While everyone is staying at home in an effort keep the number of COVID-19 cases in our area low, Kingston Police are asking those who enjoy quilting and crafting to help out their Vulnerable Sector Unit with a project.
Kingston Police front line staff and detectives that support vulnerable persons could use ‘fidget quilts’ when dealing with members of the community suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cognitive disabilities.
Fidget quilts, like those pictured above and below, are blankets that have several different objects attached to them. These help stimulate individuals, allowing them to keep focused on an activity, thus reducing agitation and relieving boredom. The quilts have different textures, pockets, and objects such as buttons, zippers, or strings, which help stimulate the individual through sense of sign, sound, and touch.
Kingston Police thank all members of the community for their continued support, and ask any interested quilters or crafters to view the photos above and below for ideas. Anyone in the crafting community interested in making fidget quilts can email Detective Stacey at [email protected].
Make the most out of your time at home by helping others!