Two New Program Options!

Mindfulness Through

the Arts: Mondays 2pm – 3pm or by Appointment

An arts practice for individuals affected by the loss of a loved one or for someone just needing a break from being that special care partner. A time for arts activities; individually designed, conversation, relaxation and support. Refreshments offered.

Gentle Moments

A special sensory program to guide a small group or and individual couple through a meditative practice. Soothing words and soft music and to spend time together at the Center. Guided by a professional in meditation. Day of the week and time schedule personally arranged. Please contact us for further details about either program at 440-414-0343.

Today, October 23rd is Tess Wrzsesinski’s birthday!

Happy Birthday Tess and enjoy your big day!!

You add a special touch to our programs with your smile!

Heartful Living Café

Tuesday, October 24th

at 2pm

Be with us as Photographer

Hal Mitcheltree shares his “Autumn’s Brilliance”, our October theme! Hal combines his talent of photography and music in each of his programs. Time to engage all of the senses. Join us in-person or virtually. In-person participants remain for refreshments.

October 24th is Mark Brinich’s birthday!

A very Happy Birthday to you and thanks for all you do for the Foundation!

Sweet Arts Café

Wednesday, Oct. 25th


11am – Noon: Activities

Lunch: Noon – 12:45pm

Program: 12:45 – 1:45pm

Join us for lunch at noon today on Wednesday. Brown bag your lunch and we’ll offer a beverage and dessert. At 12:45, Sara Lawrence-Sucato from Dancing Wheels will host their monthly Move 2 Connect program that includes moving, stretching and dancing form the comfort of

your chair.

Celebrate the Arts

Friday, October 27th

at 2pm

Be with us in costume on Friday for our Annual Halloween Celebration! First, we welcome back Gaile & Joe Schafer and Gaile’s creative and spectacular hand-carved pumpkins. Gaile will share some of her extensive collection. Following the Schafer’s presentation, Storyteller Corinne Jalkanen and Resident Artist Lee Ann Eyre will host a special Halloween activity related to the story “Sleepy Hollow”. Stay and enjoy the afternoon with some Halloween snacks, desserts and beverages.

Halloween Program Next Week:

Join us on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st, as we welcome Carole Banyas and Chris Kilbane for some special Halloween music! Join us in costume! Stay for special refreshments.

Saturday, October 28th is Chuck Nagy’s birthday!

We wish you a very

Happy Birthday and hope you enjoy your day!!

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, November 9th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Our two Resident Artists Lee Ann Eyre and Richard Skerl will host the program with a special art activity creating hand-made scrapbook pages for special family or individual photos. Enjoy the Cafe experience along with refreshments and time to socialize.

The Library requests pre-registration for the program.

Thursday, November 9th: Scrapbook Memories

Registration link:

Thursday, December 14th: Holiday Music

Registration link:

Participant News

CWRU Medical Student volunteer Manisha (L)

works with participant Hilde (R) on her Friday the 13th

superstitions art!

Dave & Judi enjoy our Tuesday music program as Carol looks on. Jerry Devis hosted the session with songs related to our Sensory Garden, flowers, herbs and vegetables. With the likes of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme!

By Simon & Garfunkle

On Wednesday, John & Pat Churavy guided all in a wonderful dance experience. All were engaged and enjoyed the program.

Here’s participant Therese dancing with dance instructor John!

Dance instructor Pat invites participant Richard to take a twirl around the room!

Jessica Wallner (L) from MTEC, Music Therapy Enrichment Center, entertains and leads the group last Friday with some songs

and fun activities!

Our volunteers (from left) Marilyn, David and Hollie have fun moving the colorful stretchy band to the music! David and Hollie are both CWRU Medical Student volunteers.

Participant Gayle Ramsey (Front, R) with CWRU Medical Student volunteer Camille Diaz, and in the back is Hollie Adams and David Silva. They participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo this past Saturday morning!

Community Outreach Coordinator Nadine Kodysz shares information about the Farrell Foundation at the Zoo event on Saturday.

On Saturday, we held a Thank You Luncheon for our volunteers.

We are most grateful to them for their kindness, effort and countless hours devoted to the participants and program activities!

Here from left, are volunteers Diane Brinich, Gretty Myers and

Janine Surace, who helped with items related to our recent Gala!

Here’s Board Member Sally Ollerton with Resident Artist Richard Skerl and Baseball Memories host Ike Brooks.

From left in the back: Board President Andrew Mangels, and Board Member

Ed Farrell. Front left: Accountant Kate Fayen and Community Outreach Coordinator Nadine Kodysz.