Social distancing and other measures necessary to prevent COVID-19 can increase agitation in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. A fidget blanket is a lap-sized quilt that provides sensory and tactile stimulation to calm the agitation these residents might experience during this uncertain time.
The Life Enrichment department at the Immanuel Skilled Care Center has requested fidget blankets for some of their residents. In addition, crafty residents in independent and assisted living at Buffalo Hill Terrace would love to help their neighbors by making these, but they will need supplies and cannot go shopping.
If you would like to make a fidget blanket, follow this link for ideas. When they are finished, take them to the Shipping and Receiving door at the Immanuel Skilled Care Center (at the back of the building).
If you would like to donate supplies, bring them to the front entrance of Buffalo Hill Terrace (40 Claremont St.) and leave them in the donation box between the two sets of automatic doors. Please do not pass through the second set of doors into the lobby.
At the Immanuel Foundation, we believe that every senior living in Montana has the right to a safe, secure home in an engaging and supportive community. We work every day to make that vision a reality and your financial support is crucial.