I was recently invited to do a workshop at an Assisted Living Facility for both residents and nursing staff. Needless to say, when I saw how happy they were to be doing something crafty, I asked permission to come back to stamp with them once a month, not as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but as a volunteer. I cannot express enough how gratifying my experience with them was and that I'm very excited THEY are excited to have me back. Some needed a great deal of help, and others did just fine. But, they were all so tickled that they made something and got to KEEP it and use it however they wished. My heart was like ta' bust when I walked out the facility on Monday.
If you have any ideas for extremely simple stamping projects for the elderly that you believe they would enjoy, please contact me via the PM system, and send me a link, if you've uploaded. This was my first time, and I would love to see what you have done and share ideas! :D
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 GMT Views: 2039
Stamps: Jumbo Bold Snowflakes, Label Classics, Little Layers II, Sincere Salutations
Registered: October 1, 2005 Location: in the land of princes Posts: 293
Mon, Nov 21, 2005 @ 7:31 PM
that was really nice of you and glad it warmed your heart too... my grandma had alzheimers and had to live there before she sadly passed away 6 years ago and I still miss her so much. Its a wonderful caring thing you are doing and making time for you and I am proud of you and appreciate you sharing... take care, happy thanksgiving, and many blessings, dawn g
------------------------------ Take care and many blessings, Dawn G.
Dawn G, proud happy mom to Conner and Justin Colby "Mommy's sweet and sassy sonshines!"