At Ocean Gardens, change is invigorating. Everything we offer empowers you to live a happier, healthier life.
Our wellness centre mantra is “Live your life, forget your age”, and we are fortunate to be joined by a full time wellness program coordinator who lives and breathes it. With an exercise physiology background successfully developing multiple wellness programs internationally, together we’ve developed an exclusive evidence based wellness program that delivers a revitalising service for our residents here at Ocean Gardens.
It’s a multi-faceted wellness program has been designed around the 7 dimensions of wellness.
The program is all about enhancing your quality of life through a holistic approach to wellbeing. Through fun, social classes and activities, we help you manage chronic disease conditions, remain safe and well in your own homes longer and provide a level of vibrancy within the village. Ultimately, it’s about empowering you with greater confidence in yourself. And if that makes you willing to do more or try new things, we’ve done our job.
Our weekly schedule of wellness classes includes:
- Stability and balance
- Tai chi for arthritis and wellbeing
- Functional fitness
- Mobilise and energise
- Chair yoga and meditation
- Aqua moves
- Sit and be fit
- Walking group.
These physical classes are delivered alongside cognitive wellness groups (including morning quiz, craft/knitting and board games) to strike the perfect balance of physical and mental wellbeing.
Monthly health topics are promoted and run addressing national or topical health issues. Guest speakers are also organised frequently and encourage residents to take interest in their own chronic disease management and/or prevention.
You can schedule a private training session with our wellness coordinator, who can instruct and guide you on a how to use the equipment correctly or create an exercise program customised for your unique needs. These one-on-one, personalised training sessions allow us to provide you with the confidence and motivation to continue your wellness journey.
With easy stair entry, our heated pool is perfect for lap swimming and our fun Aqua Moves class (non-weight bearing, low impact exercise). The wellness coordinator can also work alongside local physiotherapists to further assist you in any rehabilitation programs, such as post-operative surgery, to ensure a smooth transition to recovery.
We offer assessments targeting lower body strength, balance and mobility to identify fall risks and promote prevention and rehabilitation, which can be achieved through a home visit service or appointment (arrange via the wellness centre).
The wellness program also offers free, private and confidential individual Health Risk Assessments (HRA):
- Nutrition and exercise questionnaire
- Biometric measures and a diabetes risk assessment
- Blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol
- Wellbeing and goal setting.
At Ocean Gardens, we want you to think of our onsite gym as your own private health club, available anytime to energise your body and mind.
- Strength training machine
- Stationary and recliner bicycle
- Rowing machine
- Handheld free weights
- Stability balls and other balance enhancers
- Exercise mats and resistance bands.
Monthly outings are arranged to visit local places and engage residents socially to encourage a positive sense of wellbeing here within the village.
- Morning teas/lunches
- Wine tours
- Beach walks and picnics
- Local art exhibitions.