Wardside Gazette No. 53
February 2016 · Editor: Resident Andrew Hodge · Assisted by: Resident Audrey Insch
During last month there were, once again no new residents, all rooms still being occupied.
Congratulations and many happy returns of the day to
Jessie McLennan, Agnes McCallum & Christine Hall
each of them celebrated birthdays last month.
Our famous and well loved poet was celebrated on the 25tth January with the customary dinner of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties with Phoebe Coull reciting the customary ‘Toast to the Haggis’. It was very much enjoyed and, on behalf of everyone, we express ‘a big thank you’ to the cooks.
All members of staff have received Dementia training.
In wings 1 and 2, new baths are being installed and during this work residents may have to have showers instead of baths. However, as the change is being staggered, it is hoped to have as little disruption as possible. Hopefully the residents will enjoy the new baths but the members of staff are certainly looking forward to them as they are height adjustable.
Work was resumed by making table decorations for Burns’ Day. Now, a length of bunting is being made to replace one that has gone astray.
Wednesday evenings continue to be popular and fairly well attended and where Susie gets her never ending but interesting questions only she knows. But whether or not you know the answers, it is an evening for exercising the brain cells and that is its main purpose which is good for all or us.
A Big Thank You:
All members of the staff were very grateful for gifts of Chocolates and Sweets etc they received from residents at Christmas time and very much appreciated.
Rev. K Buwert of the Church of Scotland on Tuesday 23rd February at 2.30pm in the Large Lounge. The Rev. K Buwert, the minister of Muthill Parish Church, comes to Wardside House on the last Tuesday of each month to lead us in worship and always has an appropriate Christian message. He is accompanied by his wife, two church elders and the organist. We are much indebted to all of them.
Just to pass the time at your leisure.
Think of a snowman and try to find, in the group of letters below, the following words:-
Arms Mouth Snow Button Eyes Nose Stone Carrot Pipe Twig Coal Hat Scarf
W B Y A F V I B L I
O E R L E R U I C E
N M S N N T A E A Y
S H O E T E L U R E
R T I O V S H A R S
S A N E L O P A O G
F R A C S N L I T C
N M P T W I G G P E
C R A I N S E O L E
T A B R H M O U T H
January really tested us. The song of the month was ‘Oh be kind to your web footed friends for a duck may be somebody’s mother’. But all of our female staff just adjusted. Certainly motor cars helped, but they had to splutter through the rain on foot.
And they did.
Their vigour arrived here to assist us on our way whilst we creaked and coughed. Global warming has surprised us! Thanks to all of you.