HYDE PARK — Senior living facility Horizon Bay Memory Care by the Bay expects to welcome its first residents by the end of the month.
The upscale community one block north of Bayshore Boulevard on Howard Avenue is designed specifically for people with memory loss, Alzheimer's and dementia. Total capacity in the two-story building is 80.
There are 69 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments available for rent, some with bayfront views. There are multiple dining rooms, a touch screen computer geared to seniors, a spa and meditation room and walking paths within a courtyard. Rent starts at $4,875 a month.
The oval-shaped complex has only one entryway, "to give freedom to move around the community in a secured environment,'' said sales and marketing director Tally Nelson.
The residence provides programs that help aging residents maintain some abilities by relating past occupations and hobbies to the present.
For example, Nelson said, tinkering with tools at a garage workbench may re-awaken prior interests.
Other activities, she said "are proactive techniques to address agitation, frustration and challenging behaviors resulting from dementia."
A licensed practical nurse is on campus 24 hours a day.
Two sister communities are nearby, Horizon Bay at Hyde Park and Grand Court Tampa, offering assisted and independent living.
Horizon Bay Memory Care by the Bay is at 2301 W Palm Drive. For information, visit brookdale living.com or call (813) 251-6333.
Salon di Lola strives for Hollywood glam
Hair stylist Tony Malone left Detroit 20 years ago, drawn by the Tampa Bay area's sunny climate. He trained at Artistic Hair Academy in Brandon, styled hair in Hyde Park for years, and is now realizing his dream of owning his own salon, Salon di Lola.
The full-service beauty shop opened in mid-April on S Dale Mabry Highway at Neptune Street to offer haircutting, styling, color and conditioning for women, men and children. Named for his favorite aunt, Lola, the color expert set the shop's theme as vintage Hollywood glam.
"Some people like their hair color natural, some go for wild color trends," said Malone who is known for multidimensional hair coloring as well as extensions and texturizing.
Salon di Lola, 1515 S Dale Mabry, is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Visit salondi lola.com or call (813) 317-0264.
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