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Septe mber 2012 bentley park resident newsletter

Across My Desk CEO’s Report We can finally say goodbye to the last of winter, and welcome in the beginning of spring. Already the days are getting warmer, and it won’t be too long before we can discard our winter attire and set our sights on more balmy nights and enjoy the wonderful climate we have here in the West. For those lovers of AFL, of which I am a confessed fan, September is also finals month, and I hope your team will be doing the right thing for you in September (go Eagles). To keep the footy theme going let me kick off with a sporting related article ….

Kingia / Tandara Olympics

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Well we all know that in August the world turned its attention to London for the games of the 30th Olympiad, but here at Bentley, for a brief moment, we turned our attention to the Kingia / Tandara Olympic Games. Now the Olympics held in London showcased many fine athletes and amazing feats of skill and endurance, but this pales into minor significance when compared to the skill and dexterity displayed at our event – the SwanLympics. I bet you didn’t see one athlete in London, toss the bean-bag, catch the bubbles, or

lympics

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

0413 388 650

SwanLympics

throw the straw – well you certainly did at ours. These special events bring a great deal of enjoyment to our residents in care and I want to say a huge thank-you to our Activities staff and their merry band of support volunteers who worked really hard to make this event a memorable one for all that took part.

The Complexity of Our Business The complexity of our business was perfectly highlighted during the month. We walk a tight-rope of balancing our income with our expenses, and this was never more evident when in August we achieved a major financial windfall with an important decision to change banking partners, only to have the gains of this decision snapped up almost immediately by Government cut-backs to our income and the impost of increased costs. Let me elaborate. This month the Board of SwanCare Group undertook the difficult, complex and challenging task of reviewing its banking arrangements. This is a process which the Board considered at great length, and after much discussion and debate chose to realign our banking arrangements with a new financial partner. This new arrangement, as mentioned above, has a very positive impact on the financial bottom line of the organisation. This is very timely indeed, because the savings generated by the new banking arrangements will be used to offset the Government’s cut back in our

Bentley Park Social Club Spring Afternoon Tea - 9th September

Aged Care funding, and the increased costs, primarily wages and utility expenses, which the organisation is being faced with.

Accreditation Celebration On the 24th September, we will be hosting a special celebration morning tea event to congratulate the staff at our three care facilities of Waminda, Tandara and Kingia on the exceptional manner in which they achieved their respective three year accreditation. This event will be attended by Ben Wyatt MLA for Victoria Park, who will present the accreditation certificates. This is a wonderful achievement for SwanCare Group, and we are very pleased to have Ben Wyatt take time out of his extremely busy schedule to make this special presentation.

SwanCare Group Charity Golf Day How quickly does this major fund raising event come around. It only seemed like yesterday when I was teeing off on the water laden 17th keenly eyeing off that coveted hole in one glory, only to see my golf ball succumb to the ever so present water gods …. Maybe this year it will be different. The SwanCare Group Charity Golf Day has become somewhat of a tradition, and we continue to get a good representation from our suppliers who proudly support this event. We have raised close to $50,000 as a result of these days, with all of the funds going directly back into much needed village amenities and facilities. We are aiming to raise over $10,000 this year. By the way …. we are still looking for two residents who are handy with the golf clubs to come forward to help form a Bentley Park Residents Team. Continued Page 3

Inside this issue > Bentley Park News - pg 4 Residents Advisory Council - pg 5 What’s On Calendar - pg 6&7 Bentley park Social Club - pg 9 Club News - pg 10&11


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

bentley park resident newsletter

Tidings Newsletter is a monthly publication produced and printed on behalf of the residents at Bentley Park, a SwanCare Group community.

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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CEO’s Report We have never had a team made up solely of residents and we would really love to achieve that milestone this year. There will be NO CHARGE for residents and it is a great day. So if you are keen, give Karen Parker a call – the date for the event is Thursday the 13th September, and the venue is Meadow Springs Golf Course in Mandurah. (We will even help you out with transport).

Investment Scam – Warning I have been alerted to an investment scam which is sadly doing the rounds and is targeting, seniors, mainly males, over the age of 50 years. It has been more prevalent on the East Coast, but this isn’t to say that it won’t find its way over here. Below is an extract from accounting firm Haines Norton. The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) have recently published details about a sophisticated investment scam targeting men over 50, who are highly educated and with high levels of financial literacy. The scam is focusing on those people with private superannuation funds or amounts of excess cash. According to the report, between January 2007 and April 2012 more than 2,600 Australian investors were victims of these scams with approximately $113 million in savings lost!

