At the age of 80, Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill resident, Mary, decided it was time for her to stop doing alterations for family and friends but she wasn’t ready to stop sewing. In 2002, quilt shops and quilting classes were very popular so Mary talked her daughter into taking a class with her to see if this was something she wanted to pursue. After this first class, which met once a week for six weeks, Mary and her daughter were hooked.
Over the next 10 years Mary made several beautiful quilts, attended many quilt shows and met lots of new friends. Taking up a new hobby at the age of 80 proves that you can learn something new at any age with a little patience, persistence and motivation. What an inspiring example of what is means to be a lifelong learner.
Mary’s not just a quilter, she’s also a baker. Check out Mary’s Banana Nut Bread Recipe.
Carlton Senior Living is committed to keeping our seniors active and engaged. Whether it be through our enriching activities program we fondly refer to as “Personal Expressions” or through individual activities like quilting, Carlton’s Social Life offers something for everyone. Life is anything but dull at Carlton Senior Living. While there’s no obligation to participate, our activities staff regularly schedules a variety of entertainment, education and participatory events at each of our communities – ranging from speakers, dancers and professional musicians to crafts and cooking demonstrations.