Newsletter - 29th February 2024

February 29, 2024
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The first Market Day for the year will be held on Wednesday the 6th March. Creamed scones will now be served on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays, so do invite your friends and family for tea and they can also benefit from whatever the market stalls has on offer.

The 7th March is World Book Day and the Tree Tops Grade 3 children will be coming to Caister Lodge at 10.00 am and would love to read to any of the residents in the lounge who would like to join them. The children will be wearing costumes, dressing up as their favourite book characters. Please come and listen to a few lovely stories from a group of children who love reading.

On Wednesday the 13th March we are privileged to host a Book Launch. Elaine Bell, of Aloe Ferox fame, in conjunction with her son, Conraad de Rosner, have written a book by the name of “Called by the Wild”. Conraad is the first game ranger to use dogs against poachers. This is the thrilling story of pioneering conservationist working with dogs to protect wildlife from poachers. The story is filled with courage, adventure and romance. Join us in the TV Lounge at 09.30am to watch a short video and then listen to Conraad about the book.

Between 09.15am and 10.15am on Monday the 11th March, Hartmann’s will be giving a presentation on the solutions to those with mobility agility impairments or limitations. All residents are invited to listen to this very informative presentation in the Caister lounge.

The Caister Bi-Annual Quiz will be held in the lounge at 6.00 pm on the 27th March. Alan Kelly, the Quiz Master will once again be setting the questions. Get your teams together and come and join in the fun at this ever popular event.

We would like to welcome the following new resident to Caister Lodge and hope that he has a long and happy stay with us:-

    Wolfgang Wies - Unit 11

The Caister management is pleased to report that in our strive for continuous improvement in areas of health and safety of all the clinic residents, visitors and staff, we have completed the first phase of the CCTV installation in the clinic.

This alignment with all other medical facilities in hospitals and care homes underlines the value the Caister board has placed in providing quality care and peace of mind to all who utilise the clinic services.

The ever increasing cost of electricity continues to place a burden on the overhead structure at Caister Lodge as well as the cost of diesel that is required to keep the lights on during load-shedding, outages and power failures. Please be mindful of the cost when using any electrical equipment.

The bulk of the summer rains are behind us and once again I urge all residents to use water sparingly as the cost thereof is having a negative impact on the Caister’s overhead structure. please see below the current levels of the dams that feed the greater Durban area.

    Albert Falls Dam           100.66%
    Midmar Dam             100.00%
    Inanda Dam               101.56%
    Hazelmere Dam               82.75%

PATRICK ROBERT 29th February 2024