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 just a few of the new and noteworthy programs SAC is offering in September:

Attend a Bead Weaving workshop on Wednesdays, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3, 1–3 p.m. Myriam Ribenboim will teach the introductory steps used to create a beautiful beaded rope. The workshop fee of $10 includes materials. Participants should bring magnifying glasses and, if they have one, a bright LED lamp. Class size is limited; participants must register in advance and be able to attend both sessions.

Participate in a free Pre-Pilates Chair Class on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m., taught by Valentin, a certified Pilates instructor. Learn the Pilates principles of centering, concentration, control, breath, flow and precision as you work through the activities of living. Increase range of motion, gain core strength, and pair visualization with movement. The major muscle groups of the chest, back, arms, legs and core will be addressed. Soft shoes and some standing is required.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m., join Cleveland historian Dennis R. Sutcliffe for his talk, Bomb City USA: The Danny Greene Era. He’ll describe how Danny Greene and John Nardi tried to muscle in on the Cleveland Mob’s operations. The result was a bloody mob war that left Cleveland with the moniker “Bomb City USA.”

Two expos are scheduled at the center in September. On Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Home Repair Resource Center will host BoomerFest. On Friday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., PNC will sponsor a Senior Health Fair. Fair attendees can get their flu shots (bring your insurance card) along with valuable information on health and aging.

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 9, Posted 1:29 PM, 09.01.2018