Newsletter 11 September

September 11, 2019

Important Dates

  • 12th September
    Balenciaga at Bendigo
    9:00am – 5:00pm
  • 18th September
    September Residents’ Birthday Cake
  • Residents Committee Dates for 2019
     8th October
    12th November
    10th December
  • Upcoming Monthly Dinner Dates
    25th September
    30th October
    27th November
  • Pharmacy Guild of Australia Medications Talk
    Wednesday 18th September at 10:45am – 12:00 noon at The Canterbury Centre
  • Vardos (Gypsy & Fold Music)
    Free live music performance Thursday 19th September at 2:00pm at The Canterbury Centre
  • Christmas Luncheon
    Friday 13th December

Housekeeping Notices

New Staff Member
It is with great pleasure that we would like to introduce our new staff member Gerri.  No doubt over the next few weeks you will all have the opportunity to meet and welcome Gerri to Hester Canterbury.

St Oswald’s Annual Food Collection
On behalf of the Anglican Mission House in Fitzroy and Joy Warfe we sincerely thank you for your generous contributions to the St Oswald’s Annual Food Collection.

Change to Wi-Fi Password
Due to residents preference the public Wi-Fi password has been changed to the original. Please contact Hester staff for the new password.

Tree Trimming
The arborist will be at Hester Canterbury Thursday the 12th September at 10:00am to remove some overhanging tree branches near the North Wing.

Coffee Machine Survey
Just a reminder to all Residents that the coffee machine survey responses are due by COB 13th of September 2019. Please place the document in the letter box located at reception or hand it to any of the Hester Canterbury staff.


Tuesday 17th September 7:30pm

Steel Magnolias (1989)
Director: Herbet Ross
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field

Centring around the lively Truvy Jones’ Louisiana beauty parlour, the film shares the lives of a tightly-knit group of friends as they confront grief, loss, tragedies and heartaches by doing what they do best; gossiping and sharing. (With captions)

Thursday 12
th September 2pm

Hidden Figures (2016)
Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji Henson, Octavia, Spencer & Janelle Monae

The remarkable true story of three brilliant African American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glen, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. (With captions)

Up & Coming Event

An excursion to view the 2019 Archibald Portraiture exhibition is being planned for mid October. The exhibition is being held at the TarraWarra Museum of Art just outside Healesville. There will be free time allocated for lunch in the Healesville town centre. More details to follow, in the meantime a sign up sheet for expressions of interest will be available at reception next week.

Did you know…


Some believe that this phrase – which dates to the turn of the nineteenth century, relates to the brass tacks used in upholstery.

It may have been used in a Cockney rhyming game to mean “hard facts”.

The most common understanding of this saying has to do with shopkeepers inserting tacks along the edge of their counters, providing a convenient means for measuring fabric.

When a customer finished looking over the available stock and had determined what to buy, the cloth was set on the counter and measured, ascertaining a price was “getting down to brass tacks”.


Week three of the new Winter Menu starts on Monday 16th September. Please place any orders by Thursday lunchtime.
Bon Appetit!

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