Men’s group a suc­cess

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

BETHANIE Ri­versea staff have seen “great re­sults” from a men’s group at the Mos­man Park aged-care fa­cil­ity.

Since Novem­ber last year, the male res­i­dents have en­gaged in a weekly group to play cards, bocce or other hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to en­cour­age in­ter­ac­tion.

Mt Clare­mont res­i­dent David Chap­man said he vol­un­teered to run the men’s group once a week.

“It’s very fe­male­dom­i­nated here, so it’s good for the guys to get to­gether,” Mr Chap­man said.

“They don’t nec­es­sar­ily en­gage, but it’s just a chance to get to­gether and have a beer with­out the ladies around.”

Ri­versea res­i­dent Roy Litch­field said he had very dif­fer­ent hob­bies in his past.

“One thing that has al­ways been a hobby of mine is shoot­ing,” he said.

Ther­apy as­sis­tant Juanna Choi said of the var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties for Ri­versea res­i­dents, the men were hap­pi­est to come along to this group.

“They know it’s just the guys and they can en­joy each other’s com­pany and have a chat.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d442945

Ian Broad­foot, Mau­rice Lee, Alex Heben­ton, Roy Litch­field and Don­ald South play­ing cards at the fa­cil­ity.

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