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Nove mber 2012 bentley park resident newsletter

Across My Desk CEO’s Report October has concluded, and I would have to say that this has been one of the busiest months that we have had for quite some time. There seems to be an extraordinary amount of positive things happening at both Bentley Park and Australind Rise, and in this month’s Tidings I will attempt to provide a snap-shot of the major highlights. For starters let’s take a look at the outcomes from the recently completed Independent Residents Quality of Service evaluation survey. Every day of the year, SwanCare Group employees attend work with the express aim of hoping to make a genuine and sincere difference to the people whom we look after … our residents. We think we do a pretty good job, and I know that our staff are genuinely trying to do their best for our residents at every opportunity. But, how do we actually know that we are doing a good job. One of the best and effective ways of finding out this answer, is to actually ask you, and during October this is exactly what we did. We had a marvellous response to this survey with over 55% of residents responding, which for a voluntary survey is fantastic, and certainly ensures in our mind that the answers we received are reflective of the entire resident population. We asked 6 main categories of questions focusing on the following key areas :1. The quality of our Administration services that we provide to you. 2. How we handle your complaints and general issues.

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

0413 388 650

3. The Health and Support services that we provide in the village. 4. The Recreation and Lifestyle services and amenities available to you. 5. The quality of our general services such as Security, Transport, Maintenance and Gardening. 6. Your feedback on the building developments and the changes that are happening on our Bentley Park site. We also took the opportunity to ask you an open ended question about the kind of new and improved services and facilities that you would like to see introduced into your village. This provided some very interesting responses, and this data will be used by the Board and Management as key input into our future Strategic Planning and Development. Obviously a lot of what was asked for will cost substantial money and with everything it is about balance and establishing the best use and value for our money. A full list of the Top 10 wish list items is provided below.

The Bentley Park TOP 10 most wanted …… 1. Heated swimming pool and/or spa/hydro pool (1). 2. Cafe / Bistro / Club facilities*. 3. Centralised amenities.* 4. Improved parking for cars, residents and visitors (3). 5. More resident support staff (5). 6. More security.* 7. Indoor Gym (9). 8. Chapel or dedicated quiet space in the village (4). 9. Improvements to the signage.* 10. Improved medical facility and amenities*. *Denotes a New Entry into this year’s Top 10. Brackets show ranking last year.

Bentley Park Social Club Melbourne Cup Luncheon - 6th November

Overall, the survey has brought to light some very positive results, highlighting areas of strength, as well as helping identify areas where we can improve. I was particularly proud to note that in all six categories we achieved a majority response that indicated our quality of service was either “outstanding” or “very good”. To extract just one highlight, 98% of residents believed that the quality of our Administrative support to you was exceptional. This is very positive feedback, and I know that the staff were very pleased with this result, and makes them proud to know that their hard work is appreciated by our residents. The graphs below provide a summary of the responses received. How do you rate our Administration Services?

Outstanding

34%

Very Good

58%

Average

6%

Poor

1%

Very Poor

1%

How do you rate the way we handle Resident Complaints?

Outstanding

22%

Very Good

58%

Average

15%

Poor

4%

Very Poor

1%

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Inside this issue > CEO’s Report - pg 1-3 Bentley Park News - pg 4 VRAC News - pg 5 What’s On Calendar - pg 6 & 7 Club News - pg10 & 11


What’s happening in our Community

CEO’s Report How do you rate the Health & Support Services that we provide?

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Outstanding

24%

Very Good

52%

Average

21%

Poor

2%

Very Poor

1%

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How do you rate the Recreation & Lifestyle Services that we provide? 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.

Outstanding

24%

Very Good

49%

Average

23%

Poor

3%

Very Poor

1%

How do you rate the General Services that we provide?

Hard copies of articles can still be handed to Reception in the main Administration office at 26 Plantation Drive.

Material deadline is the 20th of the preceding month.

