Hello everybody! Thank you to all of you who came to our AGM and Touch Quilts showcase at the United Active Living Fishcreek Facility.

Thank you to our gracious hosts for allowing us to have the event in their space.

Dr. Sharon Moore gave a wonderful presentation on her Touch Quilts for Dementia research project. Her team and her are currently in the process of finishing up data collection.

It was inspiring to hear the community banding together and making unique quilts for each of the quilt recipients, as well as the impact these quilts have had on the standard of living on the seniors. The data collection phase is nearing completion and Dr. Moore and her colleagues will proceed with analyzing the impact. We will share the article once it is published.

 

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In the meantime, if you are interested in a touch quilt for your loved one or residents in your facility, please check out this website:  http://quirkyquilt.com/index.shtml

The author has many ideas here: http://quirkyquilt.com/crazy/crazy.shtml

There are tools and tips for making your own touch quilt along with patterns. If you have done something similar in the past and would like to share your experience or success stories, please feel free to contact us at info@creativeagingcalgary.com

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