BV LIFESTYLE by hjkuiw354



Welcome to the Winter edition of BV Lifestyle
                               After looking at the content
                                  of this newsletter,
                                                               Strategic plan
                                    I couldn’t help think      Thankyou to those people who attended the strategic
                                      how appropriate the      planning meetings. We are currently collating and
                                      name BV lifestyle is     reviewing the information and in the near future will send
                                       – being a member of     you a copy of our new plan. If you were unable to attend
                                       the Barunga Village     and would like a copy, please contact administration.
                                      community, whether
                                     a staff member,           Education
                                   volunteer, resident or
                                                               In line with our commitment to ensure staff have
                                relative is all about being
                                                               contemporary knowledge, we recently embarked on a
                            involved in a ‘dynamic, friendly
                                                               major education programme for our nursing and care
and fulfilling lifestyle’. The diversity of activities and
                                                               staff, focusing on pain and continence assessment.
opportunities afforded to our residents is a credit to all
                                                               We bought specialised training onsite to ensure all
concerned and continues to make such a difference
                                                               staff had the opportunity to receive training on these
to the lives of those we care for.
                                                               important topics.
State Winners
                                                               Broadband for Seniors
A recent highlight was recently winning two categories         We have been successful in applying to host a
of the prestigious Aged & Community Services SA &              ‘broadband for senior’s kiosk’ through the Australian
NT 2010 State & Territory Awards for Excellence.               Government’s broadband for senior’s initiative. As a
        • Organisation Award – Barunga Village                 part of this initiative we have received 2 new NEC all-in
        • Employee Award – Carol Elliott                       one powermate computers along with tables, chairs, 2
                                                               x webcams and training material. The kiosk will let our
There has been an air of excitement since the awards
                                                               residents, families and friends enjoy free access and
presentation night on June 17th and it is a tribute to
                                                               training to computer and broadband services here at
both the organisation and Carol to be recognised for
                                                               Barunga Village.
such outstanding efforts. I have included the abridged
versions of the applications in this newsletter to give
you greater insight into the achievements that led to          Local Business generosity
winning these awards.
                                                               Grant and Helen from PALATE 2 PALETTE are
As State winners, in September we will go to                   generously donating to Barunga Village $1 from every
Hobart and compete with other state finalists on a             pizza they sell on both Thursday nights and Friday lunch
National Level.                                                time as well as $1 from every chef desert they sell during
I would also like to congratulate the Barunga Choir            their business hours.
who were invited to sing at the awards night. The              We are indeed grateful to Grant and Helen for this
logistics to transport them to Adelaide were huge,             wonderful initiative and in return encourage you to
but they enthusiastically embraced the challenge and           support their restaurant by treating yourselves to “a feast
were wonderful ambassadors for Barunga Village.                for all senses”
                                                               Merrilyn Hewett,
                                                               Director of Nursing

