UH Senior Happenings
Senior Happenings, sponsored by the city of University Heights, are open to all senior citizens. Events take place on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the University Heights Library. To receive the monthly schedule by e-mail, call 216-932-7800, ext. 205, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 1: Jacklyn Chisholm, president, and Douglas Bennett, vice president, will discuss the work of the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Among the services it offers is the largest Head Start program in Ohio, a home energy assistance program, family development workshops, job and career planning, and neighborhood opportunity centers.
Feb. 8: Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks, director of Fairmount Presbyterian Church, will present a 24-minute, award-winning documentary. “Locked in a Box” traces the lives of people who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom, only to end up in U.S. prisons in a system run by Immigration Customs and Enforcement. The film strips away political rhetoric to show the human cost of detention.
Feb. 15: In December, Bonnye Klein and Sarah Staples were together named the 2017 University Heights Citizen of the Year. They will describe their work as co-chairs of the City Beautiful Commission, and its annual Beautiful Home Awards program, which annually recognizes 60 homeowners in such categories as best front door, most curb appeal, best backyard, and most inviting facade.
Feb. 22: Blake Johnston, director of marketing and development for Habitat for Humanity, will discuss the work of this nonprofit. Habitat is celebrating 30 years of building homes and empowering families through safe and affordable housing, ultimately enabling the homeowner to pursue other dreams for his or her family.
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.