Where Art and Imagination Fuel the Mind
What We Do
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Participants Tom & Marcia singing along with the Benjamin Rose Institute's music program on Tuesday! Title: The HEARTFULLiving Café Date: Tuesday, October 9th NEW Time: 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Location: The Center for Artful Living, 26633 Detroit Road in Westlake. ...read more
JoAnn DePolo with her artwork at the opening reception of her art exhibit at the Center! Title: The HEARTFUL Living Café Date: Tuesday, October 2nd NEW Time: 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Location: The Center for Artful Living, 26633 Detroit Road in Westlake. Coffee/snacks at...read more
The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation was established in 2011 when the Farrell Family saw a need in the community. In caring for Carol, wife and mother, we found that there are few activity based programs for people living at home with dementia/Alzheimer’s. We wanted to bring programming to the community in order to help support people’s treatment plan and management of their illness. Our programs are largely arts based and focus on multi-sensory elements. The human senses centered in the brain preserve abilities well into the disease process.
It is often assumed that people with dementia can not participate in daily life activities anymore, and that is not true. When we create activities that are accessible, individuals thrive and find joy in the experience. People with dementia can create, imagine, and have fun.
Most importantly, isolation is a large contributing factor to increasing the pain and difficulty of having dementia. Our programs are designed to decrease isolation and increase socialization with community support.
We thank these organizations for their kind and continuous support.