Forest Hill aims to give new residents a warm welcome
A modern version of a “welcome wagon” is being put in place to greet new residents of the Forest Hill neighborhood.
Marlene Perez, the new vice president of Forest Hill Home Owners (FHHO), is developing a new welcoming package of information, including a map of the area, homemade cookies and jellies, and courtesies from local businesses and organizations.
A welcoming team plans to visit new residents three times, to ensure that they are comfortable in their new neighborhood and have found any resources they may need.
While it is becoming ever more difficult to find people at home or reach them by phone, Perez, who moved to Forest Hill in 2002, is confident that the welcome team will be successful in reaching new residents.
New senior residents will also receive the “Aging Well at Home” booklet, put together by Forest Hill residents Judy Charlick and Sue Kenney.
Forest Hill is the development of 966 homes, north of Mayfield Road, from Lee to Taylor roads, on what was formerly the summer estate of John D. Rockefeller and his family. Two thirds of the development is in Cleveland Heights, with approximately one third in East Cleveland. Typically, 50 new residents move into Forest Hill each year.
Jan Milic is a 42-year Forest Hill resident, and past president of FHHO.