Watercrest Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care Offers Innovative Design, Programming for Seniors Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Watercrest Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care is a luxury senior living community by Watercrest Senior Living, artfully designed to meet the unique needs of seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The award-winning community features signature Watercrest programming and design elements such as their innovative Market Plaza, an ‘outdoor’ streetscape purposefully designed to connect the hearts and minds of residents by stimulating their senses with the goal of re-experiencing memories.
Market Plaza, a highlight and central gathering space for residents and guests alike, is artfully curated to ignite the human spirit by identifying personal connections to specific sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. The active “outdoor” streetscape is complete with trees, fresh flowers, and innovative visual cueing, all surrounded by the calming sounds of nature. Residents delight in the comfort of familiar activities such as stopping by the Post Office and Newsstand, browsing the Art Gallery, sampling fresh pastries at the Bakery, or visiting the Salon and Barber Shop for special pampering.
While residents benefit from the sensory stimulation and engagement of Market Plaza, the signature culinary offerings provide additional opportunities to focus on personal wellness. Watercrest’s total nutrition lifestyle offers chef-curated meals based on clinical research showing the MIND, DASH, and Mediterranean Diets can lower risk of dementia and slow cognitive decline associated with aging. Residents enjoy the old-world artisan flare of flatbreads cooked on an open flame oven, the traditional comforts of Sunday Brunch, and the private label Watercrest wines at the wine bistro. As part of Watercrest’s Platinum Service, quality living is not compromised when taking residence in senior living.
At Watercrest Columbia, residents daily activities are thoughtfully planned through the Live Exhilarated™ program, a program created specifically for Watercrest Senior Living by a nationally recognized award-winning dementia and memory care specialist. The Live Exhilarated™ program inspires individual resident’s passions and interests which align with the seven facets of wholeness: Get Active, Be Curious, Get Connected, Be Uplifted, Get Creative, Be Social, Be Adventurous.
“Watercrest Columbia offers seniors every opportunity to live their best by providing world-class care, multi-sensory programming, extraordinary culinary experiences, and unparalleled associate training honoring seniors and their families,” says Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group.
Ideally located at 1951 Clemson Road, Watercrest Columbia is a signature Watercrest product offering 75 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments with premium accommodations, upscale amenities and world-class care. Residents enjoy pampering in elegant Spa W, aquatic therapy in the resort-style pool, and relish the flavors of locally grown, seasonal ingredients whether dining outdoors, bistro-style, or in the chef’s private dining room.