cumberland view better living, quality living Cumberland View News ISSUE 2 SUMMER 2016 Retirement Living Welcome to our summer newsletter In our summer issue we look fondly at the past: starting with a brief history of Cumberland View. We mark World Radio Day on February 13 with some recollections of the glory days of radio and we share the story behind a resident’s motoring passion. Aged Care Living Home Care TRAVEL And as we look forward to a healthy, active 2016 we bring you some ideas for Easter fun with the grandkids, tips to prevent falls and an update on our exciting new pool & men’s shed at the village. Good Reading! What’s Happening Win a luxury weekend away Register your interest to go in the draw to win this fantastic prize at www.cumberlandview.com.au Competition closes 31st March 2016. Not valid to current residents. Open Day at the Village Saturday, 5th March 10am to 2pm View our brand new pool, men’s shed and also the refurbished spa area! Cumberland View Retirement Living Tuesday 9th February Pancake day Monday 14th March Opera in the Village Thursday 31st March Fashion Parade & Sale Saturday 16th April Bowls Presentation Dinner Tuesday 17th May Biggest Morning Tea Peter Baker A classic tale My attraction to sports cars started young, riding in an Austin Healy then a Triumph TR 3A. Once working I purchased a black MG TC from an old friend. My first car was such a joy to drive, with superb handling and gearbox, and the exhaust note was perfect! Life intervened and Volvos took over! My infatuation never waned and in 1983 when my wife Denise suggested acquiring another sports car, a blue 1971 MGB GT became part of the family. Driving through the Dandenongs provides “me time”, and membership of the MG Car Club, competing or officiating trackside at the Rob Roy Hill climb and the Sandown and Phillip Island circuits brought great pleasure. The ‘blue car’ is no longer standard having various modifications over the years. Now happily ensconced at Cumberland View, the MG is used for sedate lunch runs to regional wineries, runs with ‘Escape Motoring’ and going to the Historic Car Races at Phillip Island.
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cumberland view Cumberland View News better living, quality living ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY Corner of Woodington Dr & Jells Rd looking towards the village Visits from animal farms and petting zoos are a highly anticipated fixture on our calendar. Residents of Cumberland View Aged Care - Whalley Drive recently enjoyed a visit from Red, a former race horse that was brought in by staff member Nikky. Residents could pat Red and feed him carrots. Building of the community Centre Once upon a time... the beginning of Cumberland View. The Community Centre opened on 14th September 1982. This incorporated the offices which were previously located in a unit. The Village officially opened on 26th March 1984. In 1987 the land between Marshall Street and Cumberland View Aged Care - Whalley Drive, known as Poodle Park, was purchased. An additional 49 units were built, creating Meneilly Way Square. Residents moved in during October 1989. This area now also comprises the new Como units. Cumberland View took its name from a small vessel, The Cumberland, which sailed from Sydney in 1802 carrying a surveyor and a settler. Under orders from Governor King, they reported on the Port Phillip Bay region. They anchored in the Yarra and looked out onto the area now known as Waverley. In keeping with this maritime beginning, our units are named after rivers and lakes from around the world, while the streets within the Village honour the work of our IOOF directors and trustees. Pat from the Aged Care - Whalley Drive For Pat (pictured) who grew up on a farm, this brought back great childhood memories. “Over the generations my farming family were involved with horses.” With a horse out of the question, Pat, a confirmed animal lover, is thrilled that his companion of 4 years, Missy the cat can live with him at Cumberland View Aged Care Living – Whalley Drive. “I couldn’t understand people who talked constantly about their cats or dogs but I’m probably worse now! Missy gives me high 5’s and loves her climbing frame.” LIFESTYLE & HEALTH Building of unit 96 in 1982 5 Fun Things To Do With The Grandkids! Need some ideas on how to keep the Grandkids entertained this Easter? Here are some fun ideas so that you can spend quality time with them (minus their ipads)! 2. Visit your Local Fire Station You will want to call first, but many fire stations are glad to show you around. The grandkids get to learn about the equipment and it’s a great photo opportunity. 3. Make a Time Capsule Draw pictures, write a note or make something together to include in your time capsule and bury in the yard to be opened in five or 10 years. ECONOMICS 4. Row A Boat Kids love to hang out near the water and it’s a great way to Sebasti spend a leisurely afternoon an Saw tell on the Yarra River in Kew. www.studleyparkboathouse.com.au 5. Drive-in Movies Re-live the older days at the drive-in movies at Dromana on Mornington Peninsula. Popcorn is available at the 1950’s style American diner. www.drivein.net.au Kerry from the Aged Care - Windmill Court World Radio Day February 13 marks World Radio Day. For over 100 years, the radio has informed, educated and entertained. We spoke with Cumberland View Aged Care Living - Windmill Court resident Kerry who kindly shared his recollections. “Grandfather’s ‘Masters Voice’ is my first memory of the radio. Growing up our treasured ‘Fisk Radiolla’ was the centre of the home. The radio was a real family affair. Friends would join us and with cups of tea in hand we would enjoy shows, music, cricket, footy and the races. On the weekend balls and dances were broadcast and the young folks at the dance would send a “cheerio” to the delight of their families at home.” The family’s Fisk Radiolla ran on 2x6 volt batteries thus earning the moniker ‘wireless’. “Even now many of my fellow residents still use the