassee, AARP Florida, www.TallahasseeSenior
Foundation.org, and other generous sponsors (see pg.
19), volunteers, and participants! Enjoy the photos!
Sponsor YourLife Senior Living’s Cristal Baer, Like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Tallahassee From left: Wellness Medical Spa’s Arasi
Director of Community Relations is one of SeniorCenter) to view additional fun photos. Photo Thangavelu and Mariah Slaughter, and Expo Sponsor Eye Assoc
many friendly faces at the expo! credits: Karla Brandt Angel of HarborChase. chats with Ron Goldstein

10 SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


Expo Sponsor McDonnell Hearing Solutions Brenda McDonnell, Owner LifeLong Learning participant Ben Girtman seeks information from
and Vibhu Grover, Extern, chat with Werner Sachs. Advantage Aging Solutions Stacy Mowry.

ing
LifeLong Learning Sponsor Canterfield’s Sarah
Close visits with TSC Volunteer Noreen Beattie.

From right: Jennifer Rupert, Rupert &


ciates’ Rachel Crow Expo Sponsor Tapestry Senior Living Walden’s Michael Newell shares a laugh with Kristy Carter, Associates, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management,
n. Expo Coordinator. and Cindy Martin, Client Associate.

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 11


TRAVEL TOURS AND FIELD TRIPS
Tours are open to all travelers and
benefit the Tallahassee Senior Founda-
tion. Email Kristy.Carter@talgov.com or
call (850) 891-4008 for more informa-
tion or visit www.funseas.com/tsc.
Travel partners include: Holiday,
Cruises & Tours & Collette. Book early to
reserve your spot. Mention that you
heard about travel opportunities ture. Learn about how the Apalachee’s
through the Senior Center and travel complex relationships with other Indig-
partner, Holiday, Cruises & Tours, will enous Peoples and European nations LifeLong
make a donation back to the center. The shaped their history and the history of Learning
Senior Center requests that you com- the Tallahassee area. $5 donation per attendee
plete a participation form prior to taking class (50+) / $7 others rings the
a tour. NOTE: additional trips may be A Lady with a Past Vintage Tea in Good
added as opportunities arise. Monticello, Thu., Apr. 16 Shepherd
SAVANNAH, JEKYLL ISLAND & Transportation from the TSC, meet Episcopal
CHARLESTON, SC, May 4-6, 2020 at 10:45 am. OR if driving, meet at 215 E. School bell on
GREEK ISLES CRUISE, May 15 – 24, Washington St. Monticello at 11:30 am. a recent
2020 Enjoy the perfect cup of tea along with African
MEMPHIS – HOME OF THE BLUES, finger sandwiches, and other assorted American
June, 22-27, 2020 delicacies in this elegant, French in- History Tour
SOUTH AFRICA, Sept. 16 – 24, 2020 spired tea room in Monticello. Browsing of
BRANSON HOLIDAY SHOW EX- vintage clothing in local antique stores Thomasville,
TRAVAGANZA, Nov. 8 – 14, 2020 in historic Monticello. Fee $29. Limited Georgia
transportation from the TSC.
Beautiful Questions, Insightful
LIFELONG LEARNING FIELD TRIPS Answers, Thu., Apr. 23, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
TSC
(Cont. from Pg. 2) FSU Art Professor Emerita Mary
For more information or to register, Stewart will deliver a playful lecture/
call 850-891-4033, email Maureen.Ha- demonstration that will introduce six
berfeld@talgov.com, or stop by the TSC. distinctive types of questions that can
Wildlife Conservation Center, Fri., be used to improve all kinds of decision-
Apr. 10, 9 a.m. – noon. making. Mixing lecture with audience
The Wildlife Conservation Center is a participation, class will explore applica-
volunteer-run, non-profit dedicated to tion of these types of questions to a
wildlife conservation and education. wide variety of situations. Case histor-
Enjoy a guided tour of their facility in ies will be used throughout to provide
Jefferson County, FL. Meet and learn examples of risk-taking and personal
about the animals in their facility which transformation. $5 donation per class
SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE STAMP & COVER SHOW
include critically endangered black and (50+) / $7 others TALLAHASSEE SENIOR Do you enjoy stamp or coin collect-
white ruffled lemurs, a kangaroo, and an Historic Capitol Voices and Votes,
assortment of reptiles and beautiful and Rightfully Hers, Tue., Apr. 28,
CENTER ing? Do you have stamps or coins
birds. Closed toe shoes are required. you’d like to buy, sell or trade? Join
9:30 a.m. – noon. AARP TAX AIDE
$20 fee includes tour and transporta- us!
Get a guided tour of the newest ex-
tion from TSC. Limited space available. Mon.-Fri. Feb. 3 – April 15 12:30-4:30
hibits at the museum honoring the Sat. (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) & Sun. (10
Must be able to walk unaided. p.m.
100th anniversary of the passage of the a.m.-3 p.m.) April 4 & 5
The Apalachee: Tallahassee’s In- 19th amendment giving women the AARP offers free tax preparation help
digenous People, Mondays, Apr. 13, Admission and parking is free. For
right to vote. Transportation from TSC. to anyone, with special attention to
20, 27, and May 4, 10 – 11:30 a.m., NE more information, email Hemanth V.
$5 (50+)/ $7 others older, low-income taxpayers. To
Branch Library (5513 Thomasville Setty at hemanth.vasan-
Ocheesee Creamery and Torreya schedule an appointment, call (850)
Rd.) thaiah@gmail.com.
State Park, Fri, May 1, 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 891-4030 and leave a message.
Instructor Matt Smith from Mission p.m.
San Luis delves into the history of the Tour this third-generation family-
Apalachee, the Native Americans who owned farm in Calhoun County. Meet
lived in the area around modern-day “the girls,” the farm’s grass-fed, Jersey their store for dairy products and taste lachicola River. Enjoy a picnic lunch at
Tallahassee. This class will explore the cows, the breed known for producing delicious ice cream. Later, visit Torreya the park. Fee $32, includes transporta-
rich culture of the Apalachee, from their milk with a creamy, silky smooth tex- State park and tour the 1849 historic tion from TSC, admission fees, picnic
traditional diet to their society’s struc- ture and high protein content. Shop in Gregory House. that overlooks the Apa- lunch and ice cream at the dairy.

