Begosh and begorrah! A Leprechaun appeared, a drop or two of Guinness was consumed, Irish jokes were told, the Fairview Village resident choir “The Twilight Swingers” sang a medley of Irish tunes and even the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was found. A fabulous St Patrick’s Day was enjoyed by all who attended the St Patrick’s Day festivities at Fairview Village.
The Fairview Village Community Home Care Department has been delivering home care services of the highest standard to elders in the community for over 10 years, as a Government approved provider of Community Aged Care Packages and through Fairview Village Helping Hands.
During that time and over the past 60 plus years of operation, Fairview Village has had a strong relationship with the Warragul RSL, Legacy and the veteran and war widow/ers community, as a service provider.
Therefore it was with great excitement when Fairview Village Ltd was recently formally advised by the Department of Veterans Affairs of their success in the tendering process, to become an official provider of Home Care services to veterans and war widow/ers in the Baw Baw, Bass Coast and Latrobe regions.
The Veterans Home Care Program is available to all eligible members of the veteran community. Importantly, it supports veterans and war widow/ers to maintain their independence and to remain longer in their own homes.
If at any time veterans and war widow/ers are contemplating a referral for Veterans Home Care services or have any queries in reference to the Veterans Home Care Program please contact Fairview Village, Telephone 56232752 for further information.
The people in the image are Jeanette Greaves, Fairview Village Project Manager Stuart Tweddle, Alan Greaves, Fairview Village Community Care Manager, Wendy Walker, Betty Louttit and Freda Yalden.
The Fairview Village community celebrated Carols by Torchlight on Wednesday 13th December 2017. A full house of guests, including residents, staff, and family members enjoyed the opportunity to gather together to celebrate the festive season. The evening commenced with a beautiful selection of Christmas carols sung the Fairview Village resident choir “The Twilight Swingers”. The theme for the evening was based on “All Creatures Great and Small” with a twist, even Santa arrived with his reindeer.
An enjoyable evening was had by all who attended and celebrated yet another wonderful and successful year at Fairview Village.
Meet Fairview Village’s very own lamb Baaarrrbra, she is only 5 days old. Our Lifestyle manager Jenny is holding the little lamb in the picture above. This was a perfect opportunity for residents and staff to either hold or take pictures with the little animal. We are not just a cats and dog’s lover but overall animal loving community as Baaarrrbra made her overall debut here at the Village, just in time for the Christmas season.
Fairview Village held it’s very own Trivia Night, on Tuesday the 28th of November 2017. The evening was filled with topics of Australian history, nursery rhymes, and recent Australian news. There was also games spread throughout the evening which were set up amongst our teams that were created by the residents and guest residents. The “Price is Right” was followed by a sing-along game, which got all involved in singing some wonderful classics from Fred Astaire to Elvis Presley. There was a wonderful turn out from both residents and staff. We would like to say thank you to all that attended and we hope you had a memorable evening and would love to do it again soon.
On the 7th of November, the Melbourne cup has been run and was enjoyed by the residents at Fairview. Our celebration started with a delicious finger food lunch at our Morton Lounge, decorated better than any marquee that Flemington races has ever seen.
Our residents enjoyed the community/staff horse races which was a source of great delight. Fairview Village also had a visitor all the way from the silent film era, Mr. Charlie Chaplin, he entertained and relived some wonderful memories for the residents. Many sweeps were played and of course awards were given for the best fashions on the field. There were amazing fascinators worn by the ladies in the crowd. Hats off to our winner Margret Clancy, who won the Fairview Fashions best dressed on the field. Congratulations too many and to all who made the day wonderful and enjoyable.
Mrs Margret Clancy on the left with Jesse Peters as Charlie Chaplin
Life at Fairview Village has been in a bit of a flutter over the last two months. Residents and staff watched with great excitement, as over the period of a week, we watched 15 chickens hatch from their eggs.
Following hatching, residents have been caring for the chickens, making sure that they are well fed and happy. Great interest and discussion took place when it came to choosing names for our new feathered friends and in particular when trying to sort the roosters from the hens.
A final decision has recently been made and we are delighted to welcome our new Fairview Village “Hensioners” Daphne, Henny Penny, Gloria and Popcorn, who take up residence in their new house in the resident vegetable, fruit tree garden next week.
Tribute artist Jesse Peters will re-create the comical magic of Jerry Lewis. Performing his show to the residence at Fairview village. Jesse is excited to bring back some all time memories for the folks and of course have a laugh.