Where Art and Imagination Fuel the Mind
What We Do
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Hanukkah begins! Dr. Charlie looks on as participant Joe works on his hand-made paper Christmas ornament! Title: The HEARTFULLiving Café Date: Tuesday, December 4th Time: Refreshments at 3:45 pm Program at 4:15 pm Location: The Center for Artful Living, 26633...read more
Jerry & Dr. Charlie were guest speakers on WEOL AM930's morning talk show discussing the work of the Foundation! Giving Tuesday 2018 Each day we build new relationships & at the same time attempt to strengthen existing ones. Our mission is to allow the arts...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.