Innovative 1950s-themed adult day center will be largest in Florida
SARASOTA, Fla. — Approximately 500 people attended the two-day Town Square Sarasota Pre-Grand Opening Celebration in Sarasota on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Seniors and their loved ones, as well as local health care providers and senior services professionals, enjoyed outdoor live performances by Motown Ross Brown, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways and taking photos with a classic yellow 1957 Ford Thunderbird.
Town Square Sarasota is Florida’s first Town Square location, a safe, comforting and engaging 1950s-themed adult day center with trained staff to care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The 1950s theme features 10 Main Street storefronts – including a diner, theater, library, pub, city hall, health club and more.
“Studies show that people with Alzheimer’s and dementia often retain memories from when they were between the ages of 15 and 25; hence, the 1950s retro-theme at Town Square, which can bring positive cognitive effects for people struggling with memory issues,” said Michael Finn, co-owner of the Town Square Sarasota franchise.
Once open, Town Square will provide members robust programming, with opportunities for activities, socialization and care. It’s the most innovative senior day center in the country, and Town Square Sarasota will be the largest adult day center in the state of Florida, at over 11,000 square feet.
“Town Square is all about engaging our members who need this type of interaction during the day,” said Wendy Rickenbach, co-owner of the Sarasota Town Square franchise. “It also provides peace of mind and relief to their caregivers.”
Town Square Sarasota is currently offering live tours. The center is expected to open to members in mid-January 2022. For more information, visit https://www.townsquare.net/sarasota/.