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Nove mber 2013 swancare resident newsletter Across My Desk CEO’s Report For me October has slipped by in the blink of an eye, but I guess when you spend two weeks of the month on holidays, it does make the month seem relatively shorter. Without digressing too much, I had the great pleasure to spend the first two weeks of the month on holidays in New Zealand, and I must say it lived up to, and actually surpassed expectations. I have not visited a country with so much beautiful scenery and sheer natural beauty, every view was worthy of a postcard. It was good to get away, but it is also great to be back on deck. We have some very exciting times ahead and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that are coming our way.

Let Me Kick-Start This Month’s Article with a Stage 5A Update We are making some very good progress with the conceptual outline of the very exciting next stage of the redevelopment of the Bentley Park site. Our internal project group has had several detailed meetings with the architects and we are now at the stage where we have come to an understanding of the layout of the development, its style and the potential product mix. Stage 5A, to be constructed on the corner of Jarrah Road and Adie Court, will be an apartment complex with a mix of unit configurations, most of the units will be predominately 2 bedroom styled with a smaller third bedroom

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or a study option. A separate ensuite to the main bedroom and a second toilet, or what is commonly referred to as a powder room, will also be standard. All units will feature generous balcony areas, which will provide entertaining and al fresco opportunities. Controlled access to underground parking and elevator access to each floor will provide security and peace of mind. The units are all designed around open styled planning, with large kitchens and will feature adaptability options to ensure that longer term care can be able to be delivered into the units as and when required. The other great aspect about this development is that it will provide linkages with the existing village infrastructure, particularly to Stage 4, and the inclusion of an easy access pedestrian piazza (or promenade) will provide entertaining options for the entire village and another valuable community space which we can all enjoy. We still have a significant amount of planning work to do, and we are yet to finalise the relocation issues. These are proceeding ahead as quickly as we are physically able to, but we still have a number of residents to move and our relocation team are working diligently through this list. This stage of the redevelopment will also require that we achieve a considerable number of pre-sales, off the plan, before we commit to commencing the construction, and for this reason, we will soon be embarking on a pre-release marketing campaign to attract potential residents to take up the fantastic opportunity to acquire one of the units directly off the plans. This is a great opportunity to secure a unit before every-one else, so if residents know of friends or family that are considering a move to Bentley Park, then please refer them onto Harry Pearson, our Retirement Living

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Consultant on 6250 0016, he will be more than happy to follow-up on your contacts. We know that these units will sell fast so don’t wait too long to act. Remember too, that if you successfully refer a client onto Harry, you will be entitled to the $1,000.00 spotter’s fee.

General Security on the Site Last month at the residents meeting I had the opportunity to discuss at some length the security on the site and talk to the residents about some of the issues that we have been experiencing. We are very fortunate at Bentley that we have a very good security team who work extremely hard to ensure that resident safety and security is paramount. Our level and frequency of incidents is extremely low by comparison with the outside community, and I suspect that this is due in part to the wonderful work of our security personnel and also that of our own workforce, and indeed our entire resident community. Successful security on our village is a team effort, and we all need to work together to help one another, and it is this effort that I believe continues to stand us in relatively good stead. It is important that we do continue to remain vigilant and to keep a watchful eye out for anything that seems unusual or a little bit out of the ordinary. If you do happen to notice anything irregular, please contact security, as it is important that they are aware of these matters. On the matter of security I have received notification from Tony Ryder that he is no longer able to continue to convene the quarterly Neighbourhood Watch meetings, and it has been determined by this group that the current system of all residents looking out for and educating one another is working well, Continued Page 3 and consequently

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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

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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.

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 Mrs Betty 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.

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talent and skills that we possess within our own community. The number and diversity of the displays, local produce, artwork 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 Cath Devereaux, in her first show as Chair of the committee, and to 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.

CEO’s Report (continued) there really is no need for the formal Neighbourhood Watch committee meetings, as the informal process is working extremely well. It has also been suggested by Tony, that in order to keep security and its awareness at the forefront of residents thinking that it be included as part of my quarterly address to the residents meetings, to which I am more than happy to comply with.

