Colouring Benefits Body & Mind

April 1, 2020

We love to make sure residents in our aged care homes have plenty to keep hands and minds busy. Lately, we’ve been working harder than ever to tailor activities around personal interests to help build engagement and social connections.

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Pictured above: Colouring crosses the language barrier. Slava is a Polish speaking creative soul, seen here mindfully spending some time bringing a delightful image of refreshing drinks to life!

A number of our residents love nothing more than sitting down to a relaxing session of mindful colouring in. Mindful colouring in is an excellent way for anyone at any age to let tensions go, improve your mood, improve hand-eye coordination and express yourself in a creative and satisfying way!

Board games and card games are also proving popular, with many residents enjoying the cut and thrust of friendly competition. Games are excellent for promoting social interaction and are highly engaging for both our residents and staff. You can rest assured about hygiene too! With a good clean and spray, these items can be used safely again and again.

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Bill and Lifestyle Assistant Alex have a fun game of draughts in the dining room.

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Betsy and Lifestyle Assistant Malliga play a card game of ‘Snap!’ in the lounge together.