Once a month we gather in the Bateleur to celebrate the birthdays of residents during that month. All residents are invited to attend this special occasion.
The meeting was opened by Matron Potgieter.
She welcomed all attendees in her normal charismatic demeanour, with special mention of the birthday boys and girls.
She then delivered a special message directed to the “birthday residents.” To my mind it was such a special and powerful message that I trust that all attendees will take heart of it.
The residents celebrating their birthdays included:
1. Mr Henry Rankin, 3 October, 119
2. Mrs Thelma Meyer, 6 October, 218
3. Mrs Agnes Hugo, 23 October, 523 — 100 years!
4. Mr Coenie Groenewald, 24 October, 310
5. Mrs Reinette Mitchell, 24 October, 813
Congratulations to all. May your future be blessed with good health.
We were then entertained by a live duet with a special message in the songs they performed.
The event was then concluded with the customary coffee, tea and very tasteful eats.
Not to be detrimental to our residents who are also celebrating their birthdays in October, special mention should be made of a very special day for Mrs Agnes Hugo – 523 – she celebrated her HUNDRED BIRTHDAY on October 23!
The day was a huge success and enjoyed by all.
About 250 visitors shared the day with us. In conversation with a few visitors, they had only praise and appreciation for the opportunity to spend time with family in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. I have not heard a single negative comment which is truly heart-warming.
The tea & coffee garden which was run by Fleurenville staff and received a lot of attention with tasty cake and tarts on offer that disappeared quickly. It was excellently presented, and they definitely contributed a lot to the festive atmosphere of the day.
In addition to our lovely tea garden, there were also 25 stalls selling a large selection of wares and crafts. All or most were homemade and contributed to the fairground effect of the day. Everyone could buy something that reminded them of the festival. We extend our sincere appreciation to the stall owners who put in the time and effort to make the day perfect.
Lastly, but definitely not least, we must thank Mr Cobus Locke, the CEO of Fleurenville, and his management and staff who arranged the day. We appreciate the careful planning that went into this event – it has once again proven that we are in good and caring hands.
Today we launched our new putt-putt course! The residents all took a turn to try out the 3-hole course while Heidi, our Occupational Therapist, was on hand to help everyone work on their ‘form’. The Fleurenville staff and residents extend our deepest gratitude to MRS Maintenance Risk Solutions for making this possible!
On 11 May 2019 Fleurenville hosted a ladies tea as a way of celebrating Mother’s Day and providing ladies, their daughters and friends with a lovely Saturday morning event that we hope will become an annual fixture. Guests were entertained by musician Jakkie Louw who played some of his well-known songs – and knowing the age group of many of our Fleurenville residents, treated the audience to a rendition of some of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits to the delight of the audience! This was followed by an inspirational seminar from Impact Radio’s Janine van Niekerk. The ladies hosting each table were encouraged to decorate it in their own, unique style and a prize was awarded for the best table. Along with tea, coffee and delicious sweet and savoury snacks, we also had a few stalls for exhibiting selling arts and crafts, books, plants and home décor. The event was a resounding success with every available seat filled well in advance – which bodes well for next year!
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