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CV News November 2018

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cumberland view better living quality living Cumberland View News ISSUE 12 NOVEMBER 2018 Retirement Living Welcome to our November newsletter Suns out funs out at Cumberland View Grab a hat sit in the sun and catch up on what has been happening Summer is almost here and we have already celebrated a couple of milestone birthdays and have had heaps of fun and exciting activities As the temperature starts to increase and the festive season fast approaches we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Happy Reading Aged Care Living Home Care Announcements Staff member Siobhan from the village will be going on maternity leave from the 14th December From all of us at Cumberland View we wish her and Brad all the very best for the safe arrival of their first baby Congrats What s Happening Cumberland View Retirement Living BILL TURNED 103 YEARS AND HAS SOME GREAT ADVICE Friday 30th November The Annual Revue resident and staff show Tuesday 4th December Carols Night visiting choir Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December Residents Christmas Dinner s Tuesday 11th December Melbourne City Dinner and Christmas Lights Tour Tuesday 18th December Christmas Morning Melodies Bill worked tirelessly throughout his career reaching out to others as a Church Minister He was ordained in 1945 by the Presbyterian Church and retired in 1984 In this time he conducted over 60 wedding ceremonies and had the opportunity to travel twice to Vanuatu to preach his wisdom and to this day he can not forget his humbling service there Village resident Bill Morgan celebrated his 103rd birthday on 23rd October He is the oldest person in the village Bill has received cards from The Queen all the way from Buckingham Palace One of which is displayed in his living room Bill has always kept active and enjoyed playing outdoor sports He played golf up until 5 years ago and use to partake in lawn bowls He is a keen Western Bulldog supporter He was also the Conveyor of Devotions Committee and on the general committee at the village Bill leaves a piece of advice He has 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great grandchildren and more on the way Be active mentally physically and spiritually There is so much you can do to help people in their time trouble and need Bill grew up in Shepparton and has lived in the village for 20 years He moved here to be close to friends plus it was a great central location with good public transport Living by his words Bill stated I haven t come to the village to die I ve got a lot of living to do and with that said he was off to enjoy a social morning tea with his friends at the village

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Cumberland View News HOW BELLENDEN HELPED LOCAL MOTHERS One of the wings at Cumberland View Aged Care Whalley Drive is named Bellenden after a prominent Wheelers Hill property In Columbia Park on Jells Road there are steps and the remains of two brick pillars indicating the entrance of where Bellenden homestead once stood Bricks outlining the home can be seen that were made by Blackburn Brick Co For a number of years the occupants were William and Helen Robertson who were in residence in 1925 William died in 1931 and Bellenden changed hands a couple of times over the following years 1950 s During World War II the building was in use as a home for children with infantile paralysis cerebral palsy When the mothers needed to work on the farms due to the absence of their men who had gone to war their special needs babies were cared for at Bellenden Post war the house was occupied by a family named Jungworth Bellenden faced Jells Rd In the 1950s and 60s the main building consisted of a central hallway with 2 large rooms off each side The kitchen and bathroom were at the rear of the building plus an additional small room used as a bedroom There were cottages on site and at the back of the homestead was a stable and milking shed Bellenden had a four sided window tower which gave 360 degree views of the surrounding farmland It was used as a lookout tower and manned daily According to Mrs Jungworth the half moon driveway was layed with mosaics that depicted the life of Christ from birth to crucifixion It was around 1978 when the decrepit building caught fire and was bulldozed leaving an eerie void The site and surrounding land was converted into public open space as seen today 1960 s MARJORIE CELEBRATES HER 100TH BIRTHDAY Marjorie Mill from Cumberland View Aged Care Windmill Court celebrated her 100th Birthday on the 1st October Much to her delight she received a surprise visit from the City of Monash Mayor Paul Klisaris to wish her a happy birthday and was given a bouquet of flowers Marjorie celebrated her special day with friends family and staff members surrounded by party decorations

