Senior turns assisted living facility into artistic getaway

When 82-year-old JoAnn Clem started to realize that living on her own wasn't as easy as it used to be, she decided to move to an assisted living facility, according to The Grand Rapids Press. The decision was a tough one, because the passionate quilter had to leave her fabrics behind.

Luckily, she now has the chance to turn her new space at the senior living facility into her own arts and crafts area.

Senior turns assisted living facility into artistic getaway Colorful mini-quilts hang from the walls and others hang across a quilt rack. Clem even hangs different layers over her door to represent the rotation of the seasons.

So far, she has enjoyed her time at her new home.

"Now I don’t have to worry and take care of anybody," she told the news provider. "Here I can pretty well do as I want to... If you're a quilter, you can go anywhere and you’ll see somebody quilting, and you can become buddies right away."

Seniors who are interested in finding a retirement home that is right for them should do all of their research before making a final decision. The best way to get an impression is to visit a number of facilities and talk to residents and staff, according to The Chicago Tribune.

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