Lifestyle

Arpad offers a comfortable lifestyle in a beautiful environment

Hungarian cuisine

Residents’ meals are designed by a qualified nutritionist and are cooked on site. We cater to residents’ dietary requirements as necessary. Meals are served in a congenial setting.

Our cooks are skilled in the preparation of traditional Hungarian cuisine, which regularly features on the menu.

However, our cooks are not limited to Hungarian cuisine. They sometimes spice up the menu with other international cuisines such as Italian and French.

Rooms in Arpad

Our home has generous rooms with five levels of accommodation. All rooms have ensuites and can be furnished according to residents’ needs. Rooms enjoy views of our private courtyards or garden and may also have sliding door access to the courtyards or gardens so that residents can indulge a green thumb or enjoy a garden tea with family.

Activities at Arpad

We organize a range of activities to add variety and interest to our residents’ lives. Organised activities at the home include book and poetry readings, bingo, educational talks, singing, gardening, group exercise, physiotherapy and more. Regular religious services are also offered.

Our home is a regular port of call for visiting dignitaries and entertainers from Hungary, as well as students from the Saturday morning Hungarian language school at the nearby Hungarian Community Centre.  Outings are also arranged, and our bus is available to take residents shopping at Knox shopping centre and to other destinations of interest.

Garden

Our beautiful garden setting is a tranquil place for passive or active enjoyment.  Many of our residents have green thumbs, and cultivate plants in pots or in the ground. The not so active can enjoy a garden outlook from their rooms or can easily step into the outdoors. In fine weather, barbecues are sometimes arranged, and visitors can enjoy the gardens with our residents.

Pastoral care

At our home, we have a person-centred approach to care, providing support and reassurance in a spirit of respect for all religions and spirituality.

The home has close connections to the Roman Catholic and Hungarian Reformed Church, enjoying regular pastoral visits from Fr. Mihaly Laczko, a Roman Catholic Priest, who is also a member of our Board of Management, and from Rev. Dezsi Csaba, the pastor of the North Fitzroy Reformed Hungarian congregation.

Church services are held at the home on a regular basis. In addition, regular church services are also held at the nearby St Istvan Church at the Hungarian Community Centre about 1 kilometre away.

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