On Monday, April 1st,

We wish

John Carlson a very

Happy Birthday!!

No April Fools!

Enjoy your day!

HeARTful

Living Café (TM)

Tuesday, April 2nd

at 2pm

Be with us on Tuesday

as expert Jen Nebraska joins

us to present a Chair Yoga program! Stretch and move comfortably to a variety of pieces of music right from your chair. Stay and socialize with refreshments following the program. Join in-person or virtually.

Sweet Arts Café (TM)

Wednesday, April 3rd

11am – Lunch

Noon – Program

Enjoy lunchtime with others! Bring your lunch, and we’ll provide a beverage and dessert, starting at 11am. Then, Resident Artist Richard Skerl will guide all through an OMA, Opening Minds Through Art, activity. He will have all experience their creative side! Time to create and share. Art experience in-person or virtually at noon.

Walk & Move In The Park (TM)

Thursday, April 4th

11am to Noon

*NEW PROGRAM OPPORUNITY!*

A great and healthy way to kick off spring! Join a group at the Westlake Community Park. Located between Hilliard Blvd.

& Center Ridge Road. Address:

27700 Hilliard Blvd. Westlake

Meet at the Gazebo near the lake and adjacent parking at 11am. Walk or move along the lake, in the park to your ability and comfort level. Meet back up at the Gazebo. Please bring snacks and a beverage. Time to socialize. Weather Permitting.

We will not meet if below 45 degrees or rain. Join us weekly at this time.

Gentle Moments (TM)

Arrange by Appointment!

Looking for participants to

attend a new special program.

We are 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 scheduled will be personally arranged. Please contact us

for further details about

either program

at 440-414-0434.

Celebrate the Arts (TM)

Friday, April 5th

at 2pm

Come and enjoy staff from

Active For Life in a program of chair dance on Friday afternoon! Stay for some healthy and special refreshments following the interactive program.

Join in-person or virtual.

The Center will be *CLOSED* on Monday, April 8th for the

Solar Eclipse!

Join us Monday,

April 15th for our next Mindfulness Through the Arts. A program for care partners each Monday afternoon

at 2pm.

New Exhibit at the Center!

Vicki Wert – Westlake Photographer

Gallery open M – F, 9 – 5

Thursday, April 11th at 2pm

Cleveland Heights Coventry Village Library

A unique opportunity in the community. Join members for SABR: Society of Baseball Research & Baseball Memories for a special program. A fun way to be engaged and experience the game of baseball. Snacks and beverages provided.

Pre-registration required.

Memory Loss Support

Virtual Dementia Tour (TM) Monday, April 15th

Arden Courts, 28400 Center Ridge Road, Westlake OH 44145

Call 440-808-9275 to schedule your appointment time.

This program is an individual experience through simulated dementia created by Second Wind Dreams. It was created for those seeking

to better understand the physical and mental challenges of persons living with dementia. After experiencing this sensory training, you

will have a greater understanding of the realities of what

living with dementia is like.

This unique, interactive program has been shown to improve communication and care. Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to

walk in their shoes.

We are scheduling 2 people every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 am. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled time. We will not be able to accommodate you if you are late.

Mindfulness Through the Arts (TM)

Monday, April 15th

at 2pm

Our Monday program continues. Join us!

A special program for the care partner with two options! One choice is to be engaged in a guided art practice led by a professional artist. Option two is the opportunity to enjoy playing some games at the Center! A great time for yourself and to have some fun and engage the mind and enjoy some refreshments. In-person only.

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

Wednesday, April 17th at 2pm

ReFRESHing Memories at the South Euclid Lyndhurst Library.

A great new monthly program for the community! In April, join Dr. Lisa Rainsong, music professor & professional photographer as she leads an interesting program at the library.

Pre-registration required.

Lisa Rainsong

Lisa Rainsong, a longtime Cleveland Heights resident, is an active field naturalist who makes her own recordings of bird, insect and amphibian song.

She seeks to inspire an understanding of, and appreciation for, the oldest music on earth, and the protection of the avian, insect, and amphibian musicians and their concert venues at a time when their music is in danger of being silenced by climate change and habitat destruction.

Participant News

Storyteller Corinne Jalkanen gives a talk on Faberge eggs for Easter!

Participants Todd (L) and Kurt (R) along with guidance from volunteers Marilyn and Elizabeth, begin to decorate some “eggs” for Easter in Tuesday’s HeARTful Living Cafe!

Birthday Girls Clare (L) and Katherine (R) hug it out when they discover they have the same birthday: March 24th!

Sara Lawrence-Sucato from Dancing Wheels leads the group in a fun dance/movement program called Move 2 Connect in Wednesdays

Sweet Arts Cafe!

Participants in Wednesday’s session moving to the music in Sara’s Move 2 Connect program!