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.

Mystery Trip with JKL Tours
Based on the tremendous success of our Mystery Trips, we are creating another day full of surprises that combine unique areas, sites and attractions. You will need a sense of adventure, a good sense of humor and comfortable walking shoes. Mystery Trips tend to sell out, sign up as soon as possible. Includes lunch and transportation for $115. Sign up by July 12th.

Beachwood Beats Summer Concert Series
Summer concerts are back featuring your favorite hits! Concerts are held outdoors on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at the Family Aquatic Center. Please bring a chair or blanket. On Thursdays at 6:30 PM, concerts take on a classical atmosphere inside at the Community Center. It all begins June 7th with Revolution Pie - A Tribute to The Beatles. View the full schedule here.

RSVP: 50-Year Resident Salute
The City of Beachwood would like to invite all residents who have lived here for 50 years or more to join us for a moment of special recognition at the July 26th Beachwood Beats concert. Newly minted 50-year residents will receive a special gift. The July 26th evening event, held at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center at 6:30 PM, will feature the Dan Zola Orchestra.

All are welcome to attend for entertainment. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. If you are a 50-year resident and have not been recognized in previous years, please RSVP by calling Beachwood Community Services at 216-292-1970.

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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.