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Sewing to help Patients with Dementia & Alzheimer's

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ORGANIZATION: Gateway Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 27 people are interested

CAN YOU SEW? Will you donate your skills for a great cause? We have two sewing needs.

The first sewing need...Fidget Aprons

The isolation from COVID-19 has created more suffering in our patients who have Dementia and Alzheimer's. A Fidget Apron will help. A fidget apron is designed for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients because they need activity and "fidget.

Sensory stimulation has been shown to not only bring enjoyment and fun to people living with Alzheimer’s but also to fight anxiety and depression while increasing social interaction. Sensory stimulation can also help people stay independent for longer, promote understanding and a sense of belonging as well as help people express how they are feeling.

The second sewing need...Adult Bibs

Want to help? We need your nimble fingers and creative spirit!

Contact Gateway Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Ferguson at sferguson@gatewayhospice.com or 412-536-2020.

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About Gateway Hospice


9380 McKnight Road, Arcadia Court, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, US

Mission Statement

"To provide quality end of life carethrough listening and education and responding to the needs of those we serve, our community and team."


Gateway Hospice volunteers are the heart of our organization. Volunteers do a variety of different things that help promote our mission of providing quality end of life care. From providing a listening ear as a companion volunteer, to providing respite for the caregiver to go grocery shopping or to their own medical appointment, to managing special projects in our North Hills office as "behind the scenes" support. Volunteers also can get involved with our bereavement program, making phone calls to bereaved family and friends. Music and art are a powerful way volunteers can connect with our patients, especially those with dementia. Pets are welcomed to pay friendly visits to our patients residing in nursing homes. The possibilities go on and on.

If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 412-536-2020, or email Suzanne Ferguson at sferguson@gatewayhospice.com.


Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Crisis Support, Health & Medicine, Seniors


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Sewing


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • That depends on how many you want to make!

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