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Official Notices



Hello Everyone,

Well our family weren’t successful in finding a fur baby last weekend, we are on the lookout for a kitten to add to our family and so the girls are very focussed on finding the perfect one that we can bring home to love and adore.

Thank you to those who came to the afternoon APO performance on Wednesday. It was so beautiful and what talent the Orbit Trio had, we were fortunate to have them at Pinesong.

Our resident satisfaction results will be delivered to your mail boxes over the weekend so keep an eye out for those.

Around the village:

Nostalgia Bus:
The countdown is on for the concert of the year with tickets selling and rehearsals full steam ahead. For those of you who live within the ‘outer’ regions of the village or are less able to easily access Sea breeze, we will be offering a pick up / drop off for those that would like it. Pick up will be at 6pm. Please register your request via Reception prior to Thursday 25th July.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Kind regards,

Katie Worthy
Village Manager

FIRE EVACUTION DRILL
On Friday 26th July there will be a fire drill for Seabreeze and Bayview buildings as part of our village compliance requirements. This will occur at some point during the day and we encourage residents to participate.

SEABREEZE LOUNGE SKY DECODER
With the Nostalgia concert fast approaching, the stage will be set up in the Seabreeze lounge on Tuesday 16th July in front of the movie screen. This will mean that the Sky decoder will be relocated to the Matai room while the stage is up. Management have asked that the stage stays in place until
9th August for the Pinesong
20 year Anniversary celebrations.


BEACH TRACK CLOSURE
From Monday 22nd July, the beach track will be closed for the whole week while Treescape remove some hazardous Macrocarpa trees on the side of the Beach Track road. For your own safety, please do not use the track at any time during this project.

LIFT ISSUES
We are currently experiencing ongoing issues with some of our Village lifts.
Please be assured that we have escalated these issues to the appropriate channels and our lift service provider is endeavouring to find permanent solutions as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused while investigations are ongoing.

Thank you
Neil Forrest
Maintenance Manager



GARDENING TEAM
Hello everyone, 

Although I’m not officially back to work yet, thankfully technology gives me the ability to keep in touch. 
I am in daily contact with Jack and David, so here is an update for you. 
As you may have noticed the garden by the pool is 90% complete, with a few more plants to be added. Fortunately we were gifted the Cycads and Strobilanthes cuttings from our lovely residents, which in time will create privacy for those working out in the gym.  
That was one of two major projects we were able complete before my departure. 
The Manukau garden facing the knoll is doing well, and once the plants are established it will become a ray of colour throughout with, Spanish Shawl ground cover mixed with Vireyas and more vibrant plants, we will also be adding a brick edging along the base as soon as we can. 
We have added a row of Pittasporum in this area to deter access, giving the Manukau ground floor residents privacy from on lookers. Therefore we encourage the use of the pathway to be used for safety and privacy reasons. 
Tree pruning will commence as soon as the weather permits. 
A reminder that organic waste bins are available free, so fill out a request with your details and we will get one for you. For those who have their own bins, could you please contact Jack or David to drill holes in the base for drainage as they become very smelly and full of water. Otherwise we are happy to replace one for you. 
We are still in the process of finding another gardener, so until then, I would appreciate your patience as the boys are very busy keeping up with our common ground maintenance and requests outstanding. 
Hopefully with the cooler temperatures, growth will slow down alleviating extra work. Definitely a much cooler winter than last year!
A reminder also to those that there is a fee for garden work on your personal gardens if the time involved is extensive. 
Veggie Garden plots: I have been asked for the names of those who wish to have a veggie garden plot as the committee have purchased the kit sets. Thankfully our very talented resident Wally Martin has put one together for us, now on display by The Point car park. These plots will be divided in half, two residents per plot, much larger than the old ones. 
Please fill out a request if you’re interested. These will be located up by the current veggie plots. Keep in mind that you will be required to maintain these plots, long term, of no less than 1 year. 
Our contractor Rahopara have been busy clearing the bank along the seaward area from the beach track through to the library which will be planted out with colourful ground cover. Included in their contract are The Terrace above the retaining wall right along where there is height restrictions in place. The bank and top of the retaining wall at the service road area facing Conlon Lane, and last but not least The Point areas from Cliffview through to the beach track entrance. 
Speaking of the beach track. Please take extra care if you’re intending to go down there, as it is very slippery at the moment. 
Finally a big thank you for all the lovely cards and letters I have received. My surgery went well and I will be back in the beginning of July part-time supporting my team doing admin only. 
So unfortunately I won’t be in the gardens, but will be here for any questions or queries you may have. 

