On Thursday June 2, at the Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street Bendigo, members of the City of Greater Bendigo Planned Activity Craft Group met to celebrate their decorated tea-pot display that has been in the Bendigo library for two weeks.
While the teapots have been on display there have been activities in the library for children designed around these lovely teapots.
The teapots were decorated over a three week period and were used to adorn the tables at a recent Biggest Morning Tea which raised over $380 to support cancer research.
Joyce OEHM proudly shows off her Decorated Teapot which she had worked on over a period of three weeks and was one of many that were used to adorn the tables at a recent Biggest Morning Tea which raised over $380 to support cancer research.
Joyce is a member of the City of Greater Bendigo Planned Activity Craft Group.
The Craft Group meets every Thursday and has been operating for about two years.
The City of Greater Bendigo’s Planned Activity Groups (PAG) provide a planned program of activities that enhance the skills needed for basic daily living, provide support and interaction with others and respite for their carers.
By attending a PAG session the clients have an opportunity to participate in small friendly groups and take part in a range of activities and outings.
In Bendigo there are 16 PAG groups including the Craft Group who meet across 6 days of the week. Groups include men’s, ladies, craft, mixed groups, dementia specific and people with all types of interests. In the last financial year more than 750 PAG sessions were held in Greater Bendigo.
Members agree that the group is invaluable, with one lady saying it gave her a “reason to get of bed in the morning” and another stating that the co ordinators are a ‘lifeline’ for her.
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Betty Ellis(seated), Norma Emmers, Annie French, Joyce Oehm, Kathleen Humbert.
For further information about joining a PAG group please phone 5447 2248 or contact Commonwealth Carelink on 1800 052 222.