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ACS Awards

Barunga Village Inc. - Winner of the organisation award

Barunga Village’s industry                  organisation, which in itself is      providing residents and their
leading work was recently                   unique as there is no CEO.            guests with high quality food
recognized by the ACS with                                                        service. More recently they have
                                            Both women hold masters degrees
an award for excellence in the                                                    expanded their operations to cater
                                            in Health Management and are
organisation category.                                                            for special functions both on and
                                            passionate about providing
                                                                                  off site. These have ranged from
Launched this year, the Awards              the best possible services to
                                                                                  intimate dinner parties to large
recognise and promote excellence            the elderly.
                                                                                  birthday celebrations. A variety of
across all fields of the aged care
                                            People Management                     menu options are also available on
industry. They celebrate significant
                                            BVI recognises that the               the BVI website.
contributions to the quality of
                                            management of its people is vital
life of older people, people with                                                 Stakeholder communications
                                            to its success and acknowledges
disabilities and/or their carers.                                                 BVI’s philosophy is to
                                            that its people are not only the
                                                                                  over communicate rather
Barunga Village Incorporated (BVI)          working staff but include staff
                                                                                  than under communicate.
is a community owned, not-for-              families, residents, volunteers and
                                                                                  Communication with stakeholders
profit organisation that has been           their families.
                                                                                  takes various forms, such as email
offering quality aged care for more
                                            Healthy and Safe culture              contact with residents’ families,
than 20 years. Employing more
                                            The health and safety of its          the BV Lifestyle newsletter and
than 60 staff, they are the largest
                                            people is paramount and BVI has       comprehensive website.
employer in the Barunga West
                                            been proactive by implementing
Council region.                                                                   Environment
                                            exercised classes, a Weight
                                                                                  In recent years Barunga Village
Barunga Village Inc prides itself on        Wachers at Work programme,
                                                                                  has been proactive in addressing
providing high-quality facilities and       Wii Fitness, Motorised Mobility
                                                                                  the challenges of climate change
friendly, professional care and is          Assessments and robust proactive
                                                                                  by introducing environmentally
committed to achieving a dynamic,           systems for the identification and
                                                                                  friendly initiatives such as
friendly and fulfilling lifestyle for its   management of hazards.
                                                                                  stormwater harvesting, revised
Barunga Village Community.
                                            Technology                            gardening practices, an energy
BVI provides employees with a               Embracing technology has been         efficiency audit and energy saving
friendly, open and professional             a challenge to BVI in the past        window treatments.
environment with exceptional                due to the limited availability
                                                                                  In 2009, Barunga Village was
employee benefits, professional             of reliable infrastructure. With
                                                                                  invited to be part of an Industry
development opportunities,                  innovative thinking and persistence
                                                                                  Sustainability Initiative. The scope
employee recognition, established           the challenges were minimised.
                                                                                  of this initiative was to identify
internal communication systems,             Barunga Village keeps staff and
                                                                                  improvements businesses could
social activities and a healthy, safe       residents up to date with various
                                                                                  make to ensure sustainable
culture for all.                            forms of new technology, including
                                                                                  business practices. The initiative
                                            broadband Internet, Skype and the
Leadership                                                                        identified Barunga Village (after
                                            Wii Fitness program.
Maureen Coffey (Business                                                          implementing a few minor
Manager) and Merrilyn Hewett                Specialized event catering –          recommendations) as a possible
(Director of Nursing) share the             Since building its own kitchen        exemplar site to assist small to
executive management of the                 in 2004, BVI has prided itself on
                                                                                  continues on page 3
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ACS Awards

