Berkeley Oaks Memory Care Community Launches “Wellness Wednesdays” Series Workshops to Teach Caregivers and Family Members How to Assist Those with Dementia

Williamsburg, VA: Designed to help caregivers and families understand and prepare for changes they may face with family members and friends who have dementia, Berkeley Oaks Memory Care Community in Williamsburg is launching its Wellness Wednesdays series. The workshops will teach a range of activities and programs proven important to people living with dementia and are designed to bring joy, social engagement and enhanced quality of life. From gardening to dance to scrapbooking and much more, participants will learn first-hand from the Berkeley Oaks professional team how to make a positive difference in the lives of their families and friends.

The Wellness Wednesdays workshops are part of the community's Valeo™ Signature Program, a proprietary wellness philosophy of Solvere Senior Living, Berkeley Oaks' management firm. Latin for "to thrive," Valeo focuses specifically on wellness initiatives for those with memory impairments and incorporates components that examine residents' social, intellectual, spiritual, and physical well-being, and supports residents and families in achieving successful aging goals.

"Because memory care is our sole focus, through Valeo our Wellness Wednesdays will show participants how residents thrive through meaningful interactions, activities and connections with others," said Cara Rich, Berkeley Oaks' Director of Community Relations. "We welcome caregivers and family members to attend and learn about the very best in serving those with dementia. We have purposefully created Wellness Wednesdays to help both prospective residents and their caregivers. Those with dementia or memory impairments are invited to participate in the programs, not just learn about them. "

Berkeley Oaks opened in April and is located at 1807 Jamestown Road in Williamsburg, VA; 23185. The state-of-the-art community offers 48 memory care suites, featuring three home-like, detached cottages to provide an intimate family environment. Wellness Wednesdays are free and open to people interested in learning about the best practices and ways for caregivers, family members and friends to better assist and bring quality of life to those who have dementia. The media is also welcome to attend.

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