If you haven’t heard of Ergotherapy you aren’t alone. Ergotherapy is therapy based on the engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions.
Renowned local care company Gaudium Ltd. Will be opening the doors of its town centre building at 5 Corney Square for brand new Ergotherapy sessions, which will take the shape of crafting, woodworking and building workshops. Director Mariusz has said “The benefits of completing meaningful activities to staying physically and mentally alert have long been acknowledged, and to have these as hobbies that people really are interested in of course provides not only greater stimulation but genuine enjoyment. It also helps socially by giving an opportunity to meet like minded people.”
The company is now taking bookings for the sessions, which will run on Wednesdays and Fridays and anyone in the community who is interested in taking part is encouraged to get in touch. “The idea is that our sessions are run with health improvements in mind and central to the ethos, so that older people have some extra help, but that in practice they are just like any other social or activity club to attend, meeting friends, having a laugh and putting something of yourself out there in the world with your own skills.” Added Mr Waluk.
Ergotherapy can help individuals by helping to train their gross and fine motor skills to help with balance, coordination and body awareness. This in turn can help maintain independence, an active lifestyle and mental agility. If you wish to find out any more about these groups please contact Gaudium on 01768 890 353 or [email protected].