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June 15, 2020
Senior Center Update

Summertime Greetings
from the North Olmsted Senior Center


As we welcome summer 2020, we continue to hope that you are in good health. We appreciate all the positive feedback we’ve received regarding the electronic newsletter.

In order to better serve you, we are seeking input regarding virtual and socially-distant programs and activities. This quick survey will take just a few minutes of your time to complete. We also hope that you’ve had an opportunity to connect with the new website addition of our online bulletin board. We encourage you to keep visiting this resource for new posts regarding up-to-date community events and important senior services throughout the year.

In this edition of our e-Newsletter, we recognize the 40th anniversary of the Senior Center building dedication. We acknowledge that celebrating this milestone is much different than we initially imagined. However, it is still exciting that after 40 years, the Senior Center continues to serve the needs of the senior population. We welcome you to review the history of our beautiful facility and learn how we have grown through the years.

Remember that the North Olmsted Senior Center staff is available for your questions and needs. You’re always welcome to email us or call the main line at (440) 777-8100.


Jackie Chavez-Anderson, Administrator

(440) 716-5444


Tiffany Hunt, Outreach Coordinator

(440) 716-4264

Beth Reitz, Activities Coordinator

(440) 716-5434


Stay well,

Jackie, Tiffany, Beth and Tim

Senior Center Dedicated 40 Years Ago
June marks a milestone for the North Olmsted Senior Center. Forty years ago, on June 6, 1980, the Senior Citizens Multi-Service Center building was formally dedicated. Today, we know the center as the North Olmsted Senior Center. While several improvements and renovations have been made to the building since its opening, many of the early programs and activities continue. Our staff carries forward the vision and dedicated work and community service that began more than four decades ago. Learn more here.

Our programs are now available for online registration. Click here and find the North Olmsted Senior Center by clicking the “Centers" tab at the top of the page, then search and select our center from the list. You will need to register as a “new user” using the tab at the top of the page. Make sure you have your MySeniorCenter key tag nearby as you will need to enter the number on the back of your card to register. Once registered, you can use MyActiveCenter to sign up for North Olmsted Senior Center programming.

Fun and Games

Lobby Library

Activities Coordinator Beth Reitz has updated and improved the book and puzzle “lobby library.” If you are looking to add to your summer reading, contact the Senior Center at (440) 777-8100 to make an appointment to borrow books and/or puzzles.

Summer Reading Program

Open a book and join the Senior Center’s summer reading program and contest. During June, July and August, participants will keep track of how many books they read each month. Registered participants will have the opportunity to win a Barnes & Noble gift card compliments of Caroline James, business development specialist of Independence Village in Avon Lake. At the end of each month, participants must contact Beth Reitz by phone or email so she can record each participant’s monthly number of books read. The person reading the most books will receive the gift card for that month. Registration is required in order to win a prize. To register, contact Beth at (440) 716-5434 or email  

Scattergories Zoom Game
Susan Uranker-Todd and Brookdale Westlake Village invite you to play a virtual game of Scattergories! Have a pen and paper ready when you log in for this fun, easy-to-play category game. Register by emailing Tiffany Hunt at Registered participants will receive a Zoom link in advance to participate in the game Wednesday, June 24th at 11 a.m.



Chair Yoga with Shari

Yoga Shari is offering her popular chair yoga class for seniors online. To learn more and for contact details to participate, see the flyer


Train 2U Exercise Class

Brookdale Westlake Village is offering a free weekly online exercise class using Zoom every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. This low-impact class offers a gentle approach to help individuals improve their balance, coordination, flexibility, posture and strength. The class is designed to help increase range of motion to assist with daily living needs. Instructor Keith Zimcosky is an exercise physiologist and owner of Train 2U, LLC. He has a master’s degree in exercise physiology and is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. View the class offered on June 2nd here. Register for future classes by contacting Susan Uranker, sales and marketing director at Brookdale Westlake Village, at


Olmsted Historical Society Events

Trash and Treasure Sale

Frostville Museum is hosting a Trash and Treasure Sale. Hundreds of items in all categories of goods, clothing excluded, will be available for purchase in Frostville Museum's event barn, located at 24101 Cedar Point Road in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation. You never know what you might find! Safe-distancing precautions will be in place. Events dates are Thursday, June 25th; Friday, June 26th; and Sunday, June 28th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Frostville Farmers Market

The local Frostville Farmers Market is now open! Visit the market, located in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation at 24101 Cedar Point Road, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first half-hour, 9 to 9:30 a.m., is designated for senior and immune-comprised shoppers only. Learn more here.

Arts, Culture & Education

Cleveland Museum of Art Expanded Virtual Programming

Visit the Cleveland Museum of Art’s website for virtual events and tours or to engage and create yourself in their new Visitor Art Gallery. Participate in weekly challenges to spark your creativity and share your work with others in the virtual art gallery. The “Home Is Where the Art Is” campaign offers a great variety of new online art information and allows you to join in as well! Learn more here.


Heights Art: Random Acts of Art

Random Acts of Art is an open call for artists, musicians/composers, poets and community members to share work as part of a Heights Arts digital exhibition. Heights Arts is a nonprofit community arts organization in Cleveland Heights. View current artist exhibitions and consider contributing here.

BOMBSHELL In Concert with "Smash" Cast Reunion

Enjoy a concert of the songs in BOMBSHELL, the musical-within the groundbreaking NBC television series SMASH. Click here.


Holden Arboretum

Whether you are an avid gardener or simply looking for opportunities to connect with nature, Holden Forests & Gardens invites you to explore online learning resources featuring information about trees, gardening, plants and wildlife directly from its experts. Check out the many family friendly activities, crafts and games so you and yours can get out and enjoy the outdoors, while fostering a lifelong love of nature. Learn more here.


Coursera has hundreds of free adult education courses from colleges and universities around the world in subjects like history, science and art. Learn more here.

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