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Of the more than 90 communities that placed their spot for the 2018 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards, Altenheim’s Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living was selected for the Standalone Memory Care award. Designed by C.C. Hodgson Archi...+
When the charge is to help reposition a community so that it is “state-of-the future” and ahead of the curve in creating a lifestyle that embraces total well-being of ...
When the charge is to help reposition a community so that it is “state-of-the future” and ahead of the curve in creating a lifestyle that embraces total well-being of its residents, the approach has to be anything but ordinary. While master planning the major repositioning of Friendship Village of Schaumburg, the goal was to carve a niche in which residents can age in place, surrounded by a holistic approach to wellness – an approach that includes not only the physical fitness dimension of wellness, but incorporates the social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and vocational aspects of wellness too.
Rooted in a philosophy of evidence-based design, the team quickly realized that no data existed on how other senior living communities incorporated wellness into their campus. Inspired, rather than discouraged, an initiative to create the first-ever research study that tracked wellness in senior living communities was formed. Defining the Wellness Paradigm: The State of Wellness Initiatives and Wellness Centers in Senior Living Communities became a landmark resource to assist organizations and providers with information on creating vibrant lifestyle communities...a decade ago.