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Senior Living activities (continued)
Now the ‘rest of the story’ for credit or just for fun, and no special educational background or transcripts
R E L o c a t i o N
G U i D E are required. Class
offerings change
each semester. The
fee also includes free
entry into concerts,
plays and athletic
events on campus.
Senior Activity
Lila and Don Lorton
Center, funded in
A part by the Older

Americans Act
fter nine stops in the corporate world
and the Tennessee Commission on Aging, offers a full slate of activities,
of the “North,” my late wife Lila and I came to
Cleveland in 1991 and decided to stay in 1996 including art and dance classes, exercise classes, bowling, Bingo and Bridge,
information sessions, gospel singing, and lunch (with reservation) for those
when I retired [from Maytag]. 55 and up. For more information, call 423-559-2171. 230 Urbane Rd,
There are several obvious reasons Cleveland TN 37312.
Cleveland is attractive to retirees—temperate
weather, closeness to the major cities of Shopping
Nashville and Atlanta, the beauty of the Whether you’re looking for automotive parts or building supplies, up-to-the-
mountains and lakes, proximity to excellent minute fashions or vintage charm, our small city can meet your shopping
medical facilities, access to automobile and air needs. If you’re looking for Tervis tumblers, Jim Shore collectibles, one-
transportation, a small community quality of of-a-kind jewelry pieces by regional artisans or original artwork, downtown
life, and other tangible benefits. Cleveland offers quaint shops and intimate art galleries to pique your interest.
However, the “rest of the story” involves the If your needs are more practical, local retailers provide quality merchandise
people of this area, as East Tennesseans have a or you can bargain
hunt in our national
strong faith-based value system that appeals to chains. The shopping
people like us who sometimes need a respite landscape is also
from the business world. dotted with antique
Cleveland is a place where volunteerism shops and furniture
is encouraged and welcomed by all, especially stores for those
to those who can apply skills developed in more interested
corporate leadership. in an afternoon of
Our upper education institutions browsing.
and church-related organizations offer Between visits to
opportunities to serve and learn, as well as Bradley Square
continued interchange with our youth. Mall, Hickory Grove
So far, “political correctness” has not Shopping Center, Cleveland Towne Center, the Shops at Spring Creek or
any number of plazas, you may also choose to pamper yourself with a salon
infected our lives, so a conservative leaning treatment or sip a cool drink or specialty coffee on the patio. Then you can
population is compatible with our values. arrange to have dinner at one of our casual eateries or ine restaurants.
In summary, when Lila and I walked away However you choose to plan your day, your shopping experience is sure to be
from active corporate life, one of our goals pleasant.
was—and mine still is—to serve others in
our community. Cleveland/Bradley County the chamber
continues to allow me to warmly fulfill this Please call on the Chamber of Commerce for additional information. Our
goal. mailing address is PO Box 2275, Cleveland TN 37320-2275. Our ofices are
—Don LortonRetired, located at 225 Keith St SW. 423-472-6587. Visit our website at
Maytag Corporation or email us at
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