The Cordwainer Memory Care Assisted Living community located in Norwell was mentioned in “Real Estate and Design Trends to Watch in 2024,” a recent article in NAR’s Realtor Magazine. The author describes nine trends in real estate, including a section labeled “Specialized Needs for an Aging Population.”
From the article:
Architectural firms like The Architectural Team outside Boston are designing facilities for specialized needs, such as the Cordwainer, which will have private and double rooms and a host of amenities including a two-story atrium, performance center, game room to stimulate the brain, and memory care garden. The bedrooms will be divided between two neighborhoods so residents can safely wander, says TAT architect Anthony Vivirito. Also critical is light to help with circadian rhythms and mood. “Biophilic elements and the focus on unique spaces for invigorating activities and entertainment required stepping away from traditional practices,” says Tamilyn Liesenfeld, president and CEO at Anthemion Senior Lifestyles, which owns and operates the Cordwainer in Norwell, Mass.