Our Penrith Day Centre
3 Mason Court
Penrith 40 Business Park
Centre Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am until 3pm
Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm
Door to Door service
We like our clients to feel part of a close group of friends and family, so unlike many other care facilities, our clients are collected and dropped back home personally by our carers. We have Wheelchair accessible transport, if required, and the centre is fully wheelchair accessible.
At the Day Care centre, we are keen to ensure that clients are able to utilise new technology, so we have a desktop computer with internet access available to clients, and we support clients to use the computer if required. We have recently set up a new Virtual Reality therapy session, a new interactive way for clients to have fun, relax and enjoy activities based on the world around them.
A choice of hot meals are always provided, with care taken to cater for special diets. Clients are offered breakfast on arrival, a two course meal for lunch, with hot and cold drinks and snacks available throughout. Care is always taken to monitor people's likes and dislikes, and menus are planned accordingly. Clients are encouraged to help with activities such as setting and clearing tables, and pouring drinks. We also regularly serve fish & chips from our local and award-winning chippie, Angel Lane, a special treat for our clients.
Whilst at the centre there is a large variety of activities to be enjoyed, with each day a little different. We encourage clients to maintain and develop their everyday skills, and so we offer baking sessions, woodworking sessions and a variety of gardening, art, and craft sessions. Other activities include, regular sing-alongs, quizzes and board games, puzzles, gentle exercises, audio book sessions and discussion groups. We also engage in reminiscence therapy, using old pictures, local history and old newspapers to remind our clients of past experiences and the way things were.
Dawn Henderson, our day care centre supervisor, is trained in Our Organisation Makes People Happy (OOMPH) Wellness Training. Oomph! provides a set of complementary services to enhance the mental, physical and emotional well-being of older adults.
Massage and BIOPTRON Light Therapy
Clients can also enjoy a little pamper session, and a massage conducted on site by Joanna.
In addition, we also have a BIOPTRON Light therapy unit. This is a safe, effective and economical therapy for everybody, everywhere, anytime. The BIOPTRON Light Therapy System is clinically tested, proven & certified for the medical treatment of: pain management, anti-aging, inflammatory diseases and many others.
For further information on the benefits of Bioptron Light Therapy, click here.