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Firsthand Understanding, First-class Care

We've Navigated Memory Loss, Too.

Pegasus Senior Living’s Connections program is a unique, research-based memory care program designed to help senior residents with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia in the Brandon area lead a stimulating life. The program offers a secure environment, a committed and caring staff, and a variety of activities designed to fit the unique needs of those living with cognitive decline.

We understand the time, effort, and emotional toll that caregiving can take on a family. If you’re wondering if your loved one’s care needs are beyond your abilities, Castlewoods Place may be able to help.

Castlewoods Place | Two senior women

What is Memory Care Like?

In our memory care community at Castlewoods Place, we believe that taking the time to really get to know your loved one is important to caring for them holistically.

Yes, we have a specially-trained team headed up by a licensed nurse to manage medications and health needs, and we assist with activities of daily living. But we are a memory care community. We carefully curate a schedule of activities to ensure that every resident is comfortable and engaged and Castlewoods Place is a home.

Programming that
Makes a Difference

Castlewoods Place | Connections Memory Care logo
The right community and programming can go a long way in improving your loved one’s safety and quality of life.
The Connections program will support your loved one by:
Castlewoods Place | Senior man in art class

Engaging the Emotions

Activities like music, art, and social interaction are designed to trigger memory and positive emotions in those struggling with cognitive decline.
Connections can help your loved one stay engaged with:

Encouraging Movement

The connection between the mind and body is well-established in scientific research, and the Connections program encourages physical activity to maximize quality of life. Under careful supervision, Castlewoods Place residents can participate in boxing, walking clubs, and other fitness programs to help them achieve an active body and mind.

Castlewoods Place | Senior couple dancing
Castlewoods Place | Seniors playing chess

Challenging the Brain

Our staff is constantly finding ways for residents to engage with new information.
Activities designed for brain stimulation include:

We also provide a variety of brain-healthy foods for residents.

Supporting Socialization

Research shows that socialization with others is critical to the maintenance of mental health and cognition. The process of regular interaction with others can help seniors achieve a better sense of belonging and provide a sense of structure. We provide a variety of group activities that allow residents to foster relationships and connect to others.
Castlewoods Place | Seniors at the beach

Inspired by Experience

Medical Director Dr. Sandra Petersen’s background in the memory care field goes back over 30 years, but it was her own experience that inspired the novel approach of the Connections program.

Over a decade ago, a stroke left her unable to use the left side of her body and connect with language skills; she even had trouble completing a sentence.

“The whole experience gave me not only sympathy, but empathy for those that struggle with cognitive decline,” says Dr. Peterson. 

With the help of a brain health specialist, she worked her way back through a variety of techniques designed to rebuild neural pathways, including learning Spanish and ballroom dancing.

Watch to Learn More about Dr. Petersen's Story

Pegasus Senior Living | Dr. Sandra Petersen

“I wondered whether the same principles that helped me, like connecting through emotion, moving, and learning new information, could work to stimulate the brain of someone with cognitive impairment.”

Dr. Petersen

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Castlewoods Place | Seniors playing card game

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