Artis Senior Living of Princeton Junction brings back live music with Memory Café

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Sheli Monacchio

Artis Senior Living of Princeton Junction takes its mission of treasuring each person’s uniqueness very seriously. They accomplish this by working to understand what is most essential to their residents and incorporating those talents and passions into daily life.

Often, people who require a memory care community may have long ago had to give up their favorite past times due to safety concerns, or that they could no longer manage those activities independently. Whether it be a love for music, reading, cooking, gardening or just being able to take a walk on their own, it can be a challenge to hold onto those pursuits when memory fails.

Artis Senior Living of Princeton Junction responds to those losses by giving people back their dignity and independence, and defining them not by their disease, but instead who they are and have always been as unique individuals.

Since opening its doors in early 2017, Artis Senior Living has enabled many residents to rediscover what they love to do.

One resident was assisted in continuing her joy of bowling by receiving a shirt and a bowling set, so she could continue her passion for the sport.

Most special are the many wedding renewals of vows or celebrations of 50 years or more of marriage with our residents and their spouses. Music always brings back an afternoon of reminiscing with songs of cherished memories. Music can help residents rediscover the past, create a sense of community and elicit a feeling of closeness. Music is the perfect way to help someone with memory loss find comfort in a non-stressful way.

Sheli Monacchio the Director of Life Care Resources from Van Dyck Law a Certified Dementia Practitioner, will return for an afternoon of musical reminiscing.

Monacchio’s 20 years of experience in the senior care  industry and professional music background has led her on a journey to help hundreds of families navigate a difficult journey.

She shares her love for music in many ways. Her compassionate client-centric approach allows her to get know her clients and families in a very personal way. She is also the Founder of Caring Connections of New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 2011.

Monacchio provides comprehensive education to seniors and those who care for them. Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 17 for this program. Lunch will be served at noon and the program will be from 1-2 p.m.

Artis Senior Living of Princeton Junction, a Memory Care Assisted Living Community, is located at 861 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction.

For additional information, please contact Artis Senior Living at 609-454-3360.