Welcome to Rowans Living Well Centre

Rowans Living Well Centre

Rowans Living Well Centre is a brand new facility providing a relaxed and safe environment for people affected by life-limiting illnesses, their carers, partners and family members. Drop in and see us today!

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Access help and information, and engage in practical and therapeutic activities that support independence and well-being. Enjoy a space where you can relax with a tea or coffee, chat with others in similar situations and make new friends.  

Rowans Living Well Centre is located next door to Rowans Hospice, and is open every week day 10am - 4pm.  You do not need to have been referred to the Hospice to access the Living Well Centre services, so please pop in to find out more, or  

call us on 023 9224 8011

We run a many FREE services, groups and activities throughout the week. Most can be booked by either dropping in to the Living Well Centre or by phoning  023 9224 8011. Some require referral onto the course, and we may at times need consent to contact your GP, but most are open to anyone living with a life-limiting illness and their carers.

Arts & Crafts

 

When? Wednesdays 10am-12 noon and 1.30-3.30pm.

 

Explore your creativity and create unique keepsakes for friends and loved ones.

 

 

When? Tuesdays between 2.30-4pm

 

Our Emotional Support Groups for patients and carers provide an opportunity to share with others in a similar situation, those feelings and emotions you may be experiencing at this time.

 

When? Friday (1-4pm) &  3rd Monday of each month (10am-1pm)

 

We run this group to support anyone who is supporting someone with a life limiting illness to:

  • meet other carers in similar situations
  • access practical information
  • get emotional support through the facilitated group
  • listen to topical talks that will help you.

 

When? Thursday 12 October 10.30am - 12 noon; Thursday 16 November 10.30am - 12noon.

 

A chance to talk about the important things at the end of life, including but not limited to:

  • Planning Wills & Funerals
  • Power of Attorney
  • DNR resuscitation decision
  • Fears, Worries and Future Preferences
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • How do I start difficult conversations?

 

 

 

When? Wednesdays 10am-4pm

 

Hypnotherapy is a powerful technique which can be used to help people achieve a heightened state of peace and relaxation, allowing your mind to go beyond your normal conscious state to achieve goals, reduce stress and anxiety. Despite popular belief, you retain complete control while hypnotised and you can not be made to do anything you don't want to do.

 

Other complementary therapies, such as massage, reflexology and accupuncture are available within Rowans Living Well Centre. Please call us for more information.

 

Every patient and one nominated carer will be offered up to four sessions per year free of charge.

 

If you choose to make a private appointment with the therapist outside the remit of Rowans Living Well Centre, it is advisable to check and agree cost and details beforehand with  the therapist.

 

 

 

We run regular talks on subjects that help people to live well, including:

  • maintaining health, including dietary advice
  • planning for the future

Simply get in touch to find out what's coming up.

 

NEW! KEEPING FIT & WELL IN LATER LIFE – with Paula Day, Portsmouth City Council

 

A talk held at the Living Well Centre once a month promoting all kinds of activities in the local area. Please call us to find out more. Find out about local guided walks of 30-90 mins for all levels of fitness & abilities. It’s a fun & sociable scheme.

 

There are also plenty of other activities, social and exercise groups that can be discussed.

When? Fridays 11.30am-12.30pm

A six-week rolling programme dealing with stress and anxiety; fatigue; diet and sleep; relaxation; exercise; and non-pharmacological management of pain.

 

Develop your own 'toolbox' of strategies for living with the often uncertain and fluctuating nature of a life-limiting illness, in a space where you can learn and share from each others' experiences.

 

Click here to see more about these programmes and to book.

 

When? Tuesdays from 11am-12 noon

 

Reminiscence work involves talking about the past, using prompts such as photos, books, familiar objects, music, favourite possessions or memorabilia, drawing on early memories to improve mood, well-being and help with mental abilities such as memory.

 

People with dementia tend to retain remote memories, so by telling stories from the past can give that person a sense of value and empower them to communicate with others in a therapeutic and social way. By talking about past experiences, people with dementia can then help others to focus on the person as opposed to their dementia.

 

When? Sessions run on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month between 1pm-4pm.

 

The Hampshire Macmillan Citizens Advice Bureau gives free, impartial and confidential advice on a variety of issues, including benefits, housing, employment and debt for anyone who has cancer or is affected by cancer. They also provide help with benefit appeals and applying for grants.

 

When? Appointments to see a Social Worker can be offered on Tuesdays between 1-2pm.

 

The Social Work team offer information and advice to help people make informed choices about their care and well-being.

 

We also provide information and advice about other services and resources, linking in with other organisations within our local community.

When? Mondays from 1-4pm; Wednesdays 10am-4pm

 

These sessions must be pre-booked.

Reflexology is a gentle massage used on certain reflex points on the feet or hands. Up to four sessions per year can be offered to each patient and their nominated carer.

When? Tuesdays 1.30-2.30pm

This six week group programme is aimed at helping people manage breathlessness covering the respiratory system, mechanics of breathing, coping mechanisms, exercise and pacing, diet, medication and relaxation.

When? Tuesdays 2.45-3.45pm and Fridays 10-11am

An opportunity for those who would like to keep active to exercise with others.

When? Thursdays 1.30-3.30pm

Weekly drop-in sessions using plants in all forms to include: planting; cress heads; flower pressing and more!

When? Fridays 11.30am-12.30pm

A six-week rolling programme dealing with stress and anxiety; fatigue; diet and sleep; relaxation; exercise; and non-pharmacological management of pain.

 

Develop your own 'toolbox' of strategies for living with the often uncertain and fluctuating nature of a life-limiting illness, in a space where you can learn and share from each others' experiences.

 

Click here to see more about these programmes and to book.

When? 10am-1pm

Sessions must be pre-booked.

Osteopathy helps alleviate various aches and pains by moving, stretching and massaging a person's muscles and joints.

When? Four week course on Fridays from 27 October to 17 November, 10.30am-12noon

This course is run by a qualified dietician and will help equip you to make positive changes. Our aim is that you will learn to enjoy food again, and the stress of eating and mealtimes is reduced for all concerned. 

When? Five-week programme on Fridays from 3 November to 1st December,  2.30-4pm

This course will give you the opportunity to create Christmas Decorations and Pinch pots, forming them in clay and then decorating.

Find Us

Rowans Living Well Centre, Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, PO7 5RU

There is parking in front of the Centre with additional parking spaces opposite on Purbrook Heath.

Coming along Purbrook Heath Road from London Road, we are the turning on the right, before the turning to Rowans Hospice.

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