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There are two social workers on the Office on Aging staff. These qualified individuals are available to talk with you (via the phone or in person). They have information on assisted living facilities, nursing homes, life safety systems, Meals on Wheels, and activities, just to name a few. Call 216-691-7377, email Jaime White or email Linda Katz.
Health services include annual flu shots, blood pressure checks, health information and screenings to Cleveland Heights seniors age 60 and over. Health screenings and lectures held at the Senior Center, can include anything from bone density scans to fall prevention talks. Call 216-691-7377 or email Amy Jenkins for dates and times of these services.
The Office on Aging newsletter, News for Senior Adults, is distributed monthly. Senior Activity Center classes and Office on Aging programs are highlighted, as well as other important information pertaining to the senior community. See the latest copy (PDF).
The Office on Aging provides van transportation to senior residents who are not eligible for RTA's ADA paratransit service. Cleveland Heights seniors can be driven to medical appointments, shops, the Senior Activity Center, banks and other errands. Call 216-691-7377 or email Amy Jenkins for information on rides to the Center. For other transportation needs, call Tracy Barnes at 216-691-7194 or email Tracy Barnes.
Opened in 2002, the Senior Activity Center - housed in the Community Center at One Monticello Boulevard - offers a variety of classes, discussion groups, clubs and programming for seniors. Activities range from the Arts, Dance, Book Discussions, a variety of games, lecture and Wii Bowling. Wellness programs - including Yoga, Strength Training, Tai chi, and Pilates - are among the most popular classes. Bus trips are also planned and include entertainment, food, shopping and more. One of the Senior Center's most impressive and significant amenities is its state-of-the-art Computer Center, which provides hands-on classes for every level of computer use. Tutors are available to help. Van rides are available to and from the Senior Activity Center for senior residents not eligible for RTA's ADA paratransit service. Call 216-691-7377 for additional information or see the monthly newsletter, News for Senior Adults.
Meals on Wheels of Cleveland Heights, Inc. - in conjunction with the Office on Aging - provides meals to residents unable to cook for themselves, including a hot lunch and cold supper. Information on a variety of community resources is available through the Office on Aging's social workers - contact the Office on Aging at 216-691-7377 or email Amy Jenkins for information. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults to serve as Meals on Wheels drivers and packers. Call 216-691-7377 or 216-571-6659 or email Marlene Perez.
The Office on Aging, located at the Senior Activity Center (Monticello Boulevard and Mayfield Road) provides applications for Federal/County/State programs such as BMV Handicapped Parking cards and the HEAP Program. Living Will Declaration and Health Care Power of Attorney forms are also available. In addition, senior residents can set up a free, half-hour legal consultation with the Office on Aging's Elder Care Attorney. Contact the Office on Aging at 216-691-7377 or email Amy Jenkins for additional information. Finally, senior residents can also find out what benefits they are entitled to by logging onto Benefits Check Up; if computer assistance is needed, a volunteer at the Senior Activity Center can provide free and confidential help. Call 216-691-7377 to make an appointment.
Information on alternate housing arrangements - nursing homes, assisted living, group homes, home sharing and subsidized apartments - can be obtained through the Office on Aging. Call 216-691-7377 for information, or email Amy Jenkins.