Members of the Pinchbeck Baptist Church ‘Knit and Natter’ group presented residents at St John’s Care Home in Spalding with beautiful knitted gifts this week. The members of the group have been busy knitting hats, gloves and twiddle muffs for residents who were delighted with their new accessories.
The twiddle muffs are ideal for residents living with dementia who benefit from the stimulation for restless hands. The twiddle muffs are decorated with buttons, ribbon and other items with various textures that are designed for people to fiddle with, providing a distraction and calming effect for those that may be feeling anxious or agitated.
Wellbeing and Activity Coordinator Stephanie Lamont said “We’d like to say a huge thank you to our lovely friends from Pinchbeck Baptist Church Knit and Natter group. The fantastic cosy hats and mittens are great when we go out for a walk into town or take a trip out. It’s been so cold and windy recently; it’s been great to see our residents wrapped up in their colourful hats and mittens.”
The Knit and Natter group from Pinchbeck Baptist Church have inspired St John’s residents to take up their knitting needles too. Residents have been knitting squares to create blankets and have thoroughly enjoyed getting together for a chat over their knitting needles.
St John’s Care Home is part of the Country Court Group, a family-owned and run business founded in 1983, with the company philosophy “Our family caring for yours”. Country Court has won numerous Great British Care Awards. The company has been short-listed for the HealthInvestor Residential Care Provider of the Year 2020 and is in the carehome.co.uk Top 25 Large Care Home Groups 2019.