Joyful Arrival of Sensory Table at Arncliffe Care Home Enhances Residents’ Well-being
26 January 2024
Arncliffe Care Home, is buzzing with excitement as a new sensory table arrived last week, bringing joy and engagement to the residents. The acquisition of this remarkable item was made possible through fundraising efforts that spanned some time.
Residents at Woolton House enthusiastically embraced various activities the table had to offer. One session included engaging in colour-by-numbers and a bubble pop game, designed to promote hand-eye coordination skills and fine motor skills. Residents participated both individually and in groups, creating a lively atmosphere filled with laughter, camaraderie, and mutual assistance.
Notably, small groups formed organically, with residents sharing their experiences, offering helpful suggestions, and enjoying the activities together. The communal engagement was heartening, showcasing the positive impact of the sensory table on fostering social connections among the residents.
Over at Speke House, the sensory table showcased its versatility, becoming a hub for games, brain training exercises, and even a musical challenge from the 60s. A highlight of the day included a group session of online bingo, where residents displayed their enthusiasm and competitive spirit. The residents at Speke House shared positive feedback and captured memorable moments through pictures.
Sandy, one of the residents, expressed her delight, describing the sensory table as the best iPad she has ever seen. Speke House residents particularly enjoyed the big game bingo, highlighting the appeal of group activities that enhance both cognitive and social aspects.
Pam, another resident, praised the bubbles game, going so far as to inquire if the sensory table could be used to watch the upcoming Liverpool match.
The fundraising efforts for the sensory table were driven by the desire to promote sensory stimulation, brain training, cognitive skills, and upper body movements among the residents. Additionally, the implementation of such technology aims to help residents stay connected with their loved ones, fostering a sense of joy, engagement, and community within the care home.