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Peabody Retirement Community and Local Quilting Club Stitch Together $4,000 for Charity

September 24, 2015

North Manchester, IN–Peabody Retirement Community and a local quilting club teamed up to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association with a $4,000 donation this summer. Members of the Creative Threaders Club donated their needlework and selling skills by creating and raffling off a Journey for a Cure quilt, while Peabody contributed all funds raised through their Two-Mile Classic Run/Walk and other charity events during their 17th Annual Tulip Festival last spring.

“You could say, in this case, raising a lot of money for a great cause was a stitch,” said Peabody Assisted Living Sales Director, Angela Woolard “All joking aside, we were delighted when Kim Fitzgerald, one of our Peabody employees, who’s also a member of the Creative Threaders, proposed the quilt raffle idea for raising additional funds. They are a dedicated and talented group of seamstresses, and their hard work and loving contribution virtually doubled our donation.”

With fellow Creative Threaders at her side, Fitzgerald awarded a check to Julie Tutwiler from the charity association’s nearby Ft. Wayne office in a commemorative celebration on [date]. In addition to the obvious winner, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Journey for a Cure quilt raffle winner, [Name], was announced and awarded the club’s handcrafted prize.

“We really do have a fondness for quilting at Peabody,” Woolard explains. “And North Manchester must, too, because so many in the community attended our Quilt Show and participated in our Quilted Bag raffle during the Tulip Festival. Those funds also contributed to the cause.”

According to Peabody, celebrating the ageless spirit is something they do every day—and it extends to enriching the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease. The retirement community features a specialized memory care neighborhood dedicated to the care and support of residents with all forms of dementia and memory loss. For more information about memory care at Peabody, interested seniors and their families may call (260) 982-8616.

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On 33 acres of tranquil and pristine beauty in North Manchester, Indiana, Peabody is a continuing care retirement community offering a complete range of residential and healthcare lifestyle options including independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care. Here, the lives of senior adults are enriched through recreation, education, and culture in an atmosphere of grace, compassion, and respect. To learn more, call (260) 982-8616, toll-free (800) 545-6220, or visit

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