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July 2013 swancare resident newsletter Across My Desk CEO’s Report Well it’s the half way mark of the year and we are now on the downward side of the slope to Christmas, how quickly the year has flown by. June has always been a busy month and this year it certainly lived up to expectations. I would like to devote the major portion of my column this month to the forthcoming financial year, the current budget that we are proposing and the uncertain Aged Care operating climate that our political parties are leading us into.

It’s Budget Time and a Challenging Year Ahead June is that time of the year when we present our forward projections for the ensuing year, and in doing so assess the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for us. There is no doubt that 2013/14 will be a very challenging year for all who operate in the Aged Care and Retirement Living sectors. The Government is presently in the process of releasing a change to the Aged Care legislation, disguised as reform initiative, but in reality it lacks much of the reform that it has set out to achieve, and actually provides no more than a shifting of the goal posts with some subtle changes to funding, which even at this late stage of the process are clouded in uncertainty and lack clarity. These changes are even more tenuous in their application given the extremely likely outcome that in September the Government of the day will be changing. The message being sprouted from the current opposition is that if they are successfully elected, then they will look to claw back much

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

0413 388 650

of the changes and apply a new layer of reform, more closely aligned to the recommendations from the Productivity Commission’s report, Caring for Older Australians which hit the streets in March 2012. Given this uncertainty surrounding the reform and associated funding, it is no wonder that all of us in the industry are taking a slightly conservative approach to next year. In our case, we are using 2013/14 as a year to position ourselves as best we can for the challenging and competitive climate that will inevitably be established. It is very clear, from both sides of the political fence that consumer choice and a market driven environment will emerge as we move forward. This will represent wonderful opportunities for those organisations that are well maintained, present well, have a clear and concise service delivery model and offer good value for money. SwanCare Group certainly falls into this category, and we will be using 2013/14 as a year to ensure that we continue to position ourselves as a leading provider of Care and Accommodation services, whether it be in a residential setting or in an independent living environment. This brings me back to our budget setting for 2013/14. This is the year of ensuring that our infrastructure and support services present as best as they possibly can, so that when people sit down to make a choice about their retirement living options, or their need to seek residential care, that we, SwanCare Group, will be one the organisations at the top of their list for consideration. Some of the key highlights from the budget that will have a direct and positive impact on our key assets and service delivery are:• The commencement of the major repainting program for the Bentley site • The replacement of the wheelchair bus • The upgrading and replacement of the reticulation in the older sections of the Bentley site • Additional resident support service personnel

Bentley Park Social Club Auditorium Concert - 7th July

Admin Movie Matinee Auditorium - 26th July

• An increase in our CACP (Community Care) support hours • Continued upgrades to our one-bedroom accommodation stock in the area to the West of Adie Court • Major changes and redevelopment of our website • Commencement of Stage 5A of the Bentley site • Completion of the Australind Rise Community Centre • Construction of a maintenance and workshop facility at Australind Rise • Upgrading and replacement of ageing IT infrastructure As all of you know, we have spent an enormous amount of energy, time and resources over the last few years in ensuring that SwanCare Group has a sustainable and prosperous future. This hard work has paid off, and it is very comforting and encouraging that we are now in a financial position that enables us to undertake these significant maintenance and capital works. This not only assures, but clearly demonstrates to our residents, both current and future, that we are a significant long term operator in this demanding Aged Care and Retirement Living market, and that we are very well positioned to look after your care and accommodation needs for as you long as you need us to. General snippets and developments …..

Community Garden Takes Shape It is really pleasing to see the Community Garden project taking shape during the month. Situated in McGrath Park on the area of land adjacent to the wishing well is the location of, what may hopefully be, one of many Community Gardens that spring up throughout the Bentley site. Continued Page 3

Inside this issue > Bentley Park News - pg 4 Feature Resident - pg 5 What’s On - pg 6 & 7 Bentley Park Social Club - pg 9 Club News - pg 10-11


Church Notices Rowethorpe Uniting Church 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

Rowethorpe Uniting Church Weekly Sunday Services are conducted in the Rowethorpe Chapel 10:00am with visiting Ministers. Contact Pam Hind – 9470 4139 and Mary Perreau 9355 5381

Church Services at Kingia

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 and transport phone B. Bennett – 9472 6857.

