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Residents, employees at Westland senior center sewing medical masks for staff

Posted at 1:02 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 13:02:10-04

WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) — A senior living center in Westland is doing its part to provide masks for its community.

Six people, three team members and three residents, at the American House Senior Center are sewing medical masks.

“We are sewing enough for our American House staff and the Medical Team staff,” said Sara Kenyon, Life Enrichment Director, in a press release. “We are using cotton fabric that was on hand and elastic. When finished, we are distributing to our staff.”

The residents participating reportedly expressed excitement about helping.

“We take the health and well-being of our staff and residents very seriously in this uncharted territory,” said Elizabeth Churnesky, Executive Director, in a press release. “We are taking this COVID-19 crisis very seriously.”

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