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Donna Smallwood Activities Center

Donna Smallwood Activities Center is a facility for older adults. Parma area residents who are age 55 and older are welcome to participate in the City of Parma’s array of programs, services and activities. To learn more, read The Center Line Activities Center's monthly newsletter.

 The Activities Center provides the following:

Meal Services
Coordinator Charlene Trecokas, 440-885-8140

  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Daily (Monday - Friday), cafeteria lunches at 11:30 a.m. Reservations required by Wednesday the week prior. Call 440-885-8140. 
  • Wellness Programs
  • Nutrition Programs

Transportation Services to Parma Locations
Coordinator Brenda Sneed, 440-885-8156 
Transportation: Call 440-885-8156 to request a ride for the following:

  • Donna Smallwood Activities Center 
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Beauty Shop/Barber
  • Bank
  • Doctor Appointments

Social Services
Specialist Kathryn Karney-Davidson, 440-885-8155
Call for an appointment to receive a Benefits Check for eligible benefits.

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Social Worker
  • Bereavement Support Group
  • Medicare (OSHIIP) Representative - provides Medicare enrollment education and selection assistance 
  • Community Services and Resource Referrals

Exercise Classes
Jeanne Sutyak, 440-885-8819

The YMCA offers Silver Sneakers exercise classes throughout the week. There is also a weight room that includes treadmills and exercise bikes. YMCA memberships are 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

Crafts

  • Knit, Crochet and Chat
  • Year-round Parma Area Fine Arts Council (PAFAC) grant-funded art classes and workshops

Games

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

Other

  • Dance Parties
  • Guest Speakers
  • Technology Help Desk
  • Wellness Programs

Volunteer Opportunities
Anyone interested in volunteering should call 440-885-8800.

Group Travel
The YMCA offers bus trips to various locations throughout the year. Come in and see where we are going.

Free State of Ohio Check-in Service
The Ohio Department of Aging created Staying Connected Check-in Service. Staying Connected provides a free daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 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 oversees numerous services and value-added programming for older adults at the Donna Smallwood Activities Center. She is skilled at building strong relationships with community partners such as Cuyahoga County Public Library, University Hospital Parma Medical Center, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Metroparks, as well as local schools, churches, realtors, civic groups and business leaders.

Lally served as assistant to Parma Heights Mayor Mike Byrne for 10 years. Earlier in her career, she was twice elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, where she served as minority whip and with former Parma Mayor Dean DePiero. She was also a member of multiple committees, including the Finance Committee and Health and Family Services Committee.

Married for 24 years, she and her husband Francis, a captain with the Cleveland Fire Department, have five children, ages 22 to 16.