Chicago couple wins one year of rent-free living in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Most people moving to Tallahassee don’t get a welcome greeting from the mayor himself. But then again, they’re not Glenn and Loujean Nelson. The couple from Chicago are the 2016 winners of the “Why I’d Love to Retire in Tallahassee Contest.” Put on by Choose Tallahassee, the organization grants one lucky […]

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Chicago couple wins Choose Tallahassee contest

Glenn and Loujean Nelson are leaving the Windy City and moving to Tallahassee. Earlier today, the couple was named the winner of the Why I’d Love to Retire in Tallahassee, Florida contest, hosted by Choose Tallahassee, an all-volunteer organization that champions Tallahassee as a retirement city for Baby Boomers. The couple, retired elementary school teachers originally from […]

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Chicago Couple Wins Free Rent In Tallahassee For A Year

A Chicago couple will be moving to Tallahassee with one year’s worth of free rent. They’re the winners of Choose Tallahassee’s “Why I’d Love to Retire in Tallahassee, Florida” Contest. On Skype Wednesday, Glenn and Loujean Nelson said they were drawn to Tallahassee because of the weather, healthcare options and college-town feel. “Tallahassee had more […]

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Choose Tallahassee Announces Winners of Free Year of Retirement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Choose Tallahassee announced the winners of a free year of retirement in the capital city! Glenn and Loujean Nelson were declared the winners Wednesday. They’ll be moving to Tallahassee from the windy city. The goal of Choose Tallahassee is to show off Florida’s capital city as a retirement option. The Nelson’s […]

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OLLI at FSU Receives $1 Million Endowment to Enhance Lifelong Learning Prograam

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University has been recognized for its excellence with a $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco.  The highly competitive award, attained only by the elite institutions of the 119 OLLIs throughout the country, required meeting stringent criteria, including membership of […]

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Our 5 Favorite Lunch Spots in Tallahassee

Andrew’s Capital Grill & Bar Andrew’s Capital Grill & Bar provides Tallahassee customers with classic American comfort food. If you are looking for some down time during lunch, Andrews is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious BBQ sandwich or a juicy burger with some sports on the TV. Though their comfort food is to […]

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Leon County, Tallahassee piloting dementia care initiative

Tallahassee and Leon County are now Florida’s beta sites for a new initiative aimed at providing better care for dementia patients. The area on Thursday was named the state’s first Dementia Caring Community, the pilot effort of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ Dementia Care and Cure Initiative. The effort was launched by DOEA Secretary Sam Verghese in […]

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Our opinion: Our senior year: City on right path to serve aging population

Tallahassee is positioning itself as a senior-friendly community, getting in front of state and national trends that will likely bring more Boomers and seniors to the capital city. Florida has long been a retirement destination, but the Baby Boomers will be a game-changer for the state and the country. Choose Tallahassee, a nonprofit supported by […]

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Snow ban coming to Tallahassee

It’s a timely reminder of why we live in Florida. Or maybe it’s a backhanded invitation for those tired of scraping windshields and shoveling driveways. No, let’s be honest. It’s actually a friendly dig at residents of the Northeast who remain buried by this weekend’s blizzard. The city of Tallahassee and Leon County, in partnership with Choose […]

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The rise of assisted living facilities

A combination of renovation and new construction proposals could more than double the number of beds available in assisted living facilities in Tallahassee. Ten new projects, eight in the city and two in the county, are under various stages of construction or review. Three weeks ago, the city received a proposal for the massive Red Hills […]

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