30 Mill Road, 06 759 0080 E: info2rhapsody.co.nz February 2006 W: www.rhapsody.co.nz Hello from Pat and Paul Profile David Blyth We are already two months into 2006 with all the day-to-day activities and challenges of running a Resthome this size. Again this month we have an audit team visiting us. This time it is from Healthshare and their results are for the Taranaki District Health Board. This is our third audit in less than six months which have been for Care and Financial Records which we have passed. After some time with us Phillippa Hall has ceased being our Residents Hairdresser and became a home based hairdresser. We thank Phillippa for her efforts and wish her Resident Advocate and well with her home venture. Her replacement is Helen Brown Liaison Person who has now been with us for three weeks. Helen’s hours are the same as Phillippa’s were, Tuesday and Thursday Born & Raised: Wellington afternoons during most of the year but when the need arises Favourite Fruit: Tomatoes Favourite Vegetable: Potatoes Helen will work the extra time needed to assist our Residents Favourite Music: Semi Classical look their best. Welcome to the team Helen! Favourite Drink: Beer We came up with a way of spending some relaxed time with Favourite Entertainment/Hobby: Internet our staff late in 2005 and have continued it into the new year Children: 3 boys, 1 living in Taranaki, 1 following staff’s response to it. Every Friday between 12 and in USA and the third in Auckland. 4 1pm we put on the BBQ and cook up sausages and onions for grandchildren, 2 here and 2 living in our staff to enjoy. We encourage staff who are off shift and USA. their families to come and now we would like to extend the Motto: Just good to get out of bed in the invitation to families of our residents. If you are driving past morning and go for a walk. at this time and would like to come on to the deck and meet Life Changing Event: Loosing my wife the team and enjoy a sausage with us; don’t hesitate to stop Raylee while a Resident of Rhapsody cre- ated a void in my life which has now been in. Some of you will have already been entering or departing filled with my taking this voluntary posi- the facility and have had an invitation to join in extended to tion. I am available to assist Residents you. Don’t be shy. with issues they may wish to discuss and Taranaki Anniversary and Easter are the next holiday periods assist with the setting up of Bingo and by calling the numbers for the Residents. and we urge you all to be careful on the roads if you are and assisting with other events. David traveling and look forward to your visits to Rhapsody. attends CQI—Continuous Quality Im- provement monthly meetings in this ca- pacity and also the Residents monthly Stay safe and happy! meetings. Pat and Paul David also assisted us by being a Shep- herd for our Christmas Pantomime which E-MAIL ADDRESSES: we held on our front lawn. Thank you to those who have forwarded their e-mail addresses to us, but there must be others who have access to a computer. Please let us know your e-mails also. Rhap- Chat- Rhap-A-Chat-Chat 2 RHAPSODY ACTION Irene Chadwick enjoyed her ride in a Vintage Car. Lilian Dick enjoyed a twirl around the dance floor with some of our entertainers. First… came a Christmas Tree; Then came as pictured above a “Love” Tree for Liz Greenbank our Physio Valentines Day. Pictured also is the times our residents during “Table for 2” which we decorated for their Balance Class session Valentines Day also. which is held every Friday. Residents Joan Goddard, Olive Meads and Dot Law- GREETING CARDS rence thoroughly enjoy these sessions. Our cards are now ON SALE at Egmont Gallery in Devon Street. The owner’s of Egmont Gallery have a card stand with our cards in it. They are on sale for $3.00 each with on average 6 being sold each week. So here’s hoping sales continue in such a beautiful arty shop. Our beautiful cards are also on sale in our front entrance at $2 each or 3 for $5.00. DONATIONS PLEASE... Thank you for the buttons, beads, old greeting cards, no longer needed ribbon, florist paper etc which has been dropped into us for our card making and craft activities. Thank you! Thank you to those who have dropped off goody bags. Some Residents seen here enjoying their exercise classes. Supplies are always needed so please keep them coming. Rhap- Chat- Rhap-A-Chat-Chat 3 Resident Profile Cook’s RECIPE Kiwi Jelly with Sorbet Ingredients 3 medium or 2 large kiwifruit 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 vanilla bean Juice of 1 lime 1 tblsp gelatin Jack Hughs Home: Room no. 8, Rhapsody Resthome Children: 3, two living in Aussie and one in Upper Sorbet Hutt 1/4 cup sugar Grand Children: 5—ranging in age from 13—30 1/4 cup liquid glucose Great Grand-Children: none that I know of! 2 cups pureed kiwifruit flesh Favourite Colour: Mauve Juice of 1 lemon Favourite Fruit: Not a fruit eater Kiwifruit, to garnish Favourite Vegetable: All greens Favourite Music: Whatever Paul puts across the sound system Method Halve kiwifruit, scoop out flesh and puree in Favourite Entertainment: Cabarets, when I was a blender. Set aside. In a medium pan, gen- young and agile and tripping the light fantastic tly heat 1 cup of water, caster sugar and Hobbies: Sport in general except Cricket. vanilla bean, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring