DOINGS AT THE LODGE
Dunmunkle Lodge Newsletter
As this is our first newsletter since welcoming in the New Year, we would like to mention those residents who celebrated their birthdays in December – James Bishop (3rd) and Ailsa Padley (16th). Ruth Neylan’s special day was on the 12th of January and as you can see it was celebrated with balloons and cupcakes. Denise Carter’s birthday followed on the 13th. Birthdays are always a joyous occasion here at The Lodge!
As you will no doubt be aware, there have been outbreaks in both NSW and Victoria, therefore earlier this month we altered our visiting restrictions once again. Please be advised as follows:
• Dunmunkle Lodge will not permit any visitors who reside in NSW or have visited NSW in the last 14 days
• Visitors who reside in Melbourne or who have visited Melbourne in the last fourteen days will be
permitted to visit OUTSIDE only and by appointment only
• Both inside and outside visits will be permitted from 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday
• All visits must be booked in prior with reception during office hours – please phone 03 5385 7463
• No weekend visits until further notice
Each resident may have one visitor from any household inside per day, who is eligible to visit, for a maximum of two hours. Visits are to be conducted in the resident’s room, Quiet Room or outside.
The following conditions are not negotiable:
• Upon arrival visitors must immediately report to Reception to sign in and have their temperature read
• All visitors must sign a ‘Visitor Declaration COVID-19’
• Visitors must supply and wear their own mask - covering the mouth and nose at ALL times
• Visitors must remain 1.5 metres away from the resident at ALL times – strict social distancing means no cuddling, hand holding, kissing or contact of any kind
• Staff will take you to and from the resident’s room if you are visiting inside
• Visitors are not to stop and talk to staff and other residents in the hallways or any other areas inside Dunmunkle Lodge as this hinders contact tracing efforts
Anyone who is not following the rules, or who are rude or aggressive to our staff members, will not be permitted to have future visits. These measures have been put in place for the benefit of all - residents, families and staff and we will continue to monitor this situation and update you as new information becomes available. Thank you for your continued understanding and support –Dunmunkle Lodge Management.
Let’s take a look back to some of our 2020 Christmas celebrations! In order of appearance are Pauline Harper, Evelyn Cornell, John Way, Olwen Cowan, Betty Sanders, Jenni Lloyd, Ailsa Padley, kitchen staff members Emma and OC, Merwyn Wardle, Pat Lang, Joan Brady and Pat Young.
CRAFT WITH CHRIS
CHURCH SERVICES RESUMELast month we were very pleased to have church services
resume. It was lovely to welcome back Reverend James Wood and John Rurade, and we thank them (along with other representatives) for being kind enough to visit The Lodge and deliver church services to our residents. John is pictured playing the piano.
In early December a group of residents were accompanied by students from Murtoa College to Woods’
Farming & Heritage Museum. With so much to see and do, it was an outing enjoyed by all! Lodge residents pictured below are Susan Martin and David Collard.
Some of you may have already met Chris Cobbe who is now facilitating craft sessions for our residents on Wednesday afternoons. Below are a few of the wonderful creations so far… ahandmade ‘village’ of classic beauty inspired ‘Spoonville’ spoons, vibrantly water painted leaves, and some gorgeous Christmas decorations cleverly made using tassels (amongst other things).
Welcome to the following new staff members:
Check out this little beauty! Our new John Deere tractor purchased through Emmetts of Rupanyup arrived at the start of January. It will make maintaining the grounds so much quicker and easier for our Maintenance guys, and will assist with lots of odd jobs. Pictured: Daymon takes the driver’s seat and ‘models’ some of the complimentary merchandise. Happy days D!
A few highlights from around the grounds - MASSIVE sunflowers blooming, the pond water lilies in flower, and yet again some of our spectacular roses on display in the foyer for all to admire and enjoy.
NEW STAFF UPDATE
DEAR OH DEERE!
AROUND THE GROUNDS
Bench Blender Colander Cupboard Cups Cutlery Dishes Dishwasher Freezer Fridge Grill Kettle Knife Microwave Pantry Plates Rack Recipes Shelf Taps Toaster
WORD SEARCH – KITCHEN
For quite some time we have had Information HUBs located in the reception foyer and Sunroom. In the form of a PowerPoint Presentation, they allow residents, visitors and staff to find useful and interesting information to help stay connected. We also like to include photos of Lodge activities and events, virtual visits to exotic destinations, and inspirational quotes. Here are a few of our favorite quotes so far…
MANDALA COLORING PAGE
I am a window, I am a lamp, I am clouded,