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Mike Sullivan Retires Our Longest Serving Employee of over 32 years, Mike Sullivan has finally hung up his work boots. Mike has been an absolutely wonderful employee, and he has given his heart and soul to SwanCare Group – for more than half his natural life in fact. We had the opportunity to farewell Mike at a sundowner held in his honour on the 12th October – his official completion date. Mike will be greatly missed, not only for his knowledge of the site, but also for his friendly smile, helping hand, quick wit and calm nature. We all wish Mike a wonderful retirement, one that is full of health, happiness and fun times. To commemorate Mike’s retirement we presented him with a travel voucher, which I am sure he will put to good use, and perhaps more importantly we also presented him with a “Key to the Village”. This key is a symbol of Mike’s years of commitment and devotion to SwanCare Group, and ensures that he will always remain part of our Community and is welcome here anytime he chooses – perhaps one day as a resident of our village … who knows.

Residents Workshop Outstanding

36%

Very Good

49%

Average

11%

Poor

3%

Very Poor

1%

Contributions for Tidings If you have something for Tidings please email it to: tidings@swancare.com.au

A lot has been happening in October, and it will be difficult for me to cover all that has gone on during the month, but I will try and do my best, let’s start with,

How do you rate the Building Development Works?

Outstanding

19%

Very Good

52%

Average

21%

Poor

6%

Very Poor

2%

As you are aware we were forced to close the residents work-shop for a major overhaul, and I am pleased to say that this work is almost completed, with a reopening planned for the end of November. Maintenance staff have been working with several residents to prepare the workshop for the relaunch. The workshop has almost been cleared out however there are still some lockers that are yet to be claimed. If you do have items in a locker in the workshop please clear them out by Friday 16 November. Any items not cleared by then will be considered either as a donation or rubbish and disposed of. Two residents, Jim Leavy and Carl Wieman have been working very closely with Maintenance on helping to prepare the workshop, and I would like to thank Jim and Carl for their invaluable assistance. If you would like to use the workshop once it is reopened please contact either Jim Leavy on 6250 0555 or Carl Wieman on 6250 0480, and they will be more than happy to fill you in on all the relevant details.


to discuss the plight and challenges of the Aged Care Sector. I, along with several of my managers, and other colleagues from the sector attended the workshop, and we had the opportunity to provide the Senator with our thoughts on the sector, and what can be done to help improve the long term picture. The Senator was supportive of our views and indicated understanding of the challenges that we face. She reiterated several times that her focus will be to re-align the reform agenda back onto the recommendations of the Productivity Commission. This move is roundly supported, however, at this stage it is just words, and what we really need is action – we can only wait to see.

CEO’s Report Scheduled Maintenance Program completed The programme takes into consideration general maintenance, preventive maintenance and capital improvements to be undertaken in the village. This schedule will be the basis for our maintenance activities for each subsequent year and released to residents with the budget information in June. There were several outstanding items from previous years that we have scheduled to complete this year, and these will be the first priority. While every endeavour will be made to follow this programme there may be times when the work cannot be achieved within the specified timeframe for a variety of reasons. If there is a delay, residents in the area of works will be notified and advised when they can expect the works to be rescheduled. There may also be emergency maintenance items that need to be attended to which would result in some items being postponed to the following year. Copies of the programme will be posted on noticeboards within the village. If you would like to discuss any items please contact Mick Harrison or Natalie Hodi.

On the 13th of the month we were once again joined by students from the John Curtin Weekend Volunteers as part of their annual volunteering day. We have been supporting this venture for the past three years, and we always manage to attract a good turn-out of volunteers, augmented by an equally enthusiastic team of support back-up from our own administration and maintenance.

Visits, Salutations & Special Events To start with, •

On the 3rd of October we were joined by the Mayor of the Town of Victoria Park, Mr Trevor Vaughan for his annual morning tea with village residents.

