Belvidere Park craft group gives a helping hand

The Belvidere Park Craft group meet in the lounge every Wednesday from 10-12 for coffee and cake and a chat. Not just social though, Martie Burger – a knitter of note – organises the morning and the ladies knit or crotchet garments and blankets for the needy.

Each year the group decides on an organization that will be helped. Donations of toiletries, sweeties, biscuits and chocolates are collected and packed into parcels for Christmas. This year the residents at Vermont each received a parcel together with a cool drink and cake which was donated by Belvidere Park. Please join in on a Wednesday next year.

 

Belvidere Cook-Off

Belvidere Cook-OffDon’t for one minute think that an acclaimed, world famous “cook-off competition” is reserved for celebrities & TV shows. Right here in our very own dining room at Belvidere Park Retirement Village, on Friday the 16th November, we hosted our very own “cook-off” between the management  committee and the activities committee.

Organised by our extremely capable, willing and enthusiastic office team, the residents at Belvidere were treated to a hugely memorable night filled with laughter, prizes, a taster of the finished meals and a full dinner after the competition winners were announced. Congratulations to our winning team; the management committee who scored a whopping 9/10 with their delicious impromptu concoction created out a number of select ingredients. Congratulations too, to our activities committee for their excellent 6/10 score. We are sure they will return with a vengeance.

Thank you to all organizers, all prize sponsors and the residents themselves for supporting this incredibly fun event at Belvidere.

Here’s to many more. CLICK to view the cook-off photo gallery.

Spring Fever Garden Party; a one hit wonder

Spring Fever Garden partyThe Spring Fever Garden Party celebrated to kick off Spring and blow away the cobwebs was such a hit this year, it will be difficult to repeat. Residents not only got their dancing shoes on to the beats blasted out by volunteer deejay of Fisanthoek but also their karaoke voices & party tricks rounded off by raucous laughter, good food and fantastic raffle prizes made this event a real hit.  Despite the wind blowing off the table cloths and hats the residents of Belvidere sure wouldn’t let that get in the way. Thank you to all involved for a magnificent start to Spring and a special thank you to the prizes donated by The German Shop, Penhill Nursery and Bucky Brill! Click this link to view the photo gallery from this wonderful Saturday garden party. 

Welcome Moira

Moira, our new nursing sister to join the staff at BelvidereDear Resident’s,

We would like to welcome Miss Moira Scott our new Registered Nurse who started in the Care Centre on the 1st August 2018. She joins our expert team of staff with lot’s of experience and we will enjoy having her working together with our ever dedicated team.

We trust she will enjoy her employment in the Park.

 

Long service award

Long service awardWhat a pleasure to be able to celebrate our staffs many years of service.

This month we presented Ursula Ruiters with a 5yr Service Award. Ursula has dedicated the last 5 years of her life to the Belvidere Care Centre

Thank you Ursula for your hard work and loyalty

Pictured here with Derel, Belvidere Parks general manager

Staff Vacancy – Kitchen Supervisor Retirement Village Care Centre

Belvidere Park Home Owners Association has a permanent position available for Kitchen Supervisor to join their team at Belvidere Park Retirement Village.

Key Requirements

  • Assisting with preparation and cooking of meals
  • Supervision of kitchen staff
  • Monitoring & Maintain Quality Control
  • Hygiene Standards
  • HASAP
  • Planning & Supervising of Staff Shifts
  • Menu Planning and Costing
  • Stock Audits
  • Computer literate (intermediate level or above)
  • Some knowledge and experience with special diets
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good administrative skills
  • Neat and professional in appearance
  • Salary negotiable

 

Kindly email a detailed CV with the required documentation and three (3) contactable, professional references to the general manager:

Derel Human – belparkmain@telkomsa.net

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Non-reply within 14 days after closing date indicates an unsuccessful application.

Closing date for applications: 26 June 2018

 

Staff Vacancy – Registered Nurse Retirement Village

Belvidere Park Home Owners Association has a permanent position available for a dedicated Registered Nurse to join their Healthcare Team at Belvidere Park Care Centre and Retirement Village. The successful candidate must have a passion to work with and care for the elderly, including dementia care. The successful candidate must be adaptable, professional, have a history of self-study and have a strong nursing and work ethic.

Key Requirements

  • SANC Registered Nurse
  • Clean Police Record
  • Be in good health
  • Experience in Elderly Care, palliative care, frail care, dementia care, wound care and stroke management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with English being the main language.
  • Computer literate (intermediate level or above)
  • Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team and independently
  • Ability to work to work under pressure
  • Good administrative skills
  • Current management and administration of medication
  • Neat and professional in appearance
  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • Working knowledge of relevant Acts and Regulations; Evidence based Nursing and Individual Care Plans
  • Salary negotiable

Kindly email a detailed CV with the required documentation and three (3) contactable, professional references to the general manager:

Derel Human – belparkmain@telkomsa.net

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Non-reply within 14 days after closing date indicates an unsuccessful application.

Closing date for applications: 26 June 2018

 

Gary Player visits Belvidere Retirement Village

The residents of Belvidere retirement village in Knysna were very privileged to be able to welcome the renowned, world famous Golfer, Gary Player, for a talk at the care center.

On the 16th May legendary golf player, Gary Player visited Belvidere for an informal chat about his life and to discuss general topics of interest using a casual “question and answer” type approach.

The turn-out was impressive as residents streamed in for this special occasion to meet, greet and chat with the golfing star.

Thank you to our management team for organizing this treat to inspire us and reward us with this fascinating talk. On behalf of all the residents may we thank Gary for taking time out of his busy schedule to spend some time with us.

A very warm welcome to our new Belvidere residents

We have 10 new Belvidere residents!

On Friday 26th January 2018 we welcomed several new Belvidere residents who have either bought one of our residential cottages for sale at Belvidere  or moved in as renting tenants.

With 10 new residents in the park, we decided it was an event to make a fuss of and so they were welcomed by 45 long standing residents at our regular Friday night pub supper.

Wine, beer and snacks were provided as well as a wonderful welcome speech by chairman, Gem Morton who presented a new Nespresso coffee machine to the delight of us all for use in our dining room.

It was a wonderful evening as we shared in the fun getting to know one another.

At the end of the evening we had a lucky draw where the lucky winners won wine and chocolates.

Staff at Belvidere receive award for service

Congratulations to two valuable members of staff at Belvidere for their 10 years of loyal service!

Basie Hoffman and Ivan Barnado are keen, hard-working staff at Belvidere who were recently awarded their 10 year service awards by chairman Gem Morton for their dedicated care and attention to our beautiful communal gardens!

Staff at Belvidere - 10 year service award ceremony for gardening staff

Ivan Barnado

Staff at Belvidere - 10 year service award ceremony for gardening staff

Basie Hoffman

All staff at Belvidere that demonstrate this kind of loyalty are received with gratitude and rewarded with a 10 years of service certificate and cash bonus.

Born in Knysna and living in Dam Se Bos all their lives, they have been invaluable to making our gardens at Belvidere what they are today!

Congratulations and thank you for your loyalty, from all management and residents at Belvidere.