Beachwood Point Residents Celebrate Milestone Birthdays S eptember 11, 2014, was proclaimed as “Residents of Beachwood Pointe Care Center, Over 90 Day,” in the City of Beachwood. Congratulations and happy birthday to the following residents, all of whom are 90+ years old. Pecolar Ferrell (103 years of age) was born on September 11, 1911, in Loganville, Georgia, and worked as a nurse for many years before moving to Cleveland. Once here, she worked for the Yanowitz family, some of whom attended her birthday party. “Pecolar came to work for us 57 years ago, when Alan was a year old,” Donna Yanowitz told us. “She stayed with us for years, and we built strong relationships.” Long after Donna’s children, Alan, Joel and Jerry, were grown and Pecolar was no longer employed, they continued to stay in touch, treating each other like family. “It was nice to celebrate this milestone birthday with Pecolar,” Donna said. “She was always there for us, and now we’re there for her.” Ferrell continues to enjoy Bible study and live music. Laden Bell (100 years of age) was born on February 8, 1914, in Nashville, Georgia. He was an usher at his church for seventy years Pictured: Mayor Merle S. Gorden with Bessie Smart and Laden Bell. Dara, Donna and Alan Yanowitz celebrate with Pecolar Ferrells on her birthday. and is on the National Usher Board. He has two children and two grandchildren, and continues to enjoy his life and memories. Bessie Smart (101 years of age) was born on June 23, 1913, in Birmingham, Alabama, and taught science for many years before moving to Cleveland. She has two children, many grandchildren and continues to enjoy spiritual groups and sweet treats. The following residents, all of whom are 90+ years of age, were also recognized at this celebratory birthday event: Mabel Higgins (98 years of age), Catherine Hammonds (96), Elizabeth Ragland (95), Mabel Wade (95), Lillian Newton (92), Alberta Livingston (90), and Laurean Glover (90). Congratulations and belated happy birthday to all residents on reaching these milestone ages! The Gathering Place T he Gathering Place is a caring community that supports, educates and empowers individuals and families touched by cancer through programs and services provided free of charge in Beachwood and Westlake. Upcoming programs listed below take place at 23300 Commerce Park in Beachwood. For programs requiring advance registration, please call 216.595.9546. For more information, visit Mondays, November 10 and December 8, 6:30 – 8 p.m. KidShop/TeenShop – A workshop for children and teens who have an adult family member with cancer. Utilizing art, play and discussion, children, teens and their parents/guardians interact with families in similar situations. Advance registration required. Thursday, November 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Group for Young Adults with Cancer – Connect with other young adults and address how cancer is impacting your life. Tuesdays, November 11, 18, 25 and December 2, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Transformation through Art – Each week, participants will use different art materials and techniques to transform feelings through art. No previous art experience necessary. Advance registration required. Tuesdays and Fridays, 11a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Yoga – A gentle restorative exercise that helps increase energy and improve muscle tone and flexibility. Advance registration required. The Jewish Federation Cleveland Israel Arts Connection Part of its 2014-2015 Season: Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) Presented by DanceCleveland Saturday, November 8, 8 p.m. Sunday, November 9, at 3 p.m. Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square For tickets, visit playhousesquare. org/ceo or call 866.546.1353. Use code “JFED” for ticket discounts. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection. Israeli Virtuosos at Severance Hall, featuring Gil Shaham Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 (Turkish), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra presented by The Cleveland Orchestra Saturday, November 15, 8 p.m. Severance Hall For tickets, visit www. or call 216.231.1111. The Way We Looked: Photographs of Shtetl Life from the “Petersburg Judaica” Archives in St. Petersburg, Russia Daniel Levin and Israel Wiener, curators November – March Roe Green Gallery, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Mandel Building, 25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood To schedule group tours, email or call 216.593.2868. For more information about Petersburg Judaica, visit http://www. Sponsored with support from the Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. 48 Beachwood Buzz n November 2014