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Abe's Garden Community

Evidence-based Design

Nationally recognized aging-design professionals and lighting industry researchers contributed to the architecture, landscape and interior design of Abe’s Garden Memory Support Center of Excellence. Constructed with the needs of individuals with dementia, their families and care partners in mind, the memory support community includes evidence-based lighting, use of color, and furnishings.

Additionally, the design encourages social interaction, learning, movement, and independence without creating stress or unintentional distraction. The campus also provides easy, secure access to connect with nature and pets (currently birds, fish and a cat), and is conducive to visits from friends and family of all ages.

Features include three family-sized households, each fostering a distinct style of programming: Music & Movement, Connection to Nature, and Arts & Lifelong Learning.


Helen Crow, Oklahoma chapter, Alzheimer’s Association
“I'm so impressed to see all of the things you are doing at Abe's Garden®. Every little detail is intentional, always keeping the residents and the disease in mind.”
Donna Finto-Burks, Abe’s Garden Senior Director of Clinical Care
“Team members, residents, and families collaborate regarding the constantly evolving Abe’s Garden® model. This coincides with a dedication to providing all residents engagement opportunities that align with their likes and needs, which is also
Kenna Niles, an AGCG participant’s wife
“As [my husband] has transitioned through the different stages of his disease, the [Abe’s Garden®] Community Group has made the single biggest impact. It has helped him to see that he can still contribute, make friends and enjoy himself.”