And… here is the January newsletter! Download it now.
Yes, the festive season is here! Tomorrow, 2nd December we’re starting festivities with our traditional Sinterklaas party. Unfortunately without kids this year, but we’ll have a great time anyway!
Of course we’ll have Christmas and New Year to finish off the year. Read all about it in our December newsletter.
With Sydney in lock-down because of the COVID outbreak, here is a peek at what our residents are doing…
Well… actually, life is pretty normal in the ATV ‘bubble”. While staff wear masks and observe strict protocols, residents experience an environment that is more “normal” than might be expected. Katja Jeffries manages an Activities team which doesn’t just entertain, but provides company and encourages fitness routines.
While, traditionally, resident activities were just held in the Main Hall, now the coffee shop and the media room in the new wing provide additional venues to engage residents, and special sessions are held for residents in dementia care where appropriate.
And one-on-one counselling for individual residents who can’t participate in broader activities is provided by Effie Burgoyne. Yes, we are missing our trusty band of volunteers who supplement our regular staff of Katja, Janina, Nadia & Effie.. However, for a modest size facility like Abel Tasman Village, resident activities are remarkably well resourced.
And as for our residents… they’re putting COVID aside and are getting behind the Olympics!
We just uploaded the latest Abel Tasman Village Newsletter for May 2021!
Time flies, doesn’t it?
Don’t miss reading about Sophia leaving us for a few months and of course all the activities for the busy month of May! Download the ATV Newsletter.
And our friends at the Rembrandt Club just posted their latest newsletter as well.
But of course for the Dutch and those who enjoy Dutch food and customs, there is always the Rembrandt Social Club and its March newsletter here.
We’re facilitating a follow-up webinar to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. It will be held next Tuesday 23rd February at 11:30. The focus of the seminar is to provide information on the provision of consent ( or decline). More information and register for the webinar here.
Oh… on a totally different topic, you may have missed the Abel Tasman Village feed on Facebook today. Unfortunately we were one of the organisations which were caught in the cross-fire between Facebook, the Media and the Australian Goverment. Our feed should be restored soon, we hope… Meanwhile, we started a Social Media page so you can keep up with social activities at ATV.
Out with the old, in with the new… That was quite a year wasn’t it? Thankfully, our Activities department has the program for the first month of 2021. A year which is bound to be different!
Be sure to read messages from Sophia and Elizabett as well as last month’s reportage and activity schedule in our newletter. It’s all here!
Be sure to download the Newsletter and read the message from the General Manager with reflections of the past year, wishes, as well as some important notes. And of course for all the Activities content.
Best wishes of the Season to all!
The November newsletter is now online. A big month, with the Melbourne Cup festivitates and of course Remembrance Day on the 11th November. Download the newsletter here.