UH Senior Happenings
Senior Happenings, sponsored by the city of University Heights, are open to all senior citizens. Events take place on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the University Heights Library. To receive the monthly schedule by e-mail, call 216-932-7800, ext. 205, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 1: Terry Allan, health commissioner with the Cuyahoga Board of Health, will provide an overview of community and family services, environmental health and safety. He'll cover three pressing issues: healthy eating and active living, the opiate epidemic, and infant mortality rates.
March 8: Romanita Vargas, executive director of the Spanish American Committee, will discuss its work in mobilizing help for the people of Puerto Rico who, displaced from their homes by Hurricane Maria, traveled to Northeast Ohio for either a temporary or permanent stay. The committee so far has helped nearly 600 people by providing for their basic needs, including winter clothing, food, medical care, jobs, education, and housing.
March 15: Jeffrey Patterson, chief executive officer of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, will share a powerpoint presentation identifying the authority's core values and guiding principles: commitment, accountability, respect, excellence and safety.
March 22: Rachel Kribbs, director of the Cleveland Institute of Music's community programming, will introduce a group of instrumentalists and vocalists from the school.
March 29: Lou Tansky, proprietor of Uncle Ben’s Pawn Shop, on St. Clair Avenue at East 26th Street, will reminisce about the business that he started with his father more than 50 years ago. A history buff, Tansky grew to like all the people who have ventured into his shop, which is stuffed with a variety of eclectic items—jewelry, musical instruments, art work—even a squirrel monkey which his father traded for a guitar. He philosophizes that pawn is about relationships, so he treats his customers with courtesy and respect.