A Visit to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center

Shawls for Alzheimer's Resource Service-Dec 2015 001 for webAs the year comes to a close, I’m wrapping up a variety of projects, including the first delivery of shawls to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center at Indiana University Health Bloomington. It was a pleasure to meet Dayna  Thompson, the Alzheimer’s educator, and to learn more about the services she provides. What a positive presence in our community!

When I lived in Richmond, Indiana, I belonged to a wonderful group of knitters who went by the name “Loops of Love.” They made hats and mittens at Christmas time, baby hats for Reid Health, and much, much more. I hope they don’t mind if I christen our project “Bloomington Loops of Love.”

Many thanks to the knitters and crocheters at Sherwood Oaks  Christian Church, Claire Nisonger, Elle Mason, Deb Wehman, and others who are picking up their crochet and knitting needles to make shawls and lap blankets for this good cause. I hope the shawls bring as much comfort and pleasure to the recipients as they do to those of us who enjoy the feel of fiber, the rhythmic motion of our needles, and the knowledge that we are contributing to someone’s peace of mind.

Wishing you happy holidays and peace and joy in the new year!


About JP in B-town

JP grew up on a sheep farm in northwest Ohio. She learned to knit by the age of ten, and loves the smell of wool. She fell in love with reading, a habit she fed with weekly visits to a nearby Carnegie Public Library. Reading fed her desire to become a writer, and her dream of traveling the world. She resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where she continues to knit and write.
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