Wanted - good men for cause

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - PAUL MIL­TON BUT­LER

LAST week’s record drench­ing might have blown the dust off the re­gion but it didn’t rain down what Loretta Bid­good needs - men.

The Oz­care Port Dou­glas di­ver­sional ther­a­pist would love it to be rain­ing men to help her con­duct more ac­tiv­i­ties at the cen­tre.

De­spite con­stantly com­ing up with new ideas to en­gage res­i­dents and keep them ac­tive, she is in des­per­ate need of a few blokes to help her out.

Ms Bid­good wants peo­ple of all ages and back­grounds and skills but with an em­pha­sis on men to step up and help out.

“I re­ally need men at the mo­ment be­cause I want to es­tab­lish a men’s group so we can or­gan­ise a fish­ing club or pub chats, work­ing with tools and mak­ing items such as bird baths, what­ever they feel like re­ally,” Ms Bid­good said.

“But I find men re­late bet­ter to men in more tra­di­tional fields such as us­ing tools and mak­ing stuff and fish­ing - all the blokey things rather than a wo­man telling them. “But we need the ladies too. “They are in­valu­able in do­ing tasks such as read­ing the news­pa­pers to our pa­tients who want to know what is go­ing on in the out­side world as well as all other types of books and magazines.

“We would love any mu­si­cians or dancers any­one from the arts to come and vol­un­teer, two to three hours a week would be great.”

Oz­care Port Dou­glas is a 74-bed aged care fa­cil­ity near Four Mile Beach which of­fers res­i­den­tial aged care for clients with de­men­tia, low and high care needs.

If you would like to be a vol­un­teer, call Ms Bid­good at Oz­care Port Dou­glas on 4087 2800.

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