Newsletter 07 June 2023

June 7, 2023
    Just a reminder that Exterior Clean Melbourne will be on-site from 7:30am Tuesday 13 June until Thursday 15 June to clean all external windows. In some cases this will require entry to your apartment to access the balcony or remove flyscreens. For those having their interior windows cleaned, we’ve not been advised which day this will take place as yet.
    To this day, the real Erin Brockovich can be seen spruking Australian law firms on the television, but it’s the biographical story of how she got there that is truly worthy of an Academy Award. With stellar performances by Julia Roberts & Albert Finney, ‘Erin Brockovich’ is a true David versus Goliath tale. Screening Tuesday 13 June @ 7:30pm.
    Experience a wonderful live concert as the Callisto Strings take us on a journey through memorable musical scores, selected from brilliant movies. Tuesday 20 June 11am – 12pm at Kew Seniors Centre.

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M. K. Jacobs is an accomplished classical pianist, genealogist, explorer and fanatic cat lover. MK’s first series of novels are centred on historical military fiction with a French twist. She expanded to include historical romance stories focusing on her Mother’s WW2 experiences and The Claire Lane Mystery series. MK will take you on a journey through her latest book, ‘In the Shade of the Mountain’ and the connection with genealogy and family history. Her guest talk will take place on Thursday 22 June in the Cinema. A sign up form will be available at Reception soon.

Musica Viva Australia is thrilled to announce there will be 14 selected ensembles competing for the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Rounds One and Two will be held from 3 – 6 July at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. We have secured a group discount on tickets for 6 or more people, and to redeem this offer, please use the promo code MUSIC when booking.

The wonderful Chef’s at Faversham House will release their mouth watering Winter Menu next week for the Hester Canterbury residents that will commence on Monday 19 June. Please let me know if you would like a copy and I shall place one in your mailbox. Just a reminder that your order can be placed at anytime before Thursday 1pm for the following week. Thank you.

Week Two of the Autumn Menu starts on Monday 12 June.
Please place any orders by 1pm the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

ARVAS Assessment Day

As previously outlined, Hester Canterbury is in the process of applying for accreditation through the Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS). Accreditation is independent recognition that an organization meets the requirements of governing industry standards and are recognized for their commitment to best practice, quality, systems and processes and continuous improvement.
All required documentation has now been submitted to QIP for appraisal and a date has been set for an Assessment Team and / or Team Leader to visit Hester Canterbury, which will take place on Friday 30 June, 2023. Observations will be conducted by members of the assessment team as determined by the Team Leader and will generally include a comprehensive tour of the site, which may present opportunities for informal conversations with staff and residents.
Resident interviews will be required on the day and aims to target a cross section of the community’s residents. Therefore, we invite those residents interested in partaking and the residents committee to be available for interview either as a group or individually if requested. We should be provided with a timetable closer to the date so you will not be required to be waiting around all day, though the interview should be scheduled to take place mid morning for residents. Your expression of interest in assisting with the assessment can be submitted to me at your convenience.
Towards the completion of the day there may be a general feedback session from the Assessment Team for staff and residents, involving a brief overview of their provisional findings and we will keep you informed if this is to take place. This self assessment process for accreditation is being undertaken by BASScare on behalf of Hester Canterbury and is not a government or legislation requirement.