Residents of St John’s Care Home in Spalding have been given the gift of warmth from friends at their nearby school.
Youngsters from St John the Baptist Primary School presented around 30 woollen hand warmers, also known as fiddle muffs, to help the elderly residents.
The muffs are adorned inside and out with things like ribbons and buttons.
Fiddling with the trimmings has a soothing effect for dementia patients.
The muffs were presented to the home during Dementia Awareness Week.
Pupils, parents, grandparents, aunties and school staff had all been busy knitting – and they will carry on so they can present more of the muffs to residents.
Home activities coordinator Steve Smith said residents are using the colourful fiddle muffs and they have proved to be quite calming for the residents who have dementia as they can feel the different textures and the bits and bobs that have been sewn on.
“Our resident are using them,” he said. “They like the bright colours and the different textures.”
Steve said the home and the school enjoy close ties and half a dozen pupils visit each Thursday during term time. The home was visited by the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding during the special week.