The Learned EnvironmentSM
Our unique dementia therapies programming, The Learned Environment℠, is curated to stimulate the brain while fostering learning. The Learned Environment℠ is a program centered around a three-track curriculum for “in the moment” or long-term learning. Our curriculum focuses on music, art and foreign languages. Residents participate and engage at their own cognitive level while learning a new musical instrument, participating in different genres of art, and hearing or participating in song, poem, counting or sayings in another language. The Learned Environment℠ is extremely powerful in elevating mood, engagement, and self-purpose.
Music for the Mind
The Cordwainer has partnered with Lingo Flamingo, a not-for-profit organization that provides tailored foreign language classes for older adults and those living with dementia. Founded in Scotland, Lingo Flamingo’s programing offers fun, sensory linguistic experiences to improve the well-being of participants, specifically through building confidence, creating connections between learners, stimulating the mind, and offering something new and exciting.
is a new day
Designed specifically for residents with dementia, our curriculum incorporates learning opportunities in our activities of daily living, the environment, and the materials we supply. It helps residents gain purpose and feel daily achievements. It also empowers our staff to better manage the complex behavioral and communication challenges dementia care can present.