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The Weekly Times - TWT - April 11th, 2018

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14 THE WEEKLY TIMES Wednesday 11 April, 2018 Seniors Festival 2018 Clermont Aged Care has a reputation for excellence Clermont’s Music Therapist Mark Fleming. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO AWARD WINNING Aged Care Facility Serving our community since 1960 RESPITE OR FULL RESIDENTIAL CARE AVAILABLE 10-14 Clermont Avenue, Ryde Ph: 9809 1416 – Fax 9809 1281 Email: Clermont@clermontagedcare.com.au Web: www.clermontagedcare.com.au EVENTS START AT 5PM MOVIES AT SUNDOWN FOOD TRUCKS ON SITE IN this Seniors Week feature, The Weekly Times pays tribute to Clermont Aged Care in Ryde. Clermont has earned a reputation for excellence in the quality of care it offers the dedication and professionalism o staff and the hospitality and support it offers to amilies. “Multi award winning Clermont Aged Care in Ryde prides itself on the highest quality of care services in the region CE Steve Gordon said. “We have a strong regional history and deep connections within the community. “Our caring and family-run aged care facility also provides accommodation and amenities in beautiful surroundings. Mr Gordon said Clermont recognises the importance of education and training. “Clermont partners with all levels of education and has links to local schools universities and colleges he said. “Clermont provides support to staff wishing to improve their qualifications and provides post-graduate programs for those who have completed TAFE and University courses. “We also provide Placement Training for the Australian Catholic University students completing their degrees in nursing. Alongside the professionalism o staff Clermont is also renowned or care compassion and a personal touch that makes it a true home for residents no longer at home. “Clermont is a happy and vibrant place where family and friends are always welcome Clermont Aged Care Director of Nursing Dawn McDonald said. “They are an important part of the Clermont community. “We have an outstanding activities and community engagement program which makes living at Clermont a most enjoyable eperience. “Our highly trained and wonderul staff look after our residents with professionalism and commitment. Seniors Week is a great time for Clermont and for us all to celebrate Seniors Week together. Popular group music therapy sessions A MASTER musician who uses his art to bring happiness to frail and elderly people is winning hearts and minds at Ryde’s Clermont Aged Care. Music therapist Mark Fleming holds a Masters Degree in Music Therapy and recently joined Clermont’s team to host individual and group music therapy sessions each Wednesday. He told The Weekly Times that as well as bringing happiness his sessions aim to bring peace of mind as well as to enhance memory and communication Much of Mark’s success is based on the respect he has for each resident. I meet them talk with them and we set therapeutic goals he said. course everyone is welcome to our group sing-a-long which is riendly and un. Clermont’s magical musician is certainly a star attraction each Wednesday but how does he feel about Clermont ? To be rank it is my avourite place to visit with them especially so in the last years of their he said. “And it knowing want me is an that to be honour people here lives. PRESENTS CINEMA IN THE PARK FREE MOVIE NIGHTS AT A PARK NEAR YOU Saturday 14 April 2018 Ferdinand PG Gannan Park, Buna Street, Ryde Saturday 21 April 2018 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle PG PLUS Ryde Lights - West Ryde Launch ANZAC Park, Wattle Street, West Ryde Saturday 28 April 2018 Boss Baby PG Yamble Reserve, Quarry Road, Ryde All movies include subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired. Bring your own low chair, beanbag or picnic rug. For wet weather updates and/or cancellation notices, visit ryde.rocks/cinema Street parking is available. For train and bus times, contact the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit www.transportnsw.info skills. “Older people’s speech may be broken but they can still sing Mark said. “In my sessions I like to focus on the popular music rom their times.. the orties fities and sities..music they’ve long enoyed. Another reason for this choice is recalling old songs is an important memory stimulus. “Music doesn’t stand alone because it depends on memory and often long term memory can be better than short term memory he said. “My most important role is to help them make a connection with the music because once you’ve made a connection you can build on it he said. Mark’s sessions are warmly regarded by Clermont residents as a light hearted opportunity to express their musical talents and to express their personality. Some musical encounters can also be proound. Sometimes songs that bring back memories can be both sad as well as beautiful and I remember one lady .. we spoke about the songs she would like at her uneral he said. Some will connect with songs that recall memories of (departed) loved ones. When it matters, please DO NOT substitute your ONLINE Search for our PROFESSIONAL LEGAL ADVICE Mobility problems? 