‘Legacy Village Shopping Center’ for Memory Care Residents Opens at Thomasville Senior Living Community

Creative Therapy Program Helps Promotes Positive Cognition Efforts among Those with Alzheimer’s and Other Memory Care Disorders

19 JULY 2016, THOMASVILLE, GA
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THOMASVILLE, Ga. (July 19, 2016) – Memory care residents at Legacy Village at Plantation Manor now have a “shopping center” of their very own, offering a variety of clothing, snacks and other personal items, as part of a creative therapy program.

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (July 19, 2016) – Memory care residents at Legacy Village at Plantation Manor now have a “shopping center” of their very own, offering a variety of clothing, snacks and other personal items, as part of a creative therapy program.

Located in The Harbor Memory Care wing at Legacy Village at Plantation Manor in downtown Thomasville, the “Legacy Village Shopping Center” was created to offer a real-life shopping experience to give the memory care residents a chance to feel more independent and alive.

“While our residents don’t usually shop in public anymore, this new program promotes positive cognition efforts as they make choices and work with other residents and caregivers in choosing items they want or need. It also prompts memories of a time when they did shop in public. This can create positive memories for residents and is always a fun time for them,” Shavoka Mays, Legacy Village at Plantation Manor’s life enrichment coordinator, said.

Residents are able to shop at the Legacy Village Shopping Center using “Legacy Dollars”. Legacy Dollars are non-cash reward dollars earned through participation in exercise, bingo or other activities.

The Legacy Village Shopping Center will open once a month. While the initial stock was supplied by Legacy Village caregiver Jeannie Singleton, donations are being solicited to keep the store open in upcoming months. Acceptable donations include small unwrapped snacks, unused personal items, clothing and shoes for men and women (all sizes), books, toiletries, etc.

Anyone interested in donating articles to the Legacy Village Shopping Center should contact the Legacy Village at Park Regency life enrichment coordinators at (229) 227-0880.

About Legacy Village at Plantation Manor

Situated on a beautiful tree-lined street at 220 Park Ave., Legacy Village at Plantation Manor is a personal care home in Thomasville, Ga., that offers assisted living type services and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is a short drive from Valdosta, Ga., and Tallahassee and Bradfordville, Fla., is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at legacythomasville.net or by calling (229) 227-0880.

Legacy Village at Plantation Manor is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, 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 legacysl.net.

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"While our residents don’t usually shop in public anymore, this new program promotes positive cognition efforts as they make choices and work with other residents and caregivers in choosing items they want or need. It also prompts memories of a time when they did shop in public. This can create positive memories for residents and is always a fun time for them." Shavoka Mays, Legacy Village at Plantation Manor’s life enrichment coordinator
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About Legacy Village at Plantation Manor-Thomasville, GA

Located on a picturesque tree-lined street in historic Thomasville, Legacy Village at Plantation Manor provides a secure, attentive, homelike atmosphere while offering a full range of helpful services to those looking for a senior living community in Thomas County, Ga. The personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care facility in Thomasville, Ga. is among the region’s most innovative.

Legacy Village at Plantation Manor has set the standard for senior housing and retirement services in Thomasville, Ga. and the Thomas County, Ga. area.

More information is available at (229) 227-0880 or www.legacythomasville.net.

Legacy Village at Plantation Manor 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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