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Photo 1: Shell Point Retirement Community recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its brand-new 28-bedroom, 21,182-square-foot memory support center, Connected Living at The Springs. (Left to right): Sunny Torres, Shell Point; Tammie Fraser, Shell Point; Sharon Dobbins, Shell Point; Christy Skinner, Shell Point; Gary Goforth, Shell Point; Dave Heuring, RDG Planning and Design; Amber Caton, Wegman Design Group; Jason Smith, Shell Point; Justin Schiff, Shell Point; Kelly Scott, Shell Point; Ronette Icso, Shell Point; Martin Schappell, Shell Point; Adam Hinds, Shell Point; Fran DeMarco, Stantec; Steve Morrison, Johnson Engineering; Josh Beverly, DeAngelis Diamond; Reggie Morgan, Shell Point; Tim Lochridge, Shell Point; Kayla Pudlin Harm, Shell Point; Rita Southern, Shell Point; Christine Gulotta, Shell Point.
Photo 2: Shell Point partnered with Wegman Design Group for the interior décor of the new memory care center that includes muted pastels, conversational artwork and comfortable fabrics.
Photo 3: In addition to its 28 private rooms, the new Connected Living Memory Support building features outdoor spaces that incorporate musical instruments and sensory objects to promote creative expression.
New memory care center opens at Shell Point
FORT MYERS, FL. (Jan. 29, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly constructed 28-bed, 21,182-square-foot memory care center, Connected Living at The Springs. The center will provide residential care for seniors with age-related cognitive diseases, including Alzheimer’s and other various forms of dementia.
“It’s been a joy to welcome new residents to Connected Living at The Springs,” says Christine Gulotta, memory care director of Connected Living at The Springs. “Their new home was designed to provide cozy spaces, a calming atmosphere and a safe environment full of sensory-rich stimuli.”
To complete this project, Shell Point partnered with DeAngelis Diamond, Wegman Design Group, Stantec, RDG Planning and Design, and Johnson Engineering.
The floorplan of the Connected Living building is arranged into two groupings of 14 apartments each, which function as cohesive households. Each household has established its own, unique rhythm that is familiar to residents and helps daily experiences feel natural. Staffing is kept consistent within each household, allowing for strong, relationship-based interaction between residents and the memory support specialists providing their care.
“The result is a homelike environment for residents that is secure while also allowing for freedom of movement both indoors and outdoors,” says Gulotta. “Residents can bring their own furnishings to individualize their apartments to their taste. This further establishes a comfortable setting that feels just like home.”