Activities for Older People: A Practical Workbook of Art and Craft Projects

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9780750647410: Activities for Older People: A Practical Workbook of Art and Craft Projects
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* Specially designed to meet the needs of the elderly in residential care it provides a whole range of activities in the creative field. * The first book of its type, it builds upon the vast experience of the author and only those activities shown to be successful and enjoyable have been included. * People in a caring situation, who have no experience of teaching or art, can use this book to stimulate and encourage the people in their care. * It presents a whole wealth of practical ideas that can range from quick to more long lasting, inexpensive to more expensive. * The text builds from basics and there are ideas for anyone to use with many different materials whatever the season or occasion. * A comprehensive list of materials required will be given at the beginning of each project.

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Concentrating on arts and crafts, this text is brimming with a wealth of practical ideas to encourage participation and activity. It will help the elderly person in your care to reach their full potential through activity. A thoughtful and stimulating range of activities are provided. These build upon very basic skills leading to more complex art and craft ideas. There is something for everyone. This book is like a collection of favourite recipes, dip into it whenever you feel the need. From all his experience the author has included only the activities that work, or that have proved enjoyable and stimulating, so that you can have every confidence that each activity will bring positive results.

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Activities Organiser, Hertfordshire, UK

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