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Ju ne 2012 bentley park resident newsletter Across My Desk CEO’s Report The month of May has been an extremely busy one for us, it has been dominated by significant milestones, important personnel arrivals, and some very major events. Let me start this month’s column by bringing you up to date with the following significant milestones.

Milestones during May: SwanCare Group is a Finalist in the Organisation of the Year Awards It was fitting validation for many months of hard work by SwanCare Group, when they were selected as one of four state finalists in the soon to be announced ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards. The award ceremony, conducted by Aged and Community Services WA, is to be held on June the 8th, and recognises outstanding achievements by not for profit organisations. To be selected as a finalist in the organisation of the year category is a great achievement, and reflects the commitment that SwanCare Group has to enhancing the wellbeing of its residents and to the ongoing development of its employees. The award is acknowledgement of an 18 month journey of hard work that has embraced the entire organisation and has truly been a “Top to Bottom” reform initiative. SwanCare Group has now established a long term sustainable platform that will ensure the continued success and longevity of this very proud and well established provider of Aged Care services.

Security Number If the Resident Support Services number is unavailable residents are reminded the mobile contact number for Security is:

0413 388 650

Waminda Ground Floor Refurbishment Completed For those residents that have had the opportunity to visit Waminda recently you will have noticed the wonderful transformation to the entry foyer and overall changed appearance of the ground floor. The make-over has created a much more welcoming and fresh appeal to Waminda and has received tremendous praise from residents and their families. The ambiance of the entry will soon be further enhanced with the addition of selected artworks, that will create a mini-art gallery feel to the main corridor as you traverse towards Rita’s café. Thank you to the staff and residents who had to endure the construction activity and the disruptions that went with this, however, I am sure that the end result has made the periods of inconvenience all worthwhile.

The Federal Budget: “Living Longer. Living Better.” Campaign On May 8, the Federal Government announced its budget, and incorporated into this document was the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations into the future of Aged Care. The response entitled “Living Longer. Living Better.” contains a raft of changes. The jury is still out as to whether it has actually achieved what the industry had hoped it would. It is, nevertheless, a starting base, and there is plenty of work still to be done to ensure that there is a sustainable Aged Care system for future generations of Australia. The changes, primarily aimed at increased consumer choice and an increased component of user pays, are set to commence in July 2014. The planned changes will be implemented over a staged 10 year period.

Bentley Park Social Club Western Australia Day Dinner - 1st June

From our perspective we are focussed on our current strategic direction, which will dovetail perfectly in with the proposed changes. As an organisation we are well positioned to respond to the reform agenda, and our diversified model of care ensures a high degree of flexibility which will allow us to adapt and respond to changes as required.

Important New Arrivals (Staff) During May we celebrated the commencement of two new key management staff to fill the positions of Waminda Facility Manager, and the General Manager of Aged Care.

Pauline Bremner

I am pleased to announce that Pauline Bremner has joined us in the role of Waminda Facility Manager, and Julie Atkinson in the role of General Manager Aged Care. Both of these ladies have excellent management, clinical and leadership skills, gained over many years of experience within our health sector.

We are most fortunate to secure the services of Pauline and Julie and I would like to wish both ladies all the very best in their new roles and welcome Julie Atkinson them to SwanCare Group. I am sure that you will make them welcome in their respective roles and will, like me, look forward to both Pauline and Julie having a long and fulfilling working relationship with us. Continued Page 3

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Public Notices

Catholic Services 26 Plantation Drive Bentley WA 6102 Phone: (08) 6250 0000 Fax: (08) 9470 2017 www.swancare.com.au Find SwanCare Group on Facebook www.twitter.com/swancare

1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Stratton Centre commencing at 11am.

Rowethorpe Uniting Church Rowethorpe Uniting Church Weekly Sunday Services are conducted in the Rowethorpe Chapel 10:00am with visiting Ministers. Contact Mary Perreau – 9355 5381.

Podiatry Services Based at the Medical Centre in Graham Crescent. Rebates are claimable from private health insurers. Please call for our opening hours or to make a booking. Messagebank: 6468 0038

The Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park We would love to see you at our Sunday Service of praise and song. We are from all denominations and would love to welcome you into the Christian Fellowship. We meet at the JP Stratton Centre every Sunday 9.00am. The fourth Sunday of each month is our Prayer & Praise service, led by members of our group. All enquiries B. Bennett – 9472 6857. For transport phone Ken Sinclair – 9361 0131. The Christian Fellowship (Get Together) Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Stratton Centre at 10:30am. We meet for coffee, tea & tidbits. We find plenty of things we enjoy sharing & discussing. Ring Betty Bennett – 9472 6857

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Material deadline for advertising is the 20th of the month preceding each monthly edition.

