Heartful Living Café

Tuesday, November 14th

at 2pm

Enjoy the fun and sounds of drummer Billy Coakley on Tuesday! Billy will entertain and engage all in an interactive drumming experience. Stay for time to socialize and enjoy afternoon refreshments. Be with us in-person or virtually.

Sweet Arts Café

Wednesday, Nov. 15th

11am – Noon: Lunch

Noon to 1:00pm: Program

We welcome all to enjoy a Baseball Memories program! Start with lunch first. Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll offer beverages and dessert. Come dressed in your favorite baseball attire! A favorite team, cap, jersey or t-shirt. Then have your photo taken. SABR, Society for American Baseball Research members, Ike Brooks, Gretchen Denaro and Dave Bodemer will host a program about baseball cards. Resident Artist Richard Skerl will guide all in a related activity.

Celebrate the Arts

Friday, November 17th

at 2pm

On Friday afternoon, MTEC, Music Therapy Enrichment Center, will be here to host a monthly program. A variety of songs, instruments and fun activities will be offered. Be with us in-person or virtually. Enjoy healthy snacks and desserts following the program.

Mindfulness Through

the Arts

Monday, Nov. 20th

2pm – 3pm

We welcome care partners to our program. Join us to have time to relax and enjoy an arts practice together. An opportunity to engage and allow time to have special conversation with others. On Monday, the experience will be led by Judy Montgomery, as she will guide all in a Zentangle arts practice, which involves drawing related patterns. Refreshments included.

New Program!

Gentle Moments

Looking for participants to attend a new special program. We

will soon be offering a

sensory session to guide a small group or an individual couple through a pleasant, relaxing experience. Soothing words and soft music and to spend time together at the Center.

Guided by Shirley Nelson.

Day of the week and time schedule personally arranged. Please contact us for further details about either program

at 440-414-0434.

Our Sympathy is extended to participant Bob Reid regarding the loss of his wife, Gail Reid, who recently passed away.

Our Sympathy is extended to participant

Betsy Flanagan and family regarding the recent loss

of Pat Flanagan. Pat enjoyed many of our programs, especially the Baseball Memories programs.

Art Exhibit!

Artist David Noss

Stop in the Center and visit David Noss’ Art Exhibit! The work of Abstract Expressionistic pieces is on display until November 16th. Plus David has graciously donated two pieces of art to the benefit of the Foundation. Currently, we have a raffle and your opportunity to bid on the artwork pictured below.

1 Ticket = $5.00 5 Tickets = $20.00. Visit in-person or bid by going to our donate tab for a one-time donation. Specify which piece(s) you are bidding on and submit.

Cleveland Heights Library Lee Road Branch Memory Cafe

Thursday, December 14th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Music can be one of the best sources to bring back memories of those suffering from Alzheimer’s/dementia. The recall is known as “music-invoked autobiographical memory”. Programs presented by the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health are centered around music and the arts. On Thursday, December 14th, we offer an example of the joy of music by singing familiar songs from different ethnicities as we explore December’s holidays. Holiday cookies will complete this programs festive mood. Nadine Kodysz, Professional Violinist, will lead the program.

Please contact the Library to pre-register for the program.

Thursday, December 14th: Holiday Music

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

Participant News

Exercise Specialist Jen Nebraska (L) led the group in some Chair Yoga in Tuesday’s Heartful Living Cafe! Volunteer Sonia follows along!

In Wednesday’s Sweet Arts Cafe, Kathy Strawser led the group in creating a TimeSlips (TM) story based on this particular picture! See the story below: “What’s For Dinner Or Not For Dinner”!

Here’s the story that the group created!

The Farrell Foundation held a program at the Cleveland Heights Library last Thursday called Scrapbook Memories. It was led by Resident Artists Lee Ann Eyre and Richard Skerl. Here participants Lauren and Susan (seated) share their wonderful scrapbook pages!

Baseball Memories member Ike joined in the fun and shares his fun scrapbook pages!

Care giver Maribel assists participant Bob with his Veterans Day art.

Participants Dan (L) and Jim (R) work on their Veteran’s Day art projects, as volunteer Gretty looks on. The session was led by Resident Artist

Lee Ann Eyre.