We want to take this opportunity to reach out to each of our participants, friends and volunteers and we hope that everyone is doing their best at one of the most challenging times facing our community, the country and the world.
   Our goal in communication will be to bring you up to date while you are in the safety and comfort of your own residence.
   Over the next few weeks, we will share some images of programs and activities that have been showcased at the Center for Artful Living or within the community.  As we look back, we will show how we engage the community to help enhance the quality of life for individuals touched by dementia and their care partners.
   At the same time, we will embrace the future and in the coming days, reach out to touch base with many of you and share that we will be offering a series of “virtual” arts enrichment sessions.
   These will be for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home and still be able to participate in one of our programs together. We are interested in your input and encourage you to contact us at info@farrellfoundation.com with any ideas.
   The programs will be provided through a live stream on Zoom and you will be able to access them on your computer or cell phone.  We will provide the details this week.
   As we move forward, we will continue to face challenges and keep you up to date on our programs and when we may be able to resume our regular schedule at the Center.
   Your interest and financial support means a great deal to the continuation nad future of the Foundation.  We will work together to assure that quality programming and resources are available to you during this journey.
Important Message from the Farrell Foundation

We want to inform all of our guests, visitors, professionals and volunteers that the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation at the Center for Artful Living will be closed during the duration of the Coronavirus Crisis. We want to assure the health and safety of all of our dear friends and participants. We will keep everyone aware of future changes to our schedule and when the Center and programming can hopefully and safely resume. We wish everyone the best during this challenging time for our community, country and the world.

Dr. Charlie Farrell & Staff
 
 
Colorful pumpkins were painted by Artist-in-Residence Lee Ann Eyre to enhance our Halloween celebration last fall!
Participant Jennifer & mom Janis get all decked out
for our Halloween Party!
 
 
Participants enjoyed singing along with The Singing Angels
in last fall’s concert benefit!
 
 
The cutest picture ever of long-time participants Ursula and Joel at Thanksgiving, working on the “Branches of Thanks” arts project!
The Center for Artful Living will keep you apprised regarding upcoming programs, events and art exhibits. At present time, all is on hold to assure the health and safety of all visitors and guests to our facility.
Participant Lew & care partner McKenzie
show off their pieces of pumpkin “pie”!
 Next Alumni Group Meeting – Time will be determined sometime in the future.
 Volunteer Gretty helps participant Debbie make a pinecone bird feeder
to help the birds during the winter months.
 Participants Anna & Frank with their “edible” snowman,
full of marshmallows and/or popcorn!
 Care partner Mary, participant Mardee and volunteer Kathy
follow the words in one of our sing-a-long music sessions!
 Maggie McAllister from
M-TEC (Music Therapy Enrichment Centers) leads us in music
and song along with a fun game
of trying to guess the movie a certain song came from!
 Guest musician Nadine Kodysz plays
some favorite Irish tunes for
St. Patrick’s Day!