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Mobility Month May + Discount Code

Man-on-crutchesIn the UK, there are 13.9 million disabled people, which equates to more than 1 in 5. Of course, not all disabilities affect mobility and when people think of mobility disability, they tend to think of those who require a wheelchair. In the UK, less than 8% of the population require a wheelchair. Mobility disabilities could include impairment to your limbs or spine or another part of the body that affects movement, grip and strength.

Mobility Month Discount Code

To help support those who are affected by a mobility disability, we have created a 10% off discount code for you to use at checkout today. We hope the Tenura living aids we have selected for the discount can be of help to yourself or someone you are supporting who has a disability.

Living Aids for People with Mobility Disabilities

Jar and Bottle Openers

Tenura silicone jar openers and bottle openers help you twist-off lids on jars or bottles. They also reduce the strain put on muscles, which is essential for those who have impairment to their strength. Save 10% off with the discount code AMUK20 today.

Coasters

Tenura coasters are small mats you can use for drinks and other objects such as ornaments to keep them held in place. The silicone has anti slip properties, which means that when an object is placed on the coaster it won’t move with ease even if it is knocked, it doesn’t slip, which helps you to avoid spills and avoid injury.

Floor Mats

Frequently, we see the anti slip floor mats placed where a person goes from standing to a sitting position and visa versa. It helps the user get a foothold, which aids them in standing. Often the Tenura anti slip floor mats are helpful for those who use a Zimmer frame, wheelchair or require additional help during sitting/­standing. It can provide an extra level of confidence as the person moves.

Table Mats

Tenura anti slip table mats help as objects such as a plate remain in place. It can be beneficial for people with mobility issues as the pressure can be used when eating with cutlery as the dish doesn’t move as they eat. When you use the anti slip table mat in conjunction with the bottle opener/jar opener a person can twist off a lid, one-handed.

Developments to Mobility for the Disabled

Game developers and console creators in the gaming industry are continually developing alternative products that are inclusive to those who have disabilities. There are many adaptive technologies available on the market and some that are in development. It is very encouraging and great to see as the world is getting more and more accessible for those with disabilities, which is important to their well being.

Making sure that someone with a mobility disability feels like they are being supported. More places in the UK are becoming accessible. A great guide to help people find places to visit is Euan’s Guide. This is a website that reviews events and locations in terms of their accessibility.

Technology is continuously developing to help those with disabilities. But for your day to day living the Tenura range can be a great help. That is why we have chosen to give you a 10% discount code for you to use at checkout today.

Girl-in-a-wheelchairCaring for those with a Mobility

Training can be a great help when you are taking care of those who have a mobility disability. Of course, you can find lots of information on the internet, but make sure you use reliable sources such as the NHS website. Both allow you to develop knowledge of disabilities and how to address and help people who have limited mobility.

Mobility Month Discount Code

To claim the 10% discount, use the code AMUK20 at checkout (The code will be valid for the month of May). Enjoy our discounted living aids and have a great Mobility Awareness Month.

Follow the hashtags #Disabi­lity­Awa­reness and #MobilityMonth to stay up to date with the Mobility Awareness Month campaign and share your own stories with others.

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Brain Trainer Puzzles - Self Isolation Fun

Old-Person-doing-puzzlesAs an alternative to the Self Isolation Activities: Stay Active blog. In this blog, we discuss the benefits of brain trainer puzzles on the brain and how some of the Tenura range can be a great living aid when passing the time with puzzles. We have created a downloadable PDF full of our favourite brain trainer puzzles for you to have a go at as well as some links to other sites where you can continue to train your brain.

Brain Trainer Puzzle Benefits

There can be many benefits to brain trainer puzzles. They are a great way to pass the time during self isolation. They can improve your working memory as many puzzles entail this skill, they make you think and require knowledge on topics you may not have at the forefront of your mind (Crosswords are a great example of this). Puzzles often get you to think logically, which can be beneficial when problem solving in the real world. A methodical approach can make problems seem easier as they can be broken down into a list of steps/rules (Sudoku is an excellent example of this).

Download Puzzles and Answers

At Tenura we have created a PDF with our favourite puzzles. There is also an answer PDF available to download. Please print off the puzzle PDF to have a bit of fun during self isolation.

Puzzles PDF

Puzzle Answers PDF

Living Aids to help with Brain Trainer Puzzles

cutlery-grip-pen-2-minCutlery Grips – Writing Aid

Tenura cutlery grips allow you to slide a pen into the opening to use as a writing or drawing aid. They provide the user with a larger area to grasp. It is important for anyone with an impairment to their strength of grip. The cutlery grips add weight to the pen, which can help give the user more control when writing.

