Dolce Vita

Leisure Choices

Every Scalabrini Village provides a ‘Life Enrichment Program’. This is more than simply mechanical activities to pass the time, or bingo and sing-alongs. This is Life Enrichment and it begins with the specific needs, interests and lifelong passions of the individual before they enter our Villages.

Our Person Centred Care approach means we take the time to find out what this means for each resident in our care – and the range of choices is exhaustive. Some examples appear below:

  • Bus trips: Shopping / lunches / scenic trips / morning and afternoon in the park or beach
  • Art and crafts : individual or in a group colouring / card making / painting / knitting / crocheting / scrapbooking and art journaling/ art shows
  • Pet therapy: Delta Pet visit, Kindi Farm visit, Chickens coop on site, Fish
  • Music Therapy: Singer and entertainer every week, Choir - “sing out loud”
  • Italian Language Classes
  • Hand Massages
  • Spa Rooms
  • Laughter therapy (Play up)
  • Mass / Rosary
  • Pastoral Care
  • Hair Salon
  • Fishing Trips
  • Beauty Therapy: Hair, waxing, make-up, nails etc.
  • Coffee Shop
  • Movies
  • Gardening
  • Games: Cards, Dominos, Carpet Bowls.
  • Exercise: Balloon games, morning exercise, yoga)
  • Happy hour
  • Choirs
  • Italian Coffee Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Walking groups
  • Memory boxes: Reminiscence of the known
  • Poetry
  • Travel Around the World: Choose a country and exploring their culture, religion and food.
  • Exploring Italy: Exploring a new region and a new home town each month.