During this COVID-19 pandemic, many older people are having to stay isolated, whether in a care home or in their own homes. Boredom can become a real issue and can sometimes lead to depression, loss of appetite and feelings of worthlessness.
To help, we have specially selected a range of activity ideas suitable for all abilities, including those living with dementia. Why not treat someone you know to a large piece plastic jigsaw puzzle. These are fully washable and the larger than average pieces are perfect for older hands with limited grip.
Anyone creative will enjoy one of our colouring or painting books, ready-drawn scenes that will inspire a budding artist to bring to life, or maybe a spot of birdwatching will bring joy, our kit is just the thing to spy on the antics of the local bird population.
Loneliness can be helped with adding a furry companion to stroke, our Joy For All cat will sound and move just like the real thing - without the hassle of owning a real animal.
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Gentle stretching to keep limbs supple with easy-to-follow demonstrations. Great for a group activity that encourages participation, conversation and a sense of wellbeing.
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.
A favourite for those who enjoy gentle seated exercise to music. Clear instructions and an appropriate tempo make this CD suitable for all.
60 comedy sketches and songs to raise a chuckle. 3 hours of classic favourites from Tommy Cooper, Kenneth Williams, Spike Milligan and many more. Laugh along with the Goons 'Ying Tong Song'and dodge those arrows with 'Mr Custer' by Charlie Drake along with many more.
Geometric shapes that are fun to use for endless creative pattern combinations or for schools to use for Geometry lessons. 245 shapes to choose from. Fully washable plastic.
Specially requested by hospital and care home staff, this pocket cushion has 9 different attachments to keep restless hands busy. Ideal for individual use. See video below:
Give our Companion Cat some love and attention and he will purr and meow just like a real cat. So realistic, he responds differently depending on where you pet him. Leave for a few minutes and he will go to sleep, pat him on the back to wake him up! Battery operated. Award-winning product.
Assorted sizes to suit every stroke needed by budding artists. Good quality natural bristle with long handles. Can be used with our poster paint set code: PPAL or GPPAL.
So versatile and in a rainbow of colours, these coloured pencils are great for subtle shading of our colouring books designs. Manufactured from wood, these are an eco-friendly way to spend a relaxing hour or two. Colouring is a proven stress-buster for all ages and abilities.
Working binoculars with 4 x 30mm lens and adjustable focus. Also come with strap, storage case and cleaning cloth to keep the lenses in top condition. Small and lightweight, these binoculars are great for watching garden wildlife and the retro case make them a great gift for an older relative.*MULTIBUY OFFER
Many older people love to watch and listen to our native garden birds, we have specially designed this colouring/information book to encourage people with dementia to enjoy painting and colouring whilst stimulating memories. Bold, simple hand-drawn outlines to colour complete with identical image to copy if wish. Also includes recipes for suet balls and bird facts. Hand drawn illustrations.
My Life Story Book is perfect for older people with dementia. Easy to compile, with space for photographs and personal memories - tips for use included. These books are a great way to get residents engaged with reminiscence and shared experiences. Easy to complete and can be done over a period of time. *MULTIBUY OFFER* See video below:
'A Funny Old World' aims to bring a smile to the face of the reader. High quality photographs old and new will lift the mood and help trigger conversation.