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Volunteer Crafters: Activity Mats needed for Alzheimer's patients

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Heartland Hospice

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Heartland Hospice in Tucson and Green Valley is looking for crafters to make and donate activity mats for our patients. Activity mats are comfort items for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as they can provide or relief from feeling of anxiety, stress and restlessness. Heartland Hospice is a nonprofit hospice provider. Activity mats are rectangular cloth mats that can be placed in the laps of patients. They consist of different materials, textures, images and patterns. I have attached a photo just for a sample. Add on items are sewn onto the mat to engage and soothe patients who are in constant movement. Frequently uses items sewn onto the mat are zippers, ties, stuffed animal, Velcro and pockets. There are samples of activity mats on Pinterest and also if you google activity mats for Alzheimer's patients to give you ideas.

Our patients are in assisted living homes and also in their own home or family members home.

Please contact me with any questions of for more information. Genie at 520-325-2790 or email me at genie.patterson@hcr-manorecare.com

Thank you for your time and interest.

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About Heartland Hospice


2005 De La Cruz Blvd., suite 271, Santa Clara, CA 95050, US

Mission Statement

We believe our mission is to enrich lives. That begins with every life we encounter: Our employees, our patients, and those who love and care for them, the communities in which we operate, our stakeholders and those who are yet to become our customers.


Heartland Hospice is a 501(3)(c) organization made up of a dedicated team of Nurses, Home Health Aides, Spiritual Coordinators, Social Workers, Bereavement support, Medical Directors, office staff, and volunteers that desire to give a full circle of care to patients with advanced stage illnesses.

Volunteers are the most important component in helping the staff give a full circle of care to our clients. They can visit clients in their home or facility, give caregiver relief, make crafts and gifts items for the clients, office support, and much more...

Without volunteers our clients would lack in receiving the love and care they need during their most difficult journey.

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3112 N. Swan RoadTucson, AZ 85712



  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing




  • whatever you have available to make them
  • because we do not know if patients have allergies to smoke and animals, they should be made in a non smoking environment and no cats or dogs.

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