Where Arts and Imagination Fuel the Mind
The CLF Foundation relies solely on personal donations to run its programming. Any amount helps us provide art care programs, community outreach, and advocacy.
UnMask Dementia Sat Oct 26, 5pm
Join us for a fantastic evening Saturday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. at the West Shore Unitatian Universalist Church. UnMask Dementia is a celebration of care that is provided by the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for those touched by dementia. The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation provides meaningful engagement in the creation and enjoyment of the visual and musical arts.
Swim From Alcatraz: Dementia Does Not Have to Be a Prison
At 82 years old, Dr. Charlie Farrell swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco. By swimming away from the prison Alcatraz, Dr. Charlie wants to advocate for people with dementia and share the message that dementia does not have to be a prison. Please support by donating. Watch the WKYC video with Dr. Charlie Farrell.
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.