medium enterprises to undertake           • 2 continued on to achieve           Lifestyle
sustainable business practices.           their Certificate IV in Leisure and
                                                                                BVI believes that its people deserve
                                          Health; and
Professional and Personal                                                       to have lots of fun and enjoyment
                                          • 5 are currently studying
Development                                                                     irrespective of the challenging
                                          towards their Certificate IV in
                                                                                environment it operates in.
BVI is committed to creating a            Leisure and Health.
learning culture where life long       This programme has provided              Examples of activities include:
learning is valued and provide         BVI with a continual supply of           • Zoo Trip – travelled 360km
opportunities for the local people     qualified care and nursing staff.        round trip to the zoo. Linked
to develop their skills and            The success of this programme            each resident with a local senior
obtained nationally recognised         has prompted BVI to address              secondary student from the
qualifications. Evidence of this       the shortage of qualified                local school so they had one to
commitment is discussed below.         chefs and has just offered its           one support.
Examples of this are:                  very first apprenticeship in
                                       Commercial Cookery.                      • Houseboat trip – residents
• Professional trainers are                                                     were away for four nights and five
brought in to overcome the             • Conference and seminar                 days. Residents planned their
obstacle of keeping abreast with       attendance – is encouraged and           entertainment and meals prior to
contemporary practices due to its      supported for staff to keep abreast      departure. Staff and volunteers
isolated rural location.               of contemporary practices.               provided 24 hour care.
• Interstate Travel three staff        • Aged Care Channel – Various            • Theme days – staff and residents
members travelled to Sydney to         education modules are delivered          are encouraged to dress up and
see the resiaction programme in        via satellite. The modules are           participate on days such as St
operation prior to implementing it     endorsed by the Royal College            Patrick’s Day, Melbourne Cup, AFL
at Barunga homes;                      of Nursing and carry continual           Grand Final
                                       nursing education and continual
• Community Service many of            professional development points          • Casino Night – staff dressed
BVI’s people do community work         necessary for the Nurses ongoing         and acted as croupiers while the
such as SA Ambulance volunteers        professional registration.               residents dressed in their best
and sporting coaches. Merrilyn                                                  attire. Each casino night has a
Hewett, Director of Nursing serves     • IT Training – Barunga Village          surprise and on one occasion the
an the ACS State Residential Care      acknowledges the benefits of             local police raided the evening and
committee and Maureen Coffey,          introducing technology into it           handcuffed the croupiers which
Business Manager serves on the         operations and paid for all staff        were the highlight of the night.
steering committee for Carers link     to complete a basic computer
                                       literacy course. Barunga Village         • Resident Choir – meets every
Yorke Peninsula.
                                       also identified an IT champion and       week and sings. They have been
• On Site Traineeship Programs         is training her to be a Microsoft        asked to sing at BVI’s functions
– BVI in response to the national      Certified Systems Administrator.         such as the volunteers Christmas
shortage of skilled aged care                                                   Dinner and the local Carol by
staff has been running an on site      • Workplace Trainers and                 Candlelight. The biggest highlight
traineeship in Certificate III in      Assessors – Barunga Village              is the upcoming Aged and
Community services (Aged Care          supported two staff members to           Community Excellence Awards.
Work) since 2000. Of the 49 people     achieve Certificate IV in Workplace
                                       Training and Assessing to support        • Bush BBQ – this is held for the
who have participated in this
                                       staff onsite in their on going           nursing home residents on the
traineeship programme 47 have
                                       education and mandatory training.        DON’s family farm. The DON’s
graduated. Of these
                                                                                husband starts heating up the
    • 10 continued their studies and   • Governance and Management              coals about 6.00am and residents
    became Enrolled Nurses; 1 is       – The Board has just completed           enjoy a true bush BBQ with billy
    studying to be an EN               Governance training which                tea and damper.
    • 3 have become Registered         spanned over two years.
    Nurses; 1 is studying to be a RN
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ACS Awards / Social News

