Mercy Place Mandurah residents knit beanies for babies


Staff Jill Sinclair, Danielle Sadkiewicz, Tash Cook and Ashleigh Dear pick up some knitting tips from residents Iris Driver, Sylvia Mazal, Beth Vine, Sylvia Mason and Sylvia Willcock.
Picture: Jon Hewson         www.communitypix.com.au   d452817
Staff Jill Sinclair, Danielle Sadkiewicz, Tash Cook and Ashleigh Dear pick up some knitting tips from residents Iris Driver, Sylvia Mazal, Beth Vine, Sylvia Mason and Sylvia Willcock. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d452817

The seniors meet weekly to handcraft the headwear for the tiny tots, while at the same time teaching staff at the not-for-profit aged care provider the traditional handicraft.

Mercy Health state manager Anita Ghose said the residents in the knitting group were both talented and caring.

“This really is a fantastic initiative, not just for the babies who will benefit but also for our residents, who are really enjoying sharing their incredible talent for knitting with the next generation, Mercy Health’s staff,” she said.

“Many of our residents have been keen to join the club and take part in the creative process of making the beautiful little beanies.

“It’s certainly very rewarding for them and we can see that by contributing to a great initiative, their own lives are also being enriched.”