Namaste Alzheimer's Center Celebrates 20 Years

Celebration to be held next Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 4, 2010- Namaste Alzheimers Center will celebrate 20 years of serving the Colorado Springs and surrounding communities on Thursday, May 13, 2010. A celebration event is planned from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Penrose House Garden Pavilion (1661 Mesa Ave., Colorado Springs) to recognize the caregivers, staff, residents and families that have been part of this special community. Gary Campbell, CEO of Centura Health and Erin Denholm, CEO of Centura Health at Home will both offer remarks and a lighting of the flame" ceremony will take place at the event.

Built in 1990, the community was uniquely designed to accommodate residents with different stages of Alzheimers and dementia, allowing residents to be grouped together depending on the severity of their disease. Four courts were built to accommodate a total of 64 residents, each with its own dining area, activities area, and sun room, with resident rooms lining the open activity areas. The center backs up to Cheyenne Mountain and has beautiful walking paths and ponds offering a tranquil environment for the residents. In 2009, Namaste Alzheimers Center served 84 residents and maintains a high occupancy rate. In 2002, the center was remodeled to accommodate more clients through an adult day program for those facing Alzheimers and dementia.

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A virtual tour of Namaste Alzheimers Center can be found at: http://www.centuraseniors.org/namaste

About Namaste Alzheimers Center
Namaste Alzheimers Center offers residential Alzheimer's care and an adult day program. Namaste Alzheimers Center is part of Centura Health at Home and Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care system. Centura Health delivers advanced care to more than half a million people each year, across 12 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, Flight for Life and home care and hospice services.Our strength lies in the ability to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care across the state. For more information about Namaste Alzheimers Center, visit www.centuraseniors.org