The Kingia Care Facility has the Swan Room furnished and set up as a Chapel. Monthly Church Services are held by the Anglican (4th Tues 1.30pm), Catholic (1st Fri 10.30am) and Uniting Church (3rd Wed, 10.30am), and residents of the village are welcome to attend.

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

At other times the Swan Room is available to all as a venue for private reflection.

Catholic Services

Don Pederick – 6250 0402

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

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CEO’s Report (continued) Hats off to the primary drivers behind this project, specifically Tom Brazier, Mick Harrison from Admin and of course our sponsors of the project Programmed Property Services and their very helpful personnel. We are all looking forward to the first crop of vegetables to emerge from this garden, perhaps some hearty winter soups may be the first menu option we all get to try.

Changes to Spritz Café Residents may have noticed already that there have been some changes going on at Spritz Café. In what is traditionally known as a “soft launch” on Monday the 24th of June, Ben Venables took over the operations of our Spritz Café, located within the ground floor area of Kingia Care Centre. Ben sees great potential in Spritz, but chose the softly-softly approach rather than a major launch as he wants to initially assess the options for future improvements and gauge the lay of the land before embarking on some of the ideas that he has in mind for reinvigorating the café. Ben is a qualified chef who has worked for many of the well-known restaurants around Perth such as the Indiana Tea House and the Balthazar Restaurant, and now we have him here at Spritz Café. So drop in, say hello, have a coffee and check out Ben’s cuisine as he works his magic for us. We all wish Ben the greatest of success. For those residents that are frequent visitors to Spritz, you will no doubt have become familiar with the friendly smiling faces of Brook and Beth, our wonderful café girls. Whilst they won’t be working at Spritz anymore, the good news is that they are still part of the hospitality team and will be enriching the lives of our many Waminda residents as the girls take up their new role within this area of our operations. The other good news is that Brook and Beth will also still be involved in the delivery of meals to our village residents.

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with Karen by phoning 6250 0010 will be allocated a seat on the bus. If you miss out this month we’ll have another in a few months so hopefully everyone that wants to will eventually get a turn. We will also look to include visits Australind Rise to network with our southern colleagues. Watch this space!

Movie Matinee On Friday 26th July, Administration will be hosting a Movie Matinee in the Auditorium. We have received approval to screen Quartet starring Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay and Maggie Smith. Doors will open at 2pm with the movie commencing at 2.30pm (concluding just after 4pm). Seats will be limited so please check your letterbox for your notice as it will advise when bookings open.

SwanCare Group Charity Golf Day 2013 The 6th Annual SwanCare Group Charity Golf Day, proudly sponsored by BGC Construction, will be held on Friday 6th September 2103 at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club. Eyes will be on the City Toyota Hole-In-One, waiting for the scream of Oh what a feeling! where we have a luxurious Toyota Corolla Levin ZR up for grabs for each player that hits a Hole-In-One on the allocated tee. Last year we welcomed the first Bentley Park Resident Team to the tournament, consisting of Jim & Phyl Leavy, Pat Wadsworth and Pat Hall. The team played extremely well and

The first of the outings will be on Friday 19th July, 10.00am – 11.00am Venue: Tomato Lake (may change subject to weather) The first 20 people to register their names

This year we hope to establish the inaugural SwanCare Group Cup, played off between teams of residents from Bentley Park and Australind. If any resident of Bentley Park or Australind would like to play in the SwanCare Group Charity Golf Day 2013, please contact Karen Parker on 6250 0010 for registration details.

