There never seems to be a dull moment at The Beacon in Gulf Breeze.
Jeannie Thompson and Tamara Moorer head up the activities department at the assisted-living facility located right off Highway 98.
Everything from Bocce ball and bowling to trips to the movies and baseball games, residents always have something to do if they are interested.
“It’s fantastic,” resident Myrtice Gwathney said. “I’m amazed at what they come up with. They keep us busy if we want to be. We always have a lot of fun.”
Thompson said what makes the activities department such a success is the chemistry between her and Moorer. The two are genuine friends and work well together to make sure residents have as many opportunities for fun as possible.
“The success is a result of us working together. The fact that we are friends makes a big difference,” Thompson said.
Planning for events starts well in advance. In fact, Thompson and Moorer already have ideas in mind for Christmas. They have a three-day Easter event set for April that includes a wide-range of activities, including a service on Sunday in the courtyard.
Thompson said she and Moorer will knock on the residents’ doors to invite them to activities. They strive to get as many involved as possible.
Lynn Morrow will tell you that if there’s a trip being planned, she’s there.
“I’m on the bus every time,” Morrow said. “I have a great time when I go. There’s always something to do if you want to do it.”
That alone is a reason to make The Beacon your home.
The Beacon offers spacious one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, private baths and courtyard views. Personalized security response systems are available to residents as are physical therapy and exercise programs.
Other amenities include card rooms, a movie theater and a salon and spa.
The Beacon also offers restaurant-style dining three times a day, and a wellness team is available to residents in which the staff works with residents, the family and medical professionals to develop customized-care programs.
The staff takes pride in serving happiness and the facility’s chef demands that all meals be as tasty to the eye as to the palate. The Beacon believes its superior dining experience elevates the morale of the patrons and staff in a way that traditional dining can’t.
A day-stay and guest stay program are also offered by The Beacon. The program provides a safe and secure place for a loved one to be if a primary caregiver needs time to take care of his or her own personal needs for a few hours or just to get a well-deserved vacation.
The Beacon staff is all about providing peace of mind to families knowing their loved ones will be taken care of and the staff will treat them as if they were their own family members. The staff works to promote respect, dignity and independence for all residents.
The goal is to be great in every aspect of assisted living and memory care.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact The Beacon at 850-934-4306.
at Gulf Breeze
4410 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563