Activities At Dwelling Place
Our residents participate in community events specially those at the Bowen Park Seniors Complex. In cooperation with Handi-Dart services, they are safely transported to the sites. Other places visited are Sway-A-Lana Lagoon and Mafeo Sutton Park, the Morrell Sanctuary and the waterfront park at Departure Bay.
Activities usually start with current events over mid-morning tea
and fruits in season. This is followed by therapeutic exercises just
before the lunch hour. After lunch there are walks around the
courtyard garden or the backyard walkway. Weather permitting, the
residents are escorted to nearby Diver Lake park in the afternoon
where they can enjoy some very interesting wildlife.
The intrinsic entertainment function of music is enhanced by professional musicians who regular entertain our residents. One is a locally renowned keyboard artist who comes on Mondays to perform his magic on the keyboard. This is complemented by a vocalist who delights the folks with his “karaoke” rendition of oldies, gospel tunes, and other favourites on Thursdays. A lady pianist also comes to delight the folks regularly. To tie all this together, our Director of Care utilizes music as a therapeutic tool as needed.
Spiritual well being is very important at Dwelling Place. To help
provide the atmosphere, a non-denominational service is held once a
week, usually on Friday. The residents are strongly encouraged to
participate although no one is forced to join in.
Ching usually leads the worship music with her keyboards and vocals supported by volunteers who come and share their gifts with the residents.
We also have a collection of large print books as well as a good
collection of DVDs that the residents can watch in the lounge area.
But of course, the resident may just decide to enjoy the comfort of
his or her room or just sit under the grape trellis in the courtyard
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