Talking Quilt

Talking Quilt
Date Created - 2000
The Talking Quilt is the result of weeks of intergenerational interactions where, following sensitivity training, students were charged with recording senior's stories in order to create a quilt theme. Once the stories were recorded, the team worked to draw, cut, and assemble each quilt. During the process, recorded interviews were edited and transferred to compact disc to accompany the finished quilts, which provided a narrative interpretation of the quilt and shared the team's newfound knowledge.

The Senior Community

The Germantown Senior Community is the NewCourtland Network's flagship campus. This 13.5-acre park-like setting in the heart of Northwest Philadelphia is easily accessible via public transportation, including bus (route H and route 23) and regional rail (Carpenter Lane stop on the Chestnut Hill East line).

Consistent with the organizational philosophy of providing innovative housing linked to supportive services wherever possible and appropriate, the Community allows seniors to seamlessly transition from one level of care to the next as their needs change.

Accordingly, in addition to Germantown Home, the Community includes apartments designed for independent living, cottages for the memory-impaired and their caregivers, dormitory-style living with round-the-clock supervision, and housing designed specifically for seniors transitioning out of nursing homes and back into the community without compromising their safety.

 

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