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St. Barnabas Villa Home for Seniors

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St. Barnabas Villa offers a home-like setting with the supportive services needed with daily living activities. Private Rooms, Home Cooked Meals, Daily Activities     

24-hour supervision and security Personal care assistance Respite Care Prescription drug supervision Housekeeping, Air conditioning, Cable TV

Give us a call for more information about our services. Maple Heights Senior Center 15901 Libby Rd. Maple Heights, OH 44137

(216) 587-5481

Call us today for a tour! 330-467-3758

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St. Barnabas Villa 9234 Olde Eight Road

City of Maple Heights

Proud Sponsor of the Golden Maple Leaves


December 2016

Annette M. Blackwell , Mayor Linda M. Vopat, Director of Human Services

Meal Reservations: 216-587-0015 Transportation Reservations: 800-983-4782

Fax: 216-587-9069 Additional Information: 216-587-5481


Message from Mayor Blackwell: It is November, which means it is getting cold outside and the holiday season is upon us. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Season Greetings are appropriate and I, the Mayor of Maple Heights, have been in office for almost one year! This has been a year of Thanksgiving certainly. Thank you for the encouragement and support, especially to my administration, residents, and many county-wide elected officials. This would have been a very difficult transition from a business background to a political career, but no one let it be so, you have been with me all year long, “thank you.”

Northfield Center, Ohio 44067

City of Maple Heights Maple Heights Senior Center 15901 Libby Rd. Maple Hts., Ohio 44137


Dec 1: 9:45 Movie: Best Man Holiday Dec 6: 10:30 Low Vision Support Group Dec 7: 10:45 Tai Chi Class Dec 7: A Ceremony of Carols Dec 8: 9:45 Movie: Love the Coopers Dec 13: 10:30 Site Council Dec 13: Noon December Birthday’s Dec 14: 10:45 Tai Chi Class Dec 14: 10:00 CLE Clinic - Heart Health Dec 15: 10:00

Flying above the Libby and Granger Road bridge are business banners that read “Maple Heights a Winning City.” We chose this message to remind all crossing that bridge, residents and non-residents, that our City is moving forward aggressively, strategically and confidently. Also in a very poignant way, this administration will turn on City Christmas/Holiday lights for all to see in a representation of commitment, faith, hope and pride. This lighting ceremony at City Hall will be on Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. where Christmas carols will be sung by several local church choirs. Please plan on joining us for what we hope will be a magnificent evening!

Dec 16: Ugly Sweater Day - Xmas Party

We each have so much to be thankful for as well as something different to be thankful for. And this time of year is a reminder to take the time to reflect and remember how good life can be when we spend it with people we love and enjoy. Lastly, please remember that each of us have the capability to be amazing and bring something special to all the lives and causes that we believe in and support. Thank you for believing in me and the City of Maple Heights.

Dec 28: 12:45 General Meeting

Dec 19: 10:00 Hone Barber College Dec 20:10:00 Blood Pressure Screening Dec 21: 10:45 Tai Chi Class Dec 22: 9:45 Movie: Scrooge Dec 26: Closed Christmas Dec 27: 10:30 Site Council Dec 28: 10:45 Tai Chi Class Dec 29: 9:45 Movie: The Apartment Dec 30: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Maple Heights Office On Aging 15901 Libby Road Maple Heights, Ohio 44137 District 1 - Stafford L. Shenett Sr. District 2 - Toni Jones District 3 - Ebony Miller District 4 - Ron Jackson

Members of City Council President of Council—Richard Trojanski City Hall 5353 Lee Road Maple Heights, Ohio 44137 Phone: 216-662-6000

District 5 - Tanglyn Madden District 6 - Sharri Thomas District 7 - Edwina Agee

Donations Accepted The services offered at the Maple Heights Senior Center are funded by the City of Maple Heights, the Older Americans Act through the Ohio Department of Aging and the Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services, through the Health & Human Services Levy. Donations are accepted for the services of Congregate and Home-Delivered Meals, Outreach, Transportation, and Escort. The decision to donate or not to donate is totally yours and will in no way affect your eligibility for these services. Monthly Bingo The monthly bingo is usually the third Thursday of each month and starts at 10:00 a.m. Please check the newsletter for the date each month. If you would like to stay for lunch, your meal reservation should be made on Monday or Tuesday the week before. A big thank you to Broadway Care for providing gifts!

Volunteers Needed The Maple Heights Senior Center offers many opportunities for you to give of your time and talents to others. Volunteers are needed to deliver home delivered meals and to escort seniors to medical appointments. For more information or to lend a hand, call 216—587-5481. F.Y.I. Division of Senior and Adult Services: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Helpline: Long-Term Care Ombudsman: Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging:


Podiatry Service

Seniors 60 years or older who reside in the city of Maple Heights and bordering areas can request van transportation. The Maple Heights Senior van can be used for medical appointments, prescription pick-ups, grocery shopping, banking and to come to the Maple Heights Senior Center. Suggested donation is $1.00 each way.

