Hats top off Cup day fun at Mercy Edgewater

Joy Hansen with lifestyle assistant Shelly Booth.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d445688
Joy Hansen with lifestyle assistant Shelly Booth.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d445688

MILLINERY skills were put to use at Mercy Edgewater to produce themed hats and fancy fascinators ahead of today’s Melbourne Cup.

The seniors’ talent stemmed from their dressmaking and sewing, skills learned during the war years when clothes were mended rather than discarded, or adjusted if they were handed down from an older sibling.

Mercy Health service manager Janelle McFarlane said the residents were looking forward to wearing their creations on Cup day.

“We’re absolutely focused on ensuring the lives of our residents at Mercy Edgewater are enriched, so it’s great to see this group in particular continue to pursue activities they love,” she said.

“Those involved are particularly creative, and it’s wonderful to see the pleasure and fun they derive from making their own hats and headwear for the race that stops the nation.”