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Village Voice: December 2020
November 30, 2020

Village Voice: December 2020

This year, the Christmas / New Year holiday season is unlike any other, and caps off a year that has certainly been unlike any other for most of the world. There have been moments this year that have overwhelmed us all, and many times I have wondered if we as fragile humans have enough resilience
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Music Trivia: Week Thirteen
November 27, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Thirteen

Week Thirteen of our Music Trivia.
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Music Trivia: Week Twelve
November 12, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Twelve

New people can join at any time. Don’t forget to email your answers to trivia@villagebaxter.com.
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Music Trivia: Week Eleven
November 5, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Eleven

New people can join at any time. Don't forget to email your answers to trivia@villagebaxter.com.
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Village Voice: November 2020
October 30, 2020

Village Voice: November 2020

As we open up and move towards a Covid Safe Victoria, staying in touch and getting information quickly is even more important than ever. If we become aware of a Covid exposure risk in our local area, the fastest way we can communicate this to you is via email.
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Music Trivia: Week Ten
October 28, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Ten

New people can join at any time. Don't forget to email your answers to trivia@villagebaxter.com.
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Music Trivia: Week Nine
October 22, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Nine

New people can join at any time. Don't forget to email your answers to trivia@villagebaxter.com.
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Music Trivia: Week Eight
October 15, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Eight

New people can join at any time. Don't forget to email your answers to trivia@villagebaxter.com.
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Music Trivia: Week Seven
October 7, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Seven

New people can join at any time. Don't forget to email your answers to trivia@villagebaxter.com.
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Music Trivia: Week Six
October 2, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Six

Week Six Music Trivia! New people can join at any time. Don't forget to email your answers to trivia@villagebaxter.com.
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Village Voice: October 2020
September 30, 2020

Village Voice: October 2020

Local Council Elections will be held by postal vote in October. The Victorian Electoral Commission will post ballot packs to all enrolled voters after Tuesday 6th of October.
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Music Trivia: Week Five
September 23, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Five

New people can join at any time. Don't forget to email your answers to trivia@villagebaxter.com.
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Music Trivia: Week Four
September 16, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Four

We have had a couple of new teams join the quiz last week and we welcome them on board. You can join our music trivia quiz at any time and participate in the event and hopefully have a bit of fun. I suggest you form a group of staff, friends or family – anyone is
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Music Trivia: Week Three
September 9, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Three

Village Baxter Music Trivia FlyerDownload
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Music Trivia: Week Two
September 2, 2020

Music Trivia: Week Two

Village Baxter Music Trivia Flyer (Word Doc)Download
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Village Voice: September 2020
August 31, 2020

Village Voice: September 2020

A time of renewal, a reminder of the promise that winter is not forever. New growth, new blooms, the new hope for the coming year. We have all worked hard as a Village Community to keep ourselves safe and strong through what has been a cold and difficult winter. We move into Spring reassured that
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Music Trivia: Week One
August 26, 2020

Music Trivia: Week One

In difficult times we need to try and keep some fun in our lives. I have developed a music trivia quiz that can be done by individuals or a group at any time that suits you (in the evening, lunch time over a weekend etc). The music covers all generations from the sixties to today
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Music Trivia: Starts Aug 26th
August 19, 2020

Music Trivia: Starts Aug 26th

Ten Weeks of Music Trivia! Starting August 25th,
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Village Voice: August 2020
August 1, 2020

Village Voice: August 2020

With Covid dominating the news, I thought it may be a nice time to reflect on who we are as a Village Community and to consider what a large diverse group of people we serve.
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Village Voice: July 2020
June 30, 2020

Village Voice: July 2020

If the pandemic was not enough to keep you indoors, there have been a few days in June that have just been plain cold and miserable but the good news is that the winter equinox has passed by and the days will start to get to get a bit longer. That is the good news.
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Village Voice: June 2020
May 29, 2020

Village Voice: June 2020

The world is in a really weird space in history and when you think about the major ‘corrections’ that have taken place in history, the current pandemic has possibly impacted more people in a much shorter time frame.
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Village Voice: May 2020
May 1, 2020

Village Voice: May 2020

The initial shock and fear associated with the emergence of COVID-19 appears to be giving way to boredom, frustration and for some, loneliness and helplessness. I hear and share your disappointment that we cannot do all of the things we enjoy and like to do and our Staff are feeling the same way.
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Village Voice: April 2020
April 1, 2020

Village Voice: April 2020

These are extraordinary times. Much of what we do is healthcare related and an “Essential Service” and we are adapting to what is a constantly changing landscape and ensuring that what we do on a daily basis does not put Residents, Clients or Staff at increased risk. There will be a lot of inconvenience over
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Village Voice: March 2020
February 28, 2020

Village Voice: March 2020

Human nature can be fascinating and complicated at times, some people naturally think kindness is something completely selfless that we do out of love and compassion for our fellow humans, while others instinctively believe that someone being kind to them is just a manipulative tool that people use to trick others to reap the benefits.
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Village Voice: February 2020
January 31, 2020

