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Cumberland View News February 20

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cumberland view better living quality living Cumberland View News ISSUE 6 FEBRUARY 2017 Retirement Living Welcome to the 6th Edition After a very enjoyable Christmas and New Year we can now settle into 2017 In the 6th edition of the Cumberland View News we will look back on the 2016 Annual Revue and see how residents celebrated Australia Day In our Special Feature John and Audrey share their romantic and funny love story We summarise the latest Home Care update promote the upcoming Parkinson s Awareness Week and outline some upcoming events Aged Care Living Home Care What s Happening Cumberland View Retirement Living Pancake Day Tuesday February 28 10am Cumberland View Retirement Living and Aged Care Open Day Saturday April 22 10am 2pm SPECIAL FEATURE John was a writer for the newspapers and newspapers were important to him The Sporting Globe came out twice a week in the Herald newspaper On the way to his wedding John stopped into a newsagent to see if Hawthorn had won in the AFL At the Chevron Hotel there was a band playing Audrey s father offered them money and booze to play at his daughter s wedding in another room They quickly appeared and played for 30 minutes before the hotel manager discovered them and sent them packing back to the designated area Celebrating Enduring Love Valentine s Day is an annual celebration on February 14 Many residents at Cumberland View Aged Care Living are from a generation that don t celebrate the occasion but they still deeply care for their loved ones While talking to residents about the date John and Audrey Lewis recalled the romance of their wedding day and a few funny tales that happened They met at a dance at Heidelberg Town Hall in 1962 Audrey was born in the UK and John in New Zealand After courting for just 6 months they married at the Chevron Hotel on St Kilda Rd John then lost the honeymoon plane tickets for Sydney fortunately the airline issued new tickets for Easter Saturday John had arranged for them to stay in a unit in Mosman Sydney Audrey was cooking a roast she melted the fat in a frying pan and left it in the oven When she opened the oven door the frying pan caught fire The Fire Brigade was called the frying pan was thrown out the kitchen window and Audrey hid in the bedroom After this auspicious start John and Audrey went on to have two children and have four grandchildren They had many wonderful and exciting overseas trips together visiting Scandinavia Italy France Morocco Spain Portugal China Thailand Singapore the UK and New Zealand They have now been married for 54 years It is easy to see the care and love they have for each other and they say they don t need Valentine s Day to remind them

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Cumberland View News AUSTRALIANS RETIRING LATER The average age of Australians intending to retire in the next 12 months has gone up from 58 to 61 years while the number of people with the intention to retire has decreased Changes in pension eligibility superannuation rules and economic uncertainty are valid reasons for these trends This increase in retirement age is a win for the government and superannuation funds as it means both government and superfunds will pay out less The downside is that it may increase unemployment with older workers occupying positions younger people might otherwise have filled According to a recent Roy Morgan Single Source survey superannuation is playing an increasing role in retirement funding However Norman Morris Industry Communications Director Roy Morgan Research says the average level of savings and superannuation for those intending to retire in the next 12 months is well below the new age pension asset eligibility levels announced recently by the Australian Government Mr Morris believes the government needs to play a greater education role to enable well informed retirement funding decisions highlighting superannuation is a very long term investment which is made more difficult by regular rule changes Source www agedcareguide com au Age of intending retirees goes up LIFESTYLE HEALTH Here s to Good Health in 2017 Did you know that our Cumberland View Retirement Living Medical Centre offers an array of great services Heidi our remedial massage therapist and Michael our physiotherapist can ease your aches and pains and Liam our podiatrist will strive to put an extra spring in your step And if you haven t heard about Michelle our audiologist then you definitely need to visit her Doctors from Valewood Clinic also visit weekly Our Practitioners and Nursing staff aim to provide you with the best possible care so that you can enjoy a fulfilling independent life here at the Cumberland View Retirement Living If you do need some personal assistance or just some extra help to keep you happy and safe at home then please come and speak to us Our door is always open Jenny and Amanda are in the office weekdays and our team of on call nurses Irene Amy Sheelagh Hayley and Jess are here out of hours Jenny Bennett Amanda Faoro Rinaldi Cumberland View Retirement Living Nurses ROLLICKING REVUE REVIEW For 16 years the Cumberland View Retirement Village Annual Revue has been a much loved highlight of the calendar The 2016 Revue boasted a cast of 31 shy and retiring residents and staff with ages ranging from 28 to 90 There s no denying it s a lot of work but hugely rewarding in terms of fun and camaraderie The theme was Stage and Screen and the tributes ranged from Oklahoma to Jesus Christ Superstar The costumes and performances were dazzling Although the Revue is designed to entertain residents family and friends of the cast enjoyed the organised chaos that is the Dress Rehearsal In keeping with the spirit of Christmas a nominated charity is the beneficiary of the Revue In 2015 over 500 was raised for Cystic Fibrosis and in 2016 688 was raised for The Florey Institute This is the largest brain research centre in Australia undertaking research into Alzheimer s disease Parkinson s Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke all of which impact someone we know The Revue is a wonderful tradition with a big heart and I trust it will be around for many years to come A big thank you to all the participants Val Lyon Resident of Cumberland View Retirement Living

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cumberland view better living quality living ISSUE 6 FEBRUARY 2017 ACTIVITIES Cumberland View Retirement Living Art Group The Cumberland View Art Group was established in March 2016 This very friendly group of residents is led by resident Paule Collard who was previously a VCE art teacher Despite all being beginners their artistic skills are developing with each lesson The first exhibition of their paintings was at the Village Open Day October 15 Bernadette Kohne seated Phyllis McDowell Kate Kohne Paule Collard Suzette Arendtsz Beth Baird Pancake Day Cumberland View Retirement Living will be celebrating Pancake Day on Tuesday February 28 For just 5 residents are invited to enjoy as many pancakes as they can and take part in the pancake toss competition They have been running this event for many years now with all proceeds going to UnitingCare a community organisation supporting the homeless ageing disabled and other people in need ENTERTAINMENT Australia Day gets the thumbs up The Residents of Windmill Court marked Australia Day with musical entertainment followed by a true blue afternoon tea Traditional lamingtons and party pies with tomato sauce were enjoyed by all A new Aussie creation Tim Tammingtons a Tim tam flavoured lamington took the prize for culinary creativity An Australia Day trivia competition kept brains ticking over The prizes were vegemite mugs filled with lollies and chocolates It was a fun and sugar filled afternoon Meanwhile the Residents from Whalley Drive enjoyed Australian entertainment followed by a savoury afternoon tea Barbecued kangaroo was sampled along with various sausages and sauce Parkinson s Awareness Week Australia April 10 17 April 10 17 is Parkinson s Awareness Week in Australia There are approximately 27 000 people living with Parkinson s in Victoria It is a progressive neurological condition that is caused by the decline of the chemical in the brain called dopamine The lack of dopamine means people have difficulty controlling their movements and it can also impact on their senses Whilst there is no cure there are many good treatments available John and Audrey Lewis both suffer with Parkinson s Audrey was diagnosed 17 18 years ago and John became her carer He was diagnosed 7 8 years later At Cumberland View Aged Care Whalley Drive where they both reside John has established the Parkinson Support Group It s a way of bringing sufferers together and supporting each other It can be isolating as those without it don t understand We have guest speakers from the local medical support group at Monash and Parkinson s Victoria At the initial meeting 25 staff members came I explained the condition so they can better treat people It wasn t until John was diagnosed with it that he learnt If the person freezes don t try to get them to move instead leave them to come out of it For further information on Parkinson s Victoria phone 1800 644 189 or go to www parkinsons org au

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cumberland view better living quality living ISSUE 6 FEBRUARY 2017 HOME CARE Home Care Reform is right around the corner The Home Care Reform will be in effect from Monday February 27 This is good news for Cumberland View Home Care because it means that we will no longer be restricted to only 26 Level 1 2 home care package places We will be able to facilitate as many packages as required at any level 1 4 It is also good news for the Home Care consumer because they will be able to have their home care provider of choice without having to wait We currently have a waitlist of village residents who have been assessed and approved for a Home Care Package From February 27 those individuals will be placed on the National Prioritisation Queue This is a new process by My Aged Care which will exclude those individuals who have previously been approved for a Home Care Package but either a Are not interested in accepting a Home Care Package b Have passed away before they were offered a Home Care Package or c Have entered residential care whilst waiting for a Home Care Package By excluding these individuals from the queue it will allow My Aged Care to assign Home Care Packages to those individuals who are genuinely in need of one It will also speed up the process Consumers will move through the queue according to two criteria Their level of genuine need and the amount of WHAT S ON IN MELBOURNE If you are looking for something to do a day in the city has something to suit every taste There are always great shows to enjoy and delicious food to try at The Arts Centre Melbourne On the first Sunday of each month you can enjoy some of Australia s best jazz vocalists and musicians while tucking into house made cakes pastries savoury treats and freshly brewed tea at the Jazz High Tea If you need a laugh from 29 March to 23 April Melbourne will once again host the Melbourne International time they have been waiting for a Home Care Package Once a consumer has reached the front of the queue My Aged Care will notify them in writing that their Home Care Package is ready The consumer then responds to My Aged Care advising them that they would like to accept the Home Care Package and nominating who their Home Care provider is Thank you to everyone who attended the Home Care information session on February 15 It was the last in a series of three aimed at keeping you updated with the fast approaching Home Care Reform Home Care Manager Trent Thomason will continue to provide info sessions throughout the year as the need arises Should you wish to discuss a Home Care Package in more detail please contact Trent on 9790 0555 to make an appointment Comedy Festival which celebrates 30 years Acts include Judith Lucy Denise Scott Frank Woodley and there are even shows for the kids The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra s 2017 Season has some exceptional music performances featuring timeless classical music pieces impressive symphonic masterpieces and thrilling choral classics These will be performed by some of the finest conductors and soloists from Australia and around the world Visit www artscentremelbourne com au whatson for more information Next Issue May 2017 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