Staff at Mercy Place Woree are the first to admit that their senior residents love getting involved with craft projects — particularly when it comes to contributing to their community.
And so it’s unsurprising that a group of craft-orientated seniors have, in recent weeks, turned their attention to a very specific project — producing dozens of handcrafted and knitted poppies in preparation for Remembrance Day.
Mercy Place Woree Service Manager, Charlene Reyes, explains the residents made up a wonderful caring and sharing group who offer each other support, advice and encouragement, and are always keen to participate in community projects.
“Our residents have been creating the most wonderful handmade poppies in conjunction with staff and volunteers at Mercy Place Woree; and the ladies involved are a truly dedicated group who have a commitment to the importance and relevance of Remembrance Day.
“Mercy Health fully supports these type of activities as we are focused on enriching the lives of those who chose to live with us, and supporting them to participate in enjoyable pursuits that give their lives pleasure and meaning.”
Residents at Mercy Place Woree will commemorate Remembrance Day by holding a small service within the home, and observing the traditional minute’s silence at 11 AM on Sunday 11 November.
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