Minneapolis-based Company Advances First of its Kind Experiential Memory Care with New Community in Naples, FLA.

The Goodman Group Combines World-Leading Care Practices, Architectural Design and Multi-sensory Technology to Reinvent What Memory Care Can Be

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 26, 2015) – The Goodman Group, a national leader in developing and managing senior living and health care communities, celebrated the opening of Villa at Terracina Grand, an innovative, state-of-the-art experiential memory care community in Naples, Fla. Villa at Terracina Grand reflects 50 years of senior living and health care experience with leading-edge innovation, exceptional design, comprehensive integrative healing arts, and compassionate care.

Situated on the campus of Terracina Grand Senior Living Community, Villa at Terracina Grand, a 60-bed, 61,000 square foot premier memory care community, is an international center for innovation in memory care, dedicated to developing and offering evidence-based advancements in experiential, integrative health care approaches for residents needing memory care. It incorporates all components of the organization’s Soulful Environments™ initiative which provides multi-sensory enhanced environments designed to support residents in achieving an optimum level of wellbeing.

The new community for The Goodman Group is a long-time vision of Chairman John Goodman.

“This is a dream come true,” said John Goodman. “It brings together our more than 50 years’ experience in designing and managing senior living and health care communities nationwide. Villa at Terracina Grand draws upon leading insights from international experts in how to best serve this growing resident population.”

Goodman expects that Villa at Terracina Grand will implement and refine patient-centered approaches to memory care, which will be adopted by other communities managed by The Goodman Group and ultimately enhance memory care globally. Memory care is the fastest growing segment in the long-term care industry and the need is staggering. Alzheimer’s — just one type of dementia that requires memory care — affects 5.3 million Americans, or one in nine older Americans. Someone develops Alzheimer’s in the U.S. every 67 seconds and by mid-century, it is expected to be one every 33 seconds.

“Both the residents and their families benefit from our Soulful Environments amenities,” added Goodman. “We create experiences to help families make a connection. The result is a better quality of life for the resident and a more satisfying experience for family and friends who visit, which generally results in family coming to visit more often to enjoy the company of their loved one.”

Soulful Environments™ uses architectural and interior design, technology, holistic therapies and evidence-based health and wellness research to create multi-sensory immersion environments that are relaxing, calming, and enriching.

Among the many innovative Soulful Environments™ offered are:

  • Nature Immersion Room – Provides residents with a multi-sensory nature-based experience that will help reinforce a daily sense of routine and circadian rhythm, which plays a key role in memory function. The room is equipped with a 110 inch NEC 4K Ultra High Definition Video Screen with 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos ready for multidimensional sound and aromatherapy. The video will feature majestic local nature scenes at key moments during the day, including an early morning sunrise by the ocean, mid-day in a fruit grove and an evening sunset among the pine trees in the Everglades.
  • Arabella’s Garden – A therapeutic landscape focusing critical attention on the design and creation of a landscape to promote health and wellbeing, emphasizing the importance of evidence-based design to meet the needs of residents with dementia, as well as those of visitors and staff.
  • Dignified Freedom – Every aspect of Villa at Terracina Grand is designed to celebrate the strengths and accomplishments of each resident while upholding their dignity, quality of life and sense of purpose. An atmosphere of freedom and safety is designed with distinctive landmarks to navigate through the community with ease. Activities and menus are resident-driven provide freedom of choice. A courtyard garden, nature immersion room and lots of windows with natural light provide a sense of calm and natural rhythm for each resident’s day.

The Goodman Group’s Standards:

  • Pearls of Life® – The Pearls of Life® memory care program, developed by The Goodman Group, recognizes the value of each individual and helps residents live dignified, well-rounded lives. Residents can “discover the treasures within” by participating in opportunities for personal pursuits and social activities.
  • Montessori Inspired Lifestyle™ (MIL) for Memory Care – A resident-driven approach to memory care based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori as adopted for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities by Dr. Cameron Camp. It uses a value-focused approach that highlights the strengths and abilities of each individual, helping them regain some of the skills they have lost, and ties in seamlessly with the Pearls of Life® memory care program. Villa at Terracina Grand is the first to apply the MIL method at this level.
  • Music and Memory℠ – Villa at Terracina Grand is partnering with MUSIC & MEMORY℠, a non-profit organization proven to enrich the lives of memory care residents through its personalized, therapeutic, digital music program. These personalized musical favorites help the residents tap memories and enhances engagement, socialization, and fosters a calmer environment.

Other industry-leading senior living and health care programs developed by The Goodman Group to meet the care of today’s residents and future generations include Pearls of Life®, Food for Life™, FIT Functional Fitness™, Treasures of the Heart™, Valiant Veterans®, My Home Connections™ and Soulful Environments™.

Kim Campbell, wife of legendary country/pop artist Glen Campbell, will speak during the grand opening on April 29. Since Glen’s 2011 diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease, Kim has been an advocate for building awareness of and providing high quality care for those needing memory care. Singer Ashley Campbell, Glen’s daughter, performed at the grand opening.

Villa at Terracina Grand features an upscale, Tuscan countryside estate and relaxed resort-style. Residents can choose between luxurious studio apartments, friendship suites, and one-bedroom apartments. If you are interested in obtaining more information about Villa at Terracina Grand, please call 239-455-1459 or visit To learn more about The Goodman Group, please call 952-361-8000 or visit

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