Crafting a True Friendship

At the Sunrise Services Adult Family Home, Friends & Family, two residents have bonded over their talent for arts and crafts. Valorie and Gretchen enjoy drawing Chinese art, embroidering, crocheting, and making jewelry together. Together, via their creativity, they have developed a very strong friendship. Learn more about these two wonderful individuals below.

valorieMeet Valorie.

Valorie is very talented jewelry maker. She enjoys crafting necklaces, bracelets, earrings, key chains and watch bands. Valorie has lived with us since August 2013 and “enjoys her quiet private room at Friends & Family as it allows her to focus on her bead work.”

Meet Gretchen.

gretchenGretchen Peterson spends most of her year preparing gifts for Christmas. She embroiders and crochets gifts for her family, friends and housemates. Gretchen is also a very talented Chinese artist and has a website where she displays her work. Gretchen has been with us since 2011 and states she is “happy to be living at Friends & Family.”

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“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca