The Aspenwood Company Launches Research-Based SOAR Memory Care Program
HOUSTON, TX — The Aspenwood Company has announced the launch of its memory care program, SOAR. This new program aims to transform the lives of residents and their families through a highly personalized and research-backed approach designed to provide purpose, joy, and hope for individuals living with memory loss.
“SOAR is rooted in the knowledge that individuals living with memory loss still desire days filled with dignity, purpose, and hope,” said Heather Tussing, President of The Aspenwood Company. “Our program is built upon the belief that every memory holds immeasurable value, and our mission is to create an environment where memories are celebrated, and new moments of connection are forged.”
SOAR will focus on unique experiences and support that cater to each resident’s individual needs and preferences; it offers a variety of programs supported by research that immerses residents in a holistic and engaging environment — from atmosphere, dining, programming, and more — that encourages positivity, vitality, and personal growth.
Positive Affirmations, Get Energized (exercise routines), Aspenwood University (lifelong learning), In-the-Moment engagements, access to Purpose Points (interactive life-skill stations), Unwind & Relax opportunities, philanthropic projects, and much more are at the core of SOAR’s signature programs. Each component has been crafted to promote mental stimulation, emotional well-being, and a sense of fulfillment.
Aspenwood stays up to date with innovation in research and advancements in treating memory loss thanks to its relationship with Rice University’s Neuroscience of Memory, Mood, and Aging Lab. The insights gained from Rice will enable SOAR to evolve and refine its approach continually.
“We are thrilled to have a relationship so close to home with Rice University’s Neuroscience of Memory, Mood, and Aging Lab,” added Gwen Wilburn, Aspenwood’s SVP Clinical Operations. “This empowers us to provide cutting-edge solutions and interventions, creating a truly exceptional memory care experience.”
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