Among the greenery at Belalie

Stimulate the senses: Tatjana Alcock, 50 enjoying the tranquility at Belalie Lodge's new sensory room.
Stimulate the senses: Tatjana Alcock, 50 enjoying the tranquility at Belalie Lodge's new sensory room.

Belalie Lodge in Jamestown has recently created a sensory room, known as the tranquil gardens, to allow residents the opportunity to stimulate their senses. 

The room features lush green air filtering plants, soothing music of birds singing, a diffuser dispensing subtle scents of essential oils as well as an area dedicated to beauty care. 

Lifestyle staff member Lyn Warboys said the gardens was a special place that everyone could enjoy, including residents, family, friends and staff. 

The room is filled with activities for the residents and their visitors; the beauty care area appears to be the most popular. 

“Ladies can have some make-up done, or men and women can enjoy a serene surrounding whilst getting their nail care treatment,” Lyn said. 

The quaint environment is ideal for staff and family to have one on one time with the residents. 

Purposefully placed items with obscure textures and shapes have been placed throughout the room, including fragrant jars that have differing smells, aimed at triggering memories and dainty ornaments within the greenery waiting to be found. 

Belalie Lodge would like to thank the people who helped bring this room together, Graham Dunn, Rob Seaton, Teresa Adams, Lyn Warboys and the lifestyle staff at the lodge.