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Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber Holds Ribbon-Cutting to Mark Grand Opening of ‘The Harbor’, Newly Renovated Alzheimer’s Unit at Legacy Village at Plantation Manor

Thomasville Ribbon Cutting for The HarborTHOMASVILLE, Ga. (October 09, 2015) – The Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 24 to mark the grand opening of “The Harbor” at Legacy Village at Plantation Manor, Thomasville, GA’s newly renovated Alzheimer’s and memory care facility.

Among those participating or in attendance were Georgia state Rep. Darlene Taylor; the Rev. Bobby Miller, assistant pastor of Dawson Street Baptist Church; the Rev. Phillip Cook, chaplain of Legacy Village at Plantation Manor; and the Legacy leadership team along with many other friends from the Thomasville area.

Immediately following the ceremony, the Chamber held its Business After Hours event at the new Park Avenue facility, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“We were so excited to welcome leaders of the Chamber to see the beautiful renovation of our Alzheimer’s and memory care unit,” says Renita Carnes, area director of operations of Legacy Senior Services, which manages Legacy Village at Plantation Manor. “This was an opportunity to introduce The Harbor memory care concept to the Thomasville business community. This concept has been recognized both nationally and statewide for its innovative approach to serving those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

About The Harbor Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Assisted Living Center

The Harbor is the result of years of planning and development with notable experts and researchers in the field of memory loss. As a result of those efforts, the overall theme, design, colors, furniture, and common areas all reflect a 1950’s theme to remind residents of happier times. Also, a series of local nostalgic pictures, when available, are located throughout the facility.

The state of the art technology will play a huge part in the delivery of service, care and life enrichment. Bryan Cook, senior vice president of Legacy Senior Services, which manages Legacy Village at Plantation Manor, said, “We are very excited about the resident-focused, life enrichment programs and the technology that will help our residents with memory stimulation and behavior management.” One specific technology is SimpleC, an electronic memory stimulation system. Trained staff works with families to select stories, pictures, interests, and recorded trusted voices that assist in memory stimulation and provide timely reminders for activities of daily living. This technology will be led by trained staff, delivered through an intuitive touch screen monitor or tablet in each apartment and is the result of years of study and development with top-tiered research institutions, including the Copper Ridge Institute, Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State.

About Legacy Village at Plantation Manor

Situated at 220 Park Ave., Legacy Village at Plantation Manor is an assisted living and personal care community in Thomasville, Georgia that offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is conveniently accessible to all points in Thomasville, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at legacythomasville.net or by calling (229) 227-0880.

Legacy Village at Plantation Manor is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Services, LLC, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. More information is available at legacyss.com.

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PHOTO: “The Harbor” at Legacy Village at Plantation Manor in Thomasville, GA, was the site of a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sept. 24. Local dignitaries participating or in attendance at Thomasville, Ga.’s newly expanded Alzheimer’s and memory care facility included Georgia state Rep. Darlene Taylor; the Rev. Bobby Miller, assistant pastor of Dawson Street Baptist Church; the Rev. Phillip Cook, chaplain of Legacy Village at Plantation Manor; and the Legacy leadership team along with many other friends from the Thomasville area.