January, 2018 - Calendar of Events / Activities

AARP tax assistance locations for 2018 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone and if you’re 50 and older, and can’t afford a tax preparation service.  Here’s a list of Cuyahoga Country libraries locations, dates and times that AARP tax assistance is offered.
Bay Village Branch (440.871.6392)
Fri., Feb 2 – Apr 13 / 10AM-12:30PM

Fairview Park Branch (440.333.4700)
Tue., Feb 6 – Apr 10 / 10AM-12:30PM

Parma Branch (440.885.5362)
Tue., Feb 6 – Apr 10 / 9:30AM-2PM
Wed., Feb 7 – Apr 11 / 9:30AM-2PM

Parma-Snow Road Branch (216.661.4240)
Thurs, Feb. 1 – Apr 12 / 9AM-4PM
Mon, Feb. 5 – Apr 16 / 9AM-4PM

North Royalton Branch (440.237.3800)
Wed., Feb 7 – Apr 11 / 9AM-4PM

Jenkins Place Senior Center Closures

The Jenkins Place Senior Center follows the Olmsted Falls Board of Education closure policies.  If Olmsted Falls Schools are closed due to winter and inclement weather, the Senior Center will be closed.

 Updates and information will also be available on the city website –  during events that require a prolonged closure of our center.

Food Insecurity Among Seniors and Adults with Disabilities Survey
This survey is the second phase of a project designed to  identify  seniors and adults with disabilities who may be eligible for the food assistance program  but who are not currently enrolled. We know that this is a very personal individual decision and  we wanted to make sure that we are getting the word out about the availability of the program. It is estimated that over 275,000 older persons in Ohio  are eligible but not enrolled in the  SNAP program. We are trying to do as much as possible to help remedy this issue
Follow the link to connect with the survey monkey:

For Information on Medicaid Questions -  Download Flyer

Mayor Ann Marie Donegan is proud to introduce the wellness kiosk which is used to monitor your vital signs (weight, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen level), gives you access to your data to share with your physician and allows our Community Health Officer to provide education about diet, exercise, medication and lifestyle choices that may affect your health. If you have an abnormal reading, the Community Health Officer will call to discuss your readings and see how he/she may assist. The goal of this program is to keep you healthy and in your own home as long as possible.

This program is free to all residents!!!!

  • Recording your vital signs on a daily, weekly or monthly basis allows you to understand the effects your diet, exercise and lifestyle choices have on your health.
  • Identify potential health issues that can be addressed in the comfort of your own home.
  • Share your readings with your physician to ensure your medication is having the desired effects.

Conditions suited for monitoring include:
Hypertension            Heart Failure              Obesity                          General Overall Health

You can also print your readings and share with your physician or family members:

 Reading Numbers

Readings Chart

Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month beginning at 10:00 a.m. for Color with Barbara from Emerald & Violet Studio.  The program teaches color schemes - shading - blending - layering - patterns and much more.  To register please contact Joelle McNea at 440-427-2519 or  Download Flyer Here.

Lunch N'Learn - Functional Fitness for Older Adults is designed to help you continue to perform activities of daily living.  Wendy Zullo from LifeWorks of Southwest General will discuss functional fitness and what types of exercises are included. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 with the program to begin at 12:00 p.m. (noon).  Please RSVP to Joelle no later than Friday, February 16th at 440-427-2519Download Flyer Here

University Hospital "Age Well - Be Well" presented by Kim Zdanowicz, LISW. Join us for an interactive, informational session to learn about resources available to you in the University Hospitals Age Well. Be Well program.  Download Flyer Here.