Community Services

  1. Come Tour Our New Facility!

    Westlake Community Services is offering at least four tours a week throughout June. We are striving to provide a safe, comfortable home away from home for everyone, with new excitement in each phase. Read on...
  2. Community Services staff deliver Over 90 Birthday Proclamations

    The City of Westlake was pleased to present special Over 90 Birthday Proclamations to residents who have lived on this Earth for more than nine decades on April 30, 2021. Read on...
  3. Westlake holds inaugural “Bounty Day” distribution

    The inaugural “Bounty Day” distribution event was a resounding success for the Westlake Community Services Department. Volunteers from Grace Baptist Church in Westlake pitched in to load up more than two dozen cars curbside during the event. Read on...
  4. A Valentine's Day surprise for some unsuspecting seniors

    The Youth Advisory Board and Community Services staffers worked together to create homemade valentines and assemble gift bags for 100 unsuspecting senior residents. Read on...
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Interactive Emails

While most residents are staying put, the Community Services Department is focused on helping everyone experience the world from the safety and comfort of their home through its interactive emails, sent out twice weekly to those who subscribe. Each email includes links to virtual tours and activities, inspirational messages, pictures from past events, important information for seniors, etc. One recent email included, among other things, a virtual Hawaiian vacation and pictures of the new Community Services Center, which is still under construction. Anyone interested in becoming a subscriber can do so on the Community Services webpage, calling 440-899-3544 or sending an email to

Note: The department also offers a phone outreach program and has plans to expand its virtual programming in the near future. If you would like to participate in the department's programming, reach out using the contact information listed above.
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Serving Westlake Residents of All Ages

The  Community Services Department offers programs and activities to enrich the lives of the 50-plus population at Westlake Center and provides a system of social services for Westlake residents of all ages. A variety of social, educational and recreational activities are offered as well as health screenings and other wellness programs.

The social service staff of the department serves as a resource for information, emergency food for qualified Westlake residents, discount program applications and offers a daily safety phone check and transportation for older and disabled adults.

Featured Event: 2020 Chili Cook-Off Highlights

IMG_8387The 2020 Annual Chili Cook-Off was a huge hit as usual! All proceeds will benefit programming for the Westlake Department for Senior and Community Services. 

Congratulations are in order for The Normandy Senior Living for taking First Prize in both the judges’ vote and the attendees’ vote. Matt Orear, food service director at The Normandy, said the secret to his chili’s sweet yet spicy flavor was chocolate and cinnamon. 

Second Place honors went to Sunrise Senior Living and Third Place went to the Community Services Center.

Once again, the judge’s table consisted of Mayor Dennis Clough, Police Chief Kevin Bielozer, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Freeman, Economic Development Manager Michelle Boczek and Ward 1 Councilperson Lynda Appel.