term.” Kerry reports that it generally had good reception except in bad weather, but the batteries could be problematic. “My mother was very upset one day because the acid leaked out of a battery and onto her precious carpet. She would say ‘the radio has to go’ that is until it was time for her favourite show!” “The radio was also a vital link for Australians living in isolated regions. Mothers would ensure their children were sitting at the radio at 9am ready to start class.” Even now School of the Air teaches children over the radio. IDEAS 1. Catch a Fish Situated in Macclesfield, Dandenong Ranges, it’s never been easier to show the grand children how to catch their own fresh fish in the ponds. www.troutfarm.com.au SUMMER 2016 Animal magic Aerial view of the village in 1984 In 1979 the land was purchased for the IOOF Foundation by RDC Projects. IOOF commenced planning Cumberland View, with the first sod being turned by local MP Sir Billy Sneddon on 16th November 1980. By the end of 1981 there were 15 residents. ISSUE 2 Keep active to prevent falls Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions for people over 65 years. Just thirty minutes of physical activity every day will minimise the risk and ensure an independent future. As we age muscles can get weaker and joints stiffen. Regular exercise improves balance, strength, mobility and reaction time, and can reduce the risk of injury following a fall. Physical fitness is essential for everyday tasks, such as getting in and out of chairs, carrying the shopping or lifting the grandchildren. We encourage you to exercise while socialising with a game of croquet, billiards, lawn bowls, or a swim in the new pool. For less mobile residents at the village we offer chair based exercise every Monday in the hall at 3.30pm or chair based Yoga every Thursday at 11.30am. Some things never change… Kerry recalls the family listening to Malcolm Fraser explaining his politics over the radio. Radio Days are here to stay. SPECIAL FEATURE Celebrating Margaret’s 100 years Margaret turned 100 years on the 21st January. She was very excited to have her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren come and help celebrate her special day.
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cumberland view Cumberland View News better living, quality living ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY Corner of Woodington Dr & Jells Rd looking towards the village Visits from animal farms and petting zoos are a highly anticipated fixture on our calendar. Residents of Cumberland View Aged Care - Whalley Drive recently enjoyed a visit from Red, a former race horse that was brought in by staff member Nikky. Residents could pat Red and feed him carrots. Building of the community Centre Once upon a time... the beginning of Cumberland View. The Community Centre opened on 14th September 1982. This incorporated the offices which were previously located in a unit. The Village officially opened on 26th March 1984. In 1987 the land between Marshall Street and Cumberland View Aged Care - Whalley Drive, known as Poodle Park, was purchased. An additional 49 units were built, creating Meneilly Way Square. Residents moved in during October 1989. This area now also comprises the new Como units. Cumberland View took its name from a small vessel, The Cumberland, which sailed from Sydney in 1802 carrying a surveyor and a settler. Under orders from Governor King, they reported on the Port Phillip Bay region. They anchored in the Yarra and looked out onto the area now known as Waverley. In keeping with this maritime beginning, our units are named after rivers and lakes from around the world, while the streets within the Village honour the work of our IOOF directors and trustees. Pat from the Aged Care - Whalley Drive For Pat (pictured) who grew up on a farm, this brought back great childhood memories. “Over the generations my farming family were involved with horses.” With a horse out of the question, Pat, a confirmed animal lover, is thrilled that his companion of 4 years, Missy the cat can live with him at Cumberland View Aged Care Living – Whalley Drive. “I couldn’t understand people who talked constantly about their cats or dogs but I’m probably worse now! Missy gives me high 5’s and loves her climbing frame.” LIFESTYLE & HEALTH Building of unit 96 in 1982 5 Fun Things To Do With The Grandkids! Need some ideas on how to keep the Grandkids entertained this Easter? Here are some fun ideas so that you can spend quality time with them (minus their ipads)! 2. Visit your Local Fire Station You will want to call first, but many fire stations are glad to show you around. The grandkids get to learn about the equipment and it’s a great photo opportunity. 3. Make a Time Capsule Draw pictures, write a note or make something together to include in your time capsule and bury in the yard to be opened in five or 10 years. ECONOMICS 4. Row A Boat Kids love to hang out near the water and it’s a great way to Sebasti spend a leisurely afternoon an Saw tell on the Yarra River in Kew. www.studleyparkboathouse.com.au 5. Drive-in Movies Re-live the older days at the drive-in movies at Dromana on Mornington Peninsula. Popcorn is available at the 1950’s style American diner. www.drivein.net.au Kerry from the Aged Care - Windmill Court World Radio Day February 13 marks World Radio Day. For over 100 years, the radio has informed, educated and entertained. We spoke with Cumberland View Aged Care Living - Windmill Court resident Kerry who kindly shared his recollections. “Grandfather’s ‘Masters Voice’ is my first memory of the radio. Growing up our treasured ‘Fisk Radiolla’ was the centre of the home. The radio was a real family affair. Friends would join us and with cups of tea in hand we would enjoy shows, music, cricket, footy and the races. On the weekend balls and dances were broadcast and the young folks at the dance would send a “cheerio” to the delight of their families at home.” The family’s Fisk Radiolla ran on 2x6 volt batteries thus earning the moniker ‘wireless’. “Even now many of my fellow residents still use the term.” Kerry reports that it generally had good reception except in bad weather, but the batteries could be problematic. “My mother was very upset one day because the acid leaked out of a battery and onto her precious carpet. She would say ‘the radio has to go’ that is until it was time for her favourite show!” “The radio was also a vital link for Australians living in isolated regions. Mothers would ensure their children were sitting at the radio at 9am ready to start class.” Even now School of the Air teaches children over the radio. IDEAS 1. Catch a Fish Situated in Macclesfield, Dandenong Ranges, it’s never been easier to show the grand children how to catch their own fresh fish in the ponds. www.troutfarm.com.au SUMMER 2016 Animal magic Aerial view of the village in 1984 In 1979 the land was purchased for the IOOF Foundation by RDC Projects. IOOF commenced planning Cumberland View, with the first sod being turned by local MP Sir Billy Sneddon on 16th November 1980. By the end of 1981 there were 15 residents. ISSUE 2 Keep active to prevent falls Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions for people over 65 years. Just thirty minutes of physical activity every day will minimise the risk and ensure an independent future. As we age muscles can get weaker and joints stiffen. Regular exercise improves balance, strength, mobility and reaction time, and can reduce the risk of injury following a fall. Physical fitness is essential for everyday tasks, such as getting in and out of chairs, carrying the shopping or lifting the grandchildren. We encourage you to exercise while socialising with a game of croquet, billiards, lawn bowls, or a swim in the new pool. For less mobile residents at the village we offer chair based exercise every Monday in the hall at 3.30pm or chair based Yoga every Thursday at 11.30am. Some things never change… Kerry recalls the family listening to Malcolm Fraser explaining his politics over the radio. Radio Days are here to stay. SPECIAL FEATURE Celebrating Margaret’s 100 years Margaret turned 100 years on the 21st January. She was very excited to have her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren come and help celebrate her special day.
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cumberland view ISSUE 2 better living, quality living HOME CARE SUMMER 2016 DEVELOPMENT More Home Care Packages New pool! Cumberland View Home Care applied for additional home care packages in September as part of the annual Aged Care Application Round with the Department of Social Services. We currently have 6 Level 1 (basic level care needs) places and 20 Level 2 (low level care needs) places but the demand is much greater! Therefore, we hope to secure additional Level 2 packages as well as newly appointed Level 3 (intermediate care needs) and Level 4 (high care needs) home care packages. The results are set to be announced in March. If you, or someone you know, has recently been assessed for a home care package by the Aged Care Assessment Service (Peter James Centre), please notify our Home Care Manager, Trent Thomason who will place your name on our internal waitlist and keep you updated when a home care package becomes available. Or, if you simply have a question about assistance in the home, please feel free to stop in to the Home Care office (located in the Health and Welfare building) within the village. The village’s new 10 metre outdoor heated pool is well under way with completion expected by the end of February 2016. With new decking and a ramp for easy access into the pool, we hope that you will all enjoy this wonderful facility. To ensure total relaxation, the existing spa area is also being refurbished. Men’s green shed For those gentlemen who might be pining for their old shed or garage, our new Men’s Shed is also due for completion by the end of February 2016. A great place for men to meet, solve the world’s problems and busy themselves using the tools provided to create wonderful things. Put your orders in ladies! New display unit FINANCE / ECONOMICS Our new display unit at the village is nearing completion! The interiors are undergoing a full refurbishment creating a modern homely feel with open plan living. Perfect for those wanting a quality home that’s stylish and affordable. If any of your friends or family have been considering the move to Cumberland View, then this might be just the inspiration they need! Come and see it for yourself. When did you last review your will? If your circumstances change, your will should change; for example if a beneficiary dies. Making a change requires more than a handwritten notation. A minor change requires a codicil, ie an authorised amendment to the will. As with a will, a codicil needs to be in writing and signed and witnessed by two people. For a major change, you’re usually best off making a whole new will. Due to the complexity of Estate Law, it is best to engage a solicitor rather than DIY. Your intentions will be made clear, tax issues will be considered and the will won’t be contested in Court. CONGRATULATIONS A big congratulations to Alison Meakin from the village who is now an Eastern Ranges Bowls Singles Champion! She’s looking forward to playing in the Women’s Singles State Championship! Next Issue - May 2016 We want your ideas! If you’d like to see a particular story covered in our next issue, or if you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to contact us below. Need more information? Please call us or visit our website www.cumberlandview.com.au Retirement Living Aged Care Living Home Care 101 Whalley Drive, Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150 Phone: 9795 9166 123-127 Whalley Drive, Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150 Phone: 9795 9154 101 Whalley Drive, Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150 Phone: 9790 0555
cumberland view  ISSUE 2  better living, quality living  HOME CARE  SUMMER 2016  DEVELOPMENT  More Home Care Packages  New...