Wardside Gazette No. 34
July 2013 · Editor: Resident Margery Neill and Resident Andrew Hodge
There were no new permanent residents last month but we had, for a period of respite and a short holiday, Mrs Catherine Alcorn, from Dumbarton and she thoroughly enjoyed her stay with us. A few days before the end of June, we welcomed Miss Jean Davidson for a period of respite and hope she also will enjoy her stay.
Good wishes are extended to Catherine Fox and Sheila Gray who celebrated birthdays last month and it is hoped they have many happy returns of the day.
Cecelia Stevenson is now qualified to dispense medicines and Pat Burns and Gail Speedy have exchanged duties. Pat is now a cleaner and Gail is now a carer.
Residents will have noticed that the flowering plants along the wall at the front entrance have all been renewed. This was not only to enhance the entry but principally for the benefit of residents whilst sitting in the area during the summer months. It is one of the good reasons for having the Joy Fund.
After being served with drinks and nibbles on Thursday 27th, the residents who attended we were treated to a wonderful afternoon of songs from the films, stage shows and well known Scottish songs by Alex Bear, soloist, accompanied by Matthew Brown, pianist. The programme was interspersed by a selection of solo items by Matthew on the piano and also a cornet. They were very accomplished artists and on behalf the residents Margaret MacGregor thanked them both for the pleasure they had brought to us all.
The Quiz Night continues to be an enjoyable evening each Wednesday and the number of residents attending is growing.
There is no information about Church Services over the holiday period but an announcement will be made should there be any.
A Great Big Blooming Tea Party:
You may remember we had one last year in aid of the Marie Curie Cancer Fund. It is proposed to have another one in this month. The date has yet to be fixed.
The Make Your Wish Come True Tree:
It is hoped that everyone will take part and Staff will endeavour to meet everyone’s wishes as soon as possible.
The Craft Class:
At the beginning of the month, imitation hearts were made, stuffed and then decorated for ornamentation but in the latter part of the month the concentration was on the annual Scarecrow Competition which, for this year, the theme is ‘Countries of the World’. Initially, the members decided that the Wardside House contribution should be based on ‘Bill and Ben the flowerpot men’ but, after much deliberation, it was considered that one flowerpot man would be enough to make. Hence the final decision was Bill and Weed on Bondi Beach which suggests the location to be in Australia.
This photograph illustrates the final tableau which is positioned at the entrance gate and it was hoped that the competition judges would be suitable impressed – and they were.
The Wardside House entry ‘BILL & WEED AT BONDI BEACH’
was awarded FIRST PRIZE.
Congratulations to the Craft Class and all Staff who contributed complimentary items.