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Mayor offers Smallwood Center for those with power outages

October 31, 2012

Contact: Jeannie Roberts (440) 885-8181/(216) 346-9935 

PARMA, Ohio - As he did this summer as a respite from sweltering heat, Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter is offering the city’s senior center, the Donna Smallwood Activities Center, as a safe place for Parma residents who have been left with no electricity in the wake of the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

The center, located behind City Hall, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, is heated, and offers varied, on-going activities. The center is open to residents who need to use it for relief; however, meals and transportation are provided only to those 60 and older and registered for those services.

Questions about the Center will be answered at 440-885-8800.

“I encourage residents to check on their neighbors and friends, especially the elderly, and to bring them to the Center if they need relief,” said Mayor DeGeeter.

Residents without power are encouraged to call First Energy at 1-888-544-4877 to report the outage.

For those who have more engaged needs, the Red Cross of Greater Cleveland is on-line at