Happy Independence Day

It doesn’t even feel like this is the REAL holiday since we have had fireworks around our neighborhood every night for over a month now. But it is July 4th, America’s Independence Day.

How are you celebrating this holiday? We are having dinner and fireworks at my daughter’s home. Her 3 dogs are okay with fireworks and will be a good influence on mine, who are not good with loud noises. The distraction of all the family and other dogs will help mine to be okay.

How are you all coping with the pandemic regulations in your state/city? It has been hard on everyone, but especially hard on the seniors with dementia stuck in assisted living facilities with no visitors allowed…I have had a number of people purchase a fidget sleeve from me to keep their loved ones occupied happily during isolation times. Here are just a couple reviews I have gotten from satisfied buyers:

Sara on May 11, 2020 5 out of 5 stars    

I received this and promptly burst into tears at the care and love that was put into it. My mom has dementia and we haven’t been able to see her since March after she was admitted to a nursing home rehab for having two strokes during the pandemic. I had added a message to the shop owner about her favorite colors and things…I was shocked to see she had actually crocheted a little dog to add to the sleeve! She put my moms name on using her favorite color and even added a ribbon to the dog in purple. Even with doing this added extra she STILL managed to ship it out the same day that I ordered. Shipping was free and the item arrived wrapped in cute purple tissue with a ribbon and handwritten note. I highly recommend this shop and amazing owner.

Jessica on May 2, 2020 5 out of 5 stars    

This was a gift for my mom who has dementia, she’s now at the point where she is mostly non-verbal. My dad told me that she was playing with all the attachments and laughing, so I will take that as a good sign that it was a hit. Thank you! The seller was very helpful and responsive in answering my questions when I was designing it and deciding what to order. Very fast creation and shipping. Very satisfied with this purchase.

I have been very busy this month creating more fish and coral for the orders coming in for aquarium kits, as well as creating more fidget sleeves for seniors stuck in nursing homes or assisted living.

If you have a loved one or know someone else who has a loved one with dementia, or even families with children with Autism, let them know I am ready to help with a very custom fidget/sensory sleeve just for them. Having worked for many years with seniors with dementia, as well as with kids with autism, I know what kinds of things work to keep them happy and active. I am always available to answer any questions or concerns you have about those special loved ones. Just message me and I will answer and try to help you in any way I can.

With that, God bless you all and have a very safe and happy holiday; and I will see you next month.

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