CH Senior Center News

Attention, music lovers! The Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center’s (SAC) partnership with University Circle’s Distance Learning programs continues this month with an exploration of Chopin on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m., at the center.

Julia Russ, Cleveland Institute of Music faculty member, will present “Chopin in Paris”—a talk about the composer’s life and work, and the cultural life in Paris at the time. Russ is a recipient of the Steinway Top Teacher award and has concertized extensively as a soloist and collaborative pianist.

In the second part of the program, planned for Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m., participants will travel to Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium for a musical program, also titled “Chopin in Paris.” It’s part of the innovative Kulas series of Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel—a unique concert-plus-commentary in which Siegel explains the musical pieces before performing each piece in its entirety.

Advance registration and payment of $20, which includes both the lecture and the concert, is required, as seating is limited.

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.

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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 10, Posted 12:32 PM, 10.02.2019