Enjoying Each Day

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The Vincentian’s recreation programme makes each day fulfilling and rewarding and is thoroughly enjoyed by our residents. The entertainment and therapeutic activities, for groups and individuals, are organised by our highly experienced occupational therapist. When you arrive, we will ask you about your particular interests and will try to include these pursuits into your daily or weekly programme.

Typically, daily activities can include:

  • Morning exercises and walks (weather permitting)
  • News and views on headlines, history, weather and other topics
  • Group crosswords and word games
  • Table games and housie
  • Bowls, quoits and other games
  • Art and craft projects and other creative activities


You will be encouraged to join our regular organised outings to events, places of interest such as gardens, galleries, other rest homes for bowls competitions, movies, restaurants luncheons and much much more.



If you like music you will enjoy our CD collection of old-time, classical, Irish and easy listening music. There is a regular Saturday Music Morning and each month we have sing-a-long sessions with visiting singers or musicians on piano, piano accordion or guitar.


Visiting Companion Animals

If you have a family pet, your family can bring the pet in for regular day visits. We also arrange for people to bring in friendly dogs and the SPCA regularly visits with young animals for residents to befriend. We have two friendly animal companions that live at Vincentian: a chicken called Chook and a cat called Woody.

Visiting Speakers

We are fortunate to have regular visits from guest speakers who talk on a wide range of interesting topics. You will meet and hear from experts on museums, libraries, Saint Patrick, RSA, Rolls Royce cars, maritime history and many other interesting topics.



If reading is one of your pastimes we have a wide selection of books (including large print) and magazines in our library. Also, the Wellington City Council Household Library Service calls regularly with the latest books and Talking Books, should you require these.


Television Entertainment

Both of our two main lounges have large screen televisions for communal movies (we have a good film library) and agreed TV programmes, such as Coronation Street and the 6pm News. We also have a number of smaller lounges throughout the home for relaxation, peace and tranquility.