WA Photo Card

I have had a personal request from Ben Wyatt, our local MP, to place the following information into this month’s Tidings. Ben is a tireless worker within and for our community and I am only too happy to assist him in spreading important news that will have an impact on our residents. The WA Parliament is currently debating the ‘WA Photo Card Bill 2013’. Once this Bill becomes law it will provide for a photo identification for anybody requiring photo ID but who does not possess a driver’s licence. As people know, photo ID is required for a range of commercial transactions from cashing a cheque, collecting parcels from the post office and even giving instructions to lawyers. This new ‘WA Photo Card’ will have the same integrity as a driver’s licence. This was a key promise that Ben made as the Member for Victoria Park during the 2013 State election.

This new card will replace the ‘Proof of Age’ card and be administered by the Department of Transport. Of course, to ensure the WA Photo Card has the highest level of integrity, supporting documentation must be provided like a birth certificate and other material such as that normally required for things such as opening a bank account.

We are getting close to finalising the plans for the next stage of the Community Centre at Australind. The second stage which primarily includes the pool and associated activity areas is likely to commence construction in the New Year. Whilst on the subject of Australind Rise, we are also looking at holding a major open day in January to promote the village, and in news just to hand we have been advised that Australind Rise is once again being recognised in the 2013 MBA Awards as a nominee in the most liveable community category.

The CEO’s CEO’s Coffee club was not held in October. However the good news is that we are planning a Coffee Club excursion in November. Join the CEO for a morning coffee and cake on Friday 22nd November. The bus will leave at 10am, returning at approx. 11.30am. To secure your seat contact Karen on 6250 0010 – limited numbers so get in quick!

On the 28th September, we celebrated a fabulous milestone achieved by our resident Fitzy Taylor, another one of Bentley Park’s centenarians. Congratulations to Fitzy on this great achievement.

On the 12th of October we were once again joined by our friends from the Curtin Volunteers as part of their annual volunteering day. We have been supporting this venture for the past five 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.

Anybody interested in further details of the ‘WA Photo Card’ once it has passed through the WA Parliament are encouraged to contact Ben’s office on 9361-1777. Ben will be in touch with me as soon as the card is established.

This year the group focussed on providing a much needed face-lift to the rear garden area at our Kingia Care

General Snippets From Around Our Community

Facility, and it has come up a treat.

outstanding.

Well done to all who were involved in this event, the results achieved were

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Fitzy Taylor with SwanCare Group’s Garry Black & Heather Laws

The fee for the card will be $35 for five years.

On the 26th and 27th 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

works inside (and outside) your unit. Residents are reminded that if they want to make any alterations to their unit they must have prior approval by Administration. Forms can be found at Reception. If you desire to undertake modifications, please complete a form and return it to Admin for approval. Remember that no works are to commence until formal approval is given.

And finally for this month, our hardworking and dedicated resident support officer Leasa Horne has called it a day and has left Bentley Park. After what was a difficult decision for Leasa she has decided that she needs to focus her time on her own family and as such finished up with us during the month. Leasa has been part of a great team and has made a lasting impression with our residents during her time with us. Leasa would always go out of her way to help our residents and was never one to shy away from difficult or challenging tasks. We all wish Leasa the very best for her future and thank her sincerely for her terrific contribution to SwanCare Group.

That’s a wrap for this month, see you around the village …

A reminder from our Maintenance Team regarding approval for modification

Graham Francis – CEO.

