St. Luke’s Center of Behavioral Medicine accepts blankets from Pure Country Weavers

Published 10:06 pm Thursday, December 4, 2014


Patients in St. Luke’s Hospital’s Center of Behavioral Medicine will have a nice surprise for Christmas, thanks to the generous donation of blankets from Pure Country Weavers. These blankets will be carefully wrapped and lovingly placed under the Christmas tree and given to the patients on Christmas day.

Started in 1988, Pure Country Weavers in Lynn is one of the largest weavers today and the largest fine arts tapestry provider in the world. Pure Country is still a family-owned business with ties all the way back to when they made uniforms for George Washington’s army. This is the fifth year Pure Country has donated afghans to St. Luke’s patients.

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“This donation is perfect for our residents,” said Wanda Thompson, activities director for the center. “I think it is wonderful that Pure Country cares enough about our patients to help us. It’s very touching and wonderful to know that each patient will receive a gift on Christmas day. For some, this may be the only gift they receive!”

As part of its mission to the community, St. Luke’s Hospital offers a geriatric psychiatric inpatient unit. People in acute psychiatric crisis urgently require a safe environment, a structured and supportive social setting, and intense psychiatric and psychological therapeutic intervention.

The center is a 10-bed, inpatient facility serving adults age 55 and over. The unit specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of diseases such as depression, anxiety and panic disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s, psychosis, bipolar and mood disorders and schizophrenia.

Referrals are accepted from physicians, social services, family, friends, community providers, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, or self-referral. Staff is available for free in-home assessments to determine the appropriate level of care.


– Article submitted 

by Jennifer Wilson