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Lewisporte Women’s Institute donates fidget mats to residents at North Haven Manor

Members of the Lewisporte Women’s Institute group donated 15 fidget mats to the dementia bungalow at North Haven Manor on Nov. 7. Pictured are (front, from left) Ruben Baggs, Heather Rumboldt, Florence Tucker; (back) care facilitator Karen Pond, recreation director Stephanie Ryan, June Hunt, Beatrice Manuel, Joyce Anstey, Marion Slade, Glennis Manuel, Mabel Tanner, Lorna Young, Marguerite Rumboldt and Marg Bennett.
Members of the Lewisporte Women’s Institute group donated 15 fidget mats to the dementia bungalow at North Haven Manor on Nov. 7. Pictured are (front, from left) Ruben Baggs, Heather Rumboldt, Florence Tucker; (back) care facilitator Karen Pond, recreation director Stephanie Ryan, June Hunt, Beatrice Manuel, Joyce Anstey, Marion Slade, Glennis Manuel, Mabel Tanner, Lorna Young, Marguerite Rumboldt and Marg Bennett.

They’re colourful, bright and each one unique — fidget mats.

Residents at North Haven Manor received a welcome donation of 15 mats on Nov. 7.

June Hunt, a member of the Lewisporte Women’s Institute, saw the idea for the fidget mats online.

“The group was really interested in the idea and jumped on board to make them,” she told TC Media.

The fidget mats will be used by residents of both the protective care residence and long-term care.

Fidget mats are designed to fight boredom by keeping residents busy with pockets, zippers, buckles and ribbons to name a few.

Manager of client care services Joanne Ginn extended appreciation to the group for the donation.

“The mats can be placed on the table or on someone’s lap,” Ginn said. “The treasures on the mats help with exercise and hand/eye coordination.”

Fidget mats also promote tactile and verbal stimulation and help recall memories, Ginn noted. It’s the first time the Manor has received a donation of such items.

 

christy.janes@pilotnl.ca

Residents at North Haven Manor received a welcome donation of 15 mats on Nov. 7.

June Hunt, a member of the Lewisporte Women’s Institute, saw the idea for the fidget mats online.

“The group was really interested in the idea and jumped on board to make them,” she told TC Media.

The fidget mats will be used by residents of both the protective care residence and long-term care.

Fidget mats are designed to fight boredom by keeping residents busy with pockets, zippers, buckles and ribbons to name a few.

Manager of client care services Joanne Ginn extended appreciation to the group for the donation.

“The mats can be placed on the table or on someone’s lap,” Ginn said. “The treasures on the mats help with exercise and hand/eye coordination.”

Fidget mats also promote tactile and verbal stimulation and help recall memories, Ginn noted. It’s the first time the Manor has received a donation of such items.

 

christy.janes@pilotnl.ca

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