Bradfordville Open House Was a Huge Success!
By Susan P. Davis, LCSO Outreach Coordinator
Bradfordville residents were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the Leon County Senior Outreach open house at the NE Branch Library on January 13. Over 100 people enjoyed refreshments while learning about the upcoming senior programs that are offered at the library, such as fitness, art, and Lifelong Learning classes. Artist and Watercolor Instructor Eluster Richardson was on hand to share his beautiful art and encourage attendees to sign up for his watercolor classes at Bradfordville and the Tallahassee Senior Center. For more information about upcoming classes, please contact Susan Davis at 891-4065 or email.
Southside Senior Services & Outreach
Dr. Dana Dennard, owner of Nefetari's restaurant, educates the Mindful Living for Better Health class on nutrition.
Class participants contemplate eating raisins during a mindful living exercise at the Southside Seniors Outreach Program.
In a casual setting, enjoy healthy refreshments, various health-related discussions, demonstrations, guest speakers and health screenings. Enjoy seeing your neighbors and making new friends! For more information, call Toni Walmsley, Southside Program Coordinator at 891-4009 or Toni.Walmsley@talgov.com for more information or to pre-register.
Jack McLean Community Center, 700 Paul Russell Road, 891-1819
Wellness Circles, Tue., Apr. 12, and Tue., May 10, 11 a.m.-noon
“Super Seniors Fitness” Tue., Wed., Thu., 10-11a.m., ongoing. Taught by Edwina Martin. No charge.
Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg Dr., 891-3940
Wellness Circles, Mon., Mar. 21, and Mon., Apr. 18, 11 a.m. –noon
Coming up! Mindful Living for Better Health
Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg Dr., 891-3940
Next class series begins on Wed., Apr 20! Space is limited, participants must pre-register. This 6-week series helps participants develop lifestyle changes that will have a positive effect on their health and happiness through the practice of mindfulness. Series will be repeated again in Aug. Participants pre-register for this series.
Leon County Senior Outreach
Maureen Reilly Haberfeld, Adjunct Professor of Earth Science and Geology at TCC, and LCSO assistant, spoke to a full house at the NE Leon County Branch Library, our newest LCSO location, about: the geological story behind some of Earth’s most amazing places–Iceland, the Galapagos Islands, the Bay of Fundy, the Himalaya Mountains, and Yellowstone National Park; and some of the science behind plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, erosion, tides, glaciers and other geologic processes. $3 per class. For more info on upcoming classes to be held at Leon County NE Branch Library, Program Room 103 or to reserve your spot, call Maureen at 891-4033 or email at Maureen.Haberfeld@talgov.com.
Artists & Watercolor Instructor Eluster Richardson, center, chats with an attendee and the NE Leon County Library Branch Manager Muriel Llewellyn at the LCSO Bradfordville Open House.
Lunch & Learns, Lifelong Learning
All Lunch & Learns are 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch & Learns offer lively and engaging programs for adults 55+. Each includes exhibitors, health screenings, and lunch, $6. These events are a program of the Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation, funded by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. For information on Leon County Senior Outreach events, call 891-4065 or 891-4027.
LCSO Lunch & Learns – Save the Date!
Bradfordville: Apr 13. NOTE: May 11 is cancelled and there will be a field trip instead.
Chaires: Apr 26
Lake Jackson: Apr 21 (Lake Jackson Community Center)
Fort Braden: Apr 19
Miccosukee: Apr 7 & May 5
Woodville: Apr 14
Miccosukee Bus Trip to Wal-Mart: Apr 1 & May 6
Miccosukee Computer Classes, Apr 8 & 22, Miccosukee Community Center
Cards & Games
Bradfordville Social Bridge: Mon, 12-3:30 p.m., Bradfordville Historic Schoolhouse, 6808 Beech Ridge Trail, $1 per class.
Lake Jackson Canasta, Cards & Games: Tues, 1-4:00 p.m., LJ Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St, $1 per class (NOTE: Mar 15 class will be held at the Tallahassee Senior Center
Midori Okasako demonstrates the Zentangle pattern Shattuck.
Lose Yourself in Zentangle, Lifelong Learning class in Bradfordville!
Leon County Senior Outreach will offer a new class on an “easy to learn, relaxing, fun way to create unique, beautiful images by unfolding structured patterns.” Lose Yourself in Zentangle®, will be offered by Midori Okasako, at the NE branch of the Leon County Library for 4 weeks on Mondays, Apr. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Zentangle is a way to discover the fun and joy of creating art – even if you “think” you aren’t an artist. Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas founded this calming process and art form. With a simple stroke of a pen, you can empower yourself to create beautiful images of tangle patterns inspired by the world around us. The 4-week class fee is $36 for seniors over 50, and $44 for all others. The art supply kit for the class is $20. Class size is limited; call 891-4016 or email Leslie.Puckett@talgov.com to save your spot!
The following sites are used for outreach to various community centers, bringing the Senior Center closer to your neighborhood:
Allegro - 4501 Shannon Lakes Drive
- Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.: Brain-Body-Memory-Balance
Bradfordville at Wildwood Presbyterian Fellowship Hall - 100 Ox Bottom Road
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.: Senior Fitness - Beginner
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.: Senior Fitness - Intermediate
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.: Senior Fitness
Dorothy C. Spence Community Center - 4768 Chaires Cross Road
- Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:30 a.m.: Seated Fitness
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.: Seated Fitness
Fort Braden Community Center - 16387 Blountstown Hwy
- Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.: Fitness
Lake Jackson Community Center
- Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.: Mindful Movement - Moving for Better Balance
- Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.: Canasta, Cards & G a.m.es
Jack McLean Community Center - 700 Paul Russell Road
- Tuesdays - Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.: Super Seniors Fitness
Jake Gaither Community Center - 801 Bragg/Tanner Drive
- Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.: Mindful Movement - Moving for Better Balance
Lincoln Neighborhood Center - 438 West Brevard Street
Miccosukee Community Center - 13887 Moccasin Gap Road
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.: Fitness
Oliver Hill Community Center
- Wellness Circle: Mon., Feb 1. and Mon., Mar. 7, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m..
- Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.: Brain-Body-Memory-Balance
Providence Community Center - 1908 Highland Street
Southwood Community Center
- Tuesdays | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m: Brain-Body-Memory-Balance
Woodville Community Center - 8000 Old Woodville Road
- Mondays - Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.: Senior Fitness