Meadow Park, Catonsville, MD

Meadow Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Launches Cardio Pulmonary Care Program

CATONSVILLE, Md.,  Meadow Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has launched a Cardio Pulmonary Care Program designed to meet the healthcare needs of area residents. Pulmonologist Dr. Mark Gosnell and cardiologist Dr. Ashok Chopra are overseeing the initiative at the 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Catonsville.

Meadow Park’s comprehensive Cardio Pulmonary Care Program aims to promote independence and quality of life through reducing symptoms and decreasing disability in heart and lung patients, while increasing their participation in physical and social activities. Services are tailored for individuals with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, post heart and lung transplants, emphysema, acute myocardial infarctions and acute respiratory failure, among other diagnoses.

In addition to consults with Dr. Chopra, Dr. Gosnell and other board-certified specialists, Meadow Park heart and lung patients benefit from certified nurses on staff, seven days per week therapy services as prescribed, 24/7 access to lab and radiology services, and a range of additional services and therapies. Those include tracheostomy care and management, a wide range of oxygen therapies and nebulizer therapies, as well as IV Lasix and Intotrope Infusions.

“Post-hospital rehab programs are proven to reduce the chance of hospital re-admission and significantly improve health and quality of life – and prolong life spans – for patients who have suffered a cardiac or pulmonary health event,” said Nikki Gachot, regional director of business development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports Meadow Park and helped the facility develop the new offering. “Meadow Park’s cardio pulmonary rehab services ease patients’ transition home and also focus on creating long-term lifestyle changes, including an improved exercise and nutrition plan, and stress reduction.”

Dr. Gosnell is board certified in critical care and pulmonary medicine, and is the director of intensive care and chief of pulmonary at MedStar Harbor Hospital, regularly teaching respiratory physiology to residents. He maintains a practice in Glen Burnie, Md., and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology, Dr. Chopra is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has been in private practice for 36 years and attending to patients at Grace Medical Center, formerly Bon Secours Hospital, where he served as the director of the ICU for more than 10 years. Dr. Chopra is also affiliated with St. Agnes Hospital, where he completed his medical residency and Cardiology Fellowship.

“Meadow Park is fortunate to have Dr. Chopra and Dr. Gosnell lead the Cardio Pulmonary Care Program,” noted Gachot. “They will work together with Meadow Park’s dedicated clinical team to provide for the best possible outcomes for heart and lung patients.”

Located at 1525 N Rolling Road, Meadow Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.  As part of its programming, Meadow Park offers education and training for patients and family members, and coordination of home care services. The facility also offers 24/7 admissions direct from the emergency room.
Together with Marquis, Meadow Park has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics – including cardiac rehab – of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information on Meadow Park can be found on the facility’s website, https://meadowparkrehabhc.com.

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care Voted ‘Best Assisted Living Community’ for Two Consecutive Years

VERO BEACH, Fla., — Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care celebrates their second consecutive year as winner of ‘Best Assisted Living Community’ in Indian River County as voted by the Sebastian readers of the Hometown News.

The Hometown News Reader’s Choice Awards is an annual recognition of the best businesses in the local community in various categories as voted by readers. This is the second year Pelican Landing has been chosen against dozens of competitors in senior living.

“To be named ‘Best Assisted Living Community’ is a special honor for this particularly challenging year in our country,” says Kim Sviben, Executive Director of Pelican Landing. “We are so proud of our dedicated team of associates and our amazing residents who truly make Pelican Landing a place we call home.”

Pelican Landing is a thoughtfully designed senior living residence offering 63 assisted living and 26 memory care apartments with attractive accommodations and outstanding care. The community, owned and operated by Watercrest Senior Living Group, opened in April of 2016, and was awarded the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Architectural Recognition Award and the 2019 Hometown News ‘Best Assisted Living Community.’

Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded by Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. Watercrest senior living communities are recognized for their upscale amenities, exceptional care, and innovative memory care programming offering unparalleled service to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care is ideally located at 13085 US Highway 1, in the heart of Sebastian. The neighboring area offers diverse workspaces, retail and entertainment centers, residential neighborhoods, the Sebastian River Medical Center, and a charming riverfront district with unobstructed views of the intra-coastal waterway. For information about Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, call 772-581-0366 or visit www.thepelicanlanding.com.

