Wardside Gazette No. 33
June 2013 · Editor: Resident Margery Neill and Resident Andrew Hodge
There were no new permanent residents last month but we had residents for periods of respite – Mrs J. Hepburn from Auchterarder, Mrs. M. Rimmer from Braco and, for a second visit, Mrs C. Mitchell from Dunning. All seemed to have enjoyed their stay and we may see them again in the future.
We were saddened to learn the death of Mrs. Margaret Whiteside who had been ill for some considerable time and perhaps has come as a blessing. Margaret had been a resident for five and a half years.
Cecilia Stevenson and Jean Arthur are about to start SVA – Level 3 and we wish them well and every success as that would entitle them to be Senior Carers. All Staff have recently undergone training on Infection Control. This month they will be receiving training on Challenging Behaviour. Cecelia Stevenson has taken on board the role of arranging and organizing this training and has undertaken the role with enthusiasm.
Caroline Burns, Anne Prime, Margo Cribben and Mairi Scott had an interesting and wonderful time last month during some of their days off. They left Gleneagles by train to Aberdeen, had lunch and then caught the ferry for Shetland which was a 14 hour overnight sea journey. They spent the day in Lerwick. Then they boarded the overnight ferry for another 14 hour overnight sea journey back to Aberdeen and thence returning by train back to Gleneagles. The weather was excellent, the seas were calm and they thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Lerwick where they found the people so friendly.
Tammy will be available again on Thursday mornings for the usual ‘hair appointments’ and our appreciation and thanks are due to Dana Ward for her excellent work during Tammy’s absence.
The Quiz Night continues to be an enjoyable evening each Wednesday with Susie having an inexhaustible supply of questions on a variety of themes. Answers are not always known but are usually remembered when revealed – (but, to be honest, sometimes not always).
The Craft Class:
Greetings Cards and Gift Boxes have been the items concentrated on last month but it must be put on record that two of the Craft Class members, Ursula Hubbard and Cath Fox have been extremely busy in their own time knitting items for charity. Already, 4- Blankets, 8-Hats and 10-Scarfs have been handed to Frances Wishart for the Blytheswood Appeal. The knitting is ongoing all year with the Shoebox Appeal in mind, which will be due in November, and, if any other residents (ladies or gentlemen) are able and willing to help in this worthy cause, additional help or contributions would be greatly appreciated.
Church Services this month:
On Friday 14th June at 11am, a Service will be held by Rev, A Barton of the Episcopal Church in the Small Lounge. Otherwise there will be no Services this month by the Seven Day Adventist Church and, to date, there is no knowledge regarding a Service by Rev. W. Ross of the Church of Scotland.
She knows best!!!
A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom children will they were drawing and occasionally took a walk round to see each child’s work .
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied “I am drawing God.”
The teacher paused and then said “But no one knows what God looks like.”
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing , the little girl replied “ They will in a minute.”