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Wednesday 11 April, 2018 THE WEEKLY TIMES 15 Sports Star of Year Gala Dinner at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club PARALYMPIC legend Louise Sauvage is guest speaker at the annual TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year Gala Dinner on Friday May 4 at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. The nine time gold medallist - often regarded as the most renowned disabled sportswoman in Australia - will talk about her illustrious wheelchair racing career that spanned four Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens. An outstanding array of local athletes are vying for the prestigious award with all 12 finalists to share $12,000 in prizemoney and receive individual trophies on the night. They’ll receive a further $700 to go on top of their $300 monthly awards courtesy of Club Six. Ryde Sports Foundation will host the annual Dinner from 7pm and parade their latest crop of sporting champions. 2017-18 Grand Finalists include Zara Nicholas (touch football), Michael Galanos (gridiron), Alyssa Lowe (athletics), Tarah Ogilvie (swimming), Robert Supala (lawn bowls), Alex Seyfarth (rugby league), Alanna Fisher (soccer), Sam Thompson (BMX Bike Riding), Lachlan Sharp (hockey), Shehana Vithana (squash), Emily Keenan (netball) and Kate Barry, Eloise Dwyer and Millie Puckeridge (acrobatic gymnastics). All finalists receive a urther $700 to go on top of their $300 monthly awards courtesy of Club Six. 35th Sports Star of the Year winner also will be presented with the Ryde Sports Foundation Ross Horner Mayoral Perpetual Shield by Ryde City Mayor Jerome Laxale. The RSF Encouragement Award is also up for grabs. Royal Rehab Achievement Award recipients will be introduced to patrons on the night. Tickets $50 includes three course meal with wine, beer and soft drinks and can ONLY be purchased from Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club reception desk. All sporting groups, parents and friends are asked to purchase a ticket and come along and support these outstanding local athletes. For further details contact RSF secretary Kim Clayton 0413 399 376 or Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club 9807- 2444. Women Like Us Show at Bayview Hotel Gladesville STAND-up comedians and colleagues Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs have oined forces on stage and now for the first time on the page, with a collection of stories that examine what it means to be a woman in today’s media dominated world. Their book Women Like Us further explores the philosophy behind their travelling stand-up comedy show of the same name. As part of their national book tour, the duo will appear at the Bayview Hotel Gladesville on Wednesday May 2. Aside from making women laugh, they want to make women feel good about themselves by challenging the popular narratives around identity, body image, social and gender roles. Both Mandy and Ellen strongly identify as feminists. They are motivated by a desire to create conversations among women who may not themselves identify as feminists, but on closer inspection realise, they share many of the same values. “We’ve built a following outside of the mainstream media and entertainment industry, which isn’t interested in middle-aged women,” says Ellen. “But there are so many of us! We generated the interest in our work ourselves, then our audiences generate further interest for us through a pay-it-forward approach of recommending our show to their friends. We laugh that its not just a comedy show… it’s a movement!’ she said. Mandy added that it is not uncommon for women to hug and thank them after the show for telling their stories, and best of all, making them feel ‘normal’. “When we started out, we weren’t aware of the power of comedy celebrating and satirising our failure to meet societal that women still spend far too much time in quiet self-loathing about their looks and who they feel they’ve failed to be. Our message is about selfacceptance,’ Tickets $35 with dinner from 6pm and show at benchmarks ness, achievements. re attractive- relationships It’s and clear she said. 8pm. Functions AT CAFE BIRKENHEAD This is where your event becomes a story.. Receive $5pp Discount on any function packages for an event booked for April 2018! cafe bir ken head. Experience Sydney’s prestigious function centre for the event beyond your expectations Packages start from $99pp functions@cafebirkenhead.com.au | 02 9181 4339 | www.cafebirkenhead.com.au

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