This year the group focussed on providing face-lifts to selected garden “hot spots” scattered through-out the village. Well done to all who were involved in this event, the results achieved were outstanding. •

This is always a popular event, and it is really good to hear directly from the Mayor about the exciting developments that are occurring in and around our Bentley Park community. Trevor takes the time to also take on board comments and suggestions from residents, and he makes sure that these are all passed onto the council officers for their attention and action. •

The 4th October saw a workshop held in our Kingia Concourse hosted by Steve Irons, Federal Member for Swan and Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing,

The weekend of the 20th and 21st October saw the annual South West Aged Care Expo take place. SwanCare Group was once again represented at this expo, and from all reports we actually stole the show with the best exhibit and most active display. This year we went all out to promote our wonderful Australind Rise community. From what I have been told the expo was a total team effort with all of the residents helping to provide input into the success of the weekend. In speaking to Margaret Robinson our Australind Rise Manager she was glowing in her commendation of the support that she received, in Margaret’s own words, “I felt so proud of our display at the expo. Australind Rise was a standout amongst all the exhibitors this year and attracted a huge amount of interest through the entire event. All the residents of Australind Rise deserve

the utmost of praise, you are all so special, and exemplify everything that is wonderful about our community. Thank-you so much for your help and assistance, every one of you is a saint and a hero!” •

The show theme continues and on the 27th and 28th of October we held our annual Bentley Park Show. This event showcases all that is wonderful about Bentley Park and each year leaves me amazed at the sheer volume of talent and skills that we possess within our own community. The number and diversity of the displays, local produce, art-work and handicraft that is placed on show is exceptional. The Bentley Park Show is a great event and takes many months of planning and hard-work by a very dedicated and committed show committee. To Beryl Davis and her team, we once again congratulate you on a very successful event and thank-you for showcasing Bentley Park to the wider community, you always do us proud.

To finish off this month’s article, I would like to pay tribute to our Village Residents Advisory Council (VRAC) departing Chair-person, Mr. Brian Dale. Brian, after two years as Chair has decided that it is time to hand-over the baton and will not be seeking renomination onto the council. I would just like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Brian for his leadership of the council. It is not an easy job, and through his direction he has ensured that the VRAC has become a very wellrun and organised group, who efficiently and effectively provide the conduit between administration and the broader village population. This is a challenging balancing act, and under Brian’s guidance, the VRAC has achieved impeccable results. During October we held the annual elections for the new committee, and I would like to acknowledge the returning members in Carol Wellstead, Cath Devereaux, and new member John Jacobs. They will be joined by current members Ken Sinclair, Shirley Barnes and Tom Brazier. I look forward to working with all of you and wish the VRAC for 2013 all the greatest of continued success for the forthcoming year.

Cycling within the Village Please remember if you are riding a bike within the village that you must adhere to road rules and speed limits. That’s all for this month … see you around the village. Regards, Graham Francis, Chief Executive Officer

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Those New Twisty Bulbs

Bentley Park News Bentley Park Show 2012 By the time you read this the Show will all be over. Beryl Davis and her Committee would like to say a big thank you to all who assisted and contributed both before and during the show, and the many entrants. Also to Ronnie from Administration who never complains about the myriad of tasks she completes for us throughout the year. Just a reminder in case you were not at the Show when the raffle was drawn, there is a full list of winning tickets on the notice boards at the Village Shop and in the Administration building. Sandra Dale, Bentley Park Show Publicity Officer Ph: 6250 0538

Mrs Thurgood’s 100th Birthday Mrs Mabel (May) Thurgood, who lives in Tandara, celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday the 18th of October. The family had organized a surprise party for her so she had no idea what was happening when Lifestyle staff took her to the Jacques centre where the party was held. When she came into the Jacques Centre all her family was there to wish her a Happy Birthday.

