Enjoying Each Day

P1000113Vincentian’s daily recreation programme is thoroughly enjoyed by residents. The entertainment and therapeutic activities, for groups and individuals, are organised by our highly experienced occupational therapist, Cathy Liew.  When you arrive Cathy will ask you about your particular interests and try to include these activities for you.

 

 

 

 

 

P1000330Regular daily sessions typically include:

  • Morning exercises and walks (weather permitting)
  • New and views on headlines, history, weather and other topics
  • Group crosswords and word games
  • Table games and house
  • Bowls, balloon tennis and other games
  • Art and craft projects and other creative activities

 

 

Meals

All meals at Vincentian are prepared by trained cooks in our professional, on-site kitchen. All menus are planned and reviewed regularly by a professional dietician ensuring they are nutritional but also varied and interesting. If you have special dietary needs for health or cultural reasons please raise this with the clinical staff.  A copy of the current menu is available by request.

As well as the main meals our cooks provide home baked morning and afternoon teas. Hot and cold drinks are available all day from the main kitchen and there is also a kitchenette available for resident and family use in the conservatory.

 
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Outings

You will be encouraged to join our regular organised outings to events, places of interest such as gardens, galleries, other rest homes for bowls competitions, movies, restaurants luncheons and much much more.



 

Visiting Companion Animals

If you have a pet at home your family can bring it for visits. We also arrange for people to bring friendly dogs and the SPCA visits regularly with young animals for residents to befriend. Vincentian has it’s own cat, Woody, as well as a free ranging chicken, aptly named Chook.

 
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Visiting Speakers

We regularly have guest speakers to talk on a wide range of topical subjects. You may meet We regularly have guest speakers to talk on a wide range of topical subjects. You may meet and hear from experts on museums, libraries, Saint Patrick, RSA, Rolls Royce cars, maritime history and many other interesting topics.



 

Music

For residents who enjoy music you will enjoy our CD collection of old-time, classical, Irish and easy listening music. There is a regular Saturday Music morning and each month we have a sing-a-long session with visiting singers or musicians on piano, piano accordion or guitar.

 
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Library

If reading is one of your past-times we have a good selection of books (including large print) and magazines in our library. Also, the WCC Household Library Service calls regularly with more choices and Talking Books.

Television Entertainment

Both of our two main lounges have large screen televisions for communal movies (we have a good film library and subscribe for others) and agreed TV programmes, such as Coronation Street and the 6pm News. We also have a number of smaller lounges throughout the home for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine.

Personal Outings

Taxis used for personal outings are 50% subsidised for those who qualify following a Total Mobility assessment which is carried out by our Occupational Therapist.