“We've been lucky to keep in touch with ours, but I can't imagine not getting to see their smiling faces every day."
In the delightful photo, the doting grandmother-of-six smiles while posing next to hubby Bert Newton, 82, and three of her daughter Lauren’s youngsters.
Patti then urged people to reach out to their elderly loved ones, who might be struggling not seeing their grandchildren amid the ongoing pandemic.
“It’s Grandparent’s Day this Sunday – if the oldies in your life have been feeling a little lonely, make sure you book in some play time and give them a call.
“Bert and I will be building @LEGO DUPLO with the grandkids and having an absolute ball! When we play, we can truly bond and connect through a shared creative language,” she wrote.
Enthusiastic fans were quick to comment on the post, with one fan writing: “@pattinewtonofficial you always look so beautiful and happy, bless you and your gorgeous grandchildren.”
Another person stated: “Thanks Patti, What a wonderful sight . Good to see Bert looking so well too.”
Meanwhile, a third fan added: “What a wonderfully happy photo! Just gorgeous of one and all.”
Patti also took the time to acknowledge how fortunate she and Bert are to be able to spend time with their grandchildren, whom they look after to help daughter Lauren.
“We have been looking after the kids but loving it and feel privileged to be needed,” she wrote, referring to her sixth grandchild’s recent premature birth.
Lauren, 40, and her former Olympic swimmer hubby, Matt Welsh, 43, welcomed their sixth child, a baby boy called Alby in August.
The couple are also parents to son Sam, 11, daughters Eva, nine, and Lola, six, son Monty, two, and daughter Perla, one.