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  Donna Smallwood Activities Center

 

The Donna Smallwood Activities Center is a facility 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. 

The Activities Center provides the following:

Meal Services
Charlene Trecokas, Coordinator 440-885-8140

  • Home-delivered Meals
  • Daily (M-F) Cafeteria Lunches at 11:30 a.m.
    Reservations required by Wednesday the week prior.
    call 440-885-8140. 
    September Menu
  • Wellness Programs
  • Nutrition Programs

Transportation Services to Parma Locations
Brenda Sneed, Coordinator 440-885-8156 
Transportation

  • Rides to Donna Smallwood Activities Center
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Beauty Shop/Barber
  • Bank
  • Doctor Appointments (Parma only)
  • Request a ride, call 440-885-8156

Social Services
Kathryn Karney-Davidson, Specialist 440-885-8155

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Assess for Benefits Eligibility
  • Bereavement Support Group
  • Medicare (OSHIIP) Representative
  • Community Services and Resource Referrals

Exercise Classes
Jeanne Sutyak 440-885-8819

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 
    Raisin’ Canes

Crafts

  • Knit, Crochet & Chat
  • Monthly Craft Programs 

Games

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

Other

  • Dances
    Guest Speakers
  • Technology Help Desk
  • Informal Group Discussions

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

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

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.

Director, Erin Lally

Contact Information
Office: 440-885-8800
Fax: 440-885-8817
Email: elally@cityofparma-oh.gov

Erin Lally is responsible for the Donna Smallwood Activities Center and Office on Aging. She oversees 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 Representatives, where she served as the minority whip and with former Parma Mayor Dean DePiero. She was also a member of multiple committees, including the Finance Committee and the Health and Family Services Committee.

Happily married for 23 years, she and her husband Francis, a lieutenant with the Cleveland Fire Department, are raising five children, ages 21 to 15.

NEWS

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SPECIAL EVENTS

57th Anniversary Dance
Thursday, Sept 15th
w/Wayne Tomsic
Tickets at the front desk

September 2022

Activities Calendar

September Lunch Menu

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