Creative Activity Packs

Date: Feb 2017 - ongoing

Group: Elderly Care Patients

Description: The Imperial Health Charity commissioned me to design an activity pack for elderly patients to interact with during their hospital stay. It’s really important for the elderly in particular to stay active intellectually and so I designed an exercise book full of content to stimulate the mind and also provide an opportunity for creative self expression. The book includes tasks such as drawing in 3D, writing and reading poetry, creating abstract art, sketching and relaxation exercises. The patients also receive drawing tools, blank postcards and a lavender bag. We have trialled the packs across 5 wards and received great feedback. The Charity are now in the process of printing a bulk run so that eventually every elderly patient who enters one of the hospitals across the trust will have the chance to receive one of these packs.

The Imperial health Charity is an independent charity raising funds for research and projects that help improve patient healthcare at the five London hospitals of Imperial College Healthcare NHS.