Crafty Seniors Prepare for Remembrance Day

on the Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Staff at Mercy Place Mandurah are the first to admit that their senior residents love getting involved with craft projects — particularly if they contribute to their local community.

In recent weeks a group of craft-orientated seniors has turned their attention to producing dozens of handcrafted poppies for Remembrance Day.

Mercy Place Mandurah Service Manager, Christina Venables, explains the residents make up a wonderful caring and sharing group, who offer each other support, advice and encouragement. Ms Venables says the group is always keen to participate in community projects.

“Our residents have been creating the most wonderful handmade poppies in conjunction with staff and volunteers at Lakelands Library, which will ultimately be taken to France in early November,” Ms Venables says. “The ladies involved have a huge commitment to the importance and relevance of Remembrance Day.

“Mercy Health fully supports these type of activities. We are focused on enriching the lives of those who choose to live with us, and supporting them to participate in activities that give their lives pleasure and meaning.”

Residents at Mercy Place Mandurah will commemorate Remembrance Day with a small service at the home on Sunday 11 November.

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