City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Senior Adult/50+

 
The Parks & Recreation Department offers an impressive range of programs and activities for the 50-plus crowd. Our active Senior Center is respected in the region for its innovative and comprehensive programming. Additionally, the programs offered by LifeLong Learning & Leisure provides an exciting range of options to enrich your soul and educate your mind.

Senior Center Winter Weather Policy: When the Upper Arlington Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Upper Arlington Senior Center is closed until noon. Lunch and morning activities are cancelled. This policy is for the safety of our patrons, allowing for the clearance of snow and salting of parking lots and sidewalks.

Current Events Discussion Group Schedule - updated 7/17/172017 Winter AG

Book Club Reading List - updated 7/17/17

Silver Bears Softball Registration Form - updated 3/10/17

Sentinel Newsletter 

Café UA

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Lunch is available daily Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers prepare soup and sandwiches. Daily offerings include soups, chicken salad, tuna salad, hot dogs, brats and various beverages. Cafe UA is closed on Special Event Tuesdays.

UA Senior Association

We credit the success of the Senior Center to the innovative structure of member involvement. The Senior Center has a proactive Senior Association, led by the Senior Advisory Council that is comprised of 15 elected members. Membership in the UA Senior Association is $15 for a resident and $20 for a non-resident per calendar year.

The Senior Advisory Council meets monthly in partnership with City staff to help create the atmosphere that sets us apart. The Council makes recommendations in an advisory capacity for programs, services and facilities. This group also supports the Senior Center financially, using funds raised through the Association to purchase new equipment and support facility improvements.

The Senior Advisory Council meets the second Friday of the month at 1 pm in Bldg 1, Rm 104.

Membership to the Upper Arlington Senior Association is $15 for a resident and $20 for a non-resident per calendar year. Annual dues are payable January 1. Membership benefits include the monthly newsletter, The Sentinel, which provides you with monthly updates and the latest Senior Association News. You also receive, directly, by mail, the three-time-yearly Activity Guide publication providing the comprehensive programs and services offered through Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department.
 

Senior Advisory Council

The Senior Advisory Council (SAC) is composed of twelve members and three alternates.

The Senior Advisory Council meets monthly in partnership with City staff. The Council makes recommendations in an advisory capacity for programs, services and facilities. This group also supports the Senior Center financially, using funds raised through the Association to purchase new equipment and support facility improvements.

Members of SAC are elected by ballot for one (2-year) term. Alternates are elected for a 1-year term. The term of office is January 1 through December 31.

The following standing committees are organized each year: Arts & Crafts, Discussion Groups, Special Services, Management Functions, Community Relations, Music and Dance, Intergenerational Opportunities, Games, Sports, and Fitness, Education, Special Events, Finance and Travel.
 

Older Adult Services

The Upper Arlington Commission on Aging
Housed in the Senior Center, the Upper Arlington Commission on Aging is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the needs of older adults, age 60+, who reside in Upper Arlington. For over 25 years, the Commission on Aging has worked to enhance your quality of life in Upper Arlington and is ready to assist you at any time. View the latest Silver Threads newsletter here.
 
2016-2018 Resource Directory for Older Adults and Their Families
The new and improved Upper Arlington Commission on Aging Resource Directory has just been published and mailed to every household in Upper Arlington. This is one example of the advocacy work of the UA Commission on Aging and offers listings of many different kinds of services, including housing alternatives, legal/insurance help, transportation, adult daycare and more. Additional copies are available at the UA Senior Center, Library and Municipal Services Center.
 
Upper Arlington Kind Call
Kind Call is a free service available to any Upper Arlington resident and is designed to help individuals who live alone or who are primary caregivers for a family member.

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services Older Adult Program
A community partner and a link in the health care chain, Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services works in partnership with local governments, businesses, schools and civic organizations to identify needs, develop solutions and enhance the quality of life for our communities. The Older Adults Program offers one-on-one services for older adults facing personal, health, mental health, financial, housing or other challenges. Individualized services are offered in client homes and at their offices. For more information or to arrange for help, please call Hollie Goldberg at 614-273-2950.
 
Project Lifesaver
The standard of care in electronic tracking of those with cognitive conditions helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, Autism, Down Syndrome, dementia and other related disorders.

The FILE of Life
Emergency medical information is stored in this magnetic pouch on the outside of the refrigerator. The FILE of Life allows the UA Fire Division quick and easy access to patient information during emergencies. FILE of Life kits are available at the Municipal Services Center and the UA Senior Center.

STAY UA
STAY UA is an innovative program that assist seniors with everything from preventing falls to home maintenance, oftentimes linked through non-emergency calls received by the Upper Arlington Fire Division to a service coordinator who can give referrals for social-service agencies. Call 614-583-5114 or email [email protected] for more details.
 
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging provides in-home services, resources and education to support older adult independence, choice and dignity.
 
Ohio Department of Aging
The Ohio Department of Aging provides leadership for the delivery of services and supports that improve and promote quality of life and personal choice for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities, their families and their caregivers.

 

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