Gorton Parks Care Home Transforms Leisure with Digital Projector Extravaganza
27 November 2023
In a groundbreaking initiative sponsored by the Social Ability Happiness Program, Gorton Parks Care Home has embraced a new era of recreation with the introduction of a cutting-edge digital projector game system. Designed to elevate the well-being of residents, the projector, generously provided for a six-month duration, has proven to be a game-changer in enhancing engagement and joy.
One of the standout features of this projector is its versatility—it can be used on beds, ceilings, tables, and more. The array of games it offers spans from sensory and cognitive challenges to classic activities like bingo and karaoke. What sets it apart is its thoughtful categorisation, indicating which games are best suited for different residents and specifying the unique benefits they provide.
For those who may be bedridden, the projector doesn’t merely serve as entertainment; it provides a holistic experience akin to the activities in the communal lounge. This inclusive approach ensures that every resident, regardless of their mobility, can partake in the interactive and immersive experiences offered.
Residents in one of the units have particularly embraced this digital marvel with open arms. Their reviews reflect a unanimous sentiment of happiness and engagement. From karaoke sessions to interactive games like “splatting the beaver” (a cognitive challenge that exercises the mind doubly) and an innovative art game on the Dementia unit (where splatting balloons results in vibrant paint creations), the projector has become an integral part of their daily lives.
The projector doesn’t just stop at games—it’s a dynamic tool that evolves regularly. The table is constantly updated with an extensive array of games, puzzles, quizzes, karaoke, sensory activities, and reminiscence sessions. One standout moment that captured the imagination of residents was the racing car game, where two men used their fingers to race cars around a track, showcasing the interactive and adaptable nature of the projector’s offerings.
Residents and staff alike have found the projector to be an entertaining and enjoyable addition to their daily routine. It has become a lovely way to engage in small group activities, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.