Newsletter 16 February

February 15, 2022

Important Dates

  • Monday, 28 February at 2:00pm
    The monthly craft group will meet in the private dining room. Bring along your latest craft project for an afternoon of relaxing and enjoyable company.
  • Wednesday, 23 February at 11:00am
    Lauren Richey, BASScare’s Home Care Manager will give a short information talk on some of the services BASScare now offer for all your future support needs. This information session is most worthwhile attending. In case any of the services on offer are ever needed you will know how to access them; helping you to maintain your autonomy and independence.
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Housekeeping Notices

  • Important Notice
    Late last week each apartment received information about the use of the defibrillator at Hester Canterbury, along with a form for each resident to complete and return to Alexia. This form concerns your directives regarding Non-use of the Defibrillator. Please note this form is specific to your wishes NOT to have a defibrillator used on you in an emergency situation. If this is your preference it is essential that you return the completed form to Alexia as soon as is convenient. IF your returned form is not in our records it will be assumed that in an emergency, you consent to having the defibrillator used on your person. If you have appointed someone as ‘a medical treatment decision maker’ we will also require for record keeping purposes a document evidencing such appointment. It is vital that your wishes concerning this very major decision are respected and adhered to, so respectfully we ask you to return the above documents to us in a timely manner. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to Alexia any time.

Week Three of the Summer Menu starts on Monday 21 February.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

A little history about our neck of the woods….

  • Canterbury was named in honour of Sir John Henry Manners Sutton, a British conservative politician, who became Governor of Victoria (1866- 1873) and the 3rd Viscount Canterbury in 1869 after the death of his older brother.
  • The railway station is in many ways responsible for the suburb’s existence: before the opening of the railway to the City in 1882, the area was semi rural. Some of the early residents and their properties, are remembered in the street names of the suburb, notably Logan Street, Chatham Road and
  • Monomeath Avenue.
    The first subdivision in the area came in 1885, when Michael Logan created the ‘Claremont Park Estate’ within the area of Canterbury Road, Bryson Street, Prospect Hill Road and Logan Street. Did you the century old ‘ dry area’ ruling introduced for Canterbury and some surrounding suburbs by various Temperance Movements was only finally abolished in November 2021.
  • Canterbury and surrounding suburbs were the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung peoples and there was a strong historical, cultural and spiritual connection to their traditional lands. The City of Boroondara’s name come from the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung language and means ‘where the ground is thickly shaded’.