Unique adult day center resembling a 1950s town opens in Sandy Springs

The Town Square facility resembles a 1950s town to help spark memories and elevate moods for patients suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. (Photo Courtesy of Town Square Sandy Springs)

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Credit: Town Square Sandy Springs

The Town Square facility resembles a 1950s town to help spark memories and elevate moods for patients suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. (Photo Courtesy of Town Square Sandy Springs)

Town Square, an innovative new adult day center, is now open in Sandy Springs.

The center is the first of its kind in Georgia to offer experiential memory and cognitive care. Located at 8601 Dunwoody Place, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Town Square provides an immersive, therapeutic, social experience for members while care partners are at work or otherwise unavailable. Members take part in a range of activities facilitated by Program Assistants along with exercise, socialization, and cognitive strategies to spark memories and stimulate the mind.

The 12,000-sq. ft. facility resembles a mid-century American town with 13 storefronts, including a 1950′s diner, a theater, music room, library, hair and nail salon, and an exercise studio.

This reminiscence therapy model helps individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Inspired by the renowned George G. Glenner Centers, the programming evokes a time when seniors were teens or young adults.

This therapy model has been shown to improve mood, communication, sleep quality, as well as reduce anxiety, depression, and agitation in those with dementia. The unique behavioral approach uses prompts such as movies, music, images, games, and other vintage props to stimulate long-term memories.

“The impetus for Town Square was our desire to take part in the innovation of the adult day space,” said Kellen Stennett, owner of Town Square Sandy Springs.

“We saw a huge need to elevate the level of dignity and compassion that persons necessitating cognitive, or memory care receive. At Town Square, we’re actively improving the quality of life of our members and their loved ones in a fun, fresh way. I couldn’t be prouder of what we stand for and the impact we’re making in the north Atlanta community.”

In addition to this weekly enrichment, the facility is also available for rent on evenings and weekends for special events including corporate meetings, birthday and anniversary parties, and group visits from senior living facilities.

For more information about Georgia’s first Town Square, please visit www.townsquare.net/sandy-springs or call (404) 595-2034.


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