I have often been asked questions relating to CFL’s (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) by residents throughout the village. I hope that this information is of some help. Some time ago the Federal Government introduced legislation banning the sale of the incandescent lamp that we all have used to light our homes for as long as we can remember. The reason the Government has given for this decision is due to new environmental policies. Politics aside, Those New Twisty Bulbs (CFL’s) as they have become known are a miniature fluorescent lamp with built in electronics for starting the lamp. The CFL uses significantly less energy – 75% less energy in fact than the standard incandescent lamp. CFL’s require less wattage to produce an equivalent amount of light. Many will argue that the CFL is not as bright as the old incandescent lamp. CFL’s, as with all fluorescent lamps require a minute or two to reach their full luminance. CFL’s also produce their best results when left on for 15 minutes or longer. Switching CFL’s on and off will shorten their life and may decrease their efficiency. CFL’s will not only save you money on your electric bills, but you are far less likely to replace them so often due to their long life expectancy and also improve the environment through efficient operation. Just as a reminder to all residents if you experience any fluorescent lamps breaking in your home. • Do not vacuum up any broken glass • Avoid inhaling any dust from the lamp • Simply sweep up any broken glass • Empty contents into a paper or plastic bag • Seal the bag and dispose of in your general rubbish If in any doubt call maintenance for assistance.

It was a wonderful surprise, she said afterwards, and I couldn’t help it but had to cry some happy tears! She also commented that she is not the oldest resident in Tandara.

Christmas Lights

Mrs Thurgood would like to thank everyone for the good wishes, flowers and cards she received for this special milestone in her life.

There are still seats available for the 18th December. The Mandurah Cruises have given me till the 15th November to add to the numbers.

Stratton Luncheon/Concert

The cost is $56.00 this will cover the boat cruise, fish & chips & salad plus the bus.

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

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Mick Harrison Building & Facilities Manager

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 - Rowethorpe As it is now only 7 weeks to Christmas we would like to remind residents that thieves will be looking for easy pickings. They know that you will have bought presents, in some cases special gifts for your loved ones, this of course is what they are after, so please be extra careful about security, do not just POP to the laundry, shop or the neighbours without locking your doors and closing the windows. The delegates of Neighbourhood Watch will not be meeting again until the second Wednesday of March 2013 and at three monthly intervals thereafter. Thank you to all the Delegates for giving up your time this year to assist Neighbourhood Watch. We wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Remember the Security phone number is

6250 0020.

Tony Ryder, Coordinator

Analog TV Switch Off It has been announced that the Federal Government will switch off the analog TV signal in Perth on 16th April 2013. This switch off will require all people who wish to continue watching free to air television to either obtain a digital set top box or digital ready television by the switch off date. Government Assistance is now available to those residents who have not yet converted, have a working TV and who receive the full rate aged pension and some other payment types. Further details about your eligibility for the Household Assistance Scheme and digital TV, refer to the government’s website at www.digitalready.gov.au or by telephone on 1800 20 10 13. Paul Grzelec, ICT Coordinator

WA Bush Poets & Yarnspinners We have moved just a short walk up the road to the East Victoria Park RSL 1 Fred Bell Parade, East Victoria Park

Please ring Lorraine on 6250 0425 for further information.

Muster’s are still on the 1st Friday of EVERY month – 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Still $6.00 for Bentley Park residents. Bentley Park bus will take you to the door & return you home for $1.00. Pick up at Admin 6:30pm.

Joining Our Community

If you can’t get to Admin, give the driver Don Reid a call on 6250 0537 to arrange pick up.

Our community extends a warm welcome to Mrs Gweneth Howard, Mr Silvano & Mrs Angela Budicin, Mr John & Mrs Blanche Marshall, Miss Wendy Yates and Mrs Joan Fenton.

So come along and enjoy a great evening’s entertainment of Aussie Rhyming Poetry and Storytelling. More info: www.wabushpoets. asn.au or phone Bentley Park members Maxine on 9361 2365 or Nancy on 9472 5303.


Residents Advisory Council - Brian Dale

Public Notices

The Residents Coffee Meeting in October was very well attended, with an enthusiastic audience very supportive of guest speaker, Chief Executive Graham Francis.

Catholic Services

Graham discussed two major themes, the future plans and goals of SwanCare and the analysis and interpretation of the recent Residents survey.

