Senior Programs


Beachwood Community Services strives to provide social and communal activities for senior residents. Programming promotes learning, safety, health, overall well-being, and more. For questions, call Community Services at 216.292.1970 and ask for Susan Gordon Merdler, Program Manager.

Senior Day Out - Winter Wonderfulness
Thursday, December 15th | Doors open at noon.
Register by December 7th or until full.

Warm up with Laura Lindauer, vocalist and Marge Adler, pianist and their upbeat selection of musical theater and winter songs. Meal choices include a roast beef sandwich on rye or nicoise salad. All entrees served with potato pancakes, dessert and a beverage. Register by December 7th at City Hall, or call 216-292-1970.

Cleveland Orchestra: Inspiration - The Tempest
Friday, March 31st at Severance Hall, 10 AM-1 PM
Register by February 17th or until full.

Shakespeare’s plays have provided a limitless source of inspiration, and this performance pairs two particularly evocative responses to his comedy The Tempest. First Thomas Adès, in his Cleveland Orchestra conducting debut, leads the world premiere of his Tempest Suite, based upon the music from his 2012 opera. This is followed by Jean Sibelius’s Prelude and Suite that was assembled from incidental music he wrote for a Danish production of the play. Through this pairing, Adès explores the boundless nature of creativity and vast range of ingenuity. Enjoy our world renown Orchestra! Residents are $86, non-residents are $103. Includes a ticket and transportation. Depart from the Beachwood Community Center.

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Senior Van Transportation

Free door-to-door wheelchair lift equipped van service is available for Beachwood residents 60 years and older and those with disabilities living in an independent living setting. This service is not meant to supply all transportation needs, but is a supplemental service. Rides are available for medical appointments, shopping, banking, and social / recreational activities. There is no guarantee of the van's availability for requested dates and times. View our Beachwood Community Transportation Brochure (PDF).

Register for Service: Call Shelly Drenski at 216.292.1971 to register. One-time registration is required to determine eligibility before utilization of a van service. The City of Beachwood reserves the right to determine eligibility.  

Service Area & Hours: This service is provided to destinations within the eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County and the University Circle area. Offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4 PM.

Reserve Your Ride: To reserve a ride, call 216-595-3709. Provide the following information when calling (to make a request you must leave all of the following): your name, address, phone number, date requested, destination, address of destination, phone number of destination, time of appointment, time for return, and use of a wheelchair/walker/escort.

As soon as you know you need a ride, give us a call. The answering machine on Van Request Line is the only way to request or cancel a ride. Our staff retrieves the requests throughout the day.

A phone call will be placed to you telling whether we can or cannot accommodate your request within the week. The day prior to your confirmed ride, a staff member will call you with a pickup time. Please be ready to be picked up 10 minutes before your scheduled time. The driver does not leave the van to look for riders. You need to watch for the van’s arrival. Drivers are not permitted to pick up unscheduled residents.