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Photo: Carolyn Kovach Tim DeGeeter, Mayor, City of Parma Megan Cooney, Executive Director, Parma Area Chamber of Commerce Dr. Charles Smialek, Superintendent, Parma City School District Lisa Williams, President Cuyahoga Community College Kristin Graham, Director, Holy Family Home Health Care & Hospice Jill Bartal, Clinical Manager, Cosgrove Maternity Center at SW General Bob Klinar, Executive Principal, Constellation Schools
Business & Community Leaders Parma
Joseph Anderson, CEO, PSE Credit Union

Welcome Parma! to

It is a pleasure to present the Parma Magazine and highlight amenities the seventh largest city in Ohio provides residents, visitors and businesses.

We have a strong housing market, beautiful neighborhoods, good schools, outstanding safety forces, numerous recreational offerings and a vibrant local economy. Plus, we are an easy drive to downtown Cleveland. Our business-friendly environment is attractive to health care, manufacturing, banks, national retail chains and many small businesses. In fact, we have family businesses that have stayed in Parma for generations.

Nestled in the city’s center is our picturesque 18-hole gem, Ridgewood Golf Course, which announced plans to build a new clubhouse/event center for golfers and nongolfers. Also centrally located is The Shoppes at Parma; Anthony Zielinski Park’s Splash Pad; Donna Smallwood Activities Center for senior residents; Powers Boulevard Library Branch; UH Parma Medical Center; Byers Field, Northeast Ohio’s second largest stadium; and 48-acre Stearns Homestead.

Parma has many different ethnic groups who bring their culture, religion and cuisine to the city. Ukrainian Village and Polish Village are filled with bakeries,

butcher shops, restaurants and retailers. For anyone visiting, eating a pierogi and paczki are a must do. No need to wait for National Pierogi Day and National Paczki Day.

Additionally, we have 326-acres of public greenspace in the Metroparks West Creek Reservation, which includes the Watershed Stewardship Center, biking and hiking trails, and scenic picnic areas. The reservation preserves a valley of rocky gorges, forest-draped hillsides, floodplains and babbling brooks, offering easy access to nature’s wonders every season.

Parks and Recreation provides residents with various ways to stay active. We have tennis and pickleball courts, miniature golf courses, a disc golf course, pools, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer fields, indoor ice rink, playgrounds and, for those wanting an extreme outdoor workout, Warrior Fitness Course.

As mayor, I always say our city offers something for everyone. Flip through this issue and read more about why Parma is a wonderful place to live, work and play.

See you in Parma, Mayor Tim DeGeeter

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radition Celebrating and

TCultural Pride

Celebration of its rich ethnic heritage is one of the things that makes Parma unique — and a fun place to live, says Mayor Tim DeGeeter. “We have wonderful neighborhoods within Ukrainian Village and Polish Village, DeGeeter notes. “We have ethnic mom-and-pop bakeries and butcher shops that draw people into Parma from all over.”

That tradition and cultural pride may be why so many people who grew up in Ohio’s seventh largest city stay in town to raise their families. “I love hearing from

residents who have lived on the north side, and, as their family grows and they look for a bigger home, they choose to stay in Parma because of all the great amenities that we have, rather than moving out to Medina County or down to North Royalton,” DeGeeter says. “Residents and businesses in Parma genuinely feel a close connection to our city.”

With more than 81,000 residents, Parma is the second most populous city in Cuyahoga County. The city’s location and highway access make it convenient for residents to shop and commute—and logistically strategic for businesses. Proximity to I-480 and I-77 provide

easy access to Downtown Cleveland and Hopkins International Airport. “Parma is a great community with great people, and it’s a wonderful place to live, work, worship and own a business,” the mayor maintains.

The combination of locally owned independent businesses and larger national retail chains provide residents with ample shopping and dining options. Ukrainian Village, which occupies the area of State Road between Tuxedo Avenue and Grantwood Drive, is a thriving neighborhood that celebrates the culture and heritage of Ukrainian Americans. Polish Village, which occupies the Ridge Road corridor from Pearl Road to Thornton Avenue, hosts the city’s annual Polish Constitution Day parade and is home to a variety of ethnic shops — including non-Polish eateries that represent Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, Italian and other cuisine. Meanwhile, The Shoppes at Parma, which

SHOWING SUPPORT: A young attendee waves the Ukrainian flag with pride during the Ukrainian Independence Day Parade in August. 5
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PARMA PRIDE: A resident in traditional Ukrainian attire marches in the Ukrainian Village parade. Mayor Tim DeGeeter
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occupies the area that once hosted one of the regions’ most vibrant indoor shopping malls, has undergone a successful transformation to an outdoor shopping plaza since the mall was demolished in 2014. “The mall area has been brought back as a power point for us right in the middle of the city,” DeGeeter says.

