ATTC Quarantine Toolkit

Social Distancing does NOT equal Social Isolation

The ATTC Quarantine Toolkit is like any other toolkit; you will find things you use frequently and others that you never use. Please take what works for you, share whatever you find helpful and leave the rest. 

We are adding new activities and websites to the Quarantine Toolkit all the time, so check back often for updates. 

We would LOVE your input on activities and online sites that have been helpful to you during this time of Social Distancing; please email us at:

attc@atthetablecolorado.org  


Join us in giving cozy blankets to the residents of
Castle Rock Assisted Living & Home Care and Assured Assisted Living.

This has been a difficult year for many, especially for residents in our nations assisted living homes. Penny’s Blankets aims to give a socially distanced “hug” through the comfort and warmth of throw blankets and heartfelt cards to the senior community of Castle Rock for the Holidays!

Details:

In a gift bag or box, please include one brand new cozy throw blanket (with tags on), accompanied by one gender neutral card of encouragement, heartfelt thought, with religious or non- religious sentiments. Feel free to donate to one or more residents! For the safety the residents s, all blankets must be quarantined before being given to residents. No direct drop offs to the properties are permitted. Therefore, all gift boxes and gift bags must be received by Penny’s Blankets no later than December 9, 2020. Penny’s Blankets will have one direct handler to prevent cross-contamination. Once the gifts have been quarantined, they will be delivered by Penny’s Blankets to the facilities. Unfortunately, if you or someone in your home is sick please refrain from donating for the safety of the residents or you can utilize our socially distant shopping option. This option allows those out of town or who are unable to shop on their own, to donate the cost of the blanket. We will film and send you photos of your blanket being bought and gift-wrapped! When the gifts have been officially delivered, you can view photos of the residents with their new blankets on the CR Assisted Living Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/castlerockhomecare/

Contact:

For more information or to coordinate your donation with Penny’s Blankets, please contact us at: pennysblankets@gmail.com 

Or drop your donation off at:

Castle Rock Police Station 

100 Perry St., Castle Rock, Co 80104


Cheer Cards for Seniors

The pandemic quarantine has been especially challenging for our elders in senior communities as they are not allowed visitors, even family members. While protecting them from COVID, the isolation and lack of human contact is causing mental distress and depression.  

The Common Threads Cheer Cards project sends hand written notes that include a cheerful message, a riddle or joke and a Word Search puzzle to brighten their day and provide mental stimulation.

We are seeking donations of new, generic note cards, with envelopes for the Cheer Cards project. If you have cards to donate, please email: attc@atthetablecolorado.org

If you would like to volunteer for the Cheer Cards project, please email: attc@atthetablecolorado.org

More details available soon!


SEWING PROJECT – FACE MASKS

Face masks are needed by Home Health Care Workers, that provide support to seniors, the disabled and those with chronic health conditions, as all medical grade supplies are being diverted to hospitals and first responders during the COVID crisis. The efforts of our Home Health Care providers benefit all of us by keeping their clients, healthy, in their own homes and out of the hospital system.

We are using this pattern from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, it includes instructions and a list of materials/tools needed.

Mask Instructions Printable PDF

Mask Template Printable PDF

Helpful tips:

  • This pattern calls for two layers of fabric, if possible. consider adding an additional layer or 2 (no more than 4 layers total) for added protection.
  • Use different colors for front and back for easy identification.
  • 100% cotton is the preferred material (see attached list) so masks can be washed and sanitized when needed.
  • Elastic can be substituted for the straps if you prefer. 

Additional patterns, videos/tutorials are available at Joann Fabric and some of their stores have kits with supplies to make masks; use this Joann Fabric Store Locator to find the one closet to you.

If you can sew and are looking for a way to have a positive impact at this time, please consider, making face masks. You would be donating your time, making the masks and treasure by donating the supplies needed to do so. At the Table Colorado is a registered 501(c)3, so if you donate your masks through Table, we can provide a tax receipt for your in-kind donation. Please email us for details at: attc@atthetablecolorado.org

To volunteer please complete the form below.

We would LOVE to hear your ideas and suggestions on this project PLEASE email us at: attc@atthetablecolorado.org


Volunteering

Blood Donors Desperately Needed

Blood banks across Colorado are running short on critically need supplies of blood and plasma. Donating blood is SAFE, classified as essential and you can travel to the site closet to you to make your donation. For details and to make an appointment in your area, please call The Red Cross at 800-733-2767. 

TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING STANDARDS, PLEASE DO NOT VISIT A DONATION SITE WITHOUT MAKING AN APPOINTMENT.

DONATE MILK. SAVE BABIES.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation – Mother’s Milk Bank Do you have more milk than your baby needs? If so, consider donating to Mothers’ Milk Bank. Your extra milk could help babies in NICUs all over the country. Just one ounce of milk can feed a micro preemie for an entire day.   303-869-1888


To submit activities and ideas please email:

attc@atthetablecolorado.org