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Senior Summer Camp

Senior "Summer Camp"

Each day offers a fun adventure!

April 22 - 26

• Picnics and cookouts

• Guided nature hike

• An evening bonfire with live music

• Challenger Learning Center

• FSU Reservation

• Plus one overnight adventure and boat ride at FSU Coastal Marine Lab

Register now!

Silver Stars

The 22nd annual Silver Stars celebration is Thursday, May 9! This event recognizes 8 outstanding “Silver Stars” in the Big Bend area who inspire others to live well and stay involved in our community. 

While they each have a unique and rich past, they are recognized for their positive outlook, active lifestyle and dedication to others.

Reserve your seats today!

Read about this year's Silver Stars here.

 Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Capital Health Plan and other generous sponsors.

Art Program

CALL TO ARTISTS for our next showcase!

Landscape and Seascape photography

Open to Big Bend area artists age 50+.

Artwork drop-off extended to April 10.

Please email with photo and artwork information.

Bring framed pieces to the Art Coordinator's office, fill out an artwork label and tape to the back of your art. Limit two framed photographs per artist.

Showcase will be displayed in the TSC Dining Room Gallery.

Registration is Open for Upcoming Art Workshops

Intro to Pastels

Mondays, April 29 – June 17, 1 - 3:30 pm

Drawing for Beginners

(at The Grove at Canopy)

Tuesdays, May 7 – June 11, 1 - 3:30pm

Watercolor 103

Fridays, May 23 – June 7, 1 - 3:30 pm

Intermediate Drawing

Fridays, May 3 – June 7, 9:30am - 12pm

Engage with Your Page

Tuesdays, May 7 – June 18, 1 - 3:30 pm

Art Workshops

See Art Studio

Workshops & Classes

Click Here

For the latest

TSC Art Newsletter

Click here

For Art Program information, visit our Art page:

Contact Heath Hilary McRae, Art Program Coordinator:

email phone 850-891-4016 

Registration assistance: email phone 850-891-4045

Health & Wellness

Automotive Safety + Self Defense & Personal Safety

Wed., April 10, 10:00 am – Noon

A two-part presentation! Learn the importance of keeping your vehicle maintained, including some hand-on activities for simple things you can do to keep your vehicle safely on the road for longer.

This second part includes a workshop on how to avoid becoming a victim. When verbal or physical response is needed to counter an immediate threat, you can be prepared to react and have a favorable outcome with common-sense recommendations from the experts. 

Presented by COT, AARP and Tallahassee Police Dept.  Register Here

Brain Games with Ruth

Tues., April 16 at 10:30 am

Brain Games are fun and help keep your brain healthy! Join Ruth Nickens for an hour of challenges and prizes.

Monthly Hike

Join us for our next Monthly Hike Wed., April 17 at 9:00 am

We will explore the Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological Park together.

Meet at parking lot, 3600 Indian Mounds Rd.

Read hike details here

For information about Fitness, Health & Wellness Programs,


Contact Ruth Nickens, RN, Health & Wellness Coordinator:

email phone 850-891-4042

Tools to Quit Smoking

Mon., April 15 at 5:30 pm -- or -- Wed., April 17 at 1:30 pm

Leave tobacco and nicotine behind with proven methods. Experience the benefits of quitting, alongside others.

Presented by Big Bend AHEC. Pre-registration is required, call 850-224-9340

Lifelong Learning

Writing Your Family History

Wed. April 10 & Thurs. April 18

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This two-session class with Mary Sterner Lawson will help you capture personal memories that are important to you and to the history of your family. Register Here

Off Florida’s Shores: Ernest Hemmingway’s Sea Tales

Mon., April 15, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Ernest Hemingway’s notable writing career included many works set in south Florida and the northern Caribbean. This lively presentation describes these provocative works, along with connections between these stories and the places where he lived for several years, especially Key West and Cuba. Presented by Dr. Ben Lawson at the NE Library. Register Here

Lifelong Learning Classes

For Lifelong Learning information,


Contact Maureen Haberfeld, Lifelong Learning Coordinator:

email phone 850-891-4033

Southside Programs

Healthy for Life Series begins this week!

8-week series on Thursdays

April 11th through May 30th, 11am – 1pm

Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg Dr.

*Reservations are required. Water, Snack & Lunch will be provided. $2 suggested donation.

Wellness Circles

Topic, “Breast Cancer” with Kristen Aguirre, Big Bend American Health Education Center (BBAHEC)

Tue., Apr. 16th, 11:00 am – noon at Jack McLean Community Center

Wed., Apr. 17th, 11:00 – noon at Jake Gaither Community Center

*Reservations are required. Water, snack, and incentive will be provided. $2 suggested donation.

For more information or to enroll in these classes and workshops, contact or call 850-891-4017


Minority Health Fair

Sat., April 13, 10 am - 1 pm

Jake Gaither Community Center - 801 Bragg Dr.

Free Medicaid and Kidcare application services from Florida Legal Services; information about Alzheimer’s Association and Elder Care Services; Sickle Cell screenings; HIV and Syphilis testing from NMC; Memory Screenings from TMH Memory Disorder Clinic; and Senior Center/GaP Resources. BBAHEC will provide Tobacco minority health information, plus blood pressure and A1C screenings. 

Hosted by Big Bend AHEC. Contact 850-224-1177

Senior Games

Congratulations once again to the 2024 Senior Games participants!

Please enjoy this video by the City of Tallahassee. From the opening ceremony to the final events, the energy and enthusiasm of our senior athletes have been truly inspiring. 

We can't wait to see more of you embrace the fun in 2025!

Many thanks to Capital City Senior Games sponsors: Capital Health Plan

and Audiology Associates, a division of Tallahassee Ear, Nose and Throat

Join the Senior Center Team!

The Tallahassee Senior Center currently has openings:

• Southside Outreach Program Coordinator

Develop and coordinate senior programs offered in Southside and other under-served Tallahassee communities.

• Fitness Instructor

A dynamic Fitness Instructor to teach 60-minute LIFE Exercise classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Please click here for job details and how to apply.

• Looking for a rewarding Volunteer job? The Senior Center is looking for Volunteer Receptionists on both a permanent and a substitute basis. The Receptionist is the first person visitors see at the Senior Center and answers the main phone line. The permanent position would be every Thursday from 12:30-5pm. Subs are on an as-needed basis. 

If interested in Volunteering, please contact Shelly Lee: or call 850-891-4009

Recognize Someone Special

Karen Hill and Lisa Baggett

were honored with a star by the recent T.A.L.L. Class

Recognize someone special

(even yourself!) with a custom engraved star on our

Galaxy Star Wall!

Stars are a wonderful opportunity to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, friendship, or other special occasion.


Your donation supports the wonderful programs we offer and your special someone will forever shine on our wall!


Come by and check it out

or visit our website

Click here for ways to support the Senior Center

Donations can be mailed to:

TSC Foundation, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL, 32303

The TSC Foundation generates funding to support programs,

services and participants of Tallahassee Senior Services.

Donations and membership are tax deductible.

Join or Renew Senior Center Membership
Donate to Honor Someone
Purchase a Star for the Galaxy Wall

The mission of Tallahassee Senior Services is to offer programs, activities, and opportunities designed to encourage active living, optimal aging, and social fitness for independent adults age 50+.

Senior Resources

Need Information? Over 45 Resource Cards Available! From Housing and Transportation to Counseling and Affordable Health Care to Food and Utility assistance...and more!

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