Heartful Living Café

Tuesday, August 1st

at 2pm

Come enjoy our new Chair

Yoga instructor, Jen Nebraska! Jen will engage all in a variety of healthy ways to stretch and move safely from your chair.

In-person session only today. Virtual programs will resume on Friday, August 4th.

Refreshments will follow the program.

Sweet Arts Café

Wednesday, August 2nd

11am – Noon:

Brown Bag Lunch

Noon – 1pm: Program

Be with us for lunch on Wednesday at 11am! Bring your lunch and we’ll provide a beverage and a special dessert. Then Resident Artist Richard Skerl will guide all through a hands-on visual art activity. Come enjoy lunchtime, opportunity to socialize and a great fun and creative art experience!

(NO virtual program on

August 2nd)

Celebrate the Arts

Friday, August 4th

at 2pm

Melissa Renner from Active For Life will be joining us on Friday to lead her monthly Chair Dance program. Paired with a variety of music to meet all tastes and styles, Melissa will guide everyone through some dance stretches and moves right from your chair. Join us in-person or virtually. Refreshments will follow the session for

in-person guests.

A BIG Thank You to those volunteers and staff that helped support the Foundation at the 2023 Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Art Festival this past weekend on the Westlake Porter Public Library grounds! The art show is a way to reach more individuals in the community by introducing them to the Foundation’s programs and sharing art created by our participants.


We are seeking glass marbles or stones for vases for floral arrangements. Does anyone have any extra to donate? They are needed for our centerpieces for the upcoming Gala.

Thank you!

Tickets On Sale!

Farrell Foundation Annual Fundraiser!

Have you made your reservations for Gala tickets yet??? It’s just a few weeks to one of our most important events of the year to fundraise to help support the mission and work of the Foundation. Guests may purchase tickets by check mailed to the:

Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation

26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145

Visit our website or click the link below to purchase by credit card.


Deadline for reservations is Friday, August 11th.

Current Art Show!

Art by Dominick Denaro!

Come and see the variety of his artwork, including painting, relief pieces (raised images) and his mixed media collages. Many with a baseball theme and others explore an in-depth visual assortment of ideas. This exhibit in the Center’s Art Gallery runs through the summer, open M – F, 9am – 5pm. A percentage of the sale of Dominick’s work helps to support the work of the Farrell Foundation.

Volunteers Needed!

Everyone is enjoying our enhanced sensory garden this summer. We have special plans for activities in the space. We are looking for some volunteers to help with the occasional maintenance, including:

watering and weeding.

If you have any time

and interest,

please contact the Center

at: 440-414-0434

Here’s Bob & Jan Fitzpatrick enjoying the garden!

Office Space Available

The Center for Artful Living has office space in it’s lower level available. 400 square foot space with storage, kitchen & restroom within the office area. Rent includes utilities and a reserved parking space.

Contact us at 440-414-0434

for a tour, lease details

and pricing.

Participant News

Violinist Chris Kilbane (Center L) and Cellist Carole Banyas (Center R) invited two of their musician friends to join them in their program, and it made for a lovely quartet in Tuesday’s Heartful Living Café!

Participants were able to sing along to some of the patriotic songs that were performed by the quartet!

Here, participants are beginning their project, making some sparkly fireworks, in last Wednesday’s Sweet Arts Café! The session was led by Resident Artist

Richard Skerl.

New participants Hilde (R) and daughter Judy (L) share their fun firework art!

Care giver Linda (L) and participant Therese (R) and their creative firework art made in last Wednesday’s Sweet Arts Café!

Volunteer Mary Ann Chee also made a sparkly

work of art!