A Huge Thank-You To Our Residents As we all know, earlier this month we paid fond farewell to Maxene who, after 17 years working with us, decided to call it a day. The staff had the opportunity to share a farewell lunch with Maxene, and whilst the occasion was very sad, we celebrated many fond and cherished memories. The lunch was capped off in tremendous style when Maxene was presented with her farewell gift from the residents. She was knocked off her feet and literally lost for words with the enormity of the generosity shown by the Bentley Park village residents. For those who don’t know, your donations to Maxene’s gift amounted to $2,000.00, which was put to a Travel Gift voucher. This money will allow Maxene to undertake a trip that she has always dreamed of doing … a trip on the Ghan.

Another Centurion In Our Midst I have pleasure in wishing Mr (Bill) De Burgh a memorable 100th birthday. He will be celebrating this fantastic milestone on the 2nd September. Happy birthday Bill. And finally, I would like to close out this month’s Tidings with a tribute to a very special man.

Always please be particularly aware of people promoting overseas investments or requesting that you send funds overseas. A general rule of thumb, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is (too good to be true)!

Visit to Australind Rise The Executive Team, on the 20th August, had an extremely pleasurable visit to our South West community Australind Rise. The visit enabled the Executive to have a very productive meeting with the residents at Australind, whilst at the same time we were given a tour of the recently finished Leisure Facility. I must say that the community is looking exceptional, and the leisure centre is a great asset that sets off the entire village. Australind Rise is just about to embark on a new advertising campaign that will see a re-launch and a re-energising of the village. I encourage visitors from Bentley to call in and view the new community facility, and like me, I am sure that you will be suitably impressed.

Vale David Harvey On the evening of the 20th August, David Harvey sadly passed away. David was a great man and has been a source of knowledge, guidance and influence to many residents, staff and indeed Board members over the 12 years that he has resided here at Bentley. David spent many years as the Chair of the Village Residents Advisory Council, a position he held for some 6 years. He was instrumental through his Chairmanship of the VRAC and his David Harvey involvement with the SwanCare Group Board in helping to shape the internal politics of our village here at Bentley – no mean feat. He was asked on numerous times to help solve many difficult issues, which he did in his usual forthright, balanced and decisive manner. He was a pleasure to work with, and David was more than just a resident here at Bentley, we indirectly became work colleagues, but more importantly, we became good friends. David was remembered by friends and family at a private memorial service held at the Kingia Swan Room on the 24th August. In David’s typical style, which demonstrated his wonderful sense of humour and wit, he said to me, as he was planning his arrangements for his own memorial service, “Graham, I would like my memorial to be celebrated at Kingia with a BBQ and a beer, but I will be noted as an apology.” RIP …. David Harvey, 23rd December, 1931 to 20th August, 2012. That’s all for this month, See you around the village. Graham Francis – CEO.

WANTED e e Volunteer Bus Drivers

Bus drivers are wanted for Bentley Park resident excursions. Must have minimum MR licence. Interested?

Call Karen Parker on 6250 0010

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Stratton Luncheon/Concert

Bentley Park News Bentley Park Show 2012 Entries for this year’s Show have already started coming in – thank you to the “Earlybirds”. Entries close on 19th October, so there are only 7 weeks to go. Due to the amount of time it takes to sort and record the sheets, no late entries can be accepted. A big thank you to all residents who have made donations of trophies or raffle prizes since the schedule was printed. All have been acknowledged and will be included on the list of donors to be displayed at the Show. Thanks also to those who have volunteered their assistance during the show – if you would like to help also for an hour or so during the weekend, please do not hesitate to give Beryl Davis a call on 9355 4795, or contact myself or any of our committee members.

Bentley Park - Rowethorpe Our Security Guards must be doing a good job, as we have not had any reports of break and entry over the last weeks. It is up to all of us, to be aware of any suspicious activities occurring around the village, and report it to admin or the Security Guards. Also please look out for your immediate neighbours, if you haven’t seen or heard them, and know they should be home, go and see if they are needing help. Many residents now have medic alert bracelets or chains which are a great help, but occasionally we are unable to reach them, an example is when we are showering. The number to ring for Security is 6250 0020. The next meeting for delegates Wednesday 12th September at 9.30am. Tony Ryder, Coordinator

We will again be holding a raffle with a great range of prizes. Tickets at $1 each will be sold outside the Swan Grocery Store on the Fridays and Saturdays of the two weeks prior to the Show and also in the Auditorium during the Show. The Show will be open for admission on Saturday and Sunday 27/28 October from 9.30am to 4.00pm. The Official Opening and presentation of Trophies will take place on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Remember, admission is free on both days so keep some time free that weekend and tell all your family and friends.

