Where Arts and Imagination Fuel the Mind

Our mission is to empower, engage, and educate individuals, care partners, and families living with dementia or other brain health issues to live a more fulfilling life through the arts, social interaction and community outreach.

“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.”
– Dr. Charlie Farrell

Farrell Foundation Updates

We strongly encourage masks for all, and masks are required for non-vaccinated guests while inside the Center for Artful Living. We take precautions in maintaining the cleanliness of the building and equipment. The Foundation will continue to offer programs virtually, allowing multi-platform programming to assure opportunities to either attend in person or from the comfort of our participant’s home. Our weekly calendar is found below on the home page, along with a series of columns sharing previous programs. Everyone is invited to receive our weekly Constant Contact Newsletter. To subscribe, or to find out more information, contact us at info@farrellfoundation.com or leave us a message at: 440-414-0434.

Jim Carney – New Art Exhibit

After caring for his wife Carolyn, Dr. Charlie Farrell saw the need for programs to help families and those suffering with dementia & Alzheimer’s. He created the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation to provide this need. Dr. Charlie has been diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer’s, so Dr. Charlie has started a personal project where he is sharing living with dementia.

About Us

The Farrell Family

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health 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.

What We Do

  • Support
  • Health
  • Activities
  • Resources
  • Education

In Collaboration:

Benjamin Rose Institute On Aging

For further information:

Contact the Farrell Foundation

Phone: 440-414-0434

Email: info@farrellfoundation.com

Richard & Gayle Ramsey

The Farrell Foundation has been such a blessing to my husband Richard and I. My husband wakes up and is so excited on the days that he knows he is going to the Center. He smiles brighter and has a lil’ pep in his step. He so enjoys the companionship and fun projects that he does. We have our own art wall and our grandkids love seeing what grandpa has made!! We sometimes do the projects with them! When he has been at the Center, he is absolutely joyful. We cannot thank the Farrell Foundation, the volunteers and the many friends enough that have brought this wonderful place into our lives and provides such joy to so many.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Richard & Gayle Ramsey

News, Events & Programs – For Further Information, Click: Read More

End the Month With Some Drumming!

End the Month With Some Drumming!

The Heartful Living Café Tuesday, January 31st at 2pm A great way to end January... with a bang! We welcome musician ...
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Move to Tai Chi!

Move to Tai Chi!

The Heartful Living Café Tuesday, January 24th at 2pm Come stretch and strengthen your body. On Tuesday, Elizabeth Revy will host ...
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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today!

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today!

It's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! January 16th, 2023 The Heartful Living Café Tuesday, January 17th at 2pm Come enjoy ...
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Enjoy the Beauty of Nature!

Enjoy the Beauty of Nature!

The Heartful Living Café Tuesday, January 10th at 2pm Come experience the work of Photographer Hal Mitcheltree paired with musical selections. Hal will ...
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Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Sweet Arts Café 11:00 am
Sweet Arts Café @ Farrell Foundation
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sweet Arts Café @ Farrell Foundation
Enjoy Lunch time (Bring Brown Bag Lunch) Experience an Art, Time Slips/Creative Writing Exercise & Book Group Each week is a different activity
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3
Celebrate the Arts 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts @ In Person or Zoom
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts @ In Person or Zoom
Enrichment programs: Experience Art, Music, Dance. Each week is a different activity.
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7
Heartful Living Cafe 2:00 pm
Heartful Living Cafe @ In Person or Zoom
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Heartful Living Cafe @ In Person or Zoom
Enrichment programs: Experience Music, Art and Time Slips/Creative Writing Each week is a different activity
8
Sweet Arts Café 11:00 am
Sweet Arts Café @ Farrell Foundation
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sweet Arts Café @ Farrell Foundation
Enjoy Lunch time (Bring Brown Bag Lunch) Experience an Art, Time Slips/Creative Writing Exercise & Book Group Each week is a different activity
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10
Celebrate the Arts 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts @ In Person or Zoom
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts @ In Person or Zoom
Enrichment programs: Experience Art, Music, Dance. Each week is a different activity.
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14
Heartful Living Cafe 2:00 pm
Heartful Living Cafe @ In Person or Zoom
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Heartful Living Cafe @ In Person or Zoom
Enrichment programs: Experience Music, Art and Time Slips/Creative Writing Each week is a different activity
15
Sweet Arts Café 11:00 am
Sweet Arts Café @ Farrell Foundation
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sweet Arts Café @ Farrell Foundation
Enjoy Lunch time (Bring Brown Bag Lunch) Experience an Art, Time Slips/Creative Writing Exercise & Book Group Each week is a different activity
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17
Celebrate the Arts 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts @ In Person or Zoom
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts @ In Person or Zoom
Enrichment programs: Experience Art, Music, Dance. Each week is a different activity.
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Heartful Living Cafe 2:00 pm
Heartful Living Cafe @ In Person or Zoom
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Heartful Living Cafe @ In Person or Zoom
Enrichment programs: Experience Music, Art and Time Slips/Creative Writing Each week is a different activity
22
Sweet Arts Café 11:00 am
Sweet Arts Café @ Farrell Foundation
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sweet Arts Café @ Farrell Foundation
Enjoy Lunch time (Bring Brown Bag Lunch) Experience an Art, Time Slips/Creative Writing Exercise & Book Group Each week is a different activity
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24
Celebrate the Arts 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts @ In Person or Zoom
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Celebrate the Arts @ In Person or Zoom
Enrichment programs: Experience Art, Music, Dance. Each week is a different activity.
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Heartful Living Cafe 2:00 pm
Heartful Living Cafe @ In Person or Zoom
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Heartful Living Cafe @ In Person or Zoom
Enrichment programs: Experience Music, Art and Time Slips/Creative Writing Each week is a different activity

Art Supporting Us

We have amazing artists who have donated their work to support us. You can support them and us by buying their work.

All Proceeds benefit the Farrell Foundation programs.

Purchased art works can be picked up at:
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation
26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, 44145
Hours: M-F 9am to 5pm

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