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Cumberland View News May 2017

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cumberland view better living quality living Cumberland View News ISSUE 7 AUTUMN 2017 Retirement Living Welcome to our autumn newsletter Aged Care Living Home Care TIM HALL CELEBRATES 90 YEARS In our autumn issue we support our past and present servicemen and women by holding an Anzac Day fundraiser We continue our support and fundraising for a number of charities From celebrating milestones and setting voyage to Tasmania autumn is proving to be a fun filled and eventful season As the colder months approach we can look forward to the recent and ongoing refurbishments that will brighten those cold and dreary days of winter Happy Reading Tim with some of his 28 beautiful great grandchildren What s Happening Cumberland View Retirement Living Yoga Thursday 25th May at 11 30am Pilates Thursday 25th May at 12 35pm My Fair Lady theatre trip Wednesday 31st May at 9 45am Biggest Morning Tea Tuesday 23rd May at 10 30am Kay s Classic Fashions Thursday 1st June at 1 30pm Garden Lovers Outing Monday 26th June at 10 00am Welcome Ann Smith Ann is the new village Receptionist and commenced on the 26th April Fortunately we ll still see Siobhan s smiling face around as she has stepped up to the new position of Village Administrative Coordinator Tim and his wife Netta were amongst our first Cumberland View Retirement Village residents Two months ago Tim moved into the Cumberland View Aged Care Living Whalley Drive where on the 30th April he celebrated his 90th birthday Tim was the bus driver and after hours maintenance man at the village Most unusual job A call from a lady needing help to remove her necklace before bed The Halls with their 4 sons and 1 daughter lived in Daylesford just 400 m from the lake The house came with a rowing boat business Tim worked as a carpenter and when they moved to Melbourne he drove buses for Grenda Tim was an active and passionate AFL player until he had a life saving operation at the Alfred Hospital aged just 32 years He subsequently established and coached a Junior Football club at Hepburn He is a Life Member of the Hepburn Football Club and a lifelong supporter of the Tigers He gets pleasure watching his Great Grand Children play AFL Tim was surrounded by his loving family as he marked this wonderful milestone Many happy returns Tim Tim Netta s boats at Daylesford Lake

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Cumberland View News TRAVEL Voyage of the Village People On Friday 31st March sixteen intrepid Village friends left for a fivenight cruise on the Golden Dawn Accompanying us were the Hello World rep Debbie and her mother Joy We sailed to Tasmania and back Not too exciting I hear you say There was plenty to do on board trivia oh dear swimming card games lots of fun time with friends 5 o clock drinkies eating drinking and shows There were walking tours in Port Arthur then a quick sail to Hobart There were lots of tours offered around Hobart A couple of villagers went to the Botanical Gardens and a big group of us went to the Art Gallery MONA Hmmmm Interesting A big thank you to Debbie and Hello World for organising it and how lovely to have door to door service Catherine Jones Cumberland View Retirement Living Resident COMING SOON TO THE VILLAGE Biggest Morning Tea The Biggest Morning Tea will be held on Tuesday 23 May at 10 30am in the Wilma Sutton Hall It is a morning tea to raise money and awareness for breast cancer Our Social Committee will be hosting the event They have organised a Lucky Number Draw to raise additional funds towards a great cause rd Kay s Classic Fashions On Thursday 1st June at 1 30pm Kay s Classic Fashions will be here in the Village to show off their latest Winter Fashions Some of our residents will be modelling the garments Garden Lovers The Garden Lovers group is off to the Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead in Wandin North on Monday 26th June Bus will depart from the Village at 10am PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR Leon Ross announced President of the Year by Community Clubs Victoria Village resident Leon Ross has been a very active member of the Mulgrave Country Club for 20 years His tireless involvement has included member of the Board 13 years member of the Finance and Strategic Management Committee Director Secretary Vice President and President since 2007 He also manages to find time to enjoy golf and bowls at his beloved Club Leon is professional and knowledgeable due in no small part to his experience as Financial Controller at Bayer Australia Ltd His business acumen has proven invaluable overseeing the Club s building development programmes negotiations with banks and the Club s philanthropic endeavours Leon was the driving force behind the Scholarship Scheme which allocates 2 000 to each of 12 Secondary Colleges in our area Leon is comfortable in the company of councillors State Ministers and Members of Parliament yet he always has time for fellow members and their concerns Congratulations to Leon on this well deserved award

