CH Senior Center News

The Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center, located in the CH Community Center at the corner of Mayfield Road and Monticello Boulevard, offers a wide variety of programming for CH residents over 60. October highlights include a new class—Argentine Tango—and a talk on “Aging with a Plan.”

A social dance based on a natural gait, tango can be enjoyed and danced by adults well into their 90s. Participants will learn the basics of tango along with information about its history and the culture in which it developed. Tango is scheduled on Friday mornings, 9:30–11 a.m., through mid-November. The fee is $25 for eight weeks. Seniors are invited to try it once for free, to see if the class is for them. (No partner is necessary.)

Instructors are Ann Dobyns and Charles Scillia, retired professors who have been dancing for 11 years. They teach tango as it is danced in the clubs and salons of Buenos Aires, emphasizing quality of movement, elegance, musicality and connection—elements that form an enjoyable and solid foundation for those new to tango.

On Oct. 15, at 1 p.m., Sharona Hoffman will present a talk based on her book, Aging with a Plan, and address topics relevant to aging and caring for the elderly, including legal planning, the elderly and driving, long-term care and end-of-life decisions. This talk, which will provide helpful information for people in their 40s and older, is open to the public.

The senior center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A complete schedule of programs is published in the community center’s newsletter, which is available at CH City Hall, local libraries, the community center, and online at For more information call 216-691-7377.

Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins is supervisor at the CH Office on Aging and the Senior Activity Center. She can be reached at 216-691-7379 or by e-mail at

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