Atria Senior Living Group announced renovation plans for Atria Sunnyvale, a local independent and assisted living community, that will create a Life Guidance® memory care neighborhood for residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Set to begin in March 2010, the multi-million dollar renovation will also include aesthetic upgrades to the community’s overall interior. Atria’s Life Guidance communities are secure neighborhoods designed specifically for residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments that includes two secure courtyards with outdoor seating and walking paths. The 27 apartment Life Guidance neighborhood upgrades will include new carpet and paint as well as new bathroom fixtures, cabinets and surfaces.
“Our new Life Guidance neighborhood will provide older people, living with memory impairments, an opportunity to live in a home-like setting designed with dignity and safety in mind,” said Zeinab Donner, executive director of Atria Sunnyvale. “It will also help residents retain a level of independence they otherwise wouldn’t achieve anywhere else. I think that’s what people are really struggling to retain as they age,” continued Donner. “This expansion reflects what we are all about at Atria, and that is providing the highest quality of life possible in the most comfortable and pleasant surroundings.”