From Our Director. November 2015

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1 November 2015 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) (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, November 6, 1:00 PM Highland Heights Community Center Mayfield Heights Tuesday, November 3, 5:00 PM Mayfield Heights City Hall Highland Heights Monday, November 16, 9:00 AM Highland Heights City Hall Mayfield Village Thursday, November 12, 11:00 AM Senior Services Office South Euclid Monday, January 25, 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 Hopefully it s still weeks away, but in preparation for the inevitable snow, I wanted to make you aware of our new Weather Closure Policy: Programs and the congregate meal will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. Participants are encouraged to make decisions on participation based on their own comfort with traveling when weather conditions are poor. If an instructor cancels due to the weather, every effort will be made to contact program participants. Medicare Open Enrollment takes place October 15- December 7. During this period, you can change your Medicare plan and/or your prescription drug plan. Plan details and your health conditions change year to year so an annual review is important so that you are prepared to get the care you need it when you need it. Our OSHIIP certified counselor and other outreach staff are standing by to help you understand what options are available to you! Call to schedule an appointment. Upcoming Events: CPA s 3 rd Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, Nov. 14, 11:00-1:30, South Euclid Community Center. Tickets available now! $10 per person and going fast! Highland Heights Annual Holiday Party Wednesday, Dec. 2, 12:00-2:30 PM, Highland Heights Community Center. $5 pp. Mayfield Heights Limited Show Choir will perform at 12:30. Reservations are required call Mary at x Holiday Dance sponsored by Mayfield Heights Commission on Aging Saturday, Dec. 5, 6:30-9:30 PM, Ross DeJohn Community Center, Tickets $5 at the door. Flu Shots will be offered at Highland Heights Community Center by Discount Drug Mart, on Monday, 11/9 from 10:00-1:00. No appointment necessary! Medicare beneficiaries are free; all others are $30. The CPA annual trip show will be back in January! Save the date Wednesday, January 20. Details to follow Stacey O Brien, MSSA, LISW-S Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program CPA is in need of new or gently-used and clean wheelchairs and shower chains for our DME Loan Program. If you or someone you know has equipment that you would be willing to donate, please give us a call in our Mayfield Heights office at

2 CPA Volunteer News - call for all inquiries Thank You, Volunteers Many thanks to the following volunteers who conducted major summer home repairs during the month of September: Ron Minor Greg Feast, Park Construction & Improvements Superior Carpet and Tile Care We also appreciate some members of a South Euclid knitting group, Busy Hands Knitters, who are donating hats, scarves, shawls, pot holders, and lap blankets to our older adults in need. Attention: Community Volunteers Needed Beginning in January, our Adopt an Older Adult program will take place. This referral-only service provides light snow shoveling and trash assistance during the winter months for individuals in need. It is a great way to serve older adults who do not have family or friends to help them. To volunteer, please call the Community Partnership on Aging at at Major Summer Repair Projects Helped Many Individuals! During the months of June, July, August, and September, 106 skilled volunteers from area businesses, hospitals, and churches conducted significant repairs at a total of eighteen homes in our five-city area. These volunteers completed more than 435 hours of service and team leaders were invited to a special