The George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc. wrote -
The George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc. is partnering with the San Diego Opera Scenic Studios to bring to life the Glenner Center's 4th Adult Day Care Center for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia called Town Square. This new center will be located in San Diego, CA and the facility will create a replica 1950s era San Diego-themed city complete with historic storefronts including a museum, a movie theatre and city hall.
The concept behind the creation of Town Square is Reminiscence Therapy which involves the use of past activities, events and experiences with other people, usually with the aid of tangible, visual prompts such as photographs, household or familiar items, as well as, music and sound recordings from the past.
Glenner’s Town Square will create a simulated indoor, urban environment, with fully-interactive storefronts. Each storefront is designed to model a historic business and provide specific programmatic value to the participants.
By creating a safe location that allows participants a structured day, as well as, autonomy and independence, the participants will be afforded a higher quality of life; specifically, anticipated improved mood, reduced agitation and improved sleep patterns.
Forging meaningful partnerships and support within the community is at the very heart of the Glenner Center. Town Square is truly an innovative care model that changes the way care is delivered for those facing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias across our city and the nation.
We need your help to make this vision a reality!
*Images shown were created by award-winning architect, Douglas Pancake.