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.

Seniors Day Out - Hello Ruth
Thursday, October 20th | Doors open at noon.
Register by October 12th or until full.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) was an American lawyer, jurist, and advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, winning many arguments before the Supreme Court. Join Juliette Regnier from Women in History as she portrays this incredible woman.

Meal choices include a chicken salad sandwich or egg salad sandwich. All entrees include red lentil soup, dessert and beverage. Register by October 12th at City Hall, or call 216-292-1970.

Beginner Mahj Lessons
Following a successful game get-together in August, Beachwood Community Services has added two programs for beginners to learn mahjong. The group is looking to grow and all beginners are welcome. To register, visit City Hall, call 216-292-1970 or go online to

Mahjong Afternoon Lessons: Offered on Mondays, beginning October 10 at 12:30 p.m. The six-week session is held at the Beachwood Community Center with instructor Fern Grunberger. National Mahjong League 2022 cards available for $10 at the first class or bring your own. No additional cost. Register by October 3. Space is limited.

Mahjong Evening Lessons: Offered on Thursdays, beginning October 13 at 4:00 p.m. The three-week session is held at the Beachwood Community Center with instructor Naida Levi. Residents cost $38 and non-residents are welcome for $47. Bring your National Mahjong League 2022 card. Register by October 10. Space is limited.

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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.