The HeARTful

Living Café (TM)

Tuesday, June 11th

at 2pm

Come enjoy the beautiful music of violinist Nadine Kodysz and pianist Ruth Williams! They will engage all in a variety of music pieces relating to animals! Refreshments following the program. Sorry, NO virtual programs this month.

Sweet Arts Café (TM)

Wednesday, June 12th

Lunch: 11:00am

Program: Noon

Come and enjoy lunchtime at the Center! Bring a lunch and we’ll provide beverages and special desserts. At noon, Luise Easton will guide all in a fun and engaging art activity related to June’s theme! Sorry, NO virtual programs this month.

Walk & Move In The Park (TM)

Thursday, June 13th

11am to Noon

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

& Center Ridge Road. Address:

28955 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 above 85 degrees or if there’s rain. Join us weekly at this time.

Thursday, June 13th at 2pm

Cleveland Heights-University Heights

Cedar Road Branch Library

A unique opportunity in the community. Former Librarian Corinne Jalkanen will present a program based on the book “The Magical Garden of Claude Monet”.

Cafe refreshments are included.

Pre-registration required. Call: 216-321-4700

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)

& Support Group

Friday, June 14th

at 2pm

Two opportunities on Friday afternoon! Join CLFF Board Member Sally Ollerton and Kathy Kassimatis for their monthly support group in our Music Studio. For others, Resident Artist Richard Skerl will lead all in our Multipurpose Room in an art enrichment activity. Then all reconvene for some healthy and/or sweet snacks! Time to visit and socialize. Sorry, NO virtual programs this month.

Mindfulness Through the Arts (TM)

Monday, June 17th

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.

Please join Benjamin Rose for a virtual presentation, The Financial Fatigue for Caregivers on Monday, June 17, 2024, from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT, an important webinar that reveals the surprising financial impact of providing care for a loved one.

There are numerous expenses associated with providing care to an older adult that most people don’t realize. For example, nearly half of all working caregivers said that caregiving expenses has caused them to use up all or most of their savings, and 43% have borrowed money from their credit cards.

This important webinar will guide caregivers in navigating the complex landscape of benefits and assistance programs that are available to caregivers. Additionally, you’ll learn to develop strategies to manage debt and seek financial assistance, as well as seek support for yourself and set boundaries.

Participants in this webinar will come away with:

  • Increased awareness of the financial challenges associated with caregiving.
  • Practical strategies for managing financial stress and building financial resilience.
  • Access to resources and support networks for ongoing assistance and guidance.

This webinar is presented by the Financial Wellness team at Benjamin Rose in concert with the Golden Buckeye Center for Dementia Caregiving. There is no fee to attend but you must register in advance.

Register For The Webinar

If you cannot attend at this time, future webinar dates are scheduled for July 15, August 19 and September 16.

Eddie Lou Bush Art Exhibit

We are pleased to announce a retrospective exhibit of the work of Eddie Lou Bush at the Center! The posthumous exhibition of her watercolors will celebrate her work and creativity.

Eddie Lou and her late husband Lew were long-time participants in Farrell Foundation programs. View the art show M – F, 10 – 5.

ReFRESHing Memories on Wednesday, June 19th at 2pm at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library!

Participant News

Participants Des and Marjorie share their wonderful art that they made in Wednesday’s Sweet Arts Cafe! The program was led by

Resident Artist Richard Skerl.

Participants Rich and sister Robin share their colorful art!

Volunteer Peggy Deierhoi celebrated her 99th birthday with us during the Celebrate the Arts program on Friday!

Here’s Peggy looking at her fantastic birthday card that was made by Resident Artist Richard Skerl! It was signed by many people wishing her a great birthday! Friend and volunteer Gretty is in the background.

Shannon (R) from Active For Life led a lively exercise program on Friday! Seated from left are new participants Dennis and Dolores, and Gretty and Resident Artist Lee Ann are in the back.

Shannon had a big group for her exercise program on Friday!