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 - The Dynamic Duo

Thursday, February 16th at Noon, Beachwood Community Center

Debbie Darling, a singer/songwriter along with her accompanist David Strieter, will no doubt delight us with selections of famous Oscar-nominated songs from the 1930s and 1940s. Debbie has performed a wide range of musical styles from opera to jazz to blues and everything in between. David Strieter has been working in the field of music in several different arenas for over 35 years. Join us and rekindle your love for this great music!

Meal choices include penne pasta with marinara or chicken parmigiana. All entrees served with a small salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. Register by Thursday, February 9th.

Overnight Trips

Pack your bags and unleash your sense of adventure! Overnight trips are back! Our first two trips feature Southern Ohio (April 24th-25th) and Tennessee (May 21st-26th) which includes stops in Nashville, Memphis and Louisville. Trips include hotel stays, transportation, meals, tours, admissions and gratuities. Single or double occupancy available. Visit our overnight trips webpage for specific details. 

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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.