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Sewing for Summa Program

Sensory Mats

Volunteer to Sew a Mat For Use By Patients At Summa Health

Sensory mats are designed to safely stimulate and soothe people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, head trauma, or persons recovering from strokes. A step-by-step sewing guide and some supplies – fabric, quilt batting, snap fasteners, parachute clips, etc. – are available.

Sewing For Summa - Sensory Maps

If you would like to participate or request supplies, please contact Volunteer Services at 330.375.3247 or

All donated masks will be both inspected and cleaned by Summa Health before usage.

Homemade Sensory Mat Tutorial is available here:

Homemade Sensory Mat Tutorial

Sensory Mat Flyer

How to Donate:

Drop off mats at the main entrance of Summa Health System – Akron Campus or Barberton Campus.

  • Akron Campus: 141 N Forge St, Akron OH 44304
    Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Barberton Campus: 155 5th Street NE, Barberton OH 44203
    Tuesday, Thursday or Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Mail your mats to:

Volunteer Services Office
Summa Health System– Akron Campus
525 E Market St
Akron, OH 44304

The donation drive is ongoing. We greatly appreciate all sensory mat donations!

For questions, please contact Volunteer Services at


Options to Request an Appointment

If your situation is an emergency, call 911.