Category Archive: Health & Fitness

Health and Fitness

Tallahassee is a regional medical center serving a large area of the Florida Big Bend. The core of Tallahassee’s medical services are its two outstanding hospitals, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and Capital Regional Medical Center, as well as the award winning Leon County Emergency Medical Services. The only local HMO in the Tallahassee area, Capital Health Plan is ranked top in the nation by the NCQA. As a regional medical center, Tallahassee is home to a full range of highly trained primary care and specialist physicians. The Florida State University College of Medicine and the other Tallahassee public and private universities emphasize the training of primary care doctors and allied medical care personnel. The Tallahassee medical community is Medicare friendly and supports the life style of today’s active retirees through the most modern preventive and therapeutic medicine.

Tallahassee’s unique health resource

Tallahassee is home to a very unique health resource: a local, nationally recognized health plan with two clinical facilities. For almost 30 years, Capital Health Plan has provided area residents with quality, comprehensive, health care protection. CHP offers health plans for employer groups and Medicare eligible individuals. These plans include comprehensive coverage with no deductibles. …

Continue reading »

Health care: New facilities and increased services

Health-care services in Tallahassee have taken giant steps forward with more facilities and treatment options to serve residents. The new Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Cancer Center is a 52,412-square-foot facility at 1775 One Healing Place that hospital officials say brings the most powerful cancer-fighting technologies and tools yet available to the area. The center houses TMH’s …

Continue reading »

Senior Center

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 …

Continue reading »

Senior resources

The Tallahassee-Leon County community is fortunate to have a host of senior service organizations to assist individuals, caregivers, and adult children with a broad array of services and needs.  The aging network, consisting of service providers, home health organizations, adult living communities, skilled care facilities, elder law attorneys, senior real estate experts, builders, financial planners, …

Continue reading »

Additional Senior Information

AARP: National organization.  Anyone age 50 and older may join. www.aarp.org. AARP Florida Legislative Representative: Legislative advocacy program for state issues affecting Floridians age 50 and over. 866-595-7678, flaarp@aarp.org, www.aarp.org AARP 55-Alive/Mature Driving Program: The nation’s first and largest classroom driver-improvement course intended to help drivers 50 and older improve their skills while teaching them …

Continue reading »

Staying fit in Tallahassee

Staying active as we age is a key component to living a long and healthy life. Many health clubs and gyms in Tallahassee offer discounts for seniors, or discounts for being a member of a specific health plan. When you sign up for a gym membership, be sure to tell them about your health care …

Continue reading »

Medicare plans in Tallahassee

Find a Medicare plan in Tallahassee: –        Consumer Hotline                 1-800-435-7352 –        Medicare Hotline                  1-800-633-4227 –        SHINE Insurance Counseling    1-800-963-5337 Or search for a plan online: –        Got to www.medicare.gov –        Click “Compare Drug and Health Plans,” –        Type in your new Tallahassee zip code (ex. 3201) to find a plan in this area.

Capital Health Plan Ranked Among Top Three in Nation

CHP Highest-Ranked Plan in Florida for Six Years by NCQA The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today recognized Capital Health Plan (CHP), a local nonprofit, among the top three plans in the nation.  According to “The NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012” CHP’s commercial plan was ranked third in the published results. “It is …

Continue reading »