DeGeeter said he’s optimistic about the future of non-retail development in the city as well, particularly with General Motors recently announced $46 million investment in its local metal fabrication plant and the planned development of the 17-acre former MTD Products site on West 130th Street, north of Snow Road. “Premier Development Partners acquired the site and is planning build-to-lease development there,” DeGeeter said “It’s the largest tract of developable land in Parma and it promises to be the site of future job growth within our city.”

Light industry, the mayor says, is vital for providing employment and tax revenue to fund municipal amenities. “Our businesses are our lifeline,” he says. “The tax base provides the funding to hire police, firefighters and other city employees.”

The mayor says residents are fortunate to have two emergency rooms in the city. “MetroHealth operates one on the northwest side of the city, and the other is the UH Parma Medical Center — our largest employer — in the center of the city,” he says. “UH Parma recently invested in a new $27.5 million surgical center as well.”

Contrasting Parma’s vibrant retail regions, the city’s park areas offer recreational opportunities and the tranquil beauty of nature. “The West Creek Reservation is the newest reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks,” DeGeeter says. The 326-acre park preserves a valley of rocky gorges, forest-draped hillsides, floodplains and babbling brooks.

Paid for by Friends of Timothy J. DeGeeter l 6009 Dawn Vista Oval, Parma 44129 P a r m a M a y o r TimDeGeeter
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Veterans Memorial Park (left) is a great place to sit and reflect; Ridgewood Golf Course (above) challenges golfers of all skill levels.

“In addition, I think we have one of the best recreation departments in Northeast Ohio,” he says. “We offer youth sports like T-ball, soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball and basketball, among others, along with terrific parks and excellent playgrounds. Veterans Memorial Park is one of my favorite places in the city. It’s a park that offers something for everyone of all ages. There’s a half-mile walking path, baseball diamonds where I coached and

watched my kids play when they were younger, terrific pavilions to hold parties and Frisbee golf, which is utilized constantly throughout the week. Our Veterans Memorial, where we hold our Memorial Day ceremony with the VFW, is a great gathering space to reflect.”

Parma’s municipally owned Ridgewood Golf Course offers another unique recreational option, DeGeeter says. “We’re very proud of our current project, in partnership with the county, and replace our old clubhouse, which probably should have been done 30 years ago,” he says. “We’re working to create a clubhouseevent center to be enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike. It’s one of the biggest economic development projects

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that the city has taken on.” And, DeGeeter emphasizes, “The course is terrific. We’re very proud that with zero marketing budget our course, because of the leadership of our club pro David Chuba [general manager] and our superintendent Tyler Good, turned a profit in the last three years.”

The city’s tagline, “Progress Through Partnerships,” illustrates what has made Parma a desired city in which to live and work, DeGeeter says. “We partner with local businesses, organizations and area leaders to improve recreation, senior and city services, boost economic development and update aging infrastructure,” he says.

Cuyahoga and Medina County’s Family Bank

hat started more than 60 years ago as a credit union to help Parma school teachers get lower auto loan rates, is now a thriving not-for-profit bank that offers Cuyahoga and Medina County residents financial services and more.

PSE Credit Union, conveniently located on Regency Drive in Parma across from the Parma Justice Center, “offers all the same services as a bank but with lower loan rates, higher savings interest rates and lower fees,” says CEO Joe Anderson.

This family-oriented institution now includes over 18,000 members throughout Cuyahoga and Medina Counties and makes educating kids about finances a core part of its mission.

“As part of our committment to kids, we take our mascot, Pennie the PSE Puppy, into schools and teach kids as young as kindergartners to save money through our Pennie Club,” says Anderson.

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Working Together to Build a Better Community

The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization that exists to welcome and help grow businesses, expand existing businesses, and partner with the community to make Parma, Parma Heights, and Seven Hills a great place to live, work, and visit. The mission of the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce is to develop, encourage, promote, and protect the commercial, professional, industrial, financial, and general business interests of the Parma Area.