12 SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


From griever to hospice house greeter
Windy Taylor life-prolonging heroics. She wanted to her remaining time to be filled with as
Big Bend Hospice Volunteer leave this life with as much peace and many good days as possible.
dignity as possible. From the day we met our care team, I knew I wanted to be part of
My mother did not want to die in a When her cancer came back, and her they treated all of us with compassion the wonderful organization
hospital. Long before she was diag- chance for a cure dwindled to zero, I and kindness. They helped me give my that has enabled so many
nosed with the brain tumor that would made the decision to call Big Bend Hos- mother the death she wanted, on her people to leave this life with
end her life, she told me that she did not pice. We didn’t know if she would have own terms. When she passed away, she
want loud machines and did not want six weeks or six months, but we wanted was surrounded by family and it was
the same compassion and
peacefully quiet. kindness my mother
After her death, I knew I wanted to be experienced. I completed my
part of the wonderful organization that volunteer training exactly one
has enabled so many people to leave this year after her passing and have
life with the same compassion and been serving as a hospice
Grandparents as kindness my mother experienced. I
house greeter ever since.
completed my volunteer training exact-
Parents: Remember ly one year after her passing and have
these Dates been serving as a hospice house greeter animals who visit. I feel, selfishly, that
ever since. the experience benefits me far more
GaP Support Lunch, Wed., Mar. 25 & I have been deeply impressed with than I am benefitting others. It is my
Apr. 29, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Leon County everyone who works with Big Bend Hos- hope that I can make someone else’s
Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave, Pro- pice. Each one is cheerful, joy-filled, and grief journey a little easier to navigate.
gram Room A. Complimentary lunch committed to their mission. I have Windy Taylor is the author of Eulo-
provided for grandparents and other watched them interact with countless gies for My Mother, a memoir of her time
relative caregivers. Reservations are Ida Smith and Bobbie Roberts find families who are navigating their own as a caregiver. There are many ways to
required. friendship and respite at a recent unique journeys at the end of life. They volunteer at Big Bend Hospice. Check
GaP Evening Support Group, Mon, GaP event. patiently answer questions, pass out out how you can help positively impact
Mar. 9 & Apr. 13, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Sue tissues, procure extra blankets, and the way our community experiences se-
McCollum Community Center in work to make the hospice house feel like rious illness and grief at our website
Lafayette Park, 501 Ingleside Ave. a home, rather than a facility. www.bigbendhospice.org/volunteer or
Join other grandparents raising their I look forward to my Tuesday shifts at by contact the volunteer department
grandchildren to discuss your the greeter desk. I enjoy meeting fam- manager Katie Mandell @ kcman-
unique situation and then share ilies, catching up with the staff and oth- dell@bigbenghospice.org or 850-878-
dinner with other grand-families. er volunteers, and petting the therapy 5310
Reservations are required for all
attending.
GaP Expo, Mon., Apr. 13, 9 a.m. - 1 To reserve your space or for more
p.m., TSC Auditorium, 1400 N. Monroe information, email Karen.Boebin-
St. ger@talgov.com or call 850-891-4027.

Outreach ing,” and “Modern Animal Agriculture.”


Jack McLean Community Center,
700 Paul Russell Rd., 850-891-2505
Continued from Page 7 Thursdays, Apr. 16, 23, 30 and May 7,
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mar. 18: Elder Care Services (see de- The final series of Healthy for Life
scription above). classes will begin with “Community Re-
Apr. 15: TMH Memory Disorder Clin- sources,” “Family Nutrition,” “Legal
ic (see description above). Health,” and “Healthful Eating.”
HEALTHY FOR LIFE CLASSES The suggested donation is $2 per
Jake Gaither Community Center, class meeting. Health screenings,
801 Bragg Dr., 850-891-3940 snack, lunch, and incentives will be pro-
Thursdays, Mar. 12, 19, and 26, 11 a.m. vided at each class meeting. Space is
– 1 p.m. limited; must be registered to attend.
This 8-week series of dynamic and For more information or to register,
interactive classes will continue with email Wendy.Barber@talgov.com or call
“Staying Fit as You Age,” “Healthful Eat- 850-891-4052.

TALLAHASSEE.COM SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 13


Find your ‘Third Act’ at Domi Station
Antonio Montoya and Rick Minor generations – applying the business acu- Leveraging the experience and re-
men of baby boomers and Gen Xers to the sources of Florida AARP, the Tallahassee
Elder Care Services According to AARP, there are 108.7 mil-
lion folks age 50-plus in the United
Digital Age innovations of millennials and
Gen Zers.
Senior Center, and other partners to assist
Third Act participants in forging produc-
celebrates 50 years States. This includes 76.4 million baby
boomers (born 1946-64). This segment of
Domi Station, in partnership with Le-
on County and with the support of the
tive cross-generational ties, and
Participating in customized educa-
the population will continue to grow over Tallahassee Senior Center, is seeking in- tional modules that will bring them up-to-
Christopher Mahon the next decade to the tune of 19 million. dividuals that wish to pursue their Third speed on digital-age entrepreneurship
Elder Care Services Many of these individuals are highly ac- Act. Each individual's Third Act is differ- strategies, help them build their business
tive and are seeking a ‘third act’ to main- ent, with a wide range of opportunities step by step, and validate their startup
Elder Care Services is hitting an ag- tain engagement with their communities. that include: ideas.
ing milestone this year – the 50th anni- In fact, 65% of baby boomers are plan- Joining existing startup teams or Third Act fosters an inclusive environ-
versary of when it opened the doors to ning to work past the age of 65, and 45% finding partners for their own startup pro- ment in which all Tallahasseeans, can col-
serve local seniors. It is proud to start of them consider themselves to be entre- jects laborate with each other on various pro-
this new decade paying homage to its preneurs. Growing their startup business jects that they identify and cultivate. In
legacy of improving the quality of life for Communities like ours would do well through Domi Station’s incubator proc- addition, it encourages more mentoring
seniors in Leon County while looking to tap into the talent and wisdom of these ess, receiving guidance, accountability, relationship opportunities with Tallahas-
ahead to a robust future. They are high- seasoned professionals. With this in and access to local and regional resources see’s younger entrepreneurs. By sharing
lighting this exciting anniversary by mind, Tallahassee’s startup incubator through dedicated mentors and advanced their expertise, Third Act participants can
showcasing a special 50 Years of Com- space, Domi Station, has launched its entrepreneur development programming provide a significant contribution toward
passionate Care logo. Third Act initiative in which ‘empty nest- Seeking mentorship from each other the success of others.
Since being founded by the Senior ers’, retirees, and other experienced pro- as well as from Domi Station’s existing For more information about Third
Services Planning Council in 1970, pro- fessionals who are 50-plus can collabo- entrepreneurial network Act and Domi Station, contact Antonio
viding compassionate care has been a rate on entrepreneurial projects – includ- Providing mentorship to existing Montoya, Domi Station’s Executive Di-
cornerstone of the mission. Starting ing their own startups and/or mentoring project teams at Domi Station. Many of rector, at (850) 391-8758 or thir-
with a nutrition services program, their other entrepreneurs. Tallahassee’s retirees have extensive dact@domistation.org. Rick Minor is
direct interactions with area seniors Third Act bridges the generational di- business experience that could benefit the Leon County Commissioner for Dis-
highlighted the depth of needs in our vide by fostering collaboration across other projects, trict 3.
community. Over the years they ex-
panded to meet those needs and now
have 5 integrated programs collaborat-
ing together, allowing them to support
frail seniors in a comforting environ-
ment while fostering their independ-
ence, and providing active seniors a way
Purple Craze supports Alzheimer’s Project
to stay engaged and serve other seniors Debbie Moroney call Tyeshia at 386-2778 or go to www.
and at-risk populations. CEO of Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. Alzheimersproject.org.
Growing older is often not an easy Volunteer Training: One of the Pro-
feat, but agencies like Elder Care Ser- It’s time to put on purple for the Alz- ject’s most important services is the So-
vices exist to help those that find them- heimer’s Project’s eight annual Purple cial Club Respite Program. Offered on a
selves in suddenly different circum- Craze Party on Saturday, April 25, at The weekly basis at churches and other loca-
stances or needing more assistance. Moon. tions, the Social Club provides engage-
These efforts could not be accomplished Purple Craze will feature the Michael ment activities such as arts and crafts,
without the thousands of Elder Care Miller Band, a country rock band bringing music therapy, pet therapy, and games for
employees, generous donors, and hard- a rock sound with a little twang to country people living with dementia.
working volunteers that have been serv- music. The Suwannee Music Hall says, The Alzheimer’s Project needs volun-
ing seniors over the last five decades. “this is the best country band we have teers to help with the Day Respite Social
You can join them throughout the year heard in 20 years!” Club. This is a vital, rewarding volunteer
in thanking all these special community In addition to great music, you’ll taste opportunity. Volunteer training will be
members and celebrating the seniors some delicious food. The signature dish- conducted on Friday, April 3rd at St.
that have defined 50 years of care. es from the area’s leading senior resi- Paul’s United Methodist Church. For
Elder Care Services, Inc. is a private dences will be presented at the Battle of Having a great time for a wonderful more information call Mindy at 850-386-
non-profit corporation, dedicated to im- the Chef ’s, a big hit at last year’s Purple cause at the Purple Craze Party. 2778.
proving the quality of life for seniors in Craze. You’ll also have an opportunity to Caregiver Support Groups are another
Leon and the surrounding counties, al- bid on vacations, art, and other interest- one of the vital services provided by the
lowing them to remain at home with ing items at both a silent and a bidding that you’ll be supporting the Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s Project. Caregiver Support
dignity. For more information, visit auction. Don’t be surprised to see plenty Project, a nonprofit organization founded Groups meet the Tuesday’s and the 2nd
www.ecsbigbend.org or follow us on of crazy outfits in the competition for the on the principle of local citizens helping and 4th Friday in Tallahassee. For times
Facebook at www.facebook.com/elder Best Purple Costume! local people in need. Tickets to Purple and locations go to Alzheimersproject.org
caretally. The best thing about Purple Craze is Craze are $35. To purchase your tickets, or call 386-2778.

