The history of the Orentano nursing home has its roots in the past decades. It was, in fact, started in the 1980s when Don Giovanni Fiaschi was parish priest. The work was initially supported with donations from the parishioners and those from Orentano who had also gone to Rome to work. However, with the passing of the years, the construction of the structure was interrupted, also and above all due to an unclear destination to be given to the building once the work was completed. After many years of suspension of the works, in 2010, the Foundation 'Madonna del Soccorso' NPO was invested to study a solution and a destination for the work. In 2011, after studies and reflections, it was decided to proceed with the construction of the new Nursing Home for the non self-sufficient - called 'Madonna del Rosario' - which was inaugurated on March 4, 2012 in the presence of His Eminence Rev.ma Cardinal Raymond L. Burke and the Bishop of the Diocese His Excellency Mons. Fausto Tardelli. The structure was then expanded in 2018 and currently hosts up to 80 elderly people in a residential regime and 18 in a semi-residential one. It is therefore a modern, familiar and organized nursing home for non self-sufficient elderly people within which the homonymous day center for non self-sufficient elderly is also established. The RSA is accredited ex LRT 82/2009 and has an agreement with the ASL Toscana Centro ex DGRT 995/16. The management of the structure pays particular attention to the quality of the service provided, to the promotion of animation, physiotherapy and relational activities in order to develop and strengthen the residual capacities of grandparents in all aspects, both physical and psycho-affective. The structure is equipped with internal services such as laundry, ironing and kitchen and has a large outdoor park: the Growing Together Park with its animals. The Park is also an integral part of the educational and pedagogical planning of the nursery school and the S. Anna di Orentano kindergarten, always managed by the Foundation. In addition to the Region of Tuscany, the Municipality of Castelfranco di Sotto, the Cassa di Risparmio di S. Miniato Foundation, the Tesi Group Foundation and the Cattolica Assicurazioni Foundation also contributed to its realization.
Welcome to the "Cresciamo Insieme" Park!!
The first was a donkey. Then came the goats and the three fallow deer donated by the Migliarino park, pigs found in Santa Croce sull'Arno, pheasants arrived from the Pistoia zoo. Now they are all in Orentano. The project is called Grow Together and it is not a zoo. They were the first to arrive at the Orentano nursing home of the Madonna del Soccorso foundation .. but not the last !! Many animals that keep grandparents and grandmothers company are here today. The project, supported and financed also by the Tuscany region and the CRSM Foundation, is now accessible to the entire population and in particular aimed, in addition to the guests of the structure, to children and young people of all ages! The "Grow Together" Park is located in this area, in which more than 40 different species of farmyard animals and companions are housed as a large reception center, linked both to the activity of the nursing home and to teaching with local schools. The Park is characterized by the presence of spaces for animals and the paths that cross it.
In the hope that the visit to the Park is not only a beautiful day for visitors to spend outdoors, but also an opportunity to get to know and observe a small part of the fauna of the Earth, it is appropriate to respect some small rules, in order not to deface the landscape:
- do not feed and do not disturb the animals
- do not throw papers, cigarette butts and anything else on the ground
- don't speak loudly and don't rush
- do not get closer than one meter from the fences
- do not pick flowers and leaves
- throw waste in the appropriate containers
Recall that sorting out waste, recycling cans, paper, glass and so on, is a small sign of respect and conservation.
Children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult after providing adequate information.
The management declines any responsibility resulting from the non-observance of these rules.