Health & Fitness
Hearing Awareness and Technology EXPO on May 19
Do you have questions about your hearing? Are you wondering if it’s time to seek help? Get all your questions answered at the 4th annual Hearing EXPO on Thursday, May 19th from 10:00-noon in celebration of Better Hearing Month.
Audiology Associates and the Tallahassee Senior Center will partner to offer hearing screenings and other health assessments. There will be information on how hearing affects overall health and demonstrations of various technologies to improve hearing. If you have ever wondered what options are available for you or a loved one, this is a great place to get your questions answered.
There will be on-site resources such as amplified telephones, exhibits, and helpful information. And no celebration would be complete without refreshments and great door prizes. Please put it on your calendar now, and bring a friend.
Health & Wellness Programs
The listed presentations, massage and classes at the Tallahassee Senior Center are $2 unless otherwise indicated. We graciously accept donations of clean medical equipment to share with those in need. Walkers, wheelchairs, canes, adult diapers, Ensure, shower chairs, etc. Your donation is tax deductible. For more information, call Ruth Nickens, RN, Health & Wellness Program Coordinator at 891-4042 or email or Henry Steele, Health Suite Assistant at 891-4045.
Walk With Ease
Tue., Wed. & Thu., May 17-June 23, 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Auditorium. May is National Fitness Month. Here’s the perfect opportunity to keep moving and have fun! Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, the “Walk with Ease” program is for anyone who wants to walk, talk, and have a good time while enjoying the benefits of regular (indoor) exercise. Facilitated by Area Agency on Aging. Call Henry at (850) 891-4045 to register.
Hearing and Technology Expo 2016
Thu., May 19 10 a.m. – Noon, Activity Room/Health Suite.
May is Better Hearing Month! Explore the available technology for hearing loss, either for you or a loved one. This Expo spotlights the “connectivity” pieces that work along with a person’s hearing aids to enhance experiences with TV, cell phones, etc. A variety of exhibitors will have information about Caption Call, hearing loops, telephones for the hearing impaired, and other assistive technology. Audiologist Amanda Lawrence will present at 10:30 a.m. Hearing Screenings from 11 a.m. - noon. Take advantage of health and hearing screenings, snacks, prizes and more! Offered by Audiology Associates.
Podiatry Screening & Foot Care
Thu., June 2 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Health Suite
Dr. Gary McCoy, Podiatrist & foot specialist cuts toenails and assesses foot problems. Doctor accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and secondary insurance, which may cover costs for this service if you have diabetes, vascular disease, neuropathy, renal failure, MS, or are on blood thinner Coumadin. Otherwise, $25 fee applies. No appointment necessary
FSU Institute for Successful Longevity (ISL)
Open House | Tuesday, May 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tallahassee Senior Center
ISL needs research volunteers to help achieve its mission of improving health and well-being for Florida’s aging population. Come learn about the variety of research and meet the faculty conducting the projects. You can be paid to advance the science of successful longevity, helping your friends and family achieve longer, more productive, and enjoyable lives. “Volunteers can choose the research projects that interest them,” said Professor Neil Charness, Ph.D., director of the institute. If you are age 60 or older, for more information or to RSVP, visit www.isl.fsu.edu/volunteer, call 850-644-8571, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed., May 25, 11 a.m. - Noon Dining Room
May is National Stroke Awareness month! Dr. Siddharth Sehgal, neurologist, CRMC, presents on the prevention, risks, and treatments for this common and life-threatening disorder. Everyone needs to know how to recognize and respond if stroke is suspected.
Mindfulness for Active Aging
Thu., June 2 - July 14, 10:30 a.m. – noon
You’ve been hearing about “mindfulness.” Experience and integrate this simple and dramatic evidence based approach to life. Offered by Angela Meredith, Mindfulness-based Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Program Trainer, you will acquire tools and resources for at-home practice. Classes will cover the topics of heart breathing, fitness, relationships, thoughts and emotions, rest and sleep. The goal is to arm you with a variety of applications to bring greater peace of mind, reduced stress, and improved health and nutrition. $25 for 6-week class or $6 for “drop-in.” We encourage you to register for all six weeks, though drop-ins are welcome. Space is limited! To reserve your slot, e-mail Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or call (850) 891-4042
Tools to Quit: A Smoking Cessation Workshop
Mon., June 6 & July 18 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
This one-time program was developed by former smokers, for those who want to become ex-smokers. Attend one of these highly effective class/support groups if you are ready to quit smoking now. Nicotine patches provided at no charge. Offered by Big Bend AHEC. Call 224-1177 to register.
The Special Considerations of Men's Fitness
Wed., June 22, 11 a.m.-Noon
Men and women have unique fitness needs and wants. Both need to maintain good health, but men typically want to build muscle mass and maintain a healthy weight, whereas women often want to slim down and tone up. This presentation will focus on what men need to know in order to achieve their goals and stay active for their lifetime. Offered by Dept. of Exercise Science, FSU.
