Newsletter 11 January 2023
- TO DOODLE OR DARN?
Hester Canterbury Craft Club launches off for another year on Monday 30 January at 2pm in the Dining Room. It’s an informal opportunity to channel your inner creativity you didn’t even know you had, while enjoying unscripted conversation. All welcome.
- HESTER CLASS
A stunningly colourful period piece, ’Mrs Harris Goes To Paris’ takes you on a journey from regular to spectacular. Screening on Tuesday 17 January at 7:30pm, the first 16 people through the door receive a Peters Drumstick.
- GOING BRASS IN MARCH
Flick open your new 2023 diaries and note this down as Hester Canterbury comes alive on Sunday 5 March at 2:30pm with the Oakleigh Brass Band booked to entertain you with an afternoon of tunes. Sign up form will be available at Reception closer to the date.
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STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING IF IT’S NOTHING AT ALL
The known truth is you’ll never outrun aging, but the better shape you’re in, the longer it takes for your age to catch up. Though you may have let the gym membership lapse, there are still ways of maintaining positive independence without the sweat and tears.
BASScare’s own personal trainer and all round nice guy Tom takes a user friendly Exercise Class every Tuesday at 10am in the Gym, focusing on vital areas such as Mobility, Balance and Upper Body Strength, all key elements that will significantly benefit most residents in retirement living. If you are interested in joining in on the Exercise Class or finding out more information, please either contact me (Chris) or Matthew Azzopardi at the Canterbury Centre on P: 9880 4709.
WHAT’S MORE AUSTRALIAN?
In the true blue Aussie spirit the residents of Hester Canterbury will be celebrating Australia Day on Thursday 26 January with a delicious BBQ, once again catered by the wonderful Chefs at Faversham. Sign-up form will be available at Reception soon.
Week Three of the Summer Menu starts on Monday 16 January.
Please place any orders by 1pm the Thursday before.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL
If a banana looks different on the outside, is it still a banana on the inside? A hand of bananas maybe diverse and unique with different appearance, taste and smell, however this does not mean that a loan finger or a bunch that we prefer to segregate based upon perception, cannot add to the overall experience or provide adequate sustenance.
Same can be said for humans and their personalities, quirks and the manner in which they converse or conduct themselves. Sharing your differences builds a better understanding of diversity amongst a community and engaging in conversation may open doors to something in common, as minuscule as it may be.
There is no perfect recipe for retirement living in a community, it’s more about awareness of what we say, how we pitch in and lend a hand and show respect, something Hester Canterbury does very well. The degree of social Involvement is not a mandatory, nor should it be, however the community aspect would have been the foundation behind a lot of individuals making the move, knowing that community engagement, be it big or small, is good for the soul.
Oh, if I have wet your appetite for a banana, they are presently $3.50Kg at Coles.
Following this weeks visit by Pattersons Build Group, if they can secure the materials required to complete the refurbishment of the water damaged communal areas on the ground floor, they will schedule the works required for early February. Full details of the schedule and contingency plan for temporary spaces will be relayed to all residents prior to commencement, and throughout the works.
TASTE OF SUMMER
Just a reminder that if you wish to sample one or more of the gourmet dinner offerings from the Hester Canterbury Summer Menu, please let me know and I’ll provide you with the menu.