Warm welcome for aged care residents

A knitting group has crafted a warm and friendly welcome for the first residents of Torquay’s new aged care residence.

VMCH opens Star of the Sea Aged Care Residential Aged Care in October and it will be next door to its retirement village in Horseshoe Bend Road.

About 20 ladies who live at Star of the Sea Retirement Village have spent the last nine months knitting about 60 knee rugs for the first new residents arriving at the 96-bed aged care residence in a few weeks.

One of the knitters, Jo-anne Hyde said residents at retirement community were excited to meet their new neighbours and wanted to make them feel welcome.

“I imagine we will have a relationship and that was the intention of the knee rugs. We jokingly said that we were knitting the two communities together,” Jo-Anne said.

Star of the Sea Retirement Living Co-ordinator, Robyn Leahy, said its residents were already talking about ways to forge a connection between the two communities.

“We already have residents asking if they can do volunteer work there, whether it is reading or just going in for a chat. We have had a lot of interest in that,” Robyn said.

Star of the Sea Open Day

VMCH opens the doors for the public to see its newest aged care residence on Saturday, 21 October, 10am to 1pm.

Here is a great chance to see outstanding residential aged care, receive personalised advice or go on a tour.

Where: 1290 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Torquay.

To learn more phone Pip on 0418 317 901 or visit vmch.com.au


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