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Close Knit Friends are a group of volunteers thaf offer programs for patients and their caregivers in the various facilities listed on this page. Our programs are complimentary to the patients and their caregivers that utilize these facilities. We provide all the supplies associated with knitting, as well as instruction. We provide services bedside, chair-side, and outpatient settings.

Featured Programs

Hope Lodge

This class is free and open to all guests and their caregivers
Ronald McDonald House
The Gathering Place - Facing Cancer. Embracing Life. 

This class and all of The Gathering's Place sevices are free  for all those touched by cancer.

This class is free and open to all guests and their caregivers

Ronald McDonald House Cleveland
​​10415 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106 

Joseph S. & Jeannette M. Silber Hope Lodge
11432 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-2364 ​

23300 Commerce Dr.
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

December

December

​​CLOSE KNIT FRIENDS
Experienced and beginner knitters &  crocheters  welcome. Supplies provided. 
Monday, December 4th &18th
6:30-8:30

January

​​​​CLOSE KNIT FRIENDS
Experienced and beginner knitters & crocheters  welcome. Supplies provided. 
Monday, January 15th
6:30-8:30 pm

February

​​​​CLOSE KNIT FRIENDS
Experienced and beginner knitters & crocheters  welcome. Supplies provided. 
Monday, February 5th & 19th
6:30-8:30 pm

March

​​​​CLOSE KNIT FRIENDS
Experienced and beginner knitters & crocheters  welcome. Supplies provided. 
Monday, March 5th & 19th
6:30-8:30 pm

December

YARN WORKS
Experienced and beginner knitters welcome. Supplies provided. 
Monday, December 11th
1:30-3:00 pm

January

January

YARN WORKS
Experienced and beginner knitters welcome. Supplies provided. 
Mondays, January 8th & 22nd
1:30-3:00 pm

February

February

YARN WORKS
Experienced and beginner knitters &  crocheters  welcome. Supplies provided. 
Monday, February 12th & 26th
2:00-3:30 pm

March

March


​YARN WORKS
Experienced and beginner knitters &  crocheters  welcome. Supplies provided. 
Monday, March 12th & 26th
1:30-3:00 pm

Health Benefits

"Using your hands meaningfully triggers healthy engagement and activity in about 60 percent of your brain, said Alton Barron. The rhythmic, mathematical nature of knitting and crocheting keep the mind absorbed in a healthy way, providing an escape from stressful thoughts but allowing for internal reflection."
 
 Carrie Barron 
 Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
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