An Assisted Living Community Gives Back

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While the holiday season is a prime time for giving back to the community, there was one group of individuals that was way ahead of the game in the past year.  Throughout 2011, residents of Byron House Assisted Living in Potomac, Md. were extremely busy crocheting and knitting garments for families in need.

Retirement Home Residents Helping Others

Residents of the assisted living community Byron House worked together throughout 2011 to knit scarves and hats for families in Montgomery County.

In a collaborative effort, the community made 100 baby bonnets and scarves for infants and toddlers.   While residents were responsible for knitting and crocheting the squares, family members and staff finished the job sewing them into beautiful bonnets and scarves.  Individuals in the greater community were also invited to join in the cause by donating yarn.

Sharon Borowiec, director of Byron House, which is part of the nonprofit organization Victory Housing, said, “My residents are very excited to be able to make this generous donation.”

All of the garments were presented on November 10th to Family Services Inc., one of Maryland’s oldest and most experienced nonprofit social services organizations.  Established in 1908, Family Services serves and supports many of the most vulnerable families in Montgomery County.   Director of Marketing & Communication, Wendy Enderson, said she was “extremely delighted to receive such a charitable donation from the seniors, ages 69-99, who worked tirelessly to make sure that little heads and necks would be kept warm this winter.”

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