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|Updated: 12 Jan 2017|
Monday 10 July 2017 - ‘Balloon Noodle Antics’
There are some things we have found at UCG Maupuia that transcend age groups that’s have fun no matter what age you are. We’ve been having resistance from our residents, not wishing to participate in our exercise classes, most residents don’t like to exercise. Today we have managed to change that by introducing ‘Balloon Noodle Antics’. This has become such a popular game we now play it weekly
This game can be played in so many different settings, with many different ability levels, and it is a good exercise. It can be easily graded to work on multiple skills, such as standing and sitting balance, improved respiratory health, upper extremity strength with overhead reaching and hand eye coordination.
Our residents normally sit in a circle in the lounge, with their different coloured noodles (they picked their colours). We then add the 3 balloons and we are off. We started off with a base core of residents, with the music of Tina Turner ‘Simple the Best’ playing in the back ground. We found that we double in the number of residents participating as they come out to investigate what was going on. It was great to see how completive the residents are, the smiles and laugher as they missed or hit the balloons and how they watched and congratulated other residents when they managed to hit the balloons. We run it now on the days that we have our fantastic fun loving day program group.
Balloon Noodle Antics only requires the large 60cm balloons, these are easy to hit, come in bright colours and they bounce, so there are airborne longer. We have used pool noodles in bright colours cut in half for each team member.
We strive to reawaken the fun loving side of our residents
Monday 12 June 2017
Our residents at Ultimate Care Maupuia had a couple of special guests join them on Monday morning to visit the facility and they also help with the group activity, the weekly crossword puzzle. Annette King, retiring Member of Parliament, chose to stop by the facility who she has visited a number of times throughout her career. She was joined for the visit by Paul Eagle, Deputy Mayor of Wellington. They not only help solve the crossword puzzle but gave out the prizes to with winners. Annette also gave a short but very funny speech about her time in Parliament and introduce her successor Paul Eagle.
On our recent outing we took Maupuia resident and our Day-care group to the Hall of Memories. This is at the base of the National War Memorial Carillon tower, which serves as the commemorative chapel of the National War Memorial
Interior and exterior walls
The interior walls were built in stone from the Mount Somers district near Ashburton. The exterior is clad with concrete slabs cast to resemble blocks of Putaruru stone. Soaring columns give a commanding impression of height and beauty.
The stained-glass windows, which create an attractive effect of colour and light, were designed by Pierre Fourmaintraux, an accomplished exponent of unpainted dalle de verre (thick chunks of glass faceted roughly by hammer and set in concrete). They were made by Whitefriars Glass, one of Britain’s oldest window makers.
Six recesses, or mini-chapels, flank each side of the hall. Each has its own dedicated plaque of remembrance to armed services in which New Zealanders served. The flags of each service hang immediately above.
Also within the recesses are four mounted wall plaques commemorating the conflicts in South Africa, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam.
The recess commemorating the Second World War Expeditionary Force contains a three-panelled Māori carving known as Tāhiwi. This was presented by Gallipoli veterans in honour of the Māori Pioneer Battalion.
The focal point of the hall, sculptor Lyndon Smith's statue Mother and Children, stands within the sanctuary. The statue depicts a wartime family giving one another comfort and hope in the absence of loved ones overseas.
The coats of arms of the nine New Zealand provinces flank the walls above the books. The Lamp of the Brotherhood, dedicated to preserving remembrance and unity, is mounted on the back wall. Carved in stone above the sanctuary are doves of peace and verses from Psalm 139 in the Bible. Two large columns flank the steps to the sanctuary, each bearing engravings of members of the Commonwealth who fought in the two world wars, their coats of arms linked by stylised branches to the Tree of the Commonwealth.
Word's from Laurence Binyon's poem‘ For the Fallen’ are set within bronze on the rear wall of the sanctuary.
Stuart Clarke is a multi-talented New Zealand based singer songwriter who has been part of the NZ scene for more than a decade.
His professionalism coupled with his consistent live performances make him one of the most sought after musicians in the country.
Being blessed with a wonderfully rich bass-baritone voice, often said to be comparable to the late great Johnny Cash, he is an undeniable talent in the music scene. Stuart regularly performs at live music venues and for Weddings and Corporate functions in his home town of Wellington and also in other cities such as Auckland and Queenstown.
We had a very special concert at Maupuia with a very proud father in the audience. His singing bought the residence alive with his amazing baritone voice.
If you wish to know more about Ultimate Care Maupuia, Rest Home, Hospital with amazing views of the airport and Cook Straight please ring 04 3888168
Daycare attendees and residents visited the Mount Victoria Look today. Rising 196m above the city, this has been on our must-do list for a while but this trip is defiantly weather dependent. From the lookout we were rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Wellington city and harbor, and beyond.
Great morning was had by all.
Daycare runs on Monday and Friday for more information ring Lindsey on 04 3887186