Innisfail’s Mary and Duncan Patterson visit their local pool twice a week.
The water aerobics workouts help keep their bodies fit, but the benefits to their mental well-being run much deeper.
Duncan has dementia and wife Mary is his full-time carer.
For Mary, the pool is a place of respite. For Duncan, it’s a source of social interaction.
At the pool, the Patterson’s are immersed in a community that cares, where the support and encouragement offered by their fellow exercisers is overflowing.