Wesley Village in Shelton introduces memory support community

Wesley Village in Shelton is introducing Lifestyle Transitions, a new memory care program.

Called Lifestyle Transitions at Wesley Heights, it will offer specialized assisted living in a secure, supportive environment for those living with memory loss.

The program is designed to support residents with cognitive impairment by engaging them in life and activities within the larger Wesley Heights community and providing encouragement, friendship, and a feeling of security.

It will also focus on developing daily routines for successfully managing individualized physical, social and cognitive challenges.

Newly created gathering areas

The program space encompasses existing apartments and newly renovated gathering areas, including a library, family-style kitchen, living room area, laundry nook and enclosed outdoor courtyard.

Safe and quiet space for reading, relaxation, and dining and other stimulating activities such as baking, gardening, exercise, art classes and musical entertainment will be available.

Colors, textures, lighting and furniture were chosen with the help of a dementia consultant in order to organize these therapeutic spaces in a way that best meets resident needs.

An open house for Living Transitions will take place Sunday, Jan. 25 from noon-3 p.m. Wesley Village is at 580 Long Hill Ave. There is aInformation at www.wesleyvillage-ct.org.