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A room of one’s own

The YWCA’s Snoezelen Room is a completely customizable therapeutic space — and it’s now open to the public By Emma Reilly December 27, 2018 Jennifer McCombs sits cozily in a corner, her body swaddled in a large blanket. In her hands, which are securely tucked under the folds of the blanket, she holds two bright pink…
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Imagine a room where…

By Brian Selders October 5, 2018 As the diagnoses of autism, individuals with multiple disabilities and an ever-aging population continues to rise, the need for sensory integration that assists with improving the sensory and behavioral needs of clients and their families has become vital. In 2016, Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), located in Rolling Meadows, IL,…
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Fighting Dementia With Memories of Childhood and Happy Times

By Christopher F. Schuetze August 22, 2018 DOETINCHEM, Netherlands — “We’re lost,” said Truus Ooms, 81, to her friend Annie Arendsen, 83, as they rode a city bus together. “As the driver, you should really know where we are,” Ms. Arendsen told Rudi ten Brink, 63, who sat at the wheel of the bus. But she…
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Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Environment at The Kenwood

At The Kenwood by Senior Star, constantly searching for and embracing new innovations in memory care is a key focus. The Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Environment is a safe, welcoming room where residents can go to enjoy gentle stimulation of the primary senses.

Filled with soothing lights, sounds, scents, textures, and comfortable furniture, the relaxing atmosphere offers residents a respite from challenges, confusion, and agitation. This immersive experience provides an outlet for exploration and is an excellent way to recharge and relax. The environment is one that truly has to be seen and experienced in order to understand the amazing benefits.

Learn More about The Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Environment at The Kenwood by Senior Star!