14 SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT ACTIVE LIVING


Stay connected with OLLI
Fran Conaway
OLLI at FSU

“OLLI is a wonderful way to stay con-


nected with the world.” “OLLI brings me
great joy. I love going to classes, seeing
smart people my age, getting challenged
mentally and having a great group of OLLI volunteers and staff get set for a
friends I have made there.” “The educa- new semester.
tional experience with OLLI is simply
powerful.” “All in all, OLLI at FSU wins a
five-star rating.” “My first semester has
been a wonderful experience for some- LIFELONG OUTDOOR PURSUITS
one new in the community.” “Fantastic
instructors.” Two Exciting Adventures!
These are just a few of the positive re- Beach Walk at Bald Point
actions the Osher Lifelong Learning In-
stitute at Florida State University re- A Joint LifeLong Learning and
cently recorded through its annual sur- Outdoor Pursuits Program
vey of members--students over 50 who Take a beautiful walk on the beach
love to learn. at Bald Point State Park on Wed.,
OLLI students submit testimonials March 25 with Debbie Clifford of
year-round supporting the organiza- the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. The
tion’s approach to lifelong learning—a 2-3 hour walk will take place at low
combination of challenging, no-stress tide and Debbi will introduce you
academic courses taught by university to lots of sea creatures found in
faculty; intriguing, enriching activities; the sand. Following the walk, re-
and travel throughout the country and turn to the marine lab where par-
the world. ticipants may tour the facility on
In the words of member George their own. Cost is $35 per person
Waas, “OLLI has been a godsend to me. I and includes a delicious picnic
retired in 2010, but until I joined OLLI in lunch. Bus leaves the TSC at 8 a.m.
2015, I hadn't found anything that as- (arrive by 7:45 a.m.) and returns
sured me of remaining active and en- by 3 p.m. For those driving them-
gaged. I was just drifting, but when my selves, meet at the Gulf Specimen
wife and I joined, we immediately be- Marine Lab (222 Clark Dr, Panacea,
came co-chairs of the Travel Club. Since FL) at 9 a.m. Bring: Water bottle,
then, I have attended numerous classes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, shoes
became a class host, and traveled to that can get wet, towel and dress
many foreign sites.” appropriately for the weather.
The only problem according to an-
other member: “Deciding which classes Join the Fun! Kayak Trip on the
to take in my allotted time because of all beautiful Wacissa River
of the wonderful choices.” Wednesday, April 15
With over 50 courses offered during
Fall and Spring semesters, choices can Transportation provided from the
indeed be difficult. The variety and TSC, 1400 N. Monroe St. Bus
breadth of classes mean there’s some- leaves at 10 a.m. and returns by 3
thing for everyone, regardless of aca- p.m. In partnership with Harry
demic preparation or prior interests. Smith Outdoors. Safety and pad-
Members explore topics they never con- dling instruction provided. $42 per
sidered before, perhaps sparking new person (includes lunch, trans-
passions for further study. portation, kayaks and all equip-
OLLI’s Maymester offers a sampling ment). Bring water bottle, towel,
of classes aimed at whetting students’ change of clothes, sunglasses,
appetites for deeper learning. For more sunscreen, hat and water shoes.
information about OLLI, classes offered Registration required for both
and registration, visit olli.fsu.edu or call events: 850-891-4065 or Susan.Da-
850-644-7947. Registration for Maym- vis@talgov.com.
ester begins April 16.

