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The oak trees have begun to lose their leaves…. which signals a change in the seasons.  We have had an unseasonal autumn, which our residents have enjoyed.

We were sad to farewell Ian who passed away this month.  Ian had been an active member of Martinborough community all his life and was always so helpful on any of our outings.

 We would like to welcome two new residents to Wharekaka, Dorothy and Jean.

Thanks to the Red Cross for a wonderful afternoon tea which was held to celebrate Thelma Feist’s   work in the community over many years.  Thelma was presented with a Certificate of Service.  The residents enjoyed the occasion and delicious selection of savories and cakes on offer.

We had fun on the Trishaw bike on loan from Greytown Lions, who are looking at the purchase of one.  A Trishaw is a large pedal bike which can take up to two passengers.  The passengers sit in the front on a large bench seat and the person pedaling behind them.

Thank you to the team at Green Jerseys for their generous offer of tricycles for our residents to enjoy a circuit around town.   It’s always good to get the residents out as much as possible, even if this is just a push in the wheelchair. 

Last week saw the residents have a royal afternoon tea to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan.  Everyone took part, with tiara’s and crowns standard dress code.  Thank you to Ann for the lovely food provided for everyone to share. 

Thanks also goes out to the friendly teams of NeighbourHood Café and Kitcheners for the lovely afternoon teas supplied for the residents and the lovely brides who bring in flowers from their weddings for the residents to enjoy.

If anyone in the community has a free hour during the week or over the weekend we are always happy to have a visit from you, sometimes just to sit and have a chat with one of the residents, read the daily newspaper or play the piano.   This can be a casual arrangement, once a week or once a month.   If you are interested, please contact Maggie on 06 306 901.

The tiaras came out  to celebrate Royal Wedding with appropriate style

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