Chamber members partner with individuals, businesses, organizations, and municipal leaders to

GRAND OPENINGS (clockwise from top left): Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Walls of Books; Crumbl Cookies; and metaphysical gift shop, Brooms & Candles. meet the changing needs of the economy. The Chamber knows that businesses thrive by providing opportunities for leadership, networking, innovative business programs, education, and community involvement.

Investing in becoming a member of the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce gives you many benefits including monthly membership meetings, afterhour events, weekly newsletters, group discounts on health insurance and workers compensation policies, targeted advertising and sponsorships, and networking opportunities.

The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce is host to the largest annual community event, the Rib ‘N’ Rock cook-off. With support from local businesses, this family friendly festival features a competition for the best ribs and best sauce, along with top-notch entertainment, and an array of local food vendors. Rib ‘N’ Rock 2023 will take place June 8th-June 11th on the Western Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. The success of our chamber is found in its members. From individual entrepreneurs and mid-sized business owners to corporate executives, it is apparent we all have one thing in common –the sincere desire to make each other successful. Join us at an upcoming luncheon or networking event to experience the support of our members.

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Your Story Begins Here!

The Parma City School District is proud to serve approximately 9,230 students in preschool through 12th grade living in the cities of Parma, Parma Heights, and Seven Hills. The district believes in developing resilient learners and inspiring them to persevere in and out of the classroom. Parma Schools has learning opportunities for individual learners that include KLA (Kindergarten Launch Academy), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), PVLA (Parma Virtual Learning Academy), and CTE (Career and Technical Education).


The District is committed to providing our youngest readers with a strong foundation of high-quality literacy instruction. Currently, we have shifted from a blended literacy approach to a structured literacy approach. The structured literacy approach will support foundation literacy practices for reading and writing. Student reading development is monitored closely to ensure students are on track with grade-level expectations. Students who are ready for more challenging activities are provided with enrichment, while other students are provided with reinforcement or intensive intervention.


The Parma City School District offers 17 CTE programs, job training programs, and semester elective courses that begin in Grade 8. All high school career tech programs provide opportunities for certification and college credit. Students are achieving high levels of academic success, many graduating with Honors diplomas and accessing college credits through the College Credit Plus program while still in high school. In addition, more students are taking one or more of the 17 Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings and scoring a three or higher on these AP exams. Many graduates are continuing their education at community college, four-year college, or trade school.


• First Step Preschool for students with and without disabilities to learn together in a supportive environment.

• Special education programs for students across all disabilities and grades.

• STEM Project Based Learning program for students in Grades K-7.

• High school options include advanced placement courses, honors courses, dual enrollment, flexible credit and a variety of Career and Technical Education classes.


The Parma City School District works closely with students to develop creativity and critical thinking in collaborative learning environments to thrive in the 21st century. The foundation is built upon authentic literacy skills in which all students engage in reading, writing, and discussion through a guided inquiry.

Grades K-4 Early Literacy:

Teachers will model early foundational skills for the progression of early literacy skills: Phonemic Awareness Phonics & Vocabulary Reading Fluency Reading Comprehension

Grades 3-12:

Teachers will model close reading strategies to determine textual evidence, identify key vocabulary, and draw inferences such as read, annotate, discuss, and write. Teachers also use mathematical practices to support authentic literacy in the math classroom K-12, such as sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 13 EDUCATION

Welcome Back to Western Campus

fall semester gets underway,

Community College (Tri-C®)’s Western Campus in Parma and Parma Heights is again filled with the traffic and clamor of students, in person, on campus. It’s a welcome sight and sound after a long period of uncertainty. Welcome back, students!

The campus is ready, with updates to facilities like new flooring in Stomp Café and new signage throughout. Its dedicated faculty and staff are excited to be of service and to be back in the classroom.

The last couple years have been marked by challenges and uncertainty, but as we ease into the “now normal,” Western Campus is here to meet your needs.

Aiming to Grow Enrollment at Tri-C’s Western Campus

or nearly 30 years, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has been part of Lisa Williams’ life.

The Western Campus president is a 1994 graduate who began working for Tri-C a year later, serving in a variety of roles until leaving for Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio, in 2009.

