Wardside Gazette November 2019 No 10/11
November 2019 · Editor: Andrew Hodge · Assisted by: Staff Member India Barrett
New Residents: Eileen Ward joined us from Perth for another period of respite and we hope she feels the better for it.
Death: Sadly, we report the death of Dr Audrey Insch following a short illness. Audrey will be much missed by all of us. She had a wonderful knowledge of nature in all of its forms and her articles on birds, plants and weather published in the Gazette were always most interesting. A Memorial Service will be held in the large lounge on the 13th November at 2-30 pm, conducted by the Rev. Tracey Dowling, the Episcopal Church.
The following paragraph appeared in the Gazette in September 2014: –
“Green Fingers: Adjacent to the room occupied by resident Audrey Insch, is a small triangular plot of ground which had a few small un-noticeable plants but, Audrey being a lifelong naturalist, decided to develop it further. After clearing the ground, she carefully planted a few seeds here and there and, with the help of some rain, and sunshine the small plot is now completely transformed. It can boast of Sunflowers, Nasturtiums and Calendula and is being well admired. Well done Audrey!
Birthdays: Congratulations and many happy returns of the day are wished for –
Elizabeth Smith and Ron Caves
Both celebrated birthdays last month.
The party held in the large lounge with friends and family of Ron was enjoyed by everyone.
Staff Training: All members of staff have undergone Moving and Handling, Adult Support and Protection during October and will continue into November.
Cooks Meetings: are held on each Wednesday at 10-30am in the Large Lounge.
The Craft Classes in the Garden Room at 11am each Monday and
Thursday keeps both the brain and the fingers busy. Quiz Night on Wednesday evenings at 7pm is most interesting. Susie, the Quiz Mistress has questions galore that test the memories in finding correct answers.
Used Postage Stamps: As was circulated, a letter of thanks was received from the Leprosy Mission for all the used postage stamps we had sent to them. So, let’s keep on saving every stamp received in our mail.
On Sunday 20th October at 11–30 am, Theresa Caudle provided us with an hour of excellent music on her violin. She was extremely expert and, without any music, played a selection of very high-class pieces which were well known to us all.
Then on Wednesday 30th October at 3pm, we were entertained by an excellent couple, Cloud Nine with a wonderful selection of songs that everyone knew well and was thoroughly enjoyed. They would be welcomed back again at any time.
Then, in complete contrast, on 2nd November at 2pm to 4pm, we are to be entertained by the Blackford Fiddlers Concert.
A Church Service was conducted by the Rev. K. Buwert in the large lounge on Tuesday 29th October at 3pm.