Generous Donation Delights the Senses

February 10, 2020

Mayflower Brighton was delighted to receive a generous donation of nine beautifully hand-made sensory blankets and quilts recently. The carefully crafted blankets were donated from a very talented local knitting and sewing group who were keen to do something special for older Australians.

Betty And Marj sitting in armchairs and enjoying their sensory blankets.

Betty and Marjorie enjoy the new sensory blankets

A sensory blanket is a great resource for residents living with dementia. They help provide comfort in the form of a warm lap and gentle pressure, while also providing something for restless hands and minds to focus on, reducing boredom while soothing and stimulating the mind.

Mayflower residents, Marjorie and Betty were delighted to try them out. And the verdict? We think the smiles on their faces say it all.

We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers Marion and Sue for bringing these in for us, just in time for Christmas! We are very grateful for your generous contribution.