Whiddon Aged Care program - Chat, Stories & Tea. Chat, Stories & Tea

Residents enjoying a cognitive stimulation therapy session with a carer at Whiddon Narrabri.
"The Sunshine Club is aptly named as it brings rays of sunshine into the life of members; it was just magic to see the changes in Dad, the twinkle in his eyes and the many smiles".

Chat, Stories & Tea is a healthy ageing program run exclusively by Whiddon for people with memory challenges, dementia or short-term memory loss.

Chat, Stories & Tea is a social, group based therapy based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. It has proven to improve cognitive function and mood, increase self-confidence and self-esteem around communication and social interaction.

As a therapy, Chat, Stories & Tea has proven as effective as dementia medication at delaying or stabilising cognitive decline.

What are the benefits of Chat, Stories & Tea?

  • It’s a failure-free therapy and there are no wrong answers – Chat, Stories & Tea is based on imagination, not fact!

  • Participants are part of a fun and supportive environment where everyone builds confidence through socialising with others

  • Supports wellbeing and improved quality of life by increasing confidence and self-esteem

  • Supports everyone to build social connections and reduce loneliness through regular participation and social contact

  • There’s something for everyone – conversation and group activities draw on opinions, creative expression and life experience. The variety of themes ranging from travel, history, celebrities, gardening, music, food through to art and crafts activities.

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