CONCORD, MA — On Aug. 7, residents at Concord Park Senior Living were provided an interactive tasting and informative session on rare fruits by the community’s programming and culinary teams.
Fruits were showcased from several regions around the globe, and residents had the opportunity to not only taste, but learn about their origins and health value. Fruits on display included dragon fruit, kiwi, strawberry papaya, starfruit, pepino melon and horned melon.
This interactive program was offered to residents in the community’s Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support neighborhoods.
“It’s very important to us to have joint programming with both neighborhoods, as it promotes socialization and helps fight the stigma and fear people have about memory loss,” says Maryellen King, director of community relations. “We are committed to providing educational pursuits to all of our residents regardless of cognitive impairment.”
The Compass Memory Support Neighborhood at Concord Park offers those with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia a therapeutic, whole-body wellness approach designed to treat the symptoms of the disease through programming, including a brain-healthy nutrition program, specialized arts and fitness programs and curriculum-based lifelong learning programs tailored to those with cognitive impairments.
Compass Memory Support is affiliated with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and this partnership offers clinical consultation to program directors, in-service professional training to the management team and caregiving associates, as well as research opportunities for residents and families.