Community Project Benefits Elderly

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Residents of Balhousie Care Group attended a presentation on Tuesday 15th April to receive a donation of ‘dementia fiddle cushions’ made by members of the community led group, SkillShare. Skillshare undertook a craft project, in a bid to help elderly members of the community suffering with dementia. The cushions aim to provide sensory stimulation to dementia sufferers and, as a result, can often promote a positive change in behaviour.

Activities Planner from Balhousie Care Group, Cheryl Banks, said: “We are grateful for this donation to our residents, and we thank Skillshare for their support. It will be very interesting to see how our residents react and engage with the cushions, which are made of different fabrics, buttons, zips and pockets. Having something to focus on can have a calming effect on the resident.”

As a thank you for the cushions, which can retail between £40-60 each, Balhousie will make a donation Skillshare for them to help fund future beneficial projects.