Mats made to help the mind

Former aged care employee and Renmark business owner Jennifer Richards (left) has introduced Activity Mats into the community for those with physical/mental disabilities and dementia. Ms Richards is pictured with Paringa resident Lorraine Radford, who sews the mats.
TWO local ladies have introduced into the community lap-sized blankets designed to stimulate the mind of those living with physical/mental disabilities and dementia

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Celeste Newbery


Celeste Newbery joined the Murray Pioneer in January 2016 after working at the Transcontinental in Port Augusta. Celeste completed a Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media) and Graduate Diploma in Journalism at the University of South Australia. She grew up in the Barossa Valley before moving to Adelaide in 2010 to complete her studies then Port Augusta in 2013 to begin her journalism career.