Joining Our Community Our community extends a warm welcome to Mr Peter Haselhurst, Mrs Lillian Haselhurst, Mr Lloyd Harris, Mrs Lisa Harris and Mr Ashley Schultz.

Shirley & Peter Brunt host a Luncheon and Concert at the Stratton Centre on the 1st Friday of each month from 11:30 – 2:30pm. 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.

Bentley Park Diners Our outing for September 2012 is on the 11th and 18th at the Bentley Hotel Albany Highway. Meals are approximately $20.00 -$25.00, there is table service and drinks can be bought at the bar. For full menu details contact Lorraine. You don’t need a partner as there will be a bus full of friendly Villagers to welcome you. Please book your seat as soon as possible as I need to book drivers. Contact Lorraine on 6250 0425 13 Wootliff Way.

Rehab & Healthcare Equipment

Finally, good luck with all of your entries – still plenty of time to complete them and not too late to start on something fresh.

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Sandra Dale, Bentley Park Show Publicity Officer, Ph: 6250 0538.

Vale – Barbara Ryder My family and I would like to thank friends, Graham, & Administration staff for their support before Barbara passed away. We will never forget the kindness you have shown myself and family, who have shared our sorrow. I would also would like to thank all our friends for their emails & cards of condolences and attending Barbara’s funeral it was deeply appreciated.

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Thank you, Tony Ryder.

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Residents Advisory Council - Brian Dale

Much of what is discussed at a Board meeting is necessarily confidential but I feel that I am not disclosing too much information by revealing that this decision will benefit SwanCare, (and subsequently, its residents), with a significant reduction in our financing costs, with no diminishment of banking services. I mention this simply to illustrate the unique position occupied by the VRAC in the affairs and management of SwanCare, thought to be unequalled by any comparable organisation. You can be a part of the process, a process which starts in September with the distribution of VRAC Nomination Forms. The VRAC meets on the third Tuesday of every month (except December) at 9.30am 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

SwanCare Group

Charity Golf day

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Meadow SprinGS Golf & Country Club

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The recent SwanCare Board meeting was such a meeting and the VRAC’s two Board representatives were present and contributed to the debate involving the appointment of the new bankers for the SwanCare Group.

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We’ve all heard the expression “… I would like to have been a fly on the wall” regarding some meeting at which an important issue was discussed and a significant decision taken.

Brian Dale, Chairman Village Residents Advisory Council

Theatre Go-ers Club We are off to the Garrick Theatre at Guildford on Friday 14th September 2012 to see “Night Was Our Friend”. Ticket bookings have now closed for this night. Occasionally we have a cancellation due to illness, if you are interested just give me a call and I will place you on the waiting list. There will be NO theatre outing for October. The forthcoming outings for this year are:23rd November – “Wet & Windy” a drama at Marloo Theatre Greenmount. 7th December – “Calendar Girls” a comedy at the Garrick Theatre at Guildford. All residents of the Village are welcome to join our club. No joining fees, just give me a call for further information. Until Next Month, Beryl Davis, Ph: 9355 4795

Do Knot Forget! For registration forms or more information please contact Karen Parker, Event Coordinator on 6250 0010.

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Spritz Café

What’s On

Weekdays 9.30am - 2pm

September

• Coffee / Cappuccino / Tea • Sandwiches / Foccacias • Hot Meals & Fresh Salads • Selection of Cakes & Muffins • Soft Drinks / Juices / Milk Dri

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

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Fathers DAY Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131) Social Club Afternoon Tea 2pm-4pm Outside Stratton Centre

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 Pottery Group 9.00am PGS General Balance Group 9.00am RSC 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 Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Pottery Group 9.00am PGS General Balance Group 9.00am RSC 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 Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Patchwork Group 6.30pm HR

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Pottery Group 9.00am PGS General Balance Group 9.00am RSC 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 Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Pottery Group 9.00am PGS General Balance Group 9.00am RSC 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 Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Patchwork Group 6.30pm HR