She returned to Tri-C in 2014 and became Eastern Campus president in 2019. She took the role of president at Parma’s Western Campus — where she previously served as assistant dean of health careers and sciences — in 2021.

“This is where my roots started,” Williams said. “In many ways, it’s an opportunity for me to pay it forward for the wonderful opportunity I had as a student at Tri-C.”

Williams said she aims to prioritize enrollment. Tri-C, like many colleges around the country, saw a significant enrollment drop during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We want to work on increasing our enrollment, our retention and the success of our students,” Williams said. “My goal is to really provide a stronger, more educated workforce and increase the talent pipeline within Northeast Ohio.”

A sense of energy and renewal pervades. Tri-C’s new president, Michael Baston, who joined the College in July is set to usher in a new era. “When I look at Tri-C,” he said, “I see an institution that is a critical connector in the educational pipeline, and that is critically important, particularly because of the disruptions that have been created by the pandemic.”

Sports, which have been on hold since the pandemic started, are also back in action. The men’s soccer team, based at Western Campus, is practicing, and the women’s volleyball season is underway.


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Constellation Schools

Welcome to Parma Community Schools

arma Community Schools provides learning opportunities that meet the needs of the students. “What we want our parents to understand is that rigor does not mean more work, but a great depth of work. It means pushing a student to their level of work capacity in terms of the difficulty, thought, and level of analysis. At PCS we recognize that relevance is especially important to this generation of students that want to know “why” they need to do this or “how” this topic has anything to do with them. They want to know the work is relevant prior to putting effort into the task. Finally, we know that no significant learning takes place without first a relationship. A great educator and principal once said, “you have to touch a heart before a child will let you touch their mind.” Be a part of their wonderful learning community. Visit PCS and see why they are “The Right Choice for Parents and a Real Chance for Children.”


A Real Chance for Children

What makes Constellation Schools unique? We offer parental choice when it comes to selecting a school that offers quality education for your child in a safe environment. This is complimented by small class size, the integration of technology offering every child in grades 2 - 12 personal laptops, a foundation of character education and compassionate staff committed to the high academic success of our students.

Constellation Schools enters its 24th year of educating children in neighborhood schools. “While our highly qualified teachers focus on specific educational needs, getting to know the whole child is a responsibility every employee takes seriously. Our efforts are focused on preparing all students to be ethical world citizens prepared for success in career, college and life! It is a privilege to serve our families, and we welcome the opportunity to become partners in the education of your child!” For more information, visit

• 5730 Broadview
Schools Administrative Office
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Bob Klinar, Executive Principal


Welcome to the New “Normal”!

Buyers are finally seeing their offers accepted after competing all year!


houses have appreciated more than usual this past year, but that doesn’t mean that they will depreciate in 2023. Most experts are predicting that housing prices will still appreciate in 2023, but at a slower rate. This past year or so has been a result of historic levels of demand from consumers versus a depleted supply of properties on the market.

Parma has seen a great uptick in appreciation from its typical 2-3%/year (historically) to almost 13% in 2022 versus 2021! The average price of a Parma home (according to sales in the MLS) to date is $187,000! Just 2 years ago, that average was $155,000!

Some people think it doesn’t make sense to move in the current

market. It depends on the equity you have in your home if you are selling (considerably more equity than you had a year or two ago) and where you are moving to. Interest rates are still low. There are amazing loan programs out there that avoid PMI with only 15% down. Buyers are finally seeing their offers accepted after competing all year!

How to navigate this crazy and competitive market AND put more money in your pocket? With strategic marketing, from a full-time REALTOR, across multiple types of media, a seller can take advantage of the market and sell for considerably more money than ever imagined!

There has never been a better time for buyers to work with a full-time REALTOR with a reputable Broker so they don’t miss out on their dream home. An expert negotiator can get that offer accepted! If you’re thinking about SELLING or BUYING, position yourself perfectly!

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Accommodating the Needs of the Parma Community

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center has evolved into a high-acuity hospital that is a vital part of a vast hospital health system. Since its 1961 opening in Cleveland’s most populous suburb, UH Parma has transformed into a nine-floor medical center towering over the heart of downtown Parma, on an expansive campus with specialized care for patients with cardiac conditions, strokes and cancer.

Patients requiring advanced cardiac procedures, such as open heart surgery or aortic and mitral valve surgery, can be operated on in the spacious, modern operating rooms in the $27.5 million rebuild of the Surgery Department. The high-tech surgery suites also feature the latest surgical robot for a wide range of procedures from bariatric and urology to thoracic and general surgery cases.

