Regis prides itself in offering residents daily plans to help prevent, treat and promote overall health and independence. We understand that residents want to continue with their life and strive to push their boundaries. This is why at Regis we developed our Wellness Checks Initiative – this program asks residents to set themselves personal goals for them to achieve during their time with us. Our teams at each home dedicate themselves to helping each and every one of our residents accomplish these goals – whether that’s ticking something off their bucket list, revisiting their home town, or re-building a relationship with their relatives. No matter what the goal, Regis is here to help.
All across Australia, residents are achieving extraordinary goals under our Wellness Checks Initiative which they’ve set themselves. Here’s a selection of our favourite achievements:
Inhaling the fresh air, hearing the crashing of waves and feeling the grains of sand beneath your feet are all sensations we enjoy. Pam from Regis Hornsby wanted to experience all that and more and set herself the goal of getting to the beach. Staff made her wish come true and a group of enthusiastic residents hit the road to Avoca, just an hour’s drive away on the Central Coast. Pam was delighted with the trip and soaked in the sun, sea and sand.
Regis Chelmer resident, Kevin, celebrated his 90th birthday by fulfilling a lifelong wish to go skydiving. It was wonderful to see the joy and excitement as he completed his dream. Kevin is an inspiration to us all.
Revisiting the church you were married in is always a special moment. Lorna had her wish come true when she took a 600km trip down memory lane and joined her husband Jo in Beulah. What is even more remarkable is that they were the first couple to be joined in matrimony at the church, which opened on Sunday 6th October 1963 by Rev M Philbin PP and was built with the help of Lorna’s husband.
Norma joined Lifestyle Assistant Bhartika to cook up a storm and prepare and cook traditional Fijian Indian butter chicken and basmati rice. It was Norma’s Wellness Check goal to get back into the kitchen and to cook again – a pastime she misses dearly. Residents and staff were delighted with Norma’s achievement and described her dish as ‘delicious’.
Riding on his mower was one of Max’s favourite activities when he lived at home. This budding resident wanted to enjoy the sensation of being back on it one last time and you can see just how special it was for him accomplish this goal. Max loved to have a good chat and talk about his experiences and travels, and it made his day to take residents and staff from Regis Kuluin to his property.