GOG was invited along to a ‘Seniors Skill Sharing’ event this afternoon held at the Canberra Seniors Centre. We enjoyed an afternoon of chatting and connecting with some lovely people, while sharing the art and love of knitting and crocheting. Thanks to Megan from Consenses Community Events for the invitation and to the Goodeze who gave their time to join me this afternoon!
A Team Effort! Go Eels!
An elderly patient that had been hospitalized for months and away from family and her husband for months asked our staff if she could have a blanket to send to her husband on his 90th. She choose the Parramatta Eels blanket.
A kind staff member posted the blanket to its recipient in a country area.
It was fed back to me, what a tremendous hit it was and how it gave the gentleman much solace and comfort.
That’s what I call a team effort!
Permission to share this story was granted. – Kath
Today we held our first ‘Craft and Conversation’session at Taylor since the new year and it was a great success, despite the strange weather. We were joined by some of our wonderful GOG members and some absolutely lovely members of the Margaret Hendry primary school community, some continuing on from last year and some new members too! It was a small turn out as the rain kept people away, but with many keen voices floating around we are sure we’re going to be booming in the coming weeks. 😊 Thanks to Kathryn Deng for the photos!
On another hot day in Canberra it was wonderful to escape into the air conditioned comfort of the Canberra Raiders Club near Kippax for today’s GOG Working Bee.
It was eyes down and fingers busy as members sewed labels and knitted and crocheted their way through a couple of hours of the usual laughter, chat, sharing and teaching that are the hallmarks of every GOG Working Bee.
Despite many members protestations that they felt it had been too hot to craft in the last two weeks the donation table was again laiden with some wonderful creations that will bring joy and comfort to patients in the Canberra Health Services.
Thanks for another great afternoon everyone, your generosity and creativity always inspire me. – Barbara