Blankets bring warmth and comfort
THE Country Women’s Association in Mundaring is calling for bits and bobs to make fidget blankets, which have become popular among nursing home residents and hospital patients with anxiety or dementia.
CWA community co-ordinator AnneMarie Guest said the association started making the fidget blankets with sewn-in fiddle items six years ago.
“Not only do they keep older hands warm but their buttons, ribbons, beads and other adornments their owners quirky keep occupied, stop them from picking and scratching at their skin and can help trigger their memories,” she said.
“We have made hundreds and hundreds of the fidget blankets for hospitals across the metropolitan area, survivors of torture and trauma and for nursing homes.”
The state-wide project is also supported by Mt Helena/Parkerville, Bullsbrook and Districts, Caversham, Chittering/ Bindoon, Foothills, Kalamunda, Midland, Gidgegannup, Toodyay and York CWA branches.
Anne-Marie Guest with some of the fidget rugs.