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Eden Pines assisted living open house

March 24, 2000

An assisted living community for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia will open its doors to the public Saturday afternoon.

Eden Pines, off Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown, will offer tours and refreshments to caregivers, relatives, referral sources and anyone else interested in residential assisted living for memory-impaired people.

The 18,000-square-foot, 32-room facility accommodates 50 to 55 residents and offers three levels of memory care.

Eden Pines took its first resident in December and is now up to 11 residents, according to Dawn Nally, the facility administrator.

Applications for admissions are being accepted.

Eden Pines rents on a monthly basis and doesn't require an admission fee or large endowment.

A complimentary assessment and a minimal security deposit is required for entry.

The facility features "neighborhood-style" units, each with its own living room, dining room and fenced outdoor courtyard.

Residents are placed in a unit according to the level of dementia they are in, Nally said.

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An electronic security system limits residents to their own "neighborhoods."

The staff of about 25 employees includes licensed nurses and nursing assistants and a full-time director of activities.

Services include three daily meals, snacks, laundry, housekeeping, 24-hour personal care and medication management.

The open house will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at Eden Pines, 310 Cameo Drive, Hagerstown.

For more information, call Mayfair Management Inc. at 1-877-799-8686 or visit the Web site, at: www.mayfairedengroup.com.

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