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Security Number If the Resident Support Services number is unavailable residents are reminded the mobile contact number for Security is: 0413 388 650 Bentley Park News - pg 3 Laundry/Linen Service - pg 4 Archives - pg 5 What’s On Calendar - pg 6&7 Residents Advisory Council - pg 8 Inside this issue > St. Patrick’s Day - Saturday March 17th Bentley Park Social Club bentley park resident newsletter March 2012 Across My Desk CEO’s Report March is upon us already, I love March because it signifies to me the start of new beginnings. For instance it signals the beginning of the football season (go Eagles), it signals the beginning of Autumn, in the ancient Rome calendar March signalled the beginning of the year and for SwanCare Group this year March signals the month when we launch our new Vision, Mission and Values for the organisation. So this year in 2012, March is really the beginning of something new and very special. SwanCare Group unveils its new Vision, Mission and Values Since September last year the Board in conjunction with staff and residents has set about to develop a Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. Part of this process also looked at the organisations Vision, Mission and Values and it was agreed that these too needed a facelift to bring them into line with the direction that we are heading and become reflective of our goals and aspirations. As a result of much thought and consideration we have come up with a Vision and Mission that is simple yet extremely powerful, and which we believe truly encompasses all that we are about and reflects all that we are aiming to achieve. Our Vision is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community. Our Mission is to provide comprehensive quality care, accommodation and services to our residents. We also took the opportunity to canvas our staff and through a series of workshops and surveys we have determined a new set of values that we feel underpin the organisation and are reflective of the values that we want our staff to aspire to in all their daily activities whilst they are at work fulfilling the above Vision and Mission. Put simply SwanCare Group values RESPECT. Where RESPECT is made up of the following interrelated values: The launch of the new SwanMobile In another first for the month of March, we will, on the 8th March, be officially launching the new SwanMobile. Totally raised from donations from our residents and our own major community groups, this vehicle will supplement the existing service and will be a great benefit to residents, enhancing what is already a tremendous service that we provide here at Bentley Park. The new vehicle will also come with some new recruit drivers. As a means of supplementing the volunteer driver pool and as a means of improving the interaction between residents and staff, three members of the organisation’s executive team, namely Natalie Hodi, our General Manger of Retirement Living, Garry Black our Chief Financial Officer and yours truly will once a month take the wheel and become your volunteer driver for a SwanMobile shift. Please don’t worry, each of us have undergone the rigorous driver education and training program (thanks Laurie and Karen). You will be in safe hands!!! Snippets from around the Village To round off my article this month I have the following snippets of information that I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all. First of all, can I extend my congratulations to the Bentley Park Social Club for the excellent event that they held on Australia Day. Held in arduous (heat) conditions, the committee showed exemplary spirit and organisational skills to adapt their function to cope with the heat and the huge numbers of attendees. From all reports the event was a huge success. Special mention must also be made to one of our tireless workers in George Palmer, who provided that technical expertise, above and Continued Page 3 R E S P E C T Reliable Supportive Professional Ethical Compassionate Team focussed Enthusiastic We are dependable, trustworthy and can be relied upon. We always try to do the best that we are able, and that we are happy and proud of our efforts. We will always try and help, encourage and support a resident or colleague who is in need. We maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity when dealing with all persons. All our decisions and actions are based on fairness and honesty. Courtesy and kindness are extended to each person in every circumstance. We are all working towards the same goal and that we are all part of the same team.
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  • Security NumberIf the Resident Support Services number is unavailable residents are reminded the mobile contact number for Security is:

    0413 388 650

    Bentley Park News - pg 3Laundry/Linen Service - pg 4 Archives - pg 5 Whats On Calendar - pg 6&7Residents Advisory Council - pg 8

    Inside this issue >St. Patricks Day - Saturday March 17th

    Bentley Park Social Club

    bentley park resident newsletterMarch 2012

    Across My Desk

    CEOs Report

    March is upon us already, I love March because it signifies to me the start of new beginnings. For instance it signals the beginning of the football season (go Eagles), it signals the beginning of Autumn, in the ancient Rome calendar March signalled the beginning of the year and for SwanCare Group this year March signals the month when we launch our new Vision, Mission and Values for the organisation. So this year in 2012, March is really the beginning of something new and very special.

    SwanCare Group unveils its new Vision, Mission and Values Since September last year the Board in conjunction with staff and residents has set about to develop a Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. Part of this process also looked at the organisations Vision, Mission and Values and it was agreed that these too needed a facelift to bring them into line with the direction that we are heading and become reflective of our goals and aspirations. As a result of much thought and consideration we have come up with a Vision and Mission that is simple yet extremely powerful, and which we believe truly encompasses all that we are about and reflects all that we are aiming to achieve.

    Our Vision is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community.

    Our Mission is to provide comprehensive quality care, accommodation and services to our residents.

    We also took the opportunity to canvas our staff and through a series of workshops and surveys we have determined a new set of values that we feel underpin the organisation and are reflective of the values that we want our staff to aspire to in all their daily activities whilst they are at work fulfilling the above Vision and Mission. Put simply SwanCare Group values RESPECT. Where RESPECT is made up of the following interrelated values:

    The launch of the new SwanMobile In another first for the month of March, we will, on the 8th March, be officially launching the new SwanMobile. Totally raised from donations from our residents and our own major community groups, this vehicle will supplement the existing service and will be a great benefit to residents, enhancing what is already a tremendous service that we provide here at Bentley Park. The new vehicle will also come with some new recruit drivers. As a means of supplementing the volunteer driver pool and as a means of improving the interaction between residents and staff, three members of the organisations executive team, namely Natalie Hodi, our General Manger of Retirement Living, Garry Black our Chief Financial Officer and yours truly will once a month take the wheel and become your volunteer driver for a SwanMobile shift. Please dont worry, each of us have undergone the rigorous driver education and training program (thanks Laurie and Karen). You will be in safe hands!!!

    Snippets from around the Village To round off my article this month I have the following snippets of information that I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all.

    First of all, can I extend my congratulations to the Bentley Park Social Club for the excellent event that they held on Australia Day. Held in arduous (heat) conditions, the committee showed exemplary spirit and organisational skills to adapt their function to cope with the heat and the huge numbers of attendees. From all reports the event was a huge success. Special mention must also be made to one of our tireless workers in George Palmer, who provided that technical expertise, above and Continued Page 3

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    Reliable

    Supportive

    Professional

    Ethical

    Compassionate

    Team focussed

    Enthusiastic

    We are dependable, trustworthy and can be relied upon.

    We always try to do the best that we are able, and that we are happy and proud of our efforts.

    We will always try and help, encourage and support a resident or colleague who is in need.

    We maintain a high level ofprofessionalism and integrity when dealing with all persons.

    All our decisions and actions are based on fairness and honesty.

    Courtesy and kindness are extended to each person in every circumstance.

    We are all working towards the same goal and that we are all part of the same team.

  • 26 Plantation Drive Bentley WA 6102 Phone: (08) 6250 0000 Fax: (08) 9470 2017 www.swancare.com.au

    Tidings Newsletter is a monthly publication produced and printed on behalf of the residents at Bentley Park, a SwanCare Group community.

    Material deadline for advertising is the 20th of the month preceding each monthly edition.

    To book display or lineage advertising or for information regarding rates please contact SwanCare Group on 6250 0000.

    Please supply editorial contribution as a Word document electronically to [email protected] Any supporting photographs may be supplied electronically or as hard-copy prints.

    Contributions for Tidings If you have something for Tidings please email it to: [email protected]

    Hard copies of articles can still be handed to Reception in the main Administration office at 26 Plantation Drive.

    Material deadline is the 20th of the preceding month.

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    Public Notices Catholic Services 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Stratton Centre commencing at 11am.

    Rowethorpe Uniting Church Rowethorpe Uniting Church Weekly Sunday Services are conducted in the Rowethorpe Chapel 10:00am with visiting Ministers. Contact Mary Perreau 9355 5381.

    Podiatry Services Based at the Medical Centre in Graham Crescent. Rebates are claimable from private health insurers. Please call for our opening hours or to make a booking. Messagebank: 6468 0038

    The Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park We would love to see you at our Sunday Service of praise and song. We are from all denominations and would love to welcome you into the Christian Fellowship. We meet at the JP Stratton Centre every Sunday 9am. The fourth Sunday of each month is our Prayer & Praise service, led by members of our group. All enquiries B. Bennett 9472 6857. For Transport phone Ken Sinclair 9361 0131. The Christian Fellowship (Get Together) Meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Stratton Centre at 10:30am. We meet for coffee, tea & tidbits. We find plenty of things we enjoy sharing & discussing. Ring Betty Bennett 9472 6857

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  • 3Bentley Park News

    Bentley Park Show 2012

    The Annual General Meeting of the Show

    Committee was held on Wednesday 8th

    February 2012, chaired by Natalie Hodi,

    (Retirement Living & Major Projects Manager).

    Office bearers were elected as follows:

    Chairperson/Co-ordinator: Beryl Davis

    Assistant Co-ordinator: Cath Devereaux

    Hon Secretary: Mary Gent

    Hon Treasurer: Marie Stephens

    Minute Secretary: Cath Devereau

    Publicity Officer: Sandra Dale

    Committee: Marjory Cobb, Val Fraser, Dee

    Sanders, Joyce Barker

    Planning has already commenced for this

    years show, so now is the time to be thinking

    of your entries. If you require any information

    just give Beryl a call on 9355 4795.

    Demonstrations: All clubs in the village are

    invited to be involved in demonstrations

    during the Show weekend. If you are

    interested in doing so, please contact the

    Hon. Secretary, Mary Gent, 7 Pugh Place in

    writing by Friday 28th April.

    Show dates this year are Saturday 27th and

    Sunday 28th October, with receiving of all

    entries in the Auditorium on Friday 26th.

    Please make a note of these dates in your

    calendar now.

    New residents to the village are invited to

    participate/assist prior to and during the

    Show weekend. Please contact the Show

    Co-ordinator or talk to any one of the

    Committee members.

    Sandra Dale, Ph: 6250 0538.

    Residents Joining Our Bentley Park Community

    Our community extends a warm welcome to

    Mr Phillip Ryan, Mrs Mary Wieman, Mr Carl

    Wieman, Mrs Kathleen Morey and Mr Roy

    Morey.

    Bentley Park resident Tony Ryder is happy

    to answer any questions that new residents

    have regarding living in the village. Please

    feel free to call Tony on 6250 0510.

    Bentley Park - Rowethorpe At the last Residents Council meeting a talk was given by the Police Dept. on home safety. We were also shown a slide show on how to safeguard our houses. The video recommended fitting window locks, and spy glasses so you can see who is at your door before you open it. Most important of all is not to leave windows and doors unlocked. Also do not leave the curtains or blinds open at night as burglars can see you sitting there on your own. We are all guilty of just being away for five minutes to hang out the washing etc. and not locking the door. THIS IS A NO NO. It only takes seconds for thieves to go in and out. We do hope you all went to the meeting and really paid attention to what the Police had to say. At our delegates meeting it was suggested that the security guards have dogs with them especially when patrolling dark areas such as Bollig Gardens and Pugh Place. At this stage it is just an idea to be looked into further. Please if you see anything suspicious dont hesitate to call Security on 6250 0020 day or night. Once again I will remind you of the delegates of Neighbourhood Watch. Alma Ralph, Don Pederick, Dawn Inverarity, Pam McInnes, Lillian Pelham, Marion Pollock, Audrey Wylie, Dorris Harper, Barry Williams, Andrew Chisholm, Joan Edwards, Don Reid, Judith Pederick, Tony Ryder and from Rowethorpe Joy Hawken, Pat Jordan and Yvonne Ballard. The Security team are always available to assist residents with problems. Their Phone Number is 62500020 day or night. The next meeting for delegates will be on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, in Plantations, Administration Building, at 9.30am. Tony Ryder, Co-ordinator. Scam AlertWe have had a report from a resident that they received a telephone call from someone who said they were from the Government. They stated they would like to give her $5000 and to deposit it direct in to her bank account and asked for her account details. This resident was very smart and told the caller to send the money in a cheque. Remember, NEVER give your bank account details to anyone over the telephone.

    beyond the call of duty, to ensure that the event ran smoothly.

    Residents will have received by now new forms requesting an update to their next of kin / emergency contacts. This is really important information for us and I would be extremely grateful if all residents can take the time to fill out these forms and return them to Administration. In the event of an emergency it is imperative that we have your up to date contact details.

    I mentioned in my opening comments the release of our new values, being based around the acronym of the word RESPECT. I truly feel that our staff do have respect for all residents and I know that our staff work extremely hard to honour these values and ensure that every interaction with our residents results in a positive experience. It is therefore disappointing when some residents consider it appropriate to be disrespectful and in some cases quite rude to our staff, who, at the end of the day are always trying to do their best to help out. It is only isolated instances, but these often over-ride the good. Can I therefore please appeal to residents that might want to take their frustrations out on our staff to reconsider their actions, after-all we are all on the same side.

    Finally, I mentioned at my last VRAC meeting the current situation with the maintenance of air conditioning units that are installed in residents premises. I have been asked to re-clarify this position. Essentially, we (Admin) are responsible for air conditioning maintenance and repair to units that are installed in residents homes. If a resident moves into a unit and it doesnt have an air-conditioner installed, and the resident takes it upon themselves to pay for the installation of one, then, subject to the unit being of the approved type and style, we will undertake to look after its ongoing maintenance and repair. For further details on this matter residents can contact either Mike Sullivan or Natalie Hodi.

    Have a great March. Looking forward to seeing you around the village. All the best, Graham Francis Chief Executive Officer

    CEOs Report

  • 4Laundry/Linen Service - effective 15th March 2012 Dear Bentley Park Resident, SwanCare Group Hospitality Services provide Cleaning, Laundry and Food Services to our Aged Care Facilities and also to all our Residents in our Independent Living Units at Bentley Park. In light of the ever increasing costs associated in providing these services over the past 12 months, unfortunately we can no longer sustain the current pricing and pickup and delivery times. Therefore, it is necessary that the following changes will be effective from Thursday 15th March 2012. On behalf of all the Hospitality Staff, thank you for your continuing support and we look forward to seeing you when we are out and about performing our tasks. Yours sincerely Kym Werner Manager Hospitality Services

    The WA Bush Poets & Yarnspinners Association Inc. We hold our bi-monthly performances in the Bentley Park Auditorium on the 2nd March, 4th May, 6th July, 7 Sept, 2nd Nov & 4th Jan 2013 Bush Poetry is not just about the bush. Topics include city living, politics, love, romance, travel, sport anything and everything about Australia or Australiana. Even old style country music. Bush Poets has the pleasure of inviting all residents to their bi-monthly muster held in the Auditorium. Village bus will pick up residents at the usual stops starting at 7:00pm & return after muster about 10:00pm. There is no need to be a poet to attend Musters; many come regularly as the appreciative audience sharing enjoyment and pleasure with the many performer/s as they develop their skills. Please join us at our bi-monthly Muster. Residents Concession $6.00, Supper $1.00. Contact Bentley Park rep, Maxine on 9361 2365 or 0429 339 002. Bus driver Don Ph: 6250 0537. For more information visit our website www.wabushpoets.com

    Michael Moves to Bentley Park A couple of years ago Michael Hansen was your typical Aussie bloke employed in the mining industry in the North-west. Hed lived in Karratha most of his life and was contemplating retirement. But that all changed when he woke up in a hospital bed severely handicapped after a debilitating stroke. Since then Michael has been working on his rehabilitation with Brightwater Care Group at their site in Oats Street. Staff there provide goal-focussed rehabilitation services to people who have acquired a severe disability. Michaels goal is to get to the stage where be can look after himself again. As Michaels rehabilitation progressed he and his Brightwater friends started looking for somewhere for him to set up house. Someone suggested a retirement village with on-going care services. He found what he was looking for when he discovered the new villas at Bentley Park. SwanCare Group, Brightwater and BGC Construction worked together with Michael planning his new villa in Solandri Avenue. It is being suitably modified to allow him to move around in his chair and do all the every-day, look-after-yourself duties like cooking, washing-up and laundry. Not easy when you cant walk and have one good arm!

    In spite of his handicap, Michael remains up-beat and is looking forward to his new life at Bentley Park. Hes a very social bloke and wants to get involved in the local scene. So when you see him wheeling around the place next month be sure to stop and have a yarn with SwanCares latest convert.

    Manchester (Pressing not included)

    Price (GST inc.)

    Bath Mats $0.80Bath Towels $1.30Bedspread Double $13.65Bedspread Queen/King $15.65Bedspead Single $11.65Blanket Double $11.65Blanket Single $9.15Cushion Covers - Each $1.00Doona Covers $3.55Doona Double $14.10Doona Single $12.10Double Sheet $2.05Face Washers $0.50Hand Towels $0.65Kylies $2.50Lambs Wool Underlay $15.00Mattress Protector $2.25Pillow Case $0.80Sheets Queen/King $2.35Sheet Single $1.65Table Cloths $1.65Table Runner $1.25Tea Towels $0.50Valance $1.70

    Hospitality Services

    Michael meets the CEO and checks out progress on his new villa.

    Personal Clothing By Item (# = Includes Pressing)

    Price (GST inc.)

    # Blouse/Top $3.55# Dress $3.55# Hankies $0.75# Jumpers/Cardigans $3.55# Mens Shirts $3.55# Shorts $2.00# Skirts - Plain $3.05# Skirts - Pleated $3.55# Track Suit Top & Bottom $4.15# Trousers/Jeans $3.05# T-Shirts/Polo Shirts $2.45# Jacket $4.35# Nightie $1.65Slip/Singlets/Vests $1.25Underwear/Socks (Pair) $0.70Brassiere $0.70Pyjamas Top & Bottom $2.90Dressing Gown - Summer $1.25Dressing Gown - Winter $3.45# Shirts - Pressing Only $2.65

    Homes still available from $481,000

    The New VillasDisplay Home Open Wed: 1pm to 2pm or call 6250 0000 to make an appointment

    New Pricing Minimum Laundry Service Charge $10.00. Dry cleaning can be arranged on request. Call 6250 0118 for pick-up and delivery information.

  • 5From the Tidings Delivery Team Each month the following residents VOLUNTEER to deliver the Tidings to your home. The pay is good (NONE). Thank you we couldnt do it without you. Joyce Alexander, Marjory Cobb, Val Fraser, Mary Gent, Austin Gillander, Carol Greenaway, Merle Hannan, Lorraine Johnson, Eileen Palmer, Mary Perreau, Alma Ralph and Patricia Wells. After at least 10 years of service, Jan Tucker has stepped down organising the delivery to residents at Mavis Cleaver Court. A BIG THANK YOU JAN. Also, two other members, Beryl Sullivan and Dulcie Itzstein have sadly passed away. We will miss them. Would you like to help? Occasionally members are away on holidays or ill and then we could then do with a little help. It would not be every month!! Just give me a call. Thank you all Beryl Davis, Coordinator Ph: 9355 4795

    Archives I had intended writing an article on how Banham Level came to be. What! Never heard of it ?. Well as you drive down Jarrah Rd at the low side of Adie Crt. you will see a big log of wood about 12 to 15 Ft long and about eighteen inchs in diameter and has BANHAM LEVEL chopped into it. Then a bit further on there is a big hole in the ground with a wire fence in front of it and a concrete slab on top, forming a Carport with a roof on it. That area is Banham level. It was originally an ugly sump. However in the Archives I came across a Press release that says it all. As follows. PRESS RELEASE - 24/5/79 DUAL USAGE FOR UGLY SUMP Swan Cottage Homes, at Bentley have a solution for unsightly drainage sumps. Dual usage under lease is the answer. Richard Cleaver, Chairman of the retirement village, today praised the Perth City Council for its co-operation. When this Organization failed to obtain by transfer an ugly fenced compensation basin jutting into a modern unit development in Jarrah Road, an alternative was sought. A Proposal was advanced that, with the Council extending maintenance assistance, the sump could be preserved for flood eventualities and the village could build over it a modern Carport deck with appropriate Land-scaping and beautification. Plans have been approved, a long term lease is to be signed and within a few months a dual purpose development will be seen as a probable Pilot scheme for other sumps in the Metropolitan area Mr Cleaver said that in recognition of the initiative of the Village Administrator Mr Leon Banham in this plan the Car Deck will be named Banham Level. The Archives are situated in Unit 1 of Richard cleaver lodge. This is an ideal place for you to go for a couple of hours with a few of your friends, to sit round and reminisce on the good old days. Look at photos of friends you have not seen for a while. Enjoy a cuppa. All it takes is a call to Tini or myself and make a date for day or evening. Thank you Bob Devereux 9361 5144 or Tini Kampen 6250 0462.

    Battery Recycling Thank you to all who have been recycling batteries and other items. I would like to encourage everybody to get involved and do our bit to save the environment. Since I started collecting batteries for recycling in mid-December, I have taken more than 10 kilograms of various types of batteries to a bulk collection point in Belmont shopping centre. After that encouraging start, I wish to expand the operation to include the following: batteries (all except car batteries) spectacles mobile phones hearing aids corks (not plastic stoppers) printer ink cartridges fluorescent light globes (not tubes). There are receptacles for all of the above at Belmont Shopping Centre and that is where I will take them. Batteries and fluorescent light globes should not go in the rubbish bin as they contain materials which will pollute the Earth. Spectacles and hearing aids are tested and re-used for people who cannot afford new ones. Recycling boxes for these items are located in Bentley Park as follows: East of Adie Court in Richard Cleaver Lodge near the letter boxes. Plantation Apartments foyer and the Administration building foyer. West of Adie Court in rubbish rooms next to the laundries. Drummond Apartments foyer and Mavis Cleaver Court near the notice board. There is no money in any of this recycling. I dont get paid and it costs me nothing to take the items for recycling with me whenever I go to Belmont for shopping. Allan Manning

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    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSStretch Balance Group 10.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACFish & Chips Luncheon 11.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm SCRBush Poets Society 7.00pm AUD

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

    Public Holiday - Administration ClosedPottery Group 9.00am PGSGeneral Balance Group 9.00am RSCUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLExercise Class 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRBridge 1.00pm JPSSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCAuxiliary Committee Meeting 6.30pm ABL2

    Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Exercise Club 9.30am JPSCatholic Services 11.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Table Tennis 8.00am SCROp Shop Open 8.30am - 12pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLExercise Class 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC Darts Club 6.30pm JPSCanasta 6.30pm JPS

    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSStretch Balance Group 10.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm SCR

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmPottery Group 9.00am PGSGeneral Balance Group 9.00am RSCExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRBridge 1.00pm JPSHandicraft/Beading 1.00pm HRHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCPatchwork Group 6.30pm HR

    Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Exercise Club 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmTable Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLStretch Balance Group 9.30am RPGBentley Show Committee 9.30am HRNeighbourhood Watch Meeting 9.30am CLSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRPony Canasta 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCCanasta 6.30pm JPS

    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSWriters Group 9.30am HRStretch Balance Class 10.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSt Patricks Day - Social Club 11am AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmPottery Group 9.00am PGSGeneral Balance Group 9.00am RSCUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLExercise Class 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRBridge 1.00pm JPSHandicraft/Beading 1.00pm HRHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Exercise Club 9.30am JPSCatholic Services 11.00am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmTable Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLStretch Balance Group 9.30am RPGSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRPony Canasta 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC Canasta 6.30pm JPS

    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSStretch Balance Class 10.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmPottery Group 9.00am PGSGeneral Balance Group 9.00am RSCUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLExercise Class 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRBridge 1.00pm JPSHandicraft/Beading 1.00pm HRHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCPatchwork Group 6.30pm HR

    Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Exercise Club 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDAuxiliary Meeting 2.00pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmTable Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLStretch Balance Group 9.30am RPGSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRPony Canasta 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCCanasta 6.30pm JPS

    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSStretch Balance Class 10.00am JPSScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPSnooker Club 2.00pm SCRHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Whats On March 2012

    kingia arcade

    Why not take the Swanmobile?

    Coffee / Cappuccino / Tea Sandwiches / Foccacias Hot Meals & Fresh Salads Selection of Cakes & Muffins Soft Drinks / Juices / Milk Drinks

    Spritz Caf Weekdays 9.30am - 2pm

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    Bentley Park Calendar of Events

    If your club would like a diary date inserted into the Tidings monthly calendar, email the details to: [email protected]

    My events to note:

    ABL2 Administration Building Level2

    AC Adie Court

    AR Art Room (Admin Building)

    AUD Auditorium

    CC Cultural Centre

    CL Coffee Lounge (2nd Floor Administration)

    CR Committee Room (Admin)

    HR Handicraft Room (Administration Building)

    JPS JP Stratton Centre

    KC Kingia Concourse

    LC Leisure Centre

    MG Millstream Gardens

    MSHP Multiple Schlerosis Hydrotherapy Pool (bus pick-up at Bentley Park)

    OBC Outdoor Bowling Club

    PGS Pottery Group Studio

    RAC Rowethorpe-Activity Centre

    RCL Richard Cleaver Lodge

    RPG Rowethorpe-Physio Gym

    RSC Rowethorpe-Sutton Centre

    SCR Snooker Club Room

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    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSStretch Balance Group 10.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACFish & Chips Luncheon 11.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm SCRBush Poets Society 7.00pm AUD

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

    Public Holiday - Administration ClosedPottery Group 9.00am PGSGeneral Balance Group 9.00am RSCUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLExercise Class 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRBridge 1.00pm JPSSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCAuxiliary Committee Meeting 6.30pm ABL2

    Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Exercise Club 9.30am JPSCatholic Services 11.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Table Tennis 8.00am SCROp Shop Open 8.30am - 12pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLExercise Class 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC Darts Club 6.30pm JPSCanasta 6.30pm JPS

    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSStretch Balance Group 10.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm SCR

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmPottery Group 9.00am PGSGeneral Balance Group 9.00am RSCExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRBridge 1.00pm JPSHandicraft/Beading 1.00pm HRHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCPatchwork Group 6.30pm HR

    Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Exercise Club 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmTable Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLStretch Balance Group 9.30am RPGBentley Show Committee 9.30am HRNeighbourhood Watch Meeting 9.30am CLSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRPony Canasta 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCCanasta 6.30pm JPS

    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSWriters Group 9.30am HRStretch Balance Class 10.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSt Patricks Day - Social Club 11am AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmPottery Group 9.00am PGSGeneral Balance Group 9.00am RSCUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLExercise Class 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRBridge 1.00pm JPSHandicraft/Beading 1.00pm HRHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Exercise Club 9.30am JPSCatholic Services 11.00am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmTable Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLStretch Balance Group 9.30am RPGSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRPony Canasta 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC Canasta 6.30pm JPS

    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSStretch Balance Class 10.00am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

    Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmPottery Group 9.00am PGSGeneral Balance Group 9.00am RSCUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLExercise Class 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRBridge 1.00pm JPSHandicraft/Beading 1.00pm HRHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCPatchwork Group 6.30pm HR

    Art Group 9.00am ABL2Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Exercise Club 9.30am JPSSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRRummycub 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDAuxiliary Meeting 2.00pm AUDTai Chi 5.00pm AUDDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmTable Tennis 8.00am SCR Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2Undercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLStretch Balance Group 9.30am RPGSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRPony Canasta 1.00pm JPSIndoor Bowls 1.30pm AUDSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBCCanasta 6.30pm JPS

    Low-impact Exercise 9.00am RSCComputer Club 9.15am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSStretch Balance Class 10.00am JPSScrabble Club 1.30pm JPSHydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHPSnooker Club 2.00pm SCRHydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHPComputer Club 2.00pm ABL2Bingo 7.00pm AUD

    Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pmArt Group 9.00am ABL2Exercise Class 9.30am JPSBalance Group 11.00am RACSnooker Club 1.00pm SCRMahjong Club 1.00pm JPSDarts Club 6.30pm JPS

    Op Shop open 8.30am-12pmExercise Class 9.30am JPSUndercroft Bowls 9.00am RCLSwan Bowling Club 6.00pm OBC

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    Coffee / Cappuccino / Tea Sandwiches / Foccacias Hot Meals & Fresh Salads Selection of Cakes & Muffins Soft Drinks / Juices / Milk Drinks

    Spritz Caf Weekdays 9.30am - 2pm

  • Bentley Park Reserve FundSince last year the VRAC has been in ongoing discussion with Management regarding the Reserve Fund as specified in the Residence Agreement (7.4). Our interest and concern was prompted by a previous lack of published information or Management reporting on the issue. Under clause 7.7 of the Bentley Park Residence Agreement, Management is required to provide a report on funds collected, (only the reserve fund portion), together with details of expenditure. In February 2012 a report was placed on the Administration noticeboard detailing movements in the Reserve Fund. This new report will now be produced quarterly, as required by the terms of the Residence Agreements in place since 2006. The VRAC recommends that, where appropriate, Residents read and study their Residence Agreements, particularly clauses 7.4 to 7.7, which outline the establishment and use to which the Reserve Fund contributions can be allocated. Briefly, when a property, (which is subject to a post 2006 Agreement), is vacated two amounts called Deferred Management Fees are deducted from the proceeds of the changeover. The first is an Amenities Fee and the second is a contribution to a Reserve Fund which can only be used (at management discretion) for repairs and replacements anywhere in the village, provided that these expenses are not covered by our normal monthly fees. They are not to be used for any other purpose, such as wages, advertising, debt reduction, etc. The concept of this Reserve Fund is that it will build up for future large replacement costs roads, painting, lift replacements, etc. and management can invest these funds to gain interest income. Establishment of a Reserve Fund is detailed in the Fair Trading (Retirement Villages Code) Regulations 2009, clause 4.8 and a suggested model for the report is shown in Appendix 4. In the case of Bentley Park, because the village continues to undergo a continual upgrade of out-dated dwellings, the monies that have been paid into the Reserve Fund in the past 6 years have been used for this purpose. Management believes this situation will continue for some time but eventually expects that this refurbishment program will be completed resulting in a subsequent build-up of funds. The current balance is nil. While acknowledging the need for the refurbishment program, the VRAC would prefer to see a percentage amount retained and added to the Reserve Fund balance each quarter. The VRAC believes that the absence of monies in this fund may impact or even

    delay necessary repairs or improvements in the Village to existing occupied dwellings and facilities. In addition the VRAC believes that a more detailed expenditure analysis should be provided which also shows the individual properties and the work undertaken in each. CEO Graham Francis will be asked to address these issues at our Residents Meeting in April. Please consider giving him the benefit of your views either then or sooner. The Guest Speaker at our March meeting will be Blanche Holzman from MultiSense Technology on the subject Living with Low Vision. Please feel free to contact any member of the Council on any Village issue of concern or appreciation. Brian Dale, Chairman, ph 6250 0538 Carolyn Wellstead, Vice Chair, ph 6250 0505 Cath Devereaux, ph 6250 0407 Ken Sinclair, ph 9361 0131 Shirley Barnes, ph 6250 0558 Tom Brazier, ph 6250 0496 We meet on the third Tuesday of every month (except December) at 9.30 am in the Auditorium. All Village and Care Centre Residents are invited to attend and participate in the meeting. Brian Dale, Chairman Village Residents Advisory Council

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    Our outing for March was recommended by a couple of residents and I have been there myself. Its Ramons at Willow Ponds Canning Vale, on the 13th & 20th March 2012. Two course meal plus sweets and either a flat white coffee or a cup of tea for $25.00. You can also buy drinks. Bus pick up from 5:30pm. Please book early so I can arrange drivers and bus lists. You dont need a partner as there will be 42 friendly villagers to welcome you. Please contact Lorraine on 6250 0425. Stratton Luncheon/Concert Shirley and Peter Brunt host a luncheon and Concert at the Stratton Centre on the 1st Friday of each month from 11:30 2:30pm. This includes a Fish & Chip luncheon, wine, beer and soft drinks, a 1hr concert by quality performers and afternoon tea or coffee and cakes. The cost is $10 all inclusive. To obtain a ticket ring Shirley on 9355 4767. Please be early as it books out very quickly.

    Bentley Park Diners

    - Brian Dale

    My number one priority this month is to sincerely thank the Committee for all their hard work at both the Australia Day event and then at the first Sunday Concert. Our volunteers for Australia Day, including some administration staff and maintenance men, as well as the people who assisted with setting-up and taking down the infrastructure for the day plus the cooks, food servers (who also did the cleaning up) and bus driver, did a great job in really hot weather. We all were so pleased that residents appreciated the efforts to make them comfortable, while providing a typical Australian Day, as was evident from the feedback. Also, we are very pleased that everyone enjoyed the Madhatton Trio on Sunday 12th February. They played really excellent music in a very professional manner, were very friendly and enjoyed using the Auditorium. The Social Clubs next event is the celebration of St. Patricks Day on Saturday, March 17th, in the Auditorium from 11am 2pm, with a special Irish menu and music by the Heel and Toe Band. There will be a raffle and a prize for both the best Irish ladys costume and the best Irish gents costume. We encourage those not wearing an Irish costume, to wear something green to mark the day! Tickets will be available on 8th March in the Admin. Centre lobby. The provisional Calendar of events for the rest of the year is as follows, but some unavoidable changes may occur at the last minute. Also, there may be small, additional events added from time to time. 8th April: Sunday Concert 20th May: Sunday Morning Tea 4th June: Foundation Day Celebration 8th July: Sunday Concert 12th August: Sunday Concert 9th September: Sunday Concert 14th October: Sunday Concert 6th November: Melbourne Cup Lunch 14th December: Christmas Carols 31st December: New Years Eve Celebration OP. SHOP: The Op Shop staff has enjoyed a good fundraising effort for the start of the year and you are all now invited to inspect the new stock available, including winter clothing and new china. There are bargains galore and they would love to see you for the special sale at the beginning of March! RECYCLING: There is new management for the recycling efforts, and it is very pleasing that a good roster of assistance for the paper recycling has now be drawn up, therefore not making huge demands on any one. Special thanks are due to those new volunteers helping to share the load to earn extra income for the Social Club, and consequently for Village social activities. They have already earned their first funds for 2012, by the sale of the papers and the cans. Shirley Barnes, President

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    Script Collection (from our Script Boxes Monday to Friday)

    Administration Building 11am & 3pm

    Drummond Way Apartments 11am & 3pm

    Grocery Store 11am & 3pm

    Mavis Cleaver Court 11am & 3pm

    Medical Centre10am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

    Plantation Apartments 11am & 3pm

    Richard Cleaver Lodge 11am & 3pm

    Deliveries Monday to Friday 3.30pm - 5.30pm

    Saturday 2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Sunday by arrangement (if urgent)

    Open Hours Monday to Saturday 8.00am - 6.30pm

    Sunday & Public Holidays 9.00am - 5.00pm

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    Phone and speak to one of our helpful staff today. We look forward to being of service to you.

    Our friendly team: (left to right) Michelle, Linda, Sue, Alex, Joanne, Doris, John, Melanie, Gill, Cheryl, Sian, & Regina

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    Our first outing this year to the Garrick at Guildford it was not quite what we expected. WOW!!! Our programme for the year is as follows: Friday 13th April Rookery Nook Marloo Theatre Greenmount Farce Friday 18th May Red Sails in the Sunset TivoIi Theatre Applecross Revue Friday 15th June Aida Marloo Theatre Greenmount - Musical

    Friday 6th July Death Trap Garrick Theatre Group Guildford Comedy/Thriller Friday 10th August Private Livers Kalamunda Theatre Comedy Friday 14th September - Night was our Friend Garrick Theatre Drama Friday October (To be confirmed) Old Time Music Hall Gosnells Friday 23rd November - Wet & Windy Night Marloo Theatre Greenmount Drama Friday 7th December Calendar Girls Garrick Theatre Guildford Comedy **Please Note: Programme Subject to Change. Our next outing is to Marloo Theatre at

    Greenmount to see Rookery Nook a Farce. The bookings will be on sale on Monday 11th March at the JB Stratton Centre at 9:00am. All residents of the Village are welcome to join the Club, No joining fee. Just give me a call and I will place your name on the mailing list for further information about our outings. Til next month Beryl Davis, Ph: 9355 4795

    Theatre Go-ers Club

  • Handicraft We have started our new year and would welcome new villagers to join us on Monday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm (except public holidays). We knit, crochet, sew and do various other things. Last year we started a group whyo do beading and jewellery making & some beautiful pieces have been made. We would like to hear of more things you would like to demonstrate, things you love to do e.g. we have a lady with her spinning wheel willing to come. Date to be set. Or things you want to learn. Wendy Paull, Coordinator, Ph: 9470 1966 BEADING GROUP Beading will be on every Monday with Handicraft. 1pm -3pm Special days with guest demonstrations will be held and notification will be in future tidings and posted on craft room door so please check. Bring along ideas and beads. Wires and some beads findings are available. Come and join us in a cuppa and see if you can add to our ideas. $2 for raffle and cuppa. Hope to see you there. Further enquiries Mary Manning 6250 0461.

    The Snooker Players Association The Snooker Players Association is situated on the second (Social) floor of the Administration Building. Playing sessions are held Monday to Friday from 13pm. New members are w elcome and we would especially welcome recently-moved-in residents. It doesnt matter if you havent played for many years, as the old touch will soon come back! If you decide to join, the membership fee is only $5 per year and you pay 20c for each frame played. Think about it, come along, or give me a ring. Peter Brunt, President Ph: 9355 4767

    Bentley Park Indoor Bowls In the Auditorium Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons at 1:30pm. New players welcome. When you come to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on. Jack Aspland, Secretary Ph: 6250 0460 Pony CanastaNow at the JP Stratton Centre every Wednesday from 1:00 until 3:45pm. New players wanted will teach. Come and have a cuppa and a game for 50 cents. For more information contact Marie Stephens Ph: 9472 5097 or Joan Mellowship Ph: 9361 4106.

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    TAI CHI We meet Tuesdays at 5pm in the Auditorium.For more information please contact Tom Brazier on 6250 0496.

    Canasta Held every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Bus pick up approx 6:15pm. $1.00 to play and $1.00 for lucky numbers. Supper is provided. New members are welcome, we will teach you if you cant play. Enquiries, please contact: Maureen Thompson

    POTTERY GROUP The Pottery Group held their AGM and welcomed a new member, Elena, to the club. We are looking forward to a busy year ahead in the pottery and also to a few outings to visit studios in and around Perth. We are open in Allen Crt. every Monday between 9am and 11 am and welcome visitors and new members. Ann Morris, Secretary

    Mahjong Club The Mahjong Club meets every Friday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm in the JP Stratton Centre EXCEPT the 1st Friday of the month we meet in the Leisure Centre. New players always welcome and we will teach new players the rules of the game. Shirley Walton, Ph: 9362 2342

    Undercroft Bowling Club We had a great celebration the 40th (Ruby) Anniversary of our Bowling Club on the 20th January. We had a lovely Roast Dinner and salads followed by sweets made by some of our ladies with drinks and tea and coffee. Our special guests were our CEO Mr. Graham Francis, Karen, Ronnie, and Kim from Admin. Thank you so much to all our helpers, especially to Mary Gent and her daughter who did all the organising, Marys daughter made a scrumptious Sticky Date Pudding!!! A great success. We are holding a Battle of the Sexes competition on Saturday 25th February followed by a BBQ, should be great fun for everybody. At the end of March we are having an outing, details and the lists on our Board. BIRTHDAYS:- I must apologise I left Beryl Davis off the Birthday list last month. MARCH:- Ron Tucker, Norma Thorp, Ken Harris, Perfect Piscians!!! Sayings- (1) Why do psychics have to ask for your name??

    (2) Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak!!! Gill Godsmark, Secretary Rummycub Held every Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm in the Stratton Centre. All Welcome.

