“Ugly” Sweaters, Beautiful Holiday

This article originally appeared in McKnight’s Senior Living

January 2, 2019

‘Ugly’ Sweaters, Beautiful Holiday

Poet’s Walk Sarasota residents Isabelle “Bette” Delucia, Theresa Giordano, Renie Hale and Mary Mercandetti show off the “ugly sweaters” they created for a Dec. 20 contest at the community.

Memory care residents at Poet’s Walk Sarasota got into the holiday spirit when they created their own “ugly sweaters” Dec. 20. Using long-sleeved shirts instead of sweaters because of the warmer Florida temperatures, residents used tinsel, stockings and other silly items to design their masterpieces. Once the shirts were completed and dry, the residents paraded through the building while staff members chose the “ugliest” sweater.