Men in Their Sheds - Activities For Men in Care Homes

Construction Set

Many older men will have been used to working with their hands, be it for their work or for a hobby. Some will enjoy having the opportunity to handle tools and bang, twist, screw etc using the tactile actions that would have been familiar. This is especially useful for anyone living in a care home with dementia as the actions can trigger dormant memories and help encourage conversation and sharing experiences with others in a similar situation. Why not include our Workbench to keep them busy or our wooden Construction Set that gives an endless variety of ways to construct working models.

These actions can help improve hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills as well as keeping concentration levels high and alleviating boredom.

Make a real difference and make a corner to resemble a shed interior? A wooden bench with a 'window' looking out onto a garden scene (take a look at our peel and stick murals) or ring us to talk about a bespoke mural to depict a shed wall with tools hanging?.

Our range of products are just the job to get the chaps involved and chatting together over a cuppa!

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Sunflower Grow Kit


Everyone loves a cheerful sunflower and our Sunflower Growing Kit has everything you need to get yours started. Once the seeds germinate, they will grow fast - why not have a competition to see who can grow the tallest? Or the largest flowerhead? Once replanted outside, the flowers will attract a variety of pollinating insects and the heads can be dried and left out for the birds to feast on the seeds in the autumn. Makes an ideal tactile activity for any care home residents.