A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. Visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com.

Maplewood Senior Living Partners With Renowned New York University Neuroscientist, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, For A Brain Health Pilot Program At Newtown Community

NEWTOWN, Conn., — Maplewood Senior Living is excited to announce that through an exclusive relationship with brain health expert, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, a pilot program will be conducted at Maplewood at Newtown, where a group of residents will be enlisted to utilize her BrainBody platform. Through their participation, she will measure the brain-enhancing effects that each exercise program has for them, and provide customized exercise programs that will help protect their brain and maintain optimal cognitive function. Findings from the pilot – Maplewood’s latest initiative to promote brain health – will help shape future exercise and wellness programs offered at Maplewood Senior Living communities and at Inspīr Carnegie Hill.

Dr. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University’s Center for Neural Science, BrainBody CEO and presenter of the second most viewed TEDTalk of 2018. She also sits on the Advisory Board of Inspīr Carnegie Hill, the flagship residence under Maplewood’s new brand of luxury senior living in urban markets, which will soon open on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Consisting of national experts from a variety of senior care disciplines, the Advisory Board provides an unparalleled level of expertise to ensure the very latest and most effective care practices are employed.

The pilot program at Newtown is one of two pilots to be conducted with a Maplewood community, joining another community in Connecticut, Maplewood at Darien. The pilot programs and the strong relationship Maplewood has fostered with Dr. Suzuki are a testament to Maplewood’s focus on brain health and its ongoing commitment to sharing the latest research, tools and support by serving as a resource for residents and the community at large.

Dr. Suzuki’s research spans over 25 years studying memory and brain plasticity. She conducted extensive work studying the formation and retention of new long-term memories. Her recent research focuses on understanding the role aerobic exercise plays in improving learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities. Through her research, Dr. Suzuki has concluded that physical exercise helps to strengthen key areas of the brain that are most susceptible to both aging and Alzheimer’s disease, making it our best hope in addressing the epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease in this country. These conclusions led her to develop her company BrainBody, which employs an easy to use platform that is able to quantify the brain-enhancing effects of exercise and provide individualized exercise prescriptions that help protect the brain from aging and neurodegenerative disease states.

“The research shows that as we age, it is imperative to stay in motion and exercise to maintain cognitive function,” said Dr. Suzuki. “Exercise provides a brain-enhancing effect that protects the brain from neurodegenerative and age-related diseases.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Dr. Suzuki in this pilot program as its findings will directly impact the brain health and overall well being of current and future residents of our communities,” said Gregory D. Smith, president and CEO of Maplewood Senior Living and Inspīr. “Dr. Suzuki’s breakthrough BrainBody program is an example of the caliber of cutting-edge technology and innovative programming we are bringing to residents to support whole-person health and wellness. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Dr. Suzuki and utilizing the insights gained from the pilot programs to further enhance the overall living experience for our residents.

This partnership is Maplewood’s latest addition to its expansive suite of resident programming and engagement, educational opportunities and new technologies available across communities to keep residents cognitively stimulated through activity. In October, Maplewood announced a partnership with Drexel University’s School of Education and Dr. Kristen Betts to bring the ‘Science & Art of Changing your Brain’ series to Maplewood Communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Ohio. The four-week virtual series discusses current and emerging research about the brain, mind and memory and teaches participants how to identify protective factors and control risk factors to preserve cognitive abilities. Additionally, the technology at Maplewood not only provides vital functions for these seniors, but it also engages them to learn and master new skills they have not been exposed to before. This includes a partnership with Temi robots, an advanced A.I. software that interacts with residents, performs tasks for them, plays music, tells jokes, helps them learn and allows them to video conference family, friends and doctors. Eversound headsets are utilized to help increase engagement for residents with hearing impairments and are used for live lectures, book clubs, bingo and other group programming. Residents also have access to Rendever, a VR platform that allows them to travel the world (virtually), revisit familiar places, share new experiences and enjoy the thrill of 360-degree video from the comfort of their community.

