Evergreen is something that doesn't change with the seasons, something that is timeless and does not become obsolete. That is the intention of Montessori-based memory support, which helps residents feel useful, valuable and relevant by rekindling past roles and tasks so they can make meaningful contributions to their present life and community."
-- PCSC Community Connections Summer 2021 Issue
How important was the art on this project? Did you Start with the Art?
The art on this project was super important! We knew we had to include pieces that not only looked beautiful, but also served a purpose. Everything in this facility was approved by a Montessori for Dementia and Aging expert – Jennifer Brush. Penny and Pam McPeak from Penny & Lucy Lou Art were able to take custom shots for us and they really understood the directives of the Montessori vision and made it a reality in the artwork. Penny's team made the artwork portion of the project run so smoothly, and I knew I didn’t have to worry about anything art related! With their help we were able to select art pieces that not only fit with our aesthetic, but were also easy for residents to recognize, engage with, and use as wayfinding tools to promote independence.
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Montessori Consultant: Jennifer Brush, MA,CCC/SLP
Architecture Firm: McMillan Pazdan Smith
Interior Designer: Sydney Kerschen, NCIDQ, IIDA