breakfast in late-october. If you would like to fill out an application for future projects, check this newsletter for more information in March! Volunteer Help for Older Adults (60+) 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) Simple home repairs (not including plumbing or electrical work) Friendly visits (twice a month) Occasional errand-running (light groceries or prescriptions)* Organizational tasks (paperwork or sorting)* *Waiver forms are required. For more information about these services, please call Quote of the Month To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers [and sisters] on that bright loveliness in the unending light.... Archibald Macleish The Heart of a Volunteer Several volunteers from State Industrial Products provided their own cleaning solution and elbow grease to clean walls at a Mayfield Heights apartment. Thanks to Carol Brennan and Michele McIntosh for organizing the project! Community Partnership on Aging November 2015 ~ 2 ~

3 CPA Program Highlights - call 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 November 19 distribution MUST be received by 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 11. Call 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! Visit with SEL Schools Superintendent Linda N. Reid! Thursday, November 5 at 12:15 at South Euclid Community Center. RSVP to Creative Paper Recycling Handmade Paper Sales Days Just in time for the holidays! Wed., Nov. 4 and Dec. 2: MV Civic Center (at Lunch N Movie!), 6622 Wilson Mills Rd., 10:30-12:30 Sat., Nov. 7: Green Vendor Fair at Highland Heights Community Center, 5827 Highland Rd., 10:00-5:00 PM Sat., Nov. 14: at the Chili Cook-Off! 11:00-1:30 PM Hot topic returns! Join CPA staff for a discussion group on Wednesday, November 18 at South Euclid Community Center! Topic: Aging in Place (What is it? Why is it important?) RSVP appreciated: Health Notes Blood pressure screenings for November: Lyndhurst: No Blood Pressure Checks in Lyndhurst Mayfield Hts: Wednesday, November 4, 10:30-11:30 South Euclid: Wednesday, NOVEMBER 4, 11:00-12:00 Highland Hts: No BP s in Highland Hts in November All blood pressure screenings are first come, first served and are FREE. Mayfield Village Blood Pressure checks offered by MV Fire Dept on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Mayfield Village Community Room. Call for details. You can also make an appointment with one of our podiatrists for $20. (Please discuss options with the doctor.) Highland Hts: Friday, November 13, 9:00-11:00 South Euclid: Thursday, DECEMBER 3, 9:30-11:30 Lyndhurst: Tues., November 24, beginning at 9:30 Mayfield Hts: Wed., November 25, beginning at 9:30 Please call for foot clinic appointments. Mayfield Village: Call for MV foot clinics Lunch N Movie in Mayfield Village Civic Center / Reserve Hall Theatre Wednesday, NOVEMBER 4 (PLEASE NOTE DATE) What s Up, Doc? (Rated G, 1972) with lunch entrée Krab Cakes/Seafood Chowder Reservations for lunch are required no later than the Wednesday prior to the lunch by calling 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. Movie Monday in Mayfield Village! RSVP appreciated; call Monday, November 23: Running on Empty (1988). Stay for a discussion after the movie! Monday, December 14: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) FREE Movie Matinee at DeJohn Community Center at 1:00 PM Tues., November 24: Far from the Madding Crowd (Rated PG-13, 119 minutes) Here are the upcoming CPA Lunch entrees, along with some special events that you can attend! Reservations are required for all; please call for fees, deadlines and details, or to register Wed., Nov. 11: Veteran s Day Special Lunch in Mayfield Heights! All are welcome but lunch is FREE for Veterans age 60+! Entertainment: The Gold Coast Follies; lunch entrée: Pasta and Meatballs. Reservations required no later than Wed., Nov. 4 Thurs., Nov. 19: Café Lunch at South Euclid Community Center; entrée is Chicken Jack Cheese. Entertainment by Fred Sivillo! Wed., Dec. 2: MV Lunch N Movie: Ricki and the Flash with lunch entrée Beef Tips with Noodles Thurs., Dec. 17: Café Lunch with entertainment by Ronnie Fiorentino! Entrée: Burgundy Beef Outreach Connection Have a question for a CPA Social Worker? Call to reach an outreach worker in South Euclid, Lyndhurst or Highland Heights, or for Mayfield Heights or Mayfield Village. Community Partnership on Aging November 2015 ~ 3 ~

