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Rugs for Ararat aged-care residents

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Members of East Grampians Health Service Residents’ Support Group have been busy knitting knee rugs for residents in Ararat’s 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court aged-care centres.

Beryl Raselli spent many hours knitting the squares and members then sewed the squares into colourful knee rugs, which have been put to good use during the winter months. The effort involved the creation of 15 rugs.

Residents’ support group president Marlene Goudie said members had been unable to volunteer in the aged-care centres due to visitor restrictio­ns and lockdowns.

“So we decided donating hand-knitted rugs for our residents would not only keep them warm during winter, but also let them know we are thinking of them,” she said.

“We have really missed visiting residents and enjoying activities with them and hope that we will be able to do so again very soon.”

 ??  ?? RUGGING UP: East Grampians Health Service Residents’ Support Group members Jane Richardson, left, and Heather Steedman, co-ordinated a knitted-rug program for 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court in Ararat.
RUGGING UP: East Grampians Health Service Residents’ Support Group members Jane Richardson, left, and Heather Steedman, co-ordinated a knitted-rug program for 70 Lowe Street and Garden View Court in Ararat.

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