Services and Support Groups

The Mentor Senior Center offers a variety of health and social services. Schedule an appointment with the center attorney, join a class to increase your memory, or join the Visionaries support group.  Basic information on these groups and services is provided here. For greater detail and exact meeting dates, please contact the Mentor Senior Center at (440) 974-5725.

Memory Boosting Strategies
Betsy Parke, Facilitator
Learn new techniques and effective strategies to help to boost and maintain your memory. This class is for you if you want to exercise your brain and support your memory functioning. The class includes stimulating exercises, discussion and support to help you or someone you know to enhance memory skills. Click here for registration details or call the Mentor Senior Center at (440) 974-5725.

Delay the Disease: Exercise to Fight Parkinson’s Symptoms
Delay the Disease is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), by optimizing their physical function and helping delay the progression of symptoms. The class will focus on Parkinson’s specific exercises to help fight the symptom’s of the disease. No equipment or expertise is necessary; just participate at your own level of ability. Caregivers are encouraged to join us, too!
Class is Tuesdays, 3 – 4 p.m. Contact the senior center at (440) 974-5725 to register or click here to register online.

Visionaries Low Vision Support & Discussion Group
Facilitator: Deborah Kogler
If you or someone you know suffer from vision impairment—you’re not alone. The monthly meetings are not only informative but a lot of fun! There is no fee, but please call the Senior Center at (440) 974-5725 to register.  Typically the last Wednesday of the month, 2 – 4 p.m.

Memory Care Support Group
This support and discussion group for caregivers covers a variety of topics including signs & symptoms, available resources, help for the caregiver and any topic that the group would like to address. This program is sponsored by the Mentor Senior Center, Kemper House of Mentor, & the Alzheimer’s Association. Newcomers are always welcome, no fee. Refreshments are served. Group meets in Activity Room 4.   Typically meets the second and 4th Thursday of each month, 1-2 p.m.

Income Tax Assistance With AARP Volunteers
Trained volunteers will assist in the completion of state and federal income tax forms. The volunteers do not assist with city tax forms. Bring with you these items: copy of last year’s income tax return (s) and supporting documentation; W-2 & W-2p forms from each employer if you earned a salary; SSA-1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, etc) showing interest, and or dividends and original purchase price of sold assets; 1099 form from the payer of your pension or annuity; unemployment compensation statements; all forms indicating federal income tax paid; all receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing deductions; and your social security card. This is a free service but advance registration is required by calling the Senior Center at (440 974-5725.
Thursdays, February 2 – April 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Living With Loss
Facilitator: Debbie Muzik, Ph. D.
This is an education and short-term support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. Four sessions to help you learn about the grief process; acquiring coping skills, and to share your experience with others who are also grieving. Participants in previous groups found it easier in a group with others experiencing similar challenges, and to have useful hand-outs to take with them for future reference. The group is open to adults of all ages.

Parkinson’s Support Group
This is a group for patients, caregivers, family and friends – all are welcome! Know that you are not alone.  Share and learn from each other and find support and encouragement.  The group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. in Activity Room 4.

Voice Your Views
Facilitator:  Deb Muzik, PhD.
Join us to listen, learn and discuss a variety of topics.  This group meets Fridays from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in Activity Room 4.

Podiatrist services are available on Wednesdays. The cost is$15 and services are by appointment only. Advance registration is required. Call (440) 974-5725 to register.

Blood Pressure Screening
Blood pressure checks are available free of charge the first Wenesday of the month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Please call (440) 974-5725 to register.

Vitality Massage
Treat yourself to a massage! Vitality massage is a 20-minute treatment in a specially designed chair. The cost is $12. Advance registration is required. Please call (440) 974-5725 to register.

Attorney Services
Brief consultations with attorney Gary Rosenthal are available, typically on the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee, but please call (440) 974-5725 to register in advance.