Cornerstone Hospice Workers Wrap Socks for Patients

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Cotina Blackwell, from left, Penny Brownell, Shawna Moseley and Preshetta Davis wrap gift socks in Tavares recently for patients; in rear with back to camera is Penny Moore.

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on December 26, 2011 in the Lake Edition.

TAVARES — The weather has been unusually warm, but it's a good bet chillier temperatures will arrive in the coming weeks.

And when the thermometer inevitably drops, people will be reaching in their drawer for warm socks to keep their feet snugly.

With that in mind, Cornerstone Hospice certified nursing assistants met last week at the nonprofit's Tavares operations center to wrap hundreds of pairs of warm winter socks.

The socks will be delivered to patients facing life-limiting illnesses throughout Lake and Sumter counties.

The wrapping was split into teams under the supervision of registered nurse Barbara Freeman, regional team manager, and Nick Buchholz, executive director of the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, which made the activity possible.

Others who helped in the sock-wrapping activity included certified nursing assistants Penny Moore, Chenani Solomon, Cotina Blackwell, Penny Brownell, Shawna Moseley, Preshetta Davis. Lawanda Nafeild, Rolande Darius and Annette Tillman.

Staff report