Now a Level III Trauma Center, the Emergency

Department can retain the majority of patients arriving with mild to moderate trauma, further enhancing the care provided at this community hospital. For its efficient response times, this Primary Stroke Center has consistently won recognition from the American Stroke Association.

UH Parma has developed many high-volume outpatient services, including a Wound Center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat chronic, non-healing wounds to reduce hospital readmissions, and a Sleep Center to treat a multitude of sleep disorders. This community hospital also trains resident physicians in internal medicine and serves as a clinical rotation site for medical schools and nursing education, as well as the paramedic education program that has trained the region’s paramedics since 1985.

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We Have Exciting News!

Southwest General is proud to announce that our new Cosgrove Maternity Center in Middleburg Heights has received licensure from the Ohio Department of Health as a Level II Neonatal & Maternity Care Center.

Elevated Care Closer to Home

The Cosgrove Maternity Center at Southwest General is the result of a recently completed multimilliondollar expansion and renovation project. The newly designed, state-of-the-art facility nearly doubles the size of our former Maternity Unit and includes a higher level of care for both moms and babies, elevating from Level I care (35+ weeks of pregnancy) to Level II care (32+ weeks of pregnancy).

Southwest General

The Cosgrove Maternity Center

Jillian Bartal, MSN, RN, C-EFM, is the clinical manager of Southwest General’s new Cosgrove Maternity Center, a Level II Neonatal and Maternity Care facility that provides:

• Care for appropriate moderate to high-risk maternity patients (32+ weeks gestation)

• A Level II Special Care Nursery for babies born as early as 32 weeks who require close monitoring or special care after birth

• Access to a team experienced in maternity and newborn care, including skilled nurses, obstetricians, neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists and other specialists

• Advanced technology to care for mom and newborn Jillian and her team of experienced caregivers are passionate about helping patients welcome new members to their family. They are committed to providing personalized, high-quality care for moms and babies and an outstanding birth experience for the whole family. To learn more about Southwest General’s Level II Cosgrove Maternity Center visit or call the Birthing Journey team at 440-816-6824.

18697 Bagley Rd. • 440-816-6824

Expanding upon Level I abilities, Level II accreditation adds:

n Elevated Mater nity services—care for appropriate moderate to high-risk conditions in pregnancy n Broader neonatal care for babies who: –Are born up to eight weeks premature (at or after 32-weeks gestation)

–Weigh at least 3.3 pounds (1500 grams) –Need special care for temporary breathing problems, feeding issues, jaundice, low blood sugar or other complications These infants will receive care in The Cosgrove Maternity Center’s Level II Special Care Nursery 24/7 access to a team of specialists experienced in maternity and newborn care.

In addition to offering Level II care, the new Cosgrove Maternity Center is designed to support an exceptional birth experience and features: n 10 labor and delivery suites, including two hydrotherapy suites for labor n 19 postpartum suites n State-of-the-art operating rooms for Cesarean section (C-section) deliveries n A Well-Baby Nursery (in addition to the Level II Special Care Nursery) n Family-friendly visitor waiting areas and support spaces

We’re proud to be filling the need for advanced maternity services and newborn care—all within minutes of home for our patients and their loved ones. To learn more, visit

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Jill Bartal, MSN, RN, C-EFM, Clinical Manager

A special delivery for all moms.

The area's newest Level II Neonatal and Maternity Care Center is now open!

Our Maternity Unit has doubled in size and added a higher level of care for both moms and babies—elevating from Level I care (35+ weeks of pregnancy) to Level II care (32+ weeks of pregnancy). Southwest General is now the only Level II Neonatal and Maternity Care Center serving southwestern Cuyahoga County and northern Medina County—meaning that moms and babies who need extra medical attention can receive the specialized care they need right here, closer to home.

We’re proud to be filling the need for advanced maternity and newborn care —all within minutes of home for moms and babies.

The Cosgrove Maternity Center at Southwest General offers:

• A Well-Baby Nursery

I-71 at Bagley Road | Middleburg Heights |
Level II Neonatal and Maternity Care Center
Renovated Postpartum Rooms
Level II Special Care Nursery
Enhanced Visitor Waiting Areas and Support Spaces
Upgraded Labor and Delivery Suites and Operating Rooms

Activities Abound

Parma area residents, age 55 and older, are welcome to participate in the City of Parma’s array of programs, services, and activities at the Donna Smallwood Activities Center.

