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Hello to All,

The month of March has yet again been another very busy month.

The village Health, Wellbeing & Lifestyle Expo last week was well attended and
the feedback so far from residents was that it was very informative and a very
worth while exercise for the village.

We also had our Australian Unity working bee earlier this month. 18 of our senior
management including Kevin McCoy (CEO Independent & Assisted Living) and Suzanne Dvorak (EGM
residential Communities) completed various tasks around the Village and Aged Care facility; it was great to see
so much enthusiasm by the team.

A big thankyou to the retiring Resident Committee members for their tireless work throughout the year and I
would especially like to thank David Eynon & Barry Joy who have stepped away from Committee duties this
year and congratulate our new Committee for the coming year. I look forward to working closely with you.

The removal of several trees along our boundary now lies with Whitehorse Council. We received the arborist
report and this was sent straight to Council with a letter from our legal department asking council to allow us to
comply with the recommendations of the report. We have followed up Council and reiterated our concerns.
They have advised us that they are reviewing our application and will have a response to us after Easter - I will
keep you informed. Please continue to take care around the trees.

We know how disappointed many resident’s are that Anna has had to retire from the Get Up and Move
Exercise Class and the Aqua Aerobics Class. The administration team is in the throws of organising an
instructor for both the Exercise Classes and the Aqua Aerobics. We will keep you informed and hope to have
the positions filled ASAP.

I hope you all have a happy and safe Easter. The Office will be closed from Good Friday and re-open on
Tuesday 3rd March.

Phil Giles, Village Manager

Village Office, Community Centre Phone: 9955 4255


502-514 Burwood Highway, Vermont South Email: _vicgrange_villagereception@australianunity.com.au
on’t forget to partake in our regular services at Victoria Grange with our wonderful providers. Below is a list of their
Vic
contactGrange Regular Services
names and numbers:

Aqua Aerobics To be notified


Beautician Karryn Jones 0425 267 895 Tuesdays
Get Up & Move To be notified
Hairdresser Alisha Heffernan 0409 256 499 Tuesday & Fridays
Massage Lia Scomazzon 0401 052 019 Every 2nd Friday of month
Tai Chi Jane Monk 0416 279 811 Mondays 11.00am
PODIATRY (Thursdays) – 12th & 26th of April

BUS TRIPS

Small Bus Trip


When: Friday 6th April
Where: SPC Factory Bayswater & Morning Tea, Bushy Park Fruit & Veg
Time: 9.30am.
Contact: Bryan (U29)

Walking Group
When: Friday 13th April
Where: Liverpool Retarding Basin
Time: 9.30am
Contact: Christine (U67)
Carpooling if necessary

Men’s Group Bus Trip


When: Tuesday, 17th April
Where: Parliament House and The Shrine
Time: 9.30am
Contact: Trevor (U10)

All day bus trip


When: Friday 20th April
Where: Peninsula Honey Farm & own lunch in Mornington
Time: 9.30am
Cost: $11.00 to $13.00
Contact: Lin Paice (U15)
There will be a talk on all things bees and honey at the farm where many and varied honey products can be viewed and
purchased. Bus will leave at 9.30 a.m.

APRIL EVENTS / ACTIVITIES


In date order
Movie Musicals on Sunday
No Musical due to it being Easter long weekend

Easter Public Holidays – 2nd April / Office Closed

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Annual Smoke Alarm Testing / Comverge
The annual alarm testing by Comverge will commence on Monday 9th April and go through till Thursday 19th April. You
will have received an email or notice regarding the process.

Units 1 – 10 9th April 8.00am – 1.00pm


Units 11 – 18 9th April 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Units 19 – 30 11th April 8.00am – 1.00pm
Units 31 – 38 11th April 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Units 39 – 50 13th April 8.00am – 1.00pm
Units 51 – 58 13th April 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Units 59 – 72 17th April 8.00am – 1.00pm
Apts 73 – 85 17th April 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Apts 86 – 99 19th April 8.00am – 1.00pm
Apts 100 – 111 19th April 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Social Club Meeting (all welcome)


When: Monday 9th April
Where: Community Centre
Time: 3.30pm

Resident Representative Meeting


(Committee Members only)
When: Tuesday 10th April
Where: Community Centre
Time: 7.30pm

Equip 4 Life – Follow up session (for those who participated in the program)
When: Wednesday 11th April
Time: 12.30 – 2.00pm
Where: Community Centre
Contact: Phil Giles or Reception

The Life! Healthy Lifestyle Program was conducted here at Victoria Grange last year with great success! The Life!
Program is now offering a one-off free follow up session, scheduled here at Victoria Grange for Wednesday April 11th
from 12:30pm to 2pm. This one-off session is part of a pilot to ascertain whether adding an extra session onto the
program will be beneficial to any future programs. Anyone who attended the program last year is invited to attend, and
you will receive further resources and new information to equip you to maintain a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating
and exercise.

