Cranston Alzheimer’s Center to unveil new therapy kitchen, salon spaces

CRANSTON, RI-A special place in Cranston where adults suffering from Alzheimer's
have found comfort and loving care for years is celebrating the completion of a
renovation project to enhance their home inside a city-owned building.

Hope Alzheimer's Center has been a core part of the Cranston community since 1994.
The nonprofit provides day care and programming for clients in various stages of the
disease and has been a valued partner with the City of Cranston ever since their
doors first opened.

The most recent renovation, a $43,000 project to renovate a kitchen space to create
a new therapy kitchen, and enhance a personal care area, will be unveiled at a
ribbon cutting ceremony on January 4, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Members of the media are urged to come and see how the new kitchen and salon spaces
will benefit the clients at Hope Alzheimer's Center.

Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung, Hope Alzheimer's Center President and CEO Ellen
Grizzetti and other officials will be on hand to offer remarks and answer questions.

Families who bring their loved ones to the center attest to the powerful, positive
influence the programming and services there have on their lives. The staff includes
many employees who have been working at Hope Alzheimer's Center for years and
possess unique expertise in caring for their clients' special needs.

The new therapy kitchen offers a safe, serene place for clients to relax and have a
meal or cup of coffee in a familiar, homey environment with views of an enclosed,
accessible garden outside the bright windows.

The salon includes two professional salon chairs for clients to get their hair done
and feel good about themselves, just like they experienced throughout their lives
before joining the family at Hope Alzheimer's center.

The center enjoys a unique relationship with the city of Cranston and makes use of
the city-owned building in exchange for the important service they offer the
community. Their award-winning programming serves as a model for other facilities
around the country that care for Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers.