Event by Newly Opened Memory Care Assisted Living Community to Address Ways Caregivers Can Cope with Challenging Behaviors of a Loved One with Dementia

(Mishawaka, IN) January 17, 2014 – North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, the area’s first assisted living community dedicated to caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairment, announced today that it will host a free community seminar for caregivers, titled “‘I want to go home!’: Facing the Challenges of Sundowning When a Loved One Has Dementia.” Presented by Barb Dzikowski, Program Director, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, the seminar will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at North Woods Village at Edison Lakes located at 1409 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Refreshments will be served. Loved ones welcome.

Says Ms. Dale C. Carter, HFA, Executive Director of North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, “As memory care experts, we understand your challenges as a caregiver. Through “New Directions,SM our signature memory care program that features best-practice, person-centered care; nurses on site 24/7 and a low caregiver-to-resident ratio, we also provide free educational programs, resources and support to caregivers in the community as part of our mission.

“By learning more about memory loss, you can do more for your loved one and feel more confident in your understanding of his/her problems and his/her needs. Increasing your understanding of dementia can enable you to enhance the quality of care you provide him/her in the home. We invite you to join us for this inspiring, highly informative event.”

Please RSVP to bring your loved one to enjoy an activity while you attend the program.

For information or to reserve your space, call or email Shellie Kermin at 574-247-1866 or skermin@northwoodsmemorycare.com

About North Woods Village at Edison Lakes

Locally owned and operated, North Woods Village at Edison Lakes is the area’s first assisted living community dedicated to caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairment and providing education, information and resources to families. North Woods Village at Edison Lakes broke ground earlier this year at 1409 East Day Road, Mishawaka. The evidence-based architectural design of North Woods Village at Edison Lakes is one element of “New Directions,SM the community’s signature memory care program. Two other key elements of the program are the professionally trained memory care staff and resident-centered care.

Each neighborhood at North Woods Village at Edison Lakes provides residents with a familiar and individualized environment that promotes independence and allows for individually focused care. The neighborhoods include private resident suites, a Country Kitchen, a sunroom, large living room and private dining room. They also feature consistent staffing, enabling residents to get to know the people who work in their neighborhood.

The community also offers a secure, outdoor courtyard with raised flower and vegetable gardens; seating areas; walking paths; a gazebo and putting green. Interior amenities include a community room, a family lounge, a beauty salon/barber shop, video conferencing for virtual visits, a Wellness Center with on-site physician offices and a chapel.


Operations for North Woods Village at Edison Lakes are managed by regional memory care specialist Randall Residence, based out of Lawton, Michigan. In addition to the immediate construction jobs the project is generating, full staffing of medical and administrative positions will provide over 40 permanent new jobs in the community.

Randall Residence is a management company that provides quality leadership for senior living in the Midwest and brings a history of successful experience in active, hands-on management; local community involvement and satisfied customers, including residents, family members, staff team members and investors. Randall Residence focuses on empowering each resident by offering individualized, professional care with a personal touch that is vital to the residents and offers peace of mind to their families.