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

Dec. 4: Mitchell Balk, president of Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, describes its philanthropic work to help improve the health and well-being of Cleveland's Jewish and other communities. Its initiatives include Child Sight, which offers free vision screening and glasses for middle school students in Cleveland's public schools, and Senior Transportation Connection, which facilitates travel to local destinations for senior citizens.

Dec. 11: Jed Silberg, associate director of outreach for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will talk about the museum's origin and history, and its work to broaden public understanding of the history of the Holocaust, and strengthen the world's resolve for peace.

Dec. 18: Damir Janigro, professor and director of cerebrovascular research at the Cleveland Clinic, studies how music affects the brain therapeutically. Son of the famed Italian cellist Antonio Janigro, he'll discuss how growing up in a family of musicians has informed and inspired his work to shed new light on how hospitals can use music to promote health and well-being.

Dec. 25 and Jan. 1: No talks are scheduled for these holidays. Best wishes for the new year!

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 1:54 PM, 12.01.2014