Future Brick Township center to use '50s nostalgia to help seniors with dementia and Alzheimer's

The immersive reminiscent therapy center in Ocean County will transport the seniors back to the 1950s to help them improve their mental health.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2021, 5:49 PM

Updated 1,127 days ago

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A center designed to help seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer's is set to open in Brick Township this June.
The immersive reminiscent therapy center in Ocean County will transport the seniors back to the 1950s to help them improve their mental health.
The 12,000-foot retail space at the Laurel Shopping Plaza on Route 88 is still under construction. It will feature classic cars, malt shops, bocci games, dancing areas, classic television shows and a retro theater.
Town Square owner Kevin Herman explains that the center's 13 nostalgic activity rooms will be geared to help seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer's have meaningful social interactions and stimulating activities while reliving memories of the past.
Herman says the center will be the first one in New Jersey and the second one overall in the country.
He adds that staff will be trained in highly specialized dementia and Alzheimer's programs that will help them provide the best experience possible and maximize mental abilities for seniors.
Herman says construction on the facility is ahead of schedule and expects it to open on June 17.


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