Church Related

Karus ta’ Mħabba (A Moneybox representing a chain of LOVE)

Id-Dar tal-Providenza has special coin boxes for children in which they can save some money in aid of id-Dar tal-Providenza.

With each moneybox we give a leaflet explaining that the money collected will be used for the inclusion of persons with disability to have equal opportunities and live in an environment, where they can love and be loved, learn and share their experiences with others, grow together in faith, work and enjoy life like other human beings.

We also explain that this initiative is just a drop in the ocean of what we can do in favour of persons with disability. Infact we give other example how we can reach this goal? The following are the suggestion we give to children and teachers:

Suggestions for children

• Be it in school, in our work place or anywhere else I will play, befriend and help children with disabilities.
• I will not tease or make fun of any one of these persons as I would not want this same thing to happen to me.
• I will do my best for these persons to be given equal opportunities in all walks of life, such as education, work, the church, sports and other entertainment activities.
• I will make sure older persons do not park their cars in places specially reserved for persons with disability or in front of special ramps.

Suggestions for teachers

Teachers could choose to teach their students the way to help these persons. They can either make use of special books and have special lessons regarding this subject or make use of books in which persons with disability are referred to. The educational package by the name “Holoq” can be made use of (www.knpd.org).

School that want to participate in this chain of Love can call us on 21462844 or 21464915 or contact us by email on info@dartalprovidenza.org

A donation on Special Occassions

Many persons often organise an event to celebrate a special occassion (such as birthdays, wedding anniversary, etc) and instead of gifts they ask their guests to send a donation to Id-Dar tal-Providenza. Id-Dar tal-Providenza has Thank You Bookmarks which can be given to guests in appreciation of their donation.

If you want to make this noble choice on a special occassion, you can call us on 21462844 or 21464915 or contact us by email on info@dartalprovidenza.org.

Activities

At Id-Dar tal-Providenza the residents can enjoy from numerous activities which are organised at the home or in the community.

Physiotherapy Services

L-għan tal-fiżjoterapija hu li tgħin il-persuna jerġa’ jikseb il-moviment u l-funzjonijiet tal-ġisem normali f’każ ta’ mard, inċident jew diżabilità. B’mod partikolari, is-servizzi tal-fiżjoterapija fid-Dar tħares lejn is-sitwazzjoni tar-resident partikulari. Barra li jiġu ttrattati l-problemi, il-fiżjoterapista tista’ tissuġġerixxi affarijiet li jistgħu jsiru kuljum biex jiġi mmassimizzat l-abbilità tar-resident li jiċċaqlaq u jikkontrolla l-uġigħ fil-ġogi, il-muskoli u l-għadam. Tgħin ukoll biex jitjieb l-ammont ta’ moviment biex hekk ir-resident ikun aktar b’saħħtu u kuntent.

Il-fiżjoterapisti jevalwaw u jtejbu l-moviment u l-funzjoni tal-ġisem, b’attenzjoni partikulari għall-mobilità fiżika, il-bilanċ, il-mod kif iżżomm lil ġismek, l-għeja u l-ugigħ. Dawn il-professjonisti jassessjaw il-bżonn għal tip ta’ wheelchairs li r-residenti għandhom bżonn.

Workshops

Stamps Workshop

At this worhshop residents separate used stamp according to various categories which are later be sold to stamp collectors.

Pottery painting and other arts and crafts

Pottery painting and other arts and crafts are extremely theraputic, relaxing and rewarding pastimes for all. At Id-Dar tal-Providenza the residents participate in sessions wher they can develop and share their artistic talents.

Music, Dance and Drama Sessions

Regular music, dance & drama sessions offer the residents exciting, ways to express themselves.

Activities

At Id-Dar tal-Providenza the residents can enjoy from numerous activities which are organised at the home or in the community.

Aqua Therapy Centre at Id-Dar tal-Providenza

The new state of the Aqua Therapy Pool built by the Italian firm A-Circle Habilitation Concept based in Bologna Italy is another service offered at Id-Dar tal-Providenza since November 2016.

This service aims at improving the quality of life of our service users and other persons who might need this such therapy.

Some of the benefits of Aqua Therapy are the following:

• Water’s unique properties enhance interventions for clients of all ages, and with varied impairments.
• A warm water environment is comfortable and assists in muscle relaxation, increases range of movement and flexibility.
• Because of water’s buoyancy it allows you to move with less stress on your joints and muscles.

Our service is open also to non residents. Those interested are kindly asked to call Ms Francesca Fonk on 21462844 during office hours or send an email on ffonk@dartalprovdienza.org

Multi Sensory Room

The Multisensory room was inuagurated on Monday 24th June 2013, by H.E. Dr George Abela President of Malta and Mrs Abela and blessed by H.G. Mgr Paul Cremona O.P. Archbishop of Malta. This project was partly financed by the Malta Community Chest.

The rooms are specifically designed environments, which enable people with disabilitiesto enjoy a very wide range of sensory experiences for therapy, learning, relaxation and fun. The concept is to create events which focus on particular senses such as touch, vision, sound, smell and movement. The Multi Sensory Room is another confirmation of the Home’s ongoing commitment to provide quality service to irs residents.

St Isidore’s Agricultural Centre

The St. Isidor Agriculture Centre at Id-Dar tal-Providenza was officially inaugurated on Wednesday May 2009 . The Alfred Mizzi Foundation was the main sponsor of the project and has provided solid financial support for the project to come to its start up.

Residents at the Home grow a variety of herbs in the spacious greenhouse and then pack the produce both for their own kitchens as well as for sale to the general public.

The Agricultural Centre is named after St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers
For more information kindly contact us on: info@dartalprovidenza.org or telephone: (00356) 21 464 915.

Żerniq

Zerniq is a small terraced house situated in the town of Siggiewi a few kilometers away from the Id-Dar tal-Providenza’s complex. It was inaugurated on the 11th February 1997. Five persons live in this house.