85 Villiers Drive, Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 jph@gracenet.co.za 033 345 6710

April 2018 Newsletter

Hi All,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Kirkby for all the years’ medical care he provided to all our Residents. Dr Laing will be taking over his weekly visits going forward, we would like to welcome her to the JPH family.
Thank you Mr Speight and the Maxted’s for donating stationary for our Arts & Crafts Workshop and the Brown’s for clothing. Parklane SuperSpar donated a range of products to the Home.

HOME:
The Cleaning Specialists cleaned the Cooker Hood in the kitchen. Our generator was taken to PMB Forestry for a service and is running well. The DIY Guy repaired a few broken cupboard doors, fixed one of the toilets and unblocked another as well as a few other minor repairs. M.A.N. Roofing replaced broken tiles and sealed the capping on Stardust roof.

RESIDENTS:
Parklane SuperSpar donated the monthly birthday cake. We celebrated the following birthdays this month:
Warren (39), Sbu (19) and Yvette (34). All three residents had parties of their own, thank you to their families for providing cakes and other treats.
A few residents were seen by Dr Laing on her weekly visits. Some residents were treated for Upper Respiratory Infections and a few other minor ailments. Dr Laing has been doing 6 monthly blood tests for all the residents.
Two residents were admitted to hospital for different medical conditions.
Those residents allowed Flu Vaccines were given them during the month.

WISHLIST:
On our wishlist this month:
• Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Aqueous Cream, Toothbrushes, Hairbrushes)
• Cutlery (Knives, Forks, Spoons)

STAFF:
Meryl has taken leave for the month, Wendy relieved her.

Take Care
Karin & Lilian

March 2018 Newsletter

Hi All,

We would like to wish all our family and friends a happy and safe Easter.

It is with great sadness that we inform you that our legend – Peter Bennett passed away on Friday, 23 March 2018. His family were with him at the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

The Department of Health visited and did their annual inspection of the Home for the renewal of our licence. The boys from Cordwalles Prep School came and played music for the residents.

Thank you to everyone that donated Easter Eggs for the residents and the Hattinghs and Robinsons for sponsoring the Hot Cross Buns.

Parklane SuperSpar visited and brought doughnuts for all the residents to enjoy at tea time.

HOME:

SWAT Exterminators made their quarterly visit to the home and sprayed for cockroaches.

The DIY Guy fixed a few leaking toilets and sorted out an electrical fault in Sunrise.

Thank you to Mr Hattingh for donating a new washing machine after one of our older machines broke down and was not worth fixing. The petrol lawnmower was taken to PMB Forestry for servicing.

We would like to thank Justin van der Merwe cutting down 2 trees after one had fallen down and Denis Meyer for arranging to remove the branches.

Our kombi went to McCarthy Toyota for its service.

RESIDENTS:

Thank you to Parklane Superspar for donating the monthly birthday cake. We celebrated the following birthdays: Peter B (71), Marc (31), Kelly (26), Peter D (67) and Michael (57). Peter B’s family brought cake for all the residents and staff on his birthday. Peter D had his own party as well.

The residents all enjoyed a braai, thank you to Blair Atholl Kwikspar for donating Wors and Ice-Cream.

The residents had their 6 weekly haircuts.

A few residents were seen by Dr Kirkby on his weekly visits. Most were treated for Upper respiratory infections. One of our residents was admitted to St Anne’s Hospital.

WISHLIST:

On our wishlist this month:

  • Paper, crayons, colouring pencils and colouring books for the Arts & Crafts Workshop
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Aqueous Cream, Toothbrushes, Hairbrushes)
  • Cutlery (Knives, Forks, Spoons)

STAFF:

Wendy Sokhela started as Relief Supervisor at the beginning of the month. She has settled in well.

Lilian took a few days leave.

Take Care

Karin & Lilian


In loving memory of Peter Bennett (The Boss)

February 2018 Newsletter

Hi All,

We would like to thank everyone who donated items on our Wishlist. Mr Hattingh donated 5 brand new wheelchairs and Mrs Orpwood a couch. The Green, Hattingh, Hurlston and Mitchley families donated toiletries. Mr Meyer donated some chairs and furniture. Mrs Sutton made a donation towards the Arts & Crafts Workshop.

Thank you to Mrs Hurlston for arranging a donation of Boerewors and Ice Cream from Blair Atholl Kwikspar for a braai for the residents.

HOME:

The Toyota Quantum went in for repairs after it had been in an accident. It also had its tyres rotated, balanced and aligned at Supa Quick.