Donna Smallwood Activities Center

7010 Powers Blvd., Parma 440-885-8800

Membership is $10/year and Silver Sneakers is available through many insurance providers. More than 100 people attend in-person daily and center services which include:

As a forerunner of caring for those at the end of life, Holy Family has been serving the needs of the greater Cleveland community for more than 60 years. We have since expanded our services to include home health and palliative care to patients and families of all faiths and walks of life. All of our services are available in our home or yours.

HOME HEALTH CARE Holy Family provides Medicare-certified home health care and private duty services focused on individual well-being. We provide staff with the skill for knowing when to listen and how to help.


Palliative care is specialized care for individuals facing a serious illness and is provided along with curative treatment.

HOSPICE We recognize there are many overwhelming feelings when facing an advance illness. Hospice care allows patients and families to focus on the things that matter the most - time with loved ones, sharing conversations with family and friends, and empowering patients and their families with choices and a sense of control with each day and every decision.

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Parma l 440-888-7722 l
State Road,

Meal Services

Charlene Trecokas, Coordinator


Wellness and Nutrition Programs, Meals on Wheels, Home-delivered Meals, and Cafeteria Lunches served at 11:30 a.m., daily (M-F). Reservations required by Wednesday the week prior.

Transportation Services to Parma Locations

Brenda Sneed, Coordinator 440-885-8156

Rides to Donna Smallwood Activities Center, grocery shopping, pharmacies, beauty shop/barber, banking, and doctor appointments (Parma only). Center bus trips have included the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Hartville in Amish Country, Cleveland Police Museum, and Best of Parma locations.

Social Services

Kathryn Karney-Davidson, Specialist, 440-885-8155

Licensed professional clinical counselor, licensed social worker, assess for benefits eligibility, bereavement support group, Medicare (OSHIIP) representative and community services and resource referrals. 440-843-7800


Get full-time benefits with the flexibility of an optional 3-4 day week. Enjoy perks like medical insurance, paid time off, and daily paychecks.

A vibrant senior
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Activities Abound

Free Check-in Service from the State of Ohio

The Ohio Department of Aging created Staying Connected Check-in Service Staying Connected provides a free daily check-in by phone for Ohioans 60 years old and older. This service provides comfort and can connect seniors with aging network information and support.

Exercise Classes

Jeanne Sutyak, 440-885-8819

The YMCA offers Silver Sneakers exercise classes throughout the week, and there is an equipment weightroom, including treadmills and bicycles. YMCA memberships are also available for the following classes: Yoga, SS Classic, Move with Mary Kay, Fitness After 50, Gentle Chair Exercise, Walk 15 and Tai Chi.

The YMCA offers bus trips to various locations, including casinos and other Ohio destinations.

Singing and Dancing

Sunshine Singers and Raisin’ Canes Vaudeville Dancing Show

Crafts & Games

Knit, Crochet & Chat, monthly craft programs, billiards, pinochle, bridge and other easy card games, puzzles, chair volleyball, bunco, cornhole, board games, brain games, mind push-ups and trivia.


We also host monthly dances, guest speakers, a technology help desk and informal group discussions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Volunteer Coordinator Marie Chick at 440-885-8800.

Director Erin Lally Office: 440-885-8800 Email:

Erin Lally is responsible for the Donna Smallwood Activities Center and Office on Aging. She is skilled at building strong relationships with community partners such as Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Metroparks and local schools, churches, civic groups, and business leaders.

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EXERCISING MIND AND BODY: Activities like chair volleyball (above) and puzzles (below) help keep senior residents in shape and mentally stimulated.



Mickey Vittardi, Director of Parma’s Parks and Recreation states that Parma has a philosophy of safety, participation and sportsmanship. He encourages active participation and family enjoyment at all of Parma’s facilities and recreation programs to serve all residents, from youngsters to seniors.

The Recreation Department’s programs include figure skating lessons, youth basketball, softball and tennis lessons, and soccer, adult softball, adult volleyball, girls volleyball, high school basketball, summer band concerts, and swimming pool passes and swim teams.

Each facility offers a variety of recreational opportunities including


PARK IT!: Kids enjoy the Splash Pad (above) at Anthony Zielinski Park; a toddler checks out the playground (left) at James Day Park; Warrior Fitness Course (right) at James Day Park.

softball complexes, soccer fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, basketball courts, hiking and exercise trails, pools, ice rink for youth hockey, figure skating and public sessions, pickle ball courts, Warrior Fitness Course, and more.

For more information, visit



James Day Park

Anthony Zielinski Park

Splash Pad at Anthony Zielinski Park

Ridgewood Golf Course

Nike Outdoor Swimming Pool

Walters Grove Outdoor Swimming Pool

Veterans Memorial Park

John Petruska Park

Walters Grove Park

Michael A. Ries Ice Rink

Michael A. Ries Park

Capt. James Lovell Park

South Park

Hollywood Park

Jerry Stano Park

Selwick Park

Green Valley Park

Sandy Hook Park

Bonny Banks Park

Hetzel Park

List Lane Park

Miller Park

Glamer Park

Check out the recreation page on the Parma website at for the specifics of each park and facility. 25
PHOTO: CAROLYN KOVACH Picnic in the Park at Anthony Zielinski Park.

Important Phone Numbers

City of Parma, Ohio

6611 Ridge Rd. Parma, OH, 44129 440-885-8000



Building Commissioner & City Engineer Dan Kulchytsky 440-885-8032

Chief of Staff Rich Summers 440-885-8001

Auditor Brian Day 440-885-8020

Clerk of Council Kristin Saban 440-885-8065

Communications Director

Carolyn Kovach 440-885-8181

Community Services & Economic Development Director Erik Tollerup 216-661-7372

Fire Department (non-emergency) 440-885-1217

Human Resources Renee Guy 440-885-8173

Law Department Director Timothy Dobeck 440-885-8132


Tim DeGeeter 440-885-8001

Parks & Recreation Department Director Mickey Vittardi 440-885-8144 recreationdepartment@

Police Department (non-emergency) 440-885-1234

Public Safety Director Bob Coury 440-885-8177 safetydepartment@

Parma Area Chamber of Commerce

5790 Ridge Rd. 440-886-1700

Parma Library Administration 216-398-1800 Powers Blvd. branch 440-885-5362 Snow Rd. branch 216-661-4240

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Parma Municipal Court 440-887-7400

Parma Post Office 7801 Day Dr. 440-843-8839

Parma Public Housing Director Amy Waxman 216-661-2015

Senior Services Director Erin Lally 440-885-8800

Service Department Director Brian Higgins 440-885-8186

Treasurer Thomas Mastroianni 440-885-8811



Sean Brennan 440-885-8091

Ward 1 Vito Dipierro 440-885-8091

Ward 2 Deborah Lime 440-845-1714

Ward 3 Mark Casselberry 440-842-6710

Ward 4 Kelly Zacharias 216-290-2644

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Crisis Response Canines (CRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of certified K9 teams throughout the United States who have dedicated thousands of hours comforting those impacted by personal or community crisis events. Our highly trained K9 teams are experienced in psychological first aid and certified to work effectively in crisis environments supporting anyone affected by mass shootings, large-scale accidents, violence, abuse, tragic death, suicides, terrorism, natural disasters (fire, flood, hurricane, etc.), and more.

Our goal is to establish a nationwide network of canine crisis response teams who can be deployed immediately where they are needed most. CRC also offers local volunteer services that are provided by the handlers and their canine partners, offering a level of comfort and calmness that only a canine can.

CRC has two team levels: CRC Comfort and CRC Operational Deployment. Our CRC Comfort Teams serve as the foundation for our visits to hospitals, schools, businesses, speaking events, and other similar opportunities. The CRC Operational Deployment teams have the capability to respond to national crisis events. Additional training completed by the Operational Deployment teams include the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA), Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU) Certification, CRC Crisis Working Dog Certification, Law Enforcement Defensive Systems Crisis Working Dog Certification, and specific courses associated with healthcare, mental, and behavioral health.