4 November Program Calendar - call for all lun Monday Tuesday Wednesday 11:45 Pepper Steak (LCC) 2 Election Day No Lunch or Programs 3 10:00 Health Talk (MH) 10:30 Blood Pressure/Glucose 11:00 Blood Pressure Checks ( 11:45 Tomato Basil Chicken ( 12:00 Pinochle (MH) 12:30 Bridge (SE) 1:00 Busy Hands Knitters (SE 11:45 Hamburger (LCC) 11:45 Breaded Fish (LCC) :30 Arthritis Exercise $2 (LCC) 11:45 Beef Meatloaf with Ketchup Glaze (LCC) 12:15 Pinochle (LCC) 12:30 Scrabble (LCC) 10:30 Arthritis Exercise $2 (LCC) 11:45 BBQ Rib Patty (LCC) 12:15 Pinochle (LCC) 12:30 Scrabble (LCC) Special Veteran s Day Lunch (MH) $3 Pasta and Meatballs, Sal Garlic Bread, Dessert FREE for Veterans age 6 Call for reserv (required), no later than Wed. Entertainment by the Gold Coast Follies! No regular programs tod 11:00 Visionary Group (SE) 11:45 Beef Fried Steak (SE) (M 12:15 Lite Bite $3/$2/$1 (SE) 12:00 Pinochle (MH) 12:30 Hot Topic! (SE) 12:30 Bridge (SE) 1:00 Busy Hands Knitters (SE 11:45 Pepper Steak (LCC) 1:00 Movie Monday in Mayfield (MV) Running on Empty with discussion after 11:45 Pulled BBQ Chicken (LCC) :30 Foot Clinic $20 (LCC) 10:30 Arthritis Exercise $2 (LCC) 11:45 Salisbury Steak (LCC) 12:15 Pinochle (LCC) 12:30 Scrabble (LCC) 1:00 Movie Matinee (MH) Far from the Madding Crowd 24 The City 5 Alarm Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, November 14 from 11:00-1:30 at South Euclid Community Center! Do you have your ticket yet? 9:00 Card-Making $2 (MH) 9:30 Foot Clinic $20 (MH) 11:45 Roasted Turkey (SE) (M 12:15 Lite Bite $3/$2/$1 (SE) 12:00 Pinochle (SE) 12:30 Bridge (SE) 1:00 Busy Hands Knitters (SE 1:00 Book Club: Above All Thi Tanis Rideout Program location codes and addresses: Ly So Hi Ro Ma Un

5 ch and program reservations, inquiries and fees (MH) SE) SE)(MH) ) ad, 0+! ations, Nov. 4 ) ay! H) H) ) ngs by Thursday 11:00 Laughter Club (SE) 11:45 Roasted Rub Pork (SE) 12:15 Visit with SEL Superintendent Linda N. Reid (SE) 12:15 Lite Bite $3/$2/$1 (SE) 1:00 Games (SE) 1:00 Creative Paper Recycling (US) 10:30 AARP Driver s Safety (SE) 11:00 Laughter Club (SE) 11:45 Chicken Sloppy Joe (SE) 12:15 Lite Bite $3/$2/$1 (SE) 1:00 Games (SE) 1:00 Creative Paper Recycling (US) 11:00 Laughter Club (SE) 11:45 Café Lunch $3 (SE) 12:00 Fresh Goods to Go (SE) 1:00 Games (SE) 1:00 Creative Paper Recycling (US) Friday :30 Intermediate Line Dancing - fee (MH) 9:30 Woodcarving (HH) 10:00 Nimble Needlers (MH) 10:30 Arthritis Exercise - $2 (HH) 11:45 Swiss Steak (HH) 12:00 Gentle Yoga - fee (MH) 12:30 Wii Bowling League - fee (HH) 12:30 Bridge and Cards (HH) Centers closed in observance of Thanksgiving 9:00 Foot Clinic $20 (HH) 9:30 Intermediate Line Dancing - fee (MH) 9:30 Woodcarving (HH) 10:00 Nimble Needlers (MH) 10:30 Arthritis Exercise - $2 (HH) 11:45 Chicken a la King (HH) 12:00 Gentle Yoga - fee (MH) 12:30 Wii Bowling League - fee (HH) 12:30 Bridge and Cards (HH) :30 Intermediate Line Dancing - fee (MH) 9:30 Woodcarving (HH) 10:00 Nimble Needlers (MH) 10:30 Arthritis Exercise - $2 (HH) 11:45 Chicken Cacciatore (HH) 12:00 Gentle Yoga - fee (MH) 12:30 Wii Bowling League - fee (HH) 12:30 Bridge and Cards (HH) Closed - No lunch or programs in observance of the holiday 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. Information about CPA Lunches - call for all reservations, inquiries and fees. 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 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

