WELLNESS

At Ocean Gardens, change is invigorating. Everything we offer empowers you to live a happier, healthier life.

Our wellness mantra is 'live your life, forget your age', and we are fortunate to be joined by a Wellness Program Coordinator and Accredited Exercise Physiologist who live and breathe it. With an exercise physiology background successfully developing multiple wellness programs, we’ve developed an exclusive evidence-based program that delivers a revitalising service for our residents here at Ocean Gardens. Plus, the Wellness Program is complimentary for residents.

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Our multi-faceted program has been designed around the nine dimensions of wellness.

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The program is all about enhancing your quality of life through a holistic approach to wellbeing. With 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 Wellness Team also work alongside local physiotherapists and other allied health specialists to further assist you in any prehabilitation and rehabilitation programs, such as post-operative surgery, and post-falls support and prevention, to ensure a smooth transition to recovery.

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Our weekly schedule of wellness classes includes:

Our weekly scheduled Wellness classes are reviewed regularly to ensure we deliver classes of interest to our residents.

  • Stability & Balance
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Wellbeing
  • Functional Fitness
  • Strength Circuit
  • Aqua
  • Chair Yoga
  • Chair Fit
  • Seated Stretch & Mobilisation

These physical classes are delivered alongside resident lead group activities (including board games, book club, language groups, art and community gardening groups) to strike the perfect balance of physical and mental wellbeing, empowering our residents to achieve their personal health outcomes.

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  Education

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.

  Pool

With easy stair entry, our heated pool is perfect for lap swimming and our fun aqua classes featuring non-weight bearing, low impact exercise, coupled with rehab options in the pool, further support our residents to maintain their health and fitness.

  Gym

At Ocean Gardens, we want you to think of our onsite gym as your own private health club, available any time to energise your body and mind.  Our commercial grade equipment and machines are regularly maintained to ensure you have a safe environment to work out in so that you can focus on the fundamental exercises to achieve your health goals. Our equipment includes:

  • DAP Cable machine
  • Stationary and recliner cycles
  • Treadmill
  • Rowing machine
  • Handheld free weights
  • Height adjustable steps
  • Stability balls and other balance enhancers
  • Exercise mats and resistance bands
  One-on-one sessions

We encourage all our new residents to reach out and book an induction to our gym once they are settled.  Safety is a high priority, and we want to ensure you know how to use our equipment safely and understand how you can access emergency assistance if needed.

Private training sessions with one of our Wellness Team are available to all residents.  The Wellness Team can instruct and guide you on a how to use the equipment correctly and create an exercise program customised for your unique needs. These one-on-one, personalised sessions allow us to provide you with the confidence and motivation to continue your wellness journey.

All individual sessions begin with a screening and assessment reviewing strength, balance, and mobility to identify any potential fall risks, promote prevention and rehabilitation, and determine your goals.  Private appointments are held in our office or in-home.