Carol Elliott - Winner of the employee award

                                          Nursing, which she successfully
                                          achieved in 2008
  The Board of Governance,              • Recently awarded a scholarship
  residents, staff and volunteers         to study externally for her
  congratulate Carol Elliott              Bachelor of Nursing (Barunga         knowledge, Carol is more than
  on winning the Aged &                   Village are supporting her by        willing to mentor other staff
  Community Services SA &                 releasing her for exams and          members both in a practical
  NT Employee award and                   study blocks)                        sense and with any theoretical
  wish her every success this
                                        • This year Carol has                  components.
  September when she will
  compete in Hobart against               enthusiastically taken on the        Carol is a resident focused staff
  other state finalists for               role of Continence Nurse,            member and everything she does
  national recognition. It is with        coordinating the health team         is done with the residents’ best
  pleasure we provide readers             to assess, plan, implement           interest at heart. She is passionate
  with an abridged version                and evaluate appropriate             about providing residents with
  of the application Barunga              individualized programs              a quality of life that is second to
  Village submitted to Aged &             for residents                        none and with her diverse range
  Community Services SA & NT.           Last year Carol instigated the         of education and roles at Barunga
                                        Barunga Village Residents Choir        Village she is able to fully meet
Carol Elliot has been employed at       and has accompanied them to            their needs by viewing each
Barunga Village since 1997 in a         various performances, the most         resident holistically.
variety of roles as outlined below      recent being to Adelaide where
and is currently an Enrolled Nurse /    they sang at the ACS state awards
Continence Nurse.                       for excellence and received a           Saint Patrick’s Day
• Carol commenced employment            standing ovation.                        Saint Patrick’s Day was
  as a Diversional Therapist in 1997    Carol is an active member                celebrated in the Activity Room
• 1999 – Cert III – Community           of the staff social club and             with games, afternoon tea, Irish
  Services & Health – Leisure           provides her home as a venue             music and lots of laughter. A
  & Health                              for planning meetings. She is            great turnout, with the Activity
                                        a positive role model for other          Room nearly full to the brim
• In 2000, she completed her
                                        staff, and has inspired other            with residents and visitors.
  Certificate III in Community
                                        staff with her commitment to
  Services (Aged Care Work)
                                        professional development and her
  on site and in addition to her
                                        desire to see residents achieve
  work as a Diversional Therapist
                                        positive outcomes.
  undertook work as a casual Carer
                                        Carol embraces professional
• In 2007 she successfully
                                        development at any opportunity
  completed Cert IV – Diploma of
                                        with the goal of delivering a higher
  Community Services – Lifestyle
                                        standard of care to the residents
  & Leisure
                                        she looks after. For example,
• Whilst continuing in these two        learning about Venepuncture,
  roles, Carol took on external         Specimen collection and ECG
  studies to qualify for a Diploma of   procedures. And, with her added
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Social News

Barunga Village High                       Loud Shirt Day
Tea and Garden Party                       A fun day was had by both
                                           residents and staff recently as
                                           they donned their brightest
                                           (and in some cases ugliest)
                                           clothing for Loud Shirt
                                           Day. There were some very
                                           colourful and distasteful
                                           shirts on display, which
                                           gave everyone plenty to
                                           smile about.

Unpredictable weather on
Wedneday May 26th may have
forced the High Tea and Garden           Barunga Village Revheads
Party indoors, but it certainly didn’t
                                         Residents from the Special Needs Unit
dampen residents’ spirits.
                                         were awestruck when staff member
                                         Darren Robinson wheeled his big Suzuki
                                         Intruder 1500 CC Motorbike into their
                                         dining room recently. What followed was
                                         an afternoon of reminiscing, beer drinking
                                         and story telling!

                                           Wildlife Rescue Visit
Sandra and Sharon managed to
bring the garden inside, relocating        On Friday 16th April Barunga Village was lucky
pot plants, flowers and even an            enough to have a visit from Snowtown’s Wildlife
outdoor bench from all over the            Rescue, run by Loraine & her husband Sammy
village to decorate the activity           Samuels. Residents enjoyed handling Pumpkin
room, complimented by beautifully          the guinea pig, Daisy the baby woyly, and
laid tables, including tablecloths,        Glooky the tawny frogmouth. They also met
flowers, fine china tea cups               – from a distance – 3 snakes: Baby the water
and saucers.                               python, Blackie the blackheaded python and
                                           Fido, a tanomi woma.
Enormous thanks to the Barunga
Village kitchen staff, who provided
an delicious spread, including
baby cream cakes, various slices,        Mad Hatter’s Day
mini pies and dainty cucumber            Residents and staff at Barunga
sandwiches, all served with              Village recently celebrated Mad
steaming pots of tea.                    Hatter’s Day – with lots of thought put
                                         into hats for the day, everyone looked
All who attended enjoyed a lovely
afternoon of eating, chatting
and watching ‘Keeping up                 There were lots of boat-less sailors,
Appearances’. Special thanks             sophisticated ladies and dapper
to those who donate items of             gentlemen. Smiles and laughter
elegance for this event.                 all ‘round!
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Social News

Houseboat Trip 3rd to 7th May                                A musical month!
Seven residents, staff members and one volunteer             It’s been a musical few months at Barunga Village
headed off at 9am on Monday 3rd May, bound for               – we’ve had the Merry Music Makers Concert,
Murray Bridge to board the “First Edition”.                  Anzac Concert and the Australia Choir Concert
Lunch break at the Botanical gardens was the first stop.     since our last newsletter.

