Office for Older Adults

Are you looking for Fellowship and Fun?
Do you want to see and visit with friends who share your same interests, concerns, and zest for life? Come on over to the North Ridgeville Office for Older Adults (Senior Center), we have something for everyone!

Are you independent, but just need a little assistance to keep that independence? Come see what services the senior Center may have for you.

Welcome to the North Ridgeville Office for Older Adults (Senior Center) where all our "Young at Heart" seniors gather for an abundance of activities! We offer delicious low-cost meals, plenty of smiling faces, and and activity to suit any personality. Please stop by and pick up one of our brochures an/or newsletters to find out what we are all about.

We would love to see you!
 
Rita Price, Director
News and Announcements
Now Accepting Holiday Wreath Orders at the Senior Center
The Senior Center crafters are taking orders for holiday wreaths. The wreaths are beautifully decorated for Christmas and sell for $15. Pre-orders are being accepted through October 27, 2017. Pickup will begin the week of November 13 from 9 AM-3 PM.  Stands are an additional $6. Call 353-0828 to place your order. If you already have a wreath and it needs a little TLC, you can also bring it in for touch ups at $8. 
Men's Breakfast Schedule
Men's Breakfast schedule for November and December 2017 is now available. 
Ladies Brunch Schedule
The Ladies Brunch schedule for October, November and December 2017 is now available. 
Lorain County General Health District Offering Flu Shots
The Lorain County Health District will be offering flu shots at the North Ridgeville Senior Center on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 1-3 PM.  Medicare and all major health insurance plans accepted. Walk-in only.   
Halloween Celebration!
Join us on October 25, 2017 for our annual Halloween Party! Costume contest, balloon man and a fun ghoulish time for all. Lunch is $4 and served at noon. RSVP by Tuesday, October 24 at noon by calling (440) 353-0828. 
Health Insurance Counseling, November 15, 2017
Counselors from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will be available on November 15, 2017 from 10 AM-2 PM at the Senior Center.  Call the Senior Center at (440) 353-0828 to schedule your appointment.  
Cleveland History Lessons - The Storyteller, Dan Ruminski Presents "Millionaires Row"
Dan Ruminski creates a spellbinding entertainment experience, sharing unique stories of Cleveland’s past on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 1-2 PM. Get a personal side of “Euclid Avenue”- the great avenue and how it came into being, other than extremely wealthy what were the residents like and what happened to “The Avenue?” “His relaxed style of storytelling allows his audience to listen to history as if they are living it!” A special thank you to our event sponsor Liston Funeral Home.  Light refreshments to follow program. 
We Are Collecting Socks!
For many homeless or those served by Community Care, socks are a gift that’s never taken for granted. In fact, they are the item that is most requested, especially by the homeless in Lorain County or those in our own community without enough heat to stay warm. The North Ridgeville Senior Center, along with surrounding area Senior Centers in Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties are collaborating with the Community West Foundation to collect donations of NEW socks (Ladies, Men and Children) through the end of the year. You may drop your donation of NEW SOCKS off at our Senior Center during normal business hours. Help us help those in need with the most basic necessities. 
Christmas Party, December 12, 2017
Join us Tuesday, December 12 for the annual Holiday Party! A delicious meal of turkey, dressing and all that comes with it will be served, along with Pumpkin Pie. Enjoy Christmas music and start the holiday season out right! Reservations are a must, please call 353-0828 as this party fills up fast.  
Golden Buckeye Card Information
Participation in the Golden Buckeye program is free to all Ohio residents who are: age 60 or over; age 18-59 with a Social Security Administration defined disability.  
Trips, Trips, Trips!
See the upcoming trip schedule.  There's something for everyone!  Reservations are now being accepted. Register by calling 353-0835.  All trips must be paid in full thirty days in advance unless otherwise stated. 
Foot Clinic at the Senior Center
Dr. Thomas Emmert, Podiatrist of Total Foot Care, will offer a Foot Clinic at the Senior Center on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 between 8-11:00 AM.  Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If it is your first visit, please contact Dr. Emmert's office at 216-529-1800 to insure they have the necessary information.  
Health Insurance Counseling
Health Insurance Counseling is available by appointment only at the Senior Center. To arrange for a counseling appointment, call (440) 353-0856 or (440) 353-0857. 
Line Dancing Classes
Ronna Murray and her line dancing classes are in full swing on Tuesdays. Beginners meet from noon-1:00 PM and Intermediate group steps off from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM.  Cost is $20 for a six-week session and can be paid at the first lesson. 
Yoga Now Offered!
Yoga is looking for more participants before a class begins, so anyone interested please contact Shelly at 353-0835.  Instruction is provided by a certified Yoga instructor, Midori Sato. Yoga helps one achieve a healthy balance of mind, body, spirit and also improve your coordination, flexibility and to stay healthy. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 10:45 AM. The fee is $36 per 8-week session. Pre-registration and payment required.  Please call (440) 353-0835 for more information or to register. 
Freestyle Art Group Meets on Wednesdays
Are you interested in art or just enjoy painting freestyle?  Our watercolor enthusiasts gather for painting and fun on Wednesday mornings and would love to have you join their group. If interested, just bring your paints and stop by the Senior Center any Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. 
Canasta Anyone?
If you are interested in joining the fun group that meets on Wednesdays for an afternoon of fellowship and fun from 1-4 PM, please call Shelly at (440) 353-0835.  
Exercise Classes Every Monday
Join Fitness Instructor, Diane Mehlman, for weekly exercise classes on Mondays from 9-9:50 AM. All exercises can be done to meet your ability and strengths. All participants will need a set of 3 pound weights, stretch bands and a bottle of water. Cost is $15 per month. Try before you buy - first class is free.  
Euchre and Pinochle Weekly Card Games
Cards are played on Thursdays at 12 noon except on Super Thursdays when all card games begin at 1:30 PM. Join in the fun each week from noon until 4 PM.  Refreshments will be served. 
Monday Crafts
Everyone is welcome to come on Mondays from 10 AM-2 PM to join in the fun, fellowship and the making of special crafts. Bring your ideas or share in ours. A soup lunch including beverage is available for $.35 at noon. 
Tai-Chi Every Tuesday

Come join us for our Balance Tai-Chi every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Tai-Chi uses movements to improve balance and will focus on strengthening muscles of the ankles, knees, hips and legs which will increase flexibility and coordination. Call to register at 353-0835. Cost is $36 per 8-week session.

 
Mahjongg Meets Every Thursday

“Mahjongg” is an Ancient Chinese Tile Game. This group meets every Thursday at 12 noon (except on Super Thursdays) and always welcomes new members. 

 
Puzzle Exchange
The Senior Center will be hosting Puzzle Exchange the last Tuesday of each month from 11 AM-12:00 PM. 
Blood Pressure Checks
Walk in and have your blood pressure checked by one of our friendly retired volunteer nurses on the 3rd Wednesday of each month between 10 AM-noon at the Senior Center. The is no charge for this service and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
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