When we say we’re ‘helping the world they left behind,’ what does that really mean? Because Sovereign Funerals is a not-for-profit funeral company, all profits from every funeral go toward community projects right here on the northside of Brisbane, and around the world.

One of the projects we support is Mindful Colouring…

Residents in the Airlie Lodge/Memory Support Unit each day have the opportunity to be creative. At this time we have approximately 11 residents who do Mindful colouring some more than others. Their art work is put up on the walls for all to see. Praise and encouragement is given for their Emotional Well-being and Self-worth. The Residents assist with decorating the Lodge for different events through-out the year including Christmas, Spring and Mother’s Day etc.

I wish to thank Trevor and Sovereign Funerals for the generosity they have given through-out the years. It is very much appreciated.

Mindful colouring has many benefits including:-

  • It relaxes the brain – our brains are processing so many thoughts at one time.
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Generates mindfulness reducing the thoughts of restless mind
  • Potential to lower negative thoughts
  • Fosters direct attention
  • Increases creativity
  • Enhances motor skills
  • It’s a hobby anyone can do

Elissa Daly
Diversional Therapist/Lifestyle Co-ordinator of the Airlie Memory Support Unit – Nazarene Rothwell Aged Care