CH Senior Center News

In March, University Circle’s Life-Long Learning Consortium is coming to the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC), with two related programs about biomimicry.

On Tuesday, March 19, at 11 a.m., participants will learn about the science of biomimicry with Doug Paige, Cleveland Institute of Art professor. Then, on Tuesday, March 26, at 11 a.m., they’ll have the opportunity to visit The Machine Inside: Biomechanics exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Embraced by visionaries, including da Vinci and the Wright brothers, biomimicry 
(from “bios” meaning life, and “mimesis” meaning to imitate) is a discipline that studies nature’s best ideas, then imitates those designs and processes to solve human problems.

In the exhibition, developed by The Field Museum in Chicago, in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, visitors will meet the scientists who investigate various plants and animals, experiment with new adaptations and applications, and learn about the future of biomechanics and biomimicry—fields that are re-energizing the imaginations of architects, engineers, and designers alike. Highly interactive and specimen-rich, the exhibition brings biomechanics to life, and explores the exciting promise it holds for the future.

Advance registration is required, and the cost of $30 includes both the lecture at the SAC and the trip to the museum.

The Cleveland Heights 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, 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 e-mail at

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Volume 12, Issue 3, Posted 9:53 AM, 03.02.2019