April 2016 Newsletter
I had a wonderful holiday in New Zealand with my son and daughter and their families. I would just like to thank Lilian for doing an exceptional job while I was away, and to Karin for holding the fort.
We would like to send our condolences to Shaunn Kunneke’s family after his mother, Vera, passed away on the night of 12 April.
We were very fortunate that one of our parents, Elwyn Schenk, organised tickets for Fund Raising for JPH at the Barnyard Theatre production of “Killer Queen”. All the tickets were sold. Thank you to all those who supported this fund raising initiative.
The Occupational Therapist from Edendale Hospital spent time in the Workshop and then in Sunrise with the Residents.
The Destiny team from One Life Church spent a morning interacting with the Residents and the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary planted different grass species in the flower bed in front of the dining room as well as interacted with the Residents.
Swat exterminators came on their quarterly visit to spray the Home against cockroaches.
Alison Myburgh and ladies held a Chapel Service.
One Resident broke a window in Stardust. This was replaced by Raven Glass and Gary was asked to put mesh over the window so that he can’t do it again. Luckily he did not cut himself.
We would like to welcome two new residents and their families to the Home. They are both in Stardust. Sbusiso Msomi (17) who is intellectually challenged and Nthuthuko Mthethwa (16) with Autism and mentally challenged. They are both Grade 2’s. They have both settled in well and adjusted to the Home’s daily routine.
The monthly Birthday Party was held for Sibusiso (17), Warren (37) and Yvette (32). Yvette had a party with all the Residents on her Birthday as did Warren. Thank you to Parklane Superspar for donating the monthly Birthday Cake.
The six weekly haircuts were done on most of the Residents.
Mr Schiffler saw two Residents for foot treatment.
Meryl took a Resident out for tea to Hospice and another to lunch at McDonalds at the request of their parents/guardians.
Three residents were seen by specialists for various ailments.
Dr Bhikha (dentist) saw one Resident for fitting of front top dentures and another Resident had a general check-up. She needs to have two extractions and cleaning/scaling of teeth under GA in the chair.
‘Flu vaccines were given to all the Residents except those who are not allowed.
Dr Kirkby came as usual to see and treat Residents for various ailments.
Meryl, Mari and Wendy were on leave.
One of the Care Givers is still not back from unpaid sick leave.
Anne and Karin