Human Services to host new Talks series

Most Brecksville residents have already heard of “Ted Talks,” but starting this summer, the Brecksville Human Services Center will host a new series: “Brecksville Human Services Talks.”

Local historians Cathie Clager and Rita Wolansky kicked off the series with their latest production, “Tales From Down Under, and We Ain’t Talkin’ Australia.” The event highlighted over 20 unique people buried in Northeast Ohio cemeteries.

Local author and former baseball sportswriter Marty Gitlin  is next in line at the Human Services Center on Friday, July 15, at 11 a.m. to talk about the history of the Indians/Guardians. He’s written a book titled, “Ultimate Cleveland Indians Time Machine Book.” Residents are invited to bring their bats and gloves and to wear Indians/Guardians gear.

On Friday, August 12, at 11 a.m., Attorney Margie Karl and colleagues will present, “The Do’s and Don(u)t’s of Downsizing.” They plan to discuss the real estate market when you downsize, what do with all your stuff your kids don’t want and the basics of estate planning. And yes, there will be free coffee and doughnuts.

The month of September will feature a triple header. On Thursday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m., Brandon Smith, an expert on Social Security from the Cleveland office, will update guests on Social Security. This is especially important for individuals who are planning to retire, or if you’re already on Social Security to be sure you’re in good shape.

On Monday, Sept. 12, from noon to 4 p.m., Susan Litherland of AARP will present “55 Alive.” She will present a four-hour course on being safe on the roads. You might lower your car insurance bill.

Lastly, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m., Ted Lux will present his annual program on natural gas and electricity rates.

Call the Brecksville Human Services center for more information or to register. ∞