Council on Aging of NWFL – The Retreat
The Retreat is a special place, and experience, that has been described as refreshing, supportive, fun, assuring, caring and heartwarming by those who participate and their families. It is a place that provides a positive change of environment that can be beneficial to participants and caregivers.
The Retreat offers a stimulating day experience for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments. Participants enjoy a full day of activities, social interaction and recreation in a safe, protective at-home like atmosphere. Family caregivers gain peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in a safe place while they go off to work or get much needed respite. To arrange a tour, give us a call at 850-266-2503.
One of the greatest benefits of day services in a community-based setting for participants is socialization. Participants get the opportunity to interact, reminisce and meet new friends. Each day at The Retreat is a special experience consisting of outside walks, exercise class, arts and crafts, table and card games, mental stimulation, special parties and celebrations. The Retreat also offers regularly scheduled field trips to picnic areas, parks, museums, historical places, area attractions, bowling alleys and movie theatres. These well-supervised trips are not only fun, but trigger memories and promote socialization.
Positive Outcomes for Participants
In addition to increased socialization, other positive outcomes for participants include happier moods, a greater sense of purpose in life, better sleep habits, greater independence and increased motivation.
Caregiving can be extremely stressful. It can also put the caregiver’s health at risk. The use of adult day services can be significantly effective in alleviating care-related stress. The Retreat offers an opportunity for caregivers to better manage family, job, and caregiving responsibilities as well as a chance to relax and take part in their own social and recreational activities.
The Retreat, located at 875 Royce Street in Pensacola, is designed for indoor and outdoor activities in a variety of settings. It has comfortable and inviting activity areas, functional recreation areas, a full kitchen, a screened in porch with ceiling fans and outdoor furniture, and a private backyard with a pavilion and walking paths.
Day on the Go
Day on the Go is an exciting off-site experience for higher functioning participants who can follow directions, have good endurance and are capable of attending area attractions and events with limited supervision. Schedules are planned to allow for a full day of activity for participant as well as extended respite for caregivers. Day on the Go includes breakfast, exercise time, an outing and lunch. Dates and locations to be visited are planned quarterly.
Our staff to participant ratio is in accordance with State of Florida licensing requirements. Our staff receives on-going training in areas such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Hours of Operation
The Retreat is an adult day health care center of the Council on Aging of West Florida. It is licensed (#9051) by the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided. Those interested in participating may inquire about funding assistance. However, those who are not eligible for government funded programs may participate on a private pay basis at daily rates much lower than those charged for in-home care. To enroll, potential participants must complete an assessment with the director of the center and return a completed physician's admission order.(click to download)
Come see what you are missing! To arrange a tour, give us a call at 850-266-2503.
To arrange a tour, learn more about the assessment process or private pay pricing, or sign someone up for Day on the Go, call 266-2503.
For more information:
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 17066
Pensacola, FL 32522
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org