Taking a Break at Village Glen’s Day Respite Centre

A day respite centre provides both the carer and the people they care for time for themselves. For the carer, it offers a much-needed break to look after themselves and relax. For the people cared for, it offers an engaging and stimulating environment where they are attended to by a dedicated staff of trained aged care services providers.

At Village Glen’s day respite centre in Capel Sound, clients can take part in a range of fun activities. The day respite calendar changes daily, but activities can include walking group, time in the vegetable garden, movies, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, coffee club, and happy hour at Jake’s Bar.

Not only can clients enjoy these social and recreational services but they are also under the care of trained health professionals, making sure they are safe at all times. They can indulge in delicious healthy meals as well, prepared by Village Glen’s team of executive chefs.

Benefits of the Day Respite Centre at Village Glen

At Village Glen, the clients’ needs are our priority. This is why we structure our services in a way that benefits them the most.

  • We offer a safe environment where clients can spend the day comfortably and pleasantly.
  • The activities are varied and diverse, making sure there’s something for everyone, no matter the disposition.
  • We help foster meaningful social interactions to improve both cognitive and physical health. Through activities in the day respite centre, clients are given a chance to build new friendships.

Looking for a reputable day respite centre?

Are you or a loved one considering a day respite centre? Village Glen is happy to help you out. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our facilities. We also offer options for aged care homes and retirement villages on the Mornington Peninsula. For enquiries, please give us a ring at 03 5986 4422.

What To Expect When You Move Into A Retirement Village

Moving to a retirement village can provide convenience as well as a tight-knit community that offers opportunities to maintain an active lifestyle and improve social ties. If you or your loved one is considering making the transition, it’s important to have an idea of what to expect before making your move into a retirement village.

1. Be prepared to downsize

If you are transitioning from a larger home to a smaller villa or apartment in a retirement village, you may need to let go of a few belongings. Make sure to become familiar with your new home so you can plan in advance what you need to take with you and what you can give away or get rid of. Living in smaller quarters may take some time getting used to but with proper planning, it will be a whole lot easier.

2. Participate in activities and programs

Retirement villages enhance your health, well-being, and social life. For instance, at Village Glen, we offer a variety of facilities and programs for our residents to enjoy. From art classes to sports to technology classes, there are plenty of opportunities to ensure you have a vibrant and active lifestyle!

3. Feel a sense of belonging

One of the best things about retirement villages is that they provide a sense of belonging. Living among like-minded people not only reduces feelings of isolation but is also very fulfilling. After all, it’s nice to know that you can always have a friend to catch up with over lunch at The Clubhouse Café or enjoy a nice dinner with at The Terrace Court Dining Room.

4. Have peace of mind

There’s incredible peace of mind in knowing that your home is safe and secure, and will be looked after, even if you go for a vacation or visit family outside the village. When you return, your home is secure, the lawn is mowed and everything is taken care of. At Village Glen you can even ask us to turn on the power and heating before you arrive home!

5. Look forward to a great retirement

Once you’ve settled into a retirement village, you can look forward to a great retirement lifestyle: fun, safety, independence, convenience, and support if you need it.

Retirement is the beginning of a new adventure that supports a great lifestyle which will make your retirement even better than you expected.

If you or your loved one is interested in retirement living, the team at Village Glen will be happy to assist you. As one of the premier retirement villages in the Mornington Peninsula, we offer a wide range of apartment and villa options especially designed to cater to the needs and comfort of residents who no longer want the responsibility of maintaining the family home but are looking for a first-class property and lifestyle within a vibrant community. We have 17 selected floor plans from our attractive villas containing 1 or 2 bedrooms, or 2 bedrooms plus a study. For enquiries, please feel free to call us at 1300 VILL GLEN (1300 8455 4536).