Recently, Resthaven Murray Bridge reached out to the local community to improve a popular activity on-site.
Lifestyle Coordinator, Soraya Fitzgerald, says, ‘We needed a stronger, more durable prop to use for our growing golf activity on-site. We had been using a modified cardboard box as our target, and it was taking a beating!’
Soraya came across the Murraylands Community Men’s Shed, which was the perfect group to join in on a project to create a sturdy target.
‘Mick and the men at the Murraylands Community Men’s Shed were more than accommodating and willing to help us out.’
The Murraylands Community Men’s Shed is a small, local not-for-profit group that aim to provide engaging venues for men of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.
‘This was a great way for us to reach out and build connections within the community.’
‘Now we have built a relationship with them, we may well work with them again in the future!’
While the group were happy to assist, Resthaven Murray Bridge provided a small donation of fifty dollars to cover the material costs.
‘The Men were very accommodating, not wanting us to pay too much for such a piece that will bring joy to a lot of people for many years to come.’
‘They take a lot of pride in their work and are a wonderful bunch of men who support their community.’
‘We certainly had a great time taking part in this project, and we have already received great praise from residents at [Resthaven] Murray Bridge.’
What will they do next?
For more information on the group, visit their website here.
Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.
Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.