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Wellington Park February Newsletter

Last month our Redlands Aged Care residents were very busy with lots of events such as our Friendship group gatherings, a trip to the Bush Pantry, a performance by Matty Bateson and Australia Day celebrations.

Ladies and Friendship Group

The Ladies Group made ‘Broken Glass Jelly.’ Each lady cut the jelly into cubes, placed them in a baking tray, poured condensed milk over the dish and then put the baking tray into the fridge to set.

The following day it was served to the members of the Friendship Group. The Friendship Group gathered in the courtyard, which had a slight breeze, and made it the perfect place to enjoy eating this delicious dessert.

The residents sang along to Slim Dusty and chatted about their travels around Australia. It was a fun morning and a great way to enjoy each other’s company.

Matty Bateson returns to Stanford

Matty “Mr Baritone” Bateson never fails to deliver. Once again, the residents were treated to some great entertainment with Matty singing their favourite songs and even a few new ones.

They sang along even if they couldn’t remember the words, and louder if they did. Our residents also love it it when Matty gets in amongst them to sing!

Elvis movie and trivia morning

Elvis’ would have turned 84 today.

There are still some fans around who enjoy his songs and movies. Today we celebrated his birthday with a morning tea and watched one of his classics, ‘Jailhouse Rock’.

Everyone had eyes glued to the TV so intently, that even Lilly our therapy dog had to work hard to be noticed. An excellent way to remember the KING of ROCK!

The Bush Pantry

Our first outing for 2019 had Stanford residents off to The Bush Pantry at My Horizon for morning tea. The food was delicious, and the drinks were nice and hot.

There were plenty of handcrafts to look at. Our Residents had a loving morning. They enjoyed the sense of being in the bush and, they were amazed at the enormous trees outside.

Gardening

Our residents enjoyed potting plants into old boots and gumboots. They turned out great and will enhance the growing courtyard garden. Each resident chose their boot and plant, and they took care when creating their masterpiece.

Safe to say each resident participating in the activity was given ‘The Boot’.

Cold Cooking

Residents participated in an Australia Day themed cold cooking session. Everyone had a lot of fun making their Koala biscuits. The icing was put on with master strokes, and the other features were quite unique.

Some were too good to eat and were given names, while others had the bite put on them.

Australia Day

Residents all got together to celebrate this great country we are fortunate enough to live in. The day’s program was packed with a delicious lunch, trivia, sing-a-long and a quiz. The good old Aussie meat pie, potato mash, pumpkin mash, mushy peas and gravy was the main meal. What else could you serve for dessert except for pavlova?

Residents also celebrated Australia Day with a typical Aussie sing-a-long including some old-time favourites. They all enjoyed the sing-a-long to entertainer Jim Bibby, who is a regular at our facility. We reminisced and enjoyed each other’s stories of growing up in this great land.

All the staff joined in to make this a fantastic day for our residents.

Creation for an occasion in Diamond

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship – Unknown Author.

That is what we think here at Superior Care. Like today, as friends, we gathered together and made friendship hearts in preparation for Valentine’s Day. We shared Philia love and spoke of the Greek god (Eros) and the Greek goddess (Aphrodite,) the Roman god (Cupid) and the Roman goddess (Venus.)

We laughed and smiled, and most importantly shared our love with friends.

Meet Our People

Meet Margaret who has always been a city girl. She was born in Morningside, Qld. Margaret was a sister to her three brothers and three sisters and attended Morningside Primary school.

Margaret has a love for Tennis in which she played regularly and enjoyed tremendously, and later became involved in the Tennis committees.

Morningside was also the place where she met the love of her life, Allen Laburniy. Margaret and Allan said their wedding vows on the 26th October 1951 in the same place they had first met. Together they had two daughters and three sons and later gained 18 grand and great-grandchildren.

Margaret was a housewife but later worked in the Confectionery Factory, with liquorice. Margaret also had the love to travel and travelled to many places including America, The Rockies, New Zealand and Tasmania.

This Month’s Activities

Craft for Chinese New Year

Creating paper fans.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinese themed morning tea.

Karaoke in Diamond

Resident sing-a-long.

Chi Kung Going Strong

Regular exercise program.

Valentine’s Day Morning Tea

Celebrating love.

Friendship Group

Feasting on treats made in Ladies group.

Eden Farm

Farm and fresh air.

Birthdays

11th Betty
12th Edna
21st Margaret
21st Bethel
25th Henry
26th Bernice