The DIY Guy was very busy this month repairing leaking taps, toilets, broken water pipes and light fittings. The 3-wheel lawnmower we use for the Trim Park needed repairs. The coldroom had a blocked outlet pipe which had to be cleared.

Daisy was taken to the State Vet for her rabies injection and had her nails trimmed.

RESIDENTS:

There were quite a few birthdays this month – Athena (49), Russell (41), Craig (45), Wiebike (36), Paul (61), Karen (67), Jolene (39), Wendy (59). Thank you Parklane Superspar for donating the cake for our monthly party. Jolene had a special Barney cake which her family provided on her birthday.

All the residents were all treated to chocolate brownies from Feedem on Valentine’s day.

The hairdresser visited and did the residents haircuts.

Dr Kirkby and Dr Laing visited the Home weekly, residents were treated for different ailments.

Two of the residents went to Mr JH Schiffler for foot and nail treatment. One of the residents went to the dentist for cleaning of her teeth and had one of her wisdom teeth extracted. The Physiotherapist visited the home to do physio on one of the residents. A resident was taken to Grey’s Hospital Dermatology Clinic and another to Townhill Hospital for assessment.

WISHLIST:

We will be adding a monthly wishlist to our Newsletter. On our wishlist this month:

  • Paper, stationary & chunky wool for the Arts & Crafts Workshop
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes)

STAFF:

Interviews were held for a new Relief Supervisor. The short listed candidates each spent a day with the residents. We will introduce the new Supervisor in our next Newsletter.

 

Take Care

Karin & Lilian

January 2018 Newsletter

Hi All,

We have had some extremely hot days in PMB and the residents and staff have started swimming in the afternoons.

We admitted two new residents in January, Ryan Orpwood (46) in Sunrise and Neil McLachlan (44) into Stardust. We would like to welcome both of them and their families to the JPH family. Sadly Neil’s dad passed away the day after he was admitted, our condolences to the family.

We would like to thank Denis Meyer for removing 3 truck loads of rubble from JPH property.

HOME:

The DIY Guy replaced a few broken windows and burst pipes, repaired cupboards and unblocked toilets. The emergency lights have also been fixed and are up and running with the generator when needed. The cold room had a leak, which had to be repaired and refilled with gas. An electrician came out and replaced the lights in the kitchen and dining room.

The Toyota Conquest had a new starter motor fitted and unfortunately the Quantum was in an accident, fortunately no one was hurt.

RESIDENTS:

We would like to thank Parklane Superspar for donating the monthly birthday cake. The monthly birthday party was held for Letho (17) and Michelle (42). Michelle’s mom brought cake on her birthday as well for all the residents.

Dr Kirkby made his weekly visits to the home, treating a few residents for minor ailments and behavioural problems.

Two residents were admitted to hospital, one with severe gastritis, the other with very low blood pressure. Two residents had dental extractions done.

Residents have returned to work at the Abercare Workshop after the holidays.

WISHLIST:

We will be adding a monthly wishlist to our Newsletter. On our wishlist this month:

  • Paper, stationary & chunky wool for the Arts & Crafts Workshop
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Deodarant, Toothbrushes)
  • Wheelchairs
  • Comfortable chairs/couches for the TV lounges

STAFF:

Daphne took leave, Karin and Milly covered her shift.

Letitia Sutton handed in her resignation.

Take Care

Karin & Lilian

 

December 2017 Newsletter

Greetings All,

From the Staff and Residents we would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and blessed Festive Season and best wishes for 2018.

On behalf of all the staff, we extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed towards the Staff Christmas Bonus.

Our Nativity Play was very well attended by family and friends. It is definitely the highlight of the year for the residents. Thank you to Deshnie and Feedem for arranging the tasty finger lunch.

A bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black (kindly donated by Mr Schenk) was raffled and a total of R1,170.00 was raised. Congratulations to Sister Milly Reddy for winning the prize.

Thank you to the Hattingh’s for providing Mince Pies for Christmas Eve and the Scoufes’ for the cakes on Christmas Day.

Thank you to Elwyn Schenk for sponsoring lunch for all the residents and staff on New Year’s day.

A collection was done at the play to have a braai for the residents, we would like to thank everyone that made a contribution.

Sue Hurlston has started a “Musical Instrument Fund”. We will be purchasing different musical instruments with the monies raised for the residents to enjoy.

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Sbu’s grandmother, Jabu Madonda passed away on 13 December 2017. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sbu’s family.

Tuck has been re-introduced, we ask that when you provide tuck for your child to please make sure it is safe for them to consume.

HOME:

SWAT Exterminators made their quarterly visit to the home to spray for cockroaches.

