Although it is a calm and peaceful port town, Tomonoura faces serious challenges in decreasing population and an aging population. Based on these needs in the community, Tomonoura Sakura Group Home supports the elderly in maintaining an independent lifestyle based on our principle “connecting with your family, connecting with the local community”. We operate several facilities including a group home, community-based day services, small scale multifunctional services, and a home care support office in Tomo Town. Our professional care staff and nurses can support individuals 24/7, even in the middle of the night, by setting up a base within 400m of their homes.
One of the bases, Tomonoura Sakura Home in Seki town, is a historic house over 300 years old. This attractive historic building with large support beams is filled with the liveliness and warmth of generations of people.
In the home, we live together not as “people who give care” and “people who receive care” but just as people. Although not all the caregivers are locals, they have been establishing strong ties with the locals by participating in local events. The candy store “Akoya”, operated by the Sakura Group Home plays a key role in deepening the relationship with the community. The elderly women who run the shop and the children build relationships through their interactions in the store. Through this community system, the whole town can witness how the elderly are being supported and will likely live happy and healthy lives.
Tomonoura Sakura Group Home
Address/ 552 Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima