SPRING PLANTING ACTIVITIES
Patients share in the joy of our Hospice garden during social mornings and recently they participated in potting and planting up new succlents, we anticipate a beautiful display!
WISHING OUR PATIENTS A HAPPY EASTER
We wish all our patients and their extended families a very blessed and Happy Easter
AT ST LUKE'S HOSPICE WEST COAST OUR PATIENTS ARE VERY DEAR TO US
WEST COAST DAY HOSPICE PROGRAMME 2020
“Celebrating 40 years of service”
In 2020 we invited Registered Patients of the West Coast Hospice to participate in our Day Hospice Programme consisting of two activities.
Firstly, our Social Morning held once a Month, a morning of socialising; art activities; games and a Touch Therapy session pre booked.
The morning is primarily for the patient, and family are encouraged to take a break for themselves.
Secondly, our Ageless Grace Classes held weekly, a 45 minute session based on the science of neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to grow new neuropaths at any age. Each participant takes part at their own level and ability, seated in a chair and to music, following the principals of positive psychology and with the use of imagination to activate areas of the brain and body. Family members and carers are encouraged to join in.
The objective of the programme is to improve the quality of life; create and provide a relaxed environment, where people are free to express themselves and can learn from each other, through offering activities enabling personal growth.
Our underlying values are: a respect for all ages, gender, races, religions and cultures; participants participate of their own free choice; sharing is mindful and information shared is respected and confidential.
On the 27 March South Africa’s 21 Day Lock Down was started in response to the COVID 19 virus.
We as the Day Hospice Team took up the challenge to create a platform where we could continue to offer our Day Hospice Programme , sharing activities to keep People creatively busy. Liz Jones, our Art and Craft Volunteer, embraced the opportunity and produced her first YouTube video, on the Art of Origami Boxes.
Salome, the facilitator for the Ageless Grace Classes offered to share daily online classes. Patients and their families were invited to join the group, and on the 30 March our WHATSAPP Day Hospice Creative Group was formed.
The Group presently has 10 patients and 4 family members actively participating. The activities and classes are also shared with 3 patients individually, taking into consideration access to Wifi and availability of data. A total of three Art activities have been shared: Origami Boxes, Mandala creations and Weaving. Four Ageless Grace Classes have been posted. The posting of videos and pictures of the creations is encouraged. The activities and classes is also being shared with other Day Hospice Teams and our Social Outreach Team, composed of the Community Social Workers.
Liz Jones & Origami Boxes
OUR CARE-GIVING TEAM
The West Coast Team of Day Hospice Programme Volunteers interact daily using the platform of our Whatsapp Group, offering support to each other and our patients and their families.