Till next time 
Take care and keep warm. 
Looking forward to catching up with you all soon. 
Your Garden team
Simone, David and Jack. 

CALL FOR FABULOUS FRIENDSHIP STORIES
It’s International Day of Friendship on 30 July and the Metlifecare PR team are planning on putting a story together about friendship within our villages.

We have heard a heart-warming story from The Poynton of a new resident who moved in to join friends who already live there. One of the residents is a childhood friend she’s had since the age of 11 – so around 50-60 years of friendship.

We’re on the look-out for other similar stories from our villages. If you have some examples of touching, fabulous friendships, please email more@metlifecare.co.nz - the earlier the better - so we can follow up and create a really great story.

REMINDER TO RESIDENTS
To not park in mobility parks unless they have the correct permit on display.

GYMN
Just a reminder that guests are not permitted to use our gym at any time. This is a RESIDENT ONLY amenity. Guests are only allowed to use our pool if accompanied by a resident at all times. Thank you

PARKING IN FRONT OF RECEPTION
Now we have had our reception garden renovated by wonderful Pinesong residents, could we please refrain from parking on the broad white lines so that everyone coming into the village can enjoy it.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

MOBILE LIBRARY
Please be advised the Mobile Library is here every Monday at the Main Gate from 9am - 10.30am

POSTAGE PRICE INCREASES
Prices are now as follows:

  • Local - $1.30
  • Australia - $2.60
  • UK & Other - $3.30


PLEASE REMIND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES THAT OUR SPEED LIMIT IS 15KPM



Residents' Notices



NOSTALGIA 2019

The dates for our Nostalgia show’s this year are Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July at 7pm.
Bob Helleur 4W

SUNDAY @ 3
Pinesong’s Church Services
Where:
Bayview Lounge
When: Sunday 21st July at 3.00pm
Speaker: Deryck Hunt
Soloists: Barbara Hunt & June Hooper
Our service this month is ONE WEEK EARLIER than usual, as we had to bring it forward so as not to clash with the Nostalgia concert. I will be speaking on this occasion and Barbara and June will be singing. Join us also for our much loved hymn singing followed by a good chat over Tea/Coffee
and biscuits. A warm welcome to everyone.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.
Deryck Hunt 817-3755

OPERA APPRECIATION
The next meeting of our group will be at 10am on Friday 26th July in the Matai room. This time we will be watching part 2 of Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
All welcome
Kate Methven 817 9804

MUSIC APPRECIATION
The next meeting of our group will be held on Wednesday 7th August at 7pm in Bayview lounge. Mel from Marbecks will be along with his usual varied programme for our enjoyment. If you would like to stay for supper please bring along a small plate to share. A gold coin donation would be appreciated. All welcome.
Dorothy White & Kate Methven

RESIDENTS COMMITTEE
Hi Everyone,
With so many new Residents in the Village, it would be great if we wore our NAME BADGES to Village events, for easy identification.
Let’s start tomorrow at our General Meeting.
Sue Harris [Committee Chairperson]

RESIDENTS BIRTHDAY AFTERNOON TEA
The Residents Birthday afternoon tea will take place on Monday July 29th in the café.
The July speaker will be Angela Caughey. Angela is a relative of Celia Caughey who entertained us a few months ago.
Angela will be speaking about
14 Steps to Brain Health. Angela has written 4 books about aging health and has read widely about theories on how to avoid dementia. Research is slowly identifying factors which can lead to this illness of the brain. Angela will talk about how to live to avoid developing a chronic illness of the brain. I think many of us would be interested in hearing Angela and what we can learn from her.
I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 29th of July
Cheers Joan Gasparich

RESIDENTS’ BARBECUE 6.15PM SEABREEZE
WEDNESDAY, 24TH JULY 2019
SOLD OUT
Mary Lovelock
Phone: 817 9552

MIDWINTER AT THE BAR
IT’S MULLED WINE TIME AGAIN
JULY 19
TH AKAROA DINNER DATE
MADE TO OUR OWN POPULAR RECIPE with 7 secret spices
$4 a glass
Drink up and be merry!

