Seaside Times

Pathways Cronulla Seaside Executive Manager, Fariba Daniel

Dear Residents and Friends

I hope you all are keeping well in these unprecedented circumstances in which we all are adapting to here at Cronulla Seaside. I would like to thank you all for abiding our restriction guidelines. Prior to the lifting of the visiting restriction we were using skype & Zoom to facilitate the alternative communication between residents and families which are still available for all to use.

We understand the frustration that these new arrangements have brought to residents, families, aged care providers and aged care workers but we are doing our best to ensure special consideration and flexibility are provided to residents on palliative care, new admission, and residents with dementia.

The aim of restrictions, as explained by the department of health is to provide an agreed industry approach to ensure aged care residents are provided the opportunity to receive visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, while minimising the risk of its introduction to, or spread within, a residential care home.

The restrictions which we need to comply with are listed below:

The following people will not be permitted entry to residential aged care facilities:

  • People who have returned from overseas in the last 14 days
  • People who have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • People with fever or symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath)
  • People who do not have an up-to-date (i.e. 2020) influenza vaccination
  • Children aged 16 years and under (exemptions can be assessed on a case-bycase basis, for example, where the resident is in palliative care).

Our team miss seeing you all coming to the facility as before and we are patiently waiting for the day when we all can resume activities as before.

Meanwhile please feel free to contact me for any feedback, concerns or just a simple chat about your loved one.

Keep safe and well,


– Welcome –

Like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to our new residents and their families and friends over the past few months, Our thoughts and prayers are also with the families of those residents who are no longer with us.

Welcome to our new staff members.

– Mothers Day –

Mother’s Day was a hard time for a lot of our residents with the restrictions in place, Marie our Lifestyle Officer held an Afternoon Tea which everyone enjoyed the cupcakes and Nibbles.

– Happy Birthday –

We have celebrated a few Birthdays in the pasted few weeks, we all enjoyed the cakes and singing.

– Letters-

It is lovely to know everyone in the local area are all thinking of our residents that are been isolated from their family’s for such a long time, during the first few weeks we had a lovely gesture from the local catholic primary school (Our Lady Of Fatima Caringbah) who’s children wrote us letters letting us know they were thinking of us all, The residents really enjoyed the kind words and were overwhelmed and sent a big thankyou to the children for brightening up there day.

– Cleaning –

We all appreciate the hard work that the cleaning and maintenance staff who are making sure our home is kept clean and making sure all surfaces and common areas are wiped down frequently and in working order.

– Skype –

During this hard time for our residents we have introduced the world of Skype Video Chats which the residents are loving to embrace the technology, to stay in touch with their family members.

– Resident Profile –

1. Tell us about yourself – where were you born, go to school and what are some of your life achievements?

I am Marcia I lived at Waverley when I was a young girl and when to Waverly Girls School, My achievements are marrying my husband Richard and having my Children.

2. Where did you live before moving into Pathways?

I lived in Cronulla and my Husband still lives in the family home.

3. What do you enjoy most about living at Pathways?

How kind the staff are and the fun and laughter we have.

4. What specific activities do you enjoy participating in?

I never knew what it was like to be in Age Care and when I first came here I was surprised how friendly people were.

Warm Winter Treat
From our Executive Chef, Barry Rogers

It’s that time of the year where the Chefs at Pathways put their creative minds to work to create another exciting seasonal menu for the colder months ahead.

After consultation with our Residents, Pathways has included in the new menu an extra hot meal choice at Dinner time.

A selection of old favourites and some new tastes are included such as:

  • Traditional Cornish pasties
  • Greek Moussaka.
  • Poached Ocean Trout herb mayonnaise.
  • Pickled Pork and mustard seed sauce.
  • Bubble and Squeak Fritters.
  • Lamb chops with tomato and onion.
  • Lots of Seafood dishes- Prawns, Calamari, Salmon, Fried Seafood basket.

And for dessert:

  • Queens Pudding.
  • Apple turnover.
  • Pear and raisin crumble.

Here we have included our recipe for Cornish Pasties. Hope you will enjoy.

Easy Cornish Pasty Recipe

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cuisine: British, Cornish, English
Servings: 3

  • 500 g shortcrust pastry
  • 150 g potato chopped or diced
  • 75 g swede chopped or diced
  • 75 g onion diced
  • 200 g beef skirt diced
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Lashings of salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 165c and line a large baking sheet with baking
  2. Roll out your shortcrust pastry and cut around a 20cm plate to make
    a circle of pastry. Lay out on a work surface dusted lightly with flour.
    Repeat with the remaining pastry so you have 3 pastry circles.
  3. Lay 1/3 of the potato, swede, onion and finally beef skirt on the
    centre of each circle. Aim to have the ingredients well spread out so
    as each bite gets a mix of flavours.
  4. Add a small knob of butter on top of each pile of ingredients.
  5. Season extremely well with salt and pepper. This step is vital, please
    don’t skimp! You want to feel the heat from the black pepper as you
    eat your pasty.
  6. Fold one pastry side over to meet the other, enveloping all the filling
    in. If any bots stray, simply poke them back in. Gently press the
    two edges together, and then crimp to form a sealed edge along the
  7. Lay out on the lined baking sheet, then brush generously with the
    egg wash. No need to pierce a hole in your pasty, try to keep the
    pastry intact if you can.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes. Remove and devour
    hot, or let cool fully on a wire cooling rack before packing away in a
    lunch box.