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Like to sew? Make activity blankets for hospice patients with dementia

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ORGANIZATION: BJC Hospice & Supportive Care

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BJC Hospice is looking for volunteers with sewing skills who can make activity "fidget" blankets - small, lap-sized blankets that we often give to patients with dementia . The blankets have different textures and items on them to provide sensory stimulation for patients with restless hands.

Items that can go on an activity blanket include ribbons, patches, large buttons, large beads, pieces of fabric that have a lot of texture to them, miniature stuffed animals, etc. It can also be fun to include items like plastic measuring spoons, fasteners or plastic tools, which are great for patients who used to cook or do handyman projects. Examples of the types of items that can go on the blankets are pictured.

Patients’ families say they are grateful to have these blankets - they can make all the difference for their loved ones who have busy hands and need something to do.

For questions, contact Volunteer coordinator Mary Lindsley at mary.lindsley@bjc.org or 314-792-8151.

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About BJC Hospice & Supportive Care

Location:

1935 Belt Way Drive, St. Louis, MO 63114, US

Mission Statement

BJC Hospice care reflects a philosophy that affirms life and views dying as a natural process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death and supports living life as fully and comfortably as possible.

Description

Hospice provides a circle of support for the terminally ill and their loved ones.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Quilting
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16

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