To book display or lineage advertising or for information regarding rates please contact SwanCare Group on 6250 0000.

Please supply editorial contribution as a Word document electronically to tidings@swancare.com.au. Any supporting photographs may be supplied electronically or as hardcopy prints.

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3-Year Accreditation Our three care facilities of Kingia, Tandara and Waminda have undergone their respective three year accreditation reviews during May. In the life-cycle of a care facility this is arguably their most important review. The accreditation, undertaken by the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency, seeks to validate the performance of the care facility against 44 standards of quality of care. The process is very thorough and examines all aspects of the care facilities’ business, from resident care, food, hospitality, therapy, personnel, management and safety. The process runs a fine tooth comb over our policies, procedures and documentation, it will also interview staff, residents and families. The outcome is a compliant or noncompliant result. Compliance with the 44 standards effectively means that the care facility is given the green light to continue operating and receive government funding, non-compliance means sanctions, which could mean, in the worst case closure of the facility. The results of our accreditation will not be known until after this edition of Tidings is printed, however, I am supremely confident that we will achieve a full tick of compliance and will be re-issued with another full three years of accredited approved provider status at all three of our care facilities.

Inaugural W.A. Day Dinner and Villager of the Year

By introducing WA Day, Western Australia has done something no other State has – introduced a public holiday in the State’s name. WA Day represents a dramatic social evolution for the State; it is Western Australia’s first official public holiday name change. It is symbolic of how WA is growing and developing, and gaining confidence about its future, whilst also commemorating the diversity of its history and formation. I know that the Bentley Park Social Club worked hard to ensure that the WA Dinner was a memorable and enjoyable evening, and take this opportunity to thank them on behalf of all attendees. As is tradition, the Villager of the Year Awards were announced at the dinner.

I would like to confirm with residents that the wireless pilot study has now been concluded and it has confirmed that the current coverage that we have is the best that we will be able to achieve with the point to point wireless initiative. The Bentley site has a coverage of about 70% of the site, and with the number of tall buildings and large tress it is considered that this is the optimum that will be achieved. Further, with the advances in 3G and 4G mobile WiFi devises, it is fast becoming more economical and efficient for residents who are seeking wireless coverage to utilise these privately available mobile networking solutions.

On May the 24th, we joined in with thousands of others all around Australia when Kingia/Tandara held a “Biggest Morning Tea” event. This event raised $600 for the Cancer Council. To the staff and residents that attended and contributed to this worthy cause, a huge thank you.

And lastly … to all the mothers, I trust that you all enjoyed your special and well deserved day of recognition on May 13th.

I have it on good authority that we were inundated with a larger than usual number of nominations for Villager of the Year, and I was also told that the judging panel had an extremely difficult time in assessing the worthy recipients, as all the nominees were of such high standard. On behalf of the Board, Management, Staff and Residents I take this opportunity to congratulate the recipients of the Villager of the Year Award Maureen Thompson, Carolyn Wellstead, Don Mabbot and Dave Newlan. Congratulations and well done! And finally to conclude this month’s Tidings I will provide a quick wrap up of some of the other matters that have found their way across my desk …. •

Certainly one of the more significant events on the Bentley Park social calendar has always been the Foundation Day dinner and celebration. This year, the celebration, will for the first time, be held under its new official banner of Western Australia Day or WA Day. June 1st 2012 heralds Western Australia’s first WA Day. This historic day has been renamed to recognise and commemorate the rich history and diversity of cultures that

Watch coordinator. As we all know, Neighbourhood Watch has been operating on this village (in conjunction with Rowethorpe) for many years, and it is a very vital component of the additional support and services that are present in our community. I would just like to take this opportunity to bring it to the attention of residents that you all have a part to play in Neighbourhood Watch. By being alert to unusual happenings in your immediate area, and reporting any suspicious or unusual events, you are effectively doing your bit for Neighbourhood Watch. Your eyes and ears are an important resource that helps make this village safer and more secure for everyone. If you need to report something that you feel is unusual or out of the ordinary, the best thing is to ring the security number 6250-0020.