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TALLAHASSEE SENIOR CENTER FOR THE ARTS
TSC ART EXHIBITIONS beginners. $80 (50+), $96 (18-49)
NOTE: Soft Sculpture with Linda
Personal Expressions in Watercol- Hall will begin again in August!
or – Beautifulwatercolors, inks and
washes on display in the auditorium NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATIONS
through March. Art pick up is Apr. 6,
9:30-10:30 a.m. People’s Choice Awards: Putting the “fun” into the funda-
Favorite Landscape/Seascape - Kay mentals of watercolor: Part 4, Gail
Kuhne, River Rocks; Best Use of Color - Bauman, Mondays, Mar. 16 – Apr. 20, 1 –
Mary Transou, Purple Bloom; Favorite 3:30 p.m., 6 weeks, Lake Jackson Li-
Floral - Joyce Raichelson, Waft of brary. In this four-part series of classes,
Spring; Favorite Portrait - Mary Liz Tip- participants will learn basic watercolor
pin-Moody, Little Mermaid Says; Over- techniques in lively and engaging ses-
all Favorite - Karol D. Selvaggio, Love sions that include demonstrations and
You Mommie hands-on applications. This is for the
Four Seasons – Paintings that depict true beginner. $60 (50+), $72 (18-49)
the seasons of the year are on display in Acrylic Painting, Debbie Gaedtke,
the TSC dining room gallery through Southwood, 8 weeks, Wednesdays,
March. Paintings will be accepted Apr. 8 – May 27, 6 – 8 p.m., Southwood
through Feb. 27; art pick-up is Mar. 30, Community Center. Learn basic paint-
10 – 11 a.m. ing skills and develop techniques. Be-
Art Potpourri – Next exhibit in the ginners and continuing artists. $80
TSC Auditorium. This exhibition in- (Seniors 50+), $96 (18-49)
cludes drawings, pen & ink, pencil, Watercolor Intermediate, Eluster
charcoal, pastels, collage, clay, papier Richardson, NE Library Bradfordville,
mache, basketry, zentangle, calligraphy, Thursdays, Mar. 26 – May 7, 1:30 – 4
mixed media, fabric/art quilt (original p.m., 6 weeks. Develop skills and insight
design – not a pattern). Art Delivery for with watercolor. Intermediate Level.
Art Potpourri, April 6, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. $60 (age 50+), $72 (18-49)
Art Potpourri Reception and Red Car- Painting with Oils & Acrylics, Fran
pet/Membership, Apr. 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Buie, Fort Braden Community Center,
Thursdays, Apr. 9 – May 28, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
WORKSHOPS 8 weeks. Learn and develop basics in
painting. Beginners and intermediates.
Pre-registration for these work- $80 (50+), $96 (18-49)
shops is open – visit www.Tallahas- Art and Tai Chi participant Lynn Heacock poses with the serene Blue Heron, her Spring Coiled Basketry, Leslie Co-
seeSeniorFoundation.org artistic entry in the Personal Expressions in Watercolor Exhibit. hen, Chaires Community Center,
Clay Creations – Mark Fletcher, (6 Wednesdays, Mar. 25 – Apr. 9, 1 – 3:30
weeks) Mondays, Apr. 6 – May 11, 9 a.m. p.m., 3 weeks $30 (50+), $36 (18-49
– noon, TSC Clay Studio, All skill levels. Stroke at a Time." Zentangle is a fun, weeks, Thursdays, Apr. 9 – May 28, 9:30
Create in clay sculptural hand-built easy to learn, relaxing way to draw pat- a.m. – noon, TSC Clay Studio. Explore Weekly On-Going Studio Classes
functional objects. $60 (seniors 50+), terns (tangles) inspired by our sur- the fundamentals of this medium with
$72 (18-49) roundings. Using 8 core steps, enjoy practice and experimentation. Each On-going studio classes meet on a
Engage With Your Page, Mary Liz creating images with ink, pencil on participant will also create their own weekly basis and do not require pre-
Tippin-Moody, (6 weeks) Tuesdays, white paper tiles. For beginners and re- artwork from imagination, life, or pho- registration. Pay the days you attend.
Apr. 14 – May 19, 1-3:30 p.m., TSC Clay peaters. $30(50+), $36(18-49) tographs. Opportunities provided to ex- Instructors work with individual stu-
Studio. Create images on paper, board 4-Week Zentangle® in Blue, Midori plore collage and texture as well. De- dents, and students assist and critique
and other surfaces with a variety of Okasako, CZT, Choose afternoon or signed for beginners and intermediate one another in a rewarding, collabora-
media and processes. Join in creative early evening, TSC Clay Studio, users of acrylic to let their creativity tive environment. It is recommended
experimentation with mono-printing Wednesdays, May 13, 20, 27 & Jun. 3. loose and grow in new artistic direc- that you visit the class and talk with the
and collage in a supportive environ- Choose either 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. OR 6 – tions. $80 (50+), $96 (18-49) instructor before joining the class; the
ment. Guidance given in drawing, 8:30 p.m., TSC Clay Studio. Discover Life Stories: Mariann Kearsley, 8 instructor will provide you with a supply
painting and mixed media processes new tangling expressions with pur- weeks, Thursdays, Apr. 16 – Jun. 4, 1 – 4 list. Studio Artists have the opportunity
customized to your choice of project. For poseful strokes and soothing soft p.m., TSC Clay Studio. This class calls to exhibit work in the center’s gallery
beginners and continuing students. $60 shades of blues, accented with gold and you to artistically tell your life story. spaces. All classes are located at the
(seniors 60+), $72 (18-49) white on grey paper tiles. Using 8 core Mixed media. All skill levels. $80 (50+), Senior Center Art Studio unless other-
3-week Introduction to Zentangle, steps, refresh yourself as you seek in- $96 (18-49) wise noted. $10 per class Seniors (age
Midori Okasako, CZT, Wednesdays, spiration from nature’s ethereal color of Watercolor - Continuing Begin- 50+), $12 Others (age 18-49). Or buy an
Apr. 8, 15, and 22, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., TSC water, sky and our Earth. Prerequisite: ners, Diane Ogorzaly, 8 weeks, Fri- art card that gives you eight classes for
Clay Studio. Discover and kindle your Introductory Zentangle. $40 (Seniors days, Apr. 10 – May 29, 1 – 3:30 p.m., TSC the price of seven. Call 850-891-4016 or
creative confidence through your 50+), $48 (18-49) Clay Studio. Develop basics with water- email jennifer.haskins@talgov.com for
unique Zentangle expressions "One Acrylic Painting with Robin Gray, 8 color. Good for beginners & continuing more information.

