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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. 
  • Wellness Programs
  • Nutrition Programs

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

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

Social Services
Kathryn Karney-Davidson, Specialist 440-885-8155
Call for an appointment to receive a Benefits Check to be sure you are receiving 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, 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


  • Knit, Crochet & Chat
  • Partnership with Parma Area Fine Arts Council (PAFAC) for grant funded Art Classes and Workshops all year


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


  • Dances
  • Guest Speakers
  • Technology Help Desk
  • Wellness Programs

Volunteer Opportunities
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Volunteer Coordinator Diana Parsons at 440-885-8800.

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

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

Erin Lally oversees numerous services and value-added programming the Center provides to older adults. 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 and local schools, churches, realtors, civic groups, and business leaders.

Lally served as assistant to Parma Heights Mayor Mike Byrne for ten years where she was responsible for administrative assistance, graphic design, social media management, and special events such as the popular "Kids in the Commons".

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 Health and Family Services Committee.

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


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