Maplewood is creating unique operations in their soon-to-be-open Manhattan location, Inspīr Carnegie Hill, to ensure residents feel engaged and healthy in an urban environment. With a variety of care options, including Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Enhanced Care, Inspīr Carnegie Hill will provide residents with a brain-healthy lifestyle and offer daily programs to keep residents in motion naturally and purposefully. An on-site fitness facility, access to personal trainers and group fitness classes empower residents to stay mobile and exercise regularly. In addition, Inspīr Carnegie Hill offers lifelong learning classes, cognitively stimulating activities, and brain-healthy foods to keep the neurons active and to maximize brain function.

About Maplewood Senior Living
Maplewood Senior Living is known for its upscale senior living residences, offering a broad range of premier services, amenities and care to its residents. Maplewood Senior Living, based in Westport, CT, owns and operates 16 senior living communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. There is an Upper East Side location in Manhattan, NY within the company’s newest brand, Inspīr. This new, senior living brand was launched to offer a luxurious option for seniors looking to join a residential community in major metropolitan areas. For more information, please call 203-557-4777 or visit www.maplewoodseniorliving.com

About Inspīr Carnegie Hill
Inspīr is a new, luxury senior living brand offering a different approach to living for discerning seniors in urban markets. Inspīr is the convergence of luxury accommodations, exceptional hospitality, cutting-edge technology, whole-person wellness, and world-class care. The brand is debuting its flagship senior living residence, Inspīr Carnegie Hill, at 1802 Second Avenue at 93rd Street, in the heart of New York City’s Upper East Side, scheduled to open ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Fall 2020. Inspīr Carnegie Hill boasts a masterfully designed building with state-of-the-art technology and private residences customized to fit the needs of an aging population. The community will offer assisted living, memory care and enhanced care options. For more information, please call (646) 978-9040 or visit Inspīr seniorliving.com.*Inspīr Carnegie Hill is pending approval from the State of New York, Department of Health, for the following licenses: Adult Home, Enriched Housing and Assisted Living Residence, with Enhanced and Special Needs Assisted Living Residence certifications.

About Wendy Suzuki
Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. In 2018, Dr. Suzuki’s 2018 TEDWomen talk was the #2 most viewed TED talk of the year. Dr. Suzuki’s major research interest continues to be brain plasticity. She is best known for her extensive work studying areas in the brain critical for our ability to form and retain new long-term memories. More recently her work has focused on understanding how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities in humans. Dr. Suzuki received her undergraduate degree in physiology and human anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987 studying with Prof. Marion C. Diamond, a leader in the field of brain plasticity. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from U.C. San Diego in 1993 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health before accepting her faculty position at New York University in 1998.

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Pedal for Alzheimer’s Announces Fifth Anniversary 2021 Ride Tennessee Event

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Pedal for Alzheimer’s, Ltd. announces the organization’s fifth year anniversary endurance charity cycling event: Ride Tennessee. A team of 24 cyclists will ride in the 6-day, 500+ mile route to begin in Nashville with a taste of Music City, and the team will make their way through the foothills to the Smoky Mountains, and will finish in Historic Downtown Knoxville with over 25,000 feet of elevation. This charity cycling event is set for September 13-18, 2021.

“This is an event like no other. It requires you to step out of your comfort zone physically, mentally, and spiritually, but to know the personal challenge of six days of riding is being done with a team who has a common goal is so rewarding,” President and Founder Josh Crisp said. “We are thrilled to celebrate the organization’s fifth anniversary in the state where it all began. Tennessee is a special place to ride and we are pleased to open up the experience to a larger team this year to be able to bring more like-minded cyclists together to raise even more funds for Alzheimer’s research, education, support and care.”

The VIP experience will include world class support, hospitality services, nutrition and mechanical, sports recovery, media promotions, and a team celebration concert. Cyclists are required to have the physical fitness to ride six back-to-back days and commit to carrying the banner of Pedal for Alzheimer’s as an ambassador for the mission. An $8,000 registration fee per cyclist includes a VIP all-inclusive ride experience. The fee also includes a generous contribution to the 501©3 non-profit’s mission to further Alzheimer’s research, education, support and care.

“It is exciting and a little hard to believe that is has already been five years since the original crazy idea I had to push myself out of my comfort zone in hopes of raising money to give to Alzheimer’s research,” President and Founder Josh Crisp said. “It is equally as humbling to realize that cycling event would inspire others to join the cause and eventually blossom into a non-profit organization where hundreds of people are involved and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised.”

