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.
Join us for a one-on-one “brown bag” medication safety consultation with a FAMU pharmacist on Thu., Mar. 17 at 10:00 a.m.
Podiatry Screening & Foot Care
Thu., Mar. 31, 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
Tools to Quit: A Smoking Cessation Workshop
Mon., Apr. 4 & May 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Conf. Rm 1A
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.
Your Vascular Health: Aneurysms, Carotids, Veins and More /
Mon., Apr. 11, 11:00 a.m.-Noon, Dining Room
Learn about the current research and treatment on common vascular issues, such as stroke, peripheral vascular disease, aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, vascular dementia, and more. Presented by Jeffrey Kirk, MD, Vascular Surgeon, CRMC.
Get a Grip! Hand Health and More
Thu., Apr. 14, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Activity Room
This expo focuses on the ever-important health of our hands. Information will include joint protection and strengthening and adaptive equipment for home. Screenings offered include grip strength measurement and range of motion. Presented by Keiser College Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
Understanding the Generations
Thu., Apr. 21, 11:00 a.m.-Noon, Activity Room
This presentation is the final project of health intern Chantalle Geffraud. Her intent is to inform and facilitate communication between the different generations by helping people understand the basic differences and core values of different generations.
Walk With Ease
Tue.., Wed. & Thu., May 17-June 23, 8:30-9:15am, 2nd Floor Auditorium
May is National Fitness Month, so here’s the perfect opportunity to keep moving! 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. Join the group and join the fun! Facilitated by Area Agency on Aging. Call Henry at 891-4045 to register.
Hearing and Technology Expo
Thu., May 19, 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Activity Room & Health Suite
May is Better Hearing Month! This Expo will emphasize the importance of hearing in our overall health. Participate in health and hearing screenings, talk with vendors, take home a telephone for the hearing impaired from FTRI, and enjoy the presentations. Hosted by Audiology Associates.
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, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Offered by Audibel
Pulse Oximetry /
Thu., Apr. 7 & May 5, 10:00 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.
From left, sisters Gennah White and Rahni Wright surprise their great aunt Reatha Payne and her Life Exercise class friends with personalized candy bars to celebrate her 95th birthday. According to Pomeroy Brinkley, instructor (right), Reatha has been a regular student for over a decade and is an expert at the art of active living, optimal aging, and social fitness!
From left, Kim Reimer, Rip Caleen, Doug Kilaman and Marina Brown, regular Tallahassee Senior Center table tennis players, contributed toward two new tables. Their generosity is appreciated.
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.
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., 10:00 –11:00 a.m., Optimist Park, taught by Kathy Gilbert
Tue., 1-2:00 p.m., SouthWood, taught by Wendy Barber ($5 donation)
Wed., 2-3 p.m., Allegro Heritage Oaks, taught by Kathy Gilbert
Also, see “Neighborhood Fitness Sites” for times, listings and instructors for this and other fitness classes.
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 (55+) $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 (55+), $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
New Fitness Class! Tue. & Fri, 9:30-10:15a.m.
Beginners: Tue. & Fri., 10:30–11:15a.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.
New! 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