Heartful Living Café

Tuesday, August 8th

at 2pm

We welcome back Billy Coakley, our professional musician and drummer. Billy will lead all in a fun and interactive program

using a variety of drums and percussion instruments. Be with us in-person or virtually. Refreshments will follow in

our Café.

Sweet Arts Café

Wednesday, August 9th

11am – Noon:

Brown Bag Lunch

Noon – 1pm: Program

Have you joined us for our lunchtime program? Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll offer a special dessert and beverage. At noon, Jerry Devis will guide all in a special art activity related to summer. Be with us also

virtually at noon.

Celebrate the Arts

Friday, August 11th

at 2pm

Join Sally Ollerton with our monthly Support Group and Resident Artist Lee Ann Eyre will host an art experience. All reconvene afterwards for some healthy and enjoyable summer snacks and refreshments. The

art session may be joined virtually.

Memory Cafes

A New Upcoming Program!

The Foundation, along with the Cleveland Heights Public Library, is pleased to announce a new series of programs for the community at it’s Lee Road branch. Throughout the fall, on the second Thursday of each month, the Farrell Foundation will offer four 90 minute programs as a Memory Café. Each will be designed to meet the needs of individuals affected by dementia or cognitive brain health issues. The café will include a different arts or wellness activity each month guided by a professional in a café atmosphere and include refreshments. Registration is included in the links below. The Heights Library is located at 2345 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. Please share with others that might benefit from this new opportunity and resource.

For questions, please contact us at: 440-414-0434.

Thursday, September 14th: Storytelling

Registration link: https://events.heightslibrary.org/event/10777990

Thursday, October 12th: Baseball Memories

Registration link: https://events.heightslibrary.org/event/10778010

Thursday, November 9th: Scrapbook Memories

Registration link: https://events.heightslibrary.org/event/10778020

Thursday, December 14th: Holiday Music

Registration link: https://events.heightslibrary.org/event/10778026


August 12th is

Resident Artist Richard Skerl’s Birthday!!

We wish him a

wonderful day! And

thank you for all you do

for the Foundation!!

We extend our deepest sympathy to Scott Thompson for the loss of his dear wife Sunny Thompson. Sunny was a beloved and well respected Librarian for the Westlake City Schools. Sunny & Scott participated in and enjoyed Farrell Foundation programs. For more information, please contact the Foundation at:


We mourn the loss of Foundation friend Tim Shuckerow. Tim passed away recently. He was a well known Cleveland artist and educator/professor at Case Western Reserve University.

He brought his talent and spirit to every life he touched. Tim was our Auctioneer at our 2021 Gala at Westwood Country Club. Our sympathy to Tim’s family.

Current Art Show!

Art by Dominick Denaro!

Come and see the variety of his artwork, including painting, relief pieces (raised images) and his mixed media collages. Many with a baseball theme and others explore an in-depth visual assortment of ideas. This exhibit in the Center’s Art Gallery runs through the summer, open M – F, 9am – 5pm. A percentage of the sale of Dominick’s work helps to support the work of the Farrell Foundation.

Participant News

Community Outreach Coordinator Nadine Kodysz (L), Artist & Volunteer Elizabeth Revy (R) and

Dr. Charlie attended the Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Art Festival at Westlake Porter Public Library on July 29th!

Storyteller Corinne Jalkanen shared a fun story about the Emerald City and an art activity centered on the Wizard of Oz followed, led by Resident Artist Richard Skerl.

Here, participant Bob shows off his Wizard of Oz collage! The art program was led

by Resident Artist

Richard Skerl.

Participant Alice (R) shares her fun collage that she made with her daughter Denise (L)!

Volunteer David (L) helps guide participant Diane in starting her printmaking collage, while her husband Gary works on his.

Caregiver Jackie and participant Richard display their colorful prints that they made in Wednesday’s Sweet Arts Café.