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Antonio’s Pizza & Spaghetti 7401 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-886-2511

Barabicu Smokehouse 5767 Ridge Rd. 440-481-3057

Corleone’s Ristorante & Bar 5669 Broadview Rd. 216-741-0220

Das Schnitzel Haus 5728 Pearl Rd. 440-886-5050

Don Ramon’s 6278 Pearl Rd. 440-886-0566

Fast Eddie’s 7729 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-340-4423

Five Guys 8249 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-842-0095

Little Polish Diner 5772 Ridge Rd. 440-842-8212

Mamacita’s 6164 Broadview Rd. 216-712-6904

Mely's Kainan 5382 State Rd. 216-741-1332

Mission BBQ 8225 W. Ridgewood Dr. 216-487-6274

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 8383 Day Dr. 440-842-8110

Outback Steakhouse 6950 Ridge Rd. 440-842-6114

Pappou’s Family Restaurant 8320 Snow Rd. 440-888-9644

Paradise Biryani Pointe 5747 Chevrolet Blvd. 440-345-5599

Piada Italian Street Food 8659 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-499-4450

Red Lobster 7607 Day Dr. 440-888-0990

Schnitz Ale House 5729 Pearl Rd. 440-340-4353

Seoul Garden Restaurant 5270 Pearl Rd. 216-661-5990

Sittoo’s Pita & Salads 5870 Ridge Rd. 440-885-2525

Stancato’s Italian Restaurant 7380 State Rd. 440-866-6242

State Road Pizza 5320 State Rd. 216-749-1122

Tradesman Tavern 5746 State Rd. 440-888-2337

Twisted Taino Restaurant 5633 Pearl Rd. 216-939-5444

Union House Restaurant & Bar 2713 Brookpark Rd. 216-635-0809

Victoria’s Deli & Restaurant 6779 Ames Rd. 440-845-8922

Zig’s Pub & Grill 1854 Snow Rd. 216-749-5130


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MEXICANCUISINE M AMACITAS P LACE . COM 216-712-6904 6164 Broadview Rd,
AUTHENTIC bold recipes made fresh daily to offer and share in a welcoming place for families and friends.

BBB Serving Greater Cleveland • Non-Profit Organization p 28

Beckett Thermal • Manufacturing p 8, 9

Bethany Lutheran School • School/Private p 27

Breezeline • Cable & Internet Provider p 11

Brooms & Candles • Metaphysical Supply & Gift Shop p 29

Capretta Insurance Agency • Insurance Services Inside ft. cover

City of Parma • City Government p 6

City of Seven Hills - Recreation • Recreation & Fitness Center Inside bk. Cover

Constellation Schools • School/Public/Charter p 16

Cuyahoga Community College • Colleges & Universities p 14, 15

Don Ramon Mexican Grill & Cantina • Restaurant/Mexican p 27

Eriebank • Bank p 18

Firefighters Community Credit Union • Credit Union p 2

First Federal Lakewood • Bank p 29

Four Star Insurance Agency • Insurance Services p 18

Holy Family Home Health & Hospice • Home Health & Hospice Services p 22

Howard Hanna • Realtors™/Mortgage Services p 17, Bk. Cover

Iler Networking & Computing • Computer Sales & Service p 29

Jesuit Retreat Center • Retreat Center/Meetings & Events p 27

Koinonia • Health Services p 23

Lifeworks of Southwest General • Fitness Center p 23

Mamacita’s • Restaurant/Mexican p 31

MeowSold Auctions • Online Auctions & Liquidations p 28

Mount Alverna Village • Senior Services p 23

Ornamental Products Tool & Supply, Inc. • Machine & Hand Tools p 1

Parma Area Chamber of Commerce • Chamber of Commerce p 12

Parma City Schools • Schools/Public p 13

PITT OHIO - Corporate • Logistics, Trucking & Warehousing p 7

Pleasant Valley Shopping Center • Shopping Centers p 10

Pleasantview Care Center - Legacy Place • Senior Services p 24

Promedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation • Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation p 27

PSE Credit Union • Credit Union

p 10

Schnitz Ale Brewery • Restaurant/Brewery p 27

Shoppers World • Department Store p 27

Simic CPA • Certified Public Accountant p 28

Simply Clean Laundromat • Laundromat p 28

Southwest General Health Center • Hospital/Medical Facility p 20, 21

The Czack Law Firm • Attorneys/Personal Injury p 6

Trinity High School • Schools/Private p 30

University Hospital Parma Medical Center • Hospital/Medical Facility p 18, 19

Vintage Thrifts and Flips • Home Décor & Furniture p 27

William D. Mason Attorney at Law • Attorney p 14

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