Local Church Donates Activity Mats

Life Mat      Beth Block our Administrator accepts an Activity Mat made by Karen Banahan from the Steele City, Presbyterian Church. The Women’s group is putting Activity Mats together for our residents to enjoy. Activity Mats are the size of a lap mat or place mat and include pockets, zippers, buttons, strings of beads, bells, etc. They may also include a textured pocket with a soft toy or vinyl pocket for photos. Making activity mats is a great volunteer opportunity and gift from the heart. The activity mats are designed to safely stimulate and soothe people with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges, while providing a better quality of LIFE.

L – Lift spirits and entertain users while relieving caregivers.
I – Interest users in items on the mat. This stimulates senses and reinforces memory.
F – Focus user’s attention during therapy or conversation with a caregiver. Helps visitors and staff find topics of conversation with users.
E – Exercise hands and fingers.

A special Thank You to the many volunteers that help improve the life of our residents.

Submitted by Beth Block , Administrator Fairbury , NE

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