Welcome to Town Square University Parkway!
Adult Day Care Services Focused on Reminiscence and Health
Town Square is an innovative senior day care center conveniently located on the corner of Lockwood Ridge and University Parkway in North Sarasota. We provide specialized care in a safe, stimulating, and healthful environment for our members with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, sight impairments, Parkinson’s disease, or mobility issues.
We give Manatee County seniors an enriching and stimulating experience based on engagement, socialization, and remembrance. We always have something new to offer and our members look forward to what each day at Town Square brings. Their caregivers and families have complete peace of mind thanks to our highly trained staff and our exceedingly high standards of care.
Our center is built to replicate the sensory experience of a 1950s and 1960s-era of an American town. Members have access to multiple activity areas, called storefronts, within a safe and secure environment. These storefronts are based on reminiscence therapy, a care modality pioneered by the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers.
We allow seniors to momentarily step back in time and find connections with others and inner peace through reliving their fondest memories from their formative experiences. In addition to our activities and other socially-focused adult day services, we also offer adult day care with a medical model for the seniors in our care. We use a variety of trusted third-party healthcare partners to get all of our members the care they need to thrive both within and away from our center. From primary care services via Coastal Senior Healthcare to behavioral and psychiatric services through Gulfside Behavioral Care NP, we offer a range of resources for members and caregivers alike.
Town Square University Parkway is located off of Lockwood Ridge and University Parkway. Contact us today to learn more about how to get started with our exceptional adult day programming.
Our story comes from an important truth about aging. As we grow older, we don’t lose our sense of who we were in our younger days. Instead, memories from our formative years become increasingly vital and important to who we are.
University Parkway’s senior community offers a unique combination of activities, events, and care services that you won’t find at any other adult day care center in the region.
Town Square’s Model of Care
Individuals with a cognitive disorder are suffering from a type of brain damage. As the disease progresses, these individuals will struggle to recall recent events, important information, and process their surroundings. Ultimately, people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, or other conditions with cognitive effects such as Parkinson’s disease, experience consistent confusion.
While there is no cure for dementia, there are proven methods that help alleviate the symptoms. Reminiscence therapy activities have proven benefits for people with memory conditions. Studies have shown this method can give people increased social engagement, lowered anxiety, and better sleep at night. Learn more about how reminiscence therapy informs our approach.
Town Square’s unique design is key to our services. Because we’re laid out like a ‘50s-’60s American small town, our reminiscence therapy services can be delivered in an immersive environment. Our members find reminders of their formative years all around them. This allows our staff to naturally guide them in the process of reminiscence.
How We Benefit Our Members, Their Loved Ones, and the Community
Our belief at Town Square University Parkway is that the highest standard of care is achieved when every member is engaged according to their cognitive and physical abilities. All of our members are assessed and placed into correlating groups. We meet this goal by offering our members the ability to enjoy classic recreational activities, engaging live performances, and interact socially with like minded individuals.
When caregivers can leave their loved ones in the care of dementia care-trained professionals, they gain a sense of security and a chance for relief. We recognize that we are part of the Manatee County community and we also encourage local artists to provide volunteer activities for our members.