Rowethorpe Uniting Church

He compared and individually commented on last years top ten Residents ‘Wish List’ with this year’s which generated audience participation. Earlier it was announced that retiring Councillors Carolyn Wellstead and Cath Devereaux had renominated and will be joined in 2012/2013 by John Jacobs. No election is therefore needed but the office bearers will be determined by the Council and announced in due course. When you read this my period on the Council and as Chairman will have been completed. Many thanks to all for your support. The VRAC Residents Coffee Meeting is 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. Carolyn Wellstead, ph 6250 0505 Cath Devereaux, ph 6250 0407 Ken Sinclair, ph 9361 0131 Shirley Barnes, ph 6250 0558 Tom Brazier, ph 6250 0496 John Jacobs, ph 6250 0504 Brian Dale, Chairman Village Residents Advisory Council

Bentley Park Diners

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

Rowethorpe Uniting Church Weekly Sunday Services are conducted in the Rowethorpe Chapel 10:00am with visiting Ministers. Contact Pam Hind – 9470 4139.

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 9.30am. 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

Prepaid Funerals. Simple. We all know planning ahead is a good idea. And so too is a prepaid funeral plan. You can cover the costs of the funeral at today’s prices, you can plan the type of funeral that you want, and your family will not have to make difficult decisions at a time of loss. Simplicity Funerals, making prepaid funerals simple. For more information on a prepaid funeral, or to receive an obligation-free private consultation, please complete and return the coupon to: Prepaid Funeral Information, Reply Paid 195 Osborne Park WA 6917

Our outing for November will be the last for 2012 on Tuesday 13th & 20th November, to Ramons Willow Pond in Canning Vale. Australian owned. All areas 1300 556 222.

Meals will be approximately $25.00 for a 2 courses, table service, drinks can be ordered. 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.

www.simplicityfunerals.com.au

Joondalup

9300 0888

Kelmscott

9390 3000

Mandurah

9534 9488

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9443 1666

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9434 5844

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Spritz Café Weekdays 9.30am - 2pm • Coffee / Cappuccino / Tea • Sandwiches / Foccacias • Hot Meals & Fresh Salads • Selection of Cakes & Muffins • Soft Drinks / Juices / Milk Drinks

What’s On

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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)

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 Undercroft Bowls 9:15am RCL 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

Auxiliary Fete 9:00am AUD Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Pottery Group 9.00am PGS General Balance Group 9.00am RSC Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowls 9:15am RCL 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 Undercroft Bowls 9:15am RCL 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 MSH

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Pottery Group 9.00am PGS General Balance Group 9.00am RSC Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowls 9:15am RCL 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 Melbourne Cup Lunch Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi Darts Club

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi Diner’s Club Outing Darts Club

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Resident Coffee Morning Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi Diner’s Club Outing Darts Club

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

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 10:45am AUD 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 5.00pm AUD 6.30pm JPS

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

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 9:30am AUD 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 5.00pm AUD 5.30pm 6.30pm JPS

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

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Neighbourhood Watch 9.30am CL Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Undercroft Bowls 9:15am 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

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Undercroft Bowls 9:15am RCL Stretch Balance Group 9.30am RPG Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS 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 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 9:15am 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 Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Stretch Balance Group 9.30am RPG Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Undercroft Bowls 9:15am RCL Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.30pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS


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

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

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

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

Peter’s Pavilion 9.00am RSC 9.00am ABL2 9:15am RCL 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 9:15am RCL 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

9.00am RSC 9.00am ABL2 9:15am RCL 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 9:15am RCL 9.30am JPS 9.30am CR 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 9:15am RCL 9.30am JPS 9.30am CR 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 1.30pm MSHP 2.30pm MSHP 2.00pm ABL2 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 Fish & Chips Luncheon 12.00pm JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm JPS Darts Club 6.30pm SCR Bush Poets 7.00pm RSL

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Library Open Art Group Computer Club 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 SCR

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

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Library Open 9.15am -12.15pm Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Art Group 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

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

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 9:15am RCL 1.15pm OBC

Bentley Park Calendar of Events

November My events to note:

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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

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 9:15am RCL 1.15pm OBC

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 9:15am 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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ABL2 Administration Building Level2

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 9:15am RCL 1.15pm OBC

November 2012

AC

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

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

B O U N DA RY R D

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B E AC O N S F I E L D S T

CHAPMAN RD

UPTON ST

PA R K I N G

PERTH

V I C TO R I A S T

10% SENIORS’ DISCOUNT Excludes prescriptions, Darrell Lea Confectionery specials & already discounted lines.

