From Our Director - Community Partnership on Aging

March 2015
Improving lives through programs and services that support independence, community involvement and well-being
How To Contact Us
Serving South Euclid, Lyndhurst,
Highland Heights, Mayfield Heights
and Mayfield Village. We can be
reached at the following numbers:
Main Office / South Euclid (9:00-5:00)
Lyndhurst & Trip Office (10:00-3:00)
440-473-5138 (M, T, W only)
Mayfield Hts. Outreach (9:00-5:00)
Lunch & Programming (9:00-3:00)
Upcoming Meetings:
Commissions on Aging
Community Partnership on Aging
Friday, May 1, 1:00 PM
South Euclid Community Center
Mayfield Heights
Tuesday, March 3, 5:00 PM
Mayfield Heights City Hall
Highland Heights
Monday, March 16, 9:00 AM
Highland Heights City Hall
Mayfield Village
Thursday, March 26, 11:00 AM
Senior Services Office
South Euclid
Monday, April 27, 1:30 PM
South Euclid Community Center
Lyndhurst - No meeting scheduled
Funding is provided by the cities of South
Euclid, Lyndhurst, Highland Heights, Mayfield
Heights and Mayfield Village; a grant from the
Ohio Department on Aging through the Western
Reserve Area Agency on Aging; Cuyahoga
County through the Health & Human Services
Levy; program donations; and contributions of
time and dollars. All programs and services are
provided without regard to race, ethnicity,
marital status, religion, gender, disability, age,
political belief, sexual orientation or veteran
status. Services and programs funded by Title
III or by the Cuyahoga County Health and
Human Services levy will not be denied based
on an individual’s inability to pay or donate.
From Our Director
AARP Tax Aide appointments will be open to non-residents, 60 years of
age and older, beginning Monday, March 2. Residents may continue to call
for appointments, which are filling quickly. Don’t wait to schedule yours!
Believe it or not, Summer Repair Projects will be starting soon. See page
2 of the newsletter if you would like information or would like to request an
Our new Event Coordinator, Elyse, has been working hard to plan social
events and trips to keep you busy! Be sure to stop in the office to pick up
the latest materials. We are currenlty taking reservations for multiple trips.
The Ohio Benefits Bank is a screening tool that allows someone to learn
what programs they might be eligible for (like HEAP or SNAP) and initiate an
application to many of those programs. If you are struggling to meet your
expenses, please call our South Euclid or Mayfield Heights office to
schedule an appointment to have a screening.
Save the Date! The South Euclid Commission on Aging will hold its 13th
annual card party and bake sale on Monday, May 4 from 11:303:30. Tickets ($8) include lunch and an afternoon of fun. Proceeds benefit
older residents of South Euclid. Contact Jim at 216-291-4358 for information
or to purchase tickets.
The Mayfield Heights Commission on Aging will hold their first 2015 dance
on Saturday, April 25 from 6:30-9:30 at the Ross C. DeJohn Community
Center. Couples and singles are welcome. Tickets are $5 at the door;
entertainment by Frank Cardone!
The Safe at Home Program is available to residents of all five
communities. Priority is given to those who cannot afford to pay for
equipment themselves. The program offers grab bars, hand rails,
transitions strips and other safety equipment, as well as durable
medical equipment, to increase safety in the home. To inquire about having
a free assessment of your home or to complete an application for the Safe at
Home Program, please contact our South Euclid or Mayfield Heights office.
Stacey O’Brien, MSSA, LISW-S
[email protected]
Served drop-in style from 12:15-1:00. $2.00 first item/$1.00 second item
▪ Thursday, March 5: Baked Potato Soup / Side Salad
▪ Thursday, March 12: Half Grilled Cheese / Italian Wedding Soup
▪ Thursday, March 19: Minestrone / Fruit Salad
▪ Wednesday, March 25: Chicken Noodle / Chef’s Choice Salad
▪ Tuesday, March 31: Vegetable Soup / Half Turkey Sandwich
Volunteer News - call 216-291-3902 for all inquiries
Volunteer Help for Older Adults (60+)
Important Notice:
A limited number of older residents may have the
opportunity for complex painting and repair jobs
(interior or exterior) or extensive landscaping
during the summer months. These projects,
conducted by volunteers, will be chosen according
to priority and financial need. Outreach/Social
Workers will first meet with individuals requesting
the assistance.