I have received a good number of nominations from interested persons who are keen to be members of the inaugural Bentley Park Reference Group. The nominations closed on the 31st May, and I will be assessing the applications with a view to establishing the group by the middle of June. As a reminder, this Group will be used as a sounding board for ideas and thoughts that will be fed into the planning processes for the next stage of the Bentley Park redevelopment. During May, I had a meeting with Tony Ryder, your Neighbourhood

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form the Western Australia we know today. WA Day is inclusive – it recognises the State’s Indigenous history, early European settlers, and the many people from all over the world who have made WA their home.

what’s required to deliver a lifestyle that’s just about perfect. In fact, we’re so confident you’ll love living in a SwanCare Group community, we’ll refund your money if you don’t. You can now move into either Bentley Park, Australind Rise or The Space@Carlisle, experience everything it has to offer and know that if you’re not completely happy, we’ll give you your money back if you leave within the first twelve months. How’s that for complete peace of mind? To find out more, call Yvonne or Harry on 6250 0000 or visit our website at www.swancare.com.au

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Bentley Park News

Joining Our Community

Bentley Park ICT News

Our community extends a warm welcome to

Telephone Scams

Mrs Margaret Jones, Mrs Marjorie Cooper, Mr Donald & Mrs Janice Bain, Mr David & Mrs Patricia Hall and Mrs Alice Le’Febour. Bentley Park resident Tony Ryder is happy

Bentley Park - Rowethorpe

to answer any questions that new residents have regarding living in the village. Please

Someone asked me the other day what does Neighbourhood Watch do. Having had time to think about this, some of the things we try to do is advise people on home safety, like keeping their windows and doors locked, curtains drawn at night time, looking out for their neighbours if they have not seen them for a couple of days, reporting to security about anything that looks suspicious. We also report things like broken light fittings on pathways, illegally parked vehicles etc. Once again we would like to remind residents to contact Security on 62500020 immediately if you see anything unusual. The next meeting for delegates is June 13th Tony Ryder, Coordinator

feel free to call Tony on 6250 0510.

Bentley Park Show 2012 The schedule for this year’s Show is almost complete and should be available for distribution early next month. We are introducing a new trophy this year for the person who gets the most points over 3 or more sections who is not the recipient of either the SwanCare Trophy or the Town of Victoria Park Trophy. In line with the increase of recycling being introduced progressively throughout the village, we are introducing a new category

Residents Workshop Because of our responsibility for residents safety and concerns over the status of some of the equipment, the residents workshop will be closed as of 8th June 2012. We will be removing all machines and equipment for evaluation and if they do not meet safety standards they will be disposed of. We will not be supplying any equipment to the workshop when it reopens. Residents wanting to use this facility will have to supply their own tools. If you require access to the workshop please contact Mick Harrison on 6250 0000.

for an item to be made predominantly from recycled materials – could be knitted, sewn, craftwork, sculpture, etc. - the only limitation being your imagination, so get your thinking caps on! A good source of material is our own Village Op Shop – it is surprising just what can be found there for recycling into

Now that the cooler weather is upon us, we will be commencing our fund raising drive with the sale of Cadbury chocolate varieties. in previous years, very reasonable in view of almost everything else going up in price.

Residents are reminded that if they need to call a taxi and their home isn’t accessible by vehicle that they should advise the taxi to collect them from a common area within the Village. Residents can nominate a building such as Mavis Cleaver Court or Administration or an area such as Adie Court or outside the shop.

Look out for our hard working volunteers selling them around the village from midJune onwards. Sandra Dale, Ph: 6250 0538 Publicity Officer, Bentley Park Show

Rita’s Retreat &

tea coffee lunches

chocolates gift baskets

a licenced premise located in waminda OPEN 9AM - 2PM MON-SAT

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If you ever receive a call from anyone wanting your personal details or wanting you to enter data into your phone or computer, please DO NOT give them any information. Simply Hang Up. Other callers may identify themselves as an employee of the Australian Taxation Office or a bank. It is important that you verify a caller’s identity before revealing any personal information. Further information about current scams including those by email can be found at the Government website: www.scamwatch.gov.au

Digital TV Upgrades The upgrade of the Waminda and Richard Cleaver Lodge master antenna television systems is underway and due for completion prior to the end of June 2012. Once upgraded all residents with the appropriate digital equipment will be able to receive all digital television channels. There are still a couple of small areas throughout the village that require upgrading works and these will be finished this year, all residents with a digital TV or set top box will then be able to receive the digital channels.

“new” items.

The price is still being kept at $1 per item as

Waiting for a Taxi

It has been reported again that several residents have received phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative from Microsoft advising that they have detected something wrong with their Windows 7 software version and claiming that if you follow their instructions it will resolve the issue. THIS IS A SCAM!

