Wardside Gazette No. 51
July 2015 · Editor: Resident Andrew Hodge · Assisted by: Resident Audrey Insch
During last month we welcomed Mr. Robert Carswell from Killearn as a permanent resident. He is just settling in and will gradually get to know us all in the course of time.
Audrey Insch and Valerie Oliphant both celebrated birthdays last month and we wish them many happy returns of the day.
Carmen Lupu has sadly left us to work in a hospital in Watford, London. We will miss her, but wish her well. Christine Greer has also left. However we are pleased to report that Diane Henny has returned and taken up her duties as before and that Eilidh Kelly has started helping with cleaning and caring. Also Fiona Clark has begun duties as a care assistant. All Staff have received fire training during last month .
Quiz Nights are still well attended and enjoyable. Susie has a never ending source of interesting questions on a variable number of subjects.
Cook’s Meetings are held every Wednesday morning and provides residents with the opportunity to discuss their likes and dislikes which is most helpful to the cooks in deciding future menus.
A Great Big Blooming Tea Party will be held on 24th July on the Garden Room Terrace at 3pm (or in the Garden Room in the event of unfavourable weather). Proceeds from donations and a raffle will be allocated to Marie Curie Care. All residents and friends are invited.
The principal work last month was preparing for this year’s ‘Scarecrow Competition’ and the theme chosen this year is appropriate with the ‘Tea in the Park Concert’ being held soon in near by Strathallan Castle. As will be seen from the following photograph, an Osprey is acting as a waiter to a table reserved for ospreys. A big fish is already awaiting a customer.
The inspection and assessment of all entries took place on Saturday prior to the Gala on Sunday (28th June) when it was announced that the Wardside House entry had gained Second Prize. So, the Craft Class can be congratulated once again. However, we must thank Susie very sincerely for all the thought and effort she put in to the assembly of the osprey and also thank her husband, Norman, for his invaluable help in the erection of everything on the site. The tableau could not have been assembled without them.
And lastly –Two quotes regarding “Old Age”.
“I am very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was 40. I was a bit upset at reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. “Don’t complain about growing old. Many people do not have that privilege”.
“The past is history; the future is a mystery; this moment is a gift; that is why this moment is called the present. Enjoy it!”
Rev. K Buwert of the Church of Scotland on Tuesday 28th July at 2.30 pm in the large Lounge.
A date for the Episcopal Church Service will be announced when known.