Groups and Organizations
Grandparents as Parents - GaP
Contact GaP Coordinator, Karen Boebinger at 891-4027 for more information or to RSVP for event above! GaP is a program of the Tallahassee Senior Foundation, funded by the Leon County Commission as part of Leon County Senior Outreach.
Check out Grandparents as Parents. We are pleased to have an online presence that details our services and answers FAQs. There is also a short video and links to other resources.
GaP Wellness Workshop
Grandparents as Parents recently held a Wellness Workshop at Dorothy B. Oven park. The special seminar featured stress management techniques that are not only useful but healthy for grandparents rearing grandchildren. Activities included drumming, massage, meditation, chocolate and art therapy as well as a cooking demonstration.
A popular comment heard after the event, "the seminar REALLY helped me tremendously. It is having far reaching effects." Workshop leaders included Kent Hutchinson (drumming), Jayne Small, LMT and Jonathan Walker, LMT (massage), Bridget Welch, LMT (meditation), Toni Walmsley (art therapy and chocolate therapy) and Sadiqa Williams from "You and I Cook" (cooking demonstration). The workshop was funded by a Tallahassee COPE grant.
These are groups that are part of the Tallahassee Senior Services or meet at the Tallahassee Senior Center.
Al-Anon - Support for families and friends of alcoholics
Beginners: Fridays, 7:15 - 8:15pm
Family Group: Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:15pm and Fridays, 7:15 - 8:15pm
Support groups meet weekly. Anyone is welcome who has a drinking problem or for family and friends of those with drinking problems.
Diabetes Education and Support Group at Smith-Williams
2nd Wednesdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Focuses on obtaining supplies, eating properly, obtaining optimal health and quality of life. Participants will hear expert speakers and have opportunities to share. The group is a partnership between Tallahassee Senior Services and "Diabetes and You."
Insight Low Vision Support Group
3rd Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:45pm
Participants come to share ideas, support, love and laughter with others adjusting to the loss of their sight. People of all ages with low or no vision, supportive friends and family members are welcome. There is no fee. Donations to the Center are appreciated.
SA Support Group
Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00pm
A support group for people dealing with sexual addictions. $30 monthly.
Capital Coalition on Aging
3rd Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:30am
The mission of the Capital Coalition on Aging, coordinated by the Area Agency on Aging of North Florida, is to promote communication and coordination, and to build greater understanding and cooperation among providers of services to elders in the capital area of North Florida. Anyone may attend the meetings.
FFU - Faculty and Friends of the University Investment Club
1st Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00pm
The purpose of FFU is to improve the investment performance of novice and experienced investors via running an investment portfolio. Although current membership is near capacity, this club will help another group get started. Call the Senior Center for contact information.
Tallahassee Stamp and Cover Club
2nd Tuesdays, 7:00pm
From world albums to topical collections, this group talks about and trades stamps. Whatever your collecting needs, the club can help. Free appraisals and estate advice for collections you wish to sell. There are also special programs throughout the year. $5 annually.
Tal-Kug (Tallahassee Komputer Club)
2nd Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Help each other solve program problems or hear about new software at meetings of this informal group. Everyone welcome to join, ask questions or provide input. Occasionally, there is a speaker. Dues: $12 per year or $1 per month. Dues pay for monthly one-page newsletter, postage and donation to the Senior Center.