Analogue TV Swith Off Residents should note that the analogue TV switch off is scheduled to take place in the first half of 2013, although the actual switchover date is set as 30th June 2013. This will mean that anyone by this date who has not purchased and installed a digital television or digital set top box will be unable to view any television channels after the switch off occurs. For those who are yet to switch to digital equipment it is expected that the Federal Government will release an assistance package for those with a full pension and some other eligibility criteria. This Government assistance includes the supply and installation of a set top box for use with existing equipment and demonstration of how to use it by a Government approved installer. This assistance program is expected to be announced roughly 6 to 12 months before the switchover. Further information about the switchover or the assistance scheme can be found at www. digitalready.gov.au. Paul Grzelec ICT Coordinator


Bentley Park Social Club The Sunday Afternoon Tea on 20th May had a good roll-up, with all attendees’ intent on a relaxed afternoon with friends and neighbours, while enjoying a delightful array of ‘goodies’.

Recycling at Bentley Park

What Can I Recycle?

The 1st Western Australia Day Dinner has received great support, with all places taken for the 1st June. The Villager of the Year Awards attracted numerous, very worthy nominations and the winners will be announced at the Dinner. The next Sunday Afternoon Concert on July 8th, will feature ‘Ray Taylor and Corinne’ with a selection of light music, operetta and musical comedy songs. Ray is a member of several professional bands and Corinne is studying at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). We look forward to seeing you there.

Op Shop The Op Shop is proceeding well with its dedicated band of volunteers and continues to provide a substantial cash input to the Village for a variety of good purposes. Recently, it has sold off some larger items of furniture so there is currently more ‘room to move’.

Recycling - Newspapers and Aluminium Cans

Glass bottles and jars

Cardboard boxes (flatten boxes)

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Milk & Juice Cartons

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Thanks again to donors and volunteers who collect these items on behalf of the Social Club. We now have an arrangement with the shop and also with Waminda to recycle their papers, too. We want to continue recycling papers and aluminium cans as we always have, to provide more money to spend on social events. However, some people are putting newspaper and cans in the recycling bins and the Social Club is missing some of the income we used to get.

Plastic Bottles & Containers

PLEASE DO NOT PUT NEWSPAPERS OR CANS IN THE RECYCLING BINS. Shirley Barnes President of the Bentley Park Social Club

Other Village Social Events

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Stratton Luncheon/Concert Shirley and Peter Brunt host a Luncheon and Concert at the Stratton Centre on the 1st Friday of each month except for June it will be held on the 8th June 2012 (2nd Friday) from 11:30 – 2:30pm.

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This includes a Fish & Chip luncheon, wine, beer and soft drinks, a 1hr concert by quality performers and afternoon tea or coffee and cakes. The cost is $10 all inclusive. To obtain a ticket ring Shirley on 9355 4767. Please be early as it books out very quickly.

No Plastic Bags

No Polystyrene

No Green Waste

No Food Waste

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Spritz Café Weekdays 9.30am - 2pm

What’s On June 2012

• Coffee / Cappuccino / Tea • Sandwiches / Foccacias • Hot Meals & Fresh Salads • Selection of Cakes & Muffins • Soft Drinks / Juices / Milk Drinks Groups are requested to make advanced bookings Phone: 6250 0163

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Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

Administration Office Closed Western Australia Day Public Holiday Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Catholic Services Snooker Club Rummycub Indoor Bowls Tai Chi Darts Club

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Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131) Mother’s Day

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm General Fitness Class 8.45am RPG Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Patchwork Group 6.30pm HR

Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Club 9.30am JPS B’Park Show Comm. Meeting 9.30am HR Neighbourhood Watch 9.30am CL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Indoor Bowls 1.30pm AUD Tai Chi 5.00pm AUD Darts Club 6.30pm JPS

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Table Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch Balance Group 9.00am RPG Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.00am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.30pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm General Fitness Class 8.45am RPG Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm General Fitness Class 8.45am RPG Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Patchwork Group 6.30pm HR

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Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Club 9.30am JPS Resident Coffee Morning 10:00am AUD Catholic Services 11.00am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Indoor Bowls 1.30pm AUD Tai Chi 5.00pm AUD Darts Club 6.30pm JPS

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Snooker Club Rummycub Auxiliary Meeting Tai Chi Darts Club

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 2.00pm AUD 5.00pm AUD 6.30pm JPS

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Table Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch Balance Group 9.00am RPG Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCL Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.30pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Table Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch Balance Group 9.00am RPG Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.30pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Table Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch Balance Group 9.00am RPG Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.00am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.30pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS


THURSDAY

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm JPS Darts Club 6.30pm SCR Bentley Park Social Club WA Dinner 5:30pm AUD

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Fish & Chips Luncheon 12.00pm JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm JPS Darts Club 6.30pm SCR

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm JPS Darts Club 6.30pm JPS Theatre Group Outing 6.30pm

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 1.15pm RCL 1.15pm OBC

Bentley Park Calendar of Events

June My events to note:

kingia arcade 7 General Fitness Class Computer Club Exercise Class Stretch Balance Group Snooker Club Scrabble Club Hydrotherapy Computer Club Bingo

8.45am RPG 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 2.30pm MSHP 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

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General Fitness Class Computer Club Exercise Class Writers Group Stretch Balance Class Snooker Club Scrabble Club Hydrotherapy Computer Club Bingo

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General Fitness Class Computer Club Exercise Class Writers Group Stretch Balance Class Snooker Club Scrabble Club Hydrotherapy Computer Club Bingo

8.45am RPG 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 9.30am HR 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 2.30pm MSHP 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

8.45am RPG 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 9.30am HR 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 2.30pm MSHP 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

8.45am RPG 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 9.30am HR 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 2.30pm MSHP 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

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Library Open Computer Club Art Group Exercise Class Snooker Club Mahjong Club Darts Club

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Library Open Art Group Computer Club Exercise Class Snooker Club Mahjong Club Darts Club

9.15am - 12.15pm 9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 6.30pm JPS

9.15am - 12.15pm 9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 6.30pm JPS

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 1.15pm RCL 1.15pm OBC

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 1.15pm RCL 1.15pm OBC

If your club would like a diary date inserted into the Tidings monthly calendar, email the details to: tidings@swancare.com.au

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Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

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Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

ABL2 Administration Building Level2 8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 1.15pm RCL 1.15pm OBC

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 1.15pm RCL 1.15pm OBC

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Adie Court

AR

Art Room (Admin Building)

AUD Auditorium CC

Cultural Centre

CL

Coffee Lounge (2nd Floor Administration)

CR

Committee Room (Admin)

HR

Handicraft Room (Administration Building)

JPS

JP Stratton Centre

KC

Kingia Concourse

LC

Leisure Centre

MG

Millstream Gardens

MSHP Multiple Schlerosis Hydrotherapy Pool (bus pick-up at Bentley Park) OBC Outdoor Bowling Club PGS Pottery Group Studio RAC Rowethorpe-Activity Centre RCL

Richard Cleaver Lodge

RPG Rowethorpe-Physio Gym RSC Rowethorpe-Sutton Centre SCR Snooker Club Room

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Open 7 Days Friendly service & professional advice. Phone and speak to one of our helpful staff today. We look forward to being of service to you. Our friendly team: (left to right) Michelle, Linda, Sue, Alex, Joanne, Doris, John, Melanie, Gill, Cheryl, Sian, & Regina

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Deliveries

(from our “Script Boxes” Monday to Friday)

Administration Building

11am & 3pm

Drummond Way Apartments 11am & 3pm Grocery Store

11am & 3pm

Mavis Cleaver Court

11am & 3pm

Medical Centre

10am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Plantation Apartments

11am & 3pm

Richard Cleaver Lodge

11am & 3pm

Monday to Friday

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Saturday

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Sunday

by arrangement (if urgent)

Open Hours Monday to Saturday

8.00am - 6.30pm

Sunday & Public Holidays

9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday and Sunday orders can be placed by phone

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Residents Advisory Council - Brian Dale

This was followed by our guest speaker from Diabetes WA who provided us with a wide range of information, helpful ideas and literature to help combat and control this deadly ailment which has reached epidemic numbers.

Our meeting in May was attended by more than 70 Residents with SwanCare Board member Professor Robin Watts also in the audience.

The meeting also included the regular discussions and information-flow regarding Village issues and concluded with the usual free tea, coffee and biscuits.

We learnt about research being conducted by Curtin University on a progressive memory loss (dementia) study, with a request for participants. Call Katrina Fyfe on 9266 9939 for details.

