MindforYou's Gaming Activity Pack

MINDforYOU ACTIVITIES

29t h June 2020

WELCOME Thank you so much for sending us let tersand photosabout what you have been doing. It cheersusall up no end to see what you're up to. Next months leaflet will feature what you've been doing, so please keep sending them! Thismonth we are focusing on games from the t radit ional to the technological, and hopefully we'll int roduce you to some new things to t ry. Helen has created a board game specially for our readers, that you can even personalise! We'll also showcase a range of online games for you to explore and maybe int roduce to your fr iends& family! Last ly we are excited to share our plans for MindforYou dur ing 2020/2021 to t ransit ion into aCo Operat ive Society. Have a read of the let ter enclosed and if you or somebody you know would like to get involved please get in touch.

VIDEO GAMING In a recent survey 42%of Br itsaged 55-64 have played video games regular ly and 1 in 4 people over 65 said they have played one in the past five years. Frommobile phone apps to dedicated games consoles, there is something for everyone. You can play word games (Lexulous,Word with Fr iendsand Wordscapes), puzzle games (Candy Crush, Two Dots) Jigsaws (Jigsaw Break, JigZone (upload your own photos), Jig Saw Planet (use ghost image to make it easier)) and playing card games (Accordion, Pyramid). Of course you can always link up onlinewith your family and play their favour ite. I bet you can

give them a run for their money with some pract ice! Plat forms such asRemindmecare.com br ing a select ion of games together for people livingwith dement ia. Have some fun, and explore what 'savailable online!

PERSONALISEYOUROWN BOARD GAME In thismonth'sact ivity pack we want you to get creat ive and make your own board game! We've included a blank board game alongside a Joy Inside board game for you to use as inspirat ion to create your own! Personalising it can promote reminiscence by using quest ionsabout favour ite holidays, food you dislike or special music. Or, just make the quest ionscompletely r idiculous for a giggle. To play all you need isa dice or a pencil if you want to make your own spinner. The person who spinsor rolls the highest

number startsand then seewhere the quest ions take you! Wewould love to see pictures of your board gamesand find out which quest ionswere the most fun or created themost discussion.Good luck!

Happy Gaming!

Emma x

JOY INSIDE UPDATE

NEW GAMESAND ACTIVITIESTO TRY

One thingwe like to do on our holidays is to int roduce people to new act ivit ies and games, so we thought we would tell you about some interest ing things

Why not t ry one of our FREE Joy Inside Themed Events.We can get you connected to ZOOM in our FREE 30 minute session. You can join up to 6 households livingwith dement ia for a var iety of short fun act ivit iesall linked to a fun theme. Here isa taster of some of the upcoming themes.

we have found on the internet from two organisat ions that have lotsavailable for people livingwith dement ia and their families. Act iveMindshave developed some super new act ivit ies recent ly! We part icular ly like their

new link and think conversat ion game and of course their magic paint ing! Have a look on www.act ive-minds.org. The other websitewhich iswell worth a look is Live Bet ter With.We part icular ly like their scent ballsand

their talk and tossballs. Have a browse on www.dement ia.livebet terwith.org. Enjoy!

WORD LADDERS

Thiswasone of Helen's finds, a game that is sure to sure to get those brains t ingling! Playersget a start ingword and an endingword. Thesewordsmust be the same length (PIGand HOG, or CAT and DOG). Players change one let ter at a t ime, at tempt ing to move from the start ingword to the endingword. Each intermediate step must be a valid word!

Go on give it a t ry, it br ings some of our holiday fun, all wrapped up with music direct ly into your home . Just call us to book your free session.

WHY NOT TRY SOMEONLINE MUSICQUIZZES?

Everybody at MindforYou got together over ZOOM and had lots of fun doing the 70's, 80's, 90'sand nought iesmusic quiz. Gina couldn't believe it when the two youngest people, Calum and Caty, won both the 70'sand 80'squizzes! So, we thought we would share them and some others music quizzes in thismonthsAct ivity Pack. Hopefully there is something for everybody. If you need any more t ime then you can just presspause. Enjoy themusic and maybe invite some of your family to join in over ZOOM.We think the grandchildren would love doing the Disney or MovieMusic Quizzes.

KEEP IN TOUCH

Now more than ever we want to keep in touch.Wewould love to hear from you, so pop us something in the post , send usan email or pick up the phone.We're post ing regular act ivit ieson facebook and our booking plat form isnow up and running to book your ZOOM connect ion or you Joy Inside event www.mindforyou.setmore.com

01509 351008

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Instructions for your Joy Inside board game

Instructions

• Make spinner or use a dice • Take it in turns to throw dice/spin spinner • Move your counter to the number on your dice/spinner • Answer questions before you can throw again/miss a turn if you cannot answer • Winner is first person to get to the finish square

Cut out the circles to make your own counters

Instructions for making your own spinner

Cut out and insert a pencil through the center to create a spinner for the game.

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Don’t forget to have fun!!

HAVE FUN WITH OUR JOY INSIDE BOARD GAME!!

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MindforYou 5 The Willows Burton on the Wolds Leicestershire LE12 5AP

E-mail: info@mindforyou.co.uk Website: www.mindforyou.co.uk Tel: 01509 351008

Dear Friends,

I’m really excited to share with you today, our plans for MindforYou during 2020/21. I’m also writing to ask for your help as we prepare to transition from a social business to a ‘not for profit’ community benefit society. It was back in 2015 that we first welcomed families living with dementia on a MindforYou holiday and we have just posted a video on social media of our first guest, Rodney, telling the world just how important that first MFY holiday was to him. Rodney’s since gone on to enjoy no fewer than 7 holidays with us. I’m so proud to be able to tell you that we’ve now opened the world of holidays to over a 1000 people living with dementia. And the impact of those holidays is there for all to see in the academic analysis undertaken by Bangor University During ‘Lockdown’ we’ve been busy thinking about what’s next for MindforYou. We’ve decided that by becoming a community benefit society, which is a type of Cooperative, we can continue to develop the organisation alongside like-minded people who share our ethos and values. We can expand our services, support more people and ensure that the costs of holidays remain competitive. That’s why I’d love to hear from you if you or somebody you know would like to help shape and inform the future of MindforYou. To understand more about our plans to create a very special community enabling families living with dementia to continue to live well, please contact me on 07722416996 or by email @ c.sargent@mindforyou.co.uk One thing we keep hearing from our guests is just how important it is to be part of the MindforYou family; another being how special the memories we help to create, have been and continue to be. Together I am convinced we can plan for the next five hugely exciting years and create even more wonderful memories.

Thank You and please do get in touch if you’d like to get involved.

Kind Regards

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