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Feb 12, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Humber Seniors Creativity and Social Group gears up for craft season

York Guardian

Calling all crafty seniors: Humber Community Seniors’ Services is hosting a series of art sessions starting Thursday, Feb. 21 for those looking to tap into their inner Martha Stewart.

“Last year we did a few (crafts),” said Cecilia Sarmiento, the volunteer services and community programs co-ordinator. “Collages, painting and at the end they made Christmas cards.”

The first session will decide the list of crafts the group will be working on over a period of seven sessions every Thursday, starting Feb. 21 and ending April 4. Each session is two hours long and starts at 3 p.m. at 1167 Weston Rd.

“They will decide what to do and when to finish, everybody works at their own pace,” said Sarmiento.

The Humber Seniors Creativity and Social Group often has a mixed group of seniors that participate in the crafts. People from different nationalities interact with each other and there’s a balance of men and women. But Sarmiento admitted that can make deciding on craft projects a little tricky.

“We have to involve the men, too,” said Sarmiento. This meant that last year they had to nix the knitting activity idea because the men weren’t interested, she said.

One activity that was enjoyed by all was painting, taught by Kathleen Burke. She is looking to continue teaching the seniors different painting techniques as she did last year, according to Sarmiento.

“She wants to bring it up and see if they’d want to do that,” said Sarmiento. “They really enjoyed it.”

To register, call 416-249-7946.

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