Glen Abbey & The Milk Bag Mat Initiative!

Taking part in the “Milk Bag Mats” community wide project has left Delmanor Glen Abbey residents feeling warm, purposeful and encouraged.  Residents found themselves eagerly learning the technique of constructing the mats.  Their hard work along with encouragement and support from one another during the process has resulted in fantastic results and even greater friendships!

The Milk Bag Mats are made from milk bags which are cut into strips and either woven or crocheted together.  They are distributed to third world countries and used as beds as they are found to be a durable and washable alternative to sleeping on the cold  and damp ground. It takes approximately 600 milk bags to make one adult mat.


Delmanor Glen Abbey residents felt a sense of accomplishment helping the Oakville Community work on this incredible initiative.  Residents will be continuing to work towards a completed mat over the course of the next few months and everyone is  eager to see the finished product!


If you would like to learn more about Glen Abbey  and their Milk Bag Mat initiative, or to obtain more information about retirement living at Delmanor Glen Abbey please contact Nicole McNall or Monique Kuhn , Marketing & Community Relations Managers at (905) 469-3232 or visit on line at

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