Wally and Bill settled in for another round of virtual soccer at their favourite table at Creswick Aged Care thanks to funding provided by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).
The recently installed Torvertafel virtual reality unit aims to support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical wellbeing of residents and is a great source of entertainment. The ceiling-mounted interactive technology is designed specifically for people living with dementia or an intellectual disability and is enjoyed by all residents. It stimulates social, cognitive and physical engagement for the participants using games that have brightly coloured images and motion sensors.
Director of Nursing at Creswick Health Pam Saunders said the unit had already become very popular with residents
“There’s a great variety of games that can be projected onto a tabletop or the floor to provide a range of gross motor activities,” she said.
“It is wonderful seeing all the smiles as our residents interact with one another.”
Maree Cuddihy, CEO of Central Highlands Rural Health CEO Maree Cuddihy thanked FRRR for its generous donation.
“We are always looking for opportunities to enrich the lives of our aged care residents, and we are extremely grateful for the support of FRRR in providing funds that have such a positive and ongoing impact on our residents,” she said.
“Central Highlands Rural Health’s purpose is to provide the best care for every person, every time. We continue to focus on fundraising for medical equipment upgrades, resident and patient resources, facility upgrades, as well as staff learning and development in line with this mission.
“All donations that we receive help to improve the health and well-being of the community.”
Can you give a gift to Central Highlands Rural Health? Donation and fundraising enquiries from individuals, community groups and businesses are always welcome. Please contact Kathryn Kosloff, Fundraising Manager, on (03) 5321 6555 or via firstname.lastname@example.org