Getting involved is as easy as a visit to the Tallahassee Senior Center. Think it is for the sedentary? Think again. The Senior Center is for anyone over 50 and serves up a menu of exciting opportunities for lifelong learning and activity.
Interested in art? Classes are offered in watercolor, pastels, oils, acrylics, landscapes and more. Artwork by mature artists living in Tallahassee and the surrounding area is displayed in three galleries at the Center and in a juried showcase. Woodcarving, ceramics, crafting, quilting, model ship building and working with clay are only a few of the craft courses available. When it comes to health and fitness, there are classes galore to fit every ability and need. In addition to regular exercise classes, the Center offers yoga, Tai Chi and Zumba. Discussion groups on books, current events, creative writing and languages (French, Spanish and German) provide even more outlets for inquiring minds.
Like to travel? In 2011 alone, the Senior Center organized trips to the Gulf of Mexico for dolphinwatching as well as to the Canadian Rockies, New England, Ireland and the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu.
Barbershop quartet, guitar, folk music, senior singers, bridge and ballroom, contra and line dancing are among other opportunities offered by the Center.
If this doesn’t whet your appetite — consider that this is just a short menu of all that is going on. Talk to anyone who is involved and they will tell you the Senior Center is the best thing that has happened to them. Learn more at www.talgov.com/seniors.