PINESONG WEARABLE ARTS FASHION PARADE
SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday 11th September
We are planning our own Wearable Arts Fashion Parade where we hope you will get involved. To make it easy for you we have decided on a theme, which is THE GARDEN.

We are asking you to get together in groups, or if you prefer individuals, and create a costume relating to something you would see or find in the garden. Your creation could be made from material, paper, cardboard, flowers etc. IT DOES NOT have to be recyclable materials.

If you have any questions please ring me on the number below.

Let's make this a fun afternoon, get started and be creative.
Delwyn Battersby and team. Ph. 817 8636.

NU2U
I would like to take this opportunity to thank some people who have helped us to get started on this project. Jacqui, Heather Kearn’s daughter who designed and printed our price cards. Roger Pagani of Pagani Clothing, who gave us our clothing racks and hangers. Katie for her encouragement and support. Mark for supplying us with storage and working hard to tidy it up. Robin for our fliers and advertising. Judy for creating an atmosphere with her piano playing. The team of ladies who appear every Wednesday morning with a fresh supply of clothes etc. Last but not least all the ladies who keep donating their goods - keep it up! I love seeing the bags of goodies at my door when I come home. At the end of our first month I shall let you know how much money we have collected, thanks to your support. Regards Jean Piper & the Nu2u team. 8179054  pipers@xtra.co.nz

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
We are putting together a display for the Pinesong 20th Birthday celebrations on the 9th August. To add interest and make it more personal for residents, photographs of village life over the years are needed. We have sourced some but would like more!
If you have photographs that you know would add interest to the display, we would like to "borrow" them! They will be scanned and the original photo returned to you ASAP.
Photographs can be left with Katrina at Reception. Please include your name, phone number, and a brief caption for your photograph (s). A date would also be helpful to position it on the "timeline".
Many thanks, Pam Choat,
817 4826  or  email 
gandpchoat@xtra.co.nz

TABLE TENNIS SINGLES COMPETITION
Now that we are well-settled into our "home", the Kauri Room, it is time to revive our Singles Competition. Everyone is welcome to enter - you just need to write your name and phone number on the entry list that is on our notice board.
The draw will take place before play on Thursday 11th July. Entries close by lunchtime that day, with the usual entry fee of $2 to Ken.
So get your name down before the 11th July.......we look forward to some great battles!
Pam 817 4826 and Ken 816 8445

HEARING LIFE
Hearing Life Green Bay are offering a FREE clinic to check and clean hearing aids.
This service will be the 3
rd Friday of every month in the Rata room, ground floor Seabreeze 10.30am – 11.30am.
Starting Friday 16
th August.

ZUMBA
Will be back on Friday 26th July at 9.30am in the Seabreeze lounge. Why not come and join us – everybody welcome Hilary 817 6555  or  Janet   021 252 1471

MUSIC APPRECIATION
The next meeting of our group will be on Friday 28
th June at 10am in the Matai room.
This month we will be viewing La Cenerentola soprano Elina Garanca in the title role.
All welcome.
Kate Methven Ph 817 9804

FROM THE COMMITTEE

Hi everyone.

Just an update on some of the things happening in our Village.
After nearly 6 years as Convener of the Indoor Bowls group, Clive Coleman has resigned. We owe him a huge THANK YOU, for the work he has done, on Wednesday nights and Thursday afternoons. He has done a FANTASTIC job! Not only has he convened the Bowls group, but he has given time, to help Skevi, with the Serviced Apartment Residents, on their Bowls mornings. Enjoy your time off Clive.
The Indoor Bowls group had a meeting, on Monday and Freda Holes has offered to convene the group, for which they are very grateful. Thank you Freda.
One of the great things about Indoor Bowls is you can play it in ALL WEATHERS. They are looking to bolster numbers. If you are new in the Village or just want to have fun, with a welcoming group of mildly competitive group....pop along.
A new petanque court is due to be laid. They too are looking for new players. It’s not so warm, but it is fun. Give it a go.

