Helen Salisbury and her friend Margaret Goldsack showing off their fantastic masks
Inside this issue: • Romeo & Juliet celebrations • Weta Workshop visit • Delicious summer menu • Meet Bev Bennett Charles Fleming Retirement Village Christmas Newsletter 2017
Greetings from Louise... Welcome to the Christmas edition of Charles's Chapters! As we say hello to spring, we welcome a hopefully warm summer. With the change in seasons, we also have a few changes in the village. Celthea Yu and Sarah Campbell are now on maternity leave after both welcoming sons, and Jutta Dähne-Burns is on a ﬁve-month travel adventure. We wish them well. In their place, Teresa Hewson is now in the special care unit, Leigh Smith is in the resthome and Wendy Rigarlsford will be joining the team in the serviced apartments. Please give them a friendy welcome when you see them around the village.
The village has been bustling with activities, in August we celebrated Romeo & Juliet and we also welcomed a visit from Zippity Zoo! The next few months will be ﬁlled with an abundance of activities so be sure to check out your calendars. I wish you a happy festive season and a great new year. My door is always open if you have any queries.
Romeo & Juliet To celebrate the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Ryman Healthcare season of Romeo & Juliet our village dressed up for our very own Verona masquerade ball. It was fantastic to see staff and residents all having a great time. The village staff got their own ﬁve minutes of fame by parading on the catwalk for all
the residents attending! We even visited the care centre residents to show off our fun and fabulous creations. We had our very own Juliet (Louise Trilloe) and Friar John (aka Sam Trotter) in our midst, but unfortunately no Romeo. Apparently, it was all Friar John's fault for not getting the message to Romeo in time!
Louise Trilloe Village Manager
Charity partner announced In June, Alzheimer’s NZ was announced as Ryman’s charity partner for the year. Ngaire Dixon, chair of Alzheimer’s New Zealand, was delighted with the announcement as dementia and Alzheimers will become more of an issue in the future. There were more than 62,000 New Zealanders with dementia
in 2016, and the this is forecast to grow to 170,212 people by 2050. Ryman villages include 710 dementia beds and demand for care is growing. Every dollar raised for Alzheimer’s New Zealand at our villages this year will be matched dollar for dollar by Ryman Healthcare.
Louise Trilloe Village Manager Phone: 04 293 1350
Katie Miles Sales Advisor Phone: 04 293 1390
Call Louise for general enquiries, or any information about resthome, hospital and dementia care.
Talk to Katie about retirement living options and availabilities in the village.
112 Parata Street, Waikanae • www.charlesﬂeming.co.nz
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Summer menu launched! Our Delicious menus have taken our villages by storm since the launch in February this year. The much-anticipated summer menus will combine age-old favourites along with a few new additions, such as the inclusion of couscous. Hospitality manager Andrew Gibson said that the team concentrated on reﬁning the menus for this edition.
“We’re building on the success of our previous menus by reﬁning the recipes. We know what works now and we’ll build from there. But we also included a few new dishes.”
Chirpy new arrivals to our resthome Recently, our resthome residents were especially pleased to welcome two beautiful canaries.
Among these new dishes are chefs Paul Kuronic and Steve Iraia’s crab cake dishes. Paul and Steve both won silver at the New Zealand Hospitality Championships earlier this year, and residents will now get a taste of their creations.
Thank you to our village hairdresser, Biddy, for her kind donation. We have yet to name our new birds as we are waiting to see whether they are male or female. Apparently, a male canary will whistle so we will be keeping an ear out for that!
And the best new dish on the menu? “Deﬁnitely the brisket!” Andrew enthused. The summer menus will be rolled out in October.
Linda Churchill with our feathered frie
Steve, our maintenance man, has done a wonderful job building a spill tray to keep the area clean. The presence of the birds is a source of delight for many of our residents and staff.
Christmas tree cookies Makes approx 10 trees Ingredients: • 2 cups ﬂour • ½ tsp baking soda • 1 tbsp ground ginger • 1 cup (220g) ﬁrmly packed soft brown sugar • 150g butter
1 egg Cookie cutter, one shape varying sizes
Royal icing sugar: • 2 egg whites • 2 cups icing sugar • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Method: 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. Sift ﬂour, baking soda and ground ginger together in a bowl. Add butter. 3. In a separate bowl beat the egg and sugar until light and ﬂuffy. 4. Mix everything together. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. 5. Roll out on a lightly ﬂoured surface and cut out the shapes. 6. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden.
Keep an eye on the smaller cookies so that they don’t burn. 7. Remove from oven and cool on baking rack. 8. Assemble the tree by using a bit of icing sugar between the layers. Royal icing sugar: Beat egg whites in clean, large bowl with mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar and vanilla extract. Beat at high speed until thickened.
