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March 27, 2014 by Staff Report | No Comments

Senior Center Events

Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon, 440-279-2130.

• Meditation for Relaxation: March 28, 12:1512:45 p.m. Yoga instructor Anne Ondrey will share some basic techniques for quieting the mind and finding inner peace.

Middlefield Senior Center, 15820 Ridgewood Drive, Middlefield, 440-632-0611.

• Monthly Breakfast: March 31, 9 a.m. Croissant breakfast sandwiches, fruit salad and beverage. Cost is $3 per person. Following breakfast, Holly’s Hearing will present a lecture on hearing loss. Free testing will be provided. Reservations required.

• Retirement Presentation: April 2, 10:30 a.m. A speaker will discuss how to know if one has enough money for retirement.

West Geauga Senior Center, 11414 Caves Road, Chester, 440-729-2782.

• Podiatrist Jacquelyn Quercioli: April 2, 9:30 a.m. Call for an appointment.

• Senior Independence Speaker: April 2. Jeanne will speak on safety and exercise. The nurse will also provide blood pressure checks.

• Tai Chi: Thursdays, 2:15-3:15 p.m. An alternative therapy that promotes the circulation of energy within the body in slow, gentle movements, Tai Chi helps to align the body and strengthen balance. It is great for arthritis relief.

• Breakfast & Speaker Series: April 4. Breakfast served at 9 a.m. Cost is $3. UH Geauga nurse Julie Bogden will speak at 9:15 a.m. about gastrointestinal issues. Arthritis exercise class following.

Chagrin Falls Senior Center, 7060 Woodland Ave., Bainbridge, 440-247-8510.

• Chair Exercises: Mondays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.

Thompson Senior Center, 8091 Plank Road, Thompson, 440-298-3822.

• Geauga Parks: March 27, 10:30 a.m. Free program on Geauga’s amazing aquatic mammals.

Bainbridge/Chagrin AARP

The Bainbridge/Chagrin AARP 4527 will meet April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Bainbridge Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road.

Tom Strong will present a program on vitamins and supplements. Refreshments will be served. The group will discuss upcoming programs. For more information, call Skip Ference at 440-338-3607.

The annual spaghetti lunch is May 13. All are welcome. Reservations required. Call Betty Scholz at 440-338-8321 by May 1.

The group is still collecting food and paper products for the Food For Friends food pantry and items for the USO. For more info, call Betty Franek at 440-543-4767.

Volunteer Help Needed

The Geauga County Department on Aging is in need of volunteers from all over the county to help during the 2014 Geauga Spring Cleanup Days for seniors. The event kicks off April 5.

Many seniors can no longer rake their yards or flowerbeds, weed, clean up yard debris or wash windows. This is where volunteers can make a difference. By volunteering just a few hours of time, one can help a senior citizen remain independent and allow them to live in a safe, clean environment.

Volunteers will generally be assigned close to their homes to make the most of their volunteer time. Some volunteers, however, may choose another area in which they would like to work.

Individuals or groups who can help during the spring Clean Up Geauga Days are asked to contact the Department on Aging at 440-279-2130 and ask for Sherri Davis or Bob Debevits, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register For Chester Senior Trash Pickup

Chester Township Trustees and Chester Road Department are joining forces with the Geauga County Department on Aging for the 2014 Chester Township Senior Trash Pick-Up Days April 14-16.

To register for trash pickup, one must be 60 years of age or older, live in Chester Township and be registered with Geauga County Department of Aging. The Chester Township Road Crew and the Department on Aging will pick up refuse from the senior’s home.

No liquids, paint, or other hazardous materials, construction debris, rocks, yard waste or household garbage will be accepted. A maximum of four tires off the rim and appliances with Freon removed will be accepted. All material should be consolidated in strong boxes and items should be kept dry and covered with a tarp if possible.

Only 10 household items per home and the trash should be from the registered senior’s household only. Items must be left outside of home or garage by April 14. Do not leave items by the curbside.

The senior, or someone 18 years or older that is appointed by the senior, must be home on the day of the pickup and sign a release for the items that will be picked up.

To register, call the Department on Aging at 440-279-2130 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The cleanup is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The number of senior residents that can be served is limited.

Register For Munson Senior Trash Pickup

Munson Township Trustees and Munson Road Department are joining forces with the Geauga County Department on Aging for the Munson Township Senior Trash Pick-Up Days April 21-23.

To register for trash pickup, one must be 60 years of age or older, live in Munson Township and be registered with Geauga County Department of Aging. The Munson Township Road Crew and the Department on Aging will pick up refuse from the senior’s driveway and take it to the township Dumpsters.

No construction or remodeling debris, liquids, paint, or other hazardous materials, rocks, yard waste, household garbage, televisions, computer monitors or small appliances with electrical components will be accepted.

Reduce wood or pipe to six-foot lengths. Mattresses must be wrapped in plastic and securely taped or they will not be taken.

Unbroken car batteries, lawn mowers and a maximum of four tires off the rim will be accepted. To dispose of a junk auto or truck, call the township at 440-286-9255.

Residents are reminded that newspapers, magazines and cardboard are recyclable. Separate them out for recycling at a later date. Residents are also asked not to bring items that can easily be disposed of in the resident’s weekly curbside pickup.

Only 10 household items per home and the trash should be from the registered senior’s household only. Items must be left by garage or driveway near residence. Consolidate all small materials in strong boxes or containers. Do not leave items by the curbside. Items should be outside by the evening of April 21.

To register, call the Department on Aging at 440-279-2130 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The cleanup is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The number of senior residents that can be served is limited.

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