Webster Packing (even for customers not living in Waminda Care Centre)

NDSS Sub Agency Darrell Lea Confectionery Fax Services Giftware Laminating Services Photocopying Photo Developing Selfcare Cards Vitamins

16 A & B Chapman Rd, St James WA 6102 Phone: 9361 6101

Rita’s Retreat &

tea coffee lunches

chocolates gift baskets

located in waminda OPEN 9AM - 2PM MON-SAT

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OP Shop The Op Shop is continuing to have really good sales, helped by the commitment of the volunteers who are there, rain or shine. Currently, there is a good variety of spring/ summer clothing available and a good turnover in items for keen shoppers.

Bentley Park Social Club The Concert on Sunday, 14th October attracted ninety nine music lovers, who enjoyed a wide range of toe-tapping songs and dance music, provided by the Storyville Jazz Band.

Advance Notice: The Op Shop will be closed between Saturday, 22nd December, 2012 and Saturday, 5th January, 2013, providing the volunteers with a well-deserved break.

The Social Club Kiosk reported a good turn-over, and the raffle tickets sold briskly, culminating in 3 very satisfied winners of some excellent prizes, so a good time was had by all.

Recycling

The great response for the Melbourne Cup Luncheon to be held on the 6th November, means the tickets are almost all sold at this date. Those attending will enjoy a 2 course meal, songs from a well-known singer, coverage of the Race, Best Dressed and Best Hat prizes, as well as raffles and, of course, the Cup Sweep. Multiple Sweeps on the day will ensure that all who wish to have a small gamble on a horse, are given that opportunity. Following on, we have the concert in December, which will be livened up by the Town of Victoria Park Brass Band playing your favourite Christmas Carols.

The very industrious Paper Recycling volunteers are being kept busy, but ‘the glossies’ are still arriving, unfortunately. The Paper Shed is currently almost full of neat bundles and the Recycling Company will be arriving within a few days to take them away, so there will be some more funds for distribution within the Village – and hopefully, residents’ newspapers will continue to arrive for the next round!

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)

omes 0 H w e N 478,00 from $

Grants Having mentioned funds, I am pleased to advise that donations have recently been made by the Social Club to groups within the Village, for the benefit of residents. They include: the Library - new books; the Computer Club – updated equipment (with a great spin-off, in that its used equipment will be donated to Waminda for the use of people there); Kingia - equipment for a new

Rehab & Healthcare Equipment

Sensory Lounge and Waminda - the provision of entertainment. Shirley Barnes President of the Bentley Park Social Club

Theatre Go-ers Club For the month of December we are going back to the Garrick Theatre at Guildford to see: CALENDAR GIRLS On Friday 7th December

Recline & Lift Chairs Custom Made in WA From $1890

HI LO Homecare Electric Adjustable Bed Avail in Single & King Single From $2800

Metro Mobility 1236 Albany Highway Cannington www.metromobility.com.au

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee for the local hospital’s waiting room. They manage to persuade fellow members of the Women’s Institute to pose nude for an “Alternative” Calendar. They engage the hospital porter (and amateur photographer) to take the photos. The news of the Calendar spreads.. It is going to be a delight and challenge to bring to the audiences. Come for a wonderful night of theatre, a night of tears and laughter. The tickets are available for sale from Monday 5th November at the JP Stratton Centre from 9:00am. Tickets $21.00 includes Sherry/Port on arrival, tea and coffee at interval. Bus pick up and return. Tickets can only be booked with payment!

SALES-HIRE-SERVICE

9258 8733

Bus leaves the Village at 7:00pm. 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

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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

POTTERY GROUP

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

By the time you read this we will have had our Annual Christmas Sale of Work.

