The Harbor of Cleveland To Introduce Advanced Alzheimer’s Technology at Sept. 16 Grand Opening

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2018) - The Harbor of Cleveland will introduce Bradley County to state-of-the-art, non-medication technology at its grand opening on September 16.

The Harbor, located inside Legacy Village of Cleveland, is a newly built Alzheimer’s/memory care facility offering 32 deluxe memory care apartments in studio, companion, and one-bedroom suites. Bradley County area seniors who are facing memory-related disorders will benefit from The Harbor’s advanced technology in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

“The Harbor of Cleveland is the realization of a dream we’ve developed over a decade of in depth research in the field of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Our programs at The Harbor are intentionally designed to help seniors find a safe haven from the storms of dementia.  We are confident these innovative programs will enhance the lives of our residents and give our families a high quality environment for their family members.” said Bryan Cook, COO of Legacy Senior Living, a Cleveland-based company that manages Legacy Village of Cleveland.

Staffed by a team of compassionate and experienced caregivers, The Harbor offers several state of the art technologies and unique approaches to memory care which include:

  • SimpleC electronic storyboard to promote memory retention. SimpleC is a cutting-edge, scientifically proven therapy which uses an electronic storyboard to aid each individual resident’s memory needs. With the help of loved ones, The Harbor caregivers specifically tailor the storyboards for each resident, blending technology with behavior therapy. The resident sees familiar images and hears calming music and voices to help recall the memories of important people and key life events. The Harbor provides this service through computer tablets and on the large television in the common area Town Theater. Institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Georgia Tech and Emory led the creation of the electronic storyboard treatment through years of research.
  • Circadian Rhythmic LED lighting to mimic sunrise and sunset. The Harbor utilizes a purpose-designed circadian rhythm LED lighting system that simulates morning’s sunrise, afternoon’s warmth and evening’s glow by carefully illuminating specific shades of light throughout the facility. Several controlled studies of seniors have shown exposure to natural light cycles is a useful tool to improve sleep efficiency and alertness without utilizing medication. By investing in the circadian lighting technology, Legacy Village of Cleveland stands among the few facilities in the country offering this unique approach to caring for those affected by such a devastating disease.
  • 1950s-era design to stimulate nostalgic memories. The Harbor is a result from years of planning and development with notable experts in the field of memory loss. The Harbor’s overall theme, design, colors, furniture, and common areas all reflect a 1950’s theme to remind residents of happier times. The colors are bright and cheery with large six foot windows in each apartment. Flooring types, textures and furnishings were chosen based on successful trends in memory care treatment. A large area called the Town Center is the hub of activities and socialization. This includes emotional, educational, physical and spiritual opportunities. The center point of the Town includes a Diner, Clinic and Theater.

“Through technology and design, The Harbor creates a multisensory experience that stimulates pleasant memories and allows our residents to enter a bygone times, which often improves mood and movement, giving the resident the opportunity to enjoy the highest quality of life possible,” Shannon Alvey, executive director of Legacy Village of Cleveland, said.

Legacy Village of Cleveland is excited to welcome the general public to visit The Harbor grand opening on Sunday, September 16th from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

About Legacy Village of Cleveland

Situated at 2255 Candies Lane on the site of the former Rolling Hills Golf Course, Legacy Village of Cleveland is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned/operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacycleveland.net and tours of The Harbor are available by calling (423) 472-4700.

Through technology and design, The Harbor creates a multisensory experience that stimulates pleasant memories and allows our residents to enter a bygone times, which often improves mood and movement, giving the resident the opportunity to enjoy the highest quality of life possible

Shannon Alvey, executive director of Legacy Village of Cleveland
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About Legacy Village of Cleveland, TN

Situated at 2255 Candies Lane on the site of the former Rolling Hills Golf Course, Legacy Village of Cleveland opened in fall 2018 and features 39 spacious assisted living suites and 32 memory care apartments in a dedicated memory care wing known as The Harbor. The assisted living wing offers the choice of large studio, one and two-bedroom apartments while the memory care wing offers studio, companion and one-bedroom suites.

Within Legacy Village is the Harbor memory care neighborhood, which is the result of years of planning and development with notable experts and researchers in the field of memory loss. As a result of those efforts, the overall theme, design, colors, furniture, and common areas all reflect a 1950’s theme to remind residents of happier times. The apartment suites are configured especially for those with memory loss. Also, a series of local nostalgic pictures, when available, are located throughout the facility.

Legacy Village of Cleveland offers a chapel, library, exercise room, attractive activities room, spacious lobby with a fireplace and beautiful views of the rolling hills. Outdoor spaces include a gazebo, walking areas and event spaces, including an outdoor kitchen. More information is available at legacycleveland.net or by calling (423) 478-8071.

Legacy Village of Cleveland is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned/operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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