Do you work with older people? Would you consider them too frail to undertake physical activity? How do they view themselves? Meet Ping Pong's Terry. He's suffered several bouts of cancer and a collapsed lung but loves to prove his doctors wrong. He's one thing on paper, and quite another in real life.
Find out more about how the Ping Pong Care Campaign is smashing through stereotypes and re-addressing people's perceptions around just what older people can do!
Are you concerned about the mental health of your older residents? Or looking for activities designed with the needs of people with dementia in mind? Say hello to Inge,Ping Pong's German sensation. Inge felt the onset of dementia after the death of her husband and moved herself into a home. After discovering a table tennis table in the basement, you should look at her go. And dementia? A thing of the past she says.
See how this low-impact activity can have positive benefits for motor skills and cognitive awareness, and much more.
Hanging out with friends, keeping active, having fun; we do it all the time as teenagers. So why change as we get older? Ping Pong's Sun Lao insists that frequent socialising keeps him alive.
The Ping Pong Care Campaign brings the fun to your ageing community. We are networking in local communities around the country, combating social isolation and loneliness with ping pong power! So Get Involved.
How are you going to achieve all this? With limited time and resource, there might be the desire but not always the capacity to deliver something fun and fresh into your community. Our compact, useful and completely FREE Ping Pong Care Packs provide you with everything you need to kick start the campaign in your community and start making a difference.
We want people to see the film, be inspired and play the game. Our packs have a copy of the DVD with rights for public screenings, a booklet for ideas and an awesome instant ping pong kit that turns any table into a ping pong table. Get it? Got it. Go!