South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Highland Heights,
Mayfield Heights, and Mayfield Village
Ongoing Volunteer Services in 2015:
Computer tutoring in your home (one or two
sessions for beginners and intermediates)
Occasional errand-running (light groceries or
Simple home repairs
(not including plumbing or electrical work)
Friendly visits (twice a month)
Organizational tasks (paperwork or sorting)
Please contact Corinne Dunn, Volunteer
Coordinator, at 216-291-3902 for more information
about submitting a request which will be due by
Wednesday, April 15.
For information about any of these services,
please call 216-291-3902.
Meet the CPA Volunteer Diversity Committee!
Volunteers Brave the Winter Weather!
The Volunteer Diversity Committee, comprised of CPA
volunteers from our communities, is just beginning its
third year! Representatives from this committee staffed
an informational table at four lunch sites in February. If
you are interested in becoming part of this committee,
or would like to attend a diversity workshop, please call
Corinne Dunn.
Many thanks to our committee
participants Jeannie
DeFrancesco, Doris Evans, Alvira Green, Art Kraus,
Beverly Peterson, Phyllis Raphael, Stuart Schulhof,
and Kazem Soufi for their continued support of this
important issue.
Many thanks to the following individuals who have
assisted residents with light snow shoveling and
trash can removal throughout the winter. Your help
is so appreciated!!
Community Volunteers Needed!
Individuals, families, and groups are needed to
conduct our annual spring yard cleanups. This
service is offered to older adults in our five-city area.
You can choose your own date and time to
volunteer during the month of April or May. It’s a
great way to give service and have fun at the same
We also recognize the work of our monthly
newsletter deliverers. Neither rain, nor snow, nor
sleet will keep these volunteers from completing
their thirty-five routes!
For information about how you can help, please call
216-291-3902, ext. 213.
Quote of the Month
You don’t need endless time and perfect
conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for
twenty minutes and watch your heart start
— Barbara Sher
From The Heart of a Volunteer
Save the Date!
The annual volunteer luncheon for
individuals who volunteered a minimum of
ten hours in 2014 will take place on
Thursday, May 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn
in Mayfield Village. Invitations will be sent
later this spring.
Community Partnership on Aging
The Biscoff Family
The Cotturo Family
Mary Ann Evans
The Fallon Family
Renee Haas
Diane Knerli
LCPC Youth Group
David Miller
Kathy Snyder
Kathleen Thomas
Joseph Tripepi
Beverly Wright
March 2015
Program Highlights - call 216-650-4029 for all inquiries
Fresh Goods To Go!
Eligible older adults age 60+ residing in
South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Highland
Heights, Mayfield Heights and Mayfield
Village may call for a reservation of a free
Tote of groceries each month!
Reservations for March 19 distribution MUST be
received by 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 11. Call
216-650-4029 or stop in to see CPA staff at any lunch
location to make a reservation or to find out if you are
eligible. Don’t forget to ask about lunch!
Lunch ‘N’ Movie in Mayfield Village Civic
Center / Reserve Hall Theatre
CPA Programs
Call 216-650-4029
Health Talk in Mayfield Heights” Dental Care Through
the Ages” on Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00. Health Talk
is followed by blood pressure and glucose checks at 10:30.
FREE Movie Matinee at
DeJohn Community Center at 1:00 PM
Wednesday, March 11: “The Hundred Mile
Journey” (Rated PG-13, 134 minutes). Lunch
entrée is Spinach, Tomato & Feta Quiche.
Reservations for lunch are required no later than
the Wednesday prior to the lunch by calling 216650-4029. Movie subject to change based on
availability. Lunch fee: $5.00 per person; doors
open at 11:45 AM/lunch at 12:15/movie at 1:00.
Wednesday, March 4: “Ziegfeld Follies”
(Approved for all; 110 min.)
Tues., March 24: “Transcendence”
(Rated PG-13; 119 min)
Hot Topic on Wednesday, March 18 at 12:30 at Ross C.
DeJohn Community Center. What happens when sons and
daughters need to care for their parents? A discussion of
the changes in the aging family's roles and relationships.
“Lost Cleveland” Program with Instructor Dennis
New Sessions of A Matter of Balance - for anyone who Sutcliffe: “They Came From Cleveland” will take
place at 12:30 on Tuesday, March 31 at Lyndhurst
has fallen or who wants to prevent falls!
▪ Spring Session 2 in South Euclid begins Thursday, April Community Center. This highly interactive program will
test your knowledge of Cleveland’s hometown heroes,
2. Class will be held for 8 wks. from 12:30-2:30
▪ Spring Session 3 will be held in Mayfield Village at and it’s not as easy as it seems! FEE: $10 per person
Mayfield Village Fire Department beginning Tuesday, with a minimum per class is 10 registered and paid
participants. Tell your friends; the more we have for
April 21. Class will be held from 10:00-12:00
each class, the more the fee drops. REGISTRATION
Open now in Lyndhurst Community Center!
