Knitting for Fun and Stress Reduction

Community:York Region
Location:15213 Yonge St, Suite 15 (2nd floor)
Address:15213 Yonge St, Suite 15 (second floor) Aurora Map
Start date:November 12, 2016
End date:December 4, 2016
Time:01:00 PM – 03:00 PM

DATE & TIME: 4 Saturdays, starting November 12th, 1:00- 3:00 p.m. (with breaks as required)
LOCATION: Riverwalk Art Gallery, 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15, Aurora (on the second floor, accessed by the staircase at the front of the building)

More and more research is emerging about the power of knitting to reduce anxiety and help people manage stress and even symptoms related to eating disorders. Join us in our relaxing art gallery living room as we explore the art form of knitting together. Whether you've never knit a thing in your life, you are an avid knitter, or knitting is something you want to get back to, this group is for you.

This group is facilitated by Brooke Willis, a knitting enthusiast experienced in teaching beginners, and Michelle Scott, a knitting novice and occupational therapist. You can join in conversation or, quietly knit to your heart's content! We can put on relaxing music or, enjoy the quiet. It's up to you!

Knit something for yourself, or knit a personal gift to give away for the holiday season! We will be working on small projects with simple patterns such as scarves (simple) or hats (more involved). All knitting supplies will be provided.

Registration and a referral is required.
This group is FREE with a referral from Riverwalk Wellness Centres or Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR).

All inquiries are welcome - please email to inquire about registration. A support person (i.e. friend, support worker) may register but please be aware spaces are limited.

This is a food-free environment although beverages are permitted.

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