Undercroft Bowling Club

As always a proportion of the sales goes back into the pottery club to make sure that all our equipment is maintained.

This will be our last Tidings entry for the year. On Tuesday 9th October our Club played against Rowethorpe Club in Rowethorpe. We did not do too well - losing 2 games and winning one. Really enjoyed the game.

February will be our AGM and any that would like to join it would be a great time to do it. You are welcome to come up on any Monday morning see what we do and have a cuppa, the Swanmobile is a great way to get there. Men are very welcome to join the club, so do not be shy, we will welcome you with open arms. 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. 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

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

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

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At the begining of October we went to the Serpentine Dam for lunch. The weather was great, it was so peaceful, and a few of us enjoyed feeding the ‘28s’. A good day out. The Administration Staff are coming to our Club to play with us on on November 7th. Always good fun, followed by eats and drinks.

ART GROUP Last week we went to the annual exhibition of the Watercolour Society in Fremantle and what a wonderful show it was! Western Australia has some great artists and we are all inspired to carry on with our enjoyable craft. The year is coming to its close and we have arranged our Christmas lunch at The Pines on the 19th November. Don’t miss out! The list is on the notice board in the Art Room so don’t forget to add your name. Club days are Tuesday and Friday mornings 9-11am in the Art Studio, second floor of the administration building. New members are always welcome. Sheila Barley, Secretary.

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.

Birthdays for November

We meet each fortnight on Thursday mornings at 9.30 am in the Handicraft Room on the second floor of the Administration Building. Because of declining numbers, the Group may soon have to finish; it seems people don’t write so much now in these days of texting. 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.

Birthdays for December

The meetings for November will be on Thursdays 8th and 22nd at 9.30am. Reg Gooch, 9472 6132

Jokes:

B e nt le y Pa r k

Xmas dinner is on November 29th at Narrogin Inn. List on board. MORNING BOWLS COMMENCES Saturday 3rd November at 9:15am. Have a Happy Xmas and a Good New Year!! : Gloria Burrows, Bill Lee, Frank Fraser and Mary Gent. : Ann Tap, Betty Briggs, Beryl Davis, Mary Johnstone, and Peggy Grayson.

(1) Two silkworms had a race. They ended up in a tie !!!

B i n g o C lu b !

(2) Did you know that 6 out of 7 dwarves is not happy !!!

Thursday Nights in our Auditorium. Eyes Down 7.00pm

Gill Godsmark, Secretary

Come along on Thursday’s from 6:30pm and join the fun! $2 PER BOOK, Flyers a $1 each, Raffle - Lucky Numbers – Break Opens – Lucky door Prize. NEW PLAYERS ALWAYS WELCOME.

Bentley Park Indoor Bowls Our condolences to Mary Perreau on the death of her husband Keith. We hope to see her soon. Indoor bowls will be happy to welcome new members on Wednesday’s only from 17th October at 1:15pm in the Auditorium. Beryl Moule, Ph: 9355 1810

Our bus will pick you up from anywhere in Bentley Park, Cooinda or Rowethorpe, commencing at 6:15pm. Just call Laurie on 6250 0477. 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

A big thankyou to the Social Club for their donation that has allowed us to purchase 4 new computers to retire 4 old ones that have been in service for many years and have lived past their use-by date. We are investigating donating some of the old PC’s to Waminda for the residents to play cards on. The new computers run on Windows7 which is different in many ways to Windows XP. Come to one of our sessions and have a look at it. Bear in mind that XP won’t be supported by Microsoft after next year and all new PC’s run Windows7. Windows8 is the new Microsoft OS, but from what I’ve read so far, it has little advantage over Windows7.

Kingia/Tandara High Care Auxiliary

SWAN VILLAGE BOWLING CLUB

As we near the end of our Auxiliary year and the festive season begins, I thought this is an ideal time to remind everyone of our fete which will be held in the Auditorium on Monday 12th November from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Please keep the date free and watch for a notice in your letterbox!

Many thanks must go to Admin for the prompt attention given to repairing the brickwork surrounding the Bowling Green.

