CHAMPION CHATTER – October 2021 edition
Champion Birthdays 🎉
Birthday well wishes for the month of September are extended to:-
Denise @ Lot 9 , Dave @ Lot 12, Paul @ Lot 21
Dawn @ Lot 47, Eve @ Lot 52.
To all our village October birthday residents we say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and we hope you have something nice planned to enjoy your special day!!
Funnies of the Month
Welcome to the Champion Community
This month we welcome 3 sets of new residents to their forever homes at our Village. Thanks to Sheila and Les for compiling the interviews to introduce these residents to the community.
Margaret – Lot 16
We welcome Margaret to the Village in Lot 16 as well as her lovely dog Charlie who is 12 years old. Margaret was born in UK but went to Cape Town, South Africa with her family at the age of 4. They moved to a farm in Lusaka, Zambia from the age of 7 where she undertook both her primary and high school education. When she was 18, they had to leave Zambia and move to England where she worked as a secretary and her parents worked in a printing business in Worcester.
They emigrated to Australia in the mid 1960’s and settled in Bunbury. She soon married and had a son Ricki and daughter Michelle. She has fond memories of enjoying the sea, swimming and diving on the reefs of this area. This marriage lasted about 15 years.
Many years later, Margaret met and married Ray which resulted in a move to Perth where they ran a refuelling business at Jandakot airport. They also had many happy years touring around Australia on motorbikes and were part of the Ulysses club enjoying many excursions with them. Her favourite trips were going across the Nullarbor.
Margaret has lived in the Thornlie area for many years before coming into the village. Upon Ray’s passing 10 years ago, it has been an adjustment as they had worked and socialised together for so many years.
Margaret enjoys being in the village and whilst concerned about Charlie being able to settle, she is enjoying the interaction made possible surrounded by pets and humans alike and finds herself and Charlie feeling very comfortable here.
Margaret was attracted to the Village initially as she liked the look of the village and enjoys the friendliness of everyone. She has been busy getting her house organised and hopes to join in activities in the future once she has settled in.
John & Louise – Lot 58
We would also like to welcome John & Louise of Lot 58 and their little Maltese/ poodle cross dog called Cyril who is two and a half years old.
Both John & Louise were born and lived in Hobart, Tasmania where they were educated and then joined the workforce. Louise worked in the State Government in the licensing and registration department and John was in retail at Woolworth’s.
They met at Indoor Cricket over 35 years ago and have been married for 33 years. They have 2 daughters and came to Perth 16 years ago to provide greater opportunities for the family.
John remains a FIFO worker on week-about shift at a gold mine near Leinster where he has been for the last 10 years. Louise worked in a disability home, initially as a support worker for 6 years then as manager for 8 years and retired 12 months ago.
Their daughter Felicity lives in Port Bouvard and she and her husband work on a mine on week-about shifts where Felicity is in the office, and he is a supervisor. Their other daughter, Kate works at the Perth airport and lives in Southern River where John and Louise have been staying for the last few months while their house was being built.
Louise likes reading, photography and swimming as well as watching the footy. John likes golf, footy and all types of sport. Interesting fact is that John was in the state Tennis team for Tassie in his prime.
They have a caravan and are very interested in touring in it and are looking for ideas of good camping areas.
Before coming into this village, they lived in the Thornlie area and knew that it was time to look and downsizing/rightsizing that suited their lifestyle and interests. They went around various places and liked the concept of a new house in an area with massive potential for growth. They like the acceptance of pets and the spaciousness of the village with open areas and community atmosphere and just love it here.
Terry and Rita – Lot 48
Terry and Rita Chambers now reside at Lot 48 and moved here from Mt Richon where they have spent the last 3 years renovating a house. The house was on a steep hillside with great views but the task and workload for completing the renovation was difficult, so they did a lot of research to find a lifestyle village to move to. After a lot of searching and viewing many, they felt that this one had the right feel for them and was the nicest one they had been in.
Terry is an avid fisherman and Rita likes to join him. Rita’s usual catch is a maximum of 2 and if both are blowfish then it is up to Terry to catch the edible variety.
Rita has had a space made available to her in the Community shed where she practices her hobby of Copper Foiling Glass which is a bit like lead lighting.
Many of you will remember the wonderful items she produced at the Big Breakfast Cancer function which were snapped up by residents.
We wish you all a happy life in the village and we are sure you will enjoy your time here.
Display Home – Come Visit Us
“Right Sizing” – looks and feels very different at Champion Lifestyle.
Strict hygiene standards & social distancing precautions are always on our minds so don’t be shy – and come & say Hi 9am – 2pm Monday – Friday!!
