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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
MEMORY CARE

Oasis at Dodge Park WORCESTER, MASS.
Submitted by: LWDA CONCORD, MASS.

JONATHAN SACHS PHOTOGRAPHY

JONATHAN SACHS PHOTOGRAPHY

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N'fesh to N'fesh, from the Hebrew for "soul to soul," is Oasis at
Dodge Park's program, specially
designed to support individuals
living with cognitive impairments. This program is based on
research and recent studies, and
is comprised of a combination of
activities in which residents and
guests participate-physical and
cognitive exercise, stress reduction using art and relaxation
techniques, specialized digital
tools, purposeful social activities,
support groups, and residents'
council. Oasis at Dodge Park was
designed to accommodate and
complement this all day engagement program with a variety of
unique spaces-each "advertising" its purpose by distinctive
features that speak to multiple
senses such as, sound, light, size,
proportions, colors, textures,
aromas, and special equipment.
In 2012 the owners of Dodge
Park Rest Home recognized the
need in the community for caring
and supportive environments
for people living with dementia
that go beyond the basics that
their existing building, that
was originally built in the early
1950s, could provide. Starting
from the inside and listing all
the programs and features they
wished their current operation
could offer, it became clear that a
new building was needed to carry
out the mission. Dodge Park purchased the land across the street
that allowed them to maintain
and strengthen their presence in
the neighborhood.
Oasis is an L-shaped singlestory wood clad building, with
access to a variety safe exterior
courtyard spaces. The two courtyards differ in their proportions
and feel-one is an urban size
"Exterior room" that provides
natural light to the dining and
living areas and the other is a



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2018 jury/award winners and finalists
Style and substance
Life well lived
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