Are you in search of a project that can bring light to others lives at their darkest times? Consider Quilts of Compassion, a nationwide charitable organization with its roots right here in Toledo. Started when founder Janice Grimes received a blanket from a chaplain while in the hospital recovering after a car accident, Quilts for Compassion creates and disperses quilts and afghans to those in need around the world. According to its website, the group has delivered more than 60,000 blankets to hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, homeless shelters, hospice facilities, rehabilitation facilities, halfway houses, at-risk youth facilities, homes for abused and neglected women and children, the missionary field overseas and disaster response areas in the United States. If you are interested in donating quilts, or actually joining one of the numerous sewing groups in the area that works with Quilts for Compassion, contact Grimes at 419-708-9343 or check out the website quiltsofcompassion.com.
Changing communications with COVID-19 You’ve texted (and occasionally even Face-timed) your friends, children and grandchildren countless times, and perhaps you have participated in an occasional Zoom event. But those modes of communication just don’t replace the face-to-face time and personal contacts that have been removed from our lives due to the pandemic. But, technology may
After a lazy summer soaking in the sun, gardening and afternoon swims, let’s look forward to the joys of changing seasons. Approaching the time of pumpkin patches and chrysanthemums, cinnamon donuts and cider, changing leaves and crisp air — fall means a trip on the open road to witness the changes across the countryside. We
PESTO Pesto is the single best use of our huge basil plants! It is easy, delicious, and easily adapted. We are giving our basic recipe, suggesting changes and mentioning a few uses for Pesto. Recipe 2-3 big handfuls of clean basil leaves ⅓ C. Toasted pine nuts ½ C. Parmesan cheese 1 clove of garlic,
The desire to learn never really goes away, no matter how old you are. Whether learning and training in a new skill or simply finding out more about a new topic, human curiosity endures. Older adults have a plethora of ways to satisfy that urge— both at home and in the classroom. With a rise