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.
HenPower, an award-winning program involving chickens
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
“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”.