Resident Programs

George Derby Centre continues to develop innovative therapeutic programs that cater to our residents with dementia and complex health care needs. The following valuable programs offered through George Derby Centre are funded by Veterans Affairs Canada.

Therapeutic Programs

Leisure programs promote our residents’ well-being by helping them to preserve¬† their highest level of functioning and maintaining contact with their community. These activities include regular bingo games, entertainment events, pub socials and the celebration of special holidays and veteran commemorative ceremonies.

Residents are also encouraged to participate in the following programs:

  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Rhythm Circles
  • Storytelling

Artworks Studio

Our large Artworks Studio is a special feature at George Derby Centre. The program fosters resident creativity and involvement in the artistic process and promotes the resident’s sense of personal satisfaction and group contribution. Artworks programs include weaving, painting and unit-based group projects.


George Derby Centre has partnered with the HealthArts Society to bring live professional musical performances and concerts to our residents. These presentations stimulate memories, provide sensory experience and contribute significantly to the quality of the lives of our residents.