Wardside Gazette No. 22
April 2012 · Editor: Resident Margery Neill and Resident Andrew Hodge
There were no new residents until the latter end of the month of March when we welcomed the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Fox from Crieff. They would to be known as Les and Cath and we hope they are now settling in and soon getting to know the routine, the members of staff and ‘us’ – their fellow residents.
Congratulations and many happy returns of the day to Miss Catherine MacQueen who celebrated a birthday last month.
Mrs. Catherine Stevens has moved to a nursing home in Ayrshire to be near friends she has in that area. We shall miss Catherine and her cheery smile but she goes with our very best wishes
With much regret, we learned of the death of Eddie Ingram last month. Eddie had not been well of late and, sadly, passed away very peacefully in Crieff Hospital. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Good Wishes go to Bruce Campbell who is still in hospital and also to Hazel Hill and Andrew Hodge who both have been in hospital for short periods.
Staff News and Training:
The Deputy Manager, Margaret MacGregor, has returned safely from her holiday in New Zealand and is looking very well. Welcome back Margaret!
Linda Pryde and Charlotte Low attended Dementia Awareness Training.
Margaret MacGregor and Barbara Nicholson attended Palliative Care Training.
Half of the Staff had in house training for Managing Falls and Fractures.
The other half of the staff expected to attend in April.
Felicity Fyfe is nearing completion of Level 3 of SVQ. Once this is completed the next step is Medication Training to allow her a senior position.
Hazel Roddis returned from maternity leave on 26th March – welcome back Hazel!
Cook’s Meetings on Wednesday mornings continue to be popular. It is a two – way exchange of likes and dislikes which is a great advantage of both the cooks and to the residents.
Susie does her utmost to vary the subjects and corresponding crafts and the last two sessions required sewing ‘plain and cross stitching’, which was a new venture for some (no names mentioned), and the results turned out quite favourable.
The Quiz Night continues to be popular and looked forward to by those who attend regularly. Susie varies the subject each week but occasionaly repeats some recent questions to test the memories that should still be fresh.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank all residents and members of staff for their very kind GET WELL card while I was in hospital recently. It was very much appreciated and I am pleased to report feeling very much better.
Future Events This Month.
The Quiz Night due on Wednesday.4th April will be held the previous evening on Tuesday 3rd April.
There will be no Craft Classes on Thursday 5th nor Monday 9th April.
Church Service by Rev. William Ross on Sunday 1st April at 2.30pm.
Church Service by Rev. Andrew Barton on 8th April – Easter Sunday at 11.00am.
There will be a visit by Podiatrist Geraldine McGarry on 18th April.
And lastly – two short stories.
A man named Hobson.
Wife: “Do you want dinner?”
Husband: “What are my choices?”
Wife: “Yes or No”
Leave your worries on the doorstep.
Girl: “ When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden”
Boy: “ It’s sweet of you darling, but I don’t have any worries or troubles”
Girl: “ Well, that’s because we aren’t married yet.”