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Table Mat – Living Aid

Tenura silicone anti slip mats create a hold that will keep your puzzle book or paper in place. For those who have impairments to their strength or grip, you do not need to keep the puzzle in place with your hand.

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Stay hydrated during your puzzle time. A brew or cup of tea may be what helps you concentrate and if so, the Tenura Cup Holder can be an excellent drinking aid. With the larger surface area base, a drink is less likely to get spilled without the broader base is easier to knock and cause spillages, which in turn could cause injury such as burns.

.Good Brain Trainer Resources

Old Man doing puzzlesHere are some other places that you can find more brain trainer puzzles:

  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Puzzle books (order online as book stores aren’t currently open in the UK)
  • Create your own
  • Internet
    • www.­brain­tra­inin­gpuzzle.­co.­uk
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Parkinson's Awareness Week 2020

What is Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s is the most common type of Parkinsonism, which is an umbrella term for nervous system disorders. The nervous system is made up of cells and nerves around the body and is used for the transmission of signals. Signals tell muscles and the body to behave in a certain way. When damage or nerve cell loss occurs, the transmissions are disrupted, leading to slow and abnormal movements.

It is unknown what causes the loss of nerve cells. Parkinson’s gradually develops and the first sign is often tremoring in the hands. Other symptoms follow and include slow movement, rigid muscles and impaired posture or balance.

What is Parkinson’s Awareness Week?

Parkinson’s Awareness Week will take place from the 5th to the 11th of April. It is not just about spreading awareness but educating people on the effect that Parkinson’s can have as it is a daily struggle and affects people’s quality of life. It affects one in every five-hundred people in the UK, which amounts to 145,000 people. Every hour in the UK, two people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. A big part of the awareness week is the charity and fundraising side as this aids finding a cure.

Parkinson’s Aids and Discount Code

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In addition to raising awareness, Tenura have released a discount code. The code (PAW20) can be used to redeem a 10% discount on selected daily living aids from the Tenura range that we believe can improve the quality of life for a person living with Parkinson’s disease. We have chosen the following products.

Cutlery-GripsTenura Cutlery Grips

Tenura cutlery grips are a great kitchen aid. They allow a person with impairments to strength or grip, hold utensils with ease. The increased surface area of the handle enables a person with Parkinson’s disease to grasp cutlery and live a more independent life. A larger handle means less movement and mobility is required. A sign of Parkinson’s is that your writing style changes; it reduces in size due to it becoming uncomfortable to write and the reduction in mobility. Our cutlery grips offer comfort and aid in writing and eating.

 

Floor-Mat

Tenura Anti slip floor mat

Tenura Anti slip mats can be a great help to someone with Parkinson’s tremors. The tremors can make movement difficult. Having an anti slip mat on the floor when standing can be of help as it provides a level of confidence as well as a surface that allows them to have a firm foothold when standing.

 

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Tenura CupCaps

Having hands that tremor uncontrollably can lead to spillages when drinking. Applying a CupCap to any can, glass or mug helps to keep the contents contained. By design, they are easy to use and perfect for the job. CupCaps are antimicrobial, thus helping to reduce the spread of germs.

 

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A Tenura cup holder used in unison with a CupCap, gives a person with Parkinson’s the best chance at avoiding spillages and breakages. The Tenura cup holder provides an increased surface area to the base of any drink, making it stable and catches any drips. Tenura cup holders are easy to use and dishwasher safe (withstanding temperatures up to 250°).

 

 

jar-opener-copy-300x300Tenura Jar Opener and Bottle Opener

Your mobility is affected by Parkinson’s disease which makes simple tasks, difficult. It also affects your muscles, making them rigid (stiff). These symptoms can make opening twist-off lids fatiguing. Tenura silicone jar opener allows the user to twist off lids on large containers effortlessly. The Tenura silicone bottle openers work for smaller containers but also aid with turning taps, doorknobs and opening pill bottles, as they are versatile.

Parkinson’s Symptoms

Parkinson’s has the following symptoms (There are over 40 in total)

  • Tremor (In hands, feet or legs)
  • Slowed movement (Throughout the body and even affects facial expressions)
  • Rigid muscles (Stiffness that leads to a lack of mobility)
  • Impaired posture or balance (Affected by the latter symptom. Occurring in the late stages of Parkinson’s)
  • Loss of automatic movements (Like blinking or smiling)
  • Speech changes (The muscles in the face are affected which can make speaking tricky)
  • Writing changes (The size of the writing decreases as the movement becomes increasingly uncomfortable)

If you believe yourself or a family member has Parkinson’s disease, talk to them and seek advice from a doctor or the NHS website. Daily living aids can be of help to those close to you and aid them in achieving an independent lifestyle.

