BY MELANIE WADE –
The residents of Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab get a special treat each Wednesday with the weekly sewing club. Volunteers Debbie Gagnon and Janet Jewell bring sewing machines, fabric, and accessories each week and help residents make pillows, quilts, and more. “My mom was here and she liked to sew,” said Gagnon. “So, we started to give them something to do” and something to smile about.
The pair purchased a truckload of fabric a few years ago and continues to sew items from the original fabric. The pillows the residents make are sold as fundraisers, mostly to the staff at Rich Mountain Nursing. Each Wednesday is also their ‘donut social’ day, so it’s a double treat.
If you would like to participate in the residents’ activities, call Bonne Gibbs, Activities Director, at 479-394-3511, and she’ll be able to tell you where you can help.