CH Senior Center News

Earlene Starks Marshall, aka Ms. Duck.

The Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center, located in the Cleveland Heights Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a wide variety of programming for Cleveland Heights residents 60 and older.

Meet “Ms. Duck,” a vital senior center member and valued volunteer. Earlene Starks Marshall, known to all as Ms. Duck, volunteers to teach two free exercise classes each week: Walking Warm-Up and Workout with Ms. Duck.

Held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m., these free, fun fitness classes are based on movement to music using weights, bands and balls. The classes are done using a chair, with participants seated or standing, and are appropriate for any fitness level.

Ms. Duck also acts as a host for the center’s Friday matinee movies (1 p.m.), making sure everyone has a seat and a generous snack.

Ms. Duck is an ambassador, helping to create the warm, friendly atmosphere that makes the senior center something special. Stop in and meet her for yourself. You’ll be glad you did!

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 Cleveland Heights City Hall, local libraries, the community center and online at For more information and to register for any program, 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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