Our Red Table Cloth adds colour and fun to any party. Made from disposable paper - when it gets messy - Just recycle it in the paper bin. Looks great with our Polka Dot Party in a Box or why not use for a Valentine's Day themed celebration? Red is a lucky colour in China - so use our table cover for a Chinese New Year party. Brings a fun element for care home residents. Use contrasting tableware for anyone with a sight impairment.
Keep cool during this summer with our stylish Paper Hand Fans. Coming in a box of 12, you will have plenty to hand out to the residents in your care home. Can also be used as a fitness accessory with musical sessions to help keep older wrists and hands supple, the low price means you can have one for each hand. Also available singly.
Celebrate Chinese New Year on 12th February 2021 with this fun Chinese New Year Hanging Decor. Red foil swirls with cut out shapes depicting Chinese dragon, lantern & coins to give a party feel to any care home. Team with our Red Table Cloth and Red Centrepiece for the table and you just need Chinese food to get the party going. Makes a good activity for care home residents who enjoy learning about different cultures and tasting different flavours.
Love is in the air with our Valentine Heart Banners. Set of 2 assorted glittery gold and red hearts and golden arrows to transform any care home room or garden into a love palace! Lovely long 3.65m length each that will stretch over most mantelpieces or between trees. For a really romantic look, add some candles to give a glow. Why not celebrate Valentine's day in your care home and watch romance blossom!
Fabric Gold Rose Petals that look so effective when scattered over a table. Makes any celebration look great - can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, New Year, Diwali. Also good for dementia friendly craft activities for older people in care homes. Lightweight fabric petals in a large pack of 288 pieces.
Make your guests feel loved by serving up a plate of delicious homemade heart shaped treats. This sturdy, dishwasher safe Heart Cookie Cutter is perfect for cutting out heart shaped biscuits – perfect for weddings, anniversaries or Valentine’s Day. Makes an ideal care home activity for older people with dementia.
Our new Joyk Empathy Dolls make a perfect companion for older people living with a dementia in care homes or hospital. Their soft, fabric bodies are great to cuddle and sit on a lap or lie down and they can also be dressed and undressed. Doll therapy is widely recognised in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety, encouraging caring and nurturing instincts. Dolls are approx. 65cm in length and are hand washable.
Joyk Empathy Dolls make a perfect companion for older people living with a dementia in care homes or hospital. Their soft, fabric bodies are great to cuddle and sit on a lap or lie down and they can also be dressed and undressed. Doll therapy is widely recognised in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety, encouraging caring and nurturing instincts. Dolls are approx. 65cm in length and are hand washable.
No kitchen is too small for a pot or two of fresh herbs - even a windowsill has room for a little basil and thyme! This specially selected Aromatic Herb Growing Kit for adults, will have you snipping at fresh herbs and adding bundles to home-cooked dishes and drinks. Kit contains Thyme, Chamomile, Anise and Stevia seeds with all you need to grow your own herb garden. Lovely tactile activity for care home residents.
Get creative with our Watercolour Paint Set, the perfect addition for hours of art and craft fun. 12 assorted colours to mix and blend into any shade you want. 12ml tubes of assorted artist colours for you to create your own masterpiece. Ideal for use with our Watercolour Brush Set and Paint Mixing Palette. Why not try using with our Ultra Fine Mist Sprayer to get a different effect? Art can be a great way to unwind and tap into the creative areas of the brain, helping give a feeling of achievement and wellbeing.
Perfect for beginners, everyone can create their own masterpiece with our Watercolour Starter Set. Everything you need to start, includes: watercolour tube colours, pressed colours, assorted brushes, mixing palette, watercolour pencil crayons, sketching pencil, sharpener. Makes a great gift for a creative loved one - why not buy one for yourself too and have a 'virtual' painting party using Zoom or Skype? Project could include using our Meaningful Memories art books - choose from Garden Birds or Woodland Animals. Art is a great way to free the mind and relax, giving a sense of wellbeing and achievement.
You've loved the movies, now enjoy singing along to all your favourite tunes with our At the Movies CD and songbook set. Lovely large, bold print makes this perfect for older people or anyone with a sight impairment. 16 favourite tunes include 'Lady in Red' from Working Girl, 'As Time Goes By' from Casablanca and Singing In The Rain from the hit film. Many of the tunes are instrumental only, which makes this great for singing groups.