Aged Care Excellence in Care Awards SwanCare Group – Runner up (again) For the second year in succession we have missed out on the major gong at the ACSWA Excellence in Care Awards. At the recently held 2013 Awards, SwanCare Group, being one of the four state finalists was acknowledged for the outstanding achievements made over the last 12 months in the way that we have implemented a whole of organisation solution to our employee attraction and retention challenges with the introduction of the unique SwanCare Feathers Rewards and Recognition program. The judges were very complimentary of our outstanding achievement in addressing this industry wide issue. This nomination itself, and then being acknowledged as a state finalist, is great validation to all the staff who have worked so hard to achieve this great outcome for SwanCare Group. That’s it for this month, see you around the village. Graham Francis - CEO

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CEO’s Coffee Club

I’m excited to introduce the CEO’s Coffee Club, where every few months I will drive a busload of residents to a local spot for a coffee and a chat.

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Bentley Park Show

Bentley Park News Bentley Park - Rowethorpe Garage Doors Security have been directed to contact a resident if they notice a garage door open in the evening. Residents will be contacted either in person or by telephone to advise them that their garage door is open and to remind them to close it.

Australian Red Cross In 2014 it is 100 years since Red Cross was formed in Australia. As part of the celebrations Red Cross would like to collect stories from anyone who has been helped by Red Cross through wars, cyclones, fire, floods or any other emergency. With many immigrants coming to this country over the years family tracing is also a service provided to many. If you have a story to tell please contact Phyl Leavy on 6250 0555.

Also remember that Security cannot always be around your area, but don’t hesitate to call them if you see or hear anything you think is suspicious it probably is. The Number to ring for Security is 6250 0020. If anyone would like to join Neighbourhood Watch please ring me on 62500510 for any information. Tony Ryder, Co-ordinator

Library News

Bush Poets are Back

The winner of the $20 Coles Gift voucher for May/June was Gloria Kenna. Congratulations. The library greatly values the support of the residents and with the kind donation from the Social Club and Op Shop of $2000 I am looking forward to purchasing more large prints for our village library. If anyone has any ideas of large prints they would like to see on our shelves please don’t hesitate to discuss with me. I will consider all suggestions. I am grateful for the support that has been issued to the library.

Would you like to go out to a show? Don’t

The reason I don’t use our donations for small prints is that many of our residents, new and old, offer stock to us and with the proceeds of our little ‘trading table’ I am on the lookout for new releases of our popular authors.

free indoor movie matinee

After some time away, the WA Bush Poets are returning to Bentley Park and will resume their regular monthly Muster in July (5th) in the Auditorium in the Admin Building. Commencing at 7.00pm and finishing Rowethorpe residents, it is a value packed evening, being a mixture of traditional and contemporary great Aussie Rhyming Poetry. This is poetry in the style you are familiar

alive by many other poets following in their footsteps. A $1 light supper is also available. Administration Presents

Don’t be frightened to come along; we are

BENTLEY PARK

a very friendly group, almost all of a similar

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We are very fortunate to have two new groups having a display at our Show this year: Boronia Pre-release Centre has offered to have information available on Show Saturday to help us understand the concept of what goes on ‘Over the green fence’. I am looking forward to learning more about our neighbor’s and I’m sure you are also. U3A (University of the 3rd Age) will be showing us what interesting courses they have available for ladies and gentlemen of OUR age. Their range of courses available is unbelievable and I’m sure you could find something which appeals to YOU. Several of our residents are already involved with this wonderful group. Once again, the lovely ‘Ladies of the Night’ will be there demonstrating their skills with quilting and patchwork. We have one of their beautiful quilts as a raffle prize.

at 9.30, at just $6 for Bentley Park and

Dennis and others of that era and now kept

age to you. You will likely find quite a few others from the Village. Perhaps you used to come along and enjoy our entertainment, If you were, we’d love to see you once again

Doors will open at 2pm with the movie commencing at 2.30pm (concluding just after 4pm).

