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RESIDENTIAL PLAZA’S MEMORY CARE PROGRAM INAUGURATES IN MEMORIAM WALL

Miami, Florida, March 4, 2019 /- Residential Plaza’s Memory Care Program inaugurates In Memoriam Wall in loving memory of Jose “Pepin” Diaz, Rebeca Sosa’s late father.

Since 1992, Residential Plaza’s Memory Care Program cares for adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related disorders, in their constant pursuit to meet the needs of the elderly community of Miami-Dade.

“Residential Plaza’s Memory Care Program’s spaces are specially designed to meet the needs of our residents, integrating a home-like environment with person-centered care programming. Research has provided clear evidence that older adults affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia-related disorders experience a decrease in behaviors due to unmet needs and, increase their levels of engagement in activities when Montessori approaches are implemented”, explained Maria Fernandez, Memory Care Program’s Director.

Rebeca Sosa was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She has served on the Miami-Dade County Commission as District 6 Commissioner since June 2001 to represent the residents of the City of Miami, Coral Gables, West Miami, Hialeah, Miami Springs and the unincorporated communities of Schenley Park, Coral Villas, Red Bird, Coral Terrace, Little Gables, and Fontainebleau.

Commissioner Sosa has successfully lead many initiatives on behalf of the residents she represents, but looking after older adults has been very close to her heart, especially low-income older adults. Commissioner Sosa has always had a close relationship with Assistance to the Elderly and Residential Plaza. She has experienced firsthand the high quality of services and care provided, her beloved Father Jose “Pepin” Diaz lived his last days at Residential Plaza’s Memory Care Program.

Today, Residential Plaza inaugurated the In memoriam Wall in loving memory of Jose “Pepin” Diaz, to honor and remember “Pepin’s” life. The In Memoriam Wall will give the families of the residents at the Memory Care Program a space where they can make a tribute to the life of their loved ones.