Good Samaritan Society – Comforcare resident Bobbie Carra is making and selling dolls with the proceeds going towards Toys for Tots. The 45-bed skilled nursing facility annually encourages residents to enter crafts into a county fair competition. One of Carra’s dolls won a blue ribbon this past summer.
“We want to encourage and foster. Every resident has their own life before being in the nursing home and their lives continue when they’re in a nursing home. People learn new skills and we want to embrace the things people love. We make accommodations, advocating for residents for what they want to do, and make sure they can still do the things they love and even learn new things,” said Clara Palm, Good Samaritan Society – Comforcare administrator.
“She’s being selfless,” Palm said, “taking her own time and her own energy — lots of it — and dedicating these dolls to Toys For Tots.”