Parkinson’s Awareness Week Discount Code

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To claim the 10% discount, use the code PAW20 at checkout (The code will be valid all month). Enjoy our discounted living aids and have a great Parkinson’s awareness week.

Follow the hashtags #UniteF­or­Par­kinsons and #WorldPar­kin­son­sDa­y2020 to stay up to date with the Parkinson's Week campaign and share your own stories with others.

 

Self Isolation Activities: Stay Active

The UK is currently in self-isolation, which means we are all in the confines of our homes. As many of us are not used to having this much free time in the home, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with means of entertainment to keep us occupied. Therefore, Tenura has come up with fun, entertaining activities involving Tenura daily living aids you can do at home. Some of the activities include brain training, arts and crafts, as well as fitness plus much more, so there is something for everybody in this blog.

As many of us are not used to having this much free time in the home, it can sometimes be difficult

Use the code COV19 to receive 10% off your order on the Tenura website.

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Our living aids can be of help during this time. The code is valid till the 19th of April, redeemable at checkout. Being restricted does not mean you can’t have fun, so we have listed some activities you can get up to with other members of the household, to help the time pass.

Tenura daily living aids are made from 100% silicone and have anti-microbial properties. Tenura living aids are treated with silver nitrate, which prevents the harbouring of bacteria. You can use our products in conjunction with other objects around the house to keep you entertained and safe. Tenura daily living aids are easily cleaned. Simply hand wash with soap and hot water or via a dishwasher due to their temperature resistance (up to 250°C). The grip properties of Tenura products will return once dry.

Grip StripsExercise

Exercise is a great way to pass the time. You could wrap Tenura anti-slip grip strips around dumbbells to make sure they do not slip out of your hands. Tenura grip strips also make the weights more comfortable to grasp. Keeping up your fitness levels will also help to maintain your wellbeing, as it releases endorphins, which is a chemical your brain produces to relieve stress and make you feel happy. Staying fit and happy is vital for health.

Drawing and Writing

cutlery grip penTenura cutlery grips allow you to slide a pen or paintbrush into the opening to use as a writing aid or drawing aid. Adult colouring books, sketch pads and puzzles can be great for relaxation as many find them therapeutic. No matter your interests, there is a colouring book out there for you. If you do not want to be confined by lines, then a sketchbook can be your release of energy. You can paint and draw in the sketchbook. You could also turn the sketchbook into a scrapbooking project which makes use of all your favourite family photos and can be an incredibly creative activity. Puzzles help to keep the brain active. An all-time favourite is Sudoku, but of course, there are crosswords. These brain teasers can keep you entertained for hours.

Writing is another outlet for your brain. You can use your imagination and transport yourself to another world. There are plenty of guides on the internet that can help you improve your skills. Pens slide into the cutlery grips and provide the user with a larger area to grasp. They also add weight to the pen, which can help give the user more control.

Board games

Non Slip FabricIf you are living with others during self-isolation, you can use Tenura non slip fabric or the Tenura anti-slip table mat under board games to keep them in place. It is annoying during a heated game when somebody knocks the table and the board shifts.

There are many board games available on the market to suit all interests. For example, word games that use your language skills and imagination, mathematical games and tactical games which require you to be a step ahead of the other players. If your family doesn’t have a competitive streak, then there are cooperative board games that require communication and teamwork, these types of games should also avoid rivalry.

Baking

Jar OpenerFind a great recipe or use one passed down through generations. This activity is rewarding as you have some tasty cakes or biscuits at the end. You can get your family involved or do this on your own for a bit of solitude. There are plenty of our living aids you can use when baking; for instance, the Tenura silicone jar opener can be used to twist lids off easily. The jar opener is perfect if you are making the classic Victoria Sponge and need aid in opening strawberry jam. Tenura table mats can provide a non-slip surface under mixing bowls, which help to keep the bowl in place as you are mixing ingredients.

 

Save 10% off Tenura daily living aids today using code COV19 at checkout.

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We at Tenura want you to remain safe, so follow the guidelines and help the world by stopping the spread of the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Update: We are open!

The Coronavirus is affecting everyone and everything globally but be assured: Tenura is still up and running. This means that we are contactable via customer services and we are manufacturing and delivering living aids worldwide.

We currently are offering our customers a discount code on our entire daily living aids range. You can redeem 10% off your purchase at checkout with the code COV19. We hope these aids can be a benefit to you or your loved one's life.

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We are following all guidelines the government has been issuing over the past months. Many of our staff are currently working remotely to keep them safe and well during this trying time.

