COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Senior Living in Forest Hill

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In Forest Hill, a rich variety of  homes of different architectural styles can be seen. While all were built to comply with Rockefeller’s original restrictive covenants, with their high construction standards and requirements such as an attached garage and a slate, tile, or wood shake roof, several post-war builders introduced single-story styles to accommodate the more contemporary lifestyles of new homeowners. 

The opportunity for single-level living in the quiet residential Forest Hill neighborhood with its beautiful architecture and landscaping, its close proximity to parks, trails, the restaurant and business districts of Cleveland Heights, downtown Cleveland and the World-class cultural and medical facilities of University Circle have made the ranch-style homes in Forest Hill highly desirable for those downsizing from larger family homes in the suburbs. These individuals, as well as many long-time residents who raised their families in the community, hope to remain in their homes for as long as possible as they age.

Forest Hill is a community that wants to facilitate this dream for its residents. We have a long history of community, neighborliness, and people helping each other. With a designated individual on each street being responsible for organizing social events and keeping up with the general welfare of homeowners, the organization of FHHO is such that it has always encouraged neighbors to look out for each other. It is not uncommon for neighbors to get together to clean up landscaping or even paint or make minor repairs for a resident who has been unable to keep up with these tasks.

The Forest Hill Aging Well at Home Resource Guide

Two Forest Hill residents, Judy Charlick and Sue Kenney set out to create a Resource Guide that would:

  1. Provide information that would help residents successfully stay in their homes longer than otherwise as they age and/or deal with disabilities.

  2. Provide a tool that neighbors and volunteers could use to initiate neighborly communication, offer a helping hand, facilitate connections, and expand supportive relationships within our community.

The resulting Forest Hill Aging Well at Home Resource provides almost 30 pages of user-friendly information on non-profit and governmental programs and resources in Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland, organized by general needs of senior and disabled residents. It covers topics such as: prescription delivery, transportation, utilities assistance, home repair and household assistance, and even library book drop-off and pick-up.

These Forest Hill residents are eager to get the resource out into the community and freely share it in partnership with all those in Forest Hill as well as other neighborhoods and groups in Cleveland Heights or East Cleveland who would like to use it for themselves or as a tool for expanding good neighbor and community relations.

To view the resource guide click HERE