• “There are more than 5.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States,” said Hodges. “That number is expected to grow to more than 16 million by 2050. Those are very real numbers and when you also consider the family and friends touched by this horrible disease, we are talking about hundreds of millions of people affected in one way or another.”

    Hodges, who is also founder and president of Dallas-based Hodges & Associates Architecture, witnessed first-hand the inadequacy of Alzheimer care environments and treatments while his father lived in and out of nursing facilities for years. In conventional memory care and senior living facilities, caregivers work with patients to reduce the anxiety caused by their surroundings. But Hodges, like any good architect, looked at it another way. He thought, “what if the facility could be designed to prevent these triggers?” It was this question that led Hodges to align himself with some of the most respected medical, research and operational experts in the field of memory care and ultimately design what will be the most thoughtfully constructed memory care and senior living community in the US.

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  • LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 23, 2015—TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR), a Livonia, Mich.-based family-owned restaurant group with an expansive portfolio of casual dinning, quick service and family dining restaurants throughout the state, has signed the lease with DGPOM Master Tenant LLCD for the first Applebee’s in the city of Detroit. The restaurant will be the first national casual dining chain located outside of the city’s central business district. TSFR Executive Chairman Mark Schostak made the announcement.

    Located on the corner of 8 Mile and Woodward near Meijer, construction of the city of Detroit Applebee’s, pending municipal approvals, is slated to begin in June. The restaurant will feature the brand’s new and improved layout designed to elevate the dining experience for guests, including high-rise ceilings, an expanded bar area, more televisions, and larger windows to provide more natural light, as well as décor and painted murals specific to the city of Detroit community. The location will be comprised of more than 100 salary and hourly-level employees.

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