New Senior Membership Options

There have been numerous questions regarding Silver Sneakers and the decision by UnitedHealthcare and the AARP Supplement to no longer offer that program to its members. The Bellevue Community Center will proudly continue offering Silver Sneakers to the many that still qualify. For those that do not, we will be a participating location with Renew Active and the AARP Supplement Program that UnitedHealthcare has adopted as a replacement. These are two different programs depending on which UnitedHealthcare/AARP supplemental insurance plan you have. The Renew Active program will operate very similarly to Silver Sneakers. It has no additional out-of-pocket cost for the member. The AARP Supplement Program will have an out-of-pocket cost of 50% of the regular monthly membership fee. At our facility, this will be $10/month. We also will continue to offer our regular senior memberships for those without these supplemental insurance programs. This can be a confusing topic, so please feel free to reach out to the Community Center staff with questions.

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We are excited to announce that beginning in January 2019, all seniors with any membership to the Bellevue Community Center will have access to our senior fitness class and aquatics aerobics class at no additional charge. The Bellevue Rec. Department feels that maintaining an active lifestyle is an important part of the aging process. For more information, please call 419-483-5555.

Happy Holidays!

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9th–12th grade rosters and schedule

Team rosters and game schedule for the Senior Boys (9th–12th grade) Basketball League.

Games are at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

A $1 admission fee will be taken at the front desk for those who wish to watch the games.

Players will not be allowed into the gymnasium before 6:15 as there is another basketball program going on at that time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Become a youth Rec. League sponsor

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As winter is approaching, so is another exciting year of programs for our youth. We are also trying to finalize winter sponsors for our activities. The sponsor fee this year will be $125. This money is used to buy 12 team t-shirts with the sponsor logo on them. The sponsor’s name is also used in any press releases.

We would like to take this opportunity to ask you to consider sponsoring youth basketball. Last year over 400 boys and girls participated! It is organizations such as yours that enable our Department to add quality to our programs and give the young athletes a sense of being part of a team, yet still be affordable to both our Department and the participants involved.

Please call the Rec. Dept. at 419-483-5555 if you have any questions concerning sponsorships.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Introducing new Rec. Director Kenneth P. Stray

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The Bellevue Recreation Board is pleased to announce the hiring of only the fourth Director in their 65-year history.

Kenneth P. Stray was hired by the Board on September 12, 2017 to fill the position of the retired and long-time director, Marc Weisenberger.

Ken comes to Bellevue from the City of Richmond Heights, where he is presently the Recreation Director there. He also works for the City of Solon as a Community Manager. Ken received a Bachelor of Science and Music Education from Case Western Reserve University in 2008. After graduation, he entered the US Marine Corps in San Diego, CA. After his service to the country, he earned a Masters of Arts in Recreation & Leisure Studies at the University of Toledo in 2014. His emphasis with this degree was Therapeutic Recreation. Ken is currently an Air Force Reservist and lives in Solon with his wife Suleika, and son William. They plan to relocate to the Bellevue area in the near future.

Ken began as the full time Recreation Director October 2, 2017.

The Bellevue Recreation Board consists of members Evelyn Woodruff, Joel Lapata, Lisa Hay, Ron Miller, City Council rep. Steve Hill, and Chairman Dave Sabo.