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Barton Center

Barton Center is a nonprofit activity center for people age 55 and over, located on the ground floor of the Westerly Apartments.

About the Barton Center

The Barton Center is a nonprofit activity center for people age 55 and over. It is located on the ground floor of the Westerly Apartments at 14300 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio. The center was the first of its kind when it opened in 1964 and continues to be a model for many other centers.

Members come to Barton Center from all over the Greater Cleveland area to meet new friends, enjoy socials, luncheons, parties, special events, and take advantage of the classes, programs, or visit our gift and resale shops.


Programs cover a broad range and include something for everyone: movies, bingo, social luncheons and dinners, card parties, computers, health services, musicals, socials, classes, workshops, special events, golf, exercise, and book reviews.

Barton Center also provides many volunteer opportunities to its members to use their talents and skills, or to find new ones! Many members discover their creative outlet at Barton Center!

Special events are frequently held during evening hours or on weekends.

Visitors are always welcome at Barton Center. You may attend class or activity as a guest before joining. Call for a personal tour of our facility at (216) 221-3400.

Barton Center Mission

The mission of Barton Center, a nonprofit, self-supporting organization, is to offer a variety of social, educational, recreational, and health-related activities, classes, programs, and services to enrich the quality of life for people aged 55 and above.

Barton Center Facilities

  • The Carr Lounge – 100 seat dining room

  • The Faulhaber Auditorium – 176 seats, with built-in sound system, large movie screen, grand piano, and organ

  • The Nick J. Mileti Library/Media Center – Featuring large print books, magazines, daily newspapers, videotapes, and audio books, along with Internet access computers

  • Hodge Podge and Furniture Room (resale)

  • Ceramics Shop for classes and shopping

  • The Corner Store for gifts, groceries, and cards

  • Beauty Shop

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