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Congratulations

Village News Bentley Park Show By the time you read this report our Show will be over and, hopefully, you will have many happy memories of it and already plans for what you can do for the 2014 Show. The main reason for holding an annual Show is to show what can be done with a little thought and effort and to encourage others to become involved by: a. Entering articles which can be admired by us all. b. Becoming a volunteer and making new friends along the way. c. Coming along to enjoy the company of others. d. Getting new ideas of things you could make or a new hobby you could start. I can’t tell you all how much I have appreciated your help and support throughout the year. It has been humbling for me to have so many people doing so much to make our Show an enjoyable success. All of the hard workers can now sit back and relax for a couple of months before starting all over again. There will be a full report in next month’s Tidings. THANKS AGAIN AND KEEP SMILING. Cath Devereaux Coordinator Ph. 6250 0407

Spritz Cafe Hello to all Residents & Staff. As you know, at Spritz we have trialled being open seven days for a while now. Unfortunately due to outside circumstances we haven’t always been able to maintain this. I have realised after the last 4 weeks that it isn’t feasible or workable for me to try and maintain a seven day working week on my own. As a result, to end the confusion I have changed the opening times of the café. Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Closed 9am – 4pm 9am – 4pm 9am – 4pm 9am – 4pm 9am – 4pm Closed

This is effective as of the 22/10/2013. In the future we will return to 7 day trading, once business has increased & staffing levels are more complete. In the meantime, I thank you all for your continued support & understanding whilst we are still growing. It is a privilege to be a part of this community, & I look forward to serving you in the future.

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Warmest Regards, Ben – Spritz Cafe

Judy Mackintosh has been awarded a certificate in recognition of her 50 years of dedicated ACTIVE nursing and midwifery. She is still active in helping young mothers and enjoys every minute of her time with them. A lot of things have changed over the years but being a mother is still the same. Bill Mackintosh

SwanCare Group – Sprinklers To reduce water comsumption the gardeners are going to trial sprinkler use for two days each week. The area between Adie Court and Wootliff Way, plus Pemberton Drive, Le-Breton Way & Drummond Way, the sprinlkers will come on at 10pm on Monday’s and Fridays. Between the areas of Talbot Place and Hawthorne Crescent the sprinklers will come on at 10pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Testing of Assistance Pendants For all residents in the redeveloped areas around admin (Streets - Leeuwin, Stirling, Millstream, Solandri, Augustus, Beelu and Plantation Apartments), with a SwanCare provided assistance system, please be reminded that you should test your assistance pendants on a regular basis, at least monthly. This will ensure that any issues with batteries or faulty pendants are identified prior to and rectified before any real assistance is required.

Bentley Park - Rowethorpe Once again we have had unwelcome intruders to our village. Please ensure your house is securely locked and windows closed, if you are not at home, day or night. The delegates of Neighbourhood Watch would like to remind you all, to be aware of any strangers prowling around the village and if anything looks suspicious don’t hesitate to ring Security on 6250 0020 any time.

Farmyard on Wheels Thanks to a generous donation of the Social Club we were able to invite the Farmyard on Wheels to Waminda on the 3rd of October, Tandara on the 4th of October and Kingia on the 9th of October. Luckily the weather was good enough to be outside and enjoy some sunshine whilst holding and feeding the farm animals. The many photos we took tell the story of enjoyment, reminiscing and excitement to see (and smell!) all the familiar animals.

An instruction sheet will have been provided on how to perform testing when the system was first installed or when you moved in. If the information sheet has been lost or you have not received one, please contact reception for a replacement copy. In the event of your pendants not working after testing, please contact reception who will log a job for the problem to be investigated. Paul Grzelec, ICT Coordinator

Library News Congratulations to Carol Fairchild for being the final winner of the Coles voucher competition. Thank you to all library patrons for your support and I hope to see more residents joining up. We have had five residents join up in the last couple of weeks, including one who has been in the Village for 30 years, so it is never too late and new residents will be made to feel at home. Yours in books Penny, Bentley Park Librarian

Thank you to the Social Club and all the staff and volunteers for helping us making this a wonderful afternoon for our residents. Lifestyle Team Tandara/Kingia/Waminda


My Trip to the North West in 2013 In May/June of this year I drove my car up through the North West of WA. My friend and I left Bentley Park on the 17th May on “the trip of a lifetime” which I had not done in 40 years. In 1973 I drove a VW Beetle up to Darwin and I was only 6 months into my driver’s license. Not too bad for a P Plate Driver? In those days they were just sealing the North West Highway. Many parts were long detours 5km – 20kms long through dry water courses (it was the old August school holidays in those days when we first did it). We also had to drive through many long patches of bushland scrub, redirection back to the main highway. It was wild and free and as long as we kept moving the fresh air of travelling kept you cool (natural air conditioning) and also kept the dust at bay, so you could breathe freely. It was most invigorating. Now 40 years on I had a nice Holden station wagon with all the camping gear and bedding in the back and I was off again to rediscover old and new venues. I still felt the same exhilaration and wonderful sense of freedom with all windows down and the wind blowing through the car to keep me cool, only this time I had a tarmac road wherever I went (out to the coast or inland). As with 40 years before I washed, paddled or swam in every bit of water I found on the trip, going natural all the way. I found many lovely beaches, picked up a shell or rock at each (just to say I had been and seen), stopped at a number of a 24hr road side stopovers (they were not there 40 years ago. Most handy. Had some lovely bonfires and music with the piano accordion on the road. I drove as far as Broome and Derby taking

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many photos on the way. I breathed deeply of the magic of the landscape, which had changed very little in all that time. It is the immense purity and isolation of it all. A much rarified atmosphere. You have to travel it to feel it, know it touches you. I returned via the inland route heading south, north of Port Hedland, through Marble Bar, Newman, the people of Nullagine were beautiful, very friendly. From the Prison Tree at Derby through the Kimberley and the De Grey, Turner and Peawah Rivers. The Fortescue, Ashburton and Gascoyne Rivers and the Murchison down into Meekatharra, where I worked in 1962. (The dead centre of WA it was called then). From then on it was just a hop, skip and a jump to be home again. Mt Magnet and Cue, where I had played darts and worked all those years ago. Wubin, Dalwallinee Pithara where I first “trod the boards” with the Dally Reportory Club” at 18 years old. Miling, Calingiri, Bolgare, Toodyay, where I visited my old family home and land.

Fitzy Taylor

How long have you resided at Bentley Park? 9 years. What do you like most about living here? Everyone’s friendly. I love it here.

What did you do before coming to Australia? I lived in Lambeth, London. As a girl I witnessed World War One and remember taking cover in the pub’s cellar during the air raids.

Yes went back 40 years and covered every inch through childhood, 2 marriages and families, teenage years in the wheat belt then home to Bentley Park and what I am today.

Later I worked as a dressmaker. I met my next door neighbour over the fence who would later become my husband. My sister moved to

It was a most uplifting and wonderful trip and I would go and do it all again tomorrow just for “the hell of it”. The challenge of something different! I travelled 6644 kms in 20 days, remembering to above all “keep those wheels rolling” while on the road. Yours in travel Nancy Coe

Australia and wrote to me before I moved here in 1945. My daughter was 12 at the time.

What hobbies do you enjoy? Activities at Southcare such as flower arrangement and exercises.

What is your favourite food? The meals I get delivered are

WANTED e e Volunteer Bus Drivers

We are looking for additional volunteer bus drivers to drive the Village buses from time to time. You will need to have a minimum of an MR type licence and to take the annual village bus driving test. There is no cost involved to applicants. If you would like further information or wish to register please contact Karen Parker Volunteer Coordinator on 6250 0010.

Call Karen Parker on 6250 0010

great, but I make my own desserts. I love home-made apple-pie.

What is your philosophy in life? Family is what matters. I have a daughter, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They’re all very special to me.

What music do you enjoy? Jazz and classical. I used to play piano. I love music.

