Couples enjoy their time at Ashleigh House (May 2019)
Three couples are currently enjoying their residence at Ashleigh House. Hazel and Alby Dorning have been living at Ashleigh House since 2017 and 2018 respectively. They previously lived happily in the adjoining retirement units at Northwood Park for twenty years.
Margaret Coleman came into the facility in 2018, followed by her husband Ron earlier this year. Margaret is enjoying improved health since her move to Ashleigh House and said that ‘’all of the staff are fantastic, from the care staff, to the kitchen”.
Jack and Pat Marsden moved into the facility from Eastwood Park only a few months ago and are settling in well. Jack said that the best thing he found was the ‘’kindness of all of the staff’’ in caring for him and Pat is ‘’enjoying the care and company of others”.
All three couples are very complimentary of the care and support they receive at Ashleigh House. They are enjoying participation in various activities and social interaction with other residents. CEO Michelle Dowsett stated that “it is so lovely to have couples sharing their time with us and enjoying everything our home has to offer in meeting individual needs”.
L-R (back): Ron Coleman, Margaret Coleman, Pat Marsen
L-R (front): Alby Dorning, Hazel Dorning, Jack Marsden
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sale Elderly Citizens Village Incorporated was held on the 15th of November 2018. The attendees were presented with a snapshot of the preceding financial year as well as briefed on future challenges in the aged care sector.
Wayne vander Heide retired from the Board of Management (and Treasurer’s position) after six years. Incoming Board Member Sam Forbes offers a vast range of experience including co-ordinating work on the recent Wellington Shire Council ”age-friendly” Project, working in mental health as well as community engagement and development. The Board of Management recognised service awards for staff at the AGM, many staff having now been employed for 5, 10 and 15 years.
The AGM was well attended by more than forty residents and staff. A copy of the annual report for the year ending 30 June 2018 can be requested at Reception.
Current Board Members are:
- Ann Ferguson (Chair)
- George Foggo (Deputy Chair)
- Ian Jones (Treasurer)
- Clare Adams (Secretary)
- Chris Colley
- Sam Forbes
- Colin Irving
- Darren McCubbin
- Paul Telfer
- Peter Warner
- Rose Webster
- Kaylene Wheeler
The staff and residents at Ashleigh House recently celebrated the end of the AFL footy season with a BBQ and dress up day in team colors.
Winners of the resident footy tipping competition were Marj Farley (143 points) Geoff Miller (138 points) and Fred McLeod (129 points).
Margaret Laube managed to obtain the wooden spoon with 84 points.
Staff members Donna Quine, Jillian Anderson, Tracey Sheen, Rita Liagourdis, Maree Crisp. Residents Geoff Miller, Marj Farley, Fred McLaod and Margaret Laube
As part of the activities at Ashleigh House a Knit and Natter group runs every Wednesday in the main lounge room. Several residents who are keen knitters have their garments on display in the main foyer and are currently preparing entries for the Sale Show. We wish them all the best for recognition at the Show!
Ashleigh House welcomes community volunteers to assist with the activity program. If you would like to be involved please contact Donna at the facility on 03 5144 4484.