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  • December 21 2021

Staying social at Hillview Aged Care

One of the biggest concerns as we age is social isolation. Staying connected socially can help you maintain your mental and physical health and wellbeing. According to studies highlighted by the Australian Psychological Society, being more socially connected reduces the risk of mortality, memory decline and depression. 

At HillView Premium Aged Care our residents have a better social life than many people half their age! 

At HillView you can choose a lifestyle that is as active or laidback as you like. Our diversional therapists work hard to provide an engaging range of activities to ensure our residents stay empowered and live their best life.

What is diversional therapy? 

Our diversional therapy program is key to providing an engaging and social atmosphere for our residents. The many benefits of diversional therapy include:

  • lift mood
  • reduce stress and boredom
  • enhance emotional and physical health
  • improve self-confidence
  • assist memory retention
  • increase feelings of inclusiveness
  • learn and discover new passions
  • build social connections. 

Diversional therapy at HillView Aged Care

At our Gold Coast aged care homes we are continually working on our range of programs and activities to ensure we provide something for everyone. Our friendly and supportive team of diversional therapists go above and beyond to connect and engage with residents throughout every activity and often go on to develop beautiful friendships. 

HillView diversional therapists are specially trained to develop all types of recreation and leisure activities especially for seniors. These can include more one-on-one interactions or group activities. 

If you have limited mobility, no need to worry. As well as bus trips into the community, we offer a range of wonderful activities if you aren’t able to get out and about. 

Some regular activities at HillView include:

  • bingo 
  • bocce
  • poetry 
  • social morning teas
  • BBQ nights
  • ice-cream extravaganzas
  • exercise 
  • music
  • happy hours.

Want to know what else is on at Hillview Premium Aged Care? View our Ashmore activity calendar or Merrimac activity calendar

Prefer something more low key? 

If you would prefer to meet up in smaller groups, both our Merrimac and Ashmore aged care homes have plenty of space where you can relax, catch up with friends or family and take in the gorgeous surroundings. 

HillView Merrimac has a beautiful roof deck, a café, an events centre and a sunroom with stunning views that stretch as far as Surfers Paradise. If you have a special event or party, the staff at the café can even cater for your functions!

The beautiful gardens at HillView homes are the perfect rendezvous point for an impromptu catch up with friends, as are the inviting lounges, private dining rooms and recreation rooms. And of course, all areas are fully accessible with mobility aids! 

Staying social at HillView Aged Care

  • Foxtel is available every day in all lounge areas and is a great way to enjoy a movie with other residents. DVDs are also available for weekends
  • Have a chat and get your hair or nails done at our onsite hairdressing or beauty salons at Merrimac or Ashmore. 
  • Visit the library and enjoy a good book and a cuppa. 

Therapies to get you moving

You can get social and active during our in-house physio and exercise sessions. Enjoy daily movement, strengthening and flexibility to keep your body moving. Active residents can join our Steps Program, regular walking groups embark on trips to a variety of local destinations including the beach and lakelands. 

Like the sound of an active social life and want to know more about HillView Premium Aged Care? Contact HillView online for more information on what’s available, or book in for a tour of our facilities and call us on (07) 5559 3222. 

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