A new daycare program for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in Chula Vista is a miniature three-dimensional 1950s-style downtown designed to spark the long-term memories of its visitors, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Called Glenner Town Square, the 8,500-square-foot village includes 13 storefronts surrounding a faux grass-lined park with benches. It’s built inside a light-industrial building with 24-foot ceilings on Main Street.
Each 3-dimensional building offers interactive experiences. Visitors can watch an old movie while munching fresh-popped popcorn inside the cinema, have a hot lunch in a ‘50s-style diner, browse books in the library, shop for handbags in the boutique, tinker on a real 1959 Ford T-Bird at the auto shop, cuddle shelter dogs at the pet store, get a checkup from a real nurse and visit swaddled baby dolls in the nursery at the hospital.
Glenner Town Square opened in April 2018 at 2678 Main St., Chula Vista. For reservations, fees and schedules, visit glenner.org. Glenner also owns adult day-care centers in Hillcrest and Encinitas, which will eventually be transitioned into Town Square projects. Information on these centers is listed below by location.
For more on this and other care centers in the area, visit the San Diego Union-Tribune.