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New memory care community welcomed

Officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and VIP open house event on Jan. 18.
Officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and VIP open house event on Jan. 18.

Artis Senior Living of Princeton Junction hosted a VIP Open House event on Jan. 18 that welcomed town officials for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Hemant Marathe. Former Mayor Shing-Fu-Hsueh and other local officials joined to celebrate the occasion along with local and national figures from Artis. The memory care community is located on Alexander Road next to the Princeton Junction train station.

The formal event featured tours of the newly completed community, including common spaces, dining areas, and individual rooms. Connecting the ‘neighborhoods’ is the Town Center, a gathering place for community events, wellness activities, creativity, and entertainment.

The public was also invited to a community Open House on Jan. 21, which featured a performance by the West Windsor South choir.

“We are excited for the grand opening of our second memory care residence in New Jersey and are humbled by the warm welcome we’ve received from the Princeton Junction neighborhood and surrounding area. We feel privileged to be setting a new bar in quality care for seniors affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia,” said Don Feltman, president and chief executive officer for Artis.

The new 64-suite residence will be the first two-story, freestanding memory care community in Princeton Junction. The community is comprised of four neighborhoods — Palmer Square, Mercer Lake, Grover’s Mill, and Prospect House — that create an intimate environment with familiar living spaces. Each level of the community includes a central core, known as the “Town Center,” flanked by two distinct “neighborhoods” that serve as intimate living spaces. The Town Centers feature a host of amenities, including a neighborhood center for community gatherings and a studio for activities on the first floor; as well as a health center, beauty and barber shop, spa, café, and gallery on the second floor.

Executive director Kelly McNulty noted, “It was a day that will be remembered by our Artis team, colleagues, friends, associates, future residents, and family members. We look forward to providing the families of Princeton Junction and the surrounding areas with the best in memory care for many years to come.”

Influenced and refined by 20 years of operational experience, the new residence is thoughtfully designed to enhance residents’ cognition and quality of life by creating a home environment that is both nurturing and comfortable. The design features include smaller-scale spaces, residential finishes, and the use of themes for cueing and location recognition.

The project was designed by LK Architecture of Wichita, Kansas, and was constructed by Wohlsen Construction of Lancaster, Pa. The new community will mark Artis’ 12th residence in operation. For more information, visit artisseniorliving.com or call 609-454-3360.

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