Community Meal
When: Friday 13th April
Meal: Roast Meat, vegies, salads & deserts
Entertainment: “Beach Boys” cover
Cost: $25.00 pp
Where: Community Centre
Sign up sheet in CC and money due to Margaret Sampson (U33) by Friday 6 th
April 2018. All residents most welcome, whether you have been here for a long
time or a short time.
The meal is being supplied by a new caterer, Overton Catering who a number of people have recommended as
providing a delicious meal that is actually cooked on the premises. Reading the menu that they offer, we were all

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salivating and the chef has had many years experience at very well known places including the RACV, NGV and the
Melbourne Cricket Club.
On finishing our meal, we are going to be entertained by Alex Kyle who specialises in swing, rock & roll and the Beach
boys. We have decided to have a beach/surfing/ Beach Boys theme and if you would like to dress up in muu muu’s ,
Hawaiian shirts or something of that era, it should be great fun (don’t feel that you have to dress up).
Cost for the night is $25.00 per person which is extremely reasonable. The bar will be open as drinks are not included.
The Social Club are offsetting costs for this night so sign up on the sheet in the CC for a really fun-filled time that you
have helped pay for through the bar and other social club events.

Walking Group
When: Friday 13th April
Where: Liverpool Retarding Basin
Contact: Christine (U67)

Movie Night
When: Saturday 14th April
Movie: Best in Show
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Community Centre
Contact: Terry (U6)

The April 14 movie will be a 2000 American Comedy “Best in Show”, which profiles prize-winning dogs and their owners
as they prepare to contest the annual show. The owners (and handlers) of five show dogs head for the Mayflower
Kennel Club Dog Show. A film crew interviews them as they prepare for the trip, arrive at Philly's Taft Hotel, and
compete. The dog show brings out the essence of the humans. But who will be best in show?
Fire Drill and Fire Warden Training – 16th April

For all our Fire Wardens we will be having training on Monday 16th April from 10am to
12pm by Emcorp.

We will be having practical training, setting off alarms and evacuating the community
centre as well as using fire extinguishers.

Any residents that would like to be involved and be part of the evacuation are welcome to attend.
Please contact Phil Giles if you have any queries.

Men’s Group Bus Trip – 17th April


The bus will leave the Village at 9.30am for a visit to Parliament House and then onto the Shrine.
11.00 – 12.00 Tour of Parliament House with PH guide and Local Member Neil Angus.
12.15 Members Dining Room for lunch
1.40 Meet Guide at the Shrine for a 45 minute escorted tour
3.00 Leave Shrine for home.

Music Night
When: Tuesday 17th April
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Community Centre
Contact: Terry (6)
The theme will be “vegetable music!!” (A clue – the three categories of matter are animal, vegetable and mineral.) This is
intended to be a challenge, to see who can come up with the most ingenious selection.

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OPUS plus
When: Saturday 21st April
What: “Andrea Chenier” Umberto Giordano
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Community Centre
Contact: Guenter (U66) or Barry (A82)
Bar opens at 6.45pm . . . come and enjoy a pre-show drink & chat.

Anzac Day – April 25th


The service for Anzac Day will be held on Wednesday 25th April at 1.30pm in the
community centre. This allows for plenty of seating plus inclement weather.

The service will be followed by a sausage sizzle of bread, sauce, sausages or


hamburgers. A notice will be going up very shortly in the CC if you would like to
come along. Cost is $2.00 per sausage/hamburger and bring your own salad,
nibbles and drinks etc.

The bar will not be open.

