Memory Care in Cortland at Walden Place

Walden Place offers award-winning Memory Care in Cortland, NY. Learn how our certified care team members ensures our Memory Care residents feel welcome and safe through our dining, programming, and daily services below.

Activities and Programs

Our small-group programming is designed to address the unique needs that arise from memory loss and impairment. Here’s how we spark both imagination and closeness.

  • Award-winning embrace Memory Care programming -– Our research-based and award winning programming is composed of five pillars: snapshots, thymeless, spark, bookmarks, and essence. Learn about each pillar by speaking to our team and viewing our programming calendar below. 
  • Enrichment activities including music therapy, baking, games, and more
  • Engaging programming including trivia, cognitive/brain games, discussions, story/poetry writing, craft projects, scrabble, and more
  • Walking and light movement activities 
  • Viewings of favorite movies and TV shows
  • Outings to familiar places, like grocery stores and parks
  • Secured courtyard with walking paths
  • Live piano in one of many spacious community rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the community
Memory Care Calendar

Dining Experience

Our caregiving team members provides a person-centered approach to dining. Our team is here to ensure Memory Care residents get food they enjoy in a comforting and familiar environment. Some of our key dining offerings include:

  • 3 Chef-prepared meals per day
  • On-site restaurant with professional service 
  • Seasonal menus with resident favorites in mind
  • Hydration stations with infused water
  • Focus on routine, familiarity, and comfort 
  • Nutritious snacks throughout the day
  • Dining team works with each person to ensure every dining need is met with regards to texture, allergies, or a medical condition

Health and Wellness

Our community team members is specially trained to assist those with dementia and other memory challenges. Our health & wellness services are carried out by our passionate team members and are provided with safety and resident well-being in mind. Some of our offerings include:

  • 24-hour professional team members available
  • 24-hour nursing team members available
  • 24-hour emergency call response
  • Certified Memory Care Directors and Coordinators through the “National Certified Counsel of Dementia Practitioners” 
  • Individualized care plans
  • Help with activities of daily living (ADL) 
  • Safe and secure amenity areas, health screenings, medication management, nurse on site, etc.
  • Daily up and about checks
  • Individual daily rhythm
  • Memory Care programs and activities


We take care of the necessities of daily living so your loved ones can focus on enrichment. We are designed with comfort in mind, striving to ensure that our residents feel comfortable and happy. Key services include:

  • Daily tidying up
  • Laundry and linen service
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Constant supervision for Memory Care residents
  • Concierge services available for residents, friends, and family to make stays more comfortable and enjoyable
  • On-site maintenance to quickly take care of any requests
  • Transportation to appointments, nearby hospitals, and local community
  • Beloved pets are welcome to say hi during friend and family visits
  • Individually controlled heat and air in each private home
  • Guest parking

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