Svayus – “Memories of yesterday to function today ™”
Our Cognitive Therapy program is designed to stimulate, build and strengthen the building blocks (seven learning areas) to excite and awaken the already existing/trapped memories through a series of activities and exercises to work and apply them in various real life applications necessary to enable one to function at their maximum ability and to experience and enjoy a purposeful and a meaningful relationship with their peers, friends and families.
People are not with us to quietly fade from the society, but come to us to live a dignified life. We know that the human spirit glows until we take our last breath. Central to our mission is connecting our people with the natural elements that they are exposed and familiar with since birth and ensuring a structured routine life filled with positive meaningful stimulations from their immediate surrounding environment. When we stop nurturing the human spirit through meaningful connection, we hasten decline.
Svayus is more than just a program; it is a life style that facilitates positive interactions and direct contact with simulated nature to increase mental health and psychological and spiritual development. It utilizes an ecological understanding of perception as its foundation and basis- the notion that perception is a requisite property of animate action; that without perception action would be unguided, and without action perception would serve no purpose. (Gibson, 1979). Svayus uses all five traditionally recognized five human senses of sight (ophthalmoception), hearing (audioception), taste (gustaoception), smell (olfacoception or olfacception), and touch (tactioception) to constitute, modify and direct human’s behavior, attitude and posture.
Happiness comes from discovering who God made us to be, discovering the power he has given us, and putting that power to work for the overall benefit of others.
Before entering through the double doors leading to Lantern of Madison’s “Svayus” program, CEO Jean Makesh tells visitors, families and employees they need to leave their world behind. The world they are about to enter, he tells them, is “very different from their world.” What they’re about to enter is a world more reminiscent of one that existed in the 1930s and 1940s. The exteriors of the residences are designed…