Judson Manor Resident Virginia Havens Offers Her Top Reasons for Living in University Circle

Virginia loves to learn.  She went back to school in her 40’s to earn her Master’s Degree in education and embarked on a teaching career.  Living at Judson Manor, she and her husband George, continue to pursue lifelong learning opportunities at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

“This is truly a rich, diverse and invigorating life here in University Circle-a very wise choice,” she says.

Virginia also volunteers at Cleveland-based Towards Employment, conducting mock interviews with former felons seeking to re-enter the workforce.

Recently, she shared why she loves living in University Circle, Cleveland’s cultural hub.

• Walking through Rockefeller Park with its magnificent Cultural Gardens and Moses Cleaveland trees.

• Auditing classes at CWRU including Byzantium History, American Art in the 20th Century, Shakespeare, and the History of Rock & Roll.

• Cleveland Orchestra concerts or student recitals the Cleveland Institute of Music.

• Walking to a library, book store, grocery store, dress shop, or ice cream parlor.

• The Cleveland Museum of Art-completely renewed and stunning.

• Lessons at The Music Settlement.

• Dining choices-55 places to eat within a mile!

• Chatting with students, gardeners, policemen, teachers and others as I walk my dog, just like a small town-a very walkable city!

• Hosting special events at the Manor that feature stimulating speakers from University Circle-based institutions.

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