Forbes and District Lions Club has provided a helping hand for dementia patients.
The club this month presented a number of items to Forbes Hospital Nurse Unit Manager Cheryl Brown and Physiotherapy Assistant Julie Morgan.
These included two large Activity boards, a Marble Maze, a I Spy Bag, a Jigsaw, Playing cards, Activity rug, Threading Beads and a Plush Puppy purchased and in some cases manufactured by crafty Lions.
The club made the presentation after being approached by the local Hospital for assistance to purchase some activity items to be used for Dementia patients during their stay in hospital.
It has been shown to be beneficial to Dementia sufferers to have something to occupy the hands and mind while the patients are in the hospital surroundings.
Items can be purchased from several Dementia associations, however these are often expensive and not always allowed for within the health budget.
The Lions Club accepted the challenge and produced a variety of items which will be on hand to occupy future patients on admission.