‘Seaton Stitchers’ find a way to unwind.
There is nothing more special than seeing the deep friendships and bonds that form between McKenzie residents through our lifestyle activities.
At our Seaton Place facility in Queensland, one group of ladies have found a great way to connect with each other; every week they get together to knit and chat!
Nicknamed the ‘Seaton Stitchers’, the group has been getting together for over 3 years now – ever since the facility first opened. Some of the group keep busy working on their individual projects for family and friends, while others work hard to provide items for community groups in need. This includes making beanies and scarves for local charities that support the homeless such as the Night Ninjas. Other items are made for their fellow facility residents such as blankets, or to sell in the Resident Shop. Even the Sea Mariners have even been lucky enough to receive some beanies!
The weekly meetings are a lovely time for the women to sit and chat with their friends and learn more about each other. More importantly, in recent times it has become a second family to many in the group as lockdown restrictions prevented them from seeing their own families.
It is so heart-warming to see such generosity and kindness from these wonderful women. They are always thinking of others, and it is so pleasing to see these close relationships develop throughout the McKenzie community.