Health Screenings and Services
All services are 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted:
Blood Pressure / Wed. & Thu., 10:00 a.m.-noon, Offered by medical volunteers
Every Wed., 10:00 a.m.-noon, Offered by medical volunteers
Wed., May 11, 10 a.m. – noon, offered by Audibel
Thu., May 19, 10 a.m. – noon, offered by Audiology Associates
Pulse Oximetry /
Thu., June 3 & July 7, 10 a.m. – noon, offered by medical volunteers
Massage, Meditation and Reiki
Tue., now weekly, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Susie Howell, Reiki Master, and Friends
Meditation and Mindfulness Guidelines /
Tue., Apr. 5 & May 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Health Suite Offered in conjunction with Reiki, these encounters introduce you to the secrets of the timeless art of meditation and help you feel more focused, balanced and calm. Taught by Leslie Hanks', Yoga Unlimited.
Fitness at the Tallahassee Senior Center
Fitness classes are $2 unless otherwise indicated. For more information, call Ruth Nickens, RN, Health & Wellness Program Coordinator at 891-4042 or Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or Henry Steele, Health Suite Assistant at 891-4045 or visit our website at www.talgov.com/seniors.
Wanted: Dynamic Fitness Instructor
Dynamic fitness instructor or personal trainer wanted to teach a Men’s Fitness Class. Must be certified, preferably in Senior Fitness. For interest and/or more information, please contact Ruth Nickens, RN, Health & Wellness Program Coordinator at 891-4042 or Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com.
Tue., 11am-Noon, 2nd Floor Auditorium, taught by Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga instructor.
Meditation and Mindfulness Guidelines
Tue., June 14 & July 12, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Health Suite.
Offered one Tuesday each month in conjunction with Reiki, these encounters introduce you to the secrets of the timeless art of meditation, helping you feel calmer, more focused, and balanced. Taught by Leslie Hanks, Yoga Unlimited.
Tue., May 24 10 a.m. - noon, Norma Reesor, LMT.
Mon., 1:30–2:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Auditorium, is an active-aging, fall prevention program specifically created to train and reverse many types of aging. Our philosophy fuses movement with neuroplasticity-enhancing drills to improve balance, the various functions of the brain, reflex skills, and improve daily life skills. Taught by Kathy Gilbert.
Tue., 10-11 a.m., Optimist Park, Kathy Gilbert
Tue., 1-2 p.m., SouthWood, Wendy Barber ($5 donation)
Wed., 2-3 p.m., Allegro Heritage Oaks, Kathy Gilbert
Fri., 11am–Noon, Dining Room, offers a gentle yoga workout for increased mobility, bladder control, self-esteem, and mental focus. Taught by Certified Yoga Instructor Bridget Welch.
Tue. and Thu., 9:30–10:30 a.m., 2nd Floor Auditorium, is a very popular and dynamic workout consisting of aerobics, light weights, stretching, strengthening and balance exercises. This workout is suitable for everyone and you can participate seated.
Wed. and Fri. 10–11am
Thu., 5:30–6:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Auditorium, $5 (50+) $7 others.
Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7:00 p.m., taught by certified yoga instructor Pamela Hunter. Vigorous practice for adults including poses, relaxation, and mediation. Wear comfortable clothes and bring yoga mat (if you have one). Fee: $10 (50+), $12 others.
Neighborhood Fitness Sites
Each class $2 (50+), $3 others.
Allegro, 4501 Shannon Lakes Dr. W.
Brain, Body, Balance with Kathy Gilbert, Wed., 2-3 p.m.
Bradfordville Fitness - New Location! Northeast Branch Library, Rm. 103, 5513 Thomasville Rd.
Senior Fitness with Llona Geiger
Beginners: Tue. & Fri., 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Intermediate: Tue. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Class: Tue. & Fri., 1-2 p.m.
Chaires-Capitola, Dorothy C. Spence Community Center
Senior Fitness with Judy Upchurch, Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Seated Fitness: Tue. & Thu., 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Fort Braden Community Center
Senior Fitness with Wendy Barber, Mon. & Wed., 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Jack McLean Community Center
Super Seniors Fitness with Edwina Martin, Tue., Wed. & Thu., 10–11am (no charge)
Lake Jackson Community Center
Mindful Movement with Lori Roberts, Thu., 1–2 p.m.
Miccosukee Community Center
Senior Fitness with Judy Upchurch, Tue. & Thu., 11:15am–12:15 p.m.
Optimist Park, 1355 Indianhead Dr.
Brain – Body - Balance with Kathy Gilbert, Tue., 10–11a.m.
SouthWood Community Center
Brain–Body-Balance with Wendy Barber, Tue., 1–2 p.m., $5 requested
Woodville Community Center
Senior Fitness with Llona Geiger, Mon. & Wed., 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Water Aerobics at City of Tallahassee Pools