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cumberland view better living quality living ACTIVITIES ENTERTAINMENT Lest We Forget ISSUE 7 AUTUMN 2017 SHAKING UP PARKINSON S RESEARCH Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915 It is the day on which we remember all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in war and on operational service The spirit of Anzac with its qualities of courage mateship and sacrifice continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity Mike Black and Tim Hall At Cumberland View Aged Care Memorial services were held at both homes on 19th April Once again Mike Black from the Waverley RSL kindly conducted the moving services Afterwards over afternoon tea residents came together to share their own memories of service and war times Easter Bounty Cumberland View Aged Care Living Whalley Drive held raffles for Easter with some beautifully filled baskets as the prizes The Home raised 329 50 for charity and Rita Radford won the big basket The home at Windmill Court raised 190 00 for charity with Therese Morel s family enjoying first prize John Lewis Shake It Up Australia in partnership with The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson s Research is committed to providing innovative opportunities to inspire members of the community to be a part of the quest to find the cure for Parkinson s Our Cumberland View Aged Care Whalley Drive Parkinson s Support Group founded by our passionate resident John Lewis supported this great cause with a fundraiser on 4th May To Shake it up we held a colourful Milkshake Day With 6 flavours on offer at 2 each 308 was raised Shake It Up proudly states that 100 of every dollar raised goes directly to medical research This pledge is made possible by their founding directors commitment to fund all of the Foundation s outgoings John Lewis is a Parkinson s sufferer and accordingly has a unique understanding He provides guidance to our staff on how to treat people with the condition THE IMPACT OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET FOR SENIORS This year s Federal Budget is mostly good news for those over 60 years with no negative changes to pensions or superannuation rules unlike recent years In Summary Pensioner Concession Cards reinstated Some Australians saw this scrapped when the pension asset thresholds were cut in January Tightening of pension eligibility to senior immigrants prohibiting them from receiving pension payments until they re lived in Australia for at least 10 years One off cash payment to cope with the rising costs of electricity Incentive to downsize Australians over the age of 65 will be able to make a non concessional contribution of up to 300 000 into their superannuation on top of existing caps from the sale of their family home Sources http www oversixty com au finance money banking 2017 05 how thisfederal budget will impact seniors http www heraldsun com au news national federal budget

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cumberland view ISSUE 7 better living quality living AUTUMN 2017 VILLAGE UNITS GET A REVAMP DEVELOPMENTS New West Wing Dining Area Recent changes in the West Wing have seen the previous sitting area converted into an additional dining room for residents to enjoy in the courtyard Therefore residents no longer need to walk to the main dining room as meals will be delivered to their wing There have been both indoor and outdoor tables installed to give residents the option to enjoy their meals inside or alternatively bask in the sunshine and fresh air in the outdoor seating The room can also be used as a sitting area Residents can watch movies on the flat screen tv read a book or simply have a coffee and chat with friends and family within an attractive and appealing new setting Apartment Make over Refurbishments have taken place in a number of our apartments here at Cumberland View Aged Care Whalley Drive A roll out plan has commenced which is creating a fresh and delightfully vibrant feel throughout the apartments Residents will love the newly fitted d cor comprising of bright colours and complementary detailing that are outstanding in terms of elegance and sophistication The functionality in each apartment offers comfort and is styled to tie in with the designer themes planned for the different wings of the home Builders Solutions Three have been busy renovating some of the units for sale at the village and they look fantastic The kitchens are sleek spacious and stylish For those who love to cook preparing meals is easy with all this storage and bench space Throughout the units there is new carpet paint and blinds curtains giving it fresh and stylish appeal The bathrooms and laundry have undergone major refurbishments with quality fittings and finishes for a modern feel Come and have a look HOME CARE Home Care Reform a slow start When the Home Care Reform commenced on 27th February all village residents on our waitlist for a home care package were placed in the new My Aged Care National Prioritisation Queue My Aged Care advised that the speed in which one would move through the queue was based on two things how long the consumer has been waiting for a home care package and their level of need However My Aged Care has not been able to shed any light on where exactly in the queue the consumer is leaving many waiting for an indefinite period of time Some have even been forced to move into residential care while they wait Consumers have also indicated that they are confused by the letters they receive from My Aged Care and are unsure how to act on them It is for these reasons that the Home Care Reform has received much criticism While Cumberland View Home Care is poised and ready to assist with the management of new home care packages we can t until the individual receives a letter from My Aged Care informing them that their home care package has been assigned At this stage the consumer is able to contact us to begin claiming their home care package subsidy and purchasing assistance If you do receive a letter from My Aged Care entitled Your Australian Government subsidised home care package please contact Trent on 9790 0555 Next Issue August 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