On Friday, March 17, 2017 the resident’s and staff of Alcoeur Gardens, the preferred assisted living alternative to standard institutional care for the memory impaired, celebrated in both our Brick and Toms River communities. Everyone enjoyed the traditional corned beef and cabbage for lunch paired with some mouth watering Irish soda bread. After lunch we […]

Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin – Denise Van Tassell “Alcoeur Gardens” On October 20, 2016, WOBM 1160 & 1310 AM radio presents Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin radio interview with Denise Van Tassell, owner of “Alcoeur Gardens”. Listen to owner, Denise Van Tassell’s interview with Jeremy Grunin where they discuss her beloved Assisted Living homes for the memory impaired. J: We are now joined in […]


On Saturday, December 10th, Alcoeur Gardens Brick residents and their families celebrated the holiday season with dancing, singing, food, smiles, gifts and laughter. Our resident entertainer, “Nicky D” started the day off and had everyone dancing and singing from the get go. We all enjoyed delicious cuisine, much which was made by one of our […]

Happy Fourth of July

Have a safe and happy independence day! From your friends at Alcoeur Gardens.

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Denise VanTassell RN, BS, LNHA, CALA COO/Partner, Alcoeur Gardens Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that usually begins gradually, causing a person to forget recent events or familiar tasks. How rapidly it advances varies from person to person, but the disease eventually leads to confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment. Communication becomes more […]