With a wide range of activities and services tailored to enhance well-being during retirement, Living Choice provides a comprehensive approach to health and vitality.
We speak with Sarah Fox, the driving force behind the establishment of the Living Choice Wellness Centres, to learn more about their standout features and unique offerings.
How do the Living Choice Wellness Centres differentiate themselves from other wellness and fitness facilities?
There are a number of differentiating features. The range of services and classes available on site, the skilled practitioners who are selected for their passion and experience in their modalities, and the convenience of attending appointments without having to travel, at a time to suit you. Open to the public, this curated service range is also available for the benefit of local external communities.
The Wellness Centres are a fabulous working environment too. There’s a great feel, like a small town where everyone knows you, and we all look out for each other.
Talk to us about the Integrated approach to wellness at the Living Choice Wellness Centres.
Integrated wellness refers to person-centred care and emphasises the importance of viewing a person from a physical, psychological, social and environmental perspective. We provide a wide range of services under the Wellness Centre umbrella. Some of the inclusions may surprise you. It is about who and what we include, more than what we exclude.
In what ways do the practitioners at the Wellness Centres collaborate and work closely together to deliver a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to health care?
Each practitioner sees their client from their own professional perspective. This relationship and the client service can be enhanced by recommending or referring them to another or complementary modality if this seems appropriate. For example, often with reflexology I can recommend a visit to the podiatrists who are specialists in lower leg and feet issues.
We’re lucky to have a great resource in the expansive knowledge and expertise of our practitioners and instructors.
How does the holistic approach adopted by the Living Choice Wellness Centres enhance the healing experience of individuals seeking their services?
Clients today are more self-directed in maintaining their health. We recognise the interconnectedness of different aspects of well-being and promote a balanced and comprehensive approach to achieving and maintaining optimal health and mobility.
Integration of complementary therapies alongside conventional medicine expands treatment options and offers a holistic, more personalised healing experience. As part of the community, the Wellness Centres provide a sense of connection and relationship with the client contributing to emotional well-being, trust and belonging. Recognition and trust enhance any healing experience.
The Wellness Centre concept is about helping clients with issues they are experiencing, but also about offering opportunities to build and achieve fitness goals, look good, relax and develop new skills and relationships. It’s about who and what we include that creates a truly supportive and holistic community.
How do the Living Choice Wellness Centres contribute to the overall lifestyle and well-being of residents at Living Choice communities?
The Living Choice village communities are like small towns. People’s faces become familiar, and relationships are forged, trust and security is established and a sense of belonging is generated. The simple things like exchanging a smile, a friendly “hello”, getting to know each other over
time. The practitioners are visible and part of the community as well. Supporting the community in and out of the treatment room or class, we are the team you know and trust.
Range of services at Living Choice Wellness Centres
The range of services at Living Choice Wellness Centres is extensive, and includes:
- G.P. access
- Women’s physiotherapy
- Remedial massage and Myotherapy
- Relaxation massage and reflexology
- Beauty therapy
- Hearing health
- Mobile dental
- Empowerment coaching
- Meditation classes
- Acting classes
- Tai chi
- Senior fitness
- Strength for life
- GLA:D hip and knee rehabilitation classes
- Falls and balance classes
In addition, Living Choice Wellness Centres provide health fund rebates for certain services and offer support for GP health plans, Veterans’ Card Holders, NDIS, return to work, and access to services through home care package providers.
Please note that the specific services may vary depending on the village.
Living Choice Wellness Centres
Woodcroft | Fullarton | Flagstaff Hill