CH Senior Center News

The Hum & Strum group at the CH Senior Activity Center.

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

One of the best-kept secrets at the senior center, though not for lack of “tooting its own horn,” is a program that has had a storied history and continues to offer Cleveland Heights seniors a weekly, no-cost, good time. 

The program, known as “Hum & Strum,” meets every Monday morning at 10 a.m. for an hour and a half of music making, singing and stories. Participants can bring their own instruments or choose a rhythm instrument stored on-site, or can come just to join in the singing. Songs span decades to appeal to seniors of various ages, and the music comes in all forms—lyrics with chords, melody notes on a staff, and full-blown treble- and bass-clef music.

The core group of “Hummers & Strummers” is hoping to add to its numbers, and wants to encourage all interested CH seniors to join in. One need not commit to participating every week—it’s always “come when you can” and, most importantly, “come on in.”

The Senior Activity 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 Cleveland Heights 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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