Wardside Gazette No. 23
June 2012 · Editor: Resident Margery Neill and Resident Andrew Hodge
Mrs Mary Sharp from Crieff and Mr Frank Baillie from Larbert joined us as new permanent residents last month and also, for a three week period of respite, Mrs Morris from Edderton. We hope they are now settling in and gradually getting to know all of the residents and members of staff.
We were very sorry to the learn the death of Bill Grant following a short illness and we offer our sincere condolences to his family and relatives.
Good Wishes go to all who may have had a birthday last month and have many happy returns of the day.
Staff Training and News:
Roslyn Ward and Caroline McDonald have attended a Dementia Awareness Class and Kerry Creelman has started as a domestic assistant. A Staff Meeting will be held on 21st June at 2 to 3 o’clock. Also, congratulations to Barbara Nicholson. She is very proud to have become a ‘grannie’.
The Craft Class has been busy making bunting suitable for decorating the Reception Area during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and perhaps the Dining Room.
The Quiz Night is enjoying an influx of new members making it much more challenging to get an answer in first.
We are most indebted to Susie Oneill for all her work and patience in leading both the Craft Class and the Quiz Night each week and making them so enjoyable. Residents, who consider that their fingers are not now agile enough or the memory is not what it used to be, should come along and give it a trial. Otherwise, Susie would be happy for you just to sit comfortably, watch, listen and enjoy.
Forthcoming Events during June
Church Service on Sunday 3rd June at 2.30 pm by Rev W. Ross.
The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations on Tuesday 5th June.
It is proposed to have a very special lunch on that day and afterwards for all residents and staff to assemble in the Large Lounge to watch the special proceedings on the large screen television.
Residents Meeting on Friday 8th June at 2.30 pm.
The purpose of this meeting is principally to permit the management to clearly explain to residents of any changes in procedures that may have taken place recently or about to be implemented. Residents will have the opportunity to comment, approve or perhaps even suggest alternatives.
A Musical Afternoon on Friday 15th June from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm. This will be provided by “Be Sharp” – (presumably Brian Sharp) – who is a professional keyboard player and singer. He will be singing classical songs from the 60s and 70s as well as a range of Scottish tunes and you can ‘sing along’ if you wish.
Church Service on Friday 29th June at 11.00 am by Rev. A. Barton.
And lastly – a couple of ‘children’ stories
A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said ,“Now class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into my head and I would turn red in the face”
“Yes,” the class said.
“Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn’t run into my feet?”
A little fellow shouted, “Cause your feet ain’t empty.”
On a Sunday School summer outing, the children were lined up in a cafeteria for lunch and at the head of the long food table was a large pile of apples. The Minister made a note and placed it on the apple tray: “Take one only. God is watching”. Moving further along the food line to other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies and one the boys, who were leading, wrote a note “Take all you want. God is watching the apples”.