In a Village this big, there are things that are misunderstood. To clarify one of those misunderstandings....Carole Fausett has not resigned from the Committee, she has resigned from the Garden Circle.
If you have ANY problems concerning the Committee please get in touch with me, or the Member concerned.
Sue Harris [Committee Chairperson]

INDOOR BOWLS (all interested parties)
Due to deteriorating health both mine and my wife’s, I propose giving up the indoor bowls convenorship. To this end Sue Harris has agreed to chair an “All interested parties” meeting in the Seabreeze lounge at 10am on Monday 10th June.
Clive Coleman

WILD WILD WEST

I want to express how wonderful the evening was on Saturday night and what a great effort the team did to decorate and run this fun night.
But what a pity so many residents did not manage to make it, they sure missed a lot of fun.
Well done team.
Aileen Keery and friends.

GIVE A KID A BLANKET
This charity is asking for bedding again I collected about 60 last year but maybe there are more available. All gratefully received.
Trish Richards 8173758 The Point.

“ON THE BUSES”
Our next trip will be an excursion to Pukekohe on Wednesday 19th June - mark your diaries. Although the surrounding horticultural land is being overtaken by urban sprawl, Pukekohe is still a country town at heart and is well worth a visit as it offers a pleasant change from suburban shopping malls. Trip details will be provided later.                                                    
Terry  Debenham 9W - Ph 817 0509

CRIBBAGE
We are looking for new players so please come and join us in Bayview lounge on a Monday afternoon at 2pm. Even if you have not played before you are welcome as tuition will be given.
Daphne Freeman 816 8031

VILLAGE SHOP
We are looking for a volunteer to assist us by doing our weekly shop at New World. This usually consists of two shopping bags of groceries which would then need to be priced and placed on the shelves in the Village Shop. The pricing is not difficult as it is usually just copied from the New World receipt.
 If you can spare approximately an hour a week to assist us this would be really appreciated.
Please phone
Joslyn Tierney
Phone 817 5799

TABLE TENNIS SINGLES COMPETITION
Now that we are well-settled into our "home", the Kauri Room, it is time to revive our Singles Competition. Everyone is welcome to enter - you just need to write your name and phone number on the entry list that is on our notice board.
The draw will take place before play on Thursday 11th July. Entries close by lunchtime that day, with the usual entry fee of $2 to Ken.
So get your name down before the 11th July.......we look forward to some great battles!
Pam 817 4826 and Ken 816 8445

MAH-JONG
Have you ever wanted to learn Mah-jong or to pick it up again after some time?
We have 3 sessions of Mah-jong, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 to 12 in the Matai Room.
On Thursdays one of the tables is a beginners group and I will be coaching newer and returning players who wish to re-join a group. We have a few people interested so I will working with people on Thursdays, except for the first Thursday of the month which is normally Book Club for me.
We are more social than serious so we play and then normally have lunch together in the café for those who wish to join us.
Whenever you like please come along and see how the games go. Previous experience is NOT required.
We would particularly welcome newer residents and at this early stage of the year it is quite a relaxed time.
If you have questions just call me on 8173726.
Margaret Fidow 43 Manukau

PETANQUE
Would love to see our old players plus new ones.
Come on men come along and give it a go also.
We now have a brand new umbrella to keep us in the shade.
We play every Monday starting at 1.50pm till around 2.50pm.
Freda MK24 817 4300

UNWANTED
Hi everyone
If anyone has any unwanted yarn, needles etc.. could you please donate it to Activities on level 2 Seabreeze.
Many regards
Skevi Kourti Activities co-codinator


MOVE with MIRA!!
Come along for a 30 minute workout with Mira. Improve your posture and balance. Build a stronger more flexible you and have fun while you do it!
(NB: Chairs will be used. Seated and standing exercise.)
Thursdays 9.15am in Seabreeze lounge.
See you there!