REQUIRED. Call for details and registration deadlines.
Resume-Building/Job Search Help:
Tuesdays from
10:00-11:00; iPad or iPhone Help Group, Tuesdays from Self Awareness and Personal Safety for Older Adults
11:00-12:00 (see calendar for dates). RSVP appreciated; Instructors from North Coast Defense Academy and
the local police departments give tips on staying
please bring your phone or tablet, too!
(Continued in next column) safe in your home and in the community!
▪ Thursday, April 2 from 10AM - 12PM in Mayfield
Health Notes
Village Civic Center, OR
▪ Tuesday, April 14 from 12:30-2:30 in Lyndhurst
Blood pressure screenings for March:
Community Center.
Tuesday, March 3, 11:30 - 12:30
20 per class; registration required. Class is free.
Mayfield Hts: Wednesday, March 4, 10:30 - 11:30
South Euclid: Wednesday, March 11, 11:45 - 12:45
Highland Hts: Friday, March 27, 11:30 - 12:30
All blood pressure screenings are first come, first served and
are FREE. Mayfield Village Blood Pressure checks
offered the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Mayfield
Village Community Room. Call 440-919-2332 for details.
You can also make an appointment with one of
our podiatrists for $20 (in some cases the doctor can
bill Medicare. Please discuss that with the doctor.)
Highland Hts: Friday, March 13, 9:00 - 11:00
South Euclid: Thursday, March 26, 9:30 - 11:30
Monday, March 23, 9:30 - 11:30
Please call 216-650-4029 for foot clinic appointments.
Reservations must be made no later than 3:00 PM on
Wednesday, March 18
Menu entrée is Chicken Paprikash with
entertainment by the Lenny Russo Duo.
Café Lunch is $3.00 per person
Outreach Connection
Mayfield Village: Please call 440-919-2332 for Mayfield
Village foot clinics dates and info.
Community Partnership on Aging
Café Lunch
Thursday, March 26
South Euclid Community Center
Have a question for a CPA Social Worker? Call
216-291-3902 to reach an outreach worker in South
Euclid, Lyndhurst or Highland Heights, or 440-4422628 for Mayfield Heights or Mayfield Village.
March 2015
March Program Calendar - call 216-650-4029 for all lunch
10:45 Qi Gong for
Balance - fee (LCC)
11:00 Library Cart (LCC)
11:45 Turkey Chili Con Carne LCC)
12:30 Bridge (LCC)
10:45 Qi Gong for
Balance - fee (LCC)
11:00 Library Cart (LCC)
11:45 Breaded Pork Patty (LCC)
12:30 Bridge (LCC)
10:45 Qi Gong for
Balance - fee (LCC)
11:00 Library Cart (LCC)
11:45 Swedish Meatballs LCC)
12:30 Bridge (LCC)
9:30 Foot Clinic $20 (LCC)
10:45 Qi Gong for
Balance - fee (LCC)
11:00 Library Cart (LCC)
11:45 Breaded Chicken Breast
Pattie (LCC)
12:30 Bridge (LCC)
10:00 Resume Help/
Job Search Help (LCC)
10:30 Arthritis Exercise $2 (LCC)
11:00 iPad/iPhone Help (LCC)
11:00 Library Cart (LCC)
11:30 Blood Pressure Checks (LCC)
11:45 Hamburger (LCC)
12:15 Pinochle (LCC)
12:30 Scrabble (LCC)
10:00 NO Resume Help/
Job Search Help (LCC)
10:30 Arthritis Exercise $2 (LCC)
11:00 NO iPad/iPhone Help (LCC)
11:00 Library Cart (LCC)
11:45 BBQ Chicken Breast (LCC)
12:15 Pinochle (LCC)
12:30 Scrabble (LCC)
Health Talk (MH)
Blood Pressure/Glucose
Senior Exercise $2 (SE)
Library Cart (SE)
Cheese Ravioli (SE) (M
Pinochle (MH)
Bridge (SE)
“Ziegfeld Follies” (MH)
Busy Hands Knitters (SE
9:00 Advanced
Card-Making $2 (MH)
10:30 Senior Exercise $2 (SE)
11:00 Library Cart (SE)
11:45 Blood Pressure Checks
11:45 Spaghetti &
Meatballs (SE) (MH)
