Where there’s a wool, there’s a way—or hat
California seniors are trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes.
A group of female residents known as the Yak & Yarn club are readying for the holidays—and winter—by knitting hats for the homeless.
“We are so proud of these residents,” said Bruce Hoggan, executive director of Park Plaza, a Kisco Senior Living Community, in a press release. “Here at Park Plaza, we encourage our residents to find activities that they love doing and that keep them active, but we also find it so heart-warming when they decide to take it a step further to assist others.”
The women have already knit more than 500 hand-crafted caps Along with this recent holiday donation, Yak & Yarn club members will continue to donate to nonprofit organizations.
“While we enjoy being creative, each of us has a passion for giving back to our community,” said knitter Gerry Webb. “Before coming to Park Plaza, I was a foster mother for 19 children. It always warms my heart to know that I can use the motherly skills that I learned to continue to give back to children in need.”
Nicole was Senior Editor at I Advance Senior Care and Long Term Living Magazine 2015-2017. She has a Journalism degree from Kent State University and is finalizing a master’s degree in Information Architecture and Management. She has extensive studies in the digital user experience and in branding online media. She has worked as an editor and writer for various B2B publications, including Business Finance.