Village Voice: February 2020

The worldwide response and attention given to the bush fire crisis has been overwhelming. From celebrity donations, military evacuations, local bake sales through to highly skilled strike teams saving the prehistoric Wollemi Pine forest, people around the nation and around the world have united to help.
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Village Voice: January 2020
December 31, 2019

Village Voice: January 2020

Welcome to 2020 As I write this article it is currently 18 degrees and overcast; I had my office heater on when I arrived at work this morning and I am wondering when summer will arrive. However I know that when it does, we will have hot days, the Victorian Power Grid may struggle to
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Village Voice: December 2019
November 29, 2019

Village Voice: December 2019

End of a Decade As 2019 ends and a new year, and new decade begins, I reflected back to where we were in 2009 and our goals and dreams for the coming years and re-read some older village voice covers from that time.Our big goals were: Completion and opening of ParksideInstallation of solar panels through
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Village Voice: November 2019
October 31, 2019

Village Voice: November 2019

All sorts of mail comes across my desk each day, recently one letter gave me reason to pause and I felt great sadness. Although it was anonymous, it was from whom I believe to be a well-meaning and kind Village Resident who was expressing grave concerns about things they had been told by other Residents
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Village Voice: October 2019
September 30, 2019

Village Voice: October 2019

October Update I am writing this column after coming back from a farewell BBQ for our handyman Rob. I was really fortunate to be able to share lunch with the Maintenance team and enjoy the laughs and stories they told. As I arrived I said hello to Noel, the subcontract electrician who has worked on
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Village Voice: September 2019
September 4, 2019

Village Voice: September 2019

Maintenance and Repair of Private Equipment Each time I have to replace a piece of equipment (most recently my washing machine) it seems the new one is more complicated and needs “extra” things. Unfortunately this is a common issue for all of us. Recently we have had a number of requests for maintenance to attend
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Village Voice: August 2019
August 1, 2019

Village Voice: August 2019

August Update The last couple of months have been extremely busy with the Aged Care Royal Commission creating heightened anxiety throughout the industry affecting some families and staff working in the industry. Concurrently, the Government is also introducing a range of risk and compliance processes that impact upon the accreditation standards, medication practices and governance
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Village Voice: July 2019
July 1, 2019

Village Voice: July 2019

The seminars that we hold in the Village to share information about transitioning from independent living into community and aged care are always popular and help Residents prepare for their future needs. Recently we have seen an increase in Residents needing care who don’t have the financial and care approval paperwork in place and this
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Village Voice: June 2019
June 1, 2019

Village Voice: June 2019

Our Village Hostesses, being the front office for our ILU residents, have received a number of comments on the service fee increase for this year. As we tried to explain in the service fee letter, last year’s fees should have increased by an extra $10 per month from our increased costs, but this was offset
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Village Voice: May 2019
May 1, 2019

Village Voice: May 2019

There is a lot happening in and around the Village as we move towards a federal election. Both major parties seem to be offering a variety of additional services and programs and assuring us that key services will be affordable in the future (such as energy).
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Village Voice: April 2019
April 1, 2019

Village Voice: April 2019

Both of our Villages have experienced recent serious driving incidents. One where a resident collided with a fence and drove into a building and the other where the resident collided with a structure and other vehicles. Thankfully no one was physically injured in either incident and because both drivers were properly licenced and insured, the
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Village Voice: March 2019
March 1, 2019

Village Voice: March 2019

I have been made aware of at least 2 Residents who have had their bank accounts emptied from a telephone / computer scam. The criminals who instigate these scams are very believable, they are often female, sound Australian, appear warm and professional over the phone. They may even offer to transfer you to a Manager
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Village Voice: February 2019
February 1, 2019

Village Voice: February 2019

Marie Kondo’s book and Netflix TV show about the “life-changing magic of tidying up” has captivated households all over the country. The focus is not on finding new ways to store clutter and tidy up mess, it’s about holding onto things that ‘spark joy’ and clearing our homes and lives of things that no longer
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Village Voice: January 2019
January 2, 2019

Village Voice: January 2019

As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019, I would like to make a couple of comments about the year that has just gone. Firstly, the good. We purchased a new village at Rosebud and, whilst it needs some work to bring it up to scratch, there is a real positive vibe down there
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Village Voice: December 2018
November 30, 2018

Village Voice: December 2018

The Community Safety Networks project provides Victorian communities with a direct platform to discuss local crime issues and policing priorities. Frankston municipality is one of 12 communities where a Community Safety Network is being established, giving residents a greater voice in Victoria Police’s ongoing efforts to combat crime. Residents will have the opportunity to be
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Village Voice: November 2018
November 1, 2018

Village Voice: November 2018

With Open day adding another 10 names to our waiting list, and consumer demand to move into the Village healthy and strong, I was delighted to open my email this morning and see that Frankston Council has issued final approval for building the 4 remaining units in the 900’s.
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Village Voice: October 2018
September 27, 2018

