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Daily life at IRT
aged care centres

Moving to residential aged care can feel daunting, but you’ll feel right at home living in an IRT aged care centre.

We make the effort to truly understand your interests and what’s important to you, so you can enjoy the things you love, live the lifestyle you desire and stay connected to your  loved ones. 

Lifestyle activities

All our activities are designed to support your overall wellbeing and provide enjoyable experiences that give your life meaning and purpose.

We take the time to get to know you and your needs, and we’ll create a personalised activity program for you based on your hobbies and preferences. Your activities can be done alone or with others, and we’ll regularly review the plan with you to make sure it’s right for you. 

Activities offered at our IRT aged care centres

Here are some of the social and lifestyle activities we offer at IRT to enhance your wellbeing and sense of community. Contact our friendly team to discover which specific activities are available at your preferred centre.


Gentle exercise


Morning teas






Theme days




Arts and craft


Beauty therapy




Card and board games


Bus outings



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Nutritious and tasty meals

Dining at IRT is all about quality food that’s not only good for you but tastes good too:

  • Food prepared in-house and tailored to specific dietary requirements
  • A variety of delicious seasonal menus
  • Special menus for special occasions
  • Healthy refreshments available at any time
  • Support to improve your nutrition
  • Meals tailored to cultural preferences

Learn more about how we support your health and wellbeing through nutritious and tasty meals at IRT

Specialised programs

At IRT, we understand that every individual is unique and we design specialised programs that honour the diversity of each resident. After conducting an assessment of your personal needs, we may offer you programs such as:

  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Dementia specific programs
  • Palliative care programs
  • Physiotherapy

Stay connected with your loved ones and community

Our aged care centres are warm and welcoming communities with many shared spaces for spending time with friends, family and neighbours.

To further support your social and emotional needs, we’ll also help you find ways to stay connected to your local community.

Looking for specific types of care?

Frequently asked questions

Yes, absolutely! All you need to do is go to reception and sign your loved one or family member in and out. There’s a book at reception for you to do this.

Your family and friends are welcome to visit you and be part of our community. You might also like to go on social outings with them or stay in touch via a private phone and internet connection in your suite.

We work hard to involve your family and friends in our communities with special events and regular communication so that you stay connected with loved ones.

Leisure and lifestyle activities vary depending on the aged care centre, but they will be covered as part of your orientation once you move in. A staff member from our Lifestyle team will chat to you about you or your loved one’s interests, share what’s available and provide you with an activity calendar.

Most of our aged care centres offer games such as bingo, trivia, arts or ball games as well as bus outings and themed days. We also offer both group activities and individual activities tailored to your needs and interests.

At IRT, we offer a range of aged care services to make your life easier and more enjoyable at our communities. These vary from centre to centre, but may include things such as a community centre, library, café or hair salon.

You can find out what’s available by checking the individual website for your aged care centre or by asking our friendly staff, either at your aged care centre or by calling 134 478.

The size of our aged care suites varies from centre to centre and within each aged care community, so check with your IRT Sales Consultant.

Most IRT Aged Care Centres feature an outdoor or BBQ area, garden or courtyard, but this really varies so please check the relevant aged care centre website for specific features and the image gallery. You can also find this out on your tour of the community from our Sales team.

This varies from community to community, so your best way to find out is by contacting site reception. If you’re unsure of how to do this, please email or call 134 478 and we can help you.

Please contact reception at your aged care centre. If you’re unsure of how to reach them, please email or call 134 478 and we can help you get in touch.


Pets can’t live in our aged care centres, but we love for them to visit. If you’re leaving a much-loved pet, ask a family member or friend to take you to visit them or share photos and videos to keep you involved.

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