Signature programs that enhance your wellness, comfort and experiences.
At Presidential Place, we believe that everyone, especially those dealing with memory impairments, has the potential to live a full life. To help you make that a reality, we’ve created a secure, comforting and engaging community full of experts and programs that enhance your life. Our community features Valeo™ Signature Programs to make that a reality. Every Valeo program is carefully crafted to stimulate your mind and bring moments of joy to every day regardless of your physical or mental abilities.
Samples of our Valeo Signature Programs:
Create and Compose
Create and Compose uses art to relieve stress and help you escape from the challenges you face every day. Through Create and Compose, residents of our Hollywood memory care community engage in art projects like painting, drawing and sculpture as well as musical activities that encourage them to play and listen to music. As residents immerse themselves in art and music, they’re more likely to relax, let go of any lingering anxiety and connect with those around them. We encourage self-expression through art and music that helps residents rekindle fond memories and strengthen their sense of self.
Preserve your legacy and pass it on to future generations. Our Legacy Kit program helps you work together with family and friends to revisit the most powerful times and experiences in your life. As you share memories, we’ll help you collect items that embody each memory and bring it to life. Place those items in your new legacy kit, and every time you revisit the kit you’ll find photographs, momentos and objects with historical significance to you that reignite your best memories. We encourage you to share those memories and stories with your family so they understand the power of each and every item in your legacy kit. Your legacy kit then transforms into a way for you to strengthen your interpersonal relationships and pass on your legacy to the next generation.
Travel offers an opportunity to “get away from it all,” both physically and mentally. Travel Times brings joy and gives residents the opportunity to engage and experience different world cultures. The travel experience has been shown to relax the mind, renew the soul and offer new ways to see things. At the same time, it provides novel paths to connect and sparks pleasant, bygone memories. Travel Times is celebrated by “traveling” to a different country each quarter and is experienced through language classes, culinary experiences and programs related to the country being highlighted.
Pets have numerous therapeutic benefits. Research shows that interacting with animals like dogs and cats can help alleviate stress levels, lower blood pressure, and benefit those with anxiety and depression. For individuals with dementia, pets are often a positive influence that brings joy and unconditional affection.
Creature Comforts is designed to bring gentle, affectionate animals into the community so residents can bond with them. During each encounter, staff encourage residents to not only interact with the animals, but to recall their own memories of animals throughout their lives. Sharing their stories brings residents and staff closer together, strengthening relationships and building connections.
Routines have a different significance for individuals with memory impairments than they do to most of us. For those with dementia such as Alzheimer’s, routines provide structure to days that may otherwise be difficult. They create a sense of purpose that comforts and engages individuals. VITA! revolves around those feelings. It leverages the positive effects people already associate with routines and makes them even more beneficial by adding mental and physical stimulation.
Our wellness staff employs VITA! to incorporate trivia and brain teasers into everyday “to do’s,” for instance. They may also add exercise into some self-care activities to help residents improve their physical well-being. Every addition to a routine is carefully evaluated to ensure that it enriches our residents’ lives. VITA!’s ultimate goal is to create positive experiences, turning comforting routines into fun activities with songs, games and meaningful conversation. VITA! encourages our residents and staff to be fully present every day, which helps improve mental health and cognitive function.