Newsletter 11 March

March 11, 2020

Important Dates

March Birthday Morning Tea
Wednesday 18 March @ 10.00am

Blue Lotus Gardens Excursion
Monday 23 March, departing Hester at 9.30am and returning approximately 3.00pm (More details overleaf)

Residents’ Forum
Wednesday 25 March @ 10.00am (Please see Housekeeping Notices)

Emergency Procedures Safety Information Talk
Wednesday 1 April @ 10.30am, in the Hester Main Lounge (more details to the right)

Housekeeping Notices


Jean Lewis would like to thank everyone for their kind regards and flowers, your kindness was much appreciated by Jean.

One of our staff members Youhaniz, has been offered a full time position at her other place of employment.  We all wish Youhaniz all the very best in her new role.

Residents’ Forum 10.00am Wednesday 25 March
We encourage all residents to make the effort to attend the upcoming Forum. This is an opportunity not only to learn of any Hester current affairs, but to also have your voice heard.
Your contribution is valued and essential.

Emergency Procedures Safety Information Talk
All residents have recently received a revised “Fire Orders” Information form. As a worthwhile follow up to this information, a talk has been arranged for Hester residents at 10.30am on Wednesday 1 April, in the main lounge area. We strongly urge all residents to attend this very important talk.

Health and Safety Measures

As purely a precautionary measure, given the current concern about COVID-19, antibacterial hand rub is available at the following locations at Hester Canterbury:
-By the sink in the kitchen,
-By the sink in the café area,
-At the reception desk.

Frozen Meals

The kitchen staff under our Head Chef’s expert guidance are currently creating some very tempting new menus and recipes. Until the new menus and selections are in use there will not be frozen meals available from the Hester kitchen freezer.
We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however we are sure the new selection of meals will be worth the wait.

Blue Lotus Water Gardens Excursion

Monday 23rd March, departing Hester at 9.30am and returning at approximately 3.00pm. The Blue Lotus Water Gardens are located near Warburton (about an hour out of Melbourne in the Yarra Valley), and they are celebrating their annual waterlily season that runs until the 13th of April.
There is a café available for lunch or a cuppa, there are also picnic facilities available if you would like to bring your lunch.                     Cost – $40.00 (this includes the cost of admission to the gardens).

PLEASE NOTE – there is availability for 10 spaces on the bus and these would all have to be filled for the excursion to go ahead.

Week one of the Autumn Menu starts on Monday 16 March.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

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