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Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph. 9472 6857)

Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9472 6857)

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

Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Club 9.30am JPS BP Social Club Melbourne Cup Luncheon 10.45am AUD Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Tai Chi Chi 5.00pm AUD

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Snooker Club Rummycub Tai 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

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

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Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9472 6857)

Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9472 6857)

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

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

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 9.00am RSC Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Indoor Bowls 1.00pm AUD Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Digital Camera Class 2.00pm CR 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 9.00am RSC Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Indoor Bowls 1.00pm AUD Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Digital Camera Class 2.00pm CR Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch & Balance 9.00am RSC Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC Digital Camera Class 2.00pm CR Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Stretch & Balance 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 Digital Camera Class 2.00pm CR Canasta 6.30pm JPS


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

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

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

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General Exercise 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

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

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Library Open Computer Club Art Group Exercise Class 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 JPS

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 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 JPS

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

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

Op Shop open 8.30am-12pm Undercroft Bowling Club 9.00am RCL Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC

Bentley Park Calendar of Events

November My events to note:

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Op Shop open 8.30am-12pm Undercroft Bowling Club 9.00am RCL Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC

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Op Shop open 8.30am-12pm Undercroft Bowling Club 9.00am RCL Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC

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

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Op Shop open 8.30am-12pm Undercroft Bowling Club 9.00am RCL Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC

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Op Shop open 8.30am-12pm Undercroft Bowling Club 9.00am RCL Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Swan Bowling Club 1.15pm OBC

ABL2 Administration Building Level2 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

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Deliveries

(from our “Script Boxes” Monday to Friday)

Administration Building

11am & 3pm

Drummond Way Apartments 11am & 3pm Grocery Store

11am & 3pm

Mavis Cleaver Court

11am & 3pm

Medical Centre

10am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Plantation Apartments

11am & 3pm

Richard Cleaver Lodge

11am & 3pm

Monday to Friday

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Saturday

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Sunday

by arrangement (if urgent)

Open Hours Monday to Saturday

8.00am - 6.30pm

Sunday & Public Holidays

9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday and Sunday orders can be placed by phone

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CHAPMAN RD

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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 By now, everyone will have received nomination forms for the council election in November so hopefully we will have received nominations to fill the three vacancies. I have been away for most of the last month, so am a bit short of news items, but I am sure Cath has kept things running smoothly.

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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

Rita’s Retreat

TEA & COFFEE / LUNCHES CHOCOLATES / GIFT BASKETS located in waminda OPEN 9AM - 2PM MON-SAT


Bentley Park Social Club

Bentley Park Diners

Over 120 attendees braved the weather for the ‘Family Sausage Sizzle’ on Saturday, 19th October, and enjoyed the company, the food and the band. Somehow, most of them fitted into the Stratton Centre with an overflow into the Leisure Centre while they ate, and many stayed until the band packed up. I sincerely thank the Committee, the volunteer cooks, and the other volunteers (both from inside the Village and outside) who assisted in the setting up and during the event.

Op Shop (even if unable to help on a regular basis), as some volunteers are currently unavailable. Another load of newspapers has been removed from the Paper Shed and the funds duly added to our funds. However, it appears there is a problem with staples in the inserts from the newspapers, so please note everyone, we are now asking you to remove all inserts – whether glossy or otherwise – to deposit them in your own recycling bin, before sending the papers to the Paper Shed, as we can no longer deal with them and they will not be taken away.

On Tuesday, 5th November, the Melbourne Cup Lunch will be held in the Auditorium with the Storyville Jazz Band providing entertainment around the main event itself. Numbers are definitely ‘capped’ for this event, so hope you have already obtained a ticket if you wished to attend.

Finally, if you wish to nominate someone for the Villager of the Year Award, please return your completed form/s to Administration prior to Thursday October 31st.

The Op Shop is selling summer clothing, and I am pleased to report that Beryl is ‘on the mend’. She would appreciate offers of assistance at the

Best wishes to all. Shirley Barnes President, Bentley Park Social Club

This is our last outing for 2013. The outing for November is on Tuesday 12th & 19th. This month we are going to the Fiery Flames Gosnell’s (Nero’s). You will have your choice for $20 of grilled or battered fish & chips, grilled chicken & chips, chicken & bacon pasta & seafood pasta. 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.

Kingia/Tandara Auxiliary The meeting for November will be the AGM to be held on Tuesday 26th at 1.30pm. Come along and have your say in what we would like to achieve in 2014. You also need to have your input into your office bearers for the next term, so take some time to think about your nominations for all the members of the committee for the coming year. Discussions and voting will be on the agenda as well as a lovely afternoon tea. There will also be an overview of our achievements in 2013, including proceeds from the Fete which is being held on 18th November 2013.

