NEW friendships and bonds were formed in the most simplest of ways at one of Leeton’s aged care facilities recently.
The Alf Herrmann Lodge recently put out an invitation to the Leeton Men’s Shed to head on over for a morning tea and chat with some of their male residents.
Shed treasurer Garry Chambers and secretary Don Graham took up the offer, making the short trek from the shed to the lodge.
The morning tea was held in the lodge’s dementia unit, with 11 men taking part.
Alf Herrmann Lodge leisure and lifestyle officer Joanne Edwards said the morning had many surprising turns.
“We invited the men’s shed to come over and have morning tea with us, but what happened was really quite special,” she said.
“Many of the men in the dementia unit obviously aren’t able to talk and remember like they used to, but Garry and Don made sure they took their time and had a conversation with each of them.
“Because they are all from this area, they knew them so they were able to ask them questions and spend time with them.
“It was lovely.”
The members also brought with them some of the items they have made at the shed with a promise of returning when the weather warms up.
“It was wonderful to see so many bonds being created,” Ms Edwards said.
“We extended the offer to the men’s shed in the hope it would create that bond and link between them and our residents.
“It was a fantastic morning.
“Garry and Don came for morning tea, but they were there until at least lunch time.”
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