Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012
From Staff Reports
Savannah Court Assisted Living of Newnan recently received the first quilt donations of the Fidget Quilt Project.
The Fidget Quilt Project is sponsored Rowe Together founder Anne Marie Rowe. There has already been an outpouring of support for the project from as far away as Nepal. Fidget Quilts are utilitarian quilts or blankets that are made to keep the nervous, fidgety hands of Alzheimer’s or dementia patients busy.
Rowe first got this idea when her father and her husband’s grandfather were both suffering with Alzheimer’s at the same time. “My mother-in-law saw the idea somewhere, so I had a friend make one for my dad,” said Rowe. It was such a help to have something for his hands to do.”
To learn more about the Fidget Quilt Project, you can visit www.fidgetquiltproject.org .