After a long drive we finally arrived at our destination,    Merry Music Makers Concert
unloaded and prepared for the trip. Finally we were
‘cruising up the river’!
We enjoyed a barbecue dinner on the first night, and
were off to bed early after sorting out everyone’s
sleeping arrangements, most feeling a bit exhausted
from the trip.
                                 We awoke early the
                                 next morning to a
                                 beautiful scene – the
                                 river stretched out         Anzac Concert 2010
                                 before us. After we         Residents and volunteers from Star of the Sea,
                                cooked breakfast and         as well as residents from the Barunga Village
                                tidied up, we were           independent living units were guests at our Anzac
                                on our way ‘cruising’        Concert. All thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
                                again. One fishing
fanatic on board was happy to be able to throw a line in
and even caught a carp!
We stopped for lunch each day, enjoying the scenery.
Some activities included going for walks, playing cards,
playing celebrity heads, scrabble, reading magazines,
having hair done, chatting and just relaxing or a quick
game of ‘may I’. Everyone, including staff, found the trip
very relaxing. We enjoyed lots of laughs and getting to
know each other over a bonfire one night on the banks,
cooking marshmallows and enjoying the company.               Australia Choir Concert
Before we knew it we were on our way home. Last night
at Murray Bridge to check out the “bunyip” and a lovely
roast dinner finished off a great week. We all had a
great time.

                                                             Residents enjoyed a relaxing Sunday afternoon
                                                             listening to the Australia Choir who visited
                                                             recently. Forty members of the Choir entertained
                                                             the residents and visitors of Barunga Village.
                                                             Residents thoroughly enjoyed the music, joining
                                                             in with the choir, followed by a lovely afternoon
                                                             tea. A good afternoon was had by all.

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Out and About

  Bush BBQ at Ward’s Hill                               Coffee at Bute Deli and Diner
  Back Beach                                            Residents, staff and volunteers headed to Bute Deli
                                                        recently for an afternoon tea. Our host Des welcomed
  Residents had a                                       us with a friendly smile and warm hospitality. We all
  ball at the bush                                      enjoyed tea and cappuccinos, with a choice of beautiful
  BBQ on Tony and                                       banana, chocolate or carrot cakes. Horrie tried a yummy
  Merrilyn Hewett’s                                     homemade pastie. When we
  property at Ward’s
                                                        left the Diner we had a drive
  Hill, with Bailey
                                                        around the animal park before
  and Gary (the
  Labradors) also                                       heading home. Everyone
  joining in the fun.                                   agreed it was a lovely outing
                                                        and we look forward to
  We couldn’t have ordered more perfect weather!        returning another day.
  Marshmallows were toasted over the hot coals
  and residents had no choice but to try them, did
  they Cavell?
  Many thanks to Tony Hewett for getting the              Fish and Chips on the beach
  fire going and cooking the BBQ, Annabel and             On Thursday 29th April we took a busload of
  Samuel Hewett who also helped and joined in             residents down to the foreshore to have fish and
  the fun, and a big thank you to Colin Wigzell,
                                                          chips for lunch. The meal was beautifully cooked by
  Derek Anderson and Bill Kerry for loading and
                                                                              Tina and Strawb’s Takeaway and
  unloading the trailer, setting up tables, chairs
  and a makeshift toilet. It was a big job but well                           thoroughly enjoyed by all.
  worth the effort.                                                            While enjoying a cuppa after
                                                                               lunch, there were a lot of jokes
                                                                              told, much frivolity and laughter.
Easter barbecue at Balaklava                                                  Raelene, Sandra, Cavell and Lynley
Barunga Village Easter celebrations this year                                then had a ride on the bouncy
included a visit to DT Sharon’s parents, Pam and                             merry go round. There was SO
Jeff, in Balaklava for a barbecue lunch. The shed                            much laughter that Cavell required
                       was set up perfectly with                            the help of Sandra and Raelene to
                       tables, chairs and music, and      help her get off. She laughed so much she could
                       the decorations were perfectly     hardly stand up!
                        themed, including Easter eggs
                        and roses.                        Laugh’s were then on
                                                          Sandra who had sat on bird
                       Thanks to the Barunga Village      droppings and stained the
                        kitchen staff who prepared
                                                          seat of her pants. Colin came
lovely salads, patties, sausages and lamb chops –
                                                          to the rescue cleaning her
cooked to perfection by Colin and Derek!
                                                          up. It was a really fun couple
After lunch we enjoyed a sing-along before                of hours!
Easter bunnies Sandra and Sharon hopped off
to hide the eggs. Horrie stood up and thanked
our hosts, volunteers and staff for an enjoyable
day and reminded us all how much it means to            Coffee at the bakery
all the residents to
have these outings                                                                          Cappucinos and
available to them.                                                                          finger buns were the
                                                                                            order of the day on
We then embarked
                                                                                            a recent morning trip
on the all-important
                                                                                            to Darb’s for seven
hunt for Easter eggs
before boarding the                                                                         Barunga Village
bus to go home.                                                                             residents.