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cumberland view better living quality living SILENT DISCO HELPS RESIDENTS GET MOVING AND GROOVING ISSUE 12 NOVEMBER 2018 WHY WALK THROUGH LIFE WHEN YOU CAN DANCE It s not just Generation Y at festivals and clubs that are moving and grooving at silent discos aged care residents are loving it too Music is played through wireless headphones instead of through a loudspeaker system There is a mix of familiar music played from different era s 1950 s 60s and 70s Cumberland View Aged Care Whalley Drive residents Tim and Val love to dance their way through life and they don t intend to stop any time soon They can t wait to get up on the dance floor and have fun when David Pearson arrives Music has the power to uplift people but combined with the physical movement of dance it has additional benefits Dementia residents at Cumberland View Aged Care recently had their chance to get down and boogie Staff saw residents that are usually quiet get up and start singing and dancing They were having a ball of a time It was great to see them happy and enjoying themselves David regularly comes and entertains the residents with his guitar great voice and sound system He plays the familiar classics such as Elvis so that everyone can join in sing a long and dance Tim and Val look forward to next time he visits TO ATTAIN KNOWLEDGE ADD THINGS EVERYDAY SERVICE WITH A SMILE Albert Einstein once said Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it Resident Sid has been behind the counter of the Kiosk convenience store at Cumberland View Retirement Village for the last 11 years Diana volunteers with Sid and along with many resident volunteers you can be assured that you will always be serviced with a smile This kiosk has been around since the village first opened its doors 38 years ago and business is still thriving Selling all your necessities and a few good treats There s chocolates tea soup spreads and more The local kiosk has everything that you would need on a daily basis These 3 wise men are part of The Table of Knowledge with years of life long learnings This is a men s group that come together most mornings for a chat and cuppa They spend time connecting having a laugh reading the latest news and partaking in activities It s a great opportunity for the men to socialise share knowledge and life experiences about specific topics of interest to them Feel free to ask them a few questions and they ll attempt to answer with their great pearls of wisdom But just remember A true teacher would never tell you what to do But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do Christopher Pike Sati

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cumberland view ISSUE 12 better living quality living NOVEMBER 2018 HOW PEARL USES CREATIVE ACTIVITIES TO RELAX NEW FUNDING BID TO DELAY DEMENTIA The Australian Government recently launched a special fund aiming to delay the onset of dementia in Australia by at least five years Cumberland View Aged Care Whalley Drive resident Pearl is 104 years old and has kept her creative talents sharp through drawing and colouring in She has enjoyed this since being a little girl and always keen to put a coloured pencil to paper which is relaxing Being careful not to go over the lines she recently coloured in a beautiful bright butterfly picture that is displayed on a wall and admired by all At Cumberland View Aged Care creativity is encouraged A new bid to reduce the impact of dementia is underway with up to 15 million set aside for implementing Dementia Risk Reduction and Prevention Research Priority projects There will also be a further 3 million available to boost Australian dementia data and track prevalence and progress Colouring in has for a long time been considered a therapeutic activity for not only children but seniors also Colouring in drawing and painting evokes feelings of enjoyment satisfaction and being relaxed This much loved childhood pastime can be much loved later in life The outcome of the two grants program is very important It could lead the way in delaying the progress of dementia and help people living with the condition their families and carers Creative activities can reduce depression anxiety and boredom The therapeutic value being that the participate needs to concentrate and therefore forgets their concerns These activities can create a relaxed and meditative mood Dementia claims the lives of over 13 000 men and women per year It is fatal among females killing more Australian women than any other condition Statistics indicate that up to 250 people a day are developing dementia symptoms and this is expected to almost triple by 2050 The Government is committed to contributing towards achieving the World Dementia Council s international target of a five year delay in average dementia onset by 2025 Therefore the investment in finding preventative methods that work for dementia is crucial http www health gov au internet ministers publishing nsf Content health mediarel yr2018 wyatt153 htm HELP WANTED We are seeking a friendly person to accompany a spritely 89 year old gentleman from Cumberland View Aged Care on the occasional Sunday afternoon This would be for a quick trip to the park or a 3 par round of golf for a couple of hours twice a month CUMBERLAND VIEW HOME CARE We heard a rumour There seems to be a misconception going around the village that Cumberland View Home Care is an independent home care provider renting an office space within the village This is not the case Cumberland View Home Care is an integral part of the Cumberland View umbrella incorporating the Independent Living Units Home Care and Residential Aged Care All three of these departments work together to ensure your needs are best met as a Cumberland View resident To find out more about Home Care Packages call Trent on 9790 0555 We would be happy to reimburse you for 40 a session plus 20 towards golf Next Issue March 2019 If you would be interested please contact Robyn on 0438 35 78 54 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