This past weekend, participants Steve & Debbie rode their tandem bicycle over to
Artist-in-Residence Lee Ann’s house for an outside visit to enjoy
the beautiful weather together! Thank you Lee Ann for making the connection!
 
 
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
May 5th
Tuesday, May 5th is Global Day of Giving
A day of unity & peace. In response of the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, the Farrell Foundation made a
special effort to coordinate and utilize online programming. The goal is to maintain the connections & opportunities
for all of our participants/guests affected by dementia along with their care partners. The challenges to maintain a safe & comfortable
environment was our major concern. Please consider a way to support our effort and commitment within the community.

The Foundation appreciates all of our

community interest and support.
If you would consider a gift

to help continue our programming and outreach services, please click the link and it will take you

to our website for details how you can make a sustaining or one-time contribution. Thank you!
Heartful Living Cafe
Date: Tuesday, May 5th
Time: 2pm
Join us on Zoom for an afternoon to socialize, enjoy a wonderful story & illustrations given by storyteller Kathy Strawser. Stay on board and we’ll continue with some time for music as well. Enjoy the sounds and songs of May. You will receive an email invitation to participate in the Zoom program. Simply follow the directions to join us from your computer, phone or iPad.
Last week, our Friday Creative Connections program hosted an opportunity to each make “hearts” while we worked together via a Zoom session. Everyone used different art materials from around their home. The experience was prompted by the love and hope that each of us are currently expressing. Artist Wendy Schragg began this Facebook response with her vision. Check out her work, others from around the country and ours on: #heartartshare
Music Therapist from M-TEC (Music Therapy Enrichment Center) Maggie McAllister, led a wonderful program for us in last Friday’s Creative Connections 
session via Zoom!
ART KIT PICKUP
In order to continue our online art program, we have put together an art kit filled with art materials for you to use and participate with at home. Please consider to either arrange to come to the Center for Artful Living to pick up the kit in our lobby or make arrangements for Carolyn’s Creative Connections (TM) Art Kit to be delivered to you. We will be at the Center, 26633 Detroit Road, on Wednesday, May 6th, and Thursday, May 7th from 9 am to 5 pm. Contact us at 440-414-0434 to make pickup or delivery arrangements. MATERIALS IN THE KIT WILL BE USED FOR FRIDAY’S MAY 8TH PROGRAM!
Creative Connections
Date: Friday, May 8th
Time: 2pm
Spend Friday afternoon with us as we hold time for our “Chat”. Then, Resident-Artist Richard Skerl will guide us in an art activity using the new art kit. Use the materials to create an art experience related to Mother’s Day!
Special support of the Three Arches Foundation in their recent grant to help with this project and effort; so we may stay connected and offer our arts enrichment program right from the comfort and safety of your home. By connecting people, ideas and resources, the Three Arches Foundation fosters a collaborative approach towards investing in organizations whose work directly addresses the continuum of physical and behavioral health issues. For more information, visit:    https://www.threearchesfoundation.org/
 Wishing all our Moms our there a Happy Mother’s Day! Also, wishing a Happy Birthday to volunteer
Music Therapist Beckie Tweedle on the 10th and to staff member 
Linda Santanen on the 11th!
For Easter, Resident Artist Richard Skerl made eggs to be colored in by participants & volunteers.
Resident Artist Lee Ann Eyre sent them out to everyone. Here are a few of the colored-in eggs!
This one is by volunteer & Board Member Kathy Kassimatis!
A pretty egg colored in by participant Jennifer!
Dr. Charlie displays the egg colored in by his partner and volunteer Luise!
Congratulations to Luanne Becker! Luanne had recently hosted a gallery exhibit of her photography
and art at the Center for Artful Living. She received First Place in a Virtual Art Exhibit titled
“You-topia” at Summit Art Space in Akron. Her work is titled: Suspended Animation”.
She is also creating an online gallery to sell her work.
For more information, email her at: bbvideo@sbcglobal.net and
she will provide you with further details!