With the sun coming out recently the pooches have been on parade across the village enjoying each others company and look forward to welcoming you
Bobby has settled in very comfortably in our clubhouse area and holds a wealth of info in her hands to help us all stay on our feet.
Simple and easy exercise pamphlets focussing on building balance and strengthening your legs are free for you to take at your leisure and try in the comfort of your own home.
Go on give it a go!!!
Falls are preventable no matter your age.
Village Management Update
It’s your gardening team of Hector, Kylie and Jen that need a big shout out this month for the incredible work they have done to have our village flora literally shining as springtime has approached. In the rain, hail and wind they stayed focussed on getting all the mulch down across our site and the end result is just wonderful. Thank you, team, for a great job WELL DONE!!!!
The pool has come to life!!! A couple of shots of both the spa and pool area’s after they were filled this week. It’s almost time to pull out the speedo’s and take a refreshing dip!!!!
Adult Cooking Classes 11th, 18th, 25th November and 1st December – FREE
Village Management is delighted to announce we have successfully secured a 4 week Food Sensations cooking participation programme through the Health Department of WA and Foodbank Services that we have schedulled to run at the Village Clubhouse each Thursday for 4 weeks commencing November 11th. Sessions are from 10am – 12.30pm on the 11th, 18th and 25th November and 1st December. The programme is FREE and those that secure these spots only need to bring their humour and willingness to participate. EVERYTHING else will be supplied.
Numbers are strictly limited to 15 attendees and we encourage all cooking levels to sign up for this opportunity to prepare, taste and get amongst this opportunity to have fun in a relaxed manner at our Village whilst also gaining some new skills in the kitchen along with your neighbours and friends in the village.
Further information on the programme please click here:- https://www.foodbank.org.au/WA/food-sensations-for-adults/?state=wa
To register your interest please see Leah or Fiona in the on-site office or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEARING BUS – At your doorstep
Hearing Australia is bringing the Hearing Australia Bus and offering free* hearing checks on Thursday 4th November from 9. 30am at our Village.
Could you be missing any of the sounds you love? Waves breaking on the shore… cicadas in summer… that song you first slow danced to many moons ago.
These are the sounds that connect us to our world. They have the power to transport us to places deep within our memory or make us laugh at unexpected moments. They are the sounds that make us happy.
That’s why we’re proud to host our friends at Hearing Australia, conducting free* hearing checks. If you are concerned about yours or a loved one’s hearing, please join us and take the first step toward re-discovering the sounds you love! Visit www.hearing.com.au to learn more. Bookings can be made on the resident notice board for your desired timeslot or by contacting email@example.com
*Only 15-minute hearing checks are free. Other services may attract charges/fees or may be subsidised for those eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program, to which conditions apply. A hearing check is a screening that helps identify people that may have hearing loss.
The colours across the village are really making a statement as “Spring has Sprung” and this is also evidenced in the Community Garden.
Every Tuesday the green thumbs of the village are encouraged to get some dirt under their fingernails and enjoy some camaraderie and gardening with other likeminded residents.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Sheila (Lot 39) or Chris (Lot 14) to discuss your interest in joining in the Springtime fun.
The health benefits of parsley include preventing halitosis, fighting skin cancer, fighting diabetes, promoting bone health, boosting immune system, serving as a natural antibiotic, keeping the heart healthy and detoxifying the body. Other benefits include fighting arthritis, whitening skin and giving clearer complexion and promoting healthy hair.
Friday 1st October, in celebration of school holidays we ran a Boogie Bounce session in the lodge for the young and young at heart to boogie the morning away. Great turn out of participants with many laughs and giggles enjoyed by all in the room.
Happy holidays to all those enjoying the grand kids during the school break.
On the weekend of the 25th & 26th September the Village Bus was allocated to a group of ten residents that headed to York to enjoy the Medieval Festival that was part of The York Festival. We hope you all had a wonderful day, and by the look on those faces enjoying a cool refreshment it looks like it was a fabulous outing.
With the festival running until the 10th October – The programme guide is available here https://yorkfestival.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/YORK-PROGRAM-2021-A6-V11.pdf
Save These Dates
Friday 22nd October 5.30pm. BYO curry or casserole to share (Resident only event)
Tuesday 26th October 10am – 3pm. $15pp. (Resident only event)
Tuesday 2nd November 11.30am. (Resident only event)
Thursday 4th November 9.30am – 2.30pm. (Everyone welcome)
Sunday 14th November 10.00 – 3.00pm
Tuesday 30th November Village Annual Meeting 1.30pm – Clubhouse
Agenda and notice to all residents will be forwarded in due course.
“Where the smiles are genuine and the coffee’s always on”
Best Wishes from Keith, Jane, Leah, Fiona & Families.