The scheduled Guest Speaker for June is from Council of the Ageing (COTA) who will talk about “Medicines and You”. We meet on the third Tuesday of every

month (except December) at 9.30 am in the Auditorium. All Village and Care Centre Residents are invited to attend and participate in the meeting. Please feel free to contact any member of the Council on any Village issue or concern. Brian Dale, Chairman, ph 6250 0538 Carolyn Wellstead, Vice Chair, ph 6250 0505 Cath Devereaux, ph 6250 0407 Ken Sinclair, ph 9361 0131 Shirley Barnes, ph 6250 0558 Tom Brazier, ph 6250 0496 Brian Dale, Chairman Village Residents Advisory Council


St John Ambulance Western Australia Information obtained from www.ambulance.net.au Billing Policy St John Ambulance is a ‘user pays’ organisation which means that travelling in an ambulance is not free. The cost of ambulance transport varies depending on the nature of the call out. Below are our standard fees for the different services we offer. For insurance against these fees, coverage can be provided through a private health insurer. If you are an Aged pensioner you may also be covered for ambulance transport (refer to the Ambulance Cover section below for further information). Service Fee Life threatening $822 Urgent $822 Routine Transport $441 Patient Transport Vehicle $404 No GST on private ambulance transport. Ambulance Cover If you should need ambulance transport, even a short ride could be expensive. The cost of ambulance services is not covered by Medicare. Nor is it covered if you are holding a Healthcare card, Pharmaceutical or Pensioner Benefit Card. Metropolitan Ambulance Cover In the metropolitan area St John Ambulance has not operated the Ambulance Cover since 1997. Please check with your health insurer to see what level of ambulance cover you hold. Country Ambulance Cover In country WA, St John Country Ambulance Cover is administered by the local St John Sub Centres. If you have comprehensive Country Ambulance Cover, the cost of an ambulance trip is covered for as many emergency or necessary non-emergency transports you or your family members require.

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Club News

TAI CHI

Handicraft

Pony Canasta

We wish to thank you all for your support of our stall last month. We raised $800.00 for Kingia/Waminda. We welcome our newer members to our group. All villagers are welcome. Meet and enjoy new and old friends on Mondays, between 1.00pm and 3.00pm, (except Public Holidays). Call in and join us for a ‘cuppa.’. Wendy Paull, Coordinator, Ph: 9470 1966

Canasta Canasta is held every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Bus pick up appox 6:15pm. $1.00 to play, & $1.00 for lucky numbers. Supper is provided. New members are welcome, we will teach you if you can’t play. Enquiries please contact: Maureen Thompson

POTTERY GROUP The Pottery Group meets every Monday between 9am and 11am in Allen Crt. next door to Kingia. We welcome visitors who would like to see the pottery ‘in action’ or who would like to buy pottery which we have on display. Come and join us for a cuppa and a chat! Ann Morris, Secretary

Mahjong Club The Mahjong Club meets every Friday Afternoon from 1pm to 4pm in the JP Stratton Centre EXCEPT the 1st Friday of the month we meet in the Leisure Centre. New players always welcome & we will teach new players the rules of the game. Shirley Walton, Ph: 9362 2342

Table Tennis Club We play in the Snooker Room Level Two in the Administration Building on WEDNESDAY MORNINGS at 8.00am onwards. All equipment supplied – everyone welcome. Cost is $20 per annum. Pres/Tres: Andrew Chisholm 9470 1352 Sec: Trisha Power 6250 0542

DARTS CLUB NEWS Darts are on Tuesday and Friday at 6.30pm. Don Mabbott, President

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We meet Tuesdays at 5pm in the Auditorium. For more information please contact Tom Brazier on 6250 0496.

Now at the JP Stratton Centre every Wednesday from 1:00pm until 3:45pm. New players wanted – will teach. Come and have a cuppa and a game for 50 cents. For more information contact Marie Stephens, Ph: 9472 5097 or Joan Mellowship, Ph: 9361 4106.

Undercroft Bowling Club We had a great Inter-club competition against the Swan Bowling Club. It was a close game with UBC winning 66 shots to 61 shots, Well done everybody!!!. Followed by a BBQ and salads and sweets made by the ladies. It must be mentioned that our members work so hard to make it a success. We are having a Picnic in Rockingham on May 24th. which we always enjoy. Casino bus organised on June 5th.

Kingia/Tandara High Care Auxiliary The next meeting is on Tuesday 26th June 2012 at 2:00pm. When we will have the new General Manager – Aged Care Operations – Julie Atkinson. Along with our usual visit from Annemarie, telling us about her vision for Kingia & Tandara and how we as the Auxiliary may be able to assist. Further coming events include a new booking for the Cameo Loretta Fashions on the 28th August 2012. (Previously cancelled due to illness). When they will be presenting their Spring & summer range. We will see Miller’s Fashions on 31st July and we are still negotiating with Perth Zoo on “Zoo to You” further on that next month. We will continue to try to bring you interesting presentations to enjoy so come along. All Welcome. Membership is $3.00 per annum. We have a lovely raffle, lucky numbers and afternoon tea!! See you all there. Carol Greenaway, President

B e nt le y Pa r k

That’s all folks!!

