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14th Jun, 2021

Magic table helps Balsall Common care home residents with dementia feel 'young at heart'

Sarah Mason 28th Feb, 2021

A BALSALL Common care home is hoping to improves residents quality of life with an interactive magic board.

Staff at Harper Fields Care Home play games with the Magic Table 360 and the Happiness Programme to help improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia.

The sensory board uses interactive light projections which can be played independently or in a group, stimulates movement by inviting participants to take part in all sorts of different fun activities such as popping bubbles, playing the piano, colouring in pictures, sweeping leaves or interacting playfully with fish.

The table is portable so it can be used wherever residents feel most comfortable, it can be projected onto the floor, ceiling, walls, a whiteboard or even the bed.

The Happiness Programme allows for a range of games that change seasonally and have country-specific versions covering 14 different categories, so there will always be something new for residents to try.

Hayley Wilkinson, general manager of the home, said: “We’re excited to bring a touch of magic to the residents at our home, the Magic Table 360 will make a big difference by helping to connect residents with staff and with each other, and it’s great fun for the young at heart.”

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