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West Geauga Senior Center, 12650 West Geauga Plaza, Unit #4, Chester, 440-729-2782...

West Geauga Senior Center, 12650 West Geauga Plaza, Unit #4, Chester, 440-729-2782.

  • Geauga Parks: Sept. 6, 11 a.m. Geauga Park District presents “Monarchs on the Move. Learn about monarchs and their migration and then join on Sept. 14 at Orchard Hills for pancakes and to tag monarchs.
  • Balance Screenings: Sept. 7, 11 a.m. Presented by Legacy Healthcare.
  • Hospice of the Western Reserve: Sept. 8, 11 a.m. Stephanie Yeaglin will present “Questions are the Answer: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit.”
  • Senior Day in the Park: Sept. 14, 9 a.m. Join along with Geauga Park District for pancakes, sausage and tagging monarch butterflies at Orchard Hills Park. Call to RSVP by Sept. 12.

American Sign Language Class

Mondays, Sept. 11 – Jan. 15

Learn the basics of sign language including the ASL alphabet, numbers, finger spelling, gestures and grammar. The 16-week class will be held every Monday from 1-2 p.m. at Chardon Senior Center.

A minimum of six seniors are needed for class to take place. Class will be cancelled if less than six people register and rescheduled at a later time. There is a 16 person maximum

Class is free. Participants will need to bring a 1 to 2-inch, three-ring binder for materials.

Call the senior center to register by Sept. 6.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Refresh driving skills and know the new rules of the road at the new AARP Smart Driver Course being held at Chardon Senior Center. Volunteer AARP instructor Vin Fiordalis will present research-based driving strategies to help seniors stay safe behind the wheel.

Bring lunch, or ask to have one provided.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Payment is given directly to the instructor the day of class.

To register, call Chardon Senior Center at 440-279-2131.

Diabetes Self-Management

A six-week self-management class that focuses on diabetes will be held Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21, 29, Oct. 5, 19 and 26 at Chagrin Falls Senior Center. During each two and one-hour class, seniors will get support, find practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and sugar control, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to communicate with doctors and family about one’s health.

The class is free to all registered Geauga County seniors, but preregistration is required by calling the senior center at 440-247-8510.

Department on Aging 2017 All Stars
Geauga County Department on Aging hosted the fourth annual Senior Care All-Stars 2017 Award Luncheon recognizing excellence in senior care service at the Bass Lake Tavern on Aug. 23. The awardees were chosen from home care, assisted living and long-term care organizations in Geauga County.
The All Stars include (l to r) Becky Baldwin, Linda Wiser, Happy Lewis, Rachel Kusner, Sandra Warnel, Joy Luce, Sharon Evans, Sandy Salacienski, Tresa Moncada, Dorothea Ritchie, Marcie Cooper and Sheryl Spencer. [Not pictured: Shameika Cody and Anita Smith.]

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