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FAMILY


Be wild,


whatever your age


You don’t have to be back in short trousers to enjoy playing mud kitchens or pond dipping for sticklebacks. Relive the pure fun of your youth with the help of the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.


Specifically for people aged over 50, the trust runs a weekly nature-based group at Clifton Park called Wild at Heart whereby members explore green spaces and take part in seasonal activities from nature crafts to wild cooking.


Not only does it reduce isolation by getting people out of the house and making new friends, trying new skills and hobbies also improves confidence, wellbeing and resilience as well as reconnecting with the nature on your doorstep that we can all take for granted. Seeing beauty in the smallest of occurrences can really help with lifting your spirits.


Sessions cost £3.50 and booking is essential. Contact project officer Jenny King for more information 0114 263 4335 or email j.king@wildsheffield.com


Upcoming sessions: Every Thursday 10am-12pm Meet at the Garden Rooms, Clifton Park, Rotherham S65 2AA


• 14th November - Wildlife Ponds


• 21st November - Exploring Clifton Park Museum • 28th November- Visit from the Wise Owls Birds of Prey Display Team


• 5th December - Pyrography • 12th December - Festive Table Decorations


The modern touch


Christmas has come early at The Porterbrook Care Home in Sheffield with the arrival of a shiny new toy for residents to get to grips with.


It may not have been


brought by Santa but the team at The Porterbrook has invested £5,000 in a Sharp Interactive Touchscreen Table in the hope that the new technology will enhance engagement for residents. The Porterbrook, which offers residential, dementia, and respite care in Crosspool, is the first in the city to install this life-enhancing interactive touchscreen table for its residents with the outlook that it will provide mental stimulation to help reduce Alzheimer’s and dementia from developing.


The elves at Sharp have built the bespoke table specifically for The Porterbrook and uses RemindMecare’ software which caters specifically for older people including residents with dementia, learning disabilities or cognitive impairment.


Along with dementia-friendly sensory apps, there is also web browsing, gaming, quizzes and sing-a-long facilities which can be used by multiple users at once to encourage communication between residents.


It can even be used to watch Netflix, Skype loved ones, or enjoy health and wellbeing opportunities such as chair yoga.


Each resident can have their own individual, privately accessed folder if they wish in which to store family photos and memories which can


help aid their memory. The Porterbrook care home manager Sheilagh Sweeney said: “With a rise in awareness of the loneliness and isolation that can be felt by some elderly people in care homes, we are keen to ensure we offer the best quality of life to each and every one of our residents. “It is so important to us to seek new ways to keep our residents engaged, particularly those with cognitive impairments, and we are delighted to be able to offer all the benefits of the touchscreen table. It’s like nothing else we have been able to offer before.


“Many of our residents are used to technology of their own, so the table is very intuitive for them to use and explore the various apps. Those who haven’t used tablets or computers in the past are enjoying getting to grips with it too and we have already enjoyed video clips and music as well as games like snakes and ladders for a bit of fun.”


For more information about The Porterbrook, call Sheilagh on 0114 266 0808, email info@theporterbrookcare.com or visit www.theporterbrookcare.com


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