SCRAPBOOKING
Scrapbooking Craft day 1st Friday of the month.
Scrapbooking is putting photos into albums sorting or framing even if you do on tablet come and join
Us and if you have any other craft you are doing you are welcome to join us
Time 9.30am to 12pm longer if you wish.
Ph Tina on 817 1940


GARDEN CIRCLE
The temperature has dropped these last few days which doesn't encourage much activity outdoors. Keeping warm and snuggly is more my thing and trying not to catch any of the bugs that are going around. It is going to be a busy couple of weeks around the village with residents working for Nostalgia, so exciting. I just want to let you all know that we will be having our July Garden Circle meeting, Wednesday 3rd July, in the Matai Room, at 2pm. All residents are welcome to come along for a catch-up and a natter.
Aileen Keery - 817 3399

BRIDGE
We are a nice friendly group of players but our numbers are dwindling. If anyone is interested in joining us please phone me. We play on Saturdays from 1-4pm and on quiz days till 3.45pm. We also welcome outsiders to make up our numbers. We will be starting again on Saturday 26th January in the Matai Room.
Althea Morley 20 Peninsula – 817-5666

CROQUET@PINESONG
A ‘Centrecourt’-sized gallery on Sunday afternoon watched the finals of the Kumfs Cup singles croquet competition. Terry Adolph won with Judy Horder runner-up. This means that it is time to get entries for the Drawn Pairs. The list will be up at the croquet shed until Friday 7th June with the draw at 2pm on Monday the 10th. New players will be slightly seeded to avoid them playing together. Now is the time to get signed up!

The croquet green is available to all residents and their visitors at any other time and we have a shortened mallet for children to use. Balls and mallets are in the croquet shed so please use them and have fun!
Janet Cross. 4 Manukau 817 6066

INDOOR BOWLS GROUP
The indoor bowls group meet twice a week in the Seabreeze lounge to play bowls for fun and social interaction.
Wednesday 6.50pm – approx. 8.20pm
Thursday 1.50pm – approx. 2.50pm
Followed by afternoon tea (players each bring a small plate)
We are hoping to attract past and new players (instruction can be given as required).
Who would like to try this activity?
Anyone interested should contact the group convener,
Clive Coleman on 817 1971 for more information.

AQUACISE GROUP:
Our friendly group meets at 9am on Tuesday and Friday mornings for 30 minutes of gentle pool exercises and all are welcome to attend. Always look forward to greeting new faces.
Noel Clark Ph. 8154116

SENIOURNET WEST AUCKLAND
Have moved premises to the RSA, Railside Avenue Henderson; parking available. Handy to train, buses and the Mall. Help and Information days held 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.00am to 12 noon.
If you need help with your computer/device or a refresher on something you have forgotten, don't hesitate to call in and see us.
Windows, Apple and Android systems covered.
Phone 837 7600.

KNITTERS NEWS
A wonderful mixture of rugs, jumpers, cardigans, hats and slippers is to be delivered by the time this issue of the 'Press' goes to print. All items being most useful in this cooler weather we are now experiencing.
But there is a big BUT this time. A few weeks ago I attempted to 'pull back' from what I have now done for the past ten years, but it's just not working for me so I have chosen to relinquish my position as 'the wool lady'.
Those of you who may wish to continue knitting can still deliver your donations to the Maternity Ward Reception at Waitakere Hospital and they will pass garments on to where they would be most appreciated, should that be necessary.
Any remaining wools I have, will be donated to the local Hospice as they have their own busy knitting groups who can make good use of any yarns available.
I thank all the willing workers most sincerely for the hard work as well as the quality of the garments you have made for our most worthy cause. Your dedication has been memorable.
Thanks again,
Anne Clarke 021 1128523

SNOOKER AND POOL
Looking for new players of any level to join our group.
Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm in the Snooker room next to the bar in Seabreeze lounge next to the bar.
Any further information please call
Bill Mules 827 4747

CARD MAKING GROUP
In the craft room. For 2 hours on Thursday mornings 10-12pm.
Also we have greeting cards on sale at the same time.
Come and have a look or join us and make your own, its fun.
Norma Lee

