The Tallahassee Senior Center and Capital Health Plan (CHP) are avid supporters of Tallahassee seniors and the local community. This year, they held an inaugural Hats & Flats Dance where seniors were invited to don their finest, most flamboyant hats and their comfiest, most stylish flats while hitting the dance floor. There was music by local, all-female folk band, The Wabi Sabis, lunch was catered by Black Fig, and fun had by all who attended.
In addition to support local events for seniors, Capital Health Plan (CHP) will also soon be offering a new way to meet the health care needs of Tallahassee seniors with the opening of the new CHP Metropolitan Health Center this fall. Located off Thomasville Rd. near I-10, it will be the first CHP patient care facility to open in over 20 years. The Center will feature a multitude of services, including physician offices, urgent care, imaging, lab services, wound care, and the new Nancy Van Vessem, M.D., Center for Healthy Aging – named for CHP’s former vice president and chief medical officer.
The focus on healthy aging is needed in the Tallahassee area, where Census figures show the 65+ population is growing rapidly. The Center for Healthy Aging will focus on age-friendly care for Medicare members, with an emphasis on the “4Ms”: mentation, medications, mobility and what matters to patients. Additionally, CHP’s Center for Complex Care is relocating to the new location to treat patients with more serious and ongoing medical issues.