Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Warm Scarves for a Chilly Winter

Winter has undeniably arrived in Seattle, and everyone seems to be talking about the cold weather recently. So there was no better time for the Scarf Knitting Group at CISC's Sunshine Garden Senior Day Care Center to warm up our community a little with some scarf donations in recent weeks. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, New Beginnings, an organization providing support to victims of domestic violence, and CISC domestic violence clients received some of the Group's hand-made scarves, hats, and socks. The seniors also recently donated some of this winter clothing to the International District Housing Alliance, an organization that provides low-income International District residents with community-building and housing-related services.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Family Caregiver Appreciation

CISC held an appreciation party last week to honor our caregivers. Everyone shared a homemade dish, as well as some of their experiences taking care of their loved ones. Each caregiver also received DVDs about Stress Reduction and Medication Safety that were produced by CISC's Family Caregiver Program. Some of the caregivers are home-bound and were unable to attend, in which case they will have the DVDs delivered to them. Home-bound or not, we appreciate the work our caregivers do and are happy to support all of them!