Last Sunday, we spent an afternoon playing Bingo, crafts and flower decorating with the Residents of Sunrise. It was lovely to see everyone getting involved and we thank all the volunteers and YP Leaders for their time and effort. Special mention to Justin and Sheryn for organising the event and thank you also to the Management Team and Residence at Sunrise Supported Living for allowing us to visit.
Read the event reflections from Judy and Tarryn:
“I had a really lovely afternoon. It gave me such joy and pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of the residents that attended. The room was filled with lots of laughter and fun and I am grateful to have been part of the experience. It’s so good to give back to the Community and give some importance and acknowledgment to a Senior who has a wealth of experience and knowledge that is sometimes forgotten and not recognised by other Community members. However, we are so lucky at St James having such great volunteers both young and mature adults who have such respect and understanding of our older community. It was evident on Sunday. Thanks to the Young Paulists.”
– Judy D, Parishioner at St James
“It was a joy to be able to volunteer some time at the Sunrise Supported Living Village on Sunday. Playing bingo was a big hit with the residents and they were thrilled with the prizes they received. I had a great time looking over the shoulder of some residents during bingo to ensure they didn’t miss a number (they were experts at it as not much help was needed at all). The biggest highlight of the day was definitely seeing the residents eyes light up when they saw all the books that had been donated to their library. Overall it was a great experience enjoyed by all.”
– Tarryn M, Teacher at St Francis
The YP Core Team Leaders would like to thank Judy and Tarryn for their reflections.
Join the YP Core Team Leaders for our May event! Join us to explore key themes in the letter to help us respond to the question at the heart of the Pope’s Encyclical: What Kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up? (#160).
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