Purple Flag for Dementia Care Celebrates 2024 EPOCH Senior Living Accreditation Flag Raisings

WALTHAM, MA – EPOCH Senior Living, a Northeastern senior living organization, announced flag-raising celebrations for nine of its senior living communities that recently achieved Purple Flag for Dementia Care™ accreditation.

EPOCH will host ceremonies at each of the nine community locations in the coming weeks to officially commemorate the partnership between Purple Flag and EPOCH. The partnership was first established in June 2023 when EPOCH launched its system-wide initiative to implement the senior care quality enhancement program across all 12 of its communities with memory care.

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Three of the nine flag-raising celebrations have already occurred: two on March 19th at Bridges by EPOCH at Pembroke and Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham, and one on March 20th at Bridges by EPOCH at Andover. Ceremonial flag-raising events are held at every Purple Flag accredited community to celebrate the significant accomplishment driven by their teams’ hard work and dedication in meeting the accreditation requirements. The raising of the Purple Flag also serves as a symbolic reminder to the community’s team, residents and families of their commitment to enhancing the quality of life of individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia under their care.

“We’re honored to celebrate with our communities by raising the prestigious Purple Flag,” said Laurie Gerber, Chairperson of EPOCH Senior Living. “This commitment marks the initiation of our journey towards an elevated standard of excellence upheld by EPOCH and our renowned programs. It’s a testament to the exceptional leadership exhibited by our teams in memory care and the field of senior living overall.”

All nine communities achieved Purple Flag accreditation in December 2023 and will hold flag-raising events throughout March, April and May 2024 to join the first three EPOCH communities to receive this recognition in June 2023 — Waterstone on High Ridge, Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull, and Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk.

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