CH Senior Center News

The Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC), located in the CH Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a variety of programming for those 60 and older. A complete schedule of programs is published in the community center’s newsletter, and available online at

Here are some new and noteworthy SAC programs taking place in June:

On Tuesday, June 5, at 11 a.m., local historian Dennis Sutcliffe will present another story in his series about “Lost Cleveland.” In autumn 1945, movie star Jane Russell is embroiled in a Hollywood scandal over the Howard Hughes movie “Outlaw.” Russell has taken up residence in Cleveland to be with her husband, Bob Waterfield, who is leading the Cleveland Rams to the NFL Championship game. Sutcliffe will share this tale from a significant period of Cleveland history that is all but forgotten.

Traditional Indian cuisine contains ingredients (i.e., cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, nuts) that are said to benefit the health of those living with Parkinson’s disease. With that in mind, our local Parkinson’s support group contacted Raj Singh, the owner of Café Tandoor, to plan a fundraiser to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation. When you dine at the restaurant on Thursday, June 14, 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation. SAC is planning a luncheon outing to Café Tandoor. Registration is required as seating is limited. The only cost is the cost of your order. What a great way to dine out while supporting a worthy cause!

Our series of Saturday art workshops continues on June 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a session exploring watercolor crystals and stencils. This method can be used to create cards or artwork, producing bright and spontaneous results. Have fun experimenting with this unique medium. No drawing skills are necessary.   You can bring your own design or use one of ours. An optional workshop prep session, taking place on Friday, June 15, at 1 p.m., is included in the workshop price of $10. An optional box lunch from Stone Oven is available for $9; it must be pre-ordered and paid for in advance. The registration deadline is June 13.

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 e-mail at

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 9:38 AM, 06.04.2018