CH Senior Center News

This month, through a partnership between the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging and University Circle Interactive Cleveland, Senior Activity Center (SAC) members are invited to participate in cultural outings that will take them to the latest exhibits, concerts and museums in Cleveland.

Using video-conference technology, the SAC is able to bring educators from around the world to the center.

On Thursday, May 9, at 11 a.m., seniors can participate in a video-conference with Joel Cohn, live from Israel. Cohn’s talk, “The Start-Up Nation,” will consider the technology boom in Israel, with a focus on the Jewish people and their connection to the land. Afterward, following an optional box lunch from The Stone Oven at the SAC, participants will travel on the SAC van to the Maltz Museum for a docent-led tour of the current exhibit, Israel Then and Now. This world-premiere exhibition takes a look back and imagines what’s ahead for the country, via milestone moments, historic images, interactive media and film. Participants are urged to register early for what promises to be a fascinating day. The cost is $35 for the video lecture, lunch and trip; $25 for the lecture and trip only.

On Friday, May 24, at 11 a.m., participants will travel to Severance Hall on the SAC van to hear the Cleveland Orchestra perform Greig’s “Peer Gynt.” Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. The $30 fee includes a seat at the concert, transportation, a pre-concert talk and continental breakfast.

Call 216-691-7379 for additional information about these and other programs, and to register.

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 5, Posted 12:40 PM, 05.01.2019