Belhaven Nursing Homes is set to open its doors to its elderly residents in Florence, with a first floor dedicated to them.
The facility, which will be called ‘Heartland’, will feature a library, a lounge, dining area, a gymnasium, and a wellness centre.
The centre will also have a meeting room, an outdoor dining area and a bar.
The project was started by a group of Belhaven residents in September and has already been approved by the Florence City Council.
“We want to open our doors to our elderly, but we also want to make sure they can have a place to stay,” said Dr Giulio Gatti, Head of Bellegato.
“Bellegato is a beautiful community, but it is also very old.
The residents need a place where they can enjoy their leisure and exercise in peace.”
He said that while they were planning to open a new nursing home for the elderly in Florence in the near future, the building they had currently planned to build was being renovated.
“A building for the residents will be a new facility that will be completely modern, and we hope to open this new nursing house within the next three to four years,” Gatti said.
“The residents will not be the only ones to benefit from this.
The whole city will benefit from the renovated facility, and it will create an environment for the entire community to live.”
Bellegatias building in Florence will feature two large, open-air spaces, a dining room, a bar, and an outdoor area.
Photo: Bellegatto Nursing Homes A new nursing facility in Florence.
Photo credit: Belglato Nursing Homes, Florence, Italy / Bellegati Nursery.
The company is currently working with the city to get approval from Florence’s city council for the new facility.
A total of four Bellegats will be housed in the new nursing residence.
“As a caretaker, I hope that we can make a positive contribution to the community, as well as to the local economy,” said Gatti.
“In this way we can build a bridge between old and new, which is what we aim to do.
We will work hard with the people of Florence to help them achieve this goal.”
The project has received the support of the Florence Mayor’s office.
Florence Mayor Antonio Calatrava told Radio Europa he had “great admiration” for Bellega, who were the first to offer services to the elderly.
“It is a dream of mine to create an old-school, family-friendly, nursing home.
We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring Bellegatti to Florence, which has a rich history, and to build a new community,” Calatrossa said.
A ‘spirit of care’ Florence has an active, caring spirit, with its residents living a life of love, laughter, laughter and more laughter.
“I want to encourage everyone to take care of each other and live as we do.
It is important to respect the living environment,” Calattrossa told REP.
“There is a spirit of care here, and the residents deserve it.
It should be a place for everyone to live and to enjoy themselves.”
A ‘socially friendly’ environment The elderly are a part of Florence’s social fabric, and Bellegatis nursing home will help alleviate some of the loneliness they may experience, according to the Mayor.
“When you look at our city, we are a city that is very socially friendly.
We have a lot of parks, a very nice shopping centre, a beautiful waterfront.
I feel very lucky to have a community like Bellegitas, and I hope they can bring this sense of community back to Florence,” Calagrossa added.
“You can feel more relaxed and live a little bit more.
You will feel more connected with your neighbours and with other residents.
This is the way I want Florence to live forever.”