Over the fall and winter months, residents of Bedford Towers in New Bedford, Borden East and Borden West in Fall River, and Fairhaven Village in Fairhaven participated in a new program called “Knit for A Cause” under the direction of Regional Wellness Nurse Linda Harrison, RN, BA.
Residents were invited to join Linda to knit and crochet items for local charities. All materials were donated by Peabody Properties and Linda taught residents to knit who were eager to learn. Knitting every week helped residents reduce isolation while learning new skills.
The Southcoast Health Ambassadors Group was chosen as the recipient of the knit and crocheted hats for their “New Beginnings Baby Baskets” program. This program provides baby baskets to support newborns born with drug exposure with the hopes of improving long term outcomes. The group services patients of local hospitals: Charlton Memorial, St. Luke’s and Tobey. Representatives from the Southcoast Health Ambassadors group visited the residents and collected items for the program expressing immense gratitude for their contributions. In total, 399 hats and two blankets were donated to this worthy cause.
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