I wonder what spectacular work we are going to see from the very clever people from Kingia, Tandara and Waminda this year. They always come up with something really special for us. The Show Schedules will be delivered to your letterboxes very soon. If you have any queries about the Show please feel free to contact me. Most of you will know by now that Beryl Davis has decided to retire from the Show committee. I know we all appreciate the work Beryl has done over the past 7 years and thank her for building the Show up to what it is today. We wish her good health and happiness in the future.

now that we are back. We’d also love to see some new faces. Who knows, you may

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even find that you want to join in. I know

KEEP SMILING Cath Devereaux, Coordinator Ph. 6250 0407

that there are some writers of rhyming verse

Starring: Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay & Maggie Smith

Seats will be limited so please keep any eye out for a notice with further information in your letterbox over the next few weeks.

Friday of each month you can.

ago by Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, C.J.

Friday 26th July

Directed By: Dustin Hoffman PG-13 1hr 38min Drama/Comedy

want to leave the village? Well, on the first

with, the style made popular over 100 years

Yours in books Penny

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I have walked around the village on several occasions recently, and seen some residents are still leaving their curtains and blinds open, this of course will encourage thieves to break in, when they can see that only one elderly person is living there, so please take precautions and close your curtains at night.

A great big THANK YOU to everyone who so kindly bought chocolates from us to help pay for the trophies and prize money. With support like this from you all, we are able to keep the entry fee to 50 cents per entry again this year to encourage people to put in more entries for us all to admire. If you were out when we called, and would like to buy some of our chocolates, just give me a call. There are also some available at the library and Admin. They are $1 each.

in the village; this could be an opportunity to present your work to a live audience. Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they’re in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith).

Joining Our Community Our community extends a warm welcome

Hope to see you there

to Ms Nola Hill, Mr Raymond Pride, Ms Ann Plaistowe, Mrs Doreen Langoulant, Mr

Brian Langley Vice President

Antonius & Mrs Johanna Wieman, Mrs Lorna

Further info, phone Brian on 9361 3770

Atkins and Mrs Edna Ditchburn.


Feature Resident

Ashley Shultz

How long have you resided at Bentley Park? Nearly 12 months. How long have you been building dolls houses? Over 25 years. How many have you built? I’ve probably made around twenty. I try to build 3 or 4 of them a year.

What do you enjoy about making them? It’s a hobby and I enjoy donating them to worthy charities that raffle them off. I feel life has been good to me and I enjoy being able to give back. How long do they take to build? About 8 weeks. Where do the materials come from? I purchase the kits and furniture from the Dolls House Emporium in England. The kits range between $500 and $1200. The lights and transformers are the most expensive parts. My sister Gwen in Gosford, NSW hand makes the floor rugs and pictures for me. What are some of the charities that have benefited? A range of groups including an aged care facility in Wagin, Woodanilling CWA and underprivileged kids.

Vintage Car Visit On a sunny Sunday in May, Bentley Park resident Mr Tonkin arranged for a friend to visit with his 1911 Albion Tourer. Bruce Charmicheal and his lovely wife Loraine took Waminda residents for laps around the village. The event generated plenty of interest and was enjoyed by the passengers and onlookers.

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What’s On in July Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131) Social Club – Free Concert 2pm - AUD

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 General Exercise Group 8.45am RSC Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowling Club 1:15pm RCL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Darts Club 6.30pm JPS

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm General Exercise Group 8.45am RSC Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowling Club 1.15pm RCL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Patchwork Group 6.30pm HR Darts Club 6.30pm JPS

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm General Exercise Group 8.45am RSC Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowling Club 1.15pm RCL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Darts Club 6.30pm JPS

Library Open 9.15am-12.15pm General Exercise Group 8.45am RSC Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowling Club 1.15pm RCL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Patchwork Group 6.30pm HR Darts Club 6.30pm JPS

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm General Exercise Group 8.45am RSC Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowling Club 1.15pm RCL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Darts Club 6.30pm JPS

WEDNESDAY

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi

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

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

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 5.00pm AUD 5.30pm Outing

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Residents Meeting Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi Diner’s Club

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi

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

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 9.30am AUD 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 5.00pm AUD 5.30pm Outing

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

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

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch & Balance Group 9.00am RSC Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.00pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch & Balance Group 9.00am RSC Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 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 9.00am RSC Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.00pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch & Balance Group 9.00am RSC Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch & Balance Group 9.00am RSC Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Canasta 6.30pm JPS


