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CV News March 2018

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cumberland view better living quality living Cumberland View News ISSUE 10 MARCH 2018 Retirement Living Welcome to our March newsletter In our March issue we take a look at the wonderful accomplishments by the Senior Australian of the Year share with you the results of the bowls challenge and enlightened you with the Australia Day and Valentine s Day events that were celebrated Aged Care Living Home Care 2018 SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR As we look on to the year ahead we encourage taking time to build memories being fit and healthy and consider giving the gift of live through organ donation Happy Reading What s Happening Cumberland View Retirement Living Saturday 17th March 10am 2pm Cumberland View Open Day Thursday 22nd March 10 30am Blumes Fashions Fashion parade and clothing sale Saturday 24th March 8pm 9pm Earth Day Everyone to switch their lights off between 8pm and 9pm What s on in Melbourne Beautiful The Carole King Musical When From 6th March Where Her Majesty s Theatre www hmt com au Melbourne International Comedy Festival When 28th March 22nd April Where Melbourne Town Hall www comedyfestival com au Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show When 21st 25th March Where Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens www melbflowershow com au Dr Graham Farquhar AO Prize winning biophysicist Dr Graham Farquhar has been awarded 2018 Senior Australian of the Year for his work involving protecting food security at the Australian National University One of Australia s most distinguished scientists Dr Graham Farquhar is using his outstanding acknowledge and abilities to give us a better understanding of photosynthesis the very basis of life on earth Coming from a Tasmanian farming background he has delivered practical benefits to the agricultural sector with his passion for science After years of study in mathematics and physics his career was formed creating mathematical models of how plants work Graham has been awarded many times for his research on how water efficient crops can protect food security in a changing climate One of most impressive works is developing a strain of wheat that can grow with less water which will help improve world food security Being the first Australian recipient of the Kyoto price in 2017 the most prestigious international award for this field Graham is tackling some of the biggest challenges for world humanity and the environment Source www australianoftheyear org au

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Cumberland View News REFURBISHMENT COMPLETION Works are complete for the 5 brand new rooms at Cumberland View Aged Care Living Windmill Court and they are superb They have their very own private ensuite bathroom build in wardrobe and flat screen TV In addition there is now a stylish hairdressing salon and two separate lovely sitting areas that open out to the quaint sensory courtyard The front entrance has undergone a facelift the foyer has had a renovation and a new meeting room has been added New carpet has been laid and some resident rooms have had ensuite bathrooms built onto them The renovations have certainly added a delightful fresh touch to the home ACTIVITIES ENTERTAINMENT AUSTRALIA DAY Mulgrave Country Club vs Cumberland View Bowls Challenge Thursday 1st February 2018 was the 8th annual Cumberland View vs Mulgrave Country Club Challenge Our bowlers were feeling hopeful this was the year that Cumberland View wins the trophy unfortunately our hopes were dashed Apart from us not winning it was a fun filled social night Perfect weather for the challenge followed by dinner and then presentations and speeches Village Manager Angela has even said she will play in the next challenge One Mulgrave Country Club bowler ended the speeches by saying Cumberland View puts on the very best social evening Other social evening s throughout the bowling season include games and pizza night Chinese theme night and many more There is definitely more to Cumberland View Bowls than the sport Cumberland View Aged Care Living Whalley Drive residents celebrated Australia Day in true Aussie style with a BBQ lunch and a performance of the indigenous didgeridoo Geoff a resident here has an incredible talent with which he is self taught Geoff wowed his friends and the staff with his performance playing mesmerising tunes and showing off his amazing collection of didgeridoos Pictured here are Val and Eunice with an Aussie Icon the thong and Geoff during his performance

