Rhys and Joyce Williams were recently picked as the residents of the week at the The Beacon in Gulf Breeze.
Rhys served in the Air Force during the Korean War and owned several different businesses, including a gardening center, a restaurant, home and art boutiques and also was involved the real estate business.
Joyce raised the couple’s five children and then took a job as a bank loan officer. She also sold real estate in Eureka Springs and Pensacola Beach. She was working in commercial leasing and as an account manager for Adam Homes before retiring.
Rhys and Joyce have been married for 62 years and have 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Rhys is a huge history fan and has written fiction and non-fiction books. He also paints. His daughter, Abby, said many of their family and friends display Rhys’ artwork in their homes. Joyce enjoys reading, decorating and discovering new recipes. She also loves the beach and staying on top of politics.
Rhys and Joyce have had many adventures together, moving around the country and opening new businesses along the way. The family loves spending time together and holding family reunions that last an entire week.
Rhys and Joyce are two of the more than 100 residents who live at the assisted-living community located off Highway 98.
The facility has a capacity of 120 residents and 10 nurses are on staff to provide the best possible care 24 hours a day.
The Beacon offers spacious studio and 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.
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 of his or her own personal needs for a few hours or just to get a well-deserved vacation.
One of the other options offered by The Beacon is memory care, which is a specialized area of assisted living. Patients dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia receive care beyond what traditional assisted-living facilities are able to provide. The memory care program addresses the needs of the whole person.
Concierge service is available as well for scheduling medical appointments, activities, family visits and for accommodating other needs of the residents.
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. We work together as a team to promote, respect, dignity and independence for all residents.
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