Narbonne: A residence for healthy aging

Narbonne is home to the first Cozy diem residence, located in the rear part of the former Garbay clinic. The project, started in 2017, opened its doors in April. It was inaugurated on Tuesday, June 14.

“We thought we were good but we are very good”. This confidence of one of the residents of the first Cozy Diem senior residence will undoubtedly join the guestbook that the director wants to put in place. If the establishment which opened its doors at the beginning of April is occupied at 30% for the moment, the requests are numerous. Seniors, aged between 75 and 95, who choose Narbonne to age well. One comes from Saint-Etienne and got closer to her daughter in Port-la Nouvelle, the other is Parisian and gets closer to her sister living in Cuxac. They quickly met at the restaurant during lunch and enjoyed the inauguration of the premises on Tuesday morning.

Sylvie Cousin for the City and Catherine Bossis for the region were present alongside managers Jacques Rubio and Paul Gémar.
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Jacques Rubio, regional director of Kaufman & Broad in charge of all the real estate part, and Paul Gémar, president of the Serenis network specializing in the care of seniors, have combined their professional resources and know-how to create this first serviced residence for seniors which will offers 100 apartments from T1 to T3 and whose project began in 2017. A choice dictated by the quality of life of Narbonne and its location in Occitania, but above all a privileged location close to the Robine canal and the heart of the city. in the former premises of the Garbay clinic.

Innovative housing for a new generation of seniors

“We want to offer innovative housing for a new generation of seniors. 1/3 of French people will be over 60 in 2060 and there will be 5 million over 85s. We have to think about the future and meet the expectations of seniors who need solutions to delay the onset of addiction” underlined Jacques Rubio. Adapted independent accommodation, common services, places of conviviality, activities, collective restaurant, relaxation area. “It is a building adapted to support seniors and allow them to flourish and be in touch with their environment” emphasizes Paul Gémar, president of Serenis and Cozy Diem, who immediately specifies “but it is the quality of its teams that makes it stay there for the long term by facilitating daily life and promoting social life”.

The apartments are furnished and equipped.

The apartments are furnished and equipped.
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The director of the establishment detailed the activities and partnerships forged with the media library and the conservatory, but also the organization of cafés and philosophy workshops. The apartments have been designed to facilitate the autonomy and safety of seniors, in particular with a fall detection system and access to a whole range of personal services. A presence is guaranteed 24 hours a day.

A hair salon is located on the ground floor.

A hair salon is located on the ground floor.
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