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88 Year Old Man Has Purpose: Socks for Shelters

At My Healthcare Concierge, we strongly believe that seniors should remain active and engaged, and have a sense of purpose to keep them going.    One of the best ways to do that is to help others.    Bob Rutherford used his background in building machines (and knitting) to make super knitting machines that can knit at 90 stitches per second.  He’s already made over 10,000 socks for homeless shelters.  When his wife passed away 7 years ago, he didn’t know what to do with himself. His son had great advice “to help yourself, help someone else”.

See below Bob’s photo the CBC article about his story.     Way to go Bob!

Bob Rutherford with his handmade sock-knitting machine.