Education and Learning
From left to right, Financial Planner Steve Halsell, CASL and Accountant Jim Davis, CPA and TSC Foundation Board Member, are ready to addresses attendees on the importance of estate and financial planning in order to protect loved ones and designate charitable organizations at “Learn How to Leave Your Legacy.” Both Halsell and Davis are. If you missed it, catch the next Legacy Circle on Tue., Apr. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Learn How to Leave Your Legacy
Legacy planning helps you consider your financial security and
establish goals for the distribution of your wealth to loved
beneficiaries and charitable organizations. Come learn the basics about
legacy planning as a panel of legal, accounting and financial experts
cover the following topics: estate planning, legal decisions and
financial options. For more information or to RSVP, call 891-4003 or email.
Tue., Apr. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tallahassee Senior Center Auditorium.
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 Word – Basic /
Tue., Wed. and Thu., Apr. 26, 27, 28 & May 3, 4, 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word in six sessions. Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Seniors) for the entire course. Preregistration and payment are required. Call (850) 891-4008.
Microsoft Excel – Basic /
Tue., Wed. and Thu., May 17, 18, 19, 24, & 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in five sessions. Bring a flash drive. $20 (50+) or $25 (non-Seniors) for the entire course. Preregistration and payment are required. Call (850) 891-4008.
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.
Two great locations!
- Tallahassee Senior Center, Mar. 23, Apr. 27, and May 25 4:30–5:30 p.m. OR 5:30–6:30 p.m.,
- NE Branch Leon County Library, Mar. 24 & Apr. 14, 5:00-7:00 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.
Photography & Video
Additional classes are always being developed (no pun intended). To register or for additional information, please contact Kristy at 891-4008 or via email. Please bring your camera with a charged battery and your camera manual to class. $5 Seniors 50+ or $7 non-Seniors. Additional information can be found at http://www.maf1.com/dcc/
Travel Photography /
Wed., Apr. 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
The class reviews many situations photographers come across when traveling. Different tricks and techniques, some obvious and some not so obvious, are covered in the class. Techniques such as shooting from a speeding car, catching a rainbow, shooting in snow and taking photos in dark places such as churches. This class now includes previous content from the Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) class and the Travel Photography class.
Basic Digital Photography /
Wed., May 4, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
This class is for beginners who want to learn the basic functions of their digital camera including how to turn it on, locate the battery and memory card, use scene modes, turn off the flash and how to get the images onto your computer. This class also includes the topics of ISO, White Balance, Exposure Value, Camera Metering and others.
Advanced Digital Photography /
Wed., May 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
This class builds on basic digital photography and will advance your knowledge on the topics of ISO, White Balance, Exposure Value, Color Temperature, Program - Aperture - Shutter modes, metering such as weighted or spot and other advanced functions. Lighting techniques, image arrangement, time-of-day photography tripod management and many other topics will be discussed. This session also discusses some of the advanced features on the digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera units along with the advantages and disadvantages of various lens configurations. The topics and issues discussed in this class will carry forward to the Travel Session.
Video Editing /
Wed., Apr. 27, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
This is a new class for anyone who desires to learn non-linear video editing techniques. The instructor uses Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate, but the attendees are not required to have computers and/or software during this introductory class. The class covers the basic functions of video editing, audio management, title insertions, overlays and video corrections.
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.
Senior Tax Aid through AARP / Call 891-4030 to make an appointment for a day and time. Appointments available until Apr. 15, Mon.–Fri., 1:30-5 p.m.; Wed. 1:30-7:30 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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