The Blanket Blog

Parker Memorial Homes, a beautiful assisted living facility in Highland Park


Joan Schick Blanket Project board member Sharon Zavodnick made an introduction via Harry Glazer of the Francis Parker Memorial Homes so that I could speak about the project at their beautiful assisted living facility in Highland Park. Their recreation director, Pat Newman reached out to me to let me know a group had worked on some blankets for the Project. We set up a time for me to tell the story of the genesis of the project. Today was so yucky out. I had a major tooth problem this morning. I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but there was an abundance of rain worms like I’d never seen: the fattest, longest and creepiest and they were everywhere. And then I walked into the facility where twenty sweet faces waited to hear my story. The residents were interested and charming. And they made the gorgeous blankets pictured here. I walked into the meeting feeling one way and as always, am now feeling gratitude and warmth associated with the JSBP and I am reminded that people love to help others.