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

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

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

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

8.45am 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

8.45am 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

8.45am 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

8.45am 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

Library Open Art Group Computer Club Exercise Class Writers Group Balance Group Fish & Chips Snooker Club Mahjong Club Darts Club Bush Poets

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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 9.30am ABL2 11.00am RAC 11.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm CL 6.30pm SCR 7:00pm AUD

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

9.15am - 12.15pm 9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 11.00am RAC 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm CL 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 Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm CL Darts Club 6.30pm JPS Theatre Group Outing

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowling Club Swan Bowling Club

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 1:15pm RCL 1.15pm OBC

July My events to note:

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Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowling Club Swan Bowling Club

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Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowling Club 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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ABL2 Administration Building Level2

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowling Club Swan Bowling Club

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

Spritz Café

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)

Weekdays 9.30am - 2pm • Coffee / Cappuccino / Tea • Sandwiches / Foccacias • Hot Meals & Fresh Salads • Selection of Cakes & Muffins • Soft Drinks / Juices / Milk Drinks Groups are requested to make advanced bookings Phone: 6250 0163

Bentley Park Calendar of Events

OBC Outdoor Bowling Club PGS Pottery Group Studio RAC Rowethorpe-Activity Centre RCL

Richard Cleaver Lodge

RPG Rowethorpe-Physio Gym

kingia arcade

RSC Rowethorpe-Sutton Centre SCR Snooker Club Room

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

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Deliveries

(from our “Script Boxes” Monday to Friday)

Administration Building

11am & 3pm

Drummond Way Apartments 11am & 3pm Grocery Store

11am & 3pm

Mavis Cleaver Court

11am & 3pm

Medical Centre

10am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Plantation Apartments

11am & 3pm

Richard Cleaver Lodge

11am & 3pm

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Saturday

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Sunday

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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

Residents Advisory Council - Carolyn Wellstead Thought I would use this spot to give some information on the newly completed community garden project. Firstly, let it be quite clear that the produce from the garden is NOT for the community at large, but for the exclusive use of the “holder” of the plot. Allocation of plots is one of the items laid down in the rules governing the operation of the garden. If any resident would like to have these rules outlined, contact Tom Brazier at the phone number below.

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A reminder that our Coffee Meetings are

held on the third Tuesday of every month at 9.30am in the Auditorium, followed by morning tea. Do come along to share in the information dispersed by our guest speakers and the social interaction among residents. If you have any queries, please do contact one of the council members listed below and we will do our best to provide an answer. Carolyn Wellstead, Chairperson Ph 6250 0505 Cath Devereaux, Vice Chairperson Ph 6250 0407 Tom Brazier

Ph 6250 0496

Shirley Barnes

Ph 6250 0558

Ken Sinclair

Ph 9361 0131

John Jacobs

Ph 6250 0504

Carolyn Wellstead, Chairwoman Village Residents Advisory Council

Bentley Park Diners Our outings for July are on Tuesdays 9th & 16th July. This month we will be going to the Globe Restaurant, South Perth. You will have a choice of Pasta $23.90, Fish $31.90 or Meat $29.90 with a glass of wine and a cake. 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. Please contact Lorraine on 6250 0425. If not home please leave a message. 13 Wootliff Way.


Bentley Park Social Club

Did you know?

Well – the Western Australia Day Dinner was a great success, with good food and company, and a band which really knows how to play songs we all know and love. The ‘Floor Show’ was something different and was also enjoyable, with its Irish background. Many comments were also received on how festive the Auditorium looked, while our guests enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and were very interested in how the community works as an entity. The Committee, as usual, worked very hard: Mary and Nancy in the kitchen were ably supported by volunteer, Pat, and the four staff from the Agency were very keen to work where-ever required, with their bright and friendly manners appreciated by all. Laurie again worked overtime as barman, fully supported by Tom, while Betty and Dave did a sterling job as usual selling raffle tickets and Allan provided his usual assistance with the cleaning up. Sincere thanks to each and every one of the Committee members, and to the volunteers.

