During February, we focused on Self Care. We taught the women at our partner agencies how to use the sewing machine to sew soft eye pillows that are perfect for napping. We filled the eye pillows with rice and scented them with essential oils.

We also taught the women how to hand-sew old t-shirts into stress balls.  The women filled their stress balls with rice and bits of fabric to make them just the right amount of squishy soft to fidget with when anxious feelings start.

This month we also began working with a new partner – Bilingual International Assistant Services. BIAS assists immigrant and refugee seniors and helps them gain access to available physical and mental health care through education and multilingual services. We really enjoyed getting to know everyone in the Afghan Women’s group and are looking forward to building a beautiful and creative partnership!