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The Guest House celebrating new hobby shop for seniors
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A newly built hobby shop beside The Guest House located on Oak Street in Gainesville is equipped with everything needed for Guest House clients to try their hands at woodworking. The Guest House's new hobby shop will open this week. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Nearly four years ago, The Guest House moved to a new location in Gainesville, leaving a piece of its legacy behind. The private, nonprofit adult day care center specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease was given a 300-square-foot “hobby shop” in 1995, in which seniors could try their hand at woodworking, painting, arts and crafts. The hands-on activities were enormously beneficial to these seniors, according to executive director Dana Chapman.