Hospice patients at area hospital get handmade gift

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Patients in hospice care at Mayo Clinic Health System will be receiving a handmade gift this year.

Volunteers for hospice care have knitted “twiddle muffs”. The knitted or crochet unique hand-warmers are adorned with objects for patients to twiddle and keep their hands busy.

About a dozen volunteers with Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, and other community members, participated in making the gifts. Volunteers say they love knowing that the work they put into the project stays and helps local people.

“We know where they are going, within the Eau Claire community or the home health and hospice territory, that makes us feel really good,” said Patricia Soderlund, volunteer.

Soderlund says the project is perfect: it uses up scraps and the pattern is easy to follow. If you’re interested in helping out making twiddle muffs for donations, you can contact Hope Lutheran Church.

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