Lucy Anne’s Place – A Benevilla Life Enrichment Program
16752 N. Greasewood Street, Surprise, 85374 (map below), 623-584-4999
Friendships, fun and acceptance – everything that makes life comfortable for members experiencing memory challenges.
The atmosphere of discovery, warmth and safety here welcomes members with early to mid-stages of dementia related illnesses. The program feels like a club or social gathering place; members enjoy community and private spaces, gardens, music, exercise, fun, and innovative programs.
Offering choices throughout the day reinforces the dignity of each individual and allows them to fully participate in creating their own experiences. The result – improved health, positive self-esteem, enhanced memory – mean happiness and independence.
Lucy Anne’s Place is the only day program in the state of Arizona that specializes in early to mid-stages of dementia related illnesses, and is the first Life Enrichment program in Arizona to feature a specific space for intergenerational programs. Created with purpose, fun and structure, the program promotes interaction between Lucy Anne’s adult members and children enrolled in Wirtzie’s Preschool and Child Care. The exchange is beautiful and rewarding. Studies have shown that interaction between the generations benefits both. Older adults who regularly spend time with children are more optimistic, take better care of themselves, and have been shown to have longer attention spans.