12:15 Lunch ‘N’ Movie $5 (MV
12:15 Pinochle (MH)
12:30 Bridge (SE)
1:00 Busy Hands Knitters (SE
16 10:00 Resume
Job Search Help (LCC)
Senior Exercise $2 (SE)
17 10:30
11:00 Visionary Group (SE)
9:00 Card-Making $2 (MH)
24 10:30
Senior Exercise $2 (SE)
Arthritis Exercise $2 (LCC)
iPad/iPhone Help (LCC)
Library Cart (LCC)
Salisbury Steak (LCC)
Pinochle (LCC)
Scrabble (LCC)
10:00 Resume Help/
Job Search Help (LCC)
10:30 Arthritis Exercise $2 (LCC)
11:00 iPad/iPhone Help (LCC)
11:00 Library Cart (LCC)
11:45 Beef Meatloaf with
Ketchup Glaze (LCC)
12:15 Pinochle (LCC)
12:30 Scrabble (LCC)
1:00 Movie Matinee (MH)
30 10:00 Resume
Job Search Help (LCC)
10:45 Qi Gong for
Balance - fee (LCC)
11:00 Library Cart (LCC)
11:45 Sweet & Sour Meatballs (LCC)
12:30 Bridge (LCC)
Arthritis Exercise $2 (LCC)
iPad/iPhone Help (LCC)
Library Cart (LCC)
Breaded Pork Pattie (LCC)
Lite Bite $2/$1 (LCC)
Pinochle (LCC)
Scrabble (LCC)
“They Came From
Cleveland” - fee (LCC)
Library Cart (SE)
Stuffed Cabbage (SE) (M
Pinochle (MH)
Hot Topic (MH)
Bridge (SE)
Busy Hands Knitters (SE
11:00 Library Cart (SE)
11:45 Roasted Turkey
Breast (SE) (MH)
12:15 Pinochle (MH)
12:30 Bridge (SE)
12:30 Book Club: The Cutting S
by Attica Locke
1:00 Busy Hands Knitters (SE
codes and
▪ Lyn
▪ Sou
▪ Hig
▪ Ros
▪ May
▪ Uni
9:30 Intermediate
Line Dancing - fee (MH)
9:30 Woodcarving (HH)
10:00 Nimble Needlers (MH)
10:30 A Matter of Balance (MH)
10:30 Arthritis Exercise - $2 (HH)
11:45 Breaded Fish (HH)
12:00 Gentle Yoga - fee (MH)
12:30 Wii Bowling League - fee (HH)
12:30 Bridge and Cards (HH)
9:00 Foot Clinic $20 (HH)
9:30 Intermediate
Line Dancing - fee (MH)
9:30 Woodcarving (HH)
10:00 Nimble Needlers (MH)
10:00 A Matter of Balance (MH)
10:30 Arthritis Exercise - $2 (HH)
11:45 Breaded Fish (HH)
12:00 Gentle Yoga - fee (MH)
12:30 Wii Bowling League - fee (HH)
12:30 Bridge and Cards (HH)
Senior Exercise $2 (SE)
18 10:30
11:00 Library Cart (SE)
9:30 Intermediate
Line Dancing - fee (MH)
9:30 Woodcarving (HH)
10:00 Nimble Needlers (MH)
10:00 A Matter of Balance (MH)
10:30 Arthritis Exercise - $2 (HH)
11:45 Stuffed Shells (HH)
12:00 Gentle Yoga - fee (MH)
12:30 Wii Bowling League - fee (HH)
12:30 Bridge and Cards (HH)
e (MH)
Senior Exercise $2 (SE)
Library Cart (SE)
Laughter Club (SE)
Lemon Chicken (SE)
Lite Bite $2/$1 (SE)
“King of the
Moondoggers” - fee (SE)
1:00 Games (SE)
1:00 Creative Paper Recycling (US)
Senior Exercise $2 (SE)
Library Cart (SE)
Laughter Club (SE)
Swiss Steak (SE)
Lite Bite $2/$1 (SE)
Games (SE)
Creative Paper Recycling (US)
Laughter Club (SE)
Breaded Turkey Fritter (SE)
Fresh Goods to Go (SE)
Lite Bite $2/$1 (SE)
Games (SE)
Creative Paper Recycling (US)
9:30 Foot Clinic $20 (SE)
26 10:30
25 10:30
Senior Exercise $2 (SE)
Library Cart (SE)
Laughter Club (SE)
Café Lunch $3 (SE)
Games (SE)
Creative Paper Recycling (US)
Woodcarving (HH)
Arthritis Exercise - $2 (HH)
Blood Pressure Checks (HH)
Tuna Salad (HH)
Wii Bowling League - fee (HH)
Bridge and Cards (HH)
No CPA programs in
Mayfield Heights today
ndhurst Community Center (LCC): 1341 Parkview Dr.
uth Euclid Community Center (SE): 1370 Victory Dr.
ghland Heights Community Center (HH): 5827 Highland Rd.
ss C. DeJohn Community Center (MH): 6306 Marsol Rd.
yfield Village Civic Center and Theatre (MV): 6622 Wilson Mills Rd.
iversity Suburban Health Center (US): 1611 South Green Rd.
