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Donna Smallwood Activities Center

Programs for Older Adults

Parma area residents who are age 55 years old and older are welcome to participate in the City of Parma’s array of programs, services, and activities

FREE Check-in Service from the State of Ohio
The Ohio Department of Aging created Staying Connected Check-in Service. Staying Connected provides a free daily check-in by phone for Ohioans 60 years old and older. This service provides comfort and can connect seniors with aging network information and support.

It is easy to get started, visit Stay Connected.

The Activities Center provides the following:

Meal Services 

  • Home-delivered Meals
  • Daily (M-F) Cafeteria Lunches served at 11:30 a.m.
  •    Reservations required 440.888.8140
  • Wellness Programs
  • Nutrition Programs

Transportation Services Transportation

  • Rides to our Center
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Beauty Shop/Barber
  • Bank
  • Doctor Appointments in Parma
  • Request a ride 440.885.8156

Social Services

  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Low-vision Support Group
  • Bereavement Support Group
  • Strength Exercise

Exercise Classes

The YMCA offers Silver Sneakers exercise classes throughout the week, and there is an equipment weight room, including treadmills and bicycles. YMCA memberships are also available for the following classes:

  • Yoga
  • SS Classic
  • Move with Mary Kay
  • Fitness after 50
  • Gentle Chair Exercise
  • Walk 15
  • Tai Chi

Singing and Dancing

  • Sunshine Singers
  • Raisin Canes vaudeville dancing show


  • Knit & Chat
  • New monthly craft programs and classes coming soon


  • Billiards
  • Pinochle, Bridge and Other Easy Card Games
  • Puzzles
  • Chair Volleyball
  • Bunco
  • Cornhole
  • Brain Games/Mind Push-ups/Trivia


  • Dances
  • Guest Speakers
  • Technology Help Desk
  • Informal group discussions

Volunteer Opportunities
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact our Volunteer Coordinator Marie Chick at 440-885-8800.

Group Travel
The YMCA offers bus trips to various locations, including an upcoming casino trip.

Director, Erin Lally

Contact Information
Office: 440-885-8800
Fax: 440-885-8817

Erin Lally is responsible for the Donna Smallwood Activities Center and Office on Aging. She oversees the numerous offerings the facility provides to area senior residents. She is skilled at building strong relationships with community partners such as Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Metroparks and local schools, churches, realtors, civic groups and business leaders.

Most recently, Lally served as assistant to Parma Heights Mayor Mike Byrne for the past 10 years. She handled administrative assistant tasks, provided graphic design, managed social media and organized special events.

Earlier in her career, she was twice elected to the Ohio House of Representative, where she served with former Parma Mayor Dean DePiero and as the minority whip. She was also a member of multiple committees, including the Finance Committee and the Health/Family Services Committee.

Happily married for 22 years, she and her husband Francis, a lieutenant with the Cleveland Fire Department, are raising five children, ages 21 to 15.

MAY 2022



Adaptive Jazzercize
Every Thursday 10:30 a.m.

Library Card Sign-Up
Monday, May 16 10 a.m.

May 23-27

Speakers, screenings, and activities every day at 10 a.m. 12 p.m. and 1p.m.


in observance of
Memorial Day

Honor, Respect, and Remember