The event is directed by the leadership of Tom Hopper and Solinity. Partners of the event include Solinity, Podium Sports Medicine, Skratch Labs, and POC. To join the event as a partner, cyclist, or volunteer, visit PedalForAlzheimers.org/ride-tennessee-2021 or email info@pedalforalzheimers.org.

ABOUT PEDAL FOR ALZHEIMER’S
Pedal for Alzheimer’s, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable platform committed to organizing cycling events to raise money, provide education and increase awareness surrounding the mission of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. The Pedal for Alzheimer’s organization was co-founded in 2017 by Josh Crisp and Michelle Brooke-Marciniak. Crisp is the founder of Pedal for Pat, a 1,098-mile cycling event created to honor the legacy of the late-legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt who died of Alzheimer’s in 2016. Crisp founded Pedal for Pat out of a desire to extend the legendary Summitt’s platform by raising awareness and donations; the event exceeded expectations for the inaugural ride by leading a team of eight cyclists over 1,098 miles to raise awareness and more than $100,000 to help families and seniors coping Alzheimer’s disease. The money benefitted The Pat Summitt Foundation and The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Pedal for Pat was such a success that Crisp and Brooke-Marciniak formed Pedal for Alzheimer’s, Ltd. to broaden the scope of those individuals and families affected by the disease. In just three events, the organization has given over $185,000 to charities and senior care communities that further research, and that provide education, support and care.

Pedal for Alzheimer’s, Ltd. is a charitable organization overseen by board members, including Josh Crisp, Sara Mitchell, Dr. Joe Graves, and Dr. Kevin Sprouse. For more information about the event, visit pedalforalzheimers.org, and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube @pedalforalz.

Watercrest Senior Living Group and The St. Joe Company Celebrate the Pre-Opening of Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care

VERO BEACH, Fla., — Watercrest Senior Living Group and The St. Joe Company proudly announce that Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care has received certificate of occupancy and will welcome founding residents this November.

Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is a 107-unit, signature Watercrest product offering 75 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments with resort-style service and world-class care. The architecture and design boast a stunning promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, multiple dining options, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces. Watercrest’s uniquely designed Market Street Residence showcases an ‘outdoor’ streetscape with numerous LifeBUILT programming touches; a highlight and crucial element of their multi-sensory memory care programming.

“Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is a truly spectacular community in its unique design, exceptional amenities and idyllic setting,” says Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group. “We are thankful for an outstanding partnership with The St. Joe Company, and the opportunity to welcome the seniors of Santa Rosa Beach to their beautiful, new home.”

Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is a senior living development project partnered between Watercrest Senior Living Group and The St. Joe Company. The 92,000 square foot luxury senior living community is conveniently located at 205 West Hewett Road in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Santa Rosa Beach is widely recognized for its charm, Southern hospitality, and 26-mile stretch of white-sand beach along the Emerald Coast. Visitors and residents alike are drawn to its calm, turquoise waters, while the innovative neighborhood design and temperate climate offer year-round events with flourishing entertainment, dining and cultural attractions.

“It has been very rewarding to watch the final touches applied to this resort-style community as it nears completion,” said Jorge Gonzalez, President and CEO of The St. Joe Company. “We are excited to welcome founding residents in November and see Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach become a part of the community for many years to come.”

About The St. Joe Company
The St. Joe Company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is a real estate development, asset management and operation company. The Company owns land concentrated primarily in Northwest Florida and has significant residential and commercial land-use entitlements in hand or in process. More information can be found at www.joe.com. Information on the Company’s current project pipeline can be found at www.joe.com/project-updates.

About Watercrest Senior Living Group
Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. Visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com.

Lake County Residents Have New Options for Short Term, Long Term, and Memory Care

MUNDELEIN, Ill., — Alongside the GLMV Chamber of Commerce, Thrive Personalized Medical Rehabilitation has opened a new medical center for those seeking memory care, long term care or short term care in Lake County, Illinois.

“Lake County residents deserve the best treatments available and this center promises that level of care,” said Jackie Prestel, Administrator of Thrive of Lake County. “As longtime residents of the area, we are excited to help out our fellow community members, and keep our friends and family safe and healthy.”

