Healing HeArts Gives Knitting and Crafts a New Purpose

Pathways Hospice is introducing a program that provides caregivers and the bereaved a therapeutic way to diminish feelings of isolation while increasing their sense of purpose to patients and loved ones. Healing HeArts is a combination of open studio time and knitting circle that comes together every Tuesday, starting September 15, from 10 a.m. – noon. All skill levels are welcome.

Master knitter and Pathways volunteer, Kaye Collins, will lead the Healing HeArts Knitting Group. Collins will teach beginners how to knit while guiding the whole group to create a lap blanket and hat that will be donated to patients.

The Healing HeArts Art Studio will also be available during the group time for participants to work on projects other than knitting, who might not find the time or space to dedicate to their projects.

Participants may bring their own supplies to work on their own projects, or use the donated supplies Pathways will have available for the group. However, individuals using the donated knitting supplies are asked to make their projects for hospice clients.

For the studio, participants may bring their own supplies to work on their own projects or a $10 donation if using studio supplies.

To register for the Healing HeArts group, or for more information, please contact Annice Johnson at (970) 663-3500 or annice.johnson@pathways-care.org.

About Pathways Hospice:

Established in 1978, Pathways Hospice is a non-profit agency providing exceptional hospice care in the last months of life, palliative consultation and counseling for those with long-term serious illness and community-wide grief support for residents of Larimer and Weld counties in northern Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.pathways-care.org/.

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