Article for PebbleCreek Post by Marlene Kuskie
PebbleCreek Quilters Make a Difference
No one looks forward to when they might have to be a resident of a memory unit or assisted care. The hours are long and anxiety is often a part of memory loss. The PebbleCreek Quilters hope to make a difference in the lives of those residents by making fidget/activity mats. These activity mats provide the opportunity for the person to do something with their hands as well as their minds. Fifteen activity maps were made by PC quilters for Abrazo. Carol Winston shows one activity mat, other mats included other activities. Community service is a significant mission of the PebbleCreek Quilters. Making these activity mats are a part of that mission, to make life more meaningful with our created projects. Another fifteen cotton flannel baby blankets were presented to Abrazo as well.
Article in PebbleCreek Post by Marlene Kuskie
PebbleCeekers Come Together to Help Foster Children.
Sharon Moran began a project of making bags for foster children. So often, when children are removed from the home, they have little to go with them to their foster family. Channel 15 featured ‘Just for Me’ during the month of February which became the conduit for the bags to be given to foster children.
Sharon took this to heart and made bags and then filled them with items for children in transition (items for hygiene, blankets to comfort , toys, a piece of clothing, etc). Wendy Aybar (Community Service Coordinator for PebbleCreek Quilters) is shown donating quilts by the members for different ages of children. Nimble Needles of PebbleCreek, also, made donations for the bags.
With combined efforts, our residents are making a difference in the lives of others outside our community. Just check out your 2018 Resource Guide for phone numbers and times for gathering. There are so many ways to become involved and help others while enjoying the fellowship of your fellow PebbleCreek Neighbors.