Thrive of Lake County brings together multiple specialties into one center. It boasts 59 long term care, 50 memory care and 60 private suites. For short term care, Thrive has an average length of stay between 2 and 3 weeks with the goal of providing an efficient length of stay that helps guests return home. Within 48 hours of admission, guests receive established discharged dates.
At Thrive, hospitality meets medicine. Through the CuisineCare concept, guests are offered extended hours at each meal to accommodate preferences and meals presented by culinary servers instead of the clinical team.

The center has expert teams of RNs, LPNs and CNAs to accommodate a wide range of clinical complexity. Using Point of Care technology, comprehensive care happens at the bedside using the most forefront technology.
Specialties at Thrive of Lake County include internal medicine, infectious disease, physiatry, wound care, psychiatry, psychology and podiatry. Therapy teams include PT, PTA, OT, OTA, and SLP certifications, plus kinesio-taping expertise, and ACP® trained therapists to create accelerated outcomes.

Thrive Ahead uses advanced healthcare methods featuring “personalized care teams” combined with welcoming hospitality that separates them and makes its care the better, smarter choice. Alongside Thrive’s other locations in Fox Valley (Aurora) and Lisle that are changing the industry, guests can expect significantly less time recuperating and more time being themselves.

To learn more or schedule a virtual tour, visit www.ThriveAhead.com.

Maplewood Senior Living Partners With Drexel University And Dr. Kristen Betts For A Brain Health Series Across Maplewood Communities

WESTPORT, Conn., — Maplewood Senior Living is excited to announce a partnership with Drexel University and Dr. Kristen Betts that will bring the Science & Art of Changing your Brain series to Maplewood Communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Ohio. Dr. Betts is a Clinical Professor in the Educational Leadership & Management and Higher Education Leadership programs in the School of Education at Drexel University.

The relationship with Drexel University and Dr. Betts highlights Maplewood’s thought leadership in brain health and its commitment to sharing the latest education and support to the community at large. Access to Dr. Betts’ latest research and vast knowledge on the topic of brain health will allow Maplewood Senior Living communities to further guide residents to live a brain-healthy lifestyle.

Throughout the four weeks, participants will engage in activities, test their knowledge on prevalent neuromyths, and learn strategies that can immediately support cognitive flexibility, mindfulness and a healthy brain. Additionally, the Maplewood Staff that attend the training will become certified through Drexel’s school of education, enabling them to teach this series in the future.

“I am proud to be joining forces with Maplewood,” said Dr. Betts. “It is my pleasure to be educating individuals on the importance of brain health and to train Maplewood associates on how to deliver my Science & Art of Changing your Brain series.”

The 4-week virtual series discusses current and emerging research about the brain, mind and memory. Drexel will share its latest research on neuroplasticity and will depict how the brain physically changes over a lifetime through experience, learning, injury and disease. Each week will focus on key topics related to brain function and health. The Science & Art of Changing your Brain series will teach participants how to identify protective factors and control risk factors to preserve cognitive abilities. The series will also cover important research on the connection between memory and meta-cognition, stress, sleep, nutrition, exercise and community. The sessions are constantly updated with new research, particularly on older adults.

“I will creatively find a way to integrate new materials in presentations since this will ensure that what Maplewood is sharing is current, relevant, and comes from the latest research,” said Dr. Kristen Betts. “This is so important with all of the neuromyths that are out there. An example of new, valuable research is from a recent study from Columbia University about the brain, which provided ‘evidence that more physical activity is linked to larger brain volume in older people.'”

“The relationship with Drexel and Dr. Betts strengthens our reputation as a leader in senior living and bolsters our position as a resource for seniors, bringing educational opportunities directly to our communities and incorporating key takeaways into our operations to continuously enhance the overall living experience for our residents,” said Gregory D, Smith, president and CEO of Maplewood Senior Living and Inspīr. “We look forward to this amazing opportunity to provide the community with important information on brain health.”

