Twiddlemuffs give people with restless hands something to fidget with

A craft group from Forresters Beach Retirement Village have been knitting hand muffs to help calm people who suffer from restless hands.

The designs, called Twiddlemuffs, are made from soft, multi-textured wool and decorated with buttons, flowers, pom poms, ribbons and zippers.
The Twiddlemuffs give people with restless hands something to fidget with.
Group member, Ms Noelene Hudson said: “We embraced the idea immediately and we already have orders from local aged care facilities.”
The craft group have now knitted over 50 pairs, and the Twiddlemuffs have proved to be popular with patients suffering from dementia, and with children with autism.
Village Manager, Mr Colin Smith, praised the women for their sense of community.
“They are young at heart and enjoy fundraising and socialising together,” Mr Smith said.
The Twiddlemuffs are available at the Forresters Beach Lakeside Café.

Media release,
Feb 7, 2017
Marie McGrane, RetireAustralia

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