Wardside Gazette No. 38
November 2013 · Editor: Resident Margery Neill and Resident Andrew Hodge
As a permanent resident we welcomed Mrs Jean Oatts from Braco and we hope, Jean , that your are now settling in to your new abode. Mr John and Mrs Asta Alexander from Milton of Campsie are here for a period of respite and we hope they enjoy their stay and feel the benefit for it.
Birthday Wishes are sent to Phoebe Coull, Stanley Fordham, Sandy Arthur and Asta Alexander who celebrated birthdays last month and we wish them many happy returns of the day.
Last month, staff received two training sessions – one on Hearing Aids and, the other, on Diabetes Awareness with two of our residents present. This month, (on 13th Nov at 2pm) the training session will be by Vision Care and any residents who are interested are welcome to attend.
Cook’s Meetings on Wednesday mornings are not so well attended as in the past which perhaps indicates that residents are thoroughly enjoying their meals and have no complaints. But nevertheless the Cooks like to hear your comments and suggestions.
Immediately following the weekly Cooks Meeting in the Large Lounge at 10.30 am on Wednesday 6th November, a Residents Meeting will also be held. The purpose of this meeting is to allow Management to explain any changes in procedures that may have been introduced since the last meeting and any changes contemplated in the near future – all for the benefit of residential care here at Wardside House. All residents are welcome to attend and contribute their own thoughts and ideas for consideration.
The Blythswood Shoe-box Appeal.
The Craft Class has prepared six shoe boxes ready for the donations and are confident that, with your help, each will be filled. The closing date for donations is Monday 4th November.
Good attendances are being maintained. The initial questions are usually on a topical subject and then followed by general knowledge. Residents who have not yet taken part should ‘give it a try’. It is good fun.
Suitable decorations for Hallow e’en were being made on several sessions but the most interesting and tricky subject was the making of an Icelandic Gift Bag. This is what it looked like. Isn’t it quite attractive and good example of the work undertaken by the class under the guidance of Susie – our expert.
On Tuesday afternoon, 29th October, a very nice Church Service was held in the large lounge by the new minister, Rev. Dr. Klaus Buwert and members of Muthill Church of Scotland and has arranged to have a Communion Service on Tuesday 26th November at 2.30pm.
The next Scottish Episcopal Service by Rev. A. Barton will not be until 6th December at 11am.
And lastly, a good exercise for all residents (and staff).
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface and with a 5lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute and then relax. Each day you will find that you can hold this position a little longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10lb potato bags and, eventually, to a 50lb potato bag in each hand holding your arms straight out for one full minute.
When you feel confident at this level, put a potato into each bag.