B i n g o C lu b !

Birthdays for June: Thelma Brown and John Riach. Gentle Geminis!!!

Thursday Nights in our Auditorium. Eyes Down 7.00pm

Sayings:

Come along on Thursday from 6:30pm and join the fun! If you have never played before don’t worry it’s easy and there are many of us only too willing to help! Maybe you would even like.

(1) A good excercise for the heart is to bend down and help another person. (2) Why do “Fat Chance” and “Slim Chance” mean the same??!!! Gill Godsmark, Secretary

The Snooker Players Association The Snooker Players Association is situated on the second (Social) floor of the Administration Building. Playing sessions are held Monday to Friday from 1–3pm. New members are welcome and we would especially welcome ‘recently-moved-in’ residents. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played for many years, as the ‘old touch’ will soon come back! If you decide to join, the membership fee is only $5 per year and you pay 20c for each frame played. Think about it, come along, or give me a ring. Peter Brunt, President Ph: 9355 4767

Bentley Park Indoor Bowls In the Auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm. New players welcome. Jack Aspland, Secretary Ph: 6250 0460

To be one of our callers once a month or checkers – No experience necessary! We will teach!! See you there. Good Luck! Carol Greenaway, Licence Holder Ph: 0459 540 921

SCRABBLE CLUB

Held every Thursday in the Stratton Centre 1.30 - 4pm. All welcome. Pam Urquhart

ART GROUP Last month we had a bus trip to The Art Shed – always a popular venue as many of us no longer have cars and this enables us to stock up on art materials in a relaxed and friendly way. As usual we continued on to Fremantle to enjoy a fish and chip lunch on a cool, showery day. We also had a very enjoyable, full day, workshop with Brian Norman who guided us through some new techniques . We were happy with our efforts. Club mornings are Tuesday and Thursday each week from 9am to 11am in the Art Room on the second floor of the Administration Building. New members are always welcome. Sheila Barley (Secretary)


COMPUTER CLUB SESSION TIMES: Tuesday Wednesday

9 – 11am 9.15–11.15am

Thursday

9 – 11am 2 – 4pm

Friday

9 – 11am

Two of our popular facilitators have returned from holidaying in foreign climes to continue with the specialised attention for those that want it. We recently tried to start up another course for the Camera Club, but due to lack of numbers it has been postponed to later in the year. Watch this notice for further developments. If you do a lot of keyboarding, I can give you a sheet of shortcut keys that are very useful - just send an email to: jocar@ bentleyparkestate.com.au and I will forward you a copy (electronically, of course!).

SWAN BOWLING CLUB The Molly Hobbs Trophy was conducted on Wednesday 18th April. Wet weather intervened causing a halt in play before completing the event. The winners were Jim Leavy, Dot Prue and Joyce Barker – well done. The inaugural Gala Day – “ Colts verses Fillies” was held on Saturday 28th April – oh what a fun day it was. Three teams of four men and four women were to play three matches of seven ends, but unfortunately inclement weather once again intervened forcing the cancellation of the final round. As the Colts were leading at that time, they were declared the winners, which is just as well, as the Fillies were coming home strongly. Protests were lodged, one for the Colts for taking of drugs (lollies) from the audience and another for bowl abuse- both dismissed by Stewards. At the completion of the event all adjourned to the Leisure Centre for refreshments and friendship.

J C Wellstead, Secretary Ph: 6250 0505

The Writer’s Group We are a group of friends who write for our own pleasure. We meet to share our work and our ideas, and to offer suggestions to fellow members in a non-critical way that helps to improve their work. Most members write about their memories from years ago, and some write parts of their life stories. Some interesting discussions are had following the reading of the work. We meet each fortnight on Thursday mornings at 9.30 am in the Handicraft Room on the second floor of the Administration Building. One or two new members would be welcome; there are no fees, all you need to do is to bring a piece of your writing to read. Anyone interested would be welcome to come and listen to the readings before deciding to join us. The meeting for June will be on Thursdays 7th and 21st at 09.30am. Reg Gooch, 9472 6132.

BRIDGE PLAYERS Come and join us at the JP Stratton Centre on Monday afternoon at 1pm.

