Amana Living residents knit lap rugs for children in need

Wearne House in Mandurah is already on board.
Wearne House in Mandurah is already on board.

WHEELCHAIRS distributed to children in developing countries will come with an added extra thanks to the work of Coolbellup locals.

Residents at Amana Living’s Hale Hostel have spent the last six months knitting lap rugs.

On Wednesday they presented ten finished products to Wheelchairs for Kids, with the Australian group to include them with refurbished wheelchairs donated to in-need children across the world.

Amana Living chaplain Evelyn Crommelin said there were many benefits for those taking part.

“Being an active part of the community is an important way for older people to continue to live a meaningful life,” she said.

“It gives them a sense of purpose to be able to contribute to a worthwhile project such as Wheelchairs for Kids, but it’s also an opportunity to socialise.

“It also allows those who are isolated to feel they are part of a group and still contributing to the community.”

Ms Crommelin said Amana Living was looking to expand its involvement across its numerous centres.