Trish James, Acting Director
9275 North Church Drive
Fax: (440) 888-1343
A Note from Olivia Wenzel
Hello Friends of the Parma Heights Senior Center!
I miss you all so much! It's been extremely hectic these past few days. In fact, I originally sent this email to the wrong email list. Thank you Karen for catching that this email did no go out! I appreciate your patience with me. :)
Below is this month's calendar of activities. Sign up for any of the activities listed below by filling out this online form. If you are not able to fill out the form, feel free to respond to this email firstname.lastname@example.org with what you'd like to sign up for or call me at 440-503-4964.
Bingo - Saturday, 9/26 and 10/3: 1-2 p.m.
Who doesn't love Bingo? With enough notice, we can send you Bingo cards before the upcoming games. If you do not have coins, beans, or other small items to cover up the spaces, we can also send you Bingo chips. Winners get prizes!
Game Night - Sunday 9/27: 7-8 pm
Join us for a fun night of games like Jeopardy, America Says, and Trivia. Be sure to bring a few sheets of paper and something to write with! Winners get prizes!
Craft - Thursday, 9/24: 2-3 pm (Taught by Trish and Mary from the Senior Center)
Join Trish and Mary in creating the festive pumpkin craft pictured below! Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Sewing Intro Workshop - Tuesday, 9/29: 3-4 pm (Led by Amy Petrella)
Learn the basics of hand sewing in this beginner-friendly workshop led by the fabulous Amy Petrella!
Book Club Intro Meeting - Thursday, 10/1:2-3 pm (Led by Karen Kelsie)
It's not too late to sign up for the book club! Karen Kelsie will lead us in reading and discussing a mystery novel. Join the meeting to learn more!
Next month, we will hold the first meeting of the Community Council, a group of passionate adults who will propose, organize, and partake in service activities. Potential initiatives include: helping young children learn how to read, making birthday cards for community members, and writing letters and making crafts for people who are sick. If you are interested in joining the council, please reach out!
Big & Mini
Big & Mini offers an opportunity to be matched with a student or young adult who shares your interests and is excited to chat with and learn from you! The conversations can be done over the phone or video chat. Jude, a Big from Texas, said this about her Mini, Naomi, "It is fun to have someone to share the things that are happening to me as we are cocooned in our nests at home. I have been out of the house only 3 or 4 times since this all began and visiting with Naomi really gets me "out" of my house." If you're interested in being matched with a Mini, please reach out, and I can help you get started!
If you are interested in starting, leading, or helping with a workshop or club, please reach out!
Coloring Contest - Due 9/30
Please color the picture below and return it to the Senior Center, or send a picture to me. Make sure you add your name and phone number. Winners get prizes!
Parma Heights Senior Center In The News!! - Click to see the story!
Parma Heights residents, 60 years of age and older, are invited to participate in the Senior Center
programs. The Center is located in the Educator apartment building located at 9275 North Church Drive. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Center is closed on government holidays and during the pandemic.
The City provides curb-to-curb transportation to Parma Heights senior, adult handicapped and disabled residents by appointment for shopping, medical appointments and more Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. . Please register in person at the Center and call at least two working days in advance to schedule transportation appointments. The suggested donation is $3 for transportation. A transportation schedule is available in our Senior newsletter found on our website under Publications.
Congregate Meal Program:
A Congregate Meal Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 12:00 noon at the Senior Center. Meal reservations are made on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, one-week in advance by phone or in person at the Center. The suggested donation is $2 for Congregate Meals. Guests are welcome for a $6.50 fee.
Meals on Wheels:
Home delivered meals are available to qualifying homebound senior residents. The suggested donation is $2 for homebound meals. Specialized diet meals are available from University Hospitals Parma Medical Center for $37.50 a week. Arrangements can be made for University Hospitals Parma Medical Center meals by calling the Senior Center.
Are You OK?
The Parma Heights Police Department offers a free program for the safety of our residents. Only seniors, shut-ins and disabled persons who reside in the City of Parma Heights are eligible to participate. The Are You OK? Telephone Reassurance System was started in 1998. The program is totally free and confidential. Click here for more details...
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for the latest news and events in Parma Heights. The services at the Parma Heights Senior Center are made possible in part or in full by Title III Older Americans Act Funds provided through Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, and Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services.