Forget Me Not Village

After her husband’s death, Pam came up with the idea of putting together a multi-building complex to accommodate all states of dementia. It’s called The  Forget Me Not Village, and it will allow family members to care for their loved ones in a safe environment with the support of other families facing the same challenges.

This complex will include a memory town designed to bring back memories from the patients’ past.

Plans are for the town to include different themes, including a kitchen “just like home,” and a soda shop with a jukebox and an area to dance. Plans also include a movie theater for classic movies and TV shows, a school and library, a doctor’s office, and even a barn.

It’s where they would have been in their young adulthood, which is typically where they land most of the time when they do memory travel. We’ll also have a man cave that the vineyards are doing that will look like a wine tasting room.

Students in the architecture class at Douglas High School have designed it. Local builder Tom Pappas plans to construct the village. The plans are to build the home on two acres that Pappas owns south of the Shady Oaks Motel near where Lindy’s Trading Post previously was.

The building has five apartments and a common area, and each one of the apartments has either two bedrooms or a living room and a bedroom.

Plans call for both rooms to have outside access so the caregiver/spouse has the ability to work and do the things they need to do and still be there for their spouse’s dementia needs.

Forget Me Not Village

Family Care Home

That are dementia-friendly allowing family members to care for their loved one with the support of other families.

Memory Town

Is designed to invoke memories and spurn activities for the dementia patient, family and the community.

Care Home

For patients that do not have someone to care physically for them; the care home will provide friendly care from trained care givers.