This partnership is Maplewood’s latest addition to its expansive suite of resident programming and engagement, educational opportunities and new technologies available across communities to keep residents cognitively stimulated through activity. The technology at Maplewood not only provides vital functions for these seniors, but it also engages them to learn and master new skills they have not been exposed to before. This includes a partnership with Temi robots, an advanced A.I. software that interacts with residents, performs tasks for them, plays music, tells jokes, helps them learn and allows them to video conference family, friends and doctors. Eversound headsets are utilized to help increase engagement for residents with hearing impairments and are used for live lectures, book clubs, bingo and other group programming. Residents also have access to Rendever, a VR platform that allows them to travel the world (virtually), revisit familiar places, share new experiences and enjoy the thrill of 360-degree video from the comfort of their community.

In addition, Maplewood is creating unique operations in their soon-to-be-open Manhattan location, Inspīr Carnegie Hill, to ensure residents feel engaged and healthy in an urban environment. With a variety of care options, including Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Enhanced Care, Inspīr Carnegie Hill will provide residents with a brain-healthy lifestyle and offer daily programs to keep residents in motion naturally and purposefully. An on-site fitness facility, access to personal trainers and group fitness classes empower residents to stay mobile and exercise regularly. In addition, Inspīr Carnegie Hill offers lifelong learning classes, cognitively stimulating activities, and brain-healthy foods to keep the neurons active and to maximize brain function.

About Maplewood Senior Living
Maplewood Senior Living is known for its upscale senior living residences, offering a broad range of premier services, amenities and care to its residents. Maplewood Senior Living, based in Westport, CT, owns and operates 16 senior living communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. There is an Upper East Side location in Manhattan, NY within the company’s newest brand, Inspīr. This new, senior living brand was launched to offer a luxurious option for seniors looking to join a residential community in major metropolitan areas. For more information, please call 203-557-4777 or visit www.maplewoodseniorliving.com

About Drexel University’s School of Education
Drexel University’s School of Education prepares education professionals for success in classrooms, administration, research, and policy. The School consists of two departments; Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum and Policy, Organization and Leadership. With an emphasis on civic engagement, faculty and staff engage in classroom-based and site-based learning as a part of our diverse bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. The School also offers a wide variety of certificate, certification and professional development programs to meet the needs of educators, administrators and education professionals.

Market Street Memory Care Residence Viera Joins the Alzheimer’s Association’s ECHO Program

VERO BEACH, Fla., — The leadership team at Market Street Memory Care Residence Viera, proudly announces their acceptance into the Alzheimer’s Association’s ECHO program. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a tele-mentoring program utilizing videoconferencing technology to connect dementia care experts with leaders from assisted living communities around the country.

“The health and well-being of our residents continues to be our focus,” says Rosemarie Reid, Executive Director of Market Street Viera. “Our participation in the ECHO program enables the highest levels of case-based and interactive learning for our team to ensure the continued excellence of care for our residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses.”

The ECHO program consists of scheduled collaborative learning sessions with presentations by an expert panel of dementia care experts. The dementia care team from Market Street Viera will lead a session on resident engagement and battling cognitive decline during isolation. The six-month ECHO program aims to enhance person-centered, high-quality dementia care in senior living communities by improving the knowledge and confidence of care providers.

“The Alzheimer’s Association’s ECHO program is an excellent resource and opportunity to connect with dementia experts in our field,” says Whitney Lane, Senior Vice President of Operations for Watercrest Senior Living Group. “As an organization committed to exceptional associate training, we are thankful for these opportunities for growth, development, and shared knowledge which benefits our seniors and their families.”

Market Street Memory Care Residence Viera is a state-of-the-art memory care community, owned and operated by Watercrest Senior Living Group. The community boasts Watercrest’s uniquely designed Market Plaza, an active, ‘outdoor’ streetscape, as well as spacious accommodations, abundant natural lighting, internal courtyards with lush gardens, circular walkways, and visual cueing. The 64-unit memory care community offers world class care, multi-sensory programming, diverse culinary experiences, and unparalleled associate training honoring seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Market Street Viera is conveniently located at 6845 Murrell Road in Melbourne, Florida. For more information, contact the community at 321-253-6321.

A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations management of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. For more information, visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com or www.marketstreetresidence.com.

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Immanuel to Add Memory Support, New Amenities to Pacific Springs

OMAHA, Neb., — Immanuel, the Midwest leader in retirement living and senior living communities, announces big changes to Pacific Springs, a signature campus in west Omaha. With construction already underway, this retirement community will see new common spaces, enhanced services and a new assisted living and memory support neighborhood, opening in the fall of 2021.

