"Well it's not easy to grow old. But, I find that knitting fills in the void, and it's useful. It's an outlet for me and it's something that helps people." -Virginia Carmichael, a 100-year-old knitter, has been making baby sweaters and blankets for newborns in need for many years. She goes to Westside Baby in West Seattle to see what happens after she donates them. #icannojustsit
So much to learn from and share as a result of interacting with centenarians ...indeed, there's something extra special in seeing the wrinkled and old-age spotted hands of Virginia Carmichael touch the unmarred smoothness of infancy and newness on the face of one of the babies she has lovingly knitted a sweater for. And it is true that the sweater provides a warmth and comfort for the infant; but, just as true and equally as important, creating the little yarned cloaks provide a social wellness, emotional wellness, and spiritual wellness that are nothing less than fuel for health at any age, especially, it would seem for centenarians
...although Americans in their very golden years are still rare, the population has grown by 44% in recent years, from 50,281 in 2000 to 72,197 in 2014.
7 Life Secrets of Centenarians confirms that the need for wellness remains consistent across the lifespan as it lists emotional, physical, spiritual, and social wellness as still vital to health.
Helping you to open your own Wellness Window®. Laughs, love, and light all ways shine in this window. Chronic disease goes out while wellness comes in. Health shouldn't be a pain.