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The Beacon family decorates 12-foot Christmas tree

Christmastime is here, and The Beacon assisted living community couldn’t be more thrilled.

The residents have been decorating their rooms, as well as teaming up to deck the common areas with red and green. They set up a 12-foot Christmas tree in the lobby and hung ornaments to spread Christmas cheer.

“They were so excited about decorating that tree,” said Outreach Coordinator Becky McCaa. “It really goes to show how important the holidays are, no matter what age you are.”

McCaa said as the residents were decorating the lobby with garland and tinsel, they were exchanging holiday stories from their past and reminiscing about the Christmas memories. They sipped hot cocoa and ate festive snacks.

The Beacon community is one big family and like most families, they look forward to the holidays.

“We’re able to provide them with family, even if their family is not here,” McCaa said. “We are able to provide them a sense of family through our activities and caring staff.”

Residents with family look forward to holiday visitation and many of them will be going to their family’s homes to celebrate.

“Some families may have holiday dinner with us in the dining room,” McCaa added. “Our residents love this season. It reminds them of when they were younger. Whether that’s young like a child, or young like a senior, we’re all still excited about the holidays.”

The Beacon offers activities on a regular basis, not just during Christmastime.

Exercise classes are offered several times a week. They host Cocktail Hour six days a week in the dining room. Anyone is welcome to stop by for cocktails, wine, beer or sodas.

At least twice a month, The Beacon does Beachside Drives with their residents to enjoy the scenic views. They usually stop by the ice cream shop on the way back.

Church services are offered every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for anyone who would like to worship and learn about God.

“Residents can do as much or as little as fits their lifestyle,” McCaa said.

Located off U.S. Highway 98, The Beacon assisted living community has capacity for 120 residents, and 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, and a wellness team is available, where staff members work 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 wants to show their residents honor, respect and dignity.

The Beacon also has a 100% money back guarantee within 30 days of move-in if your loved one decides that the community is not the right fit.

The Beacon gives tours daily and is open to visitors, even if the visitor doesn’t know a resident personally. The Beacon community loves making new friends.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact The Beacon at 850-934-4306.

The Beacon at Gulf Breeze
4410 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Open for visitation, open for tours