'The day was worth every stitch': Brotherhood unites young and old(er)


24 December 2015

Estelle Vale, 79, is a wiz at knitting. And she loves giving gifts.
The ever-smiling Estelle has been a resident at Rathdowne Place, an aged care home and partner of the Brotherhood, for over a year.


'The day was worth every stitch'. said Estelle Vale, on left, after giving away her handmade blankets to kindergarten students Yusuf and Indiah.

The ever-smiling Estelle has been a resident at Rathdowne Place, an aged care home and partner of the Brotherhood, for over a year.

She recently joined her fellow Rathdowne residents for a Christmas giveaway for all the ages, when the Brotherhood organised a joyful event where the seniors were giving gifts to children from a nearby kindergarten.

 

 

Brotherhood aged care graduate Tina Crespan with her daughter Indiah.

Tina Crespan, 41, who recently completed an aged care certificate with the Brotherhood and a mother of one of the kindergarten children, enjoyed the inter-generational fun.

'It's a really nice Christmassy feel,' said Ms Crespan.

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