JABADAO Older people, dementia and carers
When energy goes absent without leave, and words confuse rather than illuminate, we have simple ways to keep moving, keep playing, share good times - and make life better.
Engaging events for Care Homes & Day Centres
In these events for we aim for a riot of love and energy, finding and expressing the feelings that lie between us in pure celebration of each unique person in the room. This is an event for people who feel lively and those who are tucked in, seemingly moving very little. We look for the small dances as well as the more energetic ones. We specialise in creating events for people with late stage dementia.
Using a mixture of participation and performance, with a fullsome and stirring sound score, we draw on social dances (ballroom and ceilidh) and our own love of movement play to engage each person in their own way - to generate a feeling of shared life and energy.
SPAGOG participant receives a Golden Mug award from the Mayor of Leeds for outstanding performance across a season
Seriously Playful Armchair Games for the Old and Gorgeous
A League event organised by JABADAO across several care homes or day centres over a five-week season.
Courses are designed to be run in partnership with local networks, community groups and care home organisations for staff from a number of settings - or one large setting. We are not currently offering public courses for individuals.
Ideas for activity organisers: simple, daily activities for groups of physically frail older people and one-to-one activities. More
For carers working with people living with middle and late stage dementia - to improve their non-verbal communicaton skills. More
Parson's Cross Dementia Group, Sheffield
Training for volunteers to run a support group
Following local research, this community centre in Sheffield realised there was little support in their area for carers looking after family members at home. Having heard about a very successful JABADAO support group close by in Barnsley they visited, then got in touch with us.
They recruited a group of volunteers. We provided training. They took to it like ducks to water and started to run a weekly ' JABADAO group'. It was intended to give carers a break - but so far the carers like to come too.
Resources and music to support playful, easy-to-organise, physical activities suitable for frail older people and people with dementia. Coming soon - a slection of wipe-clean resources suitable for use in hospitals, or where infection control is of maximum importance. More here