Keeping Active and Stepping Out at Horton House

By 14th December, 2017 All, News, Our Homes No Comments

 Over the last few months our residents have been enjoying activities that are not only fun but also benefit their health such as Tai-chi and Zumba. Ensuring our residents are aware of the importance of keeping active has resulted in more residents attending our Zumba classes.

Art Therapy is a great addition to our activities and is greatly appreciated and very popular. The quality of our Art Therapy program resulted in us displaying many of our artworks at our recent Open Day at Hunters Hill, with many pieces being auctioned off.

The Music Therapy program is also well attended. Music therapy for seniors helps alleviate depression and can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, especially in group sing-a-longs or musical participation activities.

On the 11th of the 11th we took the time to acknowledge and honour those brave men and women who fought for our wonderful country in World War I.

The bus outings have continued with picnic lunches to Bobbin Head, Palm Beach and Cronulla, and our residents have also enjoyed lunches at Hornsby RSL Club, Blacktown RSL, Palm Beach RSL and Camden RSL. We have also taken some beautiful, picturesque drives to the Northern Beaches, Manly, Harbord, Dee Why and Curl Curl.

Other activities involve nostalgia, reminiscence, group discussions and assorted table and floor games. The entertainers who perform music from the eras that our residents grew up in are also very popular.

The residents and staff at Horton house greatly miss Molly the Dog, who passed away this month. Molly, owned by Horton House Facility Manager Fiona, has been visiting Twilight Aged Care for over 7 years and was a great inspiration to all.

Preparations are now in full swing for our upcoming Residents, Relatives and Carers Christmas party to be held on 19 December.

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