The DIY Guy repaired a few wheelchairs, toilets and cupboards. The toilet outlet pipes in Stardust have corroded and had to be replaced urgently.

RESIDENTS:

Thank you to Parklane Superspar for donating the monthly birthday cake. The monthly birthday party was held for Shaunn (52), Sean (33) and Cheryl (45). Shaunn had a separate party as well.

Dr Kirkby made his weekly visits to the home, treating a few residents.

One of the residents was visited by a physiotherapist and had treatment done. Mr Schiffler did foot and nail care for one of the residents. One resident went to the dentist for cleaning and polishing of her teeth. One resident was admitted to Hilton Life Hospital with very high blood sugar and was diagnosed with diabetes. One of the residents was admitted to MediClinic after hitting his head, to have a scan done as pre-cautionary measure. Another resident was re-admitted to St Anne’s after complications from a previous operation.

STAFF:

Karin is on leave, Sisters Daphne and Milly are covering her shift.

Take Care

Karin & Lilian

 

 

November 2017 Newsletter

Hi All,

Please remember the Nativity Play will take place on Sunday, 10 December 2017 at 09h30 for 10h00.

The residents were all treated to a diabetic-friendly dessert for lunch on World Diabetic Day on 14 November 2017.

HOME:

Durban Round Table 2 visited the Home and handed over a cheque for the sewerage line and fire escape that was installed, we are very grateful for their generous donation.

The Quantum went in to Toyota to have its back brakes replaced and the front brakes were skimmed.

The DIY Guy bypassed one of the solar geysers, replaced broken windows and stove plates and repaired leaking taps and broken doors.

The Cleaning Specialists cleaned the cooker hood in the kitchen.

 

RESIDENTS:

The monthly birthday party was held for Demeter (54) and Gavin (56). Demeter’s family held a party for her and the workshop residents. Thank you to the Hattingh’s, Tony Grace & Melanie Buys for donating the birthday cake this month. Parklane Superspar have decided to continue donating the cake for our monthly birthday parties, we would like to thank them for their ongoing support.

Thank you to the Hattingh’s for donating a huge bag of pecan nuts for the residents to enjoy.

A memorial service was held for Alex Mainwaring-Burton in our chapel. A family friend donated a clock in memory of Alex.

The home was visited by Dr Kirkby. He treated some of the residents with chest infections and a few other minor ailments.

Two residents were taken to Northdale Hospital and one to Mediclinic, but fortunately they were not admitted to hospital. Two residents were admitted to Mediclinic, both have since been discharged.

One of the residents had dental treatment under General Anaesthetic at Midlands hospital.

The Occupational Therapist from Edendale Outreach Programme spent some time with the residents in the workshop for the last time, unfortunately this service has been stopped by the hospital.

Some residents went to Wykeham Collegiate’s Christmas Play. The boys choir from Cordwalles School visited and sang Christmas carols for the residents.

STAFF:

Lilian took a week’s leave.

Sagri was on leave, Letitia worked her shift.

 

Take Care

Karin & Lilian

October 2017

Hi All,

October has brought great sadness to the Home. We are very sad to inform you that Monica Hayn, Ushen Subramoney and Alex Mainwaring-Burton passed away this month. We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to their families.

Our AGM was held on 22nd October, unfortunately the meeting was not well attended. We would like to thank Feedem for sponsoring the catering.

Our Nativity Play will take place on Sunday, 10 December 2017 at 09h30 for 10h00. Please can you let us know by 30 November whether you will be attending and providing a gift for your child/sibling.

HOME:

Mega Laundry Equipment came and serviced the industrial washing machine and drier. The D.I.Y. Guy repaired toilets, showers, cupboards, doors, a wheelchair and serviced our brush cutter and generator.

RESIDENTS:

Please note that all Tuck for residents have been stopped as all edible items need to go through the kitchen in future.

The monthly birthday party was held for Thabi (33), Douglas (58), Julile (30), Naquita (23) and Karen G (32). Thank you to Douglas’ family that held a separate party for all the residents. Karen’s family also provided a cake for her birthday.

Dr Kirkby made his weekly visits to the Home and treated a few residents for upper respiratory infections as well as a few other ailments. Three residents were admitted to St Anne’s Hospital, one to Wembley House and another at Hilton Life Hospital.

The Occupational Therapist from Edendale Outreach Programme visited the Home.

STAFF:

Karin was on 2 weeks leave. Daphne and Milly filled in for her.

Milly was off sick, Karin worked her weekend shift.

 

Take Care

Karin & Lilian

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