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

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Catholic Services Snooker Club Rummycub Indoor Bowls Tai Chi Diner’s Club Outing Darts Club

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 1.30pm AUD 5.00pm AUD 6.30pm JPS

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 11.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 1.30pm AUD 5.00pm AUD 5:30pm 6.30pm JPS

Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Club 9.30am JPS Resident Coffee Morning 10:00am AUD Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Indoor Bowls 1.30pm AUD Tai Chi 5.00pm AUD Darts Club 6.30pm JPS Diner’s Club Outing 5.30pm

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 1.30pm AUD 5.00pm AUD 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Table Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm B’Park Show Comm. Meeting 9.30am HR Neighbourhood Watch 9.30am CL Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCL Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.00am 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

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Table Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Stretch Balance Group 9.30am RPG Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls AGM 1.00pm 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 Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.00am JPS Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Stretch Balance Group 9.30am RPG 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 Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Stretch Balance Group 9.30am RPG 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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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

September My events to note:

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kingia arcade

dvanced bookings Phone: 6250 0163

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Low-impact Exercise Computer Club Exercise Class Stretch Balance Group Auxiliary Spring Lunch Snooker Club Scrabble Club Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy Computer Club Bingo

9.00am RSC 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 10.00am JPS 11:30am AUD 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 1.30pm MSHP 2.30pm MSHP 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

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SwanCare Group Charity Golf Day Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSC Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Writers Group 9.30am CR Stretch Balance Class 10.00am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Scrabble Club 1.30pm JPS Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Computer Club 2.00pm ABL2 Bingo 7.00pm AUD

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Low-impact Exercise Computer Club Exercise Class Stretch Balance Class Snooker Club Scrabble Club Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy Computer Club Bingo

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Low-impact Exercise Computer Club Exercise Class Writers Group Stretch Balance Class Snooker Club Scrabble Club Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy Computer Club Bingo

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

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

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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 Balance Group 11.00am RAC Fish & Chips Luncheon 12.00pm JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm JPS Darts Club 6.30pm SCR Bush Poets Meeting 7:00pm AUD

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Balance Group 11.00am RAC Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm JPS Darts Club 6.30pm JPS Theatre Group Outing 6:45pm

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

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

9.15am - 12.15pm 9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 11.00am RAC 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 6.30pm JPS

9.15am - 12.15pm 9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 11.00am RAC 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 6.30pm JPS

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

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

Op Shop open 8.30am-12pm Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowls 1.15pm RCL Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC

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Adie Court

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Art Room (Admin Building)

AUD Auditorium CC

Cultural Centre

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Coffee Lounge (2nd Floor Administration)

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Committee Room (Admin)

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Handicraft Room (Administration Building)

JPS

JP Stratton Centre

KC

Kingia Concourse

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Leisure Centre

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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

Script Collection

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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Hello B entley Park R es

idents

You haven’t heard fro m us in a while, so we thought it time to make contac t with Bentley Park re sid ents to let you know what is ha ppening at SwanCa re Group’s new south-west commun ity. With spring just arou nd the corner, there is excitement in the air at Australi nd Rise. After many m onths waiting and patiently watchin g the progress of co nstruction on our new club house, we are nearly there. Completion of the building is ex pected at the end of August, then we commence fittin g out the interior in readiness for the official opening in mid October. We think our club house will be a welco ming venue for us to entice our Bentley Park ‘cousins ” to venture south an d visit us. We’re working with Bentley Park Admini stration to put some plans in place , we hope, prior to Ch ristmas. Although we are a sm all community, our re sidents love to get out in the gard en and many are ve ry keen and knowledgeable gard eners. Our spring co mmunity project is to establish an orchard and vege table garden to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to th e community.

