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Empowerment and Inclusivity: Celebrating Abilities in All Ages at Oryx

“Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.”

Johnny Ball

In the vibrant mosaic of life, each stage brings its unique strengths and abilities. At Oryx Communities, this understanding is at the heart of our ethos. We see beyond the conventional focus on youth, embracing the rich experiences and wisdom that ageing brings. ‘Empowerment and Inclusivity’ at Oryx isn’t just a phrase; it’s an active commitment to recognising and celebrating the diverse capabilities of individuals across all ages.

Shifting the Perspective on Ageing

Ageing, within the warm walls of an Oryx home at The Richardson in West Perth or The Queenslea in Claremont, is reframed not as a decline but as a journey rich in opportunities and insights. We actively shift our perspective to recognise and appreciate the strengths that come with age. This approach allows us to unearth the hidden potential in each individual, celebrating the resilience and depth that characterises our elder residents.

Empowering Older Adults

Empowering older adults is a multifaceted endeavour at Oryx. It goes beyond providing care; it’s about nurturing their continued growth and contribution. We create an environment that encourages lifelong learning, adapting our lifestyle programs and workshops to suit the evolving interests and capabilities of our residents. These ongoing activities stimulates both the mind and spirit, fostering a sense of purpose and joy in learning and connecting at any age.

Community engagement is a foundation of life at Oryx. We build spaces that not only allow but encourage our residents to share their wealth of experiences and knowledge and interact with each other, forming ever-important bonds. We have our intergenerational program that is an important part of our lifestyle program, and very popular at both the The Richardson and The Queenslea. These interactions not only enrich the lives of the individuals involved but also foster a vibrant, intergenerational dialogue that strengthens our community fabric.

In today’s digital age, ensuring that our residents are not left behind is crucial. Oryx places a strong emphasis on providing access to technology, coupled with the necessary training. This initiative helps our older adults stay connected with their loved ones and the world at large, bridging the digital divide and empowering them to be active participants in the ever-evolving technological landscape.

Inclusivity in Action

Inclusivity at Oryx is about creating a community where everyone, regardless of age, staff or residents can fully participate and be recognised for their contributions. Our homes and services are thoughtfully designed to be accessible and welcoming to all ages, ensuring comfort and independence for every resident. Our workforce mirrors the diversity we champion, with inclusive employment practices that appreciate and utilise the varied skills and perspectives of a talented and empathetic team.

Oryx also understands the power of representation. We advocate for and contribute to a media landscape that portrays ageing in a positive and realistic light. By doing so, we hope to reshape societal views on ageing, highlighting the beauty and capability that come with each passing year.

At Oryx, we don’t just accommodate ageing; we celebrate it. We see the beauty in every stage of life and work tirelessly to create a world where every person, irrespective of age, is empowered and valued. By embracing the diversity of ages and celebrating the capabilities of each life stage, we create a nurturing environment where every individual can thrive and feel an integral part of our vibrant community.

From your friends at Oryx

The Richardson Aged Care Phone (08) 9381 2800
The Queenslea Aged Care Phone (08) 6280 1900
The Queenslea Retirement Living Apartments Phone (08) 6280 1999