Newsletter 5 May

May 17, 2021

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, 12 May 10:30 am
    Representatives from the Department of Justice and Community Safety will be at Hester Canterbury to discuss the review of the Retirement Villages Act with YOU , along with any potential changes to the Act and what bearing this may have in the future.
    Please make the time to attend this important meeting (it will be held in the main lounge). This is a valuable opportunity to have your voice and opinions heard.
  • Wednesday, 19 May 10:30 am
    Cancer Council Big Morning Tea and Trivia Quiz.
    Please come along and join in for a fun morning and help raise funds for this vital and most worthy organization.

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Hester Newsletter 5 May

Week One of the Autumn Menu starts on Monday 12 April.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

Housekeeping Notices

  • Earlier this week you received notification from Vic Roads concerning some safety improvements at the intersection of Mont Albert Road  and Balwyn Road. Works on this safety upgrade will begin early May and should be completed by the end of June. To get this work done there will be some lanes closed and slower speed limits. Electronic message boards and traffic management will be on site to help motorists travel through the area. If you would like more information please visit the VicRoads website and visit ‘Mont Albert Road and Balwyn Road Intersection Safety Improvements’.
  • Hester Canterbury Carpet Cleaning Thursday 6 and  Friday 7 May
    The carpets in all public areas and all floors will be cleaned on the above dates. Please take care when traversing these areas.
  • The following week (Monday 17 May) the carpet cleaners will return to clean apartment carpets ($95 per apartment). There is a sign up sheet on the reception desk if you wish to have your carpet cleaned (cost charged to your monthly account).
  • The ASKO dishwasher in the café area has been serviced and the function menu has been re set. The vast majority of the items that are washed in this machine are very  lightly soiled and ASKO recommends that the best programme for this type of washing is “auto wash”.

Did you know?

The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honouring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.

After gaining financial backing from a Philadelphia department store owner named John Wanamaker, in May 1908 she organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia. That same day also saw thousands of people attend a Mother’s Day event at one of Wanamaker’s retail stores in Philadelphia.

Following the success of her first Mother’s Day, Jarvis—who remained unmarried and childless her whole life—resolved to see her holiday added to the national calendar. Arguing that American holidays were biased toward male achievements, she started a massive letter writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politicians urging the adoption of a special day honouring motherhood.