BY NANCY GAGNET | MIRROR REPORTER — The stakeholders of Maumee Pointe, a new memory care facility under construction at Side Cut Crossings, held a preview in late August.
The Douglas Company is serving as the general contractor for the $11.7 million project. Because the event took place while under construction, organizers dubbed the preview “dusty boots” and held it in lieu of a groundbreaking ceremony.
According to Beth Stiltner, regional director of sales and marketing, the pandemic created the need to make the changes.
“We couldn’t do the groundbreaking last year because of COVID and we just wanted a chance to thank the city leaders for welcoming us to Maumee,” she said.
When completed, the 69,310-square-foot facility will consist of 80 units with 22 units dedicated to clients who need memory care services. The facility is projected to open in early 2022.
To assist those with dementia, the Montessori Moments in Time program will also be offered to Maumee Pointe residents, said Sue Johnston, vice president of program development.
“It’s a very successful program,” she said.
The Montessori method helps individuals with memory loss access information.
“Every experience in life is in the brain and someone with memory loss is unable to access it, but it’s all there,” Johnston said. “These specialized programs and training help people access that.”
The program also promotes a greater sense of safety and belonging, she added.
Call (419) 365-2439 to schedule an early tour of completed units at 1050 Medical Center Pkwy. in Maumee.