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Sew and Create Activity Mats for Alzheimer's and Dementia Hospice Patients!

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Brookdale Hospice

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Brookdale Hospice is looking for volunteers who can share their sewing skills to create activity mats (also known as busy blankets, activity aprons, fidget quilts) for Alzheimer's and Dementia Hospice patients! Many of our Alzheimer's patients are in the late stages of the disease, where they typically become less verbal and more fidgety. "Activity Mats" or "Busy Blankets" can have a soothing and comforting effect for our Alzheimer's patients-keeping their hands busy and mind stimulated!

We would love for you to be a part of our support team! We will provide you with templates, links to informative "busy blanket" websites, and things to avoid sewing onto your unique creations!

Brookdale Hospice would LOVE for you to be a permanent volunteer! Since we cannot share the activity mats from patient to patient due to infection control, we would love to be able to onboard a volunteer who would be willing to sew new mats when we are in need. BUT, if you would just like to sew a few mats and do a one time donation, we are always and forever grateful for your help, as well! :)

Please reach out and email me if you would like to contribute and/or view a few pictures and examples of activity mats we have distributed to our patients in the past:

AUDREY BENITEZ, Volunteer Coordinator
Brookdale Hospice - San Jose & Sacramento
Compassion lives here every day.

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About Brookdale Hospice


5674 Stoneridge Drive, Ste. 206, Pleasanton, CA 94588, US

Mission Statement

Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence, and integrity.


Helping families cherish all the precious moments together.

Brookdale hospice provides compassionate care to individuals in the final stages of life. We believe that everyone deserves to have a high quality of life, no matter what stage they are in. This philosophy is evident in the way we respectful care and treat each person.

Our hospice associates can provide 24-7 on-call support, clinical and skilled care as well as spiritual and emotional counseling. We offer services such as music therapy to help enrich the experience for your loved one. We also offer bereavement care and counseling to help family members navigate life after their loved one passes.

It’s never easy to watch a loved one at the end of their lifespan. But we believe that with the gentle assistance of hospice care, you can help turn a difficult experience into a deeply meaningful one. Our goal is to help your loved one live out their remaining days fully, and with dignity. We handle the care requirements so you can focus on enjoy the precious moments with your loved one.

Services Offered

  • Skilled nursing
  • Bereavement care
  • Volunteer support
  • Social work
  • 24-7 on call support
  • Pastoral care
  • Music therapy

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We'll work with your schedule.


Pleasanton AreaPleasanton, CA 94588



  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Upholstery




  • No time commitment! You can create whenever you have free time!

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