Cashin Scholarship open for entries Fozia Tasheem has no doubt that winning the ﬁrst Cashin Scholarship changed the course of her life. Fozia was studying accounting and information systems at Victoria University and funding her studies was a struggle. Fozia’s mum, Hushn Bano, was working at Malvina Major as a housekeeper, and Fozia took a part time job there. “I did everything I could at the village to get extra shifts.’’ In 2011, she applied for the ﬁrst Cashin Scholarship and it could not have come at a better time. Now 25, Fozia has just been promoted to a co-ordinator’s role at Datacom in Wellington, so her career is on the up.
The 2018 Cashin Scholarship is now open. Ryman staff and family members undertaking tertiary study in 2018 can apply. Entries close November 24. For more details contact David King at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverley married on the 24th October 1953 to Peter, and they have three lovely daughters — Diana, Sylvia and Prue.
Weta Workshop visit Recently our residents were delighted to visit the Weta Workshop in Miramar. We were amazed by the guided tour through the workshop, fondly called The Cave. The scale and size of the operation is incredible and our tour guide was fantastic in giving behind-the-scenes titbits on how props were made for movies such as Lord of the Rings and District 9.
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It was very interesting but unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos inside. However, we managed to take one in front of the big troll outside. We had such a great day and look forward to heading back again soon.
Introducing Sandra Houston Meet Sandra Houston, one of our longest serving staff members. Sandra started at Charles Fleming back when we opened in August 2013. Her ﬁrst position was in the serviced apartments, when we only had one or two residents and she catered to their every need. As the village grew, Sandra moved to her current role in the resthome.
Sandra then attended Wellington Polytech to gain a certiﬁcate in childcare and worked as a nanny for many years.
Sandra is a highly-valued member of the team with a wealth of experience. Her caring nature shines through and she is adored by residents and staff alike.
Sandra has two boys, Jordan and Andrew. She h also l has h a 3½ year old granddaughter, Brooke, who Sandra gets to spend a lot of time with. In Sandra’s spare time she likes to cycle, read, bake, garden and spend time with family and friends.
Sandra was born and raised at Paraparaumu Beach, where her parents still live. She attended Paraparaumu Beach Primary School and Kapiti College.
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ett n n e B y e l r e v e Meet B Beverley Bennett was born in Wellington in 1928 and has been a resident at Charles Fleming for 10 months. As a child, Beverley always enjoyed drawing. During the war, she attended Wellington Art School to complete an adult life model course. Beverley also studied in London at the Byam Shaw Art School for two years. Two of her own Tempera’s hang in the Royal Academy. Among her artwork, Beverley painted Queen Elizabeth during the coronation parade, which Beverley and her mother saw in person.
In 1969, Beverley designed a beautiful glass stained window for the Wellington Cathedral. For the next 30 years Beverley designed over 350 stained glass windows all over New Zealand. In 1978, Roy Miller (who was the leading glass maker at the time) and Beverley were honoured for their work, becoming the ﬁrst New Zealanders to be made Fellows of the prestigious British Society of Master Glass Painters. Beverley still collaborates with Olaf Wehr Candlar, a stained-glass window maker in Pukerua Bay. One of Beverley’s stained glass windows was installed in The Holy Trinity Avonside Church in Christchurch, but unfortunately the stone Church did not survive the February 2011 earthquake, which was heart-breaking. Beverley also had books published, one being A Key to Embroidery a step by step guide to embroidary, which did very well. Beverley is now enjoying her retirement at Charles Fleming.
Visit from Zippity Zoo During August our care centre residents were delighted by a visit from Zippity Zoo for the ﬁrst time. Beverly, the owner, brought a variety of animals with her. We saw rabbits, guinea pigs (in their own little sleeping bags), chickens, a cheeky goat, a big woolly sheep, and the gentlest donkey you have ever seen. Everyone was amazed at how well trained the animals were, especially the sheep. It was a fantastic time ﬁnding a connection with these gergeous animals.
It was a riot in our care centre!
The Rock 'n Roll Dancing Club in action
Rock 'n Roll Dancing in the care centre Great moves were displayed when the Rock 'n Roll Kapiti Club took to the dance ﬂoor in our care centre! Rock 'n Roll vibes were certainly in the air and everyone in the care centre lounge was mesmerized by the amazing performance. The dancers invited us to join them and our residents certainly knew how to keep a beat! It was so much fun and we all learned a few new dance moves too! These dancers have so much talent, a few of them are about to represent Kapiti in a Regional Dancing Competition. We wish them all the best – they are deﬁnitely tops in our books!
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Published on Dec 15, 2017