CH Senior Center News
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. On Nov. 9, 1:30–3:30 p.m., the Center 4 Brain Health will offer free memory screenings, by appointment, at the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC).
Memory screenings are not used to diagnose memory impairments, but are an initial step toward finding out if further medical testing might be beneficial. Memory screenings are also appropriate for individuals who want a baseline measure to which they will be able to compare future memory performance.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may want to consider calling 216-691-7377 to schedule a screening appointment:
- Am I becoming more forgetful?
- Do I have trouble concentrating?
- Do I have difficulty performing familiar tasks?
- Do I have trouble recalling words or names in conversation?
- Do I forget where I am or where I am going?
- Am I misplacing things more often?
- Have family members or friends told me that I am repeating questions or comments? Are they noticing changes in my mood, behavior or desire to do things?
Exercise, socialization and learning new activities have all been found to aid memory and benefit brain health. SAC offers many brain-stimulating activities.
SAC, located in the Cleveland Heights Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a variety of programming for those 60 and older, and 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 www.clevelandheights.com.
SAC membership is $5 for Cleveland Heights residents 60 and older. To sign up, bring a recent piece of mail (such as a bill) and a photo ID.
University Heights residents who would like to join SAC must first register with Patrick Grogan-Myers, University Heights community development coordinator, at 216-932-7800, ext. 203, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership is $10 for University Heights seniors.
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 email@example.com.