Luncheon Group
When: Friday April 27th
Time: 12.00noon
Where: Bucatini Restaurant & Bar. BYO wine only
454-456 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham Victoria 3132 ·
Contact: Christine U67

Happy Hour with Michael Sukkar (State Member of Parliament)


When: Friday April 27th
Where: Happy Hour
Time: 5.00pm

Michael Sukkar has requested to meet with the Resident’s of Victoria Grange and have a general chat. Michael is very
easy going and easy to chat to.

THEATRE GROUP

June City Show : Wizard of OZ, Regent Theatre – Wednesday 13th June (ALL PLACES ARE FILLED)

Morning Melodies – Whitehorse – 20th June (1 place available)


SHOW: A Tribute to “OL” Blue Eyes
DATE: 20th June 2018.
TIME: 11.00am
COST: $17.00 pp

The next morning melodies show at Whitehorse is: A TRIBUTE to “OL’ BLUE EYES”. (Frank Sinatra), starring Philip
Gould and Michelle Fitzmaurice. They will sing and dance their way through 22 hits. The show is beautifully narrated
and includes a backdrop of stills from his life. Lots of his hit songs including “New York New York” “I Did it My Way” and
memories from movies.

Sign up sheet on notice board in CC. Payment to RUTH (Apt 79) or BEV (U11) by 13th April.

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Morning Melodies – Whitehorse – 18th July
SHOW: Livy and Pete
DATE: Wednesday 18th July
TIME: 11.00am
COST: $17.00 pp

A tribute to Olivia Newton John and Peter Allan. Helpmann


award winner Michael Griffiths and cabaret darling Amelia
Ryan will sing their way through many songs including Rio,
Tenterfield, I Honestly Love You.

Payment to Ruth (A79) or Bev (U11) by Friday 11th May.

Memoirs Group
The Memoirs Group will be meeting on the following dates. Everyone from the Village is most welcome to attend.
Share your memories and take delight in hearing everyone else’s memories and previous lifestyles.

Thursday 19th April Thursday 19th July Thursday 18th October


Thursday 17th May Thursday 16th August Thursday 15th November
Thursday 21st June Thursday 20th September

Last
Steps to amonths round
Higher Quality life”- 16th Augustup
2017

All Day Bus Trip


Aladdin and his adventures have never looked more exciting! 13 Village Residents travelled to Frankston on Friday 16th
March to view these amazing creations. I think they get better every year and I hope the photographs do them
justice. They were created by 21 Australian and International sculptors who worked for 22 days in all weather conditions
and created this magical exhibition.

We then went to the McClelland Art Gallery for a delightful lunch and walk around their very interesting sculpture (not
sand!) garden.

The weather was perfect and it was a most enjoyable outing.

Book Club (Every 1st Wednesday of the mth 4.00pm)


At our last meeting we enjoyed an explanation by Barry Joy about how to self publish using Amazon. Thank you to Barry
for the talk and also for the handout.
Some books discussed were:
“The Rag Tag Fleet” Ian Shaw shows that the USA used civilians and their boats/ships during WW2 which aided the
allied effort. Nonfiction.
“Shame” Thomas Keneally writes about the famous outbreak by Australian held Japanese prisoners of war at Cowra.
Nonfiction.
“Open” Andre Agassi relates his journey to becoming a highly successful tennis player who then moved on with his life.
Biography.
“Unbreakable” Jelena Dokic This is a sad story of abuse while becoming a darling of the tennis circuit and of her
recovery. Biography.

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“Wonder” Emma Donahue This fiction is set in 1850’s Ireland and is an absorbing story of rural life, nursing and family
values.
“The House By The Sea” Enjoyable fiction.
As you can see we include a variety of reading experiences. Please feel welcome to join the next discussion.
Josephine Hale (U60)

Lawn Bowls 2018.


Inter Village Round Robin.
Considering the size of our Village and the fact that we have to play all of our games away, the team is travelling as
expected this season, steadily picking up points against villages with much more experienced bowlers.
Derek Mullett Trophy.
This years competition is now under way with all elimination matches played and the following forward programme:
• Round of 16 played by Sunday 8th April
• Quarter finals played by Sunday 15th April
• Semi finals played by Sunday 22nd April
• Final Sunday 29th April.
Spectators are welcome at the Final commencing at 2.00pm.
Pairs Competition.
The typed-up entry list for the pairs competition is now displayed on the Notice Board. Late entries will be accepted up
until Sunday 15th April.
The draw will be made by the Bowling Committee on Thursday 19th April, and the fixture list will be displayed on the
Notice Board by 26th April.
The programme will then be:
Elimination games played by Sunday 6th May.
• Quarter finals played by Sunday 13th May
• Semi finals played by Sunday 20th May
• Final Sunday 27th May.
Pairs Competition.
Another reminder to all bowlers to please use the side rinks for practice to help spread the wear on the green surface.

