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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, third Friday of every month, 1:30 pm
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.

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.

Social Programs

Brown Bag Bingo
Join staff members of the Recreation Department 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 pm (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, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 pm
Classes are ongoing. Fee: $1 (donation)

Coffee, Cookies & Conversation
All are welcome to attend this monthly session featuring informative speakers and occasional entertainment. Coffee, tea and a sweet treat are served. For more information, call Andrea Jewett at 216-491-1351.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building
First Wednesday of each month, 1-2 pm
No charge

Monday Movies
Pack a lunch and enjoy a classic or new release movie with friends. Coffee and dessert provided. Popcorn for sale. For more information contact Andrea Jewett at 216-491-1351. 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, Mondays, 12:30 pm
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, practical tips and activities to promote self-care. Hand weights, bands and participant manual included.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:15 am-noon
Ongoing. Fee: $3/class

Volunteer Opportunities

Share your time and talents with some of our older residents. 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 Jewettl at 216-491-1351.

Tax aide volunteers are needed for the AARP free tax assistance program at the Shaker Heights Public Library 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

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