Patchwork Group Meetings are held at 6.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each calendar month in the Handicraft Room at Administration Building Plantation Drive, Bentley Park. All patch workers and quilters welcome. For more information phone: Marion Pitcher - 9362 1702 or Jean Buchanan-Hughes - 9362 5903

Bentley Park Diners Our outing for June 2012 will be at the Globe Restaurant Angelo Street South Perth on 12th and 19th June 2012. They are having a special with a main meal, you get 1 glass of red or white wine, 1 small patisserie. The meals are from $21.90 to $29.90. To see the menu please ring me.

We still are the cheapest and friendliest internet access around, so make the most of what we have to offer. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Administration building in an air-conditioned room so it is never hot or cold, the membership is only $10 per annum and each session only $2. There is an experienced facilitator available at each session to help those who want it. We also run a special class for beginners.

Ladies of the Night

I hope you find this restaurant as nice as we do. Bus pick up from 5.30 p.m. Please book early so I can arrange drivers and bus lists. You don’t need a partner as there will be 42 friendly villagers to welcome you. The Undercroft Bowling Club hosted the return match with us at their rinks on Saturday 5th May, which was won by the Undercroft Club 66 to 61. At the end of the match a BBQ lunch was enjoyed by all. Thanks UBC for an enjoyable day and we look forward to the challenge again next year. On Saturday 12th May we celebrated Mother’s Day early. At completion of play a special afternoon tea and raffle was held and it was a wonderful response from all members which made it the success it was – Vera Separvic was the lucky “Mum” who won the gift basket. By the time this June Tidings reaches you, all gala and trophy days would have been held for the season, but several social functions are scheduled for the next few months, so please note the dates and we look forward to seeing as many members as possible enjoying them. After play on Saturday 16th June a “Soup & Roll” evening, Thursday 12th July “Christmas in July” luncheon at the Clansman and finally on Friday 10th August the Annual Club Luncheon to be held at Kingia. Please keep on eye on the Notice Board for more details and costs as it nears the above dates. Finally welcome to our newest member Beryl Moyle and to all members good health and bowling and enjoy natures beauty of the Autumn season. Hazel Lancaster, President

Contact Lorraine on 6250 0425. 13 Wootliff Way.

Theatre Go-ers Club A most enjoyable night was at the Tivoli Theatre last month. I’m sure all enjoyed it. On the 15th June we are off to Marloo Theatre to see “AIDA” a contempory Musical written by Elton John and Tim Rice. PLEASE NOTE: the leaving time from the village will be 6.30 p.m. NOT 7.00 p.m. as previously advertised. Tickets are all sold, but at times we have a cancellation. On Friday, 6th July we are off to the Garrick Theatre at Guildford to see “DEATH TRAP” a comedy/thriller. Tickets will be on sale on Monday, 4th June 2012 at 9.00 a.m. at the Stratton Centre. Tickets $21.00. All residents of the village are welcome to join the Theatre Club. NO joining fee! If you would like to be on our mailing list, or have an enquiry just give me a call. Until next month. Beryl Davis, Ph: 9355 4795

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Community Noticeboard SwanMobile Availability Bookings: 6250 0023 MONDAY – FRIDAY

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SATURDAY

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URGENT CALL FOR MORE DRIVERS As several of our residents have had to discontinue driving recently for health reasons, we are appealing for more people to come forward to drive the SwanMobile. The shifts are 9.00am to 12.30pm and 12.30pm to 4pm, with Saturday mornings 9.00am until 12 noon. Most shifts are presently covered by

regular drivers, except for Tuesday mornings, but we frequently have to substitute casual drivers when the regulars are ill or on holiday. The pool of casual drivers is currently much depleted, so regrettably I have to call on the regulars to drive more than one shift a week. The drivers all tell me that this is great way of meeting people and assisting those residents that need a bit of help in negotiating this large village of ours. The vehicles are not difficult to drive and after learning you can accompany any driver for as long as necessary to become familiar with the routine. So, please, do get in touch with Karen at administration if you can help. Carolyn Wellstead, Co-ordinator

Seniors Card Centre Is On The Move! The WA Seniors Card Centre has moved to new premises on Level 2 of 140 William Street, corner of the Murray Street Mall directly above the Perth Underground Train Station (entry is from lifts in arcade off Murray St Mall). The new Seniors Card Hotline number is (08) 6551 8800 or 1800 671 233 (country free call) between the hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm weekdays.

Girl Guides Association Western Australia Inc For more information please contact Nancy Brazier on 6250 0496 or email tomnanb@bentleyparkestate.com.au

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