Education and Learning
Leisure Learning Corner
Lifelong Learning classes require registration and payment one week before the first class. Classes are held at the Tallahassee Senior Center and cost is $4 (50+) or $5 others, unless noted. To register call 891-4008 or email Kristy Carter.
Opportunities to Celebrate & Socialize
Save the dates! Take a tour or call 891-4000 for more information regarding these exciting, upcoming Tallahassee Senior Center Events!
- Ice Cream Social
Mon., Jul. 11, 12:30-2pm
- Bucket List Reunion Luncheon
Mon. Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Active Living Expo
Thu., Sept. 15 5-8 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
- Coin Show
Sat. Sept. 24, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Membership Week
- Member Appreciation with Pure Platinum
Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
- Deck the Halls Kickoff
Fri., Nov. 4, 6 p.m.
- Deck the Halls
Fri. Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Lifelong Learning Courses
Front, left to right, Carol V. Spring, Carol Lynch Brown, (back) Karen Wensing, and Sylvia Warner enjoy the camaraderie and support they provide each other as they work to preserve their pasts.
“Preserving the Past” Work to Stay on Task
By Carol V. Spring
Many people have ideas and good intentions about writing up family stories but cannot seem to persevere. Attending a group on a weekly basis, and getting support and encouragement from the other participants, is a way to stay on task with selected projects. Over the years, “Preserving the Past” participants have been able to complete memoirs, family histories, travelogues, photo or scrapbook albums, compilations of creative work, poetry, short stories and other narratives.
While in search for a volunteer instructor, the group continues to meet and provide support and assistance to one another. The group welcomes anyone who would like to join them, on a space available basis, Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bring a thumb drive with a copy of your writing project. You may also bring your own laptop if you prefer.
For more information on this group or other groups at the Senior Center, contact Kristy.Carter@Talgov.com or call 850-891-4008.
Computers and Technology
Interested in taking computer classes? Complete an application to express your computer skill level and course interests. Call 891-4008 or email Kristy Carter to request an application or stop by TSC. A variety of classes is offered and varies in price. You are welcome to bring your own laptop to class.
Special Note: Reserve now as computer classes often fill up quickly; additional classes are added all the time. For more information or to register for classes, unless otherwise noted, call 891-4008 or email Kristy Carter. Note: if multiple dates are listed, this is the number of times the class will meet.
The Tallahassee Senior Center is seeking qualified computer instructors in the Android Operating System – phone or tablet. If interested, please contact Kristy at 891-4008 or via email.
Microsoft Excel – Basic
Tue., Wed., and Thu., Aug. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Seniors). Preregistration and payment required; space is limited.
Microsoft Word – Basic
Tue., Wed., and Thu., July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 2, 3 & 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Seniors). Preregistration and payment required; space is limited.
Computer Communications: Making Connections
Email! Instant Messaging! Facebook! Twitter! Video Chat! Internet Safety! Learn how to connect with family and friends over the Internet. This 6-class course on computer communication will span 2 weeks in May 2016. Each class will be 2 hours. Both morning and afternoon times are available. The courses are part of a research project, by a FSU College of Social Work doctoral student, to increase computer communication among older adults. For adults 60+ with some computer experience. To sign up for course or for more information, call Jaclyn Williams, MSW at (305) 588-6159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo right: From right, Sylvia Warner gets some helpful advice on operating her laptop from Mia, a Leon High School Student and Mentor Up Volunteer.
Are you taking full advantage of your cell phone, tablet, e-reader or laptop? Would you like to learn about Skype, Facebook, and other types of social media? Join AARP and Leon High students (at TSC) and Maclay High Students (at the NE Branch Leon County Library) in this free session. Registration is required; space is limited. No cost; donations are accepted. Please call Leslie Spencer at (850) 577-5165 to sign up or if you have any questions.
- Tallahassee Senior Center, Wed. May 25 & June 22, 4:30–5:30 p.m. OR 5:30–6:30 p.m.
The Tallahassee Senior Center is seeking qualified computer instructors in the following areas:
- Basic Computer Instruction
- Introduction to the Internet and E-mail
- Android Operating System- Phone or Tablet
Please express your interest to Kristy Carter at (850) 891-4008 or via email.
Writer's Workshop /
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Informal and unstructured, writers meet to critique each others' work. Open to all levels of writers. $1.
Writing for Fun - at Allegro /
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Tallahassee Senior Center offers many language classes (French, German, Spanish and English as a Second Language) in a variety of skill levels. Classes are $2 for seniors 50+ ($3 for others) and are offered at many different times. Call 891-4000 for information.
French: Continuing A /
Mondays | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
French: Continuing B /
Mondays | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
French: Continuing C /
Mondays | 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
French: Continuing D /
Wednesdays | 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
French: Advanced /
Mondays | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. & Fridays | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
French Study /
Thursdays | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
English as a Second Language /
Fridays | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
German: Beginner /
Mondays | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Spanish: Beginner /
Tuesdays | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The mission of Tallahassee Senior Services is to enhance the independence and quality of life for seniors and caregivers through educational, social, recreational and wellness opportunities.
Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Tallahassee Senior Services or the Tallahassee Senior Foundation.
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