"Busy Bags" & Sewing 4 Senses
With the help of sewing volunteers; elders can now keep busy with independent pursuits... because they can carry the tools they need in their walker & wheelchair "Busy Bags"
As facility clients forego carrying wallets, keys, briefcases, and purses, they often also lose a tendency that people have; to bring along items of interest to use during their daily free time. In facilities, many elders use walkers and wheelchairs to assist with "transportation" but the unique bags that could store their useful belongings, hands-free, are not nearly as easy to find:
Volunteers who enjoy sewing, and gift givers who enjoy collecting recreational items, are working together this year to spread Helpertunity's "Busy Bag" advocacy message:
No elderly client should be left sitting in the nursing-home hallway... without access to something to do to help them pass the time!
.... and that includes Alzheimer's Patients, who can enjoy the sensory-stimulation of customized "Fidget Cushions" too!
Helpertunity proudly joins in promoting a world-wide effort to get more "Busy Bags" and "Fidget Cushions" into the hands of patients in need:
Link to the article that re-inspired Helpertunity in this ongoing effort we joined back in 2010: http://southcoastsun.co.za/65861/alzheimers-residents-receive-awi-fidget...
Cash contributions and donations of the following resources are needed to support this project through Helpertunity:
Sewing Volunteers & Sewing Machines
Scrap Material / Thread / Buttons
Zippers / Velcro / Ribbon / Lace
And Busy-Bag Filling:
New Puzzle Books & Click-Pens
Grown-Up Coloring Books & Markers
Silk Flowers & Stringing Beads / Pearls
Handheld Puzzles & Fidget Games
Print the flyer posted below and get a "Sewing 4 Senses" volunteer group started in your area: