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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
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.

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

23300 Commerce Dr.
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Every Month 2019

Every Month 2019

Experienced and beginner knitters & crocheters  welcome. Supplies provided. 
Every 1st and 3rd Monday
Experienced and beginner knitters welcome. Supplies provided. 
Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
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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