OSWEGO – Members of the knitting club at Springside at Seneca Hill have been thinking of others while they knit afghans.
The group recently donated its handiwork to Oswego County Hospice.
“We enjoy getting together each week to knit and we donate our work to various local organizations, including hospice,” said member Sharon Figiera.
The colorful, hand knit afghans were donated in memory of former club members, Lois White and Beula White.
“It’s a wonderful gift these ladies provide to our patients,” said Betty Dunsmoor, Hospice Volunteer Bereavement Coordinator. “The donation of the afghans is very much appreciated by our patients and their families. Not only does it put a smile on their faces, but brings warmth to their bodies.”
Springside’s knitting club also supports other community groups, such as the Salvation Army, Human Concerns and a couple of area military organizations.
Community members can purchase hand knit items made by club members at Springside’s Soup Lovers events held the second Wednesday of each month from October through April.
The proceeds from the sale are used to support club donations.
Seated from left are Millie McCann, Inger Stern and JoAnn Geraci.
Standing are Marilyn Stevens, Margaret Polson, Sharon Figiera, Lorraine Nash, Arlene Townsend and Ann Eason.
Missing from the photo are Kay Vermilyea, Gail Sanders and Helena Harbert.
Springside at Seneca Hill offers a carefree lifestyle to active seniors age 62 and older, with maintenance-free one and two-bedroom apartments and duplex and cottage style homes.