CH Senior Center News

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m., at the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC), Dennis Sutcliffe and Lost Cleveland Memories will present “Meet Me at Gate A – Cleveland Municipal stadium in the 1930s.” This free program will explore the vision for a city-owned venue that would draw thousands of people downtown for myriad events, including boxing, college and high school football, track and soccer, operas, and community celebrations with baseball as the lynchpin. It was expected that the stadium would bolster the local economy, increase tax revenues, and elevate Cleveland’s national status. But there was a problem—the Cleveland Indians didn’t want to play there!

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m., SAC’s partnership with University Circle’s distance-learning program continues with a lecture on “Healing Plants” from the Royal Botanical Gardens. After an exploration of plants used in traditional healing that also provide inspiration for botanicals, the program will also consider their sustainability and impact on biodiversity.

The second part of the “Healing Plants” program will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, when participants will travel to Holden Arboretum for a special tram tour of Holden’s forest and gardens. The tour will point out highlights of the season throughout the grounds, and there will be ample time for personal wandering or explorations of the Murch Canopy Walk or the Emergent Tower. Those who don’t want to explore will be treated to a talk about Holden’s  rare book collection.

Advance registration and payment for the “Healing Plants” program is required, as trip seating is limited. The fee is $20 for the Sept. 17 lecture and Sept. 24 trip; $5 for the lecture only.

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

Read More on Seniors
Volume 12, Issue 9, Posted 2:11 PM, 09.02.2019