Come celebrate Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras at the Beacon

The Beacon assisted-living community is celebrating the month of February in style. They are hosting not only a Mardi Gras Ball, but also a Happy Hearts Valentine’s Day Party with Elvis. Family, friends and neighbors are all invited to join in these festive and fun events.
The Valentine’s Day party will be held in the dining room Feb. 14. Guests will enjoy a romantic dinner with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, all while being serenaded by a sweet Elvis impersonator. The party starts at 4 p.m. You won’t want to miss this one.
Then, on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. the Beacon will be hosting their Mardi Gras Ball. Come and enjoy a Cajun dinner of gumbo and cornbread, followed by an authentic Mardi Gras dessert of beignets and king cake. Guitarist and singer Max Soelzer will be entertaining the crowd throughout the evening.
The Beacon of Gulf Breeze is a great option for anyone looking for a quality assisted-living community to call home.
Located right off Highway 98, The Beacon has capacity for 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, a putting green 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. Concierge service is available as well for scheduling medical appointments, activities, family visits and for accommodating other needs of the residents.
The Beacon is under the direction of Jordan Cook, who was named executive director at the beginning of 2019.
Cook says the mission statement at The Beacon is “together, we are making a difference in the lives of those whose honor it is to serve.”
That means that each resident played a role in paving the way for the younger generations to be where they are. The Beacon desires to show their residents honor, respect and dignity and preserve as much as they can.
One of the other options offered by The Beacon is memory care, which is a specialized area of assisted living. Residents dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia receive care beyond what traditional assisted-living facilities can provide. The memory care program addresses the needs of the whole person.
The Beacon recently started a new program called ALLE Learning, which promotes the idea that you’re never too old to continue learning. This program will help retain memory and keep the residents’ brains active.
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 honor them as if they were their own family members.
Residents are told when they move in, “This is not to replace your home. I can’t recreate your 50 years of memories, everything that you’ve created within the brick walls that you called home,” Cook said. “But it is to honor and serve you, preserve your dignity, respect you and to provide you a safe place where your family and you know that you’re getting quality care.”
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact The Beacon at 850-934-4306.

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