Clients of the Resthaven Marion Community Services craft group have created hand-knotted macramé plant holders, just in time for spring.
Coordinator, Susan-Jane Billing, says, ‘The craft group, which meets weekly on Mondays at our centre at 43 Finniss Street, Marion, are supported by Therapy Assistant, Sue Deal, to develop craft projects that will stimulate their minds and support their general health.’
‘Macramé is a great example of this, as tying the knots not only requires a great deal of concentration, but strengthens hands and arms, and improves fine motor skills.’
‘Clients reported that they found the project challenging but rewarding, as it involved following a pattern of around/over/under/up.’
‘Participants also said that the activity was calming and soothing to the body, mind and spirit.’
‘This is exactly what we aim for in the group, along with improving cognitive ability, relieving pain, reducing stress – and, of course, enjoying socialising together.’
‘Well done to the Resthaven Marion Community Services craft group on their macramé creations.’
‘We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.’
Celebrating 85 years in 2020, Resthaven Incorporated is a not for profit, South Australian aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church. Resthaven’s residential and in-home care and support options are offered throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula and the Limestone Coast.