Research has shown that pregnancy increases a woman’s risk of homelessness and vice versa – that homeless women are more likely to become pregnant than housed women. In fact, homeless families make up approximately 40% of the homeless population on any given night. The Lantern at Morning Pointe is an assisted living facility caring for those with Alzheimers and dementia whose residents made a goal to create no sew baby blankets each month for donation to local homeless shelters. This enables the residents to work with their fine motor skills and spend time with one another as they work towards a goal.
Morning Pointe encourages the community around them participate and will donate any baby blankets dropped off to the facility. As someone who’s always needed to keep busy (even while watching a movie) I appreciate small tasks to do that help give back as well. I enjoyed picking out matching fabrics and making these baby blankets, either while watching a movie at home or while spending time with the residents of Morning Pointe who were doing the same.