At Providence Living at Maitland, our assisted living memory care community proudly offers signature programming called I’m Still Me. Our life-centered approach uses active engagement to honor residents’ past, cherish their future, and bring joy to their present. This affords a meaningful life for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other memory challenges.

Our programming is inspired by the social and psychological philosophy of John Zeisel, Alzheimer’s expert and author of “I’m Still Here.” Zeisel believes the comprehensive treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease includes harnessing typical characteristics of the person with the illness, like creativity and emotional intelligence. “Zeisel’s approach,” says Executive Director, Gary Iversen, “is woven into all our resident-centered activities like art, music, and spirituality. We celebrate each resident for the person they continue to be despite living with dementia.” At Providence, we encourage hope and believe each of us can have a positive impact on those living with Alzheimer’s.

I’m Still Me programming includes a wide array of activities and relationship building exercises. By design, it stimulates memory recall, promotes cognition, and encourages engagement, like:

    • Multi-sensory activities such as painting, poetry, and music 

    • Sensory infusion with cooking, aromatherapy, and gardening

    • Intergenerational experiences with children and young people

    • Family and spirituality inclusion in resident events

Our integrative approach results in elevated mood and health. Additionally, it reduces problematic behaviors from Alzheimer’s and dementia, and provides a sense of belonging and joy for each resident.

For more information on our I’m Still Me programming and to reserve a memory care suite for your loved one at Providence Living at Maitland, contact our assisted living community today. We look forward to earning your trust and welcoming you to our family.

Providence Living at Maitland is an assisted living memory support community located in Central Florida, just minutes from downtown Orlando and Winter Park.