Westlake Center room dedicated in honor of former director
On Wednesday, April 8, the Westlake Center for Community Services unveiled the Joyce Able Schroth Room. The dedication of this room was something that the Community Services staff planned in honor of the now retired director for her 15 years of leadership.
Mayor Dennis Clough, members of the Community Services Advisory Board, Community Services staff and other city staff were on hand with Joyce, her husband Tom, son and daughter-in-law Michael and Catherine, and grandson Zane to witness the unveiling and celebrate the dedication of this room.
The activity room that now bears her moniker is a lovely, bright room with several windows offering a panoramic view of Meadowoods Golf Course. It is in the newer part of the center that was added to the original structure in 2004 as a result of grant money that Joyce was able to procure.
Joyce remarked that this activities room replaced a darker, windowless room, which was often critiqued by the patrons for being too dark. She was so excited to unveil the newer, improved, brighter room, but laughed when she recalled that the new critique from some was that it was TOO bright!
You can't win them all, but you can surely touch people's lives in positive ways, and that is what Joyce did. For that, her name will always be a part of the Center.
I am the Director of the Community Services Department for the City of Westlake. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.