Paper planes donated for mental health awareness
Residents at a Umina aged care facility have made 200 paper aeroplanes to be displayed at Newcastle Airport in October as part of Mental Health Month.
Residents at Peninsula Villages teamed up with children from Wallaby St Early Learning Centre in Blackwall to fold and decorate the planes.
After a few sessions of folding and decorating, the Peninsula Village planes have been donated to the WayAhead organisation to be part of a fleet of others donated by community groups from across the state.
Peninsula Villages Chief Executive Mr Shane Neaves said the paper planes conveyed a special meaning for mental health awareness.
As part of its awareness initiatives for Mental Health Month, WayAhead encouraged people to connect and relieve isolation, he said.
"The sense of community encouraged at Peninsula Village is vital to maintaining the mental health of all residents.
"Whether it be through activities, excursions, or sharing a cup of coffee, the simple act of connecting with others can make such a difference at any stage of life, including later life."
Media release, 23 Aug 2019
Katey Small, Brilliant Logic
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