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cumberland view better living quality living INTERESTING EASTER FACTS ISSUE 10 MARCH 2018 VALENTINES DAY With Easter just around corner we thought it may be nice to share with you some interesting Easter facts that you may or may not know 1 Easter is celebrated at different times by Eastern and Western Christians That s because the dates for Easter in Eastern Christianity are based on the Julian Calendar 2 The white lily is the special Easter flower It is a symbol of resurrection 3 The date of Passover is variable as it is dependent on the phases of the moon and thus Easter is a movable feast 4 The name Easter originated from Eastre the Anglo Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg Love was in the air this Valentine s Day for Husband and Wife Reg and Verna Reg and Verna married on 6th March 1998 and are about to celebrate their 20th anniversary Having had a candle lit lunch together these two show each other that every day is Valentine s Day by showering each other with love and kisses Reg often saying to staff isn t she beautiful I m a lucky man 5 The exchange of eggs for Easter dates back to a springtime custom older than Easter itself in which eggs were given as a symbol of rebirth in many cultures There was plenty of love around the place this Valentine s Day as everyone enjoyed candles on their tables for lunch and love hearts a plenty decorating the walls 6 By Christian belief Easter eggs are considered to symbolize joy and celebration new life and resurrection HEALTHY AND FIT IN 2018 7 Traditionally Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death It is the most important day of the church year and it is the oldest Christian holiday 8 Painted Decorated Easter eggs are also called Paschal eggs The oldest tradition being dyed and painted chicken eggs GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE Australians are being encouraged this year to begin discussing their organ and tissue donation wishes with their loved ones and becoming a part of the Australian Organ Donor Register Everyone can become a donor including people aged in their 70s and 80s This is a decision that you need to share with your family and friends because in the event of your passing they will be asked about your donation decision before a donation for transplantation can happen It is easy to become an organ and tissue donor all it takes is registering on line it only takes a few minutes but can make the difference of a lifetime by saving lives of up to 10 people Organ donation is an amazing gift that is the only option for a longer life for a lot of people around Australia While someone s age and medical history are important no one should assume they re not suitable to give the gift of life To register or for more information visit www donatelife gov au Once you hit 65 to stay healthy minimise pain in your joints or to improve health you need to include both aerobic and muscle strengthening activity Generally if you have no health conditions that limit your mobility you should try to be active everyday with at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity What counts as aerobic activity This type of activity means you re working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat Examples of moderate intensity activity include fast pace walking water aerobics dancing riding a bike tennis pushing a lawn mower etc What counts as muscle strengthening activity Muscle strengthening exercises involve repetition and some sort of weight Carrying heavy loads such as groceries activities that involve stepping and jumping gardening such as digging or shovelling yoga and pilates exercises that use your body weight for resistance Make a time to do specific strength exercises two or three times a week and build some of them into your everyday activities

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cumberland view better living quality living ISSUE 10 MARCH 2018 CUMBERLAND VIEW OPEN DAY OPEN DAY Saturday 17th March 10am 2pm Come and view our fantastic village facilities including a swimming pool a concert hall vegie gardens large outdoor open space areas sporting green and more Walk through the aged care home and learn about care support and the wonderful leisure and lifestyle program Come and discover what community living is all about at Cumberland View Retirement Living and Aged Care Go in the draw to win a 500 voucher Conditions apply Come and take a tour and join our friendly staff for a cuppa free light refreshments and have your questions answered For an open day tour please RSVP by Tuesday 13th March by emailing aburgess cumberlandview com au or calling 9795 9166 FINANCES AND FUTURE CHOICE FOR SENIORS EVERLASTING MEMORIES WITH STORIES TO BE TOLD Stories To Be Told work with families and help them to capture and preserve their precious life stories on video by creating a personal Video Biography on DVD They can include family photographs and your favourite music to complement your stories Your stories and memories will be preserved on DVD as a wonderful keepsake to be shared with family and friends Please call Gerald Ashcroft on 0404 871 772 for further information and visit the web site www storiestobetold com au Cumberland View recently held a Finances and Future Choice for Seniors event Attendees were able to get tips and insights from a variety of industry speakers such as Centrelink Le Pine Funerals Lobb and Kerr Lawyers Monash Health Hays Girling Financial and Cumberland View Retirement Village Aged Care and Home Care After the presentations attendees had the opportunity to have their questions answered and enjoy a cuppa and cake Next Issue July 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