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.

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Fall is in the Air!

Fall is in the Air!

 Guests musicians Nadine Kodysz (violin) & Ruth Williams (piano) entertained us in Tuesday's Heartful Living Cafe with some great music! ...
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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

  Care partner McKenzie  and participant Lew  enjoy Wednesday's  Sweet Arts Cafe  art activity.  Title: Heartful Living Café Date: Tuesday, October ...
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A Week of Fun & Music!

A Week of Fun & Music!

Music therapist Beckie Tweedle lead us in fun & song in last Tuesday's Heartful Living Cafe! A Great Evening & Concert!! Tickets ...
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So Much Creativity!

So Much Creativity!

Participants Manny & Alice enjoy a little dancing in Tuesday's Heartful Living Cafe! The Center for Artful Living offers a variety ...
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About Us

The Farrell Family

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.

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