Community Enjoys First Look at Newly Opened ‘The Harbor’ Memory Care Wing at Legacy Village of Jacksonville

July 26 celebration showcased beautiful renovations and nationally recognized technologies at the Jacksonville, AL, memory care and Alzheimer’s facility

07 AUGUST 2015, JACKSONVILLE, AL
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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (August 6, 2015) – Legacy Village of Jacksonville celebrated the grand opening of its beautifully renovated Alzheimer’s and memory care wing, ‘The Harbor,’ with a July 26 open house that showcased its nationally recognized design.

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (August 6, 2015) – Legacy Village of Jacksonville celebrated the grand opening of its beautifully renovated Alzheimer’s and memory care wing, ‘The Harbor,’ with a July 26 open house that showcased its nationally recognized design.

“We were excited to open our doors and introduce the Jacksonville community to The Harbor,” said Wilma Yopp, executive director of Legacy Village of Jacksonville. “This is an amazing state-of-the-art Alzheimer’s and memory care facility that Jacksonville will be proud of. It is a unique concept which has been recognized by state and national organizations for its approach in serving those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

Prospective residents, families, local healthcare providers and the public were treated to tours of Jacksonville, AL’s newly opened Alzheimer’s and memory care facility, in addition to a live performance by the Wayne Reaves Band.

Dignitaries in attendance included Paula Melvin, Chamber Ambassador; Mayor Johnny Smith, City of Jacksonville; Dr. John M. Beehler, President, Jacksonville State University; Barry Ray, President, Legacy Senior Services, which manages Legacy Village of Jacksonville; Bryan Cook, Senior Vice President, Legacy Senior Services; Derek Staples, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville; and Lissa Decker, Chamber Ambassador.

About The Harbor Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Assisted Living Center

The Harbor 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.

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 the Town Diner and Town Clinic.

The state of the art technology will play a huge part in the delivery of service, care and life enrichment. Bryan Cook, senior vice president of Legacy Senior Services, which manages Legacy Village of Jacksonville, said, “We are very excited about the resident-focused, life enrichment programs and the technology that will help our residents with memory stimulation and behavior management.”

One specific technology is SimpleC, an electronic memory stimulation system. Trained staff works with families to select stories, pictures, interests, and recorded trusted voices that assist in memory stimulation and provide timely reminders for activities of daily living. This technology will be led by trained staff, delivered through an intuitive touch screen monitor or tablet in each apartment and is the result of years of study and development with top-tiered research institutions, including the Copper Ridge Institute, Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State.

About Legacy Village of Jacksonville

Situated at 1116 James Hopkins Road, Legacy Village of Jacksonville is an assisted living and memory care community in Jacksonville, AL that offers independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is conveniently accessible to all points in Jacksonville, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at legacyjacksonville.net or by calling (256) 782-0960.

Legacy Village of Jacksonville is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Services, LLC, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. More information is available at legacyss.com.

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PHOTO 1: Legacy Village of Jacksonville held an open house on July 26 to showcase “The Harbor,” its newly renovated Alzheimer’s and memory care wing. Pictured (left to right) are Paula Melvin, Chamber Ambassador; Mayor Johnny Smith, City of Jacksonville; Dr. John M. Beehler, President, Jacksonville State University; Barry Ray, President, Legacy Senior Services; Wilma Yopp, Executive Director, Legacy Village of Jacksonville; Nicole Smith, Director of Community Relations, Legacy Village of Jacksonville; Bryan Cook, Senior Vice President, Legacy Senior Services; Derek Staples, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville; and Lissa Decker, Chamber Ambassador.

PHOTO 2: Legacy Village of Jacksonville held an open house on July 26 to showcase “The Harbor,” its newly renovated Alzheimer’s and memory care wing. The Wayne Reaves Band performed live at the event for guests touring the facility.

PHOTO 3: “The Harbor” at Legacy Village of Jacksonville offers many special features for Alzheimer’s and memory care residents. Laura McClendon shows guests demonstrations of the innovative memory-stimulating technology designed to serve those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.

PHOTO 4: Among the beautiful renovations at “The Harbor” at Legacy Village of Jacksonville is a spacious cafe area for Alzheimer’s and memory care residents to enjoy refreshments.

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"We were excited to open our doors and introduce the Jacksonville community to The Harbor. This is an amazing state-of-the-art Alzheimer’s and memory care facility that Jacksonville will be proud of. It is a unique concept which has been recognized by state and national organizations for its approach in serving those with Alzheimer’s and dementia." Wilma Yopp, executive director of Legacy Village
"We are very excited about the resident-focused, life enrichment programs and the technology that will help our residents with memory stimulation and behavior management." Bryan Cook, senior vice president of Legacy Senior Services
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About Legacy Village of Jacksonville - Jacksonville, AL

About Legacy Village of Jacksonville

Located in beautiful Jacksonville, Ala., Legacy Village is known for its experienced caregivers, lively atmosphere and exceptional service. The assisted living services are unparalleled in north central Alabama, and the memory care facility is among the region’s newest. The staff at Legacy Village is friendly, and the environment is designed with safety in mind. Legacy Village values the dignity of each resident, and considers it a wonderful opportunity and blessing to serve them.

More information is available at www.legacyjacksonville.net or (256) 782-0960.

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

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