Lara S. Poduska, DPM will be available for foot care. Assignment from Medicare and Medicaid is accepted. Special arrangements can be made for persons on HMO insurances. Call Dr. Poduska’s office at 216-662-0027 for an appointment.

To register for the Senior Center call 216-5875481. To make a van reservation, call the “Call Center” toll free @ 1-800-983-4782 by 12 noon three (3) business days prior or up to two (2) weeks in advance Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are having trouble with the 1-800 # please call 216-265-1489 as an alternative phone number.

Has offered her services as a Notary Public to all of our Seniors. Please call 1-216-587-5481 or speak to a staff member to make and appointment with Audrey for all your Notary needs.

Maple Heights Nutrition Program

Provides a nutritionally sound hot meal to individuals 60 years of age or older in a friendly atmosphere. The suggested donation for the meal is $1.50. Lunch is served promptly at noon unless otherwise specified. It is the Center’s policy that you arrive by 11:30 a.m. for your reserved lunch otherwise it will be offered to a person on the stand-by list. Meal reservations are made one week in advance on Monday or Tuesday. You can reserve or cancel a lunch either by phone at 216-587-0015 or in person from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Outreach Service

1-216-420-6750 1-800-365-3112 1-216-696-2719 1-216-621-8010

If you know someone in Maple Heights who is 60 plus and needs assistance, please contact Jaimie Hasenohrl to arrange an OUTREACH VISIT from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 216-5875451.

Notary Services Available

Maple Heights Resident Audrey Brandon

The Giant Eagle Foundation

A Special Thank you to The Giant Eagle Foundation for fulfilling a grant request of $1000.00 to the Maple Heights Department of Human Services, to be used for general operating expenses. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for this generous donation.

Medicare Assistance

Open enrollment begins on Monday October 15th and continues through December 7th. If you would like to review your Medicare health plans or have a prescription comparison completed, now is the time to do it. If you decided to switch plans they will be effective on January 1st, 2017. An OSHIIP Counselor is available to all seniors at the Maple Heights Senior Center. Staff will assist you with Medicare forms and questions. Mobile Food Pantry

The City of Maple Heights and Our Faith Based Community Partners in Cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Southgate USA are Proud to Announce the Opening of The Maple Heights Mobile Pantry at 20760 Southgate Park Blvd. 10AM– Noon Next Scheduled Date Saturday, December 3rd

National Ugly Sweater Day & Christmas Celebration!

Friday December 16th from 10:00—11:00 AM Join us at the Senior Center and be sure to wear your Ugliest Christmas Sweater! All participants will be entered into a contest and you will be able to vote for the Ugliest Sweater winner!

White Elephant Gift Exchange - Happy Noon Year!

Friday December 30th from 10:00—Noon Join us at the Senior Center for White Elephant Gift Exchange and Happy Noon Year! All participants will play a dice game and receive white elephant gifts. Then ring in the Noon Year with a countdown to Noon right, before lunch and enjoy a great meal!

Telephone Reassurance

Any elderly person who is homebound or lives alone and would like a daily phone call, please contact the Center at 216-587-5451. Let us provide you with a reassuring daily call to let you know we care.

For donations of money, cups, sugar, creamer, coffee, and/or snacks for our coffee Mary Marks, Ruth Kopczyk, Genevieve Cercek Rosemary & Otis Cesco.

Hot Meals Program Legal Aid for Seniors

The Legal Aid Society offers legal counseling and services to persons age 60 and over. New intakes are processed via phone:

Senior Employment Service

Thanks to the Following Seniors:

The Maple Heights Lutheran Church of the Covenant will be offering a FREE Hot Meal on the last Thursday of the month. Meals will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The Maple Heights Lutheran Church of the Covenant in located at 19000 Libby Road. For a ride call 216-587-5481.

Employment opportunities are available through Various Senior employment services. The following agencies offer some kind of assistance for employment opportunities. AARP Senior Employment Program: 216-881-1155 Jewish Family Service Association: 216-292-3999 National Caucus & Center on Black Aged: 216-721-9197 Parma Employment Connection:

Tuesday, Thurs: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. In-person intake applications are handled:

Cleveland Clinic Presentation

Book Delivery for Homebound-Library2you

December 14th 10:30 AM

Library2 You is a free service for homebound individuals from Cuyahoga County Public Library which mails library materials to your home. Are you a Cuyahoga County resident who is unable to visit the library for one of the following reasons?

Heart Health

Frail older adult age 60 and older

Physically, visually and/or mentally impaired

The Cleveland Clinic provides community outreach education as part of a grant with the Maple Heights Office on Aging.

At any of four Northeast Ohio Offices in Cleveland, Elyria, Jefferson & Painesville

Temporarily homebound Benefits Checkup

Contact the Adult Services Department at Haircuts for Men and Women



Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The program is a simple way for you to learn about state and federal programs you may be eligible for. You need to use a computer and answer several simple questions. The program will bring up a list of possible programs you may qualify for. Call 216-420-6840 for more information or the website to log onto is:

November Birthday’s On Tuesday November 8th, we celebrated birthdays at the Senior Center. The special birthday table was covered with a festive tablecloth distinguishing it from other tables in the dining room Special Thank You to Village at Marymount For providing the Birthday Cakes!

Vocational Guidance Service Incorporated:

888-817-3777 (toll-free) Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


November Birthday’s

The Hone Barber College will be coming to the Maple Heights Senior Center on the 3rd Monday of every month, this month the date is Monday September 19th. Please call to schedule your appointment. 216-587-5481 Only $5.00!

216-749-9307 to make arrangements. Low - Vision Group

The Maple Heights Senior Center, in conjunction with the Cleveland Sight Center, co-sponsor a support group for those who are visually impaired. The group will focus on common problems low vision people encounter, how to cope with these problems, and services available in the community. They will meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.

Happy Birthday to: Dorothy Blair 11/9 Genevieve Cercek 11/20 Dorothy Rasnack 11/21 Steve Vasas 11/24 Kay Zielenski 11/27 Ricardo Thorton 11/27 Gayle Holman 11/28

Christmas Observed Monday December 26, 2016 Senior Center is Closed Blood Pressure Screening

Yasmine Najjar from Suburban Pavilion will be doing blood pressure screening on the Third Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM

Groovy Movies begin at 9:45 AM Movies this Month are featuring Holiday Theme Thursday, December 1st

6.7/10 The Best Man Holiday (2013)

Senior Center Halloween Party

On Monday October 31, 2016 the Maple Heights Seniors celebrated Halloween! They enjoyed guessing games, a Halloween word find puzzle, a pumpkin toss and the highlight of the day was the costume contest. The mornings activities were followed by a warm meal with cupcakes for dessert. A special thank you to Ward 5 Councilwoman Tanglyn Madden for her donation to allow us to purchase the cupcakes.

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Thursday, December 8th


Love the Coopers (2015)

When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

Thursday, December 22nd


Scrooge (1951) Ward 5 Councilwoman Tanglyn Madden

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 29th


The Apartment (1960)

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. Free Tai Chi Classes

In cooperation with the Maple Heights Adult Activities Center is offering a free Tai Chi Class on Wednesday Mornings from 10:45-11:15 Transportation will be available from the Maple Heights senior center leaving at 10:15 AM or you can drive directly to the activity center at Maple Heights Adult Activities Center 14775 Broadway Ave Maple Heights, Ohio

A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral is an arts organization that offers FREE brownbag Concerts! Please join us for “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten on December 7th at 12 Noon. The Maple Heights Van will leave the Maple Heights Senior Center at 11AM and return at approx. 1:30 PM. Boxed lunches will be provided.

Pictured from left to right: Bernadette Winners - MH Kitchen Aid, Our Maple Heights Seniors in costume, Helen Adams, Linda Sandefur, Kay Zeilinski, Dorothy Dragan, Marie Sanda, Evelyn Lewis, Sue Macha (sitting) & Lynn Shaw - Administrative Assistant

The guessing games added some fun and prizes. The money jar was donated by Cle Widmar, which had $12.19 in it. Doris Paris was the winner with the closest guess of $12.01. The candy jar had 39 pieces of candy, donated by Linda Sandefur. Kay Zelinski was the happy winner with a guess of 40 pieces. Dorothy Dragan donated the plant and our Seniors had to guess the purchase price! Gladys Sheary was the closest with a guess of $5.50 and took the plant home. Phyllis Leanza donated a bag of pretzels with 147 of them inside and Trudie Spears won with her guess of 150. We had 2 McDonalds gift card winners donated by the Village at Marymount. Gayle Holman was our first gift card winner. She was the only person that was able to get the penny in the pumpkin for the pumpkin toss game. Dorothy Dragan took home the second gift card winning the costume contest in her vintage skirt and hat in lovely purple. With almost 50 seniors in attendance, it was a fun time had by all! Volunteers of the Month

A Special thank you to the Volunteers of the Month! The Senior Center craft ladies, Laura Barwacz, Marva Drozell, Pat Kominek, Ann Kotowski and Nina Hubiak, all came in every Friday, since late September, to rework the Christmas decorations for the Senior Center. They did everything from fluffing wreaths and trees to making ornaments and bows. Please thank Ed Gusky for making the wooden box to raise the Christmas tree and BB, Ed, Lloyd & Ray all worked together to hang all the wreaths, bring down the trees and place them. A special thank you to Pat Catan’s and the Maple Heights Site Council for their generous donations of $100.00 each to help with the purchase of new items to rework the existing decorations. All of their assistance is greatly appreciated; truly a group effort!

News letter december 2016  
News letter december 2016