Brain health foundation to hold fundraiser

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), was set up by Dr. Charlie Farrell, MD, and his daughter Rev. Katie Norris of Westlake a few years ago to help other families caring for family members with dementia at home. In creating the foundation, their mission was to empower those affected by dementia through art care and community outreach to create a supportive community which helps people with dementia enjoy lives of meaning and purpose.

Last month Carol passed on, and Dr. Charlie is continuing the foundation and their plans. “We can all be care partners," he says, "it just requires a shift in our perspective from viewing ourselves as taking care of and giving everything, to seeing ourselves as also receiving back that which we give. To do this, we must be aware and carefully search for the openings to our loved ones’ being. Through love, art and creativity, we can fill others' hearts with sound, light and touch.”

The Foundation is holding a benefit on Saturday March 28, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., called “Spring Jazz – A Celebration of Care” at the Rocky River Memorial Hall. There will be dinner, soft drinks, a storyteller, jazz music and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 per adult, $15 per child.

Art work of the clients of CLF Foundation will be for sale, as well as gift baskets and other art items. This is a family event and there will be special food preparation available for those with dietary needs or difficulty with the mechanics of swallowing or chewing. For tickets or further information call Dave or Cynthia at 440-409-0318 or visit (search: "Farrell").

Cyhnthia Wilt

Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 9:44 AM, 03.03.2015