SwanCare has a vigorous refurbishment program at Bentley Park. Check out these photos of a one-bedroom town house recently refurbished in preparation for the arrival of a new resident.

The flyers for the 7th July Concert in the Auditorium have now been distributed and it should be both a little different and most enjoyable. The August Concert will also be held in the Auditorium, and an old friend, Adam Penn, will be entertaining you, with back-up again. The Op Shop is still maintaining its winning form, with winter clothing a major attraction now that the cold weather has finally arrived. The Paper Recycling firm has visited us twice since my last note, and last week again took 3.4 tonnes, but was unable to take the complete load, so another visit will be required before long. Our thanks to all who save the papers, those who collect them and the volunteers who spend many hours tying the papers into suitable bundles – a task made a great deal simpler when there are no glossies included! The Recycled Cans crates will also need to be emptied very soon. Thank you all for your continued support, Shirley Barnes President, Bentley Park Social Club

Rehab & Healthcare Equipment

SwanCare makes sure its units are modern and comfortable, as well as up-to-date in amenity, before new residents are handed the keys to their new home. The resident is then free to add the finishing touches to the unit with furniture and effects. Check out this one-bedroom first-floor apartment that has been given the treatment by a fashion conscious owner.

Recline & Lift Chairs Custom Made in WA From $1890

Stratton Luncheon/Concert

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

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

Peter & Shirley continue to organise and host a Luncheon Concert at the Stratton Centre throughout 2013, on the first Friday of each month from February to December, 11:30am – 2:30pm.

SALES-HIRE-SERVICE

9258 8733

Entertainers have been arranged for each of these months. These functions comprise of a Fish & Chip meal served at the table – wine & soft drinks with an hour concert by quality performers – afternoon tea or coffee with cakes. The all-inclusive cost is $10. To obtain a ticket ring Shirley on 9355 4767. Please be early as it books out very quickly. See you there!!

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Club News B e nt le y Pa r k

B i n g o C lu b ! Thursday Nights in our Auditorium. Eyes Down 7.00pm Come along on Thursday’s from 6:30pm and join the fun! Don’t let the cold weather put you off!! It’s lovely & warm in the hall & bus is available to pick you up!! $2 PER BOOK, Flyers a $1 each, Raffle Lucky Numbers – Break Opens – Lucky door Prize. NEW PLAYERS ALWAYS WELCOME. 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. Good Luck! Carol Greenaway, Licence Holder Ph: 0459 540 921

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

Canasta Is held every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Bus pick up approx 6:15pm. $1.00 to play, & $1.00 for lucky numbers.

POTTERY GROUP The combined sale of work has come and gone. We would like to thank the many residents and friends who attended and bought articles from the various tables. The beautiful raffle basket (supplied by Rita) was won by Margaret Frew yellow ticket F79, second prize Phil Leavy blue F61, third Kath Savage purple A74. The pottery is open every Monday from 9am to 11am and all are welcome. Ann Morris/Secretary

Kingia/Tandara Auxiliary You will notice that we have returned to our previous arrangement of delivering flyers to everyone advising of the monthly meeting. After hearing from our members that this method was preferred, the committee decided to restore the flyer system. So no reason now to miss our monthly meetings! David Hawkes, ex ABC, was very entertaining and feedback from those who purchased his DVD enjoyed them. That was our May speaker and for June we had Dr Joan Pope on Music, Movement & Memories. Most enjoyable as well! Hope you all agree!! Dates to remember: 25th July “Christmas in July” to be held this year at Roley’s on the Ridge. 30th July Millers Fashions meeting, always nice fashions at a reasonable price. August Meeting, Bush Poets will entertain us. 5th September Spring Lunch. September meeting will feature Keith Eddington on 19th Century Women at Rottnest!! And in October we will have Dingo Association. Quite an agenda to look forward to!!! So keep your eye out for the flyer each month and come along and join us for an interesting and fun afternoon.

