Care centre users create story-inspired slippers
Tuesday 13th of February 2018
The Memory Lane Alzheimer’s Society group based at Ty Nant Ddu in Pontnewynydd picked a Cinderella theme, while members of the Torfaen Carer’s Centre in Pontypool chose to create a Willy Wonka-style slipper covered in lolly pops.
The slippers will be displayed in Torfaen libraries as part of the library service’s Slipper Talk project which aims to promote discussion around the health and wellbeing of older people, and encourage better understanding between the generations.
Everyone who took part was presented with a pair of brand new slippers which have been designed to be sturdier and safer to help reduce falls in the home. The slippers were wrapped by local school children who visited libraries in December 2017 to find out more about some of the issues older people face.
Councillor Alan Jones, executive member with responsibility for libraries, said: I would like to thank the members of the Memory Lane Alzheimer’s Society group and Pontypool Carer’s Centre for creating such fantastic slippers. They will be used as a centre piece at a series of tea parties we are holding in our libraries to bring older and younger members of the community together to help the different age groups to understand each other a little more.&;
The Slipper Talk project is one of 14 projects to receive new ‘Engaging Libraries’ funding from the Carnegie UK Trust and the Welcome Trust. The funding aims to help local communities explore major health and wellbeing issues in new and innovative ways.
Source: http://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/News/2018/January/17-Care-centre-users-create-story-inspired-slippers.aspx (Wed Jan 17th 2018)