Edith Cavell at Sumner: Activities and Other Services

By: Edith Cavell  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Hospital, Townhouses

We have an extensive activities programme, which is implemented by our three dynamic activities ladies, Maggie, Julie-Ann and Sandy. They host monthly “ladies’ afternoons”, which include professional manicures, and regular “men’s afternoons” which often feature some sporting activity.

Other activities and entertainment include regular cooking and games afternoons, while bowls and housie remain our most popular activities. Friday afternoons feature entertainment with our resident former professional pianist, lovely food platters and a selection of New Zealand wine.

Regular trips are also arranged, with outings to the beach, mall visits, movies, concerts and social afternoon get-togethers. Guests are often invited to provide entertainment, such as musical items or craft sessions, as well as speakers of interest to both residents and family members.

An extensive library collection is rotated regularly and talking books are also available.

A hairdresser attends twice weekly.

Church services – Anglican, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Union - are held regularly in the Rest Home lounge.

All meals are prepared on-site in our kitchen by our cooks, who enjoy the challenge of making meals tasty and interesting for all our residents, using local produce where possible. The menu is changed regularly and a dietitian oversees all menu planning.

There are tea and coffee making facilities available at all times for family and friends.

Keywords: Hospital, Townhouses

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Edith Cavell at Sumner: Local Facilities and Services

There are a variety of places to visit within close proximity including cafes and restaurants, RSA, a well stocked library, a movie theatre, and a full range of shops and services. The beach is just two blocks away and has a lovely promenade walk, suitable for wheelchairs and walking frames. There is a bridge club just across the road from Edith Cavell and a bowling club and croquet green nearby.