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1950’s Reminiscent Lounges Bring Residents ‘Back’ in Edmonds Memory Care Community

Edmonds, WA (October 31st, 2018)—Koelsch Communities, a leader in senior living since 1958, is creating what they refer to as ‘reminiscent lounges’ for their memory care residents at Cedar Creek Memory Care Community, in Edmonds, Washington.

Cedar Creek includes immersive 1950’s themed lounges, such as the fully-functional Julia Childs Kitchen, where residents can bake with a loved one. These themed lounges, are part of the reminiscent therapy that Koelsch weaves into their memory care communities.

Reminiscent therapy is essentially using the senses to help people with dementia remember people, places, and more about their past. As more and more data shows the value of reminiscent therapy, Koelsch Communities decided to make Cedar Creek a flagship example of what Washington memory care communities can offer.

With 11 unique 1950’s storefronts, such as an ice-cream parlor, general store, beauty salon, and Emmett’s Garage.

In addition to the lounges, Cedar Creek residents are surrounded with what Koelsch calls ‘historical surprises.’ These come in many shapes and sizes such as framed photographs of the region from times when residents were young, or touchable antiques with historical significance.

These historical surprises are everywhere in Cedar Creek, offering unique ways of bringing residents back to the present, using nostalgia from the past.

More about Cedar Creek:

Cedar Creek feels like a wooded retreat with towering pine trees accenting the beautiful three-story building. Resident’s apartments wrap around a stunning, multi-floor, open-air interior courtyard that carries sunlight throughout the buildings interior. Cedar Creek also offers state-of-the-art, safety-based tech advancements along with secured, covered parking.

A 24-hour, on-site nursing staff is always ready to care for residents various health needs, and Cedar Creek offers dementia-focused educational interactive events and seminars, bringing the best of dementia-care practices to residents and their families.

Cedar Creek is located at 21006 72nd AVE West Edmonds, WA 98026. To learn more about what Cedar Creek Memory Care Community can offer you of your loved one, or to take a tour, call 425-678-8001 or visit

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Koelsch Communities operates 30 communities in eight states, with nine new communities in development. Koelsch has led the Senior Living industry for 60 years, delivering world-class customer service, home craftsmanship, and unprecedented amenities. After all, the common purpose at Koelsch Communities is: To create happiness by providing the finest living experiences anywhere.