Leisure and Lifestyle

Vibrant variety. The spice of life.

We’re here to help you keep doing what you love.

Enjoying the outdoors, reading your favourite novels or going for an explore. Eating delicious food.

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Activities tailored to you

Knowing all the small details helps us make a big difference.

We want to know every little detail about you. Your favourite things, your hobbies, routines, your favourite food, even your favourite smell. We want to know where you’ve travelled and what’s left on the bucket list.

Having the low-down helps us tailor activities, outings and entertainment to you.

Being active and staying on your toes is important as you get older.

The Leisure and Lifestyle Team have boundless levels of creativity and energy to help spice things up. They organise activities, entertainment, outings and experiences tailored to your interests and hobbies.

The program is ever-changing to make sure there’s always something you enjoy. Join in as much or as little as you choose. You can always change your mind if you decide something’s not for you.

Some of our activities


  • Active games
  • Sunshine walks
  • Dancing classes
  • Stretching and yoga
  • Daily exercise classes


  • Men’s club
  • Outings and bus trips
  • Stay connected online
  • Multiple common areas
  • High teas and happy hours


  • Craft
  • Piano
  • Singing
  • Painting and art
  • Cooking and baking

Brain Food

  • Puzzles
  • Word games
  • Poetry group
  • Discussion groups
  • Large library of books


  • Live concerts
  • Movie theatre
  • Regular outings
  • TV, radio and internet
  • Performances and shows


  • Birthdays
  • Any excuse for a party
  • Pastoral and spiritual care
  • Holiday, cultural and national celebrations

Nifty Nostalgia
Bring back the memories with our boxes full of old-time goodies. Reminisce by sharing stories or listening to music.

Virtual Realities
Make your bucket list a virtual reality – swim with dolphins, fly in a hot-air balloon, visit the Eiffel Tower. You decide.

Silver Surfers
Surf the internet, skype your family, play games, catch up on social media. We’ve got bang-up-to-date technology and wi-fi speed to match.

Hands on
Simple, sensory fun and touch-based toys keep fidgety hands busy in safe, soothing ways.

Comfort Companions
We love animals! Birds, Guinea pigs, fish – we have heaps of pets! And we love it when our friendly support dogs come to visit. Our robotic plush animals are also great company.

Our Residential Care villages

Every Goodwin Residential facility is unique.

Each one has a café, hair salon, cinema, quiet nooks, computer stations with fast internet access, activity rooms and tranquil gardens.

They all have activity programs too, so whichever location you choose, you’ll still be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do.

We like to keep life connected, active and curious at Goodwin.

Community and relationships are an important part of life. We have a long history of connecting with the Canberra community and beyond. Be part of our community. We introduce you to new friends and help you stay in touch with your long-time friends too.

We’re here for you

Talk to our experienced team so we can find the best option for you, together.

Goodwin House Ainslie or George Sautelle House Farrer
02 6175 5006
David Harper House or Ralph Cartwright Centre Monash
02 6175 592
Email our Customer Liaison Officers
[email protected]

Ready to make the move?

How to apply

Download the Residential Care Brochure

Get in touch with any questions you have. We’re here for you.