Residents at Karingal Nursing Home in Dalby have been empowered to maintain their independence, after the local Freemasons donated two specialised mattresses.
Dalby United Masonic Lodge together with Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland donated the mattresses which will help to reduce residents’ chances of getting pressure sores.
Dalby United Lodge Secretary David Wheelehen said improving the quality of life of elderly residents was the intent behind the donation.
“We’ve developed a great relationship with the nursing home and are keen to provide a helping hand where-ever we can,” David said.
“These mattresses will help to enhance residents’ overall well-being, so that they can continue to enjoy their older years,” he said.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark said by working together the Lodge’s impact could be maximised at a grassroots level.
“Empowering people to lead better lives is what we stand for – so this initiative was the perfect fit,” Gary said.
“Similarly, funding for an ageing population is one of the key areas we’re supporting as part of our long-term strategy.”
“So, I thank the local Freemasons for bringing the worthy cause to our attention,” he said.
Photo: Members of Dalby United Lodge Peter Horn (second from left), Brian Towers and David Wheelehen, Clinical Nurse Consultant Mickie Namour and nursing home residents.