A Decade of Joy!
We are so grateful for all of our special guests that attended and supported the work of the Foundation this past Saturday evening. The event “A Decade of Joy” celebrated the vision of the Foundation to honor Carolyn L. Farrell in 2011. Dr. Charlie Farrell was recognized for his dedication and care for individuals and their families impacted by dementia/Alzheimer’s and other brain health issues. The co-founder, Rev. Katie Norris, shared the podium at the Gala to recognize the work of her father and their creation of the Foundation.
Reporter Lindsay Buckingham
WKYC Channel 3
Lindsay shared her experiences of meeting Dr. Charlie and his partner Luise Easton. She shared her impressions from her recent TV interviews and then spoke of their recent accomplishments and incredible physical abilities, especially
their swimming.
Author Anne Basting, PhD
A special appreciation of featured guest speaker, author Anne Basting, PhD, who shared her thoughts from the first time she met Dr. Farrell and their interaction together. Anne’s recent book is titled “Creative Care, A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care.”
Dorothy Faller
Dr. Charlie Farrell
Kathy Kassimatis
Luanne Becker
Mark Brinich
Katherine Campbell-Gaston
Dave Clements
Marianne Cunningham
Jerry Devis
Lee Ann Eyre
Dorothy Faller
Dr. Charlie Farrell
Ed Farrell
Carmen Iditoiu
Kathy Kassimatis
Andrew Mangels
Barb Mishic
Gretty Myers
Sally Ollerton
Deborah O’Malley
Richard Skerl
Kathy Strawser
Dr. Manny Valera
Betsy Wallace
Rosemary Ware
Joanne Wolk
Virtual Silent Auction Ends
During September, we hosted a Virtual Silent Auction of art work and items and events. The online event ended on Thursday, September 30th. If you were
the highest bidder, you should have received an email message. Items can be paid for online or by check here at the Center. The pieces can be picked up
M – F, 9 – 5 when the Center is open.
A tremendous thank you to Richard Skerl, Linda Santanen, Luanne Becker and Dennis Yurich on each of their time and effort to make this a success!
Based on the latest COVID statistics for the State of Ohio, we are encouraging any non-vaccinated guests to wear masks as well as any others while inside the Center for Artful Living. We take precautions in maintaining the cleanliness of the building and equipment.
Farrell Foundation Board
The Heartful Living Cafe
Tuesday, Oct. 5th at 2pm
Come enjoy a Tuesday afternoon to stay connected and a variety of music pieces to set the mood of autumn. Sing and move to this group of fun songs! In-person guests are invited
to remain for refreshments. A Zoom invitation for the virtual program will be sent in a separate email.
Tuesday, October 5th is
“Do Something Nice Day”!
Sweet Arts Cafe
Wed., October 6th at 11am
Spend lunchtime at the Center! Bring a “brown bag” lunch. We’ll provide a beverage and dessert. Then enjoy time on the farm. Resident Artist Richard Skerl will take us along the road and countryside for an autumn trip. Something fun for all up his “sleeve”! The arts experience will be at noon after lunchtime.
Our Resident Artists
Both of our Resident Artists Richard Skerl and Lee Ann Eyre will be leading our art sessions this week!
Dr. Charlie’s Story
Dr. Charlie Farrell, Founder &
Board Member of the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation has shared his dementia/Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
He continues his personal project
with his daughter Katie. He will
offer in a series of YouTube
videos his story titled:
“My Journey With AL” (Alzheimer’s). To view and subscribe to these programs, follow the link below to the Foundation website, then scroll down the home page to view the videos.
Celebrate the Arts
Friday, October 8th at 2pm
Join us Friday as we work on some team collaborative projects together. Our Resident Artist Lee Ann Eyre will guide all through a fun activity. The mixed media pieces will demonstrate our creative side!
Participants Steve & Debbie Giblin presented Dr. Charlie with a
“Doctor Of Joy” Certificate for all his caring and compassionate work he has done for people with brain health issues over the last 10 years.
Greg Zilka, the Mayor of Avon Lake, and his wife Patti, with our friend Eric Hammer in the center!
Board Member Sally Ollerton entertained all with fun and uplifting songs in last Tuesday’s Heartful Living Cafe!
Participants Steve, Debbie and son Kevin are guided by volunteer Marianne in their Wednesday art project.
Dance Therapist from Active for Life, Melissa Renner led the group in a tap dance exercise!
We would like to share that participant Jennifer Carlson suffered a fall last week, requiring hospitalization and surgery.
She has been moved to:
Huntington Woods Care & Rehab Center
27705 Westchester Parkway
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Cards are certainly welcome at this time. We wish her the best in her recovery and hope she will join us via Zoom!