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Honor an Out of this World Gena Varn with a Galaxy Star
Audrey Byrne “Since retiring,” Gena continued, “I For 13-1/2
love having time to read the Bible and years, Gena
Recently retired Tallahassee native spend more time with my sweetheart made everyone
Gena Varn had a plaque, given to her by of 44 years, as well as enjoy my 4 won- who came
her mother, that hung in her office and derful children, and 9 beautiful grand- through the
read, “Volunteers are unpaid not be- children (between the ages of 3 and 8).” Tallahassee
cause they are worthless, but because “Beyond the Bible and my family, I Senior Center
they are priceless.” Varn said, “I am a am looking forward to enrolling in door feel
huge believer in loving and admiring some fantastic classes at the TSC.” welcomed and
our wonderful volunteers.... without Through the years, Gena has been an appreciated in
them we’d be lost!” active art participant and has taken her position as
For 131⁄2 years, Gena made everyone classes in acrylic, oil, watercolor paint- Volunteer &
who came through the Tallahassee ing and art workshops such as mosaics Participant
Senior Center (TSC) door feel wel- and Zentangle. This talented and Coordinator. To
comed and appreciated in her position friendly woman has even had her work donate toward
as Volunteer & Participant Coordinator. displayed several times in TSC exhib- a Galaxy Star
Said Gena of her experience at the its. honoring Gena
TSC, “I was initially surprised that I If you’d like to honor Gena Varn, the Varn, email
would enjoy the seniors as much as I Senior Center has a Galaxy Star Wall to Lisa.Dollar
did because I had been a middle school honor special people like her. Stars are Covert@talgov
teacher and enjoyed students’ youth displayed year-round in the central .com or call
and enthusiasm. At the TSC, I loved hallway of the Tallahassee Senior Cen- 850-891-4003.
discovering what seniors had done be- ter and all proceeds go to Tallahassee
fore retirement and admired their en- Senior Foundation to support pro-
thusiasm for learning new things. It grams and services. To donate toward a
has been wonderful being a part of so Galaxy Star honoring Gena Varn, email
many fun activities, field trips, and Lisa.DollarCovert@talgov.com or call
events.” 850-891-4003.

