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November 2016 Newsletter

Hi All,

Remember our Nativity Play that is being held on 11 December 2016 at 9h30 for 10h00. We hope that as many of you will be able to attend. Thank you to those parents/guardians who have already notified whether they will be coming or not and for letting us know whether we need to get a small inexpensive gift. For those who haven’t, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.

We will be doing the lucky draw for the Raffle that is currently being run and which was launched at the AGM. Tickets are R20. There are 6 prizes. We need help selling these tickets. We are hoping to use the funds collected to purchase an Oxygen Concentrator machine. This nebulizes and also converts to oxygen and is more portable than our current oxygen cylinder.

As mentioned at the AGM we are going ahead with installing camera’s in the Home in the near future. We will do this in stages. Should you have any concerns please contact the Management Chairman, Mr Trevor Hart-Jones on the following telephone number: 0784567283.

Two Townhill Mounted Police popped in to visit our Residents. They were patrolling in the area and decided to come and visit our Residents. The Residents thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with the two horses. Pictures have been posted on our Face Book page. They will visit again when they are in the area.

HOME:

We invited the Fire Department to the Home to advise us on Fire Drills and he also did an inspection of the Home. A few minor things need to be done, but otherwise all is in order. A fire drill was held with the Sunrise Residents and staff.

We had to call out specialised plumbers to use their high pressure hose to clear a blocked sewer pipe.

A gentleman came to inspect and service the gas stove. He provided a certificate of conformity for the gas pipelines.

The application for grant funding from the Department of Health has been submitted. We have been informed by a reliable source that our grant will most probably be reduced.

Pietermartizburg was without water for 2 days and thankfully the JoJo tanks helped so that we were only without water for a few hours.

RESIDENTS:

The Birthday party was held for Demeter (53), Melanie (42) and Gavin (55). Thank you to Parklane Superspar for donating the monthly Birthday cake and the Friday viennas. Demeter’s family donated cake for all the Residents and staff for her Birthday. Pat Harry from St John’s United Church attended the party and contributed to the party goods and provided Melanie with a present. On Melanie’s birthday she was taken for a car ride to Eston to fetch the eggs with Lilian.

Some of the Residents went to watch the Nativity Play at TWC. This was thoroughly enjoyed. The library residents also attended a year end function and Sherryl gave them all party packs.

Caroline Hattingh from Parklane Spar donated cake to the Residents which they had on one of their pudding days.

The Occupational Therapist from Edendale Hospital Outreach programme came every two weeks to work with the Residents. The Residents did daily stretching and exercises with the balls. A basketball ring was erected and the Residents thoroughly enjoyed trying to throw the ball into the hoop. We have also purchased a volley ball net.

Sister Karin held two interviews with prospective residents but they were unsuitable for the Home.

Dr Kirkby came to do his weekly clinic and treated some Residents for minor ailments.

STAFF:

Meryl, Janet and Mari attended a two day Level 1 First Aid Course and passed. Sagri will be doing hers at the beginning of December.

Take Care

Anne & Karin

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