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CasaTunes®, a leader in whole house audio systems, today announced that Cypress Springs, a residential community for Alzheimer’s and memory support, selected multiple CasaTunes XLe Music Servers as part of its multi-sensory experience for its Alzheimer and memory loss residents. Cypress Springs in Tulsa, Okla. currently uses CasaTunes and plans are underway to install CasaTunes in the new community being built in Oklahoma City.

As the community is specifically designed for Alzheimer and memory support residents, Cypress Springs was looking for a music solution where each resident could play their own music. They did not want to have the same music playing throughout the 30,000-square-foot community. There are 66 residents and the music solution had to be flexible. One resident might want to play jazz while another wanted country.

Cypress Springs uses a variety of options for music and other audio programming for its residents. One is Companion Music designed specifically for senior living. Residents find audio entertainment and diversion, regardless of their functional level all day every day. Companion Music provides four stations. The Reminiscence Station plays music from the late 1920s to the 1950s, The Imagination Station offers classic theater programs from days when families gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite shows. The Serenity Station is designed for people with dementia-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Finally, there is the Potpourri Station with continuous games, exercise classes, senior news, Broadway music and sing-alongs.

Further, the system had to be easy to use and ideally managed from a central location where the staff can manage not only the type of music but also the volume. In addition to having CasaTunes in each resident’s room, music is also played in the activity room.

“Because music can stimulate a positive response in Alzheimer’s residents, we wanted to offer it to our residents in a way we had not seen in other senior communities,” said Rob Garrett, principal. “We found CasaTunes fit our needs to be able to play different music in every room. Our residents have responded well as music helps revive their memories of family, friends, and events from the past.”

Through music, art, interior design, sensory landscaping and a range of innovative activities, Cypress Springs creates an environment of calm comfort to help every resident engage in the delights of each day. Multi-sensory experiences, daily exercise, regularly scheduled outings and group activities help make residents more comfortable and feel right at home.

The Cypress Springs site development is led by three principals: J. Philip Brosseau, a developer; Randy Box, a commercial real estate professional; and Rob Garrett, who has managed the entire Cypress Springs project. Linda Tycher & Associates, Inc., designed a sensory garden, Carol Lee Brosseau selected artwork and the Curtis Group Architects developed the architecture and interior design, all focused on a memory support environment. Seniority, Inc. manages the community and its services through a team of professionals with decades of national experience in high quality senior living and memory support care.

“Music is part of the multi-sensory experiences Cypress Springs offers to its Alzheimer and memory loss residents. The ability for each resident to play his/her own music in their room enables Cypress Springs to offer this experience,” said David Krinker, CEO of CasaTools. “CasaTunes XL Music Servers meet this need and make the selection of music by room quick and easy for staff.”

CasaTunes XLe Music Server offers advanced multi-streaming capabilities, including simultaneous streams of Windows, iTunes® and iPod® music as well as Internet radio. All CasaTunes XL Music Servers can be controlled using an easy-to-use browser based interface which currently runs on Internet Explorer, Safari®, Firefox, and Opera, as well as from the CasaTunes App for iPhone®, a native iPhone and iPod touch application that can be downloaded from the AppStoreSM. Unlike traditional music servers, the CasaTunes XL Music Servers include a hardware based multi-zone switch providing the capability to switch any stream to one or more rooms, with individual volume level and equalization setting adjustments for each room. Using hardware to perform the switching ensures that all rooms, which share the same stream, are perfectly synchronized, with no annoying delays or echoes.

About Cypress Springs

Cypress Springs is a residential community for Alzheimer’s and memory support that can accommodate as many as 66 residents. The facility creates an environment of calm comfort through music, art, interior design, sensory landscaping and a range of innovative activities, while helping every resident engage in the delights of each day. Cypress Springs is affiliated with Seniority, Inc., which provides memory support programming and management oversight. As a wholly owned subsidiary of ABHOW, Seniority draws on ABHOW’s 60 years of experience with senior living. For more information about Cypress Springs, please call 866-517-7140 or visit

About CasaTunes

CasaTunes designs multi-room audio software and hardware solutions for Microsoft Windows Media Center and networked PC environments, allowing users to control and listen to music throughout the home. Its flagship product line, CasaTunes, is currently available through a network of sales partners. Founded in 2006, CasaTunes is a privately held entity headquartered in Ft. Collins, Colorado with offices in Florida. Visit for more information.

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