Day Care Woking has installed the Tovertafel (‘Magic Table’ in Dutch) in its service, making it the first installation in Woking.
The Tovertafel is an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands, which is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to dementia care. The technology contains a series of games for people living with mid to late stage dementia. It has been designed to encourage instinctive participation, inviting engagement and stimulating a level of physical and social activity rarely seen in people living with dementia in the later stages of their journey.
Friends of the Elderly strives to give people choice and control over their health by providing a range of supportive and educational services. The service has daily activities to suit individuals’ likes and preferences and is delighted to add the Tovertafel to the plethora of activities they offer.
The visual, invigorating Tovertafel games can be played independently or in groups and have been researched and designed to stimulate people living with dementia. Play can help with health and quality of life and the Tovertafel can create amazing moments of happiness for people living with dementia.
The installation was launched at party for clients on 8 March. Francesca Simpson, Manager said:
“The Tovertafal really is magic. The way our day care clients have taken to it is extraordinary. One particular highlight for me is a client who has dementia who doesn’t usually interact with activities and is not usually very vocal, who has really embraced this innovative technology. On the second day it was installed she came over to see what it was all about and within minutes she was playing games, smiling and even laughing. It was truly amazing to see. We can’t wait for more of our clients, and new clients, to use Tovertafel and get as much enjoyment out of it.”
John Ramsay, the CEO of Shift 8 Limited – the company which brought the Tovertafel to the UK – said:
“We are thrilled by the response clients have had to the Tovertafel at the Day Care and are so pleased to be installing our first Tovertafel in Woking. We always strive to provide users with moments of happiness and it is warming to see this happen first hand in Woking.”
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