Our final Auxiliary meeting for the year will be the AGM on Tuesday 27th November at 1:30pm sharp when there will be nominations taken for the Committee for 2013. Please try and attend. Discussions on the events for next year will be open for comment along with an over all reminder of this year’s activities and what you enjoyed, would like to have etc. Give it some thought new input always welcome.

As I will be away from October 31st until February 4th the Vice President Tom Brazier will be taking over the reins, thanks Tom. October 17th was another Gala day, this time the George Rowe Perpetual Shield was played. The winners this time were the team Skippered by Maureen Waller Second Nancy Brazier Lead Roger Hayes, congratulations. Also our rivalry with the Under Croft, continues, the Match committee has arranged for this game to be played on home [TURF] on November 3rd.

If this is you, please contact President Ken Thurtell on ph 0409 296 105, 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.

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

SCRABBLE CLUB

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

The Patrons Shield was played on the 22nd of September. The weather was kind to us, and 8 teams participated, the eventual winners were the team Skippered by Maureen Waller, Third Nancy Brazier Second Ted Morrow and Lead Dee Sanders, congratulations to you all. Thanks to Hazel for arranging the bus outing to Friar Tucks restaurant in Mandurah, it was enjoyed by everyone.

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.

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

After much discussion the committee has decided to go ahead with replacing the green. We have been told that this would take place approximately eight weeks after the contract has been signed, and the job should take about one week.

Our final outing for the year was held last Thursday 18th October, when two buses took us to Wireless Hill, where we had morning tea with homemade cakes and a visit to the museum for those interested and a lovely hour on this beautiful spring day to enjoy the views of Perth, wildflowers and nature in general. It was a really lovely spot. (Great for family BBQ’s!!). as we contued on to the Kardinya Tavern where we had a wonderful meal. We will be going again, I can assure you!! Don’t miss out next time. The Tavern donated a dinner/lunch for 2 people to the value of $50 which was our raffle prize. This was won by Estelle Gadbutt, Lucky Lady! Thanks to our Events Co-ordinator, Lorraine for organising a lovely day as usual. That’s all for now – please enjoy the fete on the 12th November. REMEMBER: Our final meeting for this year is on the 27th November 2012. See you all there. Carol Greenaway, President

Dates for your calendar. Two buses will be going to the [Clansman Restaurant Mandurah] for Christmas lunch, on Thursday 6th of December the club social night will be on Saturday December 15th when the draw for the Christmas raffle will take place. Please check the notice board in the club room for further information of these events. Last but by no means least our thanks go to the ladies of our Social committee, who we all know do an excellent job. Kindest regards to you all and enjoy our BOWLING CLUB. Tony Ryder, New 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

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Community Noticeboard SwanMobile Availability Bookings: 6250 0023 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

Battery Recycling Thank you to all who have been recycling batteries and other items. It’s great to find that so many people are willing to recycle these items properly, instead of just putting them in the bin. It takes very little effort and is a big help in keeping our environment healthy. Since I started collecting batteries for recycling in December 2011, I have taken many kilograms of various types of batteries and other items to a bulk collection point in Belmont Shopping Centre. I take all of the following for special recycling: • batteries (all except car batteries) • spectacles • mobile phones • hearing aids • corks (not plastic stoppers) • printer ink cartridges • fluorescent light globes (not tubes).

Batteries and fluorescent light globes should not go in the rubbish bin as they contain materials which will pollute the Earth. Spectacles and hearing aids are tested and re-used for people who cannot afford new ones. Recycling boxes for these items are located in Bentley Park as follows: • East of Adie Court in Richard Cleaver Lodge near the letter boxes. • Plantation Apartments foyer and the Administration Building foyer. • West of Adie Court in rubbish rooms next to the laundries. • Drummond Apartments foyer and Mavis Cleaver Court near the notice board. I don’t get paid for doing this and it costs me nothing to take the items for recycling with me whenever I go to Belmont for shopping. Your help is greatly appreciated. Allan Manning

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REPAIRS

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13002 13002 sales@cura.com.au

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