We continue to think of each of you and hope to stay connected by social media and our Zoom programs. We hope all of you continue to stay well and safe. The joy and beauty of spring is on the horizon. The days, colors and more sunshine hopefully will brighten everyone’s day. If you have not joined one of our Zoom programs, we encourage you to spend some time with us currently at 2pm on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. We offer time to visit and socialize right from the safety and comfort of your own home. Then we will guide you through a program of music, storytelling or art. If you have not participated and have questions or would like to be involved, contact us at: info@farrellfoundation.com or at:
440-414-0434.
The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation must share some sad news. We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy regarding the recent passing of Alice Valera. Our thoughts are with Dr. Manny Valera and his family. Alice passed away late last week at Ames Family Hospice. We will miss Alice’s energy, smile and love that she shared with all. Memorial services will be announced at a future date. For further information, you may contact 
Dr. Charlie Farrell at: 440-552-2267.
Important Message from the Farrell Foundation

We want to inform all of our guests, visitors, professionals and volunteers that the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation at the Center for Artful Living will be closed during the duration of the Coronavirus Crisis. We want to assure the health and safety of all of our dear friends and participants. We will keep everyone aware of future changes to our schedule and when the Center and programming can hopefully and safely resume. We wish everyone the best during this challenging time for our community, country and the world.

Dr. Charlie Farrell & Staff
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!
 Our beautiful
magnolia tree in
blossom at the
Center for
Artful Living!
Heartful Living Cafe
Date: Tuesday, April 21st
Time: 2pm
Spend Tuesday afternoon with us! Participate in a Zoom conference call. You will receive an email invitation. Start with time to socialize. Then Kathy Strawser will share a beautiful story, “My Heart Will Not Sit Down”. Following the story, we will devote time for our weekly music program.
An ENORMOUS thank you to Richard Skerl & Lee Ann Eyre, our Resident Artists for their time, effort and creativity on the Easter Cards! They took hours to create, sign, address and mail to many of our friends. We greatly appreciate how special they made everyone feel!
 
Participant Jennifer 
shows off her pretty Easter cake from home!
Wednesday, April 22nd – Earth Day Observed 
It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
Some ways to imagine a cleaner, greener world,
one we are proud to inhabit and pass down to future generations:
1. Plant a seed or seedling.
2. Eat for the Earth and toss out less food.
3. Program your home to save energy and money 24/7.
4. Invite birds, bees & butterflies to your yard.
5. Remind yourself why it’s worth it.
Creative Connections
Date: Friday, Apr. 24th
Time: 2pm
Visit with us on Friday afternoon via Zoom. Enjoy time to Chat with Charlie. Check in, share thoughts, concerns or anything special. Then we will create some art together. Board Member & volunteer Gretty Myers shared an opportunity to reach out to the world through #heartartshare. Today, bring paper, old magazines, scissors and a glue stick to your computer screen, iPad or tablet. We will guide you to create a special heart for today and the moment.
 
 
Next Friday, May 1st at 2pm, Maggie McAllister from 
M-TEC Music Therapy Enrichment Center will 
be with us on Zoom to entertain & offer a wonderful music program. Join us!
This is National Volunteer Week! 
A BIG thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!! We deeply appreciate all that you do!!
Dorothy Faller, our Board Member, volunteer and long-time Farrell Foundation participant along with her late husband, Dolph, has some thoughts to share with us, regarding our current situation. We will offer some each week. Thank you, Dorothy!
I hope that we remember: 
1. How we appreciated a random phone call checking in.
2. The taste of good home-made cooking.
3. There were 37,000 Cleveland children who had no computer and no food.
4. How Italy stopped treating people over 80.
5. How blue the sky has been.
6. How quiet the roads are.
7. How important toilet paper became!
Here’s some images from Friday’s art experience. We created some great ideas just out of household items. Fun!! Here’s Artistic Director Jerry Devis leading the way!
Participant Jennifer and her art.
Volunteer & Board Member Gretty with her colorful spring creation!
Participant Megan with her creative see-through art!
Rev. Dave joined us from Peoria, Illinois to create a silver heart!
Share your photos with us of an activity at home, art you created or something special. Email them to: lmsantanen@gmail.com.
Thank you Betsy Wallace, Board Member, for the great ideas!
Kathy Strawser has sent us a fun & easy recipe! We included it here… Do you have one to share? If so, forward it to lmsantanen@gmail.com
CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • A few drops vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • Confectioners’ sugar or vanilla ice cream (optional)
Preparation:
  1. Microwave the butter in a microwave-safe mug in 10-second increments until melted, 20 to 30 seconds. Crack the egg into a small bowl; add the vanilla and whisk to combine using a small whisk or fork. Pour the egg mixture into the mug over the butter and whisk to combine.
  2. Add the sugar, cocoa powder and salt and whisk until mostly smooth (a few lumps are O.K.). Scrape down the sides the best you can with a spoon or a small silicone spatula. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, if desired.
  3. Cook in the microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Sift a little confectioners’ sugar on top or serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired. Dig in with a spoon!