Sandy feet and simple pleasures
The simple pleasure of having sandy toes and walking on the beach has been captured on film as part of a project revealing real client stories.
Peggy is among the clients taking centre stage in a series of videos that has rolled out on Channel Nine.
She hadn’t been to the beach in many years when Silver Chain care aide Margaret suggested a walk along Avalon Beach in Mandurah.
“A little while back Peggy and I were food shopping, and on our way back we stopped at Avalon beach to have a look at the sea,” Margaret said.
“Peggy told me that she hadn’t been in the sand for many, many years. We took off our shoes, we rolled up our trousers, and we walked towards the sea.
“It was a really simple but beautiful thing to do. And the smile on Peggy’s face will stay with me forever. It’s an important part of helping people live better, independent lives.”
Whether it’s enjoying hobbies, contributing to the community or just having a good old chat, our specialist care team provide companionship and support to make sure our clients stay connected.
It’s doesn’t have to be a walk on the beach, with our social support services clients decide what they would like to do.
That includes helping to get out and about, having company for meals, going to the movies or getting some exercise. We’ll also take clients to join community groups and help with shopping and banking.
Many of our clients also enjoy visits to our social centres where they can socialise, relax and have fun.