FAU’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center Cuts Ribbon on 5,000-Square-Foot Expansion
BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 28, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently cut the ribbon on its 5,000-square-foot expansion. Philanthropist Christine E. Lynn, along with Caring Hearts auxiliary board members, Center donors and influential members of the community joined the Green family in celebration of the new facility.
“There is no way to calculate how much this Center means to the people in our community who need the services it provides, or how much it will mean in the years ahead as the number of Alzheimer’s patients continues to escalate,” said Marlaine Smith, Ph.D., dean of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. “Recognizing the growing need, Lou and Annie Green made a second generous donation to fund construction of this expansion, which doubles the size of the Center.”
With the additional space, the dementia-specific Adult Day Center now has the capacity to provide services to up to 150 participants per day. Small group activities can be conducted in several locations at the same time, so that each participant receives as much personal attention as possible and can develop and maintain interests and relationships with others in a therapeutic setting. Space is also available for larger entertainment performances, special events and educational programs. The building houses a large multi-purpose room, kitchen, art studio, as well as nurse, nurse practitioner and case manager offices, and treatment rooms.
“The Center would not exist without the help of our friends and advocates in the community - both the financial supporters and those who have so freely given their time,” said Louis Green. “We thank them for sharing in this special day with us.”
The Center offers a wide array of evidence-based programs and services to serve the growing and complex needs of persons with memory disorders and their caregivers. These include comprehensive memory evaluations in English and Spanish, the “Sustaining the Caregiver” program, driving evaluations, an Adult Day Center for person’s with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, brain health workshops and more.
Naming opportunities are available throughout the new facility. For more information or to make a gift, contact David Rutherford at 561-297-2119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.