Sensory Cushion Donated to Care Home

Sensory Cushion Donated to Care Home

Great Harwood & Rishton Soroptimist’s donate their award winning Sensory cushion to Townfield & Coach House Care Home.

The Cushion which recently won the Soroptimist’s regional rose bowl competition was designed and produced by members of the group to help raise the awareness of dementia. The cushion will now be used by Townfield & Coach House who care for up to 28 people with dementia for sensory stimulation and a talking point within the home.

The Soroptimist’s are a group of women who meet regularly for both formal meetings and social events. Their main aims are to improve the lives of women and girls in the local area, UK and across the world.

John Timmins Managing Director of Townfield Care Ltd stated “The dementia cushion which the group have designed and kindly donated to the home will be used by many people we care for and support.

Studies into sensory stimulation have shown that activities which stimulate the mind can be key to alleviating stress and discomfort. Often people with dementia become restless and the stimulation of the activity cushions can help to reduce many issues such as wandering or restlessness. The cushion will not only keep hands busy, but it will provide a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation as well as  Helping to keep hands and wrists active and supple aiding circulation.

The cushions will also be used by our activity co-ordinator as a talking point for reminiscing with some for the people we care for about their lives, jobs and hobbies which they have”

John Timmins receiving the sensory cushion from Lindsey Rutter, President and members Great Harwood & Rishton Soroptimist’s

John Timmins receiving the sensory cushion from Lindsey Rutter, President and members Great Harwood & Rishton Soroptimist’s

If you would like to more information on the Soroptimist’s or how to join then please follow this link to their website




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We cannot express enough our gratitude for the care you gave to our mum (Grace) over the 3 years she was with you. She was as you know a “Shining Star” and you made her shine even more brightly. Your dedication in looking after our mum will never be forgotten, just as mum will always remain in our memories and hearts.

With many thanks, love and Best wishes from all of us

Jean, Phillip, Grace & Family

Jean, Phillip Grace & Family January 5, 2017