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. in Council Chambers at University Heights City Hall. To receive the monthly schedule by e-mail, call 216-932-7800, ext. 205, or send an e-mail to

March 2: Ronna Kaplan is chair of the Center for Music Therapy at The Music Settlement, the first community-based music therapy program in the country. She'll present a progam on the center's November 2016 50th anniversary: Celebrating 50 years of impacting lives through music.

March 9: Eddie Cheyfitz, who retired after 28 years in sales for Nestle Corp., founded Believe in Dreams, a nonprofit agency to help underprivileged children who have suffered nonmedical hardships. He'll discuss the work of the agency, which operates on the premise that the world is an incredible place and every child should have access to unique experiences, that the community cares about them, and that there is hope for their future.

March 16: Longtime University Heights resident Jerome (Jerry) Jacobson, honored by Mayor Susan Infeld as the 2016 UH Citizen of the Year, will discuss his colorful history, including his 40 years’ service with the city’s police auxiliary; his role as medical supply specialist in Okinawa during the Vietnam War; his professional accomplishments in the entertainment industry; traveling with various circuses; and his role as a husband, father and responsible neighbor.

March 23: Instrumentalists and vocalists from the Cleveland Institute of Music will perform.

March 30: Felix Kumah-Abiwu, assistant professor of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University, will discuss his life and work. Born in the Volta region of Ghana, West Africa, Kumah-Abiwu earned a master’s degree and doctorate in International Affairs.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 3:52 PM, 02.28.2017