Hand muffs for dementia

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St. Joseph's Health Care London knitters

Little Red Mittten customer Cindy Pandke is thrilled that there has been so much recent coverage of the St. Joseph’s Health Care initiative to make therapeutic hand muffs for those suffering from dementia. With the article in the London Free Press and an interview on CTV, awareness has really increased.

With this rising awareness comes increased demand! So Cindy has asked us if the Little Red Mitten knitting community will pitch in. You can either knit the muffs and sew on the embellishments, or, if you’re more into knitting than sewing, Cindy will do the finishing work for you. There’s a pattern for crocheters, too.

You can read all about this initiative here. And you can get instructions here. If you’re a crocheter, look here. But you needn’t take your work all the way to London. Just drop off your finished (or knitted but not embellished) muffs at The Mitten and Cindy will pick them up.

St. Joseph's Health Care London

4 thoughts on “Hand muffs for dementia

  1. I saw this piece on the news the other night and was most interested. It is on my list of thing to knit as soon as I finish my current projects. I think this is a wonderful thing!

    1. Thanks Barb, these muffs are being very well received and are helping a lot of people. If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know.

  2. If anyone needs assistance or would like to knit one together, please Ask. We would love to help. You can also donate your scrap yarn, embroidery thread, buttons, ribbons or beads. These are items that will help to accessorize them. Thank you so very much for any assistance you can provide.

    The therapeutic hand muffs will be provided to those in need in our area. If you know someone who would benefit from one of these muffs, please let us know.

  3. A really big thank you to the Little Red Mitten and the volunteer knitters for the bag of hand muffs we picked up yesterday. What a creative group you are. These muffs will be delivered to the St Thomas Elgin Alzheimer’s Society and will help a lot of their clients. A special thank you to Donna King-Robbins & Linda Reiger. We really appreciate the time and effort that goes into making one of these muff.

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