What they’re doing…

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.

You can follow Abel Tasman Village on Facebook to connect with activities (or regularly check the Abel Tasman Village social media page for non-Facebook fans).

And as  for our residents… they’re putting COVID aside and are getting behind the Olympics!

COVID-19 Vaccine – Informed Consent

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.

Visitor Update

As COVID restrictions are being carefully relaxed, it is now possible to visit residents on selected days.

Next days available: Saturday 10th and Wednesday 14th October between 1.00 pm and 5.00pm.

To book: call 0401 472 926 between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm only on any day with your preferred time, alternatively send an SMS to this number. We will respond in a timely fashion to confirm or offer an alternative time.

Subject to NSW Health Dept advice, next week’s visiting will be on Sunday 18th and Thursday 22nd October.