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8 CPA Trips - call for all reservations CPA trip cell phone (for passenger emergencies during scheduled trips or last-minute changes): Please note that all prices are subject to change. Our tours are planned with physically active adults 55 and over in mind. Trip reservations required unless otherwise noted and are taken during office hours until trips are filled. NOVEMBER TRIP OFFICE HOURS: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10:00-3:00. CLOSED THANKSGIVING WEEK AUTUMN IN AMISH COUNTRY WITH CPA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 TH TOUR, LUNCH, SHOPPING & MORE! An annual favorite, come enjoy an autumn adventure as we'll start with a visit to the Harry London Chocolate Factory. We'll have free samples and a chance to shop their pre-thanksgiving sales. Next, we'll visit the village of Sugarcreek, including a special back-roads tour with a local guide who will share a unique perspective about the Amish people and the world in which they live. Sugarcreek also hosts the World s Largest Cuckoo Clock with life-size, moving costumed figures! We will enjoy a bountiful lunch at the Dutch Valley Inn Restaurant, followed by plenty of time to shop at their craft shop and meats, cheese and bulk foods store. Next, we ll see the shops and boutiques of Walnut Creek and complete our day tasting wine at the Perennial Vineyard and Winery! This trip is a full day in Amish country and usually sells out early, so call soon. COST: $69.00 per person DEPART: 8:00 AM from the Rae Road Lot RETURN: 7:00 PM LEVEL: Activity Level 2 SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Community Partnership on Aging TRIP SHOW! The long-awaited and much-anticipated CPA Trip Show is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20 from 1:30-3:30 PM at Lyndhurst Community Center! Look for reservation details in December. A CLEVELAND HOLIDAY WITH CPA BRUNCH AND A CHRISTMAS STORY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 A long time Cleveland tradition, A Christmas Story, is coming back to where it all began! Celebrate the holidays with us by first warming up with a hearty holiday brunch at the Mayfield Village Civic Center. There will be a holiday themed punch available upon arrival so you can catch up with friends while enjoying your refreshment. After brunch and refreshments, we will be boarding a motor coach and heading downtown to the Allen Theater for the 1:30 PM showing of A Christmas Story, the play. This hilarious, record breaking show will entertain and delight you! Leave the details to us, and sign up for this exciting day of holiday cheer! COST: ARRIVAL: RETURN: $79.00 per person 10:45 AM to the Mayfield Village Civic Center 4:30 PM Trips and Programs with Mayfield Village Senior Services. Please call Donna at for all questions and to register Knitting & Crocheting January 8-February 12 Fridays, 9:30-11:30 AM. $48/6 wk. sess. Head to Toe Exercise Class with Carol Landis Free Demo January 8, 10-10:30 AM. Classes held Fridays January 15-February 19, 10-10:45 AM $29/6-week session YogaReach Music in Motion - Fridays, AM; Fridays, January 8-February 12. $64/6-week session Mah Jong -- Mondays, 1-4 PM, MV Community Room GROUP SHOPPING TRIPS with STC (FOR ALL RESERVATIONS CALL ) (Trips subject to change) SE Tues., Nov. 10 & 24 to Giant Eagle Wed., Nov. 11 & 25 to Heinen s Thurs., Nov. 12 to Marc s LYND & HH Tues., Nov. 3, 17 & Dec. 1 to Giant Eagle Wed., Nov. 4, 18 & Dec. 2 to Dave s Thurs., Nov. 5, 19 & Dec. 3 to Marc s MH & MV Tuesdays, Nov. 3 & 17 to Giant Eagle & Wal-Mart Fridays, Nov. 13 & 27 to Heinen s & Marc s FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS and other personal trips, call MONDAY through FRIDAY. Cancellations are REQUIRED no later than 7:00 AM on the day of your scheduled ride.