Activities 50+ Programme

The Romney Marsh Community Hub for the Over 50's

Our Ethos

Romney Marsh Day Centre has worked hard over the years to become a ‘community hub’ that focus’ on supporting people to live the life they choose. The stereotype of ‘old people’ sitting in rows with no purposeful activity could not be further from the truth. We support – (rather than coerce or direct) the people who come to the centre and we respect every individual’s right to be as involved as they wish. Is this just semantics? We believe not.

Caring for ‘clients or ‘service users’ implies a power balance between the carer and the cared for. However benevolent this image, it is neither empowering nor enabling and is a far cry from the independence, dignity and respect that we believe, the centre offers its members.

Romney Marsh Day Centre is all about living later life both to the full and in the way you choose. We can support you to try new experiences, meet new people and access a range of services that keep you engaged and vibrant in the local community but we fully understand that you have a life outside the centre and we respect your independence.

As valued guests we welcome any feedback and your comments and opinions are invaluable in helping to shape the future of our service.

Independent Living/Self Care

We host a range of rehabilitation support activities in conjunction with our colleagues from health The sessions are held weekly and focus on combined outcomes of healthy living/eating, maintaining mobility/ functional support and getting out into the community.

Social networks and relationships

We offer a daily activities programme including reminiscence, shopping trips, outings to local places of interest, cookery classes, art classes, knitting group and member’s forum – the programme helps people to meet and socialise, share experiences and feel supported. Our Enablement Officer supports people to voice their concerns, understand their rights and maximise their entitlements. We have a computer club that supports people to develop their internet skills and develop connections on skype and Facebook

mental wellbeing

We offer an information & advice service and have our own Community Enablement Officer who can assist in supporting our members to speak up for their rights and entitlements. We also have a programme of relaxation classes in disciplines such as Tai Chi and Mediation, Pilates and Yoga.

We host regular complementary therapy days and have regular input from practitioners in Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and therapeutic massage. The centre also supports people with dementia or who have had strokes and we can support the individual or their carers to liaise with other third sector organisations such as The Alzheimers Society, Carers Support, Caring Altogether on Romney Marsh and the Advocacy Service should their services be required.

Physical Wellbeing

The centre offers sessions in seated exercise, aerobic workout, and walking and cycling groups. Our work with the Intermediate Care Team promotes integrated working between social care and health practitioners. Where appropriate, referrals can be made via the G.P. for an assessment by a multidisciplinary team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and nurses.

We also have input from the cardiac rehabilitation and falls prevention teams. In addition our catering services provide nutritious, balanced meals that are freshly made and tailored to suite specialist dietary requirements. Meals can be eaten at the centre or we have a take away service if this is more convenient. The centre also offers a weekly foot care service, a bathing service, a hair dressers and beauty treatments.

Leisure Activities

Health & Fitness

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