CH Senior Center News

May is Older Americans Month, a time for older adults to join together with others in the community to learn, socialize and celebrate. Each year, the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC) celebrates this designation on the last Thursday in May with an Older Americans Month Forum.

The forum will take place on Thursday, May 31, 1–3 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.

This years’ topic is Senior Safety, and the event will feature presentations by Annette Mecklenburg, Cleveland Heights police chief, and Janet Montoya, MetroHealth’s community health and fall prevention specialist. The program will begin with a reading by the Cleveland Heights poet laureate, and will conclude with light refreshments.

The forum is arranged by the Cleveland Heights Commission on Aging—an advisory group comprising senior residents whose mission is to advise city council on matters of importance to seniors.

Past forum topics have included Arts in the Heights, Women who Lead and Inspire, and Housing Matters.

Other special events planned for May include a presentation by Eric Kish on the Genius of Leonard Bernstein, on Wednesday, May 9, at 2 p.m.; a lunch and learn sponsored by Judson Retirement Community on Aging in Place, on Tuesday, May 15, at noon; a bus trip to Great Lakes Theater to see a production of “Beehive,” on Wednesday, May 16; and much more. If you have never visited SAC, plan to visit in May.

The senior center is closed on May 8 for voting. Please remember to vote!

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

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 Membership is $10 for University Heights seniors.

Amy Jenkins

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 email at

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 8:52 AM, 05.01.2018