Goldenberg•Ziman Special Features
- Memory boxes filled with personal memorabilia (e.g., old photos, a favorite
book, etc.) are located at each doorway to help residents know they've reached
- Architectural design simulates a home-like setting. Visual clues and
way-finding themes provide guidance to rooms, dining facilities, activities, and
- The building is designed in circular, connected clusters, around a central
hub with the atmosphere of a village square. A ‘coffee shop' provides
nourishment and hydration.
- Skylights and oversized windows allow natural sunlight, which helps the body
respond to its circadian rhythms.
- Flooring is in muted tones so Alzheimer's sufferers won't become confused
when faced with flooring that has color blocks.
- Vocal control rooms help residents reduce stress and over-stimulation.
Special lighting, mobiles, and environmental sound machines help to soothe and