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Out and About
                          NG A BUS RIDE AND
                                                      Picnic Lunch at Brinkworth
                    SH        ERMAN’S BAY
                                                      Stockyard Reserve
                                                      We could not have ordered the weather to be more
                                                      perfect for our picnic lunch at the beautiful Brinkworth
                                                      Stockyard Reserve. Residents enjoyed a delicious
                                                      lunch of soup, sandwiches and Caroline’s yummy
                                                      Hummingbird cake.
                                                      After lunch we decided to check out the PepperTree
                                                      Trail, however Horrie became distracted when he
                                                      discovered the bowling green next door! Some of the
                                                      residents went for a short walk along the trail while
                                                      others rested on a garden seat, and enjoyed the
                                                      company of a couple of curious cockies perched in the
                                                      tree above them.
                                                      We enjoyed a scenic drive on the way home to the
                                                      popular swimming spot ‘White Cliffs’ and then through
                                                      the pretty little town of Koolunga. Brian told us he used
                                                      to swim at White cliffs as a young lad “but that was
                                                      about 80 years ago.”
                                                      It really was a lovely day, and no doubt the weather had
                                                      a lot to do with it, but all agreed the Stockyard Reserve
                                                      was well worth the visit!

  Residents surprise Lunch at
  the Hotel

  Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding we were
  unable to attend the Fellowship Luncheon at
  Wandearah this year.
  We had a lovely drive to Wandearah then back
  to Pt. Broughton. A quick phone call to the local
  Hotel to book 14 of us in for lunch got us out of
  a “pickle”.
  We enjoyed a lovely counter meal of fish and
  schnitzel, followed by takeaway cappuccinos and
  muffins on the beachfront.

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Barunga by the Sea

BBS Golden Girl                                              BBS Invaded
BBS now have our own                                         Last Thursday BBS was invaded by 33 walkers ably
golden girl, the Marjorie                                    led by Barb Funke. Both Graham and Barb have been
Jackson look a like, in                                      hosting visiting walkers recently, and Barb included a
Lovey Blieschke.                                             walk through the village as part of the course on their
                                                             last walk.
Lovey competed in the
Port Pirie Pura Light
Start State Masters
Games during April.
                          Lovey with her 2 gold medals.
Lovey loves her tennis
and plays every Thursday and along with Yvonne
O’Deay won the 70 – 75 year women’s doubles 9–0
along with the 140+ years doubles final 9-2.