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SENIOR END OF LIFE RESOURCES
Well under 40% of U.S. adults have hospice.org, 850-878-5310 Neptune Society Cremation, 850-
created a living will (or similar docu- HELPLINES and HOTLINES Support and grief counseling for pa- 656-7024
ment). That means that 60% are rolling Abuse Hotline: 800-962-2873 or tients and those who have lost loved Precious Memories Funeral Home,
the dice on who will be making deci- 800-96ABUSE ones. Music therapist, social workers 850-576-4144
sions for us at the end of our lives. A liv- and chaplains are available as well as Strong & Jones Funeral Home, 850-
ing will is a written, legally binding doc- Area Agency on Aging, Elder Hel- pain management. In-home and facil- 224-2139
pline: 800-963-5337
ument that informs your doctors about ity Tallahassee National Cemetery,
your preferences for medical care at the Consumer Hotline: 800-435-7352 Covenant Hospice, covenantcare- 850-402-8941
end of life. Because these are legal doc- Medicare Hotline: 800-633-4227
.org, 850-575-4998 Young ~ Fulford Cremation & Funer-
uments, you may use a lawyer to help Offers support groups, one-on-one al Services, 850-610-4444
you understand and write a living will. 2-1-1 Big Bend: 617-6333 or 211 counseling and ongoing educational Division of Funeral, Cemetery &
However, you do not need to. With a lit- programs. Chaplains, social workers Consumer Services, myfloridac-
tle research and reflection, you may and other counselors are available as fo.com/division/funeral/cemetery,
create your own living will with ease and who do not have a lawyer may be well as pain management in home and 850-413-3039
and for no cost. referred to a member of the LRS who is facility care. The state office that protects the
*Sources for these facts: AARP 2019 available to give a brief consultation for Long-Term Care Planning, long- health, safety and welfare of the public
an established fee and where neces- termcare.gov by licensing competent and trustwor-
LEGAL SERVICES AND RELATED sary to furnish additional legal services Provides information to assist tin thy funeral and cemetery professionals
ORGANIZATIONS on a reasonable fee basis. the planning of long-term care across a and entities. The office conducts in-
Tallahassee Senior Center, 850- variety of areas including medical, fi- spections/examinations and investi-
Aging with dignity, Agingwithdig- 701-3324 nancial activities of daily living and gates complaints to ensure compliance
nity.org, 850-681-2010 Initial legal services for people age more. with Chapter 497, Florida Statutes.
Five Wishes is unique among all 60 and older, provided by Legal Ser- Lee’s Place, info@lee’s place.org, Social Security Administration,
other living will and health agent forms vices of North Florida 850-841-7733 ssa.gov, 866-248-2088
because it speaks to all of a person’s CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTOR- Lee’s Place is a nonprofit grief, loss, Provides a small, onetime lump-
needs: medical, personal, emotional NEYS and trauma therapy center providing sum death payment to eligible spouses
and spiritual. Five Wishes also helps to Elder Law Attorneys focus on the va- licensed, specially trained therapy to or children of individuals who were re-
guide and structure discussions with riety of legal needs of the elderly. Some children, teens, adults, and families in ceiving social security benefits.
your family and physician, making of the main areas that make up elder need, on a sliding fee scale to ensure Spouses and/or children may be enti-
conversations easier. law include, but are not limited to: Pro- everyone can get the help they need tled to monthly survivors’ benefits.
Legal Advice Hotline, 850-385- bate and estate planning and admini- when they need it. Veteran’s Administration, va.gov,
0029 stration; Medicaid, disability and other Tallahassee Senior Center, 850- 800-827-1000
Phone Advice with not involving long-term planning/care issues; and, 891-4032 Provides assistance with certain
criminal or traffic matters and meet the Guardianship and conservatory. Licensed marriage and family thera- veterans’ burial plots (VA cemeteries)
guidelines may call the Hotline. Some The following law firms have Cer- pist is available for individual or family and related expenses such as flags and
Estate and Will concerns may also be tified Elder Law Attorneys: counsel. headstones, including those in private
addressed Heuler-Wakeman Law Group - cemeteries.
Legal Services of North Florida, hwelderlaw.com, 850-421-2400 TALLAHASSEE FUNERAL HOMES, Organ Donation, donatelifeflori-
Inc., lsnf.org/elder-law, 850-385-9007 King & Wood - kingandwoodlaw- BURIALS AND RELATED SERVICES da.org, 877-357-4273
Provides legal services to low-in- .com, 850-580-7711 Florida’s organ, tissue and eye donor
come persons and over 60, but not The Sketchley Law Firm, P.A. - Abby Funeral Home and Tallahassee registry for those individuals wishing
available for criminal or traffic matters. sketchleylaw.com, 850-894-0152 Memory Gardens, 850-562-1518 to donate upon their death if the donor
May provide legal services with Wills, Waldoch & McConnaughhay, P.A. - Beggs-Apalachee Funeral Home, has not specified his wishes on his driv-
and other simple Estate planning, and mclawgroup.com, 850-385-1246 850-942-2929 er’s license.
some probate matters. Bevis Funeral Home, 850-385-2193 Anatomical Board, anatbd.acb-
Legal Aid Foundation, legalaid- HOSPICE CARE AND Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral .med.ufl.edu, 800-628-2594
tallahassee.org, 850-222-3292 ext.2 COUNSELING/SUPPORT GROUPS Home and Cremation Timberlane, This state program provides donat-
The Pro Bono program matches low- 850-893-4177 ed bodies for training at universities
income Second Circuit residents with a National Hospice & Palliative Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral and colleges in Florida having medical,
Leon County civil case to volunteer at- Care Organization, Caringinfo.org, Home Riggins, 850-877-8191 osteopathic, dental, physician assis-
torneys donating full-service in civil 800-658-8898 Fairchild Funeral Home and Crema- tant and physical therapy programs.
cases including Wills and Guardian- Provides information to the general tory, 850-386-8686 NOTE: This information is not all-
ship public about how hospices work, ad- Faith Funeral Home and Crematory, inclusive and does not imply indorse-
Lawyer Referral Service, talla- vance care planning and referral to lo- 850-539-4300 ment of any persons, offices or agencies
hasseebar.org/lawyer-referral-ser- cal hospices, information about Florida Independent Funeral Home, 850- by Tallahassee Senior Services. For in-
vice, 850-222-3292 ext. 1. and state-specific advance directives is 875-1529 formation, call 850-891-4043, email
For those who can pay a reasonable also available. Lifesong Funeral Home and Crema- Sandra.Stoutamire@talgov.com or vis-
fee for legal advice or representation Big Bend Hospice, care.bigbend- tion, 850-627-1111 it Tal.gov.com/seniors

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Be a Key
Thanks to Deck the Halls
Angel Wings Sponsor
Capital Regional Medical

