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Calling All Crafters! Make Fidget Mats for SJ Hospice Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients

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Samaritan

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While you're sheltering in place, we continue to welcome your volunteer support during this challenging time. Samaritan is looking for people with big hearts and generous spirits to join our volunteer team.

Volunteer from the comfort of your own home!

Do you like to sew or quilt? Use your special skills to support our patients by making fidget mats to provide sensory and tactile stimulation for the restless hands of our Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Fidget mats offer exercise, increase focus, reduce anxiety, soothe and calm nerves, and provide comfort. Please make sure items are securely attached.

Consider both men and women when choosing fabrics and accessories such as:

  • Zippers
  • Buckles
  • Velcro
  • Ribbons
  • Textured fabrics
  • Pockets with an attached object that can be put in and pulled out or pockets with zippers
  • Lacing, etc.
  • Sports items
  • Stuffed animals
  • Child-sized, plastic, light-weight Tools
  • Child-sized, plastic, Kitchen utensils (whisk, spoon, spatula)

**NO small objects such as buttons or beads that patients can pull off and potentially eat.

Need more information or instructions? Have questions? Please email Sharon Wenner, swenner@SamaritanNJ.org.

You may deliver the fidget mats Monday - Friday, 9a-4p (excluding 12-1p) or mail to: Samaritan, Attn: Volunteer Dept., 3906 Church Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

We welcome pictures so we can thank you on social media, as well.

Thank you!


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About Samaritan

Location:

3906 Church Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, US

Mission Statement

Samaritan's mission is to provide extraordinary compassion and professional expertise to help our patients, clients, and those who care about them, live their best life every day.

Description

Samaritan is a not-for-profit organization that contributes to the health and well-being of our community. We provide unparalleled services with respect, dignity, and compassion for all people affected by serious, progressive illness or grief. Samaritan approaches each person and family in our care with reverence for the sacredness of life, while developing and sustaining a relationship that is serving, trusting, authentic and caring. Choosing Samaritan is choosing comfort, support, dignity, and help.

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  • Quilting
  • Sewing

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