Health, fitness, and social activity are the keys to healthy living. The Tallahassee Senior Services Health & Wellness Program offers seniors the resources to continue a lifestyle of active aging through low or no-cost preventive health care and education. In addition, Senior Services also offers recreational activities and games for citizens of all ages to enjoy. Classes are offered at the Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St. or at neighborhood fitness sites listed below. From Aerobics and Billiards to Table Tennis and Zumba, we provide the tools to live an active lifestyle.
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Keep your body in balance with our rockin' group activities.
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.-12:00 p.m., Offered by medical volunteers
Every Wed., 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Offered by medical volunteers.
Contact Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or call 850-891-4042 for information on special health screenings.
Massage, Meditation and Reiki
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m, Susie Howell, Reiki Master, and Friends
Massage, Tue., dates vary, 10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m, Norma Reesor, LMT.
Contact Ruth.Nickens@talgov.com or call 850-891-4042 to confirm.
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.
Tue., 11am-Noon, 2nd Floor Auditorium, taught by Lori Roberts, certified NIA yoga instructor.
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., 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., is 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, unless noted
Allegro, 4501 Shannon Lakes Dr. W.
Brain-Body-Balance with Kathy Gilbert, Wed., 2-3 p.m.
Bradfordville Fitness Northeast Branch Library, Rm. 103, 5513 Thomasville Rd.
For Bradfordville fitness classes, due to limited class size, prior to attending, call Llona Geiger, instructor, at 850-510-2801 to check availability.
Senior Fitness I (Beginner): Tue. & Fri, 9:30–10:15 a.m.
Senior Fitness II (Beginner: Tue. & Fri, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Senior Fitness III (Intermediate): Tue. & Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Senior Fitness IV (Afternoon Class): Tue. & Fri., 1-2 p.m.
Chaires-Capitola, Dorothy C. Spence Community Center, 4768 Chaires Crossroad
Senior Fitness with Judy Upchurch: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Seated Exercise: Tue. & Thu., 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Fort Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy.
Senior Fitness with Wendy Barber: Mon. & Wed., 10:30–11:30 a.m. $2.
Jack McLean Community Center, 700 Paul Russell Rd.
Super Seniors Fitness with Edwina Martin: Tue., Wed. & Thu., 10-11a.m. No charge.
Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St., Ste. 301.
Mindful Movement with Lori Roberts: Thu., 1-2 p.m.
Miccosukee Community Center, 13887 Miccosukee Gap Rd.
Senior Fitness with Judy Upchurch,
Tue. & Thu., 11:15 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Optimist Park, 1355 Indianhead Dr.
Brain-Body-Balance with Kathy Gilbert: Tue., 10-11 a.m.
SouthWood Community Center 4675 Grove Park Dr.
Brain-Body-Balance with Wendy Barber: Tue., 1-2 p.m., $5.
Woodville Community Center, 8000 Old Woodville Rd.
Senior Fitness with Llona Geiger: Mon. and Wed., 8:30–9:30 a.m., .
Water Aerobics at City of Tallahassee Pools
USA Ballroom Dance
Sat., dates vary, 7:30–10:30 p.m.
Come and dance on the largest dance floor in Tallahassee. Dance lessons provided at no charge at 6:30 p.m. Dance nights with paid entry. All dances are smoke and alcohol free. $8/USAB Dance members and $14/non-members; $5 for students with valid IDs. Visit www.usadance6010.org for upcoming dates.
Contra Dance (Tallahassee Community Friends of Old Time Dance)
Fri., dates vary, 7:15–10:30 p.m.
Jigs and reels and all kinds of fun. Moves similar to square dance with a caller instructing each dance before the music begins. $8/adults, $7/seniors, $5/students, $3/dancing kids. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. No partner or experience necessary. Newcomers should arrive by 7:15 p.m. Visit www.tallydancer.com for upcoming dates.
Beginning Line Dance
Mon. at 5:15 p.m. and Thu. at 12:30 p.m.
$4 for Mon., and $2 for Thu. Lace up your shoes and let’s dance. From country to pop music, let the beat move your feet!
Capital Twirlers Square Dance
Mon. at 8 p.m.
Mainstream and Plus Level Square Dancing. Monthly dues $12.50 per person. Visitors always welcome $2pp. Level adjusted to fit dancers' skills. Check web site at www.squaredancesites.com/capital_twirlers for more details or Facebook at www.facebook.com/Tallahasseetwirlers/. For more information contact Libby at 566-2117.
Dancing for Fun
Fri., 2–4 p.m.
A fun dance for any age group – it’s our love of dancing that keeps us young! All types of ballroom dancing. Come with or without a partner. $2 (50+), $3 (others).
Beginning Ballroom and Swing Lessons
Fri., 5:30-7 p.m.
Not only Ballroom and Swing dance lessons also included is the Fox Trot, Swing, Tango, Waltz and Cha Cha. No partner needed. Come meet people and have fun! $5.
No one has ever turned down a little healthy competition. Strut your stuff against season competitors or join a team to achieve the dream. In the end, you're a kid at heart. Let the games begin!
All sessions are $2 unless otherwise noted.
Mondays - Fridays, 8:00am - 7:00pm
Billiards is available for participants of all skill levels. Drop in to spend time with friends or meet new acquaintances.
Mondays, 12:30 - 3:30pm and Thursdays, 12:00n - 3:00pm
All skill levels welcome. Lessons given, if needed.
Tuesdays, 2:15 - 4:15pm
No matter what your skill level, you'll love this game of tiles in a competitive yet supportive environment.
Wednesdays, 12:00n - 4:00pm and Fridays, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Pickleball uses hard racquets, whiffle balls and the lower mini tennis nets, making it one of America's fastest growing sports. Staff will set up nets and provide balls. A challenge court will be established for competitive play. Times may be subject to change due to other activities.
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00am
Tuesdays, 2:15 - 4:15pm and Thursdays, 2:15 - 3:45pm
Casual, informal games. New players welcome. No pre-registration required.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30am
And you won't even have to spend time hunting for a light ball or trying to fit in your rented shoes...
Tuesdays, 2:15 - 4:15pm
Because no matter your age, you are still a kid at heart.
Wednesdays, 12:30 - 3:00pm
Bridge at Bradfordville
Mondays, 12:00 - 3:00pm
Duplicate Bridge Clubs:
These games are for competitive bridge players. Games are played under the auspices of the American Contract Bridge League. A director runs the games in which two or more hands are played per round. At the end of the game, a computer prints out the results of how players did compared to other players, and computes the points won. These games are open to all players for a nominal fee to cover expenses. Interested players are invited to join the fun.
Tallahassee Duplicate Bridge Club
3rd Saturday each month 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Mondays, 6:30pm - Open Pairs
Mondays, 1:30 - 6:00 p.m. (99er's Game)
Tuesdays, 1:00pm - Open Pairs
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - Lessons on Convention
Thursdays, 6:00pm - Novice with Lessons
Thursdays, 6:30pm - Open Pairs
For more information, and other bridge events organized around town, visit www.tdbc.info.
Capital City Duplicate Bridge Club
This duplicate bridge club provides participants with the opportunity to solve complex problems in a competitive environment. Games are played under the auspices of the American Contract Bridge League. For all bridge players. Find them at www.ovenkey.com/ccdbc.
Rotating Schedule (Call for times)
Bridge lessons, taught by the Tallahassee Duplicate Bridge Club, are provided at various levels.