Participated in rugby and I’m proud of my involve- to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Add ment in Lions Clubs lime juice and kiwifruit. Cover and cool Life’s Experiences: God dam proud of my kids mixture for 5 minutes. and my grand-kids. Have been a chef, owning and Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved. running a restaurant, run a café, owned and run Strain mixture through a sieve into a jug. florist shops, has taken courses in cake decorating— Pour into small glasses or a serving dish and move over Cook - and overall has enjoyed life and chill until set. its challenges. To make sorbet, place the sugar, 50ml water the MOBILITY WAREHOUSE (NZ) LTD and glucose into a small saucepan. Gently mobility scooters bring to the boil, stirring well to dissolve wheelchairs sugar. Cool and stir in kiwifruit and lemon walking aids lift-out chairs juice. Strain through a sieve to remove seeds. beds-mattresses Pour into a freezer tray, cover tightly with bath safety aluminium foil and freeze until a 2cm solid respiratory rim has formed around the edge. FREEPHONE 0800 PUSHPLAY (0800 787 475) Transfer to a chilled bowl and beat well until authorized dealer Rhapsody Resthome & Private Hospital ook’s Recipe ice particles have broken up. Return to freezer and repeat. Reminder: To serve, top each jelly It is the responsibility of families of Residents for the residents clothing, ie naming, mending or replacing. with a thin slice of kiwifruit Accordingly when clothing is found that is in need of repair it and a ball of sorbet. will be placed in the Residents room with a note asking for Serves 6. attention. There has been lots of clothing that is unnamed which no-one has claimed. Rhap-A-Chat-Chat Rhap- Chat- 4 Recreation Report: A BIG Thankyou… Bus Outings: Each Thursday during school terms some of our To the Pepper family for their residents have been enjoying attending “Care & Craft” in Fitz- cash donation for staff; to Jean roy, and of course of Wednesday afternoons we have a bus out- Gilberts family who made a donation of a ing which sometimes attends to planned events and on other beautiful maple tree for us to plant in our occasions they go on mystery trips with Paul or Mike. Then on grounds. Friday afternoons there is always the trip to Merrilands where they get to purchase their bits and bobs! A lovely card came with a donation of $500.00 from Lilian Voullaire’s Visitors: Jo Taylor from the Succulent Group came and family which was for the Residents Rec- showed us some of her plants, told us stories about their fami- reation Fund and Paddy Willans’ family lies and their flowering habits and held a sales table which was put their heads together and gifted the fa- very successful. Yaneeke and Friends calling themselves “La cility a lovely new microwave for the Te Do’s” came and sang songs to us including two South staff/residents/family tea room. Africian songs in African language. They took us on a trip back to our teenage years with songs like Mama Mia and others that Lena McNieces family thought about the had been made famous by The Andrew Sisters. Val Bedford health of staff and produced a wonderful from the Floral Art group came and demonstrated gift basket just full of beautiful fresh fruit. arrangements and talked about gardening with the residents. Plus a thank you to all those families who Mens Club: We held a “Mobility Run” in which some of our delivered that much appreciated male residents rode their mobility scooters down to the walk- Christmas surprise for staff ie. way with others traveling in their wheelchairs in the bus to join Chocolates. them for a jaunt. This was enjoyed by all participants includ- Our lips say a big thankyou! ing Paul and Mike Ekdahl and we hope to make it a regular event weather permitting of course. Ladies Fellowship Group: This group meets once a month Raffles: and enjoy companionship, a beautiful morning tea and a guest speaker. So far this year that have been Thank you to those that support our entertained by Jo Massey from Real Tart Gallery and Faye raffles, and to Bernie who works Kidney. Coming up in March they have May Bridgeman continually at selling them. coming to talk to them. Recent winners have been: Welcome: To Christine Jordan our new Recreation Officer. Big Teddy Raffle was won by V. Byrne Christine commenced working at Rhapsody as a Wednesday with no. 84; and also won the Rose lady in the Office. Please don’t hesitate to introduce yourselves Set with no. 15; the Beige Towel Set to Christine when you next visit. was won with no. 34 for Pam Coe; the lucky winner of the Bathroom Set was BINGO. Some Dee & Tony Temple with no. 54; Di- anne Kelly was the lucky winner of the of our Residents Christmas Goodies Basket with no. 32; are seen here P. Scannell, NP and J. Clement, Haw- enjoying their era bought their lucky nos 15 and 9 in twice weekly the Joseph & The Amazing Technicol- game of Bingo, our Dreamcoat ticket draw and Bev with caller Baker and Queene Rikihana each won David Blyth the with no’s 22 and 50 the $50.00 note Resident Liaison draws. andAdvocacy Currently on offer is a “Rose Person for the Set”, “Easter Teddy with Basket of Residents. Eggs” and a “Beach Umbrella with Stand” all for $2.00 a ticket .
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