Enquiries, please contact Maureen Thompson.

It is possible you may have an interest in WRITING, (from maybe as little as 100 words perhaps describing events or episodes in your life), or in READING, (possibly to discuss your favourite book/author/genre), or even in STORYTELLING? Every month we travel down someone’s Memory Lane where a million interesting ‘life-stories’ reside. Why not yours? Come and try us out, come for the friendly promise and you’ll stay for the rewards! Call 6250 0538, Brian Dale, for more details.

Theatre Go-ers Club On Friday 30th August we visit the Garrick Theatre Guildford to see a comedy GOD OF CARNAGE written by Jasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton It premiered in London in 2008 and is translated from the French. It is a sharpedged contemporary comedy set in polite (or not-so) Society. A fast moving four hander that will take you by surprise. What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour between their children? A calm rational and civilised debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? OR an hysterical night of name calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse, much worse! Tickets will go on sale at $22 each (cash with order) on Monday 29th July at 8.15 am inside the Stratton Centre near the village shop. Tickets include bus pick up & return, a reserved seat, sherry/port/juice on arrival, tea/coffee at the interval.

ART GROUP

Bus pick up will be 6.50pm.

The joint exhibition and sale of work with the Pottery, Patchwork and Quilting Clubs went off quite well and a few paintings were sold.

Co-Ordinator: Austin Gillanders 0412 786 669 (Unit 15 Cooinda) Assisted by Joan Fenton Email: bptgers@gmail.com

Please check the notice board in the Art Room for coming events.

SCRABBLE CLUB Our club times are Tuesday and Friday from 9 to 11 am in art room on the second floor admin. New members are always welcome. Sheila Barley, Secretary

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We are a group of like-minded residents interested in READING, WRITING or STORYTELLING. We meet MONTHLY on the FIRST FRIDAY of the month, 9.30 am, Committee Room, Admin 2nd Floor.

See you soon Carol Greenaway, President

Supper is provided. New members are welcome we will teach you if you can’t play.

The Writing Group

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


COMPUTER CLUB SESSION TIMES: Tuesday Wednesday

9 – 11am 9.15–11.15am

Thursday

9 – 11am 2 – 4pm

Friday

9 – 11am

If you are new to the computer or have a new computer / laptop and wish to understand how to operate it, you may need some assistance. Call into the Computer Club where a team of facilitators are in attendance at the above times to assist you. We are located on the 2nd floor Administration Building in an air conditioned room so it is not to hot or cold. Membership is $10 per Annum and each 2 hour session is $2. A Beginners session is run each Friday morning. Ken Thurtell – President Ph: 0409 296 105 or Tony Ryder - Vice President Ph: 6250 0510

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 - Ph: 9362 1702 or Jean Buchanan-Hughes - Ph: 9362 5903

Handicraft Thanks to the few available on Saturday, we were able to raise another $200 on the Pottery Group combined stall. I owe an apology to someone who rang, I think from Phillips Close; they rang to donate goods. I’m sorry I lost your number. Please try again or drop it off to the Club on Monday’s from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All residents are welcome. To join us any Monday afternoon 1pm-3pm on the 2nd floor of Administration. Tea and biscuits free for 1st visit. 50 cents each thereafter. Wendy Paull, Coordinator, Ph: 9470 1966

SWAN VILLAGE BOWLING CLUB Well here we go for the July tidings, it’s hard to believe that we are over halfway through 2013, and it will not be long until our A G M in September. This month we held the Keith Withers Shield, and once again it was a great success, the winners once again were [MEG HAMS] Skipper Terry Luckman and Roger Hayes congratulations, the runners up were Maureen Waller Dot Prue and Vi Dillon well done. The bus outing to Harvey was enjoyed by all who went, also the weather was kind to us, unfortunately there was a slight accident when one of the party fell over, she was treated at the hospital and I’m pleased to say was allowed to return on the bus. Coming event is our Christmas in July, we are going to Greenhills which is the other side of York, so please look for the notice on the board and put your names on the list, if we get enough names we may be able to arrange two buses. Thanks once again to the ladies for the afternoon tea on the match day, also Hazel for organising the outings, not forgetting Roger who prepares the greens for us. We are in the process of marking the lines on the greens so far the marking seem to be very successful, thanks to Terry Nangle, Tony, Barry, and Roger. I must remind players who are sitting down to please keep remarks to themselves while others are bowling, as it is very upsetting to some people as it breaks their concentration. Just a reminder to the committee that our next meeting is on Thursday July 11th at 9.30am.

