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

July 2: Joanie Kaufman, who provides the delightful piano music for the popular High Tea served every Wednesday afternoon at the Cleveland Clinic, will celebrate Independence Day by performing a medley of patriotic hymns and the best of Broadway’s hits.

July 9: Paul Sobel, president, and Arthur Raby, vice president/secretary, will talk about launching Village in the Heights, part of a national network of 90 "villages" in 36 states, to provide programs and services to enable seniors to lead healthy and active lives in their own homes.

July 16: Melody Hart, board member and finance committee member for Mercado Global, will describe the work of the innovative nonprofit fair-trade organization. Cleveland Heights native Ruth DeGolia founded Mercado Global after witnessing poverty in Guatemala. The company connects indigenous women artisans in the Guatemalan highlands with major international retailers, providing the weavers and sewers with unprecedented economic opportunities, enabling them to provide for their families. 

July 23: Steve Cagan, socially engaged activist photographer, will describe his artistic contributions to movements that are trying to change things for the better. Through his work, he has explored mechanized gold mining in Colombia, housing discrimination in urban areas of the U.S., and the plight of refugee families following Nepal’s earthquake.

 July 30: Carole Wallencheck, reference associate at the Lee Road Library, will track the rise of Paris as a world-renowned fashion center through an image-packed presentation that explores the city's high-profile designers and great couture houses.

[Note: Senior Citizen Happenings will take a break in August, and resume its regular schedule in September, after Labor Day.]

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 9:24 AM, 07.01.2015