Newsletter 16 November 2022
- KEEP LANDFILL IN HOUSE
If you are interested in how you can assist in redirecting food waste away from landfill, then please feel free to attend the Organic Compost Strategy Meeting on
Wednesday 23 November at 10:30am in the club lounge and hear from our very own Compost Expert and green thumb, Martin, on initiatives we can implement to best serve our environment and assist with the natural growth of our gardens.
- HESTER CLASS
As the silly season approaches it’s probably a good time to take an indulgent moment and sit back for ’Careful, he might hear you’ screening in the Cinema next Tuesday night at 7:30pm. Your usher John would love to welcome you.
- I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
Your last chance to sign up to have your interior windows and / or balconies cleaned is Friday 25 November by 12pm. Sign-up form is on the Reception desk if you have not completed it to date.
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Hester Newsletter 16 November
- MYSTERY INSIGHT (Who Am I?)
Congratulations rains down on this weeks Winner, Elizabeth, who was first to guess correctly that last weeks ‘Who am I’ was Elaine. Your prize is in the post.
Unfortunately, I have not received any more submissions so any future Mystery Insights will literally stay just that, a mystery.
- TO LABOR OVER BEING LIBERAL
Don’t feel the need to stand in a queue with your election day sausage at the local Primary School on Saturday 26 November? Then drop by the Office where
I have secured Postal Vote Application forms that you can complete in the privacy of your own politically neutral home.
- ‘TWAS 13 NIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
…..when all thro’ Hester Canterbury, all a resident was stirring, to indulge the Cranberry. Celebrate the Hester Canterbury Community Christmas Lunch on Monday 12 December at 1pm in the dining room, where you will enjoy a traditional four course meal and plenty of Christmas cheer. Menu and Sign-Up form will be available in the coming days at Reception.
- DON’T ALLOW A PEST TO INFEST
If you are visited by or discover any unwanted pests around Hester Canterbury, please let me know so that I can record it in the Pest Control Folder for the next time that Rentokil are here. Thank you.
Week Four of the Spring Menu starts on Monday 21 November.
Please place any orders by 1pm the Thursday before.
INFORMATION IS GOLD
For those unable to attend last weeks splendid Residents Information Session with Edward (General Manager Retirement Living), the following is a snap shot of what was provided and discussed with the community.
The Retirement Living Code of Conduct aims to set and maintain a new level of high standards for retirement communities in Australia. The code covers several key areas about living in a retirement community including, General Provisions, Moving into the Community, Living in the Community and Leaving the Community.
As a signatory of the Retirement Living Code of Conduct, Hester Canterbury is now in the process of obtaining accreditation form ARVAS. The Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS) is the accreditation scheme for retirement villages and senior housing operators in Australia. ARVAS is co-owned by two organisations, the Property Council of Australia and Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA).
You would have either received the brochures on the day or one in your mailbox with an overview of the programs and process. In addition, we have provided a number of more detailed printed information guides that have been placed in the Hester Canterbury Library for your reference. There was also an active two way conversation around ‘Continuous Improvement’ based on the ResiRating results from July that unearthed some wonderful suggestions and initiatives we can discuss and potentially implement moving forward. We would like to thank everyone for their participation and time.
OLDER ADULTS MENTAL HEALTH BELIEFS RESEARCH SURVEY
Researchers at Swinburne University are interested to find out what factors impact on your willingness to seek support and whether certain beliefs might encourage or discourage you from seeking help. They invite individuals to complete an online survey. This project is approved by the Swinburne University of Technology Human Research Ethics Committee. For more information and access to the survey, please contact Peta (Swinburne PHD) on 0400 213 145.
Have a fantastic week and take care.