Our staff spend time understanding your routines, interests, daily pleasures, community connections, spiritual needs and meaningful occupation roles to shape the lifestyle and community activities at Georges Estate. Activities can be planned or spontaneous, they can be done alone, as part of a group or often with the wider community.
Lifestyle with purpose
We believe that it’s never too late to make new friends or discover a new hobby.
The lifestyle and activity program at Georges Estate provides fun and entertainment, as well as opportunities to stay active and socialise. The program involves promoting engagement in meaningful and purposeful activities through gaining an understanding of your likes, interests, preferences, spiritual needs, community and social connections. There may be days when you want to join in group activities, and other days when you prefer to be alone – we respect your choices and will construct activities which reflect your personality as closely as possible.Your participation in the home’s activities is encouraged, but is entirely up to you. And of course your family and friends are welcome to visit and participate in activities too.
Our programs change regularly, but the sort of activities that you can expect are:
- Bus trips
- Special Day celebrations
- Arts & crafts activities
- Cooking classes
- Visits from local community, school or cultural groups
- Beauty therapy
- Table games
- Coffee club and happy hour
- Exercise & walking programs
- Cultural & spiritual activities
Individual therapy is also available for those who are unable or would prefer not to join in with group activities.
Individual interests, customs, beliefs and cultural and ethnic backgrounds are valued and respected at Georges Estate and various clergy visit our home regularly to conduct services. If you have special requirements, please discuss these with our care staff.
Community spirit of Georges Estate
Everyone who works at Georges Estate cares deeply about the people who call it home. We strive to bring a sense of community into our home as well as encouraging you to stay connected to the local community outside of the home.
We want you to live your best life and continue to enjoy relationships with people and organisations that you had before you came to live with us.
Georges Estate is a welcoming place, with areas designed for sharing time with friends and family.
We have a bus to take you to popular local events and destinations. Regular outings include trips to local shopping centres, enjoying a meal at a favourite restaurant, watching the latest movies at the cinema, a picnic in the park or a visit to the local sports and recreation club.
Family members are encouraged to visit as often as they like and catch up with their loved one in one of the many indoor spaces, including our café, cinema and library. Our large courtyards and landscaped gardens offer ample space to relax and socialise outdoors.
Your family are also welcome to bring well-behaved pets to visit our home too.
Friends of Georges Estate
We rely on the support of dedicated volunteers to help us run our activity programs or outings. Everything we do focuses on building a strong sense of community with one another, our family, our neighbours and our town.
If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Georges Estate please contact our friendly staff to find out how.