  Well done Lovey you have done the village proud!

   BBS Moonta Bus Trip
  The first bus trip has been completed, and judging from the responses it will not be the last. There was much
  laughter and talking.
  Kadina New Farm was a real eye-opener for everyone concerned. We had just over an hour there and it
  could have been well over two hours. The grand-kids will be there when they come up for sure.
  We then headed down to Port Hughes to see the new developments, then made our way to the Tavern
  for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their $10 special and afterwards had for a short tour of Moonta to spy on
  the Copper Coast Life Style Village. We then had a fascinating train ride through the Moonta mines.
  Unfortunately Don Watt was feeling unwell and couldn’t eat or drink but he assured me he had an enjoyable
  day. What would’ve you said Don if you were 100%?
  Special thanks to Colin Wigzell for his volunteering bus driving efforts and to the 4 Independent Living Unit
  residents who joined us so that the trip went ahead.

     Some of the happy travellers.

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Special Needs Unit and Recipe

Recent Activities in the Special Needs Unit

                                                                                                  Bowls Competition

                                                          Cooking Pasties
Residents enjoying
making rock cakes and
eating them!

          Residents busy
         peeling vegies...

   Chef’s Corner: Rissoles with cabbage mash

  Preparation Time: 25 minutes                           METHOD
  Total Cooking Time: 20 minutes                         1. Cook potato for
  Serves 4                                                  cabbage mash.
                                                            Cover to keep warm.
  INGREDIENTS                                            2. Cook bacon, onion,
  Rissoles                                                  garlic and chillin in
  2 bacon rashers (140g), rind removed, chopped finely      medium frying pan,
  1 small brown onion, chopped finely                       stirring, until onion
  1 clove garlic, crushed                                   softens. Remove
  1 fresh small red thai chilli, chopped finely             from heat.
  1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce                      3. Using hands, combine Worcestershire sauce,
  1 cup (70g) stale breadcrumbs                             breadcrumbs, egg parley, mince and half of the
  1 egg                                                     barbecue sauce with bacon mixture in a large
  ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley            bowl; shape mixture into eight rissoles.
  500g beef mince
                                                         4. Heat oil in the same pan; cook rissoles, in
  2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
                                                            batches, until browned on both sides and cooked
  1 tablespoon vegetable oil
                                                            through. Cover to keep warm.
  1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
                                                         5. Place mustard, stock and remaining barbecue
  2 cups beef stock
                                                            sauce in same pan; bring to boil. Stir in blended
  1 tablespoon cornflour
                                                            cornflour and water; cook, stirring, until gravy boils
  2 tablespoons water
                                                            and thickens slightly.
  Cabbage mash
                                                         6. Finish cabbage mash by mashing potatoes with
  1kg potatoes
                                                            cream and butter until smooth; stir in cabbage
  ¼ cup (60ml) cream
                                                            and onion.
  30g butter, chopped
                                                         7. Serve rissoles, topped with gravy, with
  200g finely shredded savoy cabbage
                                                            cabbage mash.
  1 small white onion (80g), finely chopped
                                                         Recipe sourced from AWW ‘Cook’ – page 246.