THE BLOKES SHED
This is a facility for use by all capable residents of Pinesong. Ladies this includes you, please feel free to avail yourself of a remarkable DIY area with a wide range of equipment.
To keep us safe, all users of the Blokes Shed are requested to follow our Housekeeping Rules. As displayed on the entrance door.
  • Only residents of Metlifecare Pinesong may use the amenities in this workshop.
  • Prior to using the workshop you must have signed an “Authority and Disclaimer Form”. These are available at Reception.
  • To gain access to the “Blokes Shed” only one key is available from reception. You must have already signed an “Authority and Disclaimer Form” .
  • You are then required to “personally sign in and sign out for the key each time you visit the shed. Individual keys will not be issued.
  • If you wish to donate an item, please contact Evan Rudolph (Assistant Manager) or Mark Leaf (Maintenance) in the first instance. Please do not take items directly to the Workshop.
  • Please be aware that any donated item will become part of the facility and may be stored, used or discarded at any time.
  • Please respect other users CLEAN UP THE WORK AREA AFTER USE.


USE OF THE FITNESS CENTRE
Anyone is free to use it or course. Other users just ask you to please leave it as you find it – that means windows closed so they are not left open all night. Makes it cold for Charlie Bish and a few other early risers!

If you need help to use any equipment I am quite prepared to show you how on an “all care but no responsibility” basis! Just give me a call and we will arrange a time.
Tony Cross 817 6066

AA SENIOR DRIVING COURSE
Keep Your Freedom and Independence
Are you a member of the AA? Are you 80 plus? 
Did you know that you can book a FREE in-car coaching session? A few days ago I made use of this service and was mightily impressed. An AA driving instructor came to the village, we drove in my car for a whole hour while she observed my driving style. Before we took off she checked the following: 1) vehicle check, 2) cockpit drill, then while driving, 3) communicating and signalling, 4) car control, 5) hazard identification,6.tips, hints and feedback. My correct seating position was also checked. If this is for you: Phone 0800 223 748 or go to: aa.co.nz/senior-driver and make an appointment. My instructor was Shifali Patel. The whole session was well worth the time it took. And pleasant!
Margaret Topzand, 817 3893

TITIRANGI RSA DINNERS
Our amazing dinners include a $20 buffet with roast vegetables or salad with also a Dessert included. We have a courtesy van that runs every hour on the hour on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which goes directly to your door to pick up anyone willing to join us here at the RSA. They also get dropped back when they are ready to go home. To book for this just make a phone call and let us know how many and what time  817-6415.
We have regular exciting entertainment, comedy nights, open mic nights and fundraisers. Every second Friday we have live music, for example Shane and the Shazam! band Is performing Tomorrow from 8.00pm which is $10 a ticket, and coming up we have a Dire straits tribute band in June. The RSA puts on entertaining Quiz Nights every second Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm and the last Thursday of the month we have a lunchtime quiz at 1.30pm which is always a good laugh. We have many activities available such as a golf, pool, snooker, darts and fishing. Every couple of months The fishing and golf sections go out on day or over night trips, which they all enjoy. We also have 500 club where they meet every Tuesday around 1.00pm.  
 
For pictures of upcoming events you can check out our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/titirangirsa/?ref=bookmarks
Laura Richardson

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OUR LOCAL LIBRARIES?
In September Glen Eden and Titirangi Libraries will be part of the
Going West Festival celebrating language and literature. 
Elspeth Sandys is a prizewinning author and Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for her services to literature.  She writes fiction and short stories as well as for stage. Her talk is entitled
Fact and Fiction: A Disputed Border.
Glen Eden Library: Tuesday 11
th September 6.30pm or Titirangi Library: Thursday 13th September 11am

HERALD PRICE INCREASE
Effective Monday 1st July
Weekday - $3.50
Weekend - $4.00
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Village Care Centre Clinic



COMPLIMENTARY NURSE CLINIC
We have a complimentary nurse clinic on a Tuesday and Friday morning from 10.30am – 11.30am to check your blood pressure and talk through any concerns you may have. We can also provide other services at the clinic such as wound care and injections and a fee is on-charged to cover materials. If your wound is covered by ACC the charge for the dressing is free of charge. If you visit the nurse outside of the clinic hours a registered nurse consult fee will apply, plus cost of materials.
If you have any questions about service costs please ask. Seabreeze Level 2.


For those of you who have either pendant or wrist call bells, could you please make sure that you are wearing them.
Over the past few weeks, we have had residents fall in their apartments and they have either crawled to their phone to contact family, or staff have routinely attended to administer medications or assist the resident with cares and found the person on the floor.
Pendants have been in drawers, on the bedside table or several other places, but have not been with the resident.
The staff are here to assist you in any way they can, but if we do not know you have fallen, then we cannot help.
Linda G

ECARE
Sonja from Ecare is visiting
Monday 5th August at 10am
on Level 2
Ecare is a self-monitoring of weight and blood pressure. If you’d like to know how to do it please come along.

PODIATRIST CLINIC
The 3rd Tuesday of every month.
The next Podiatry visit is 20th August 2019.
This will be in the Beauty therapy room ground floor.
Please contact reception for an appointment.

PARKINSONS MEETING
Please be advised the next Parkinsons meeting is on
Wednesday 24th July

in the Kauri room at 1pm.
SW Waitakere DHB
Family and friends are also welcome.

PINESONG BEAUTY
Please note that my afterhours phone number is now 0272 898338
Thanks Kimberley

HOSPITAL SHUTTLES
St. Johns hospital Shuttle for:

Waitakere
Book 3 days ahead of appointment.
0800 000 606
$10 return

Greenlane hospital
Auckland hospital
North Shore hospital:
Book 3 days in advance.
0800 809 342
9.30-4pm
$6.00 each way

DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE AND PREVENT FALLS?
Hi everyone, we are looking for 8 people to take part in a strength and balance trail using a electronic device (provided) featuring 6 exercises that have been taught to thousands of people across the Auckland region. Quintin Derham the Tai Chi teacher at Pinesong has developed a programme that is easy to follow and can be practised each day at your home.

A group of people have already used the device and found it really useful for improving balance and easy to follow.

Next Tuesday (21st November) at 9.50am after the Tai Chi class in the main hall Quintin will be meeting people to discuss the programme and get you started. 

If you want to improve your balance and stability then here is a wonderful opportunity to get started. If you are interested please contact Quintin on 021 536768 or email
quintinderham@gmail.com

PHYSIO – Advanced Rehab
Please note Rachael Andrews has left Advanced Rehab and there will no longer be a physio clinic here at Pinesong on Tuesday or Thursday in our Wellness Clinic.
For an appointment, please contact Shivani who will continue to provide a clinic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 3.30pm.
Reception

CHIROPRACTOR
Tim Archer, a registered Chiropractor, has seen me regarding his chiropractor services. Tim is able to come into the village to see residents. Tim uses an activator adjustment instrument to deliver chiropractor adjustments, making it very gentle and comfortable for patients. If you are interested in seeing Tim could you please call me on 817 0653, as I would like to have an idea of resident numbers before we proceed any further.
Leanne MacDonald, Care Services Manager

REFLEXOLOGY
Raewyn Coburn who did her placement at Pinesong last year for her refloxology training  is now offering reflexology service for the village residents every Tuesday and Thursdays on level 2 of Seabreeze.  Anyone wanting an appointment please contact her directly. Her email address
raewyn.auckland@gmail.com, mobile: 0211710807 or home number 8176089.


LABTESTS CLINIC AT PINESONG
Please note Labtests have advised that for all future blood tests every resident must have their doctor; nurse or medical practice ring, fax or email Labtests first to book an appointment if wanting a bloodtest done here at the village.
This is regardless of whether it is done at reception on our clinic days Mon/Wed/Fri at 2.30pm or a home visit, this will be the procedure going forward, sorry no exceptions!


Cafe' 66



Restaurant Notice



Our winter warmer soups made every morning from fresh vegetables & herbs this week we have:   
Monday - Leek & Potato Soup
Tuesday - Pumpkin Soup
Wednesday - Pea & Ham Soup
Thursday - Smoked Hoki & Sweetcorn Chowder
Friday - Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Saturday - Beef & Barley Broth
Sunday - Tomato Soup
All soups served with side toast.
Dine in or take away.
All soups are $6.50.  
Available from 11.30am at the café.
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Hi,

As the creator and manager of this website I have endeavored to portray the everyday life and activities of our village from the
residents' perspective.

Your comments and contributions are welcome and to this end I invite you to use the
'Contact Us' page.

Deryck Hunt