Burnstown WI’s “Fidget Blankets” have taken the area by storm!
Through learning about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a group was developed to create blankets to help those suffering. Once a month, some of the Members of Burnstown WI (Eastern Area) get together to make “Fidget Blankets”. The blanket is made from different textured fabrics and other items which are sewn on to “fidget” with; not to mention a lot of love. Patients from Bonnechere Manor and Ottawa Civic Hospital have benefited from these blankets, with rave reviews from the families and staff. The Branch would like to thank Stardust Upholstery in Renfrew for their help, kindness, and generosity in donating remnants to the program.