Creating Conversations - Do You Give a Kit Campaign
Creating Conversations have launched a spring campaign encouraging individuals to contribute towards the cost of getting meaningful activity kits into settings that support people living with dementia.
Creating Conversations is a trading arm and social enterprise supporting Artlink Central by through the sale of innovative products developed with participants in our programmes.
Our Activities Toolkit: Gardening themed was launched following a two year development, research and testing project with the assistance of the Gerontology Department at the Stirling University, NHS Forth Valley and other professionals specialising in dementia.
The Activity Kit is a tool to assist volunteers, facilitators, activities coordinators and care staff to deliver relaxing and purposeful social opportunities and activities. It provides an accessible framework for both new and experienced facilitators to successfully deliver ongoing programmes of creative activities for groups of older people, including those with a diagnosis of dementia. All materials are easily adaptable for a range of physical and social needs.
The activity kits are designed to encourage discussion and strengthen connections amongst staff, participants, family members and friends.
The toolkit offers long term activity programmes focusing on well-being, reminiscence, self-affirmation and communication whilst reducing feelings of isolation, anxiety and frustration.