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The City of Chardon is joining forces with the Geauga County Department on Aging for the 2013 City of Chardon Trash Collection Days…

Chardon Trash Pickup

The City of Chardon is joining forces with the Geauga County Department on Aging for the 2013 City of Chardon Trash Collection Days June 17-19.

To register for trash pickup, individuals must be 60 years of age or older and live in the City of Chardon. The Department on Aging, along with its volunteers, will remove unwanted items from the garage or home of Chardon City senior citizens on June 17-19.

Universal Disposal will be picking up items curbside on June 21.

No brush, leaves, grass clippings, or other yard waste will be collected. Hazardous materials (household chemicals, paint, oil, batteries), tires, food waste, rocks, bricks, concrete and metal items over 4 feet in length will not be collected.

Appliances with Freon will be collected. Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.

Small items must be bagged, boxed or bundled. Lumber must be bundled and tied in lengths less than 3 feet, and metal pipes shall be no longer than 4 feet. No car parts, fuel tanks or whole motor vehicles will be collected.

There is a limit of 10 items per household and all items must come from the senior’s home.

Seniors must be registered with the Department on Aging prior to pickup and must have items clearly marked for pickup if they cannot be home to sign for items picked up.

For more information, call the Department on Aging weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 440-279-2129, 440-279-2135, 440-279-2130, 440-834-1856, ext. 2130 or 440-564-7131, ext. 2130. Please have the following information available: senior’s name, address, phone number, date of birth and a list of items needing to be removed.

Senior Center Events

Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Raven-wood Drive, Chardon, 440-279-2130.

Parkinson’s Support Group: June 17, 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend this month’s meeting to view the movie, “Ride with Larry.”

Birthplace of Aviation: June 17, 12:30 p.m. Geauga Park District will present a fascinating program.

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

Chair Exercises: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Arthritis based exercises open to anyone.

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

Lunch and Learn: June 13. The group will visit Heather Hill in Chardon for lunch and to learn about the facility and rehabilitation. Bus departs WGSC at 11 a.m. and will return by 1:15 p.m. This month’s topic is about improving one’s balance and what the balance master can do.

Geauga Gems Mystery Tour: June 18. Departing from the Chesterland Plaza at 9:15 a.m. and returning by 4:15 p.m. for a fun filled day in Geauga County. Senior center is open for all activities except for the arthritis exercise class.

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

Ethnic History of Cleveland: June 17, 11 a.m. Speaker is David Bernatowicz, associate professor of history at Tri-C. Call to register. Free.

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate: June 19, 10:30 a.m. Free program with samples presented by Prudential Select Properties. Call to register.

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

Chair Exercises: Every Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Arthritis based exercise class led by a certified instructor.

Blood Pressure: June 19, 10:30 a.m. Compliments of Embassy Healthcare.

Meal Delivery Drivers Needed

The Geauga County Department on Aging is in need of Home Delivered Meal drivers.

Once trained, volunteers can deliver meals as a substitute, once a month or as often as they would like. Many companies and/or civic groups work as a team, sending different individuals from their organization on a scheduled rotation. Because they alternate the drivers, a different driver can drive each week with the group determining the driving schedule.

The meal routes are delivered Monday through Friday, and usually take between one and a half to two hours from start to finish. Drivers are able to deliver lunch to 10 to 15 homebound seniors each shift.

Drivers must be 18 or older, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

To volunteer, call the Geauga County Department on Aging at 440-279-2130, 440-564-7133 ext. 2130 or 440-834-1586, ext. 2130.

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