Bentley Park Social Club There have been some changes in the Social Club Committee over the last few weeks. Kath and Laurie Hudson have now both officially become members of the Committee, with Laurie taking over the role of Treasurer from Elizabeth Kroll, who resigned that position. The Committee thanks Elizabeth for her work since January and are pleased that she will remain a member of the Committee. I am also sorry to advise that Allan Manning has now retired from the Social Club Committee and from his role as Recycling Co-ordinator, due to personal reasons but he will continue to assist in future as a volunteer. The Committee accepted his resignation with regret at the meeting last Friday, and thanked him sincerely for his energy, commitment and hard work over the last months. The Sunday Concert highlighting the Town of Victoria Brass Band was, as usual, a big success. The audience was made up of those people who were willing to brave cold,

On a sunny day, you will usually encounter residents with wheelbarrows, rakes and shovels hard at work , planting, mulching, weeding and pruning towards mak ing our gardens a sh owpiece of the village, just as th ey are at Bentley Pa rk. Being very close to the Leschenault Inlet , we often have surprising visito rs. The photo is of so me who recently “flew in” fo r a stroll through the vil lage. We think they loved wh at they saw! In saying cheerio til next month, we exte nd a warm invitation to Bentley Park residents to ca ll in and say hello when next down our way.

Your friends at Austra lind R ise

rainy and windy weather to attend (and eat ice-creams) and it is always nice to hear that if the Committee and the musicians are willing to come out on such a day, well, others will make an effort too. Our next event is a ‘Spring Afternoon Tea’ on Sunday, 9th September, to be held on the lawn area adjacent to the BBQ and the Stratton Centre. Shade, tables and chairs will be provided – but if the weather turns inclement, please note that it will take place in the Auditorium. There will be no allocation of tables but tickets are limited and required for entry: these may be purchased in the Auditorium lobby between 9am – 10am on Tuesday, 28th August. If any tickets are still available after that time, they may be purchased from Administration but none will be sold after 3.30pm, Friday, 31st August, so that we may advise the caterer of relevant numbers.

Recycling The recycling projects are continuing to provide a solid form of income for the Social Club and our thanks are due to the small team of workers who keep the project going, especially the paper recycling.

Call for more assistance please: The Committee is now requesting that a few more people become involved so that it does not become an onerous task for anyone. There are no set times for the collection of papers from various points around the Village or the tying of paper bundles but a few hours per week from five or six extra people would certainly be most welcome . If interested in assisting for even a couple of hours per week, please leave your name and contact details with Ronnie at the Administration desk.

The Op. Shop The income has been lower than usual over the last few weeks, probably due to the cold and wet weather, and so there have not been so many visitors to the Op. Shop. However, there are still plenty of bargains available and the ladies involved are waiting to welcome you, as usual. Our thanks are also due to Terry, for his continuing assistance. PLEASE DO NOT PUT NEWSPAPERS OR CANS IN THE RECYCLING BINS. Shirley Barnes, President of the Bentley Park Social Club

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Club News Handicraft 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 and $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 morning between 9am and 11am in Allen Crt. We are all working towards the coming Bentley Park Show, getting things ready for entry to the show. Visitors are always welcome to come up on Monday’s and and see us at work and join in for a cuppa! We also have pottery for sale in our showroom. Ann Morris/Secretary

The Snooker Players Association

Kingia/Tandara High Care Auxiliary

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.

Our next meeting will be in the Auditorium on Tuesday 25th September at 1:30pm. The special guest will be King’s Park Fashions presenting their Spring/Summer Collection. You may come along from 1:00pm to view the collection prior to the meeting will commence at 1:30pm sharp.

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

Undercroft Bowling Club We had our AGM at the end of July with our Patron Mr Graham Francis CEO in attendance. Our Committee was elected and announced by the CEO as follows:President - Don Mabbott V. President - Mary Gent 2nd V President - Jack Grayson Treasurer - Mary Gent Secretary - Gill Godsmark Games Organiser - Don Reid Other Members - Gina Mabbott, Bob Johnstone, Ellen Smith, Marie Stephens and Ann Tap. We have an International Fun Day coming up on September 15th followed by a BBQ. If our members would like to play on Thursday afternoon (as Wednesday play has stopped) please put your name on the board.

Membership is $3.00 per annum. We have a lovely raffle, lucky numbers and afternoon tea as usual. See you all there. Carol Greenaway, President

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

Bentley Park Indoor Bowls Indoor bowls is played in the Auditorium, Tuesday & Wednesday at 1:30pm. Please note the Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 12th September at 1:00pm in the Auditorium. New players welcome. We were all saddened at the recent passing of our member Barbara Ryder. Our deepest sympathy to Tony. Jack Aspland, Secretary Ph: 6250 0460

That’s all for now. Keep warm and happy!

Mahjong Club

Birthdays for September:

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.

Joyce Alexander and Val Fraser. VIRTUOUS VIRGOS

B i n g o C lu b !

