Posts Tagged ‘ Spotlight ’

“When old ladies go wild”

Aug 28th, 2012 | By
“When old ladies go wild”

It really shouldn’t be surprising that when you get a bunch of women together, you get a lot of noise. Well and food. Lots of food. Although the noise thing is a pretty good factor, too. Which doesn’t bode well to the idea that all these women, 18-20 of them each Wednesday afternoon, are doing so in order to knit for charity. But knit they do. A year ago in June, Georgie Springer and several residents from Marymount Manor, 317 152nd St E, in Spanaway decided to knit for charity. They knit lap robes for nursing homes and hats for chemo patients, particularly men as there is a need for them.



Added support provided for family caregivers

Jul 30th, 2012 | By
Added support provided for family caregivers

Just a chance to sit down and quilt. That’s all she wants. A moment to herself.
Pat Ditter and her husband John have been married for 31 years. For the past few years Pat has also become John’s caregiver, tending to his daily needs as several medical conditions have made it impossible for him to do for himself. Seeing the decline in his health is not easy.
Quilting gives her a chance to take her mind off the many problems which surround her and do something that fills her heart. “Caregiving is hard work, very hard work. It’s labor intensive, emotionally draining



First ever Pierce County event recognizes “Angels on earth”

Jul 3rd, 2012 | By
First ever Pierce County event recognizes “Angels on earth”

On May 23, Healthcare Providers Council of Pierce County (HCPC) honored 35 Pierce County caregivers at an award ceremony at The Weatherly Inn in Tacoma. Lynessa Tinglum, a community outreach coordinator with Advanced Health Care and Kelly Smith Chambers, owner of Visiting Angels in Tacoma both belong to organizations in Thurston County that recognize the contributions of caregivers in the community. They also belong to HCPC, a non-profit organization made up of individuals working in organizations that provide services to seniors in Pierce County. They pushed for the first ever recognition event in Pierce County and began taking applications two months ago. They received 55 nominations with one nominee, Jennette Moore, receiving 13 nominations.



These students keep coming back for more

May 22nd, 2012 | By
These students keep coming back for more

There’s a white board and teacher, students and a computer. There are cookies and coffee and homemade chocolate candy. What differentiates this classroom from most other college classes is that the candy sparked a conversation about coconut oil and Alzheimer’s disease. Welcome to the 50+ classes at Clover Park Technical College. The course listings mostly involve art classes but Stephen Rousseau, with the school’s Continuing Education program, said that the intention is to increase the number of personal enrichment classes offered to complement current “basic path leads to success classes.”