Number of Participants: 1
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $8
Event Type: Seniors
Date: January 6, 2020
Chatterton School recently donated approximately 25 new or gently used dolls to the dementia unit at the Amber Court assisted living facility in Westbury. Chatterton second grade teacher Debra Levins dropped off the donations to Amber Court prior to the holiday break.
Dolls are widely used as an effective way to decrease stress and agitation in people living with Alzheimer’s disease or any kind of dementia. A caregiver can also use doll therapy for dementia patients as a way to bring responsibility, caring and structure back into their lives.
Photo caption: Chatterton School second grade teacher Debra Levins pictured (right) presented 25 new or gently used dolls to Amber Court of Westbury Activity Director Ginger Bonner. The dolls were collected by the school and will be used for therapy by residents of the facility who live with dementia.
Photo courtesy of the Merrick School District