Embracing Lifestyle Strategies for Every Age Group

Wednesday, 2 January 2019 11:05:32 am Australia/Melbourne

10 Simple Reasons why we need to expand Lifestyle programmes for all Ages

1. Historically we travelled the earth in clans it's natural to our being to be grouped and doing activities together.

2. Where there is disconnected and isolated social beings research shows illness or early death is likely.

3. Social engagement increases wellbeing.

4. Past generations with deprivations need to be nutured by having increased grouped, positive experiences.

5. Genuine & real human touch (which we are genetically geared to seek out) will NEVER be emotionally replaced by technology.

6. Health and wellbeing begins in social bonds that's why we are born into families.

7.The ripple effect of wellbeing is naturally transferred to another by group socialising and interconnectedness. 

8. Economically (whether we like it or not) we are being directed into grouped living. 

9. Lifestyle activities as opposed to religion will break down the barriers of differences in groups or individuals. 

10. Distractions from health or emotional problems is life giving not life depreciating. 

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What's the Difference Between an Aquapaint and a Water Repaint?

Sunday, 27 May 2018 5:37:04 pm Australia/Melbourne

Good Question and I'm glad you asked!

Both items are designed as an engaging art activity for people in mid to late stages of living with dementia. They have been trialled on people in care in the United Kingdom before being distributed to us in Australia. The founder of the Aqua Paints sought solutions for activities for people experiencing dementia after noticing a gap in services when his grandfather was in care. He has trialled new ideas and products which are now being used by many countries. We have labelled them on the website as especially for Participants Living with Dementia or (P.L.W.D)

Both the Aquapaints and the Water Repaints work exactly the same. The participaint uses water and a paint brush to paint a blank image. A colourful image is sitting under a film which is designed to become transparent when mixed with water. The added benefit is the image dries back to a blank page. The page can be reused again for another repaint. The Aqua paint is unique because it has an outline of a drawing of the  actual image underneath. This allows the participant to paint within a structure, however it's not absolutely necessary. The Water Repaint doesn't have an outline and is simply a free style water painting on top of a photographic image. The preference is entirely yours and both will be suitable for your participants based on their capabilities. Structure versus freestyle is the main difference.

Aquapaints come in a pack of five tiles with various themes. (Located on the Website under Craft / Art)  A Water Repaint comes in a pack of six with one set of photographic images to choose from.

What's important is your resident can now use a tool which has an outcome of achievement. I myself found it enjoyable to paint when I did a trial. To see the detail in the images dry to a PERFECT PICTURE is pleasureable for amateur adult artists and will be for your residents alike.

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2017 Product Improvements

Sunday, 28 January 2018 9:37:43 am Australia/Melbourne

Ball in the Bucket:

Now on Wheels! This lets you scoot around with your ring to increase the fun and agility.

Beetle Game:

Two improvements; larger numbers and a backing board to make it similar to a puzzle. This keeps all the pieces together when your resident has completed the game and secondly helps you store it so the pieces aren't misplaced.

Elder Street A4 Bingo Cards:

A4 visually improved with sequenced large print numbers.

Bingo Tokens:

We added numbers to the tokens for calling and placing on your A3 Board.

A3 Call Board:

Now Bigger and Better!! Large numbers and sequenced layout.

Twelve Pin Line Up:

Red markers for accurate targeting. Designed as a knock down game for variation in physical movement.

Lacing Wheel:

Big holes for older hands. Makes sense doesn't it!

Guy & Lady Card Match:

Picture cards which use adult images and incorporates the montessori principles. You can sort pictures into categories and match to a placement picture.

Wisdom Years Recall Four: 

Large print 16 point teasers to stimulate memory.

Golf Game:

Safety clips were added to the base to make it safe and portable.

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