Seniors Give Back - GAC Faces of the Month
Sandra Nunn is an active participant at The Golden Age Centers. She not only attends the Paul Alandt Lake Shore Center regularly, she teaches knitting classes there. Once Sandra retired about a year and a half ago, she began teaching classes to the other women at GAC. She teaches them the basic skills of knitting and crocheting and then progresses to knitting blankets, scarves, and slippers. Sandra said, "It is a very rewarding experience teaching her friends and fellow GAC members a skill that is so important to her, as well as skill that they will have for the rest of their lives."
Sandra not only helps the other women learn to sew, she and the GAC knitting group also make hats for premature babies at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. "Before I retired, I came up with the idea to make hats for the babies because their heads are so small that one cannot find hats to fit their heads. It actually got addicting because it is fun and does not take too long," said Sandra. Sandra says that every fourth birth is a premature baby so the hospital can really use these hats. Sandra and the Golden Age Center knitting group also make hats for The Salvation Army to distribute to homeless persons and a local daycare center.
Sandra certainly enjoys her time at GAC. Besides knitting, she loves to watch movies with the others, socialize, and just being around people she can relate to. It has positively affected her life because she enjoys being able to get out of the house and be with people her age. "We get to go on trips to restaurants and malls, as well as participate in the exercise club. I really enjoy playing the new Wii game system that the center just got and watching movies," said Sandra.
"Hats off" to Sandra and so many other seniors who make this world a better place!