PLANNED ACTIVITY GROUP DECLARES WAR ON WASTE

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Tuesday 07 August 2018
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PLANNED ACTIVITY GROUP DECLARES WAR ON WASTE

Clients of Bass Coast Health’s (BCH) Planned Activity Group have joined the fight to save the environment.  The social support group was inspired by recent moves by local and major supermarkets to withdraw single-plastic bags, they decided to make re-useable cotton bags.  Initially designed for their own use, the group quickly realised they could spread their ‘war on waste’ message by making bags for family and friends.

 

BCH Manager of Occupational Therapy and Social Supports, Sally Phillips says the bags have proven to be popular gifts and the group are thrilled by the positive reception they’ve received.

 

“This is a really great initiative by the group and is what our social support groups are all about – staying active and independent and being socially connected with others.  This endeavour has magnified that connection even more by involving family, friends and other members of the community.  It’s fantastic to see our group members feeling that they are doing something meaningful and worthwhile”, she said.

 

In fact, the bags have been such a hit that the group is now considering expanding the idea by making bags for the broader community.

BCH’s social support groups are a great way for people to stay engaged.  Activities regularly include outings, BBQ’s, picnics, exercise program, guest speakers, skills sharing and friendship groups.

 

For more information about BCH’s social support groups, please call 03 5671 3343 or see the Planned Activity Group link under the Services tab on BCH’s website, basscoasthealth.org.au.





Pictured above: (Back row, L-R): Walter Berryman, Stanley Zeibell, Margaret Eurall, Norman Fink, Robert Mitchell

(Middle row, L-R): June Williams, Joan Clarke, Althea Drew, Phyllis Whitford, Fran Van Valkenburg, Peter Jobson, Jim Shilton

(Front row, L-R): Peter Maud and Arthur Biggins