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Tallahassee Senior Center kicks off month-long Deck the Halls celebration

Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 18:17:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — If you ask our good friends at the Tallahassee Senior Center, they'll say it's not too early to get your tree out and start planning for this year's Christmas festivities.

They held the first event in their annual series of month-long "Deck the Halls" celebrations Thursday, with a virtual class on how to make "Deck-lectable Appetizers."

All of the events are virtual this year to protect seniors from exposure to COVID-19.

But, Tallahassee Senior Services Manager Sheila Salyer says COVID-19 makes it even more important to keep the tradition going.

"Well, our goal is to help seniors continue to feel connected," said Salyer. "Even though they might be home alone. We try to minimize their feelings of social isolation and loneliness, which can really kick in with the holidays coming up because some of their family plans might be altered. So we want them to know we're here for them."

You can also look forward to helping Deck-orating your Home on November 12 and how to make Deck-licious Martinis on November 19.

The big celebration on December 4 will feature holiday music and memories from active local seniors, plus awesome giveaways.

The fun is open to participants of all ages. You can find the links on the Tallahassee Senior Center's Facebook page by clicking here.