Wardside House Gazette No.10/3 March 2019
New Residents: We welcomed two new permanent residents last month – Mrs Catherine Macnaughton from Edinburgh and Mrs Alice Paterson from Auchterarder – and we hope both are settling in and gradually getting to know the general routine, members of staff and the present fellow residents.
Birthday: Congratulations and many happy returns of the day were wished to: –
Colonel Stanley Peake
He celebrated his birthday last month.
Death: With much sorrow we report the death of resident Mrs Jean Leslie on 20th of last month and offer our sincere condolences to her husband George, who remains resident here with us, and also to the members of their family.
Staff News: Two new members of staff joined us last month.
Karen Johnston as a Senior Carer
Amy Buchan as a Care Assistant
We hope all three are settling to their respective duties and getting to know all members of staff and residents.
Cook’s Meetings, as always, are held on each Wednesday at 10-30 am in the Large Lounge when residents have the opportunity to express their satisfaction or otherwise with the meals the previous week. Then the cook explains the proposed menu for the coming week.
(Please note that the time is 10-30am and not 11am as was erroneously quoted in the Gazette last month.)
Quiz Nights are held each Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Garden Room. Susie, the quizmaster, always has plenty of questions covering a variety of interesting subjects that can test our memories. It is all good fun whether or not you know the answer to a single question.
Craft Classes are held in the Garden Room at 11am each Monday and Thursday and are not only enjoyable but keep the mind and fingers in good order.
Rev. Tracy Dowling of the Scottish Episcopal Church
On Tuesday 12th March at 11am. in the large lounge.
Rev. K. Buwert of the Church of Scotland
On Tuesday 26th March at 2.30pm. in the large lounge.
Exercise Classes continue to be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Large Lounge starting at 4pm until 5pm to give all the residents the opportunity to loosen up and keep the muscles in good working order.
The Concert: On Monday 18th February, we all thoroughly enjoyed a concert in the large lounge in the afternoon by Bruce Davies. He sang a variety of well-known songs, accompanying himself on a guitar, and was excellent. It was a very entertaining afternoon and he is sure to be invited again in the future.
Used Postage Stamps: Many thanks to all residents and members of staff who kept filling up the Stamp Box. All of them have been trimmed and very soon there will be a sufficient number gathered to send, once again, to the Scottish Leprosy Mission.
Feeling Frivolous: (quoted from ‘Letters to the Editor’ in a recent magazine).
“Did you know that we old folk are worth a fortune? We have silver in our hair, gold in
our teeth, stones in our kidneys, lead in our feet and gas in our stomachs!
I have become older since I wrote to you last and a few changes have come into my life.
Frankly I have become a frivolous old woman. I am seeing several gentlemen –every day.
Will Power helps me out of bed, then I go to see Jimmy Riddle, then it is time for breakfast with Mr Kellog followed closely by the refreshing company of Mr Tetley or my other friend
who I only know by his initials – PG. Then comes someone I don’t like at all Arthur Itis.
He knows he is not welcome, but insists on being here and what’s more he stays for the rest of the day late into the night. Even then he does not like to stay in one place, so he takes me from joint to joint
After such a hectic day I am glad to get to bed at last (and with Johnnie Walker too). What a hectic day! The vicar came to call the other day and he said at my age I should be thinking about the here after. So, I told him that I did, all the time. For no matter where I am, kitchen, the sitting room or the garden, I ask myself “Now what am I here after?”
Well I will close now and I hope Will Power is your constant companion too, but do make sure that his friend Emma Royd does not creep up from behind!
And watch out for the crafty one …. Gerry Atric!”