INSTEAD of holding its annual seniors high tea Crib Point Community House is distributing “goodie bags”, loaded with tea and coffee sachets, biscuits and cake and “some extra surprises”.
Community house manager Mary Budd said the free “goodie bags” would enable seniors to “have high tea at home to share with their other half or maybe invite a friend, if COVID-19 regulations allow”.
The community house also hosted a virtual high tea on Monday 12 October.
“Some of our wonderful volunteers helped deliver to those that were outside the five kilometre radius,” Ms Budd said.
She said 65 bags had been included with Crib Point Community Support Group meals while others were left at shops for senior customers in Crib Point, Bittern and Balnarring.
“All in all, 175 bags were enjoyed and we are still getting emails thanking us for making their day,” Ms Budd said. “We know it’s very important to take care of our mental health, especially in these trying times, but to get such wonderful feedback and know you have made someone’s day, frankly, makes our day too.”
The bags were sponsored by the Hastings and District Community Bendigo Bank, Josephine’s (biscuits and cake), Crib Point Pharmacy (samples), Crib Point Cellars (seniors’ discount) and Cafe 202.