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.
With the promise of an opening of our facility back up to visitors, this month’s Newsletter hints at many celebrations during the month. Be sure to download it now!
The lock-down continues but our ever resourceful activities department managed to fill another month’s calendar for September. The main event is Father’s Day, most probably celebrated in isolation…
So in any case, here is this month’s activities calendar.
Starring in our August Newsletter for one last time is Virginia Mills. She has been with us for 25 years and we’re finally letting her go! Thank you, Virginia.
Download the August Newsletter, not only to read a message from our General Manager about the unfortunate, but necessary lockdown of our facility, but also about our Home Care efforts and activities which we’ve got scheduled, no matter what happens in the outside world! And read the letter from the Dutch Consul General…
Oh yes, and don’t forget to forward your “thank you” message to staff to
( firstname.lastname@example.org ), in time for this Friday’s Employee Day (see earlier post). We rely on Abel Tasman Village staff to look after our elderly relatives. Send them a message that we appreciate their efforts…
The month of July will see the return to the Village of some activities, which for the safety of our residents had been put on hold due to COVID-19. Working within the health guidelines, we will be slowly welcoming back entertainers and volunteers to Abel Tasman and July will also see the return of Church services.
Home Care recipients are also welcome to attend the Village. I was pleased to see Mrs Gloria Short at our hair salon last week for her appointment!
Here is a copy of our June newsletter (download it here).
It incorporates Sophia’s weekly message, Home Care news , our activities programme and a look back to in pictures to last month’s activities.
May proved to be another busy month at Abel Tasman. Katja and her team have worked very hard in ensuring that recreational Activities continue to be carried out with the least amount of possible disruption.
Good to see news and photos from the team which provides our Home Care Program, including a couple of personal histories!
Sophia’s message in the newsletter covers recommendations regarding our food safety programme, particularly concerning “brought-in” food, as well as some important reminders regarding Village entry and exit. Please have read.
PS. Did you see the item on food tasting on our Facebook page? PDF here.
With all the uncertainty in the world, it’s good to be reminded about a constant, Mothers Day. We’ve seen a few changes in our lives this year, as well as at Abel Tasman Village, but it’s good to celebrate that special day.
Meanwhile, here is our May newsletter with all the news that’s fit to print! Download it here.
It’s April and time for our regular monthly newsletter. Download it here while you read Glenn’s update below…
Dear Residents, consumers, families, friends and staff
Following our Monday Advice No.6, the situation appears to be now falling into a period of relative calm. There are no new restrictions announced however the NSW Government through the Police Commissioner has indicated that the restrictions that are in place will remain so for a period of 90 days. I am hopeful that the current strategies will be enough to avoid going into lockdown because, as you appreciate this will place an enormous pressure on residents, relatives and staff. As you can see by the attached monthly newsletter, we are taking proactive steps to ensure the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of residents is being addressed. Some key strategies are maintenance of group activities taking into account restrictions on the number of participants, social distancing rules, the maintenance of our onsite physiotherapy service, resumption of Rosa’s hairdressing services, Katja and Janina’s skype/zoom family and spiritual sessions alongside the normal good cheer and interactions from our staff.
Our home care coordinators are now working from home. This hasn’t changed their access to consumers and I know that they are spending a lot of time contacting consumers to determine their care requirements and to support them during this difficult time. We also wish to acknowledge the support provided to our staff who are working flexibly to ensure the continuation of our services. We are maintaining a full service in Administration however will be employing flexible working arrangements where possible. If you need to contact either Virginia (email@example.com) or Ishmam (firstname.lastname@example.org) you can email to arrange an appointment time. There will be no interruption to normal services.
Knowing that we are potentially looking at a long period of enforced isolation I feel we are in a good place to manage this as well as having all the required PPE and infection control resources due to good planning from the team. Now more than ever, we have to ensure we support each other so please take care of yourself and if you are finding it difficult to deal with the restrictions, please contact either myself, Sophia or the RN’s – we will do everything possible to support you. As always, you can email me at email@example.com or call during business hours on 9645 3388.
Lots of activities in March, celebrating International Women’s Day as well as St Patrick’s Day. Don’t miss Glenn Kirkman’s message about our ATV Honey and of course the precautions to help protect our residents against the Corona Virus.
Download the Newsletter here.