Rehab & Healthcare Equipment

Keep an eye out for the flyer with all the details. Hope to see you there! Carol Greenaway

Stratton Luncheon/Concert Recline & Lift Chairs Custom Made in WA From $1890

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. We have two Luncheon Concerts to finish the year:Friday 1st November, Peter Williams, Singer/Guitarist, Comedy/Impressions.

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

Friday 6th December, top vocalist Adam Penn – Christmas Special-Songs, carols, crackers and Christmas fare. 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.

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

The all-inclusive cost is $10.

SALES-HIRE-SERVICE

9258 8733

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

DARTS CLUB

POTTERY GROUP

Darts are on Monday and Friday at 6.30pm.

B e nt le y Pa r k

Swan Village Bowling Club

The Pottery is open every Monday morning between 9 and 11. We are situated in Allen Crt. next door to Kingia. New members are always welcome and if you have never done pottery or ceramics before, this is an opportunity to try it out.

Thursday Nights in our Auditorium. Eyes Down 7.00pm

The committee held their first meeting for the coming year, several things were discussed, Trophy days, Mixed pairs, our matches against the Under Croft Club, also a game with Rowethorpe.

B i n g o C lu b !

Don’t forget your Thursday night Bingo!! We welcome new players to join us in our nice warm Auditorium. Good prizes to be won on Bingo and our raffle basket is always a great favourite - tickets - 3 for $2!!!! Lucky numbers a $1 each!! Lots of fun for all!! Tea, coffee & biscuits for 50c!! Can’t do better than that!! 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. 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. Bingo will finish for Christmas break on the Thursday 19th December and will recommence on Thursday January 16, 2014. Carol Greenaway, Licence Holder 0459 540 921

B U S H POETS & YARN S P INNERS It is with happy pleasure that the Bush Poets & Yarnspinners have returned to their old venue at the Auditorium Bentley Park. Catch you on the monthly rounds, 1st Friday of each month at 7:00pm in the Auditorium. November’s muster will be on the 8th. Nancy Coe

TAI CHI

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

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Don Mabbott, President

This month we had a bus trip to Dwellingup, and a Train trip with a meal included, witch everyone enjoyed, the only complaint was the Pumpkin Soup was only warm. On the 31st of this month we hope to visit Friar Tucks at Dawesville. The Patrons Shield game was won by Tom Brazier skip, Ern Cole, Harry Popelier, & Angie Wieman, runners up were Mike Post skip, Vera Separovic, Dennis Morris, &Vi Dillon, there were joint thirds so a coin was tossed & Ken Godsmark skip, Terry Luckman, Graham Francis & Innis Moir, were successful, it was great to see our Patron Graham in a successful team. At this point I must mention that Graham was asked for match fees of $5 he gave $20 he also donated his winnings to the club $5 and would you believe it he won $20 on the chocolate wheel which he also returned. Graham very kindly gave the winners vouchers of $25, so all up he was $140 poorer, he will be most welcome next year. The Spider was won by the President who as you know does not Drink, but it will keep. Thanks must again to our Ladies who do such an excellent job with the catering, without them we would not have such a great club. The Treasure Lloyd would like to remind everyone that SUBS are now due so please become financial, so you can enjoy playing & the company. Enjoy your bowling Tony Ryder, President

ART GROUP Club mornings are Tuesday and Friday from 9-11 am in the art studio on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building. New members

There will always be a willing helper to get you started! Ann Morris/Secretary

The Snooker Players Association The Snooker Players Association is situated on the second (Social) floor of the Administration Building. Playing sessions are held Tuesday to Thursday 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 $10 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

Digital Camera Classes In the Committee Room, Administration Building (level 3). Nov 6 - Outing Nov 13 - Self Portrait Nov 20 - Landscapes Nov 27 - Outing Dec 4 - Videos & Review If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call on 6250 0595. Jim Hopson

