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Donna Smallwood Activities Center remains closed due to the pandemic. The Activities Center is delivering meals to Parma residents ages 60 or older who are currently registered in the community meals or homebound meals programs.

Senior Transportation Connection (STC) is temporarily providing transportation for medical appointments only. A resident must be age 60 or older, an Activities Center member and registered with STC to receive this service.

The Activities Center has no information on the 2021 Farmers Market nutrition coupons.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is no longer located at the Activities Center. The HEAP office has moved to 6886 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Call the main appointment line at 216-350-8008 for more information.

The Ridgewood YMCA at the Activities Center remains closed. The North Royalton YMCA, however, has opened with some restrictions and limited hours. For more information, call 440-230-9339 or visit

Ohio Department of Aging Staying Connected Check-in Service:
free for all Ohio residents ages 60 and older

Programs for Older Adults

Parma area residents who are 55 and older are invited to participate in the City of Parma's vast array of programs, services, and activities. 

The City's multi-purpose Smallwood Activities Center offers daily activities Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Persons 60 and older are given priority nutrition lunch and transportation programs. 

Center Activities

Supportive Services
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Outreach
  • Nutrition Meals
  • Wellness Programs
  • Walking Club

Social Services

  • Case Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Low Vision Support Group
  • Bereavement Support Group
  • Strength Exercise

Line Dancing

  • Ball Room Dancing
  • Square Dancing
  • Sunshine Sing-a-long


  • Quilting


  • Bingo
  • Chess
  • Checkers
  • Billiards
  • Pinochle
  • Cards
  • Bridge


  • Dances
  • Guest Speakers

Volunteer Opportunities

Group Travel

Outdoor Activities in Senior Park

  • Picnics
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard

Specialized Transportation Service

Donna Smallwood Activities Center Director

Jo Ann Mason

Jo Ann MasonContact Information
Office: (440) 885-8800
Fax: (440) 885-8817

Ms. Mason is responsible for the Smallwood Activities Center and numerous offerings that facility provides to area residents.

Prior to being appointed a director, she worked for Cox Cable handling community service, television production and programming.

A devoted Parma civic activist, Ms. Mason serves on numerous boards and committees.


7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Donna Smallwood Activities Center and Office on Aging 
7001 West Ridgewood
Parma, Ohio