Groups and Organizations
GaP Support Lunch
Remember these dates! GaP SUPPORT LUNCH
Wed., May 25th, 12–1:30 p.m., Leon County Public Library, 200 W. Park, Program room A.
Wed, June 29th from 12-1:30 p.m., location TBA.
Complimentary lunch provided for grandparents and other relative caregivers. Reservations required for all attending. For more information or to RSVP on this or any event above, call or email Karen Boebinger, GaP Coordinator, at 891-4027.
Grandparents enjoy a day of fun & fishing at the Joe Budd Aquatic Center with their grandchildren that they are raising.
Grand-Families Enjoy Fishing Trip
Over Leon County school’s spring break, the Grandparents as Parents (GaP) support group went fishing! A dozen grand-families, which include both grandparents and the grandchildren that they are raising, fished and played at Joe Budd Aquatic Center. The rain held off long enough to catch-and-release fish, enjoy a picnic lunch, and take a nature hike. Everyone, young and old, caught dozens of fish. Even newcomers, and the hesitant, had fun catching bass and catfish. Not everyone relished putting the worms on the hooks, though!
After a delicious lunch from Connie’s Hams, the group took a guided nature hike to learn about local plants and animals. More than one grandparent described this as the highlight of spring break vacation for her grandchildren. GaP is a support group for grandparents and other relatives who are raising children which provides family outings, advocacy, educational programs, legal services, health screenings, information and referral and access to community resources. For more information on GaP, e-mail Karen.Boebinger@talgov.com or call (850) 891-4027.
These are groups that are part of the Tallahassee Senior Services or meet at the Tallahassee Senior Center.
Al-Anon - Support for families and friends of alcoholics
Beginners: Fridays, 7:15 - 8:15pm
Family Group: Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:15pm and Fridays, 7:15 - 8:15pm
Support groups meet weekly. Anyone is welcome who has a drinking problem or for family and friends of those with drinking problems.
Diabetes Education and Support Group at Smith-Williams
2nd Wednesdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Focuses on obtaining supplies, eating properly, obtaining optimal health and quality of life. Participants will hear expert speakers and have opportunities to share. The group is a partnership between Tallahassee Senior Services and "Diabetes and You."
Insight Low Vision Support Group
3rd Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:45pm
Participants come to share ideas, support, love and laughter with others adjusting to the loss of their sight. People of all ages with low or no vision, supportive friends and family members are welcome. There is no fee. Donations to the Center are appreciated.
SA Support Group
Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00pm
A support group for people dealing with sexual addictions. $30 monthly.
Capital Coalition on Aging
3rd Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:30am
The mission of the Capital Coalition on Aging, coordinated by the Area Agency on Aging of North Florida, is to promote communication and coordination, and to build greater understanding and cooperation among providers of services to elders in the capital area of North Florida. Anyone may attend the meetings.
FFU - Faculty and Friends of the University Investment Club
1st Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00pm
The purpose of FFU is to improve the investment performance of novice and experienced investors via running an investment portfolio. Although current membership is near capacity, this club will help another group get started. Call the Senior Center for contact information.
Tallahassee Stamp and Cover Club
2nd Tuesdays, 7:00pm
From world albums to topical collections, this group talks about and trades stamps. Whatever your collecting needs, the club can help. Free appraisals and estate advice for collections you wish to sell. There are also special programs throughout the year. $5 annually.
Tal-Kug (Tallahassee Komputer Club)
2nd Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Help each other solve program problems or hear about new software at meetings of this informal group. Everyone welcome to join, ask questions or provide input. Occasionally, there is a speaker. Dues: $12 per year or $1 per month. Dues pay for monthly one-page newsletter, postage and donation to the Senior Center.