Handicraft We wish to thank you all for your support during the year. We are once again joining the Auxiliary Group Stall on the 18th November in the Auditorium. We will breaking up on the 2nd December 2013 and recommencing on the 1st Monday in February 2014. We wish you all a Merry Christmas. 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. 50cents each there after.

are always welcome. Sheila Barley, Secretary

Wendy Paull, Coordinator, Ph: 9470 1966


COMPUTER CLUB SESSION TIMES: Tuesday Wednesday

9 – 11am 9 – 11am

Thursday

9 – 11am 2 – 4pm

Friday

9 – 11am

Our aim is to help Residents to understand the computer. We have a team of Facilitators who are in attendance in the Computer Room at the above times, call in and see if we can help 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 Tony Ryder, Vice President Ph: 6250 0510

Theatre Go-ers Club We have three theatre visits before the end of 2013. All tickets have been sold but there are usually ticket returns for sale on the morning of the show. If interested in a last minute ticket contact the Co-Ordinator. The shows are as follows:Friday 8th November 7.30pm Cinderella Friday 22nd November 8pm Pardon Me Prime Minister Friday 6th December 8pm Tivoli Xmas Music Hall Co-ordinator: Austin Gillanders Ph: 0412 786 669. Assisted by Joan Fenton email: bptgers@gmail.com

Canasta

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. Supper is provided. New members are welcome, we will teach you if you can’t play. Enquiries, please contact Maureen Thompson, Ph: 9472 7967

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 Writing Group We are a group of like-minded residents interested in WRITING, READING or STORYTELLING. We now meet MONTHLY on the FIRST FRIDAY of the month, 9.00am – 11.00am, Committee Room, Admin 2nd Floor, (Note Change – previously started at 9.30 am). 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 just verbally relating a personal memory. Every month we travel down someone’s Memory Lane where a million interesting ‘life-stories’ reside. Why not yours? No fees, no committees, no office-bearers, no pressure! Come and try us out, come for the friendly promise and, hopefully, you’ll stay for the rewards! Call 6250 0538, Brian Dale, for more details.

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

Undercroft Bowling Club Coming up in November, we visit the Swan Bowling Club for our annual inter-Club Competition. This is always a day we all try to put our Best Feet forward in a “kind of” friendly rivalry!! Then we relax with our annual Pre-Christmas Luncheon on November 26th at “The Pines”. In between, we are hoping to have a game over at the Rowethorpe Green. We send a big “Cheerio” to those on the sick list-especially Bob and Frank.

Birthday greetings to:Gloria, Frank, Bill and Mary…. STINGING SCORPIONS! We may not always know what we are doingbut we have a lot of fun!! See you behind the green door! Mary Gent, Secretary

Mahjong Club 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 are always welcome and we will teach you the rules of the game. Maureen Thompson, Ph: 9472 7967

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.

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For more information phone: Marion Pitcher - Ph: 9362 1702 or Jean Buchanan-Hughes - Ph: 9362 5903

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

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SAleS informAtion 0432 130 050

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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

Hair at Swan

Thank You

33 Graham Crescent

Hair at Swan are pleased to announce that we have beautician joining our team from the 8th November. Specialising in facials, manicures and pedicures. These services will be available every Friday by appointment only. Christmas is fast approaching, we advise to make your hair and beauty appointments to avoid missing out. Our operating days over Christmas will be:Saturday 21st Dec 9am – 12pm Monday 23rd Dec 8am – 4pm Tuesday 24th Dec 8am – 3pm Monday 30th Dec 9am – 3pm Reopening normal trade hours from 2nd January come in or call 9361 3596 to make an appointment.

I would like to thank the bowlers and my friends from Drummond Way for their thoughts and kindness following the death of my husband Alfred. - Meg Hams

Joining Our Community Our community extends a warm welcome to Mrs Florence Dymock, Mr Geoffrey & Mrs Evelyn Clayton, Mr Kenneth & Mrs Lorna Hayward, Mrs Joan Hosken, Mrs Agnes Anderson and Mrs Brenda Formby.

A Synergy of Service

SALES

RENTAL

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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 November 2013