Cypress Palms Announces Grand Re-Opening of It’s Exclusive Women-Only Pearl Essence Memory Care Community

Donation Planned on Behalf of Attendees to The Alzheimer’s Association

LARGO, Fla., May 6, 2014 – Cypress Palms, an assisted living community within the 88-acre master-planned Palms of Largo campus, managed by The Goodman Group,  is proud to announce the grand re-opening of its state-of-the-art Pearl Essence® memory care community. First opened in 2009, Pearl Essence is the first residential memory care community in the county designed exclusively for women. Cypress Palms has been offering enhanced assisted living since it opened in 1996.

The grand re-opening celebration is scheduled on May 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will include tours of the renovated area and information about its nationally-acclaimed Pearls of Life® program.

“We are proud of the major renovation completed at Pearl Essence,” said Pradeep Muley, executive director of Cypress Palms, an enhanced assisted living community at The Palms of Largo. “The expansion of Pearl Essence is an extension of our memory care offerings at Cypress Palms and enables us to offer our innovative programming and therapies in a custom designed area that engages our residents’ senses to enhance their lives.”

Cypress Palms’ expanded Pearl Essence community offers 27 Alzheimer’s and dementia care apartments. The refurbished interiors feature expanded lobby and lounge areas with raised elliptical ceilings and recessed cove lighting, a redesigned kitchen and dining area, and a new sun porch. The interiors include custom painted works by Tampa-based fine art, mural and faux artist Fran Clanton, including faux painted sky murals on the ceilings, paintings of simulated windows, and a local Florida scenic mural. The property also features “outdoor porches” in the corridors, to help engage the residents’ visual senses and bring the feeling of the outdoors inside.

As with its existing memory care area, Pearl Essence provides residents a self-contained environment and operates utilizing the Pearls of Life philosophy, a national dementia program which provides personalized care plans, a home-like environment. The Pearls of Life program also focuses on the daily successes and new experiences of each memory care resident, and Life Enrichment activities and programs.

Cypress Palms is donating $25 to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of every guest that attends the event. For further information, contact Lindsey at 727-288-7329 or visit

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