Getting involved is as easy as a visit to the Tallahassee Senior Center. The Senior Center is for anyone over 50 and serves up a menu of exciting opportunities for lifelong learning and activity. Most events are free to participate in and the Senior Center’s prime location on North Monroe Street makes it easily accessible.

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 dolphin watching 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 here.

For those who have specific passions and talents, seniors may also enjoy joining social and special interest clubs. The city offers a varying range of clubs, including civic, collecting, culture and heritage, history and science, gaming service clubs, and even a paranormal club for believers looking to track ghosts throughout the city!

Find a full list of clubs in Tallahassee here.

Being active in the local community allows you to feel a sense of reward and accomplishment within Tallahassee.