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Senior Services

Shaker Heights takes pride in providing services to its adults 50+.

Homeowners ages 50+ may be eligible for certain financial assistance programs or other City services provided for safety or recreation. To register for classes not shown on this page, register using the website or directly with the instructor.

AARP Shaker Chapter Anyone is welcome. No charge.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, Fridays, 1:30pm
Call 216-491-1360 for more information.

Transportation Services for Adults 60+  Transportation is provided by Senior Transportation Connection to seniors throughout the eastside Cleveland suburbs. Driving destinations included medical appointments such as doctor's visits, physical therapy or dialysis; group shopping trips on Thursdays and Fridays; and all trips to the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building. There is a suggested donation of $1/one-way trip and $2/round-trip. Transportation to other destinations is also available at a cost of $5/one-way and $10/round-trip. Seniors must meet minimum age requirements to qualify and complete a registration form. For more information, call 216-491-1351 or visit Senior Transportation Connection.

Life Safety Alert System Personal emergency response system for Shaker residents who are elderly, handicapped or medically at risk linked directly to the Fire Department. The system continuously monitors for fire or medical emergencies in the home. Recommended for those who live alone. The City installs ($20 fee) and maintains the system, which subscribers may lease for $15 a month, payable quarterly ($45). Units are assigned based on priorities relating to the resident’s need. A limited number of units is available at no cost to individuals whose incomes qualify under a Community Development Block Grant.

Meals on Wheels  Available for those who cannot shop or cook for themselves. There is no age requirement. The service is provided for residents of Shaker Heights, University Heights, Beachwood and surrounding areas. A hot lunch and light supper are delivered by volunteers on weekdays between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. Special diets are available. This is not a federally subsidized program. For more information, call 216-991-6376.

Podiatry Care for Seniors Basic foot care services provided on a first-come basis.
Laurence Spivack, DPM

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 2nd Thursday of each month, 9am
Fee: $15


SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Brown Bag Bingo Join staff members of Shaker Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for a rousing round of bingo with prizes. Bring a packed lunch; coffee and dessert will be provided. For more information, please call 216-491-1360.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building
1st Wednesday of every month, 12:30-1:30 (no meeting in January)
No charge

Open Bridge Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a timeless game. Sessions are ongoing and meet weekly. Reservations not required.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-4pm
Classes are ongoing. Fee: $1 (donation)

Coffee, Cookies & Conversation All are welcome to attend this bi-monthly session featuring informative speakers and occasional entertainment. Coffee, tea and a sweet treat are served. For more information, call Andrea McNeil at 216-491-1351.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building
2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 10-11am
No charge


FITNESS PROGRAMS

Arthritis Exercise In cooperation with Judson Wellness Center
Ongoing recreational exercise program taught by Arthritis Foundation certified instructors. Includes range-of-motion, strength, endurance, weight bearing, relaxation, pratical tips and activities to promote self-care. Hand weights, bands and participant manual included.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:15am-noon
Ongoing. Fee: $2/class

Aquatic Exercise (Adult 50+) Arthritis Foundation in cooperation with Judson Wellness Center
Classes emphasize the development of an enhanced range-of-motion plus endurance exercises for a healthy heart. Class members also have access to the warm water therapy pool during Open Swim, use of the strength training equipment, hot tub, plus numerous floor exercise classes. Towels are provided for your convenience. Classes are offered throughout the year. For more information or to register, call 216-791-2393 to register.

Judson Park, 2181 Ambleside Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106. Monday thru Friday 11-11:45am. Ongoing. Please call 216-791-2393.

Fun with Fitness
SilverSneakers
® and CURVES Fitness Program
SilverSneakers® is the nation's leading exercise program exclusively designed for older adults and available at no additional cost to eligible members of Anthem's Medicare Preferred, Medicare Senior Advantage plans, and Humana plans as well as other select programs. SilverSneakers® members may use Curve's facilities free of charge. Classes taught by certified SilverSneakers® fitness instructors. (This program is not affiliated with Judson Wellness Center). For more information, call 216-491-1360.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, Tuesday/Thursday, 9-9:45 am
Ongoing. No charge for plan members.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Share your time and talents with some of our older residentsl. Needs include transportation to and from weekday programs and assistance with program planning throughout the year, including the Annual Senior Holiday Dinner. To learn more, contact Andrea McNeil at 216-491-1351.

Tax aide volunteers are needed for the AARP free tax assistance program at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building during the February to April tax return preparation season. Positions requiring volunteers include receptionists and tax assistance counselors. Counselors become certified by successfully completing an IRS designed tax course and exam given at a number of local sites during January. If you are interested, call 216-491-1360.

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Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building
3450 Lee Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
216-491-1360

 

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