NORWELL — ABC Boston Anchor and Reporter Erika Tarantal and her “5 for Good” team stopped by The Cordwainer Sept. 21 to catch up with residents and staff who were undertaking a special effort to fundraise for the upcoming South Shore’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in October. The residents participated in their own event, Walk With Me, in which they logged laps within The Cordwainer with the supportive cheers of staff and family, and for each lap sponsors pledged donations.
About The Cordwainer
The Cordwainer opened in December at 555 Cordwainer Drive in Norwell. The community includes 54 suites for residents living with dementia and features unique and innovative programming, “The Learned Environment℠,” designed to stimulate the brain and foster learning through music, art, and foreign language exploration. The Cordwainer is the first U.S. memory care community to incorporate the Tovertafel, an innovative light projection system created for seniors living with dementia that is proven to be beneficial for physical, cognitive, social, and sensory well-being. Founders Tamilyn and Bodo Liesenfeld researched dementia care in Europe for three years prior to developing the community and incorporating much of what they learned in community design and resident programming.