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    COMPUTER CLUBSESSION TIMES:

    Tuesday 9 11am Reg GoochWednesday 9.1511.15am Phillip Matthews

    Thursday 9 11am 2 4pm Ken Thurtell John Wellstead

    Friday* 9 11am Tony Ryder*by appointment (Beginners Class) Reserve Tutor: David Newlan

    Now that the festive season is well and truly out of the way, its back to business as usual. Session time attendance has been a bit quiet - must be something to do with the weather or those lucky ones that managed to get away to cooler climes or on cruises etc [such as our President at the moment]. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Administration building in an air-conditioned room so it is never hot or cold, the membership is only $10 per annum and each session only $2. There is an experienced facilitator available at each session to help those who need it. We also run a special class for beginners and welcome Rowethorpe residents. A reminder to existing members that the 2012 fees are now due and can be paid at any of the above session times or to Sect/Treas John Wellstead at 3 Millstream Way. J C Wellstead, Secretary Ph: 6250 0505

    BRIDGE PLAYERS Come and join us at the JP Stratton Centre on Monday afternoon at 1pm. DARTS CLUB NEWSDarts are on Tuesday and Friday at 6.30pm. Don Mabbott, President

    Kingia/Tandara High Care Auxil iary Our next meeting will be on the 27th March commencing at the new time of 2:00pm. Our Guest Speaker will be from the RAC on Driving for Seniors car or gopher. So come along Im sure we will find it interesting. Just a reminder too that our Annual Membership is now due. This fee has gone up slightly to $3.00, but afternoon tea & raffle remain the same at $1.00 & 3 for $2.00 respectively. Payment of membership fees may be made before the meeting at 2:00pm sharp.

    Hope to see you there we have great plans to help Kingia/Tandara this year, so come along and be part of it. Everyone is welcome. Carol Greenaway, President

    Bentley Park B i ngo CluB ! Thursday Nights in our Auditorium. Eyes Down 7.00pm If you would like to join with us then come along on Thursday from 6;30pm and join the fun. If you have never played before dont worry its easy and there are many of us only willing to help! Books $2, Flyers $1, Break opens, Raffle and Lucky numbers are also available. Hope to see you there. Bus pick up commences at 6:20pm. All village stops including Waminda. Rowethorpe pick up approx. 6.20pm at the Rivergum Apartments. See you there. Good Luck. Carol Greenaway, Licence Holder Ph: 0459 540 921 SWAN BOWLING CLUB Firstly, welcome to our new members, Kath and Roy Morey, Vi Dillon and Sheila Cooney and it is great to see some of our older members back and enjoying the game and the cool evenings. By now, all our members should have received a newsletter outlining activities for the six months If you did not please let us know. Reminder dont forget the Half Yearly meeting on the 8th March, BBQ evening 10th March and mark your calendar for a Xmas in July lunch on the 12th July at Clansman Resort. The Bowling Club wishes to congratulate Terry Luckman who reached the mature age of 21 on the 29th February 2012. Many happy returns of the day & many more to follow. Finally- keep a lookout on our Notice Board for full details of activities or alterations. Good Bowling Hazel Lancaster, President

    ART GROUPAt a recent Annual General Meeting of the Art Group, the following committee members were elected: Bev Chisholm (President) Kay Poetschka (Vice President/Secretary) Joan Dimmock (Treasurer) Bob Abrahams Elaine Gibson Ken Thurtell Convenors: Bob Abrahams & Kay Poetschka The Art Group meets on Tuesday and Friday between 9 am and 11.30 am on Level 2, Administration Building. Please provide your own materials. For enquiries phone Bev on (08) 9472 1641 or Kay (08) 9470 6554.

    Table Tennis Club

    We play in the Snooker Room Level Two in

    the Administration Building on WEDNESDAY

    MORNINGS at 8.00am onwards.

    All equipment supplied everyone welcome.

    Cost is $20 per annum.

    Pres/Tres: Andrew Chisholm 9470 1352

    Sec: Trisha Power 6250 0542

    Ladies of the Night Patchwork Group

    Meetings are held at 6.30pm on the 2nd and

    4th Monday of each calendar month in the

    Handicraft Room at Administration Building

    Plantation Drive, Bentley Park. All patch

    workers and quilters welcome.

    For more information phone:

    Marion Pitcher - 9362 1702 or

    Jean Buchanan-Hughes - 9362 5903

    The Writers Group

    We are a group of friends who write for our

    own pleasure. We meet to share our work

    and our ideas, and to offer suggestions to

    fellow members in a non-critical way that

    helps to improve their work. Most members

    write about their memories from years ago,

    and some write parts of their life stories.

    Some interesting discussions are had

    following the reading of the work.

    We meet each fortnight on Thursday

    mornings at 9.30 am in the Handicraft Room

    on the second floor of the Administration

    Building. One or two new members would

    be welcome; there are no fees, all you need

    to do is to bring a piece of your writing to

    read. Anyone interested would be welcome

    to come and listen to the readings before

    deciding to join us.

    The meetings for March will be on Thursdays

    1st, 15th & 29th at 9.30am.

    Reg Gooch, Ph: 9472 6132

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    Community Noticeboard

    SwanMobile availability Bookings: 6250 0023With the SwanMobile being very busy these days please ensure you book in advance, especially if you are attending appointments.

    MONDAY THURSDAY 9am - 12 noon 1pm - 4pm

    FRIDAY 9.30am - 12 noon 1pm - 4pm

    SATURDAY 9am - 12 noon Carolyn Wellstead, 6250 0505, Co-ordinator

    Girl Guides Association Western Australia Inc

    For more information please contact Nancy Brazier on 6250 0496 or email [email protected] Park Recipe Book

    Last months Tidings notice stirred up a few of you and I now have about 70 recipes on file. These came from about 21 contributors but I still need lots more. I refuse to believe that there arent more family favourite recipes out there just waiting to be set free to share. I feel this is a good community project so please dont let it die. Can you help? If so, please contact me - John Wellstead, 3 Millstream Way phone 6250 0505 or email [email protected] All published contributions will be acknowledged - unless you tell me otherwise. - John Wellstead

    A Special Invitation to Past Girl Guides, Brownies & Leaders

    Devonshire Tea Wednesday 4th April 2012 10am 11:15am Lounge

    The Plantation Lounge 2nd Floor Administration Building

    Your Hosts: the Burswood/Bentley Trefoil Guild

    RSVP 2nd April

    Nancy 6250 0496 or Lorraine 6250 0425


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