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cumberland view better living quality living Cumberland View News ISSUE 9 DECEMBER 2017 Retirement Living Welcome to our December newsletter In our December issue we take a look at some beautiful destination ideas for travelling and using the holiday period to spend time with grandkids We share some stories and events that have happened from the reuniting of siblings to putting your muscles to the test with lawn bowls Aged Care Living Home Care SIBLINGS REUNITED We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy festive season and look forward to sharing new stories with you in 2018 Happy Reading What s Happening Cumberland View Aged Care Retirement Living Tuesday 28th November Aged Care and Your Finances free seminar from 6 7pm Friday 8th December Market Day 3 6pm What s on in Melbourne Vision Australia s Carols by Candlelight When Sunday 24th December 2017 Where Sidney Myer Music Bowl Gates open 4pm Pre show entertainment 5 30pm Carols by Candlelight 8pm Tickets available from www ticketmaster com au Museum Inside Out exhibition When 23rd December 2017 11th February 2018 Where Melbourne Museum Opening its doors and storerooms usually off limits to the public for a behind the scenes view that has never been seen before Museums Victoria are the custodians of 17 million items from 1 000 year old artefacts to contemporary objects In a world first the public will get to see these items which have never been seen before The exhibition will bring together some of its oldest and most beloved treasures Everyone loves a heartfelt story and this one is about Sarah V and John H here at Cumberland View Aged Care A long time ago siblings Sarah and John were separated in their early 20s When John was of age he left his family in Belfast Ireland and relocated to Melbourne to live After moving around a fair bit it was hard to keep in contact with his family and so slowly over time he lost touch with his 3 sisters Sarah being the eldest Years later Sarah and her son Mark decided to move to Australia after the passing of her husband and settled in Frankston This brought Sarah and John closer together and they managed to catch up occasionally although it was difficult as by now John was living in Queensland As time passed Sarah s son Mark made the move back to Belfast and Sarah decided to live to Tasmania where she remained for close to 14 years keeping in contact occasionally with John and his family the distance again made it hard Just recently Sarah had a little hiccup with her health so John and his Daughter Lisa convinced Sarah to come and live with him here in the Madeline Terrace at Cumberland View Aged Care Now in their 80s John and Sarah have been truly reunited and now enjoy each other s company daily sharing childhood stories and bonding after all those years apart

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Cumberland View News THE BENEFITS OF TRAVELLING THESE HOLIDAYS Travelling can be much more beneficial than just a fun activity Those who travel tend to be more happy and active and therefore by enjoying a trip away it can help lower the risks of many health related issues Travel in our later years encourages healthy aging and is linked to boosting physical cognitive and social health in seniors There are so many benefits to travelling and health is just one of them From meeting new people to discovering new cultures it can help to stimulate the brain and boost your wellbeing If you re considering a trip to enlighten your senses now that you have the free time to do so here are some great ideas for a well deserved Australian holiday 1 Sail away on a cruise Heading off on a cruise is a very relaxing way to travel who doesn t like the idea of only unpacking once and having all the marvellous ports come to you These days cruise ships offer a huge range of activities and cater for people of all ages giving anyone the ability to see the world with comfort and ease while also taking the hassle out of organising things yourself 2 Caravanning around The endless opportunities that await you the moment you click in your seatbelt is why caravanning is rapidly becoming the one of the most popular activities for over 50s From short getaways to long trips you have the ability to go where you wish and build some long lasting friendships along the way 3 All aboard the train With the ability to see some of Australia s most beautiful destinations while being on board The Ghan or the Indian Pacific why not embark on a railway trip to set your eyes on the wonderful places on offer Need some last minute holiday ideas for over the Christmas and New Year break Check out some of these interesting destinations below 1 P ink Salt Lakes Gippsland Victoria Located in the far northwest corner of Victoria the famous Pink Lakes in the Murray Sunset National Park is not to be missed It s a popular attraction for photographers as the colouring changes throughout the day 2 Mungo National Park New South Wales Fifteen thousand years ago this vast lake dried up and wind swept storms have since created interesting rock formations It is here that the earliest known humans remains to inhabit Australia were found 3 Monkey Mia Western Australia Best known as the home of the Monkey Mia dolphins Western Australia s Monkey Mia Reserve is a mustsee for families and nature lovers alike Famous for their almost daily ritual of swimming to shore to interact with humans the dolphins of WA s Monkey Mia attract thousands of visitors to Australia s Shark Bay region every year CHRISTMAS FOOD CREATIONS Enjoy some time in the kitchen and have fun cooking and decorating different Christmas treats Gingerbread Men Get the grandkids together to bake some yummy gingerbread men they will love to help decorate different characters from people to animals and more http www kidspot com au kitchen recipes gingerbread men 1487 Christmas Couronne Try your hand at making a traditional French Christmas loaf such as the Couronne or Crown https www jamieoliver com recipes fruit recipes christmas couronne Christmas Iced Tea For a refreshing thirst quenching drink over the warm festive season why not try making a Christmas inspired iced tea https www teastorys com christmas tea party

