The Palms Aged Care pride themselves on the level of activities that are offered to their residents throughout the day. Our facility offers a team of Activities Officers, whose primary role is to assist the residents in keeping their minds and physical capabilities, as healthy as possible.
Socially the planned activities can be a highlight for residents, who genuinely enjoy the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with a group of new friends. Although all residents are encouraged to participate in the activities which are being conducted, it is an ‘opt in’ process, so their independence and lifestyle choices are respected at all times.
Some of our fun activities include – weekly bus outings, card games, shopping trips, coffee stops, walking groups, arts & crafts. We celebrate calendar events like Australia Day, Valentine’s Day, Anzac day, Mother’s & Father’s Day and Melbourne Cup. Current affairs are discussed daily, along with events in the The Shire. The Palms also welcomes visiting ministers who conduct church services, guest entertainers and regular Foxtel movie sessions. There is so much to do … if you want to!!
Often the activities we offer are influenced by the residents themselves, who complete a comprehensive Lifestyle Questionnaire on admission. The responses are then utilised by the Activities Officers to develop their programs.
The lifestyle questionnaire summarises the resident’s cultural, medical and religious background, which also enables our staff to accommodate a smooth transition into the facility, and respond to any issues accordingly. The Palms assist each consumer to participate in their community within and outside the organisation’s service environment, we foster social and personal relationships and strive to enable activities that are of interest to individual consumers.
Please see images above as an example of the activities here at The Palms.