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Menorah Park Center for Senior Living recently announced plans to develop a new residential memory care center and program at Stone Gardens Assisted Living.
The center, which will occupy 7,000 square feet of the south and west wings of Stone Gardens’ third floor, will be called Helen’s Place, named for Helen Stone, a former resident of Stone Gardens and the late wife of Irving Stone, after whom Stone Gardens is named.
The renovated space will include 4 studio apartments and 10 1-bedroom apartments, some as large as 600 square feet to accommodate couples. The project will also include construction of a new, secure garden outside the building.
Total cost of the project is an estimated $800,000, made possible in part by a grant made by the Irving I. Stone Foundation. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in Spring 2013.
“We are especially pleased to make this grant because of the instrumental role of our founder Irving Stone in the mission and creation of Stone Gardens,” said Stone Foundation trustees Judy and Morry Weiss, according to a Menorah Park news release.
Engagement with the community will be a key part of Helen's Place programming, which will be designed and implemented by psychologist Cameron J. Camp. Residents will be included in many major decisions regarding everything from entertainment options to how residents and visitors are greeted.