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Stone & Wood's Dane Pitman with Feros Village Wommin Bay resident Ian Malcom. Photo: supplied

Happy hour for residents as brewery connects with aged care village

Lager. Ale. Stout. Or even a cheeky shandy.

No matter the order, it was happy hour at Feros Care’s Wommin Bay village when a troupe of brewery workers donated their time and their beer to lift spirits at the aged care home.

The 11 Stone & Wood Brewery volunteers joined the residents for a trip to the beach before heading back to the village to enjoy lunch over coffee, beers and karaoke.

Stone & Wood communications and community engagement manager Jasmin Daly said paying it forward felt good.

“We left the Feros Village on Thursday with full hearts,” Daly said. “The team got so much out of spending time with the residents and I feel like they did too.”

Daly said the team was inspired to keep reaching out to residents and was mindful to not make such events “tokenistic”.

“That’s why we want to work with not-for-profits to build meaningful relationships and for our team to support them in the ways they need it.”

Feros Village positive living assistant Lisa Burnie said the brewers brought an “injection of energy and good vibes”.

“It was just beautiful to see a big wave of youth breathe new life into the place.

“Some of the team made such genuine connections that they have planned to come back and see the residents one-on-one,” Burnie said.

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