Senior Citizen Happenings

Senior Citizen Happenings, sponsored by the City of University Heights, are open to all senior citizens. Events take place on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the University Heights Library. For information, and to suggest program topics, contact the UH Office for Senior Services at 216-397-0336 or To receive the monthly schedule by e-mail, call 216-932-7800, ext. 205 or send an e-mail to

Sept. 4: Mickie McGraw, pioneer art therapist, contracted polio in 1953, at the age of 11. She studied art and then counseling, and helped establish the country's first art therapy studio. She will discuss her decades of transformative and healing work with disabled patients.

Sept. 11: Erin Huber, founder and executive director of Drink Local, Drink Tap, will speak about the work of this nonprofit organization that encourages people to understand how they can use water in more sustainable ways. Her documentary, “Making Waves from Cleveland to Uganda,” grew out of her experience of meeting a Ugandan teacher who dramatized the urgency of addressing global water issues.

Sept. 18: In 2004, John and Karen Godt started Hope for Honduras Children Foundation, to supply food and medicine, build schools, teach English and inspire hope, in a land of gut-wrenching Third World poverty. They'll describe how, in its first decade “the foundation has touched the lives of hundreds upon hundreds of abandoned Honduran orphans and other young children,” through the efforts of countless volunteers from America.

Sept. 25: In observance of Rosh Hashanah, there is no talk scheduled for this date.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 9:58 AM, 08.29.2014