The Tenura range of daily living aids are treated with silver nitrate - this means that Tenura daily living aids are antimicrobial (microbes are small organisms such as bacteria). The silicone living aids range, along with good personal hygiene, can help protect you from the spread of microorganisms. Personal hygiene is always important, but during this Coronavirus pandemic, it is paramount. So you must wash your hands with soap and water and keep to social distancing guidelines. This Coronavirus needs to be taken seriously, and as time passes, people are putting in measures to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Daily living aids can be a massive help in the home, especially now many are isolated and spending the vast majority of their day inside. You do not want to be struggling with menial tasks when there are bigger things to think about. Our daily living aids range can make a big difference in the quality of life of those persons who require additional aid.

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  • Anti-slip grip strips are perfect for use around the home. They instantly transform any surface into an anti-slip surface allowing the user to achieve a firm grip, or, apply the strips by wrapping them around the handle of any handheld items. A great example is on the handles of cooking equipment, such as pans.
  • Part of the Tenura range makes for great eating aids. Our antimicrobial table mats can help to stop the spread of disease, as well as keep plates and other crockery stable, leading to fewer breakages and spillages at mealtimes. Our bottle openers and jar openers can also be of help, making removing lids easy for all. Tenura cutlery grips are perfect for those who have impairments to strength of grip. The widened handles and comfortable silicone make them a great addition to any mealtime.table-mat,-jar-opener-and-cutlery-grips-min
  • Cup-Holder-minOur drinking aids include the Cup Holder and the CupCap. The Cup Holder provides a firm, stable base for any drink. The increased surface area keeps the drink stable, and all drips are caught in the base of the Cup Holder. The CupCap is a silicone cover that is easy to apply to the rim of any drink container such as a glass, mug or can. This stops debris, and other contaminants entering the drink but also prevents the liquid from escaping if knocked over.

We are offering you a unique discount code to redeem on our site to save 10% on the Tenura living aid range. They can be of great help to all, simply redeem the code COV19 at checkout.

It is, of course, very important that we see if there is anyone in our neighborhood or through local services we can be of help to. Those who are elderly or live on their own will be struggling through this in solitude. Please see if there is anyone you know you can help out. This may be as simple as picking up some shopping for them or participating in a local helpline for those who are vulnerable during this period. We all have to work together to get over this pandemic.

For those who distribute and resell the Tenura living aid range, you can take advantage of our dropshipping service. Dropshipping is a simple solution for companies that have a limited amount of storage. You can purchase our daily living aids products and have them stored at our warehouse. As an order is placed on your e-commerce site, send us the relevant details via email so we can ship the requested living aids out to the customer on your behalf.

For the next three weeks (27th March - 19th April), you can redeem the discount code COV19 to save 10% on Tenura daily living aids. All orders over £50 are eligible for free shipping (mainland UK only). 

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Tenura: Non Slip Fabric

Tenura Non Slip Fabric

Our non slip fabric is one of our most popular daily living aids, and with its versatility, it’s no surprise.

Tenura non slip fabric is made of non slip foam, bonded onto a polyester mesh, which gives it great non slip qualities on both sides. The polyester mesh means that the non slip material is waterproof, which opens up the uses of the fabric and makes it easy to clean. The non slip fabric does not stretch due to its reinforced skeleton. It can be cut down to any shape and size to suit any object or surface. The anti slip fabric comes in three colours (black, white and beige).

Non Slip Fabric

Tenura Non-slip Fabric Under A Keyboard

At Tenura we use it for all sorts of applications in the office. Many members of staff have the non slip fabric under their keyboards to stop unwanted movement.  The non-slip fabric acts as a rest for wrists as it is a comfortable cushion, which is very welcome after a days typing, like blog posting days. Many of us spend a lot of time on computers and Tenura non-slip fabric can be beneficial to all.

 

Tenura Anti Slip Fabric Rug Underlay

Tenura Non-slip Fabric As Carpet/Rug Underlay

Carpet underlay is another excellent use for Tenura anti-slip fabric. Cut down the fabric and place it on the floor. Cover the fabric with the carpet. The anti-slip fabric keeps the rug in place and stops unwanted movement. For those with wooden floors, carpets/rugs with no non-slip fabric underneath can slip from under your feet. A fall to those who are elderly or disabled can have serious repercussions, so it is vital to keep them safe.

Other Tenura Non-slip Fabric Applications

We have also seen the Tenura non-slip fabric being used in the following applications:

  • Lining for draws, shelves and trays
  • On sofas to keep cushions in place
  • DIY-To keep your tools in position
  • DIY-When sanding which keeps the object secure and minimizes movement
  • Holds objects firm on surfaces that are not horizontal and/or are subject to motion

Buy a roll of non-slip fabric today and secure your home or the home of a loved one. Please get in touch and let us know what innovative things you have used the non-slip fabric for and don’t forget to send us some pictures via our social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.