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

Feb. 5: Rick Jackson, UH's 2014 Citizen of the Year and host of “Morning Edition" on WVIZ's Ideastream, and Bob Perko, UH's 2014 Employee of the Year and member of the UH Fire Department, will each reflect on their respective occupations and contributions to the community.

Feb. 12: Grace Gallucci, executive director of Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), will discuss the work of the agency. Organized in 1968, NOACA is authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fulfill the metropolitan planning function for the counties of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina, with respect to environmental issues, transportation services, water and air quality, trails and greenways, Euclid Creek watershed, street revitalization and neighborhood improvement.

Feb. 19: Rebecca Brady is director of L’Arche Cleveland, one of 137 communities in 40 countries where individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities share their lives with assistants in an environment of trust, friendship, joy and belonging. Brady will talk about the organization, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2014.

Feb. 26: Carole Wallencheck, reference associate at the Lee Road Library, will reflect on “The Artistry of Words.” Wallencheck characterizes books as "carriers of knowledge and beauty over all these centuries," and she will explore how the dynamism of modern culture is indebted to the anchors of literature and art.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 6:42 PM, 01.29.2015