“Heart’s Desire” Art Exhibition Makes Dreams Come True in Westlake

A dream has come true for Arden Courts Promedica Memory Care resident K’Louise Cook, a very talented artist.

K’Louise Cook

Arden Courts Promedica Memory Care, 28400 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, was  transformed into an art gallery featuring the beautiful works of art produced by K’ Louise Cook on Thursday evening, Aug. 25.

Like “Make a Wish” for children, “Heart’s Desire” at Arden Courts is a program designed to fulfill wishes of their residents and make their dreams come true.

K’Louise has Alzheimer’s and the caring and loving staff at Arden Courts Promedica Memory Care wanted to fulfill her dreams of having an exquisite Art Exhibition displaying some of her beautiful pieces. There were sparkling lights, a harpist, appetizers and cocktails on a beautiful summer evening out in their gorgeous courtyard.

K’Louise grew up in Bay Village.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art at The Cleveland Institute of Art and her Master’s Degree in Art Education at The University of Akron.

K’Louise Cook (red) with her daughter Kimberly Feckley, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough and sister Christine Cully.

After she married, she moved to Medina and taught art in the Medina School System. In her late 60’s she moved to Westlake. K’Louise has Alzheimer’s Disease and has survived several different types of cancer and is now living with previously treated Multiple Myeloma.

Arden Courts of Westlake Promedica Memory Care is a community for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias that would benefit from a safe and engaging environment.

“The Heart’s Desire program that Arden Courts Promedica Memory Care offers was designed to enrich the lives of our residents, encourage them to take advantage of all that life has to offer, and continue their active participation in the community by fulfilling their greatest wishes or desires.” reports Laura Chernauskas, Memory Care Advisor. “Thousands of Heart’s Desires have been granted since the program’s inception in 1997.”

Mayor Clough and K’Louise Cook with Arden Court Promedica staff members Tonya Barlow, Todd Szopo, Laura Chernauskas, Kathy Armada, Diana Jones and Bob Petruzzi.

Interestingly in 2011, K’Louise’s mother, Elsie Albrightson, who lived at Arden Courts Promedica Memory Care for nine years, participated in the Heart’s Desire program at the age of 96 by singing 10 songs from memory to the residents and staff, who loved her beautiful voice. “I am so appreciative of the staff and administrators of Arden Courts Promedica Memory Care, who throughout the years have cared for my father Jerome, my mother Elsie, and my sister K’Louise” states Christine Cully. “My family and I have entrusted the care of our loved ones to the staff of Arden Courts Promedica Memory Care since it first opened in 1996 and our trust in them continues.”

About Promedica Memory Care at Arden Courts

Five years of research and planning by dementia experts went into developing an assisted living environment that would help people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias maximize their sense of independence and increase their self esteem by focusing on their abilities in a safe and secure environment.

Experience matters, and with 25 years of dementia care and helping over 45,000 families Arden Courts Promedica Memory Care continues to offer families the peace of mind they deserve, knowing their loved ones are cared for by experienced people in a proven environment.

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