Health and Wellbeing at Whiddon

A Whiddon resident and carer enjoying some music together as part of Whiddon's music therapy program.

Our approach to care and wellbeing at Whiddon is holistic.

Keeping people connected, staying physically and mentally active, participating in meaningful and purposeful activities and feeling part of a community are essential to wellbeing.

From gardening and art, to singing, sharing skills with younger generations and even raising chooks, our award-winning programs support our residents and clients to remain connected and enjoy the things that matter to them.

We use Creative Ageing as part of our approach to care because of the strong connections between the arts and good health, and the lifelong benefits that creative therapies and programs offer.

Wellbeing and Creative Ageing programs at Whiddon

  • HenPower, an award-winning program involving chickens

  • Dancewise

  • VintageBites, an intergenerational and social cooking program

  • Creature Comforts, a collection of pet therapy programs offered at Whiddon

  • Growing Together, a gardening program

  • Inter-generational programs with local schools and kindergartens

  • Drumming, Music and choir groups

  • Art, painting, sculpture and craft programs

  • Chat, Stories & Tea, a research-based program that supports people with dementia

The incredible power of art

Aged Care Activities
Susan - resident at a Whiddon residential care home.

“Without art, I would be lost.

Most of my family live overseas and because of my stroke, I can’t write letters so I paint for them instead as a way of expressing myself.

Last month I painted a picture of Ayers Rock For my niece in Texas and she just loves it. I paint the images and the care staff here help me address the packages and post them for me.

Being able to paint has given me peace of mind”.

Wellbeing Programs at Whiddon

VintageBites icon for Whiddon's creative ageing program.
Cooking Club
HenPower icon.
Whiddon Aged Care program - Chat, Stories & Tea.
Chat, Stories & Tea

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