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

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

Undercroft Bowling Club The home game against Rowethorpe was a happy and successful match. We won. We held our Championships from 10th – 15th June. The standard of bowls was very high. Singles Ladies – Winner Eileen Smith Singles Men – Winner Ken Godsmark Mixed Doubles – Winners Maureen Waller & Jack Grayson. Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 30th July at 9:30am. Mr Graham Francis presiding.

Birthdays for July

- Don Mabbott, Jack Grayson & Gill Godsmark. Canny Cancerians!!!

Jokes

1. Japanese Scientists have created a camera with a shutter speed so fast, they can photograph a woman with her mouth shut. 2. Since the snow came all the wife has done is look through the window. If it gets any worse, I’ll have to let her in!!! Gill Godsmark, Secretary

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: 9472 5097 or Joan Mellowship Ph: 9361 4106

Enjoy your bowling Tony Ryder, President

Mahjong Club Bentley Park Indoor Bowls Games are played in the Auditorium every Wednesday. Socialising from 1:00pm so games can start promptly at 1:30pm. New members always welcome. Beryl Moule, Ph: 9355 1810

The Mahjong Club meets every Friday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. Mahjong is played in the Administration building on the 2nd floor of the Coffee Lounge instead of the JP Stratton Centre. New players always welcome and we will teach new players the rules of the game. Maureen Thompson, Ph: 9472 7967

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Community Noticeboard SwanMobile Availability Bookings: 6250 0023 MONDAY – FRIDAY

9am - 4pm

SATURDAY

9am - 12 noon

Bridge Partner Wanted

Hairdressers & Beauty Therapy

Wanted: A bridge partner for myself (or more players to make up tables of 4). There is only ONE table of Bridge playing on Mondays, but we need more players. Also persons interested in playing “kitchen bridge” (played outside a Bridge club - usually in someone’s home, or here using the village facilities.

Cottage for Curls 33 Graham Crescent, Ph 9361 3596 Monday – Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

I am in my 70’s and have been playing on and off for about 3yrs. I play Acol or Duplicate Bridge. Bridge is becoming more and more popular. Please help to get our Club moving!! Amy Quicke, quickeamy@dodo.com.au Ph: 9355 1185

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

Please No Walking on the Bowling Green, unless you are playing bowls.

Dr Aru on Leave Dr Aru (Arumugam Natchimuthoo) will be on leave from 3rd July 2013 to 21st August 2013. Dr Aru will be back at the SwanCare Medical Centre on Thursday 22nd August 2013. For a locum doctor to visit you please ring 9328 7111. In an emergency phone 000 for an ambulance. GP After Hours service please phone 9458 0585 and ask for the service near you. For routine matters you can make an appointment with Dr Y K Wong at 2A Rathay Street, Victoria Park on Ph: 9361 2557 or Dr Sri at Belmont on Ph: 9479 1555.

A Synergy of Service

SALES

RENTAL

1800 656 654 enquiries@riverabilities.com.au www.riverabilities.com.au

13003 13003 hire@rehabrental.com.au www. rehabrental.com.au

REPAIRS

HYGIENE PRODUCTS

08 9350 6600 service@rehabrepairs.com.au

13002 13002 sales@cura.com.au

Perth: 29 Alexandra Place, Bentley, WA 6102 Tel: 08 9350 6600 Albany: 13 Cockburn Road, Mira Mar, WA 6330 Tel: 08 9841 4200

Tidings July 2013  

SwanCare Group resident newsletter

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