A hot lunch or cold box lunch is available to any person age 60+ for a voluntary contribution of $1.50. Reservations are necessary and should be made by calling or
leaving a message at 216-650-4029 no later than Wednesday at 3:00 PM for M-F the following week. You can also make a reservation in person at any of our lunch
sites in Lyndhurst, South Euclid, Highland Heights or Mayfield Heights Lunches are served at 11:45 AM. Alternative dessert and buttermilk available by request, as
is a cold sandwich lunch. A copy of the full menu is available at or at any lunch site. Hours of operation at lunch sites: 9:00
AM - 3:00 PM.
Residents of any city can also enjoy our monthly Café Lunch in South Euclid, Lyndhurst or Highland Heights ($3) or Lunch ‘N’ Movie in Mayfield Village ($5).
Reservations/cancellations are also required the week before any lunch by calling 216-650-4029.
Information about CPA Lunches - call 216-650-4029 for all reservations, inquiries and fees.
h and program reservations, inquiries and fees
CPA Trips - call 440-473-5138 for all reservations
CPA trip cell phone (for passenger emergencies during scheduled trips or last-minute changes):
216-548-8020. Please note that all prices are subject to change. Our tours are planned for physically active
adults 55 and over. Trip reservations required unless otherwise noted and are taken during office hours until
trips are filled.
MARCH TRIP OFFICE HOURS: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10:00-3:00
Join us for lunch (on your own) and socializing at
Arrabiata’s in Mayfield Heights. Make new friends, have
a lot of laughs, and catch up with CPA! We will be
ordering from a prix fixe menu, and the price of lunch
includes coffee, tea, or soda. Gratuity is not included.
Reservations are required through the Trip Office.
$13.00 + Gratuity
(paid at the restaurant)
11:30 AM
1 (Mild Activity)
Set your sights on Wine
Country as we travel to some of
the finest wineries along The
Lake Erie Wine Trail, in
Western Lake Erie Basin. All
the wineries we will visit enjoy
constant misty breezes off Lake Erie, allowing them
to grow a tremendous variety of wine. We will visit
Firelands Winery, Quarry Hill Winery, and the
Papermoon Winery for tastings, and we will be having
lunch in addition to a tasting at Mon Ami Winery. We
will also be stopping at a Farmer’s Market during our
8:30 AM from the Rae Road lot
6:30 PM
2 (Moderate Activity)
Save the date for these upcoming trips…more
information available by contacting the trip
Malabar Farms
& Richland
Spirit of Clay
Craft Social
Good Time I
Daytime Island
Blossom British
8:00 - 4:15
1:00 PM
On own
Trips and Programs with
Mayfield Village Senior Services
Please call Donna at 440-919-2332 for all
questions and to register
Tour the State House in Columbus and Be a
“Senior Legislator for a Day”
with State Representative Marlene Anielski.
Friday, May 8
Fee: $39. Deadline to register: March 27.
Phipps Conservatory/Gardens
Wednesday, June 17
Fee: $74.
Deadline to Register: May 13.
New sessions of
Knitting & Crocheting, Watercolor, and Tai Chi
classes will begin soon. Contact Mayfield
Village Senior Services for fees and other details.
GROUP SHOPPING TRIPS with STC (FOR ALL RESERVATIONS CALL 1-800-983-4782) (Trips subject to change)
SE – Tues., Mar. 3, 17 & 31 to Giant Eagle ▪ Wed., Mar. 4 & 18 to Heinen’s ▪ Thurs., Mar. 5 & 19 to Marc’s
LYND & HH – Tues., Mar. 10 & 24 to Giant Eagle ▪ Wednesdays, Mar. 11 & 25 to Dave’s ▪
Thursdays, Mar. 12 & 26 to Marc’s
MH & MV – Tuesdays, Mar. 3, 17 & 31 to Giant Eagle & Wal-Mart ▪ Fridays, Mar. 13 & 27 to Heinen’s
& Marc’s
FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS and other personal trips, call 1-800-983-4782 MONDAY through FRIDAY.
Cancellations are REQUIRED no later than 7:00 AM on the day of your scheduled ride.