CH Senior Center News
This spring, performing artists Jan Bruml and Drinda Kiner return to the Senior Activity Center (SAC) with a dramatic arts class, Page to Stage, that looks at character development. Class discussion will focus on how an actor creates a role, how to bring a character from a script to the stage, how to make a character believable, and more. There will be play reading and monologues, with no need for memorization.
This class is free and held on Wednesdays, beginning April 18, 1:30–3 p.m. Advance registration is required.
Women out Walking (WOW), a fitness initiative sponsored by the Cleveland Heights Parks and Recreation Department, returns for it’s third year this April. WOW is open to women of all ages, and this year hopes to encourage more seniors to participate. Walking has proven to be one of the best forms of exercise for seniors. Benefits include alleviation of arthritis symptoms, less anxiety and depression, and heart health. This free 12-week program provides participants the opportunity and structure to make regular walking a part of their lives. They’ll take part in scheduled walks and activities (yoga, tai chi, self-defense and more), meet new people, and explore city parks while having fun and increasing their fitness, one step at a time.
The WOW kick-off event is Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. There will be T-shirts and swag bags, speakers, group exercise and a celebration walk, so bring your walking shoes. Registration is required and limited to 150, so sign up today.
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, and available online at www.clevelandheights.com.
SAC membership is $5 for Cleveland Heights residents. 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.