Sudoku with a difference - now in a Large Print Sudoku Book designed specially for older people in care homes who may have sight impairment or for anyone with dementia who needs simpler clues. Lovely bold outlines in a spiral-bound book that can be photocopied for staff to use again and again for group activities making this very cost-effective. Why not team with our Large Print Maze Book too?
In this beautifully detailed, laser-cut book produced by the National Trust, readers can travel back in time and explore homes from seven different eras: Late Middle Ages, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian, 1920s, 1960s and present day. Peek through the windows, discover the rooms inside and spot the family members. Then, learn a bit more about the family, spot the pieces of furniture that appear in more than one house, and find out what people wore in each era – from kirtles and crinolines to flat caps and flapper dresses.
Act out your own stories with our Hand Puppet set. Wooden and fabric puppets with assorted themes such as witch, clown, queen, wizard etc plus one each of crocodile and wolf to delight your audience. Puppets can also be used for encouraging conversation in older people with a dementia i.e. they may respond better to a puppet asking them questions than a person. Why not invent your own play and then act it out with the puppets?
Make this gentle giraffe - so easy to do! This kit contains everything you need to make this cutie with our Simply Make Kit. Includes different coloured wools, polystyrene body shapes and felting needles. Full instructions are enclosed. Needle felting is so simple to do, just place the coloured wool over the body where you need it and push the needle through the layers to bind together. Very tactile and rhythmic and can help alleviate stress and relax the mind. Why not try our other kits, choose from Penguin, Panda, Brown Bear or Highland Cow? Makes a lovely gift for a creative loved one too.
This thought-provoking Puppetry in Dementia Care book will be a source of inspiration and practical ideas for care staff and activity coordinators, creative arts therapists, occupational therapists, puppeteers and other artists working in care settings, as well as relatives of people with dementia looking for new ways to connect with their loved ones. She explains how puppets can be used to stimulate memories, celebrate life achievements and promote self-esteem and confidence, as well as with those nearing the end of life as part of palliative care. Step-by-step instructions for making a variety of puppets are also included.
Our Story Telling Bags make great activities for care homes and can help older residents stimulate creativity and past memories as well as making great conversation aids. Just select two or three wooden pieces from the bag and use them to make up your own stories. Can be done as a group with each person selecting one piece and telling a story 'in the round' or for a one-to-one therapy aid. Beautifully made wooden pieces in a soft velvety storage bag. 12 pieces. Comes with a piece of story text to help get started.
Create something beautiful with our Tactile Glass Mosaic Set, some smooth and some with ridges that make a lovely craft activity for older care home residents. Large pack of 1300 assorted colours that can be used for decorative place mats, coaster or wall art. Set comes with 3 laying trays to help lay out the pieces in any combination you wish. Simple activity that is suitable for anyone with a dementia too.
Boredom never need be a problem again with this high quality Never Ending Pattern Game, 104 wooden tiles with semi circles or crosses that can be laid in endless ways to create infinite patterns. Lovely tactile wooden pieces that are easy to grip for older hands. Care homes find this game so easy to set up and will provide hours of fun for all abilities. Encourages hand/eye coordination, pattern/shape awareness and concentration in older people - especially good for anyone with a dementia.
Sudoku with a difference - our Full Size Sudoku is played with jewel pieces instead of numbers. Use the game tasks to complete the 3 x 3 squares using only one of each jewel colour - and then the whole 9 x 9 if you can. Makes a great group activity for older people in care homes to keep boredom at bay . Uses logical thinking, hand/eye contact and aids concentration. All wooden game with jewel stones inset. Large pieces for easy gripping.
A lightweight latex resistance band for use with 'Move It Or Lose It' DVDs and 'Stay Fit For Life' book. Helps users regain strength plus a wider range of motion. *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Help tone upper arms with this Dumbbell Set. Each weighs 0.5kg so makes a gentle weight to lift without being too strenuous for older people. The vibrant pink neoprene coating gives a soft grip and makes these fun to use - why not get a couple of sets and give one to each fitness participant to use with alternate hands. Can also be balanced on a knee or foot for toning hips, legs and feet. Fully washable and suitable for all ages.
Have a go at our new, free puzzle pages! Simply choose a sheet, click on 'Download Sample' and then print them out to create an easy, free activity for individuals and groups alike. ALSO DOWNLOADABLE FREE BULLETINS HERE!...