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Recreation & Leisure Activity Programs continued


Music Therapy

The Residents of the Home have the opportunity to benefit from Music Therapy. Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities. These are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, and personal development.


Greenhouse & Gardening

Red roses with monarch butterflyThe Home has a Greenhouse located off the front lobby of the Home. Overlooking the courtyard gardens, the greenhouse is a warm and inviting space for any interested Resident, family member or volunteer to enjoy. Residents can partake in year-round gardening in the greenhouse or activity rooms and, for summertime planting, the beautiful courtyard gardens or outdoor decks. Plans are in progress to convert the Greenhouse to a Cafe in the near future while still maintaining opportunities for Residents to participate in gardening and horticulture activities.


Art Therapy

Art therapy provides a safe and structured setting to help residents express thoughts or feelings in a verbal or non-verbal way. The Home has contracted a local artist who facilitates art therapy in various home areas.

Complimentary Care

Complementary care offers the resident comfort, relaxation and a sense of well-being. Care includes aromatherapy, light massage and various other techniques to assist residents who can benefit from this type of comfort, especially those who are palliative, cognitively impaired, or socially isolated.

Pet Program

Black and golden therapy dogsThe St. John’s Ambulance pet therapy program visits the Home regularly with their affectionate and well-trained dogs.


As well, the Home encourages visitors to bring their pets to visit providing that the pets are well socialized and kept under control at all times on leash or in a carrier.