New Tricks

For something a little different this week, I thought I would share with you all a little visual snippet of what can entail in one of my volunteer visits.

In this case, it was finding out that resident Mary Walters, uncovered a new and tremendous talent upon moving in to Aged Care. With the push of a friend and carer plus a natural born ability, Mary has painted and drawn hundreds of beautiful pieces of art.

So beautiful in fact, that she has been featured in the Age Editor magazine, and is a woman in high demand at Christmas time for her personalised Christmas cards requested by the residents and staff at Estia Health Hope Valley.

This just scratches the surface on the stories that Mary has to offer. At age 95, Mary has lived an accomplished life with depths that weren’t always easy.

But as we look back on Mary’s memories, she tells me with a contented look of pride and pleasure across her face: “Theres that saying ‘count your blessings’, well I think I count mine every day”.

“Everything has to come to an end one day and right now I am grateful for my mind and my life”.

Check out the video by following this link to vimeo: