Tea, Cookies and Potpourri
On Thursday, Dec. 8, I spent a wonderful afternoon making Christmas potpourri and having tea and cookies with a lovely and lively group of seniors. We were at a community resource centre. McDermott Footcare had been invited to come and see what they’re all about.
Amidst tea served in porcelain cups, hot mulled cider and an abundance of Christmas cookies, we crafted our individual potpourri. The resource room smelled of Christmas – cloves, ginger, cinnamon. Kimberley Davies, Community Relations Manager of Amica at Bayview, guided us through our craft projects.
Some of the seniors reminisced about Christmases past, childhood winter adventures and a simpler time. For me, that was the best part of the afternoon – getting to know the guests and listening to their stories.
Thank you to the staff of the community resource centre for your hospitality. Most of all, thank you to Jack, John, Lorna and the other guests who shared part of your lives with me over afternoon tea, cookies and potpourri. What a great reminder that foot care is not just about feet 🙂