Nautical knowledge comes to the fore

Oxford Court Lifecare residents (from left) Tony Roche, Roy Innes and Les Hodges show off the display they created to celebrate the recent International Maritime Day, in Dunedin.

Mr Hodges said it was a special day for the three of them because of their previous nautical involvement.

"Tony has a background in boat building, Roy spend two years in the navy and has been involved in sailing, and I have done some sailing and a lot of boat building over the years."

The display featured a large model yacht which Mr Hodges had built a full-size version of when he was working.

Other residents contributed to their project by making a fleet of paper yachts.

It took about a week to bring everything together, he said.

"We all felt it was inspiring and nice to work as a team with our various abilities.

"It really has been a lovely project for the older people here."

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