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cumberland view better living quality living ACTIVITIES ENTERTAINMENT ISSUE 9 DECEMBER 2017 CUMBERLAND VIEW REVUE Appreciation Morning Tea On Thursday 19th October the Staff at the village held an Appreciation Morning Tea for all the residents that are on committees take on various tasks and volunteer for many things in and around the village As a thank you and a show of our appreciation for the work they do delicious food was served while the boys did a fab job in the kitchen taking coffee and tea orders The hall was buzzing with chatter and laughter and the atmosphere was fantastic It was a great success and a lot of fun Thank you to all the residents for making the day so worthwhile and to all the staff for helping out on the day as well as the lead up to it BOWLING TO HAPPINESS Now in its 17th year the Cumberland View Retirement Village s annual show held over 2 nights is always a sell out and this year is no exception Staff and residents aged 29 90 once again entertained residents and visitors at this year s show stopper held on Friday 17th and Friday 24th November Great fun was had by all as the performers wowed the audience with musical acts such as The Beatles Chicago Cabaret and more Well done to the performers and organisers all their hard work since rehearsals started back in June made for a terrific show once again Every year ticket sale proceeds go to charity and this year we were proud to support Cystic Fibrosis The Florey Institute Dementia We look forward to next year s show CUDDLES AND CARDS The 2017 2018 Bowls season is well underway and it has been great to see the bowlers out on the sporting green making the most of the nice weather and social gatherings The Bowls Club welcomes any new players of all levels including those brand new to the sport The benefits of lawn bowls is never ending players get to enjoy the wonderful friendly social aspect as well as helping tone muscle strengthen their joints and increase their hand eye coordination Simple movements of the lower body added with the extra weight of the bowling ball sees stretching and flexing providing excellent exercise for the tendons ligaments muscles and joints There are bowls lessons during the week for those who are interested in a relaxed friendly welcoming environment so feel free to come down and have a go To find out more see resident Warren Hill at Cumberland View Retirement Village Cumberland View Aged Care residents have had a delightful time over the past couple of months with a welcoming visit from students at St Justin s Primary School which was just one of the things happening about the place The lovely students had written letters and cards for all the residents which brought smiles upon faces In return the Windmill Court residents have made cards of their own to give to the students in late November to return the beautiful gesture They were also lucky enough to experience cuddles from some young goats The kids were all warm and furry and were an absolute delight to have as visitors

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cumberland view better living quality living HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CUMBERLAND VIEW HOME CARE Now in its 4th year of operation Cumberland View Home Care has successfully assisted dozens of home care package recipients remain independent in their own homes We are encouraged by how Cumberland View Home Care continues to grow and are excited to see many more success stories in 2018 CUMBERLAND VIEW HOME CARE QUALITY REVIEW AUDIT Cumberland View Home Care had its second Quality Review Audit on September 5th These audits are conducted every 3 years by the Australian Governments Quality Review Agency to ensure that Home Care Providers are meeting the stringent requirements responsibilities required 18 standards Once again we met all of these standards and have therefore had our registration renewed as a quality home care provider for another 3 years Our next review will take place in later 2020 We have been pleased to see village residents waiting in the National Prioritisation Queue begin to have their home care packages assigned Whilst many are still waiting it s an encouraging sign that people are moving through the queue As there is a wait period we encourage people to start the process sooner rather than later by calling 9790 0555 ISSUE 9 DECEMBER 2017 CREATING HOLIDAY MEMORIES Taking care of your grandchildren during their summer school break is a perfect way to give them and yourself some quality time together Creating memories with them at their young age is so important as the years go by and while they have the break from school it s a perfect time to share the love Give them a glimpse into what it was like to grow up in your day they will love to learn new things that are different to their everyday experiences A lot of crafts are getting lost in the younger generation so why not show them how to knit crochet or even cross stitch Children also love to teach you things as they learn themselves especially in their world of constant new technology They would love to teach you how to use their iPad or tablet to play a game or take creative photos Taking photos of your time together is something that both you and your grandchildren can cherish as the years pass Making a photo album is a great way to pass the time with them and at the same time share memories create new ones and give your family and your future families something to look back on Try to get creative with crafts and glue and make a homemade photo album with your grandkids this summer WINDMILL COURT REFURBISHMENT WORKS Works are nearing completion for the 5 brand new rooms at Cumberland View Aged Care Living Windmill Court These rooms are located near the front of the complex and will include private ensuites Works are due to be fully completed by February 2018 Next Issue March 2018 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