Kiosk Report – Coral (A93)


Hello everyone, short and sweet report this month.
The green tomatoes that Brian said were available before the plants were ripped out have now been turned into green
tomato pickles by Muriel. They are $3 a jar and I can vouch for them having put them in a cheese and pickle sandwich!!

We still have marmalades for sale and lemon curd. Cheats lemon tart; buy the tart cases from the supermarket, fill with
lemon curd and dust with icing sugar.
The Kiosk report seems to get lost in the Social Club, maybe I don’t jump up fast enough...however at the 14 th March our
cash on hand was $112.65 after handing $300 to the Social Club in early March. Yesterday morning our cash on hand
was $203. Thanks to all for their patronage and have a safe Easter.

Library News
* The magazine bench is going to display recent editions of popular magazines (2018 +) Please enjoy the read and then
return for others to read. If anyone has regular subscriptions to magazines we would be pleased to receive them when
you are finished (just place them in the returns box)

* Recent books to the shelves include: Truth by Peter Temple, A Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney,
Breath by Tom Winton, The Whistler by John Grisham, and The Dry by Jane Harper

New books will be displayed in a book shelf in the reading room to make them easy to find.

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EXPO 2018 (from the Residents)
Many residents who attended the Health and Wellbeing Expo wish to thank Phil and his administration staff for exposing
villages to such an informative and fantastic afternoon. Phil needs to be congratulated for such an outstanding display
of his initiative.

Music Night ( 3rd Tuesday of mth 7.30pm CC)


At the March Music Night we had a Magical Mystery Tour presented by Loraine Baldock and Jay Boag. We heard some
Morning-Melodies-Type music and racked our brains to remember who sang or played them, or other questions to
check if we were listening properly! We also had some music from Swan Lake, Peer Gynt and others.
Music Nights are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the community Centre, and with our residents'
wide range of musical tastes, we usually hear something to please everyone.
Terry McDowell (Unit 6)

Garden Group (2nd Thursday of mth 9.30am)


The green tomatoes have all been picked and Muriel of Unit 49 has cooked up 18 jars of Green Tomato Pickles. These
are now for sale in the village kiosk. (Thanks Muriel) We now have broad beans growing well along with cabbages.
Another bin of broad beans and spinach were planted this week. Our cyclamens are coming along nicely in my green
house, further details closer to flowering. I have just struck 16 daphne cuttings, further details if they survive the winter.
We currently have $170-00 on hand with a bird net to be purchased shortly. Thanks to all for your support.
Bryan C. Twyford (U29)

Ladies Luncheon at RACV Club Healesville


Twenty six ladies enjoyed a luncheon at the RACV Club on March 7th. I would like to thank Stephanie, Coral and Faye
for providing the additional transport required.
The feedback has been very positive so we will organise another luncheon a little later in the year. Unfortunately at
short notice I was unable to attend. I would like to thank Faye for providing transport in my absence, and Stephanie for
stepping into the breach and ensuring everyone felt at home at the Club. Thanks also goes to Sandra for being such a
willing coach driver.
Bev Laidlaw

Men’s Group Bus Trip (next bus trip 17th April)


On Tuesday 20th March we visited the NGV at Federation Square and enjoyed the new exhibition entitled “Colony
Australia 1770-1861” and “Colony Frontier Wars”.

