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True North Comes to Village at Valley View

Ashland Tidings News Article
By Ellen Waldman
September 11, 2018

One of the reasons people resist placing their loved ones who have dementia into a facility is that often they’re not impressed by the programs. Even if they feel the care will be appropriate, it’s the level of engagement and stimulation that concerns them.

Enter a brand-new program starting in Ashland at the Village at Valley View Memory Care Community (villagevalleyview.com; 541-482-0888, 1071 West Jackson Road).

To learn about this new approach, I spoke with Jean Garbadon, elder advocate, Eden Alternative educator, and director of education and innovation for Compass Senior Living, the new management company serving the Village. Their program is known as True North. Here’s what Jean had to say. (Answers edited for space).

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