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Volunteers Report

Hello Everyone,
National Volunteer Week was celebrated by BV                to support the volunteer program by working from our
Volunteers on Friday 14th May in our activity room          monthly roster, and to those volunteers who are always
with guest speaker Mr Brian Gilbertson. Brian is the        on call when we are trying to fill a gap, also to Max
Credit Union Pageant Director and he gave a dynamic         and Cheryl thank you for the long appointment drives
talk about the management and running of the Xmas           you have recently completed. Keith has been doing a
Pageant. I think all of the volunteers that attended        great job collating photos from past and recent events
were amazed with the logistics of running such a big        at Barunga Village, and putting them on DVD’s for all
event, and the management of so many volunteers             to enjoy. I am continually amazed at the talent of our
was mind boggling. Once again our thanks must go            volunteer group as was recently proven once again
to our kitchen staff for the delicious afternoon tea that   when one of our very talented volunteers came in the
was provided. It was great to also see our younger          door with search and find pillows and sensory quilts for
volunteers attend this day. We were delighted to have       our special needs unit. They are just great with both
Tayla Goricki and Sophie Burt start our afternoon           residents and staff enjoying them. Thanks Cheryl.
celebrations with the singing of Advance Australia Fair.
                                                            BV volunteers are at present averaging around 200
Well done girls you sounded great, and thank you to all
                                                            hours work per month. What a great effort from a
of our volunteers who attended, it was nice to be able
                                                            wonderful group of people. If you feel you would like to
to spoil you for a change.
                                                            be involved in our program at BV please give me a call
Thank you to all of our volunteers who have once            on 86 350 547 on any Monday or Thursday or leave a
again had to apply for police clearances, we certainly      message at reception on 86 350 500.
do appreciate your support now, and in the future for
                                                            Best Wishes
this legal requirement to be fulfilled. I would also like
                                                            Pat Sims, Volunteer Coordinator
to send out thanks to all our volunteers who continue

   Obituaries                                               Donations in memory of
   BV Lifestyle would like to help celebrate the lives      – John Randall
                                                            – Chloris Klemm
   of our residents and we welcome obituaries
   contributed by families for inclusion.                   As we extend our deepest sympathies to their
                                                            families and friends, we also acknowledge that
   Please send your contributions to                        these donations are vital to our work. Donations                              are used for a wide variety of support services and
                                                            projects which enable us to continue to provide
                                                            quality care to the seniors in our community.

 Sylvia, our resident artist hard at work

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Barunga Village Profiles

Resident Profile                                    Staff Profile

  Name           Joyce Ella Niedorfer                Name             Jason Symes
  Family Tree                                        Family Tree
  Siblings       2 brothers Frank and David          Parents        Jennifer Symes, Retired Enrolled
  Spouse         Frank                                              Nurse (old school way)
                                                     Place of Birth Queen Victoria Hospital, moved to
  Children       2 daughters Helen and Yvonne
                                                                    house in Stepney for short while
  Education      At Koolunga                                        then to ‘Australia Planes’ – a very
                                                                    small settlement outside Eudunda
  Activities                                                        (in those days very remote)
  Sport          Basketball, tennis, running         Siblings       one sister – CNC Repat Hospital
  Social         Dancing (ballroom)                                 (younger)
  Hobbies        Knitting, travelling                Spouse/Partner Emily Symes
  Occupation     housemaid, part time electrician    Education
                                                     Primary and
  Favourites                                         Secondary        Primary – Direk Primary School and
  Event          Running events (ran like a hare)                     Secondary – Prince Alfred College
  Place          Switzerland
  Person         Father
                                                     Sport            Squash, Rally driving, Rugby
  Food           Roast                               Hobbies          Sportco Rifle collector, building
  Drink          Beer                                                 cars
  Dislikes       None                                Occupation       Personal Carer
  Dreams         Visit Canada                        First Car        Datsun 1600 – modified for rally
  If you had your life over again what would you
  change?         I wouldn’t change it.              Favourites
                                                     Food             South Korean
                                                     Place            South Australia First always –
                                                     Person           Jennifer Hawkins closely followed
                                                                      by my wife
                                                     Dislikes         Doing business with someone with
                                                                      a weak handshake and a person
                                                                      that can not look you in the eye
                                                     Dreams           that my children grow old happy
                                                     If you had your life over again what would you
                                                     change?          Not much, I am in a good place
                                                                      both personally and professionally.
                                                                      Maybe would have gone into
                                                                      federal politics.

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