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Recreation and Therapy Services

Recreation Staff

Our Recreation Professionals strive to encompass a holistic approach and provide opportunities to meet the needs of each resident through meaningful programs and therapies 7 days a week, days and evenings. Our incredible student and volunteer supports help enable our residents to find success in their Recreation and Leisure pursuits.


Programs Include:

  • Special Therapies (Music, Pet)           
  • Exercise Groups
  • Community Programs (Bowling, Shopping, Dining)
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • One to One visits
  • Men’s Groups (Games, Breakfast Club)
  • Knitting Club
  • Horticulture
  • Discussion Groups
  • Bingo/Games
  • Spiritual Programs
  • Pampering Hands
  • Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy

Special Features Include:

  • Resident Council- our active Council are members of OARC who meet monthly to advocate for our residents. All Residents are welcome to attend.
  • Meditation Room: A peaceful place of memorial where our residents and family can have a quiet moment anytime of day
  • Cozy Corner Library: Open 24/7 for our resident’s use this cozy space has access to many forms of library and media resources. (Including the London Public Library delivery services.)
  • Dearness Pub: Open every Saturday, this is a welcoming place where residents can bring family and friends to enjoy music, laughter and a beverage.
  • Dearness Home Theatre: Open twoThursday's a month for Oscar Night
  • Special Dinner Events: Themed delicious formal dinners designed for our residents to host and celebrate special occasions with family and friends.
  • Family Party Room: available for residents to host family get-togethers. Contact Manager of Community Life to make reservations.
  • Dearness Gardens: breathtaking and welcoming grounds surround our home with courtyards and patios designed for resident programs and enjoyment
  • Wellness Centre
  • Snoezelen Room
  • Hair Salon
  • Youth Evening:  Once a month DVD Concert Night in the Dearness Home Theatre.


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