AFTER a long year of hard-knocks, the Splinter Woodworking Group has officially re-opened at its new Armidale Showground venue.
The senior’s group was shut-down by Council last year after issues arose over the previous location of the workshop.
Acting Prime Minister and the Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce attended the official re-opening and spoke about the importance of remaining active after retiring.
“This is great to be working with people from the Splinters wood group and to see the work that they’re doing.
Giving people that great capacity to keep their social activity going because we know that’s how to keep the mind going,” he said.
Woodworker and club member, Leonie Yeomans says the social group keeps her busy with constructing toys and rocking chairs.
“It’s good to be here and do company and make things,” she said.
Senior Coordinator at Care for Seniors, Natasha Little has been working hard to get the group up-and-running again for months and says it’s fantastic to have it finally come together.
“It’s nice to see the recognition for the volunteers that have put endless hours and labour into this and to get the clients back and participating in an activity that is not easily accessible to many people,” she said.
“It’s nice to see the recognition for the volunteers that have put endless hours and labour into this."- Natasha Little, Senior Coordinator at Care for Seniors.
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