An amazing collection of original items obtained from private and public collections. The displays included early
paintings, drawings, sculpture, furniture, uniforms, dresses and even taxidermy specimens plus many indigenous
cultural objects. The exhibition will run until 15th July.
Barry McOrist (U19)

Loose Enders (Every Sunday 2.00pm CC)


On Sunday 18th March, a group of us went to the KOGO annual meet up. KOGO (Knit One, Give One) is a charity which
services many other charities around Australia. This year we listened to two speakers. The first was Danielle Ryan-
Gledhill who is Social Service Coordinator for rural and Regional Victoria for St Kilda Mums. St Kilda Mums is an
organisation that rehomes new and pre-loved baby nursery goods to support Victorian families in need. Danielle
receives requests from rural and regional case workers across Victoria and thanks to the support of Victorian Freight
specialists coordinates weekly deliveries for families in need from Gippsland to Mildura. They provide a package with
enough clothes for the first two years of a baby’s life. She said how grateful they were to KOGO for all the
knitted/crocheted baby clothes and blankets that they receive.

Our second speaker was Margaret Thorpe who is the Clinical Care Manager at Sacred heart Community Home in St
Kilda. Margaret is a most compassionate lady who has crated a beautiful aged care haven with residents who have
histories of homelessness, drug addiction, exposure to trauma and social isolation often having no contact with family.
A staggering 40% of residents are under 64. She told us that when a resident arrives, they are given one of the

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knitted/crocheted rugs from KOGO which is theirs to keep and as so many come into the Home with nothing, it is a very
special gift.

KOGO had placed a large ball of wool on every seat with a scarf pattern and we were treated to a delicious morning tea
at the end of the talks. Our little group were all impressed with what we had heard and it is so nice to know that what
you have made is appreciated and you can actually see and hear where the goods end up and how it can add to
someone’s life.

Singles Night (1st Saturday of the mth 6.00pm))


Our March dinner was enjoyed by a group of diners with lots of conversation and laughter involved in the evening. The
notice is up in the CC so if you would like to come along, please add your name to the list before Wednesday 4 th April for
catering purposes. Last month, although only 12 people had put their name down, 18 turned up which was a bit like the
loaves and the fishes but we managed.

Technology Group (3rd Thursday of the mth 7.30pm CC)


The session was well attended. Barry showed a TED video on the future of the Airbus and Jay showed a 'film' on five of
the newest (and most expensive) Smart Watches.
Jay Boag (U24)

Ukulele Group (Every Tuesday 4.00pm, contact: Pene U52)


Again, I thank my husband Des for facilitating the Ukulele Group and also the group for
supporting him by their presence each week, willing to reinforce their skills to date, while
eager to advance by adding new songs to their repertoire. I look forward to returning to this
group again soon and any newcomers can be assured of receiving a warm welcome. No
experience or musical knowledge is required, just a willingness to learn a simple instrument
while having fun.

BIRTHDAY CORNER – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Happy Birthday to the following residents who will celebrate their birthdays in April.

Sue Boag 4th April


Howard Walsh 6th April
Patrick Walsh 7th April
Sallie Marsh 10th April
Verna Marsh 13th April
Ruth Harris 17th April
Graeme Harvey 22nd April
Barbara Versemann 23rd April
Joanne Schmehl 24th April
Di Carter 25th April
Chris Holland 25th April
Pamela Knight 28th April

Thanks
"THANK YOU" to all our Village friends who, following my accident in early January and my subsequent knee
replacement in February, have shown their friendship in the following ways :- phone calls, get well wishes via cards,
emails, meals and visits. Unfortunately, due to a few unexpected setbacks, my recovery has been slower than first
expected, though with ongoing Physio and rehab, my progress is finally taking a positive direction. It is comforting to
know that we live within a small community of kind minded and caring folk. With sincere thanks to all, Pene and Des
Moxey Unit 52.

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General Notices
Carpark boom gate operation (Apt Blocks)
For Resident’s in apartment blocks A, B & C, if you would like written instructions on how to release the carpark boom
gates in the case of a power failure or breakdown, please see reception. We can also arrange a demonstration.

Dining Room Rubbish:


Please remember to empty the bins outside of the catering kitchen in the dining room after a function; especially after
happy hour. It is too long to leave rubbish overflowing from the bins from Friday night to Monday morning.

If you have a get together in the Café area, also empty the bins if you fill them and pop your dishes into the dishwasher
and turn it on if it’s full. A quick wipe down of the benches will keep it clean and tidy for the next visitors.

Many thanks – administration staff.

Dog Walking
Please remember that it is a Village rule that dogs being walked around the village must be on a lead at all times. This
is for the safety of the residents and the little pooches.

Flu vaccine for over 60’s (Information provided by a Resident)


In the wake of last year’s deadly flu outbreak, many pharmacies are encouraging people to get in early for this year’s
vaccinations.

However, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has warned the public not to vaccinate themselves too soon, noting
that doing so may not protect them when the outbreak is at its worst later in the year. A turbo-charged vaccine created
specifically for people over the age of 65 would be available from mid-April. Any existing vaccines being offered most
likely won’t protect people when they need it most.

Get Up & Move – A message from Anna


Unfortunately I had to stop working very suddenly and some of you might have advance payment on your card. Please
send me a text or an e-mail and I will come back and refund it. I can leave the money at reception if it is more
convenient for you. Thank you very much for your understanding.

Anna Hidvegi-Rabi
annahr@bigpond.net.au
0408 571 213

Library
Special thanks to Audrey Mullett and Jean Walter who started the library at Victoria Grange and have run it for many
years. Many residents have enjoyed some wonderful reading due to their efforts. These two have now stepped down
and passed the task to Mary Caporale, Lyn Paice and Pam Knight. Thank you ladies!

Local Probus Clubs


Are you familiar with Probus clubs for active retirees? Would you like to join a local Probus club with men and women
members?
Probus is a world wide network of social clubs for active retirees that began in England in the 1970s and subsequently
spread around the world. Each club’s aim is to provide a supportive and caring social environment whilst encouraging
friendship through activities and participation. This is achieved with monthly meetings with an invited speaker, and they
can cover anything from cycling across China to Australian birdlife – plus a monthly newsletter and regular activities
such as book groups, craft, dining, bowls, bush walking, cards, cinema, gardening and day and multi day trips.

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The Combined Probus Club of Burwood East offers all these activities and more! We meet at the Unity Church Hall on
the corner of Burwood Highway and Blackburn Road (10am to 12noon) on the first Monday of the month. Club
membership is limited to 130 members so that we all know each other and we can mix convivially. The Club currently
has available several memberships and if you would like to consider joining us, you may do so as a visitor (to attend up
to three meetings) and get to know us better.

If you would like further information, please speak to David or Lois Jackson in Apartment 87 here at the village or
contact the East Burwood Probus Club Vice President, Campbell Miles on 9803 7707 or at
Campbell.miles7@gmail.com.

Resident CC Hire
Sunday 1st April - BBQ area beside bowling green

Events for May


Small Bus Trip
Our May small bus outing is to Caribbean Gardens, Friday 4 th. May leaving 9-30am. returning around 12.15pm. The
Caribbean Café has scones jam & cream with tea or coffee for $8-00. The market is all under cover.
Bryan (U 29)

Men’s Group Bus Outing


Tuesday 15th May, Bill Bartlett is organising a visit to the Terry Dowell car museum including the upstairs gallery.

Movie Night
On May 12th, I am pleased to be able to show a movie I have been trying to locate for several years, a delightful 1969
comedy “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium”. This is the travel movie that shows us the best and the worst of the so-
called “Package Holiday”.

PHOTO BOARD

Frank and Judy at their grandson’s


wedding at Birchendale Barn,
East Murchison

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Olga Mosely’s new great grandsons
Harrison and Noah with their mother Unknown Artist from Vic Grange

Jay’s part time job


when he’s not at
Vic Grange.

The Loose Enders enjoying a


Sunday afternoon.

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A coffee stop on the
men’s bus trip.

Practice session for bowls


competitions and two
un-named bowlers produced this!

On 22nd March we celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary.


Thank you everyone for your congratulations and good wishes.
Trish & Barry Joy (A82) - (currently on the Gold Coast for our second honeymoon)

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This is Bill Bartlett’s A Model
1928 Ford which he has
painstakingly restored over
three years with his son .
When bought, the car was
only the chassis and engine.
The quality of both the
exterior and of the interior is
impressive.

Some of our Villagers visiting the Sand Sculptures in Frankston

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It could have been a difficult 12 months, having moved from our much loved home and
garden of 54 years to a Retirement Village. However, we feel incredibly blessed to have been
welcomed into “Victoria Grange”…a most friendly community in such pleasant surroundings,
with very supportive staff. We have also moved closer to our two Melbourne families, and
even had room to have our London family stay with us briefly in July 2017.

Pictured is one of the rare occasions in recent years that we have all been together.

The answers to March Cryptic Crossword.

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