Harbor at Renaissance, memory care facility opens in early 2019 (courtesy image)

The Harbor at Renaissance of Annandale will introduce Fairfax County to state-of-the-art, non-medication technology when this premier memory care facility opens in early 2019.

Located at 7112 Braddock Road, Renaissance of Annandale offers 47 deluxe apartments known for its experienced caregivers, lively atmosphere and exceptional service. The Harbor’s advanced technology will help treat Fairfax County area seniors who are facing memory-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

According to Bryan Cook, COO of Legacy Senior Living, a Cleveland-based company that manages Renaissance of Annandale, “The Harbor at Renaissance of Annandale is the realization of a dream we’ve developed over a decade of in-depth research in the field of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Our programs at The Harbor are intentionally designed to help seniors find a safe haven from the storms of dementia.  We are confident these innovative programs will enhance the lives of our residents and give our families a high-quality environment for their family members.”
Staffed by a team of compassionate and experienced caregivers, The Harbor offers several state-of-the-art technologies and unique approaches to memory care which include:
  • SimpleC electronic storyboard to promote memory retention. SimpleC is a cutting-edge, scientifically proven therapy which uses an electronic storyboard to aid each individual resident’s memory needs. With the help of loved ones, The Harbor caregivers specifically tailor the storyboards for each resident, blending technology with behavior therapy. The resident hears calming music and voices, as well as seeing familiar images, to help recall the memories of important people and key life events. The Harbor provides this service through computer tablets and on the large television in the common area Town Theater. Institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Georgia Tech and Emory led the creation of the electronic storyboard treatment through years of research.
  • Circadian Rhythmic LED lighting to mimic sunrise and sunset. The Harbor utilizes a purpose-designed circadian rhythm LED lighting system that simulates morning’s sunrise, afternoon’s warmth and evening’s glow by carefully utilizing specific shades of light throughout the facility. Several controlled studies of seniors have shown exposure to natural light cycles is a useful tool to improve sleep efficiency and alertness without utilizing medication. By investing in the circadian lighting technology, The Harbor at Renaissance of Annandale stands among the few facilities in the country offering this unique approach to caring for those affected by such a devastating disease.
  • 1950s-era design to stimulate nostalgic memories. The Harbor facility is a result of years of planning and development alongside notable experts in the field of memory loss. The Harbor’s overall theme, design, colors, furniture, and common areas all reflect a 1950’s theme to remind residents of happier times. The colors are bright and cheery with large six-foot windows in each apartment. Flooring types, textures and furnishings were chosen based on successful trends in memory care treatment. A large area called the Town Center is the hub of activities and socialization, including emotional, educational, physical and spiritual opportunities. A Diner, Clinic and Theater are located at the center of the activity hub.
“It is an honor to work for the Renaissance of Annandale because of the in-depth experience, knowledge and compassion our owners have for our families and residents affected by dementia. We set ourselves apart with offering our residents dignity through fine meals, a wait staff, 24-hour nursing and an interactive courtyard that includes bird houses, a bubbling brook and engaging pathways,” said Pamela Phillips, executive director of Renaissance of Annandale.
About Renaissance of Annandale, a Premier Memory Care Community 
Situated at 7112 Braddock Road, Renaissance Senior Living of Annandale is scheduled to open in the winter of 2019. The new state-of-the-art memory care facility, which serves the Fairfax County area, offers 47 deluxe apartments and will be known for its experienced caregivers, lively atmosphere and exceptional service.
This premier memory care facility is the result of years of planning and development with notable experts and researchers in the field of memory loss. Renaissance of Annandale goes out of the way to make its residents feel at home in a friendly, caring, spacious and well-appointed community.
Renaissance Senior Living of Annandale will offer a library, a visually-appealing activities room and a casually elegant dining hall. The community’s beautiful grounds include a garden for outdoor enjoyment. The community will offer exercise classes, bible study groups and staff-led outings. More information is available at renaissanceannandale.net or by calling (703) 256-2525.
Renaissance Senior Living of Annandale is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned/operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.