Sayings:

Thursday Nights in our Auditorium. Eyes Down 7.00pm

(1) Cherish all memories - they make a fine cushion for old age. (2) A boiled egg is hard to beat!

Come along on Thursday’s from 6:30pm and join the fun!

New players always welcome and we will teach new players the rules of the game. Maureen Thompson Ph: 9472 7967

Pony Canasta Now at the JP Stratton Centre every Wednesday from 1:00 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: 947 25097 or Joan Mellowship Ph: 9361 4106

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Gill Godsmark, Secretary.

ART GROUP We have a half day workshop with Brian on Friday 21st September from 9:00am – 12 noon. So come along to learn new techniques in a friendly and relaxed way. Club days are Tuesday and Friday from 9:00am – 11:00am in the Art Studio on the 2nd floor of the Administration building. New members are always welcome. Sheila Barley, Secretary.

B e nt le y Pa r k

$2 PER BOOK, Flyers a $1 each, Raffle Lucky Numbers – Break Opens – Lucky door Prize. NEW PLAYERS ALWAYS WELCOME. VERY GOOD PRIZE. Don’t let the cold put you off, our bus will pick you up from anywhere in Bentley Park, Cooinda or Rowethorpe, commencing at 6:15pm. Just call Laurie on 6250 0477. The Auditorium is WARM!! Company is good and we will bus you home by 9:30pm. Hope to see you there. Good Luck! Carol Greenaway, Licence Holder Ph: 0459 540 921


COMPUTER CLUB SESSION TIMES: Tuesday Wednesday

9 – 11am 9.15–11.15am

Thursday

9 – 11am 2 – 4pm

Friday

9 – 11am

Can you help? We need help from anyone with a computer background, not necessarily an expert, who is prepared to spend a couple of hours a week and facilitate one of our sessions. All we need is someone who has experience with Hotmail and Gmail and a working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel. It’s not hard, just helping those who have limited computer experience. If this is you, please contact President Ken Thurtell on ph 93626169 or John on ph 6250 0505. 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. 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 meetings for September will be on Thursdays 13th and 27th at 9.30am. Reg Gooch, 9472 6132.

SCRABBLE CLUB

Held every Thursday in the Stratton Centre at 1.30pm. New members welcome. Pam Urquhart

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

SWAN VILLAGE BOWLING CLUB On Friday 10th August, the Swan Village Bowling Club conducted Annual Luncheon the Annual Luncheon at Kingia. The CEO, Graham Francis and Karen Parker attended together with 50 members, guests and a special guest was our spritely Life Member, Len Keir. The tables were fantastic, as good as any top rating hotel – thanks to Fran Williams and her helpers.

New Villas

Light, bright, beautiful retirement homes Display Home Open Wednesdays 1pm to 2pm or by appointment.

Prepare to be impressed by the generous spaces and natural flow between indoor and outdoor living. Contact Harry on 6250 0000 or visit bentleypark.com.au for more details.

 9 Augustus Way, Bentley

(Follow the signs from Plantation Drive)

es m o H w Ne 478,000 from $ Property of the Month  2 / 26 Plantation Drive, Bentley

This will be my last entry into Tidings and I would like to thank all those who have helped to make the Swan Village Bowling Club’s entries with such wonderful little stories and tidbits. Don’t forget the Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 13th September and if you are interested, and I hope you are, then get your nomination forms from the Notice Board and get involved. Hazel Lancaster, President

Ladies of the Night 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

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

2 Bedroom refurbished apartment available now. This unit is on a secure floor of our Administration building and has wonderful views. The bathroom is has been fully refurbished and the whole unit has a fresh coat of paint and new carpet. Drive straight into your basement carpark and take the lift to your floor. Reduced to $350,000 this is a great opportunity! Please contact Harry on 6250 0000 to arrange an inspection.

SW0442

www.swancare.com.au

26 Plantation Drive, Bentley WA 6102

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Community Noticeboard

WANTED e e SwanMobile Drivers

SwanMobile Availability Bookings: 6250 0023

Volunteer Drivers are urgently required for the SwanMobile service at Bentley Park.

MONDAY – FRIDAY

9am - 4pm

SATURDAY

9am - 12 noon

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

The SwanMobile is a vital service for transporting residents around the village. If you feel that you can contribute your time to helping out then please contact Karen Parker who will be more than happy to arrange for your training and can answer any of your concerns or queries.

Call Karen Parker on 6250 0010

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