Psychiatric symptoms in later life can occur with degenerative conditions, illness and changes in physical health, living circumstances and isolation.
Delmont Day Programs offers a range of groups to assist people with early onset of illnesses generally associated with ageing. The focus is to maintain mental and physical health and encourage ongoing socialisation and self-sufficiency.
Groups are conducted periodically and are subject to change. The following may be suitable for an older population:
CREATIVE ARTS: The focus is on gentle, creative engagement in life affirming activities; including music, visual art and craft activities.
LIVING WELL: This group provides a safe, supportive and social environment for seniors with mental health issues. Participants enjoy the opportunity to meet with others with similar experiences and explore some of the changes and challenges of post-retirement. Mental and physical activities, psycho-education topics and physical strength training are included in this program.
MEMORY: (For mild to moderate Dementia) – The group is designed to meet the needs of participants with memory problems secondary to dementia including Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. The aim is to promote and reinforce existing memories and exercise thinking in different cognitive arenas and to maintain levels of independence and promote individual strengths,
PATHWAYS: Offers a relaxed and gentle approach to assist seniors with a mental illness on a journey to recovery. Discussion and social opportunities in the community are included.
YOUNG AT HEART: The focus is to provide a safe, supportive environment for seniors with mental health issues. It offers psycho health education, shared activities and physical strength training.