Entertainment & Activities
Outside Home Activities
Residents are encouraged to participate in lifestyle activities within the home. Regular day trips are organised to surrounding areas such as Richmond, Huon Valley and other locations. Independent shopping excursions to nearby outlets occur frequently with the facility bus taking residents to a shopping venue of choice.
The Mary Ogilvy Homes Society offers a wide range of additional services to our residents and includes such things as:
Food Services - A daily menu with extensive options is provided – See sample menu here.
Physiotherapist – Our physiotherapist visits twice weekly and our physiotherapy assistant reviews residents on a daily basis. Residents are assessed for physiotherapy programmes and the physiotherapist oversees their implementation and progress both individually and as a group.
Massage Therapy – Our Massage Therapist visits weekly, massages are available by arrangement with nursing staff.
Music Therapy – There is a successful music program within the home. Residents are privileged to enjoy individual choices and group participation is a strong part of our culture.
Podiatrist – Our podiatrist visits every 2 weeks. An appointment is essential for this service.
Pharmacy – This is organised with the Registered Nurse on admission.
Hairdressing - A Hairdresser visits the Home weekly for those residents who wish to use her services. If you would like to continue using your own hairdresser and can not visit their salon any more, they are more than welcome to visit you at the home. Residents are responsible for the cost of these services.
Library Services - The Volunteer Community Services Library attend each fortnight with a selection of books for residents. Hear-a-Book tapes are also available to compliment the already extensive Mary Ogilvy House library.
Newspapers - Residents may order newspapers and magazines from the local newsagency and the newsagent will send monthly accounts to each resident. Communal copies of The Mercury are distributed around the building each morning.
Kiosk - A Kiosk run by the Mary Ogilvy House Auxiliary members is open at 10am each Thursday morning. Items not available may be ordered for the following week.
Religious Services - Uniting, Anglican and Catholic Church representatives hold services at Mary Ogilvy House. Ministers of other denominations also visit. You are welcome to invite your own spiritual advisor to visit.
Newsletter - A resident and staff newsletter is produced monthly. It includes the minutes of the residents monthly meeting, an activities calendar for the coming month, items of interest and fun, photographs, reports of previous activities and outings and much more.
Residents Meeting - The residents meet one day a month. Residents or their representatives are welcome to attend. Issues of concern or interest are discussed, plans for activities and outings put forward, in-house changes or recommendations to staff or Board can all come from this forum.
See Sample Calendar of Events here