“We’re thrilled and excited to begin construction at Pacific Springs, an Immanuel Signature Community,” said Eric Gurley, Immanuel president & CEO. “Our not-for-profit mission means we’re continuously reinvesting in our communities. The needs of residents come first, that’s the Immanuel difference.”

Pacific Springs, an Immanuel Signature Community located adjacent to the Pacific Springs Golf Club at 805 S 173rd Plaza, offers premiere independent and assisted retirement living apartments to area seniors. The renovations will connect Pacific Springs Village’s assisted living neighborhood to its independent living neighborhood while adding comprehensive memory support to the campus. Renovation plans also include enhanced common spaces including a new Thrive by Immanuel fitness center and wellness studio, onsite restaurant and lounge featuring a golf simulator, outdoor areas and walking paths, and a chapel beautifully adorned with a locally designed stained glass window donated by residents.

The new memory care apartments join Immanuel’s existing memory care communities with the latest in compassionate programming supporting those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The memory support neighborhood includes plans for an outdoor courtyard, complete with covered porch and areas for art and music activities.

Immanuel’s newest life enrichment programming is leading the way for these and other changes. Thrive by Immanuel, focuses on wellness of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Education courses, social engagement, spiritual support and wellness are all incorporated through nine Thrive principles like music, lifelong learning, connection and more.

Since 1887 Immanuel has been providing Christ-Centered Service to Seniors, Each Other and the Community. As a not-for-profit, serving arm of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Immanuel’s house of brands includes: Immanuel Classic Courtyards, Lifestyle Villages, Signature and Care Communities, Lakeside Lofts, Immanuel Pathways, Immanuel Community Foundation and The Immanuel Vision Foundation. More about Immanuel’s brands: Immanuel owns and operates 14, 55+ active living, independent living, assisted living and long-term care retirement communities on nine campuses; Immanuel Pathways operates three PACE® Centers in Iowa and Neb.; the Immanuel Community Foundation, a Resident Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to independent living residents; and the Immanuel Vision Foundation extends financial support to non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organizations that share purposes in alignment with Immanuel’s service centered mission. 

Brookdale Communities Take Part in Virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Events Across the Country

NASHVILLE, Tenn., — While this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events will be different, they continue to be deeply meaningful. They continue to help raise awareness about the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. They continue to help raise funds that make a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. continues to be one of the largest corporate supporters of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. This year, thousands of Brookdale associates, residents, and patients are participating in or supporting virtual walks across the country. Many will share the impacts this disease has had on their families and friends. More importantly, they’ll also show that those living with dementia still have much to live for.

“It is essential to do what we can to combat this disease,” said Brookdale President and CEO Lucinda M. Baier. “We know the walks will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we believe in the importance of these events as part of the fight against Alzheimer’s.”

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day, and people across the globe do what they can to raise awareness and challenge the common stigmas that surround Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Since 2008, Brookdale’s associates, residents, families and business partners have raised almost $17 million for the Walk to End® program through the Alzheimer’s Association. In many of these years, Brookdale surpassed an annual $2 million mark for the Walk to End® program as a Diamond National Team. The company’s efforts are not just about donations, they are about making a difference. Brookdale is the nation’s largest operator of memory care communities, and has developed innovative programs that take a person-centered approach to care.

“According to the World Health Organization, there are around 50 million people worldwide living with dementia and unfortunately Alzheimer’s Disease International reports that two out of every three people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries,” said Juliet Holt Klinger, gerontologist and expert on dementia care at Brookdale. “That astounds me. The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remain a global problem that require that all of us pay attention. At Brookdale, we strive to support people living with dementia to live their best life possible. We believe that working to decrease the stigma around the dementia diagnosis is a big part of that.”

About Brookdale

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions primarily within properties that are designed, purpose-built, and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care, and living accommodations for residents. Brookdale operates and manages independent living, assisted living, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities, with 737 communities in 44 states and the ability to serve approximately 65,000 residents as of June 30, 2020. The Company also offers a range of home health, hospice, and outpatient therapy services to over 17,000 patients as of that date. For more Brookdale news, go to brookdalenews.com.