Published in the Tallahassee Democrat Chronicle, on February 23, 2011
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Becoming a senior doesn’t mean slowing down — at least not for those who elect to participate in the Tallahassee Senior Center’s…
Becoming a senior doesn’t mean slowing down — at least not for those who elect to participate in the Tallahassee Senior Center’s TALL program. TALL provides an opportunity for area seniors to enhance positive change in the community through advocacy and volunteerism.
TALL is an opportunity for interested seniors (55+) to get an in-depth look at various aspects of our community. By providing a diverse group of actively engaged seniors a “snapshot” of the cultural, political, safety, legal and justice, educational, environmental, and health and human services climate of our community through site visits, bringing them together with community leaders, and interactive activities, they become better equipped to continue to enhance positive change and growth in the community.
Program days include site visits to cultural centers, government centers, law enforcement agencies and other venues throughout the community to foster an awareness of available services, challenges and opportunity in Tallahassee and Leon County.
TALL class members assemble weekly for eight weeks. Presentations, interactive discussions and hands-on activities help the lifelong learners become more alert to offerings within the area.
The extremely popular TALL program involves members of the Tallahassee community as participants, sponsors, facilitators and educators. Patterned after the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tallahassee program and in partnership with the chamber, the Tallahassee Active Lifelong Leaders (TALL) is now accepting applications for Class 4. Program days will be every Tuesday from March 1 through April 19. For more information or to receive an application, please contact Hella Spellman at 891-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.