Holder
Center. In photo, Lori
Swanson, TSCF
Community Relations
TALLAHASSEE SENIOR FOUNDATION and CRMC’s Kim Powell,
BOARD MEMBERS Amanda Ardery, and
Doug Carlson, President Kelli Mercer.
Join the Tallahassee Senior Founda-
Carol Thompson-Riley, tion today. Your contribution pays for pro-
Vice-President grams and enhances services. Mail or
Ajay Chadha, Treasurer drop off your annual membership contri-
bution at the Tallahassee Senior Center,
Edna Owens, Secretary 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee FL 32303 Thomas & Melissa Jacoby; Carolyn John- members for contributing a combined to-
or visit TallahasseeSeniorFounda- son; Jeanne Kimball; Frances Kratt; Salle tal of $10,000 to match donations!
Scott Harrell, Immediate Past Presi-
tion.org/Membership for more informa- Kreisel; Louella Krog; Ted & Frances
dent
tion or to join online. Mack, Jr.; Charlotte Madani; Nancy Mc- ACTIVE LIVING EXPO SPONSORS
Danielle Buchanan Membership Coy-Cohen; Murray & Helen McLaughlin;
Senior Citizen (Age 50+) $30 Rosalind Parlor; Marilyn Racki; Louise Expressing thanks for your partner-
Jim Davis, CPA
Senior Couple $50 Rill; Kathy Rothman; Joe Willie Royal; ship in making Active Living Expo possi-
Nina Davis Supporter (under age 50) $40 Werner Sachs; Beverly Schacht; William ble! Your generous support makes sharing
Key Holders & Elisabeth Scott; Charlene Simpson; resources and opportunities for active ag-
Maicel Green Receive a $20 certificate if you be- Blaine & Altemese Smith; Robert DeWitt ing with our community possible!
Kaila Hardee come a keyholder or increase your key- & Meredith Smith; Patricia Thompson; Thanks to the following Expo
holder level! Joan Tolliver; Susan Trimble; Billy Tyson; Sponsors:
Jeanie Martin-Armstrong Friend $120 Ida Weinhold; Donna Wheeler; Beth Presenting Sponsor
Elda Martinko Bronze $240 White; Bill & Colleen Wiley Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Gold $1,020 Honorarium Donations Ruby Sponsor
Jane Parsons Silver $540 In honor of: Carrimae Marquess Care Point Health & Wellness
Meko Rice Ruby $1,500 birthday Gold Sponsors
Platinum $2,520 By: Sheila Salyer AARP
Linda Roberts Diamond $5,040 Memorial Donations Advantage Aging Solutions
Bryan Desloge, Emeritus Thank you for being a key to active In memory of: Clyde Derick Daniel Bath Fitter
aging! By: Barbara Daniel Brookdale Centre Pointe / Hermitage
AJ McMullian, Emeritus Silver Key Holders End of Year Giving Canterfield of Tallahassee
Sheila Salyer, Executive Director Earl & Beth Lines; Philip Potter; Chris Shirley Aaron; Mary Louise Bach- Caring Connections Senior Care
Smith; Michael & Hella Spellman man; Kenn Bass & Annette Pearce; Shir- Cherry Laurel
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son; Edward Wynn Burgert; Arthur & Joe Ann Burgess; Dot The Grove at Canopy
E. Ann Cleare, Vice Chair Friend Key Holders Carroll; Susan Cason; Rose Chapman; E. Larry Wayne Strickland, Home Im-
Harry Ackerman; Louis Ambrose; Da- Ann Cleare; Chanta Combs; Helen Con- provements
Abi Moon, Secretary
vid & Audrey Byrne; Susan Cason; Hope ger; Elsie B. Crowell; Mary Crozier; Rich- Magnolia Place
Steve Blumsack Frazier; Ben Girtman; David Johnson; Rae ard Dozier; Rod Dugger; Judith Ehr- McDonnell Hearing Solutions
Roeder; Gloria Sanchez; Scott & LaDonna hardt; Dean Falk; Pamela Flory Smith; Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics
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Wagers Gwynne Fulkman; Ana Garcia-Queve- of Florida
Joan Keen New and Renewing Members do; Joe Ann Hansford; Clifton Hopkins; Jennifer Rupert, Wealth Management
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Barbara Brandt; Darold Branson; Jane bara Jones; Joan Keen; Tadako Knight; Neptune Society
Catherine Mingledorff Brightbill; Nancy Buck; Sylvia Byrd; Deb- Thomas Knowles; Ricki Maddox; Jeffrey Pacifica Senior Living/Woodmont As-
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Coulter; Sandy Davis; Ginny Densmore; McDonald; Judy Quick; Annie Rolle; Right at Home
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Jill Sandler Elliott; Michelle Estes; Anita Fertig; Cor- Spagnola; Helen Stewart; Tallahassee Tallahassee Democrat
nelius Floyd-Lucas; Cynthia Gibson; Su- Chamber Leads Group 1; Tallahassee Tapestry Senior Living Walden
Bernie Smith san Gilson; Mary Granger; Connie Duplicate Bridge; Tallahassee Duplicate Trulieve
Antonio Terracciano, Ph.D., Geriatrics Graunke; Linda M. Gray; Angela Gurr; Bridge; Judith Taps; Ben Thompkins; Verity Health Center
Sharon Hammond; Cassandra Harbin; Colette Vallee; R.D. & Linda White; John WellCare Health Plans
Edward M. Vertuno Paula Hubbard; Billie Lee Hubble; Ru- & Linda Williams Wellness Medical Spa
dolph & Jeanne Hurst; Mary Irvine; Thanks to the TSC Foundation Board YourLife Senior Living

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