Where aged care and friendships go hand in hand
Understanding the individual needs of each and every resident is extremely important to us.
This is a time of life when you want to have people around you, to make new friendships and even enjoy a few pastimes.
The family is now raised. Those work days are well behind you. And you no longer have all those household chores that used to keep you so busy. These days, your time is very much your own – to do as you please. This is why social activities play a big part at our McKenzie Aged Care Communities.
People become good friends here at McKenzie. If you don’t come from the same area, then you have shared life experiences, Even love similar music, movies or hobbies. You can also learn an activity or two, because when you are with people who make you feel comfortable, it does wonders for your confidence.
At McKenzie we see it every day. Residents who initially keep to themselves are, within weeks, on first name basis with their new neighbours. People who have eaten alone, sometimes for many years, are now sharing mealtimes, often with a glass of beer or wine. Those who would have sat on their own for most of the day are now keen to get involved. It really is like a tonic.
Of course, those who want some quiet time always have their own beautiful room, the garden or even smaller spaces like our library, where they can read or do a crossword, knowing that there are people around if they feel like some company later.
At McKenzie we say we provide care as only a family can give. But we also know that having friends is really important as well. You only have to look at our residents to see that.