January News from
Community Partnership on Aging
We are always updating our website with new information, programs and events so be sure to visit us often!
CPA Winter Weather Closure Policy and Tips
Winter arrived on December 21 and so did the snow! Here is a reminder that CPA no longer cancels lunches or programs in the event of bad or inclement weather. Some exercise classes may be cancelled per instructor policy (please discuss that with your instructor). Remember to be safe and keep warm and if you need to cancel a lunch or program reservation, call 216-650-4029.
In the event of a power outage, we recommend you be prepared at all times with the following:
- 2-3 gallons of water (3 day supply of non-perishable, easy to prepare, food)
- Flashlight (battery powered or hand crank radio) and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Multi-purpose tool
- 7 day supply of medications for you and your pet(s)
- Cell phone with chargers
- Copies of personal documents (emergency contacts, etc)
AARP Tax Info
Beginning in February, theTax Program will be available in all five communities for older adult residents. Appointments for residents of South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Highland Heights and Mayfield Heights will be taken according to schedule below. Appointments for non-residents will be taken beginning Wednesday March 7, 2018. When calling for an appointment, please be prepared to provide demographic information and the location where you would like to meet.
South Euclid – Appointments available on Tuesdays at South Euclid Community Center, starting Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Residents may call to schedule beginning Wednesday January 17, 9:00-4:30. Call 216-291-3902
Lyndhurst – Appointments available on Wednesdays at Lyndhurst Community Center, starting Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Residents may call to schedule beginning Wednesday January 17, 9:00-4:30. Call 216-291-3902
Mayfield Heights – Appointments available on Thursdays at Ross DeJohn Community Center, starting Thursday, February 8, 2018. Residents may call to schedule beginning Wednesday January 17, 9:00-4:30. Call 216-291-3902
Highland Heights – Appointments available on Thursdays at Highland Heights Community Center, starting Thursday, February 15, 2018. Call Mary at 440-461-2441 to schedule
Mayfield Village – For Mayfield Village residents only. Residents may call beginning now! Dates for appointments are: February 19; March 19 and April 2 only. Appointment times are 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Call Donna at 440-919-2332
“Adopt” an Older Adult to Provide Winter Assistance
Families, groups, and adults are encouraged to help older adults with light snow shoveling and/or trash assistance during the winter months. If you can provide a few minutes of your time, when needed, you would be helping an individual who can no longer do those types of jobs. Please call Corinne Dunn, Volunteer Coordinator, at 216-291-3902, ext. 213, to assist someone in your area. Presently, we have a waiting list of older adults wishing to be “adopted”.
The Produce Plus is in full swing! Each month eligible older adult residents of our five CPA communities can shop for select produce items (and sometimes more) courtesy of a program through the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. No reservations are necessary; however participants must meet eligibility (income and age) guidelines. Click here to read the flyer with details.
Save the Date! “40 Years of Glitz and Glam” – The Ursuline College Fashion Show!
This year’s Fashion Show in collaboration with the Ursuline College School of Fashion and Merchandising, will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at Ross C. DeJohn Community Center. In honor of CPA’s 40th Anniversary, this year’s theme is “40 Years of Glitz and Glam”! Ticket information will be available by the end of February at any CPA lunch or program site and also on www.eventbrite.com.
Welcome Eric McLellan, the New CARE Program Coordinator!
CPA welcomes Eric McLellan, Program Coordinator for the CARE Program. Eric has an extensive background in event management, customer service, and marketing. He is a native of Middleburg Heights and has worked for seven different college athletic departments, including his alma mater, Kent State University. Most recently Eric was the Manager of Athletic Ticket Operations at Youngstown State University. Through his efforts, he has served local communities overseeing projects for food shelters, breast cancer awareness organizations, and public school systems. Eric is excited to start work- he said the position fills his passion to serve others, provides a unique opportunity to give back to the Greater Cleveland area, and will allow him to share his positive energy with older residents in the eight cities that are part of the CARE collaboration. We look forward to working with Eric and watching CARE grow under his leadership. Please contact Eric for information about subscribing to the CARE program or becoming a volunteer for CARE: 216-970-0559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An evening and weekend transportation service for seniors and disabled riders goes countywide, with the help of a federal grant. STC PLUS originally launched in North Olmsted, as a new option for evening and weekend travel for seniors and adults with disabilities. STC PLUS allows passengers from anywhere in Cuyahoga County to book their own travel in a fully accessible vehicle, for social, recreation and worship purposes. Click here to read more!
The CARE Program – Volunteers are needed!
The CARE Program is in need of volunteers to assist with helping older adults in the area stay safe and independent in their homes. This program would not be successful without the wonderful volunteers who are so generous with their time and talents. We work hard to match your interests with the volunteer opportunities that we have available; check out our application to see where you might fit! Volunteering with the CARE Program is a great way to get involved and give back and we have a variety of opportunities throughout the year for volunteers of all ages and interest levels. Interested? Have questions? Call (216)291-3902 and ask for CARE Volunteer opportunities or email us your interest at CARE4eight@gmail.com.
Click here for more information about CARE, including information about the service bundles and program eligibility. You can also download and print the CARE volunteer application from the link.
A Matter of Balance classes – New sessions just announced!
A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls! If you or someone you know could benefit from this class, give us a call. A Matter of Balance is proven to reduce falls among older adults (and it’s FREE!). Click here for details!
Arthritis Exercise Instructor Needed!
Community Partnership on Aging is looking for a Certified Arthritis Exercise instructor to lead the class at Lyndhurst Community Center on Tuesdays and Highland Heights Community Center on Fridays. The contracted position will be paid based on experience. For further details, click here or send an email to Therese at email@example.com.
The CPA Book Club takes place the last Wednesday of each month at the South Euclid Community Center at 12:30 PM. It’s free to join this great group of participants who gather once each month to review books of all genres and enjoy good company and discussion! Click this link for more information including upcoming book titles!
CPA Cafe Services
Did you know CPA staff and volunteers prepare a variety of scratch-prepared lunches each month? All CPA lunches are open to the public regardless of city of residence! Click here for information
Health and Wellness Talks
Join CPA every first Wednesday of the month for a Health and Wellness Talk courtesy of UH Center for Lifelong Learning! Immediately after Health Talk, participants can get BP, glucose and cholesterol checks courtesy of UH and Manor Care Mayfield. Screenings are first come, first served, but registration is not required for Health Talk. Click here to see upcoming Health Talk topics.
Find us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!
Be sure to follow us on your favorite social media platforms. We will be posting on Facebook frequently throughout the week – there you will find articles, pictures, and agency updates. Check out our Instagram and Pinterest pages for even more information! Click the blue word links in this post, or click any of the Social Media icon links near the top of our Home Page.
CPA newsletter locations
Thank you to the many fine businesses in our area that accept copies of our newsletter at their locations. Click here to view a PDF document of current businesses! Those who choose may also receive a copy mailed to their home by mailing a check for $9 to CPA courtesy of our main office at 1370 Victory Dr., South Euclid, OH 44121.
Event and Trip tickets are transferable.
In the event that Community Partnership on Aging deems it necessary to cancel an event or a trip refunds will be provided.