Merry mitts: Auburn group makes gifts with love for area seniors

Sensory mitts have a rather unassuming name, yet they are anything but. A kind of knitted or crocheted muff of all different colors, crafters attach beads, bows, zippers, balls, flowers, buttons and even burlap inside and outside.

The different doodads and textures keep people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia preoccupied, giving them something to fiddle with. For Annette Bell, a knitting and crocheting aficionado and member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, creating sensory mitts was uncharted territory.

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