Village Voice: October 2018

The Government’s decision to call a Royal Commission into Aged Care has been welcomed by Providers, Resident Advocates and Industry Groups. There is no doubt that the cases of ill-treatment that have been highlighted in the recent media are horrifying and unacceptable, but I would say in all my years of working in health and
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Village Voice: September 2018
August 31, 2018

Village Voice: September 2018

Spring is in the air, and, based upon the last few days of August with crisp mornings and beautiful days, roll on spring – enough winter!
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Redevelopment: August Update
August 8, 2018

Redevelopment: August Update

A planning permit for the additional 4 units to be built on the vacant block near the other 900's units has been obtained with conditions to update the landscape plan, prepare a tree management plan and complete the drainage design plan. These will now be worked through and it is hoped initial ground works could
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Village Voice: August 2018
July 31, 2018

Village Voice: August 2018

August 2018 My Health Record ‘My Health Record’ has existed for a few years now and is an online summary of your key health information managed by the Commonwealth Government. Previously it required people to ‘Opt In’ however from 15th of October 2018, all people with a Medicare or DVA card will be automatically ‘Opted
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In the News: Adapting to Ageing
July 26, 2018

In the News: Adapting to Ageing

The Village Baxter was lucky enough to host Joshua Tan and crew from Singapore's 'Challenge Tomorrow' series as they researched how different countries adapted to their ageing population.
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Village Voice: July 2018
July 2, 2018

Village Voice: July 2018

July – a new financial year, winter has well and truly set in, hopefully we have all had our flu shots and staying warm, time marches on and you wonder where did the last 6 months go? One thing is for certain, life continues at a hectic pace for many of us, and smelling the
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Village Voice: June 2018
May 31, 2018

Village Voice: June 2018

Winter is settling in and it can all feel a little gloomy sometimes. Here are some strategies to improve your well-being over the darker, colder months.
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Village Voice: May 2018
April 30, 2018

Village Voice: May 2018

Aged Care Assessment Process If this seems all a bit overwhelming as it can for many people, you can ask the Village Nurse or your Doctor to make a request for you to be assessed using the health professional referral process. If you would like to make the referral yourself or know more about the
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Village Voice: April 2018
March 29, 2018

Village Voice: April 2018

Manor and Lodge and what is an Aged Care Home. Years ago the distinction between low care (Hostels) and High Care (Nursing Homes) was really clear and everyone understood that eventually someone would probably move from the Hostel to Nursing Home. In July 2014 this clear line of distinction was removed by the Commonwealth Government
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Village Voice: March 2018
February 28, 2018

Village Voice: March 2018

Village Voice March 2018 Rosebud Village At last week’s resident meeting, I announced the news that we had exchanged contracts to purchase the Rosebud Village on Bayview Road, Rosebud.
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Village Voice: February 2018
February 1, 2018

Village Voice: February 2018

February 2018 Scamwatch There has been a rise in scams over the Christmas period with people pretending to be from Australia Post, electricity, gas or phone companies trying to get access to personal and bank or credit card information that can be used for identity theft or fraud.Please be very careful of anyone who approaches
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Village Voice: January 2018
December 28, 2017

Village Voice: January 2018

Extreme heat can affect anybody, but people over 70 are particularly at risk of heat stroke and dehydration.
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Village Voice: December 2017
November 29, 2017

Village Voice: December 2017

December 2017 Happy Christmas So this is Christmas And what have you done? Another year over And a new one just begun And so this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear one The old and the young A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let's hope it's
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Village Voice – November 2017
October 30, 2017

Village Voice – November 2017

November 2017 Open Day Reflection One of the great joys of the year is our annual Open Day and Fete and last month’s was a wonderful success. Thank-you so much to everyone who contributed their time and efforts into making it such a fantastic day.It was very reassuring to have so many people come to
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Aged Stage Podcast
October 27, 2017

Aged Stage Podcast

11am Thursdays on 98.7 FM Local radio station 3RPP 98.7FM has a show on Thursday mornings at 11.00am called the Aged Stage. The goal of the show is to educate people about housing and service options for people in their senior years and to break down some established concepts (notably retirement villages are not nursing
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Village Voice – November 2016 to October 2017
October 27, 2017

Village Voice – November 2016 to October 2017

November 2016 - October 2017 Here is the last 12 months of our Village Voice publication in PDF format. New Village Voice newsletters will be published individually starting with the November 2017 newsletter. If your browser can't open them, you may need to download Adobe Reader © November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 February 2017
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Redevelopment: October 2017
October 27, 2017

Redevelopment: October 2017

October Update Manor extension works have been completed and the final touches on the internal refurbishment are near completion. Construction work is progressing well on the next 4 independent units with site works commenced on the final 4 of units in the Manning stage 1 redevelopment. Planning continues on the Grant Centre site redevelopment and
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