Senior Center

Mission

The mission of the Garfield Heights Senior Center is to provide a range of services, activities, and volunteer opportunities that promote independence for older persons.

COVID-19 Information

The Garfield Heights Senior Center is presently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Senior's Zoom Chat with Mayor Matthew Burke

The City of Garfield Heights is inviting you to a scheduled weekly Zoom meeting hosted by Mayor Matthew Burke. Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

For more information, take a look at the Seniors Chat with the Mayor Flyer (PDF).

Meetings can be viewed via Zoom.

On-Site Services

On-site services are suspended indefinitely.

In-Home Services

Homebound meals (Federally funded program) view the Homebound Meals Registration Form (DOC).

Assessment by a Social Worker (LSW)

Supportive Services

Applications

  • Water and sewer discounts (Homestead and Disability)
  • Homestead exemption
  • HEAP - Ohio Energy Assistance (discounts for gas, October to March)
  • Home maintenance loans/grants

Tax Assistance

  • Free income tax assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers
  • Call in January to schedule your appointment

Senior Center Reopening

The Garfield Heights Senior Center will reopen on Monday, August 16, at a reduced capacity and by reservation only. For information, or to make a reservation, call 216-475-3244.

Senior Transportation

Transportation is provided by the City of Garfield Heights for residents 60 years of age or older or those who have disabilities. Transportation is available within established geographic boundaries. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Priority is given for dialysis patients and medical appointments. The service that is provided is curb-to-curb (riders must be able to board and deboard independently with minimal assistance). All buses are wheelchair accessible.

To register, schedule a ride or for more information, call the Senior Center at 216-475-3244 from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also view the Medical Transportation Registration Form (DOC).

For more information regarding transportation for Seniors, please visit the Senior Living website.

Food/Nutrition Programs

Monthly Food Pantry

Sponsored by the City of Garfield Heights. The Food Pantry is available to income-qualifying residents on:

  • The third Wednesday of every month, between the hours of 1 to 2 pm
  • The third Thursday of every month between the hours of 5 to 6 pm

Senior Market Program (Temporarily Canceled)

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank delivers fresh produce to the Garfield Heights Senior Center to be distributed to senior citizens.