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« on: March 12, 2005 09:20:47 AM »

I am going to try making so useful crafts for people in a local rest home. Any ideas I am trying to learn to knit but I can't even get my scarfs to turn out right, so I'm trying to stick to sewing projects. Thanks. Huh
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2005 09:40:58 AM »

Heres a few suggestions:

Lap blankets (to cover dress wearing ladies legs when sitting in a wheel chair)
Adult looking mobiles (gives something for those who are unable to get about of bed to look at)
Extra soft pillows and stuffed animals
Homemade cookies for residents and staff
Spending your time reading or visiting with residents
Prayer shawls (sewn or knitted)
Offer to mend clothes

As a former social worker for a nursing home, anything you make/any time you spend is greatly appreciated.  You can always call the nursing home and see if they have any specific needs/wants.  Keep up the good work!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2005 03:38:19 PM »

This may be obvious, but if you want to make scarves... and want to sew... you could sew scarves!  Grin


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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2005 04:12:24 PM »

Walker bags. Smallish tote bags that attach to their walker or wheelchair to hold stuff.
Neck warmers that you can microwave.
Bright pillowcases to liven up their rooms.
Offer to embroider or even use a permanent marker to write their names on it. Don't want them to get lost!
Meal time bibs. Sounds strange, but some seniors need large bibs during meal time to protect their clothing.
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