Once again the Fairview Village resident’s Wool Group enjoyed a very successful Wool Week, with Wool Group members manning the stalls and taking pride in showing off their work to those who came to the exhibition, as well as raising in excess of $800.00.
The Wool Group very proudly donated 3 boxes of scarves, jumpers and beanies to the Warragul Food Bank for the needy people of Warragul this winter. Two days later a box full of tiny hats and jumpers was delivered to the maternity ward at the West Gippsland Hospital for the little premature babies.
Another visit was made to the Family Violence Unit for Baw Baw at the Warragul Police Station. The toys that were delivered to the Warragul Police Station will be used to help families get through their difficult times and children can have something to cuddle.
The Fairview Village community are extremely proud of the amazing efforts of the resident Wool Group and their donation and contribution to the wider community.
For many years now members of the Fairview Village Wool Group have very generously made and donated items to aid organisations and those in need not only in Australia but throughout the world. Already this year, the Wool Group have donated items to aid victims of the recent Cobden bush fires, donated knitted blankets to the Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia, made items that were auctioned to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital appeal and very recently donated a box of small beanies,booties and matinee jackets, made by Wool Group members, to the Maternity Ward of the West Gippsland Hospital. Well done ladies!!
This year Fairview Village Wool Week, will be held during the first week of June, the purpose being to highlight the amazing skills and efforts of this special group. Items will be on display as well as for sale.
West Gippsland Hospital nurse Anne White and Wool Group member Jean Morton
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