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Mid North Suicide Prevention Network member Lynnie Wehrmann has created a great activity idea to build community engagement and provide some entertainment for the elderly, where many have been severely affected by lack of social contact during the Covid-19 lock down.
Lynnie said the project was made possible by generous donations of several craft items from the local Jamestown community and the time donated by locals from Spalding in putting the 35 craft packs together. These packs are easy activities for the elderly, resulting in a great sense of pride and achievement for this age sector and providing them with a means of passing some time away while in lock down.
In difficult times it’s so important to think of others and the difficulties they might be facing and what can be done for them. Small things like this can make a big difference to someone else’s life. For people with elderly parents home alone, this is a great opportunity for some managed activity with encouragement from the grandchildren perhaps. Remember the rules, Social Distancing, Wash your Hands.
Lynnie said the activity packs have been packaged in a safe manner and quarantined for the correct period prior to distribution, and says she aims to offer other community engagement activities in the coming months.
Anyone who would like a pack to share or pass onto a friend please contact Lynnie on 0417 207 439.