At Tenura, our dedication to creating daily living aids for independent living is fuelled by your continuous support and trust. As the holiday season approaches, at Tenura we would love to express our deepest gratitude to our customers for being an integral part of our journey.
Please take note of our holiday closure schedule:
December 25th: Closed for Christmas Day
December 26th: Closed for Boxing Day
December 27th: Closed
December 28th & 29th: Limited staffing
January 1st: Closed for New Year's Day
During our closure period, there will be interruptions in order processing and shipping. Orders placed from December 24th onwards may experience slight delays in processing and shipment. Upon our return, we will diligently attend to all pending orders and inquiries.
We want to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks for your unwavering support and trust in Tenura. Your feedback, loyalty, and trust have been invaluable to us, inspiring us to continuously innovate and improve our products to better serve your needs.
As the holiday spirit fills the air, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas filled with laughter, love, and cherished moments. May the New Year bring you joy, success, and continued good health.
How to Stay Connected:
Although our physical offices will be closed during this time, our website remains open for browsing our range of life-enhancing daily living aids. For any urgent inquiries or assistance, please reach out to us via the enquiry form. We will do our best to respond promptly, especially during our limited staffing days.
Your support has been instrumental in our journey to assist individuals in achieving greater independence and ease in their daily lives. We deeply appreciate your trust in Tenura, and we're excited to continue providing high-quality products and exceptional service in the coming year.
The Tenura Team
What Is Purple Tuesday?
Purple Tuesday 2023, celebrated on the second Tuesday of November, is a global movement aimed at making businesses and organisations more accessible and inclusive for individuals with disabilities. At Tenura, we are dedicated to championing this cause. In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of Purple Tuesday, our commitment to accessibility, and how we're working towards a more inclusive world.
Why Purple Tuesday Matters:
Purple Tuesday is more than just a day on the calendar; it's a reminder of the essential role of accessibility and inclusivity in our society. It calls upon businesses to prioritise inclusivity and disability awareness to provide equal opportunities for all, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.
At Tenura, we understand the importance of creating a world where everyone has equal access and opportunities. Our dedication to this cause goes beyond a single day, but Purple Tuesday serves as an annual milestone to reaffirm our commitment. Here are some of the steps we've taken and continue to take to support this mission:
- Accessible Products: We design and provide a range of innovative, anti-slip and grip-enhancing products that make everyday tasks more accessible for individuals with limited hand strength or mobility challenges.
- Educational Resources: We offer educational materials, tips, and guides to help individuals and caregivers create safer and more accessible living environments.
- Community Engagement: We collaborate with organisations and communities focused on accessibility and inclusivity, sharing insights and experiences to contribute to positive change.
- Feedback and Improvement: We actively seek feedback from our customers, users, and partners to improve our products and ensure they meet the evolving needs of the disability community.
Inclusivity for All:
Our vision is to empower individuals with disabilities, offering products and resources that enhance their daily lives and foster a sense of independence. By creating accessible solutions, we aim to remove the obstacles that limit opportunities and ensure that everyone can participate fully in their chosen activities and experiences.
As we observe Purple Tuesday, we recommit ourselves to the values of inclusivity and accessibility. At Tenura, our mission is to empower individuals and communities to lead fulfilling lives without limitations. Together, we can build a world where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can thrive. Join us on this journey, and let's make inclusivity an everyday reality.
Stay tuned for more updates, resources, and initiatives from Tenura as we work together for a more inclusive and accessible future.
Are you ready for a transformative experience in assistive technology and daily living aids? Look no further than the upcoming Rehacare Expo 2023, set to take place from September 13th to 16th at Messe Dusseldorf, Germany. This year, Tenura is thrilled to be part of this prestigious event, showcasing our cutting-edge solutions to make everyday life easier for people with disabilities.
Where to Find Us - Hall 5, Booth G35-4
Discover Tenura at Hall 5, Booth G35-4, located within the vibrant heart of the Rehacare Expo. Our strategically positioned booth is designed to provide you with easy access to our extensive range of innovative daily living aids.
What Rehacare Expo Is All About?
Rehacare Expo is not just an exhibition; it's a dynamic platform that unites professionals, caregivers, and individuals with limited mobility in their quest to explore the latest advancements in assistive technology. For over four decades, this expo has been the epicentre of innovation, bringing together a global community committed to enhancing independence and improving the quality of life for those facing mobility challenges.
What to Expect at Our Stand:
- Live Demonstrations: Step into the world of Tenura products through our captivating live demonstrations. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness how our aids seamlessly integrate into daily routines, from opening jars with ease to confidently gripping utensils. Our friendly experts will guide you through each product's functionalities, ensuring you leave our booth empowered with knowledge.
- Free Sample Packs: We're delighted to offer exclusive sample packs to all expo attendees who visit our booth. These carefully curated packs contain some of our most sought-after daily living aids. Take these aids home to experience firsthand the exceptional quality and effectiveness of Tenura products. It's a hands-on opportunity to discover how our solutions can enhance your daily life.
- Interactive Questionnaire: Engage and influence the future of Tenura products! We value your input, and that's why we've set up an interactive questionnaire at our booth. Share your thoughts on potential new product colours and let your preferences shape our designs. Your feedback matters, and we're excited to involve you in this creative process.2
Connecting with Some of Our Team?
At Tenura, we believe that a personal touch makes all the difference. Our dedicated team members will be on hand, eager to engage with you. Whether you have questions, need product recommendations, or simply want to share your experiences, our team is here to assist. We share your passion for enhancing the quality of life, and we're committed to helping you find the ideal solutions tailored to your unique needs.
Our New Brochure?
One of the highlights of our presence at the Rehacare Expo 2023 is the unveiling of our brand-new Tenura brochure. This comprehensive resource is a reflection of our commitment to empowering individuals with disabilities. Within its pages, you'll find detailed information about our extensive range of daily living aids, including their applications, features, and the invaluable benefits they offer. Whether you're a healthcare professional, caregiver, or an individual seeking to improve daily living, this brochure is your indispensable Tenura guide.
When Is Rehacare Expo?
The Rehacare Expo 2023 is scheduled to take place from September 13th to 16th, marking four days of inspiration, innovation, and transformation in the field of assistive technology.
How Is Rehacare Disability Friendly?
Rehacare Expo is committed to fostering inclusivity and accessibility. The event is meticulously designed to be disability-friendly, providing an accommodating environment for all attendees. From accessible facilities and signage to dedicated support services, Rehacare ensures that every visitor can fully engage and enjoy the expo experience
Stay Updated with Tenura
If you're unable to attend the Rehacare Expo in person, don't miss out on the action. Stay connected with Tenura by following us on our social pages! We post on socials weekly showcasing our products and providing more information.
Join Us at Rehacare Expo 2023
The Rehacare Expo 2023 promises to be an unforgettable journey into the realm of assistive technology and daily living aids. Tenura is excited to be an integral part of this event, where we share our unwavering passion for enhancing independence and improving the quality of life for individuals with limited mobility.
September 13th to 16th and make your way to Hall 5, Booth G35-4 at Messe Dusseldorf. We look forward to meeting you, showcase our products, provide you with our new brochure, and offer exclusive sample packs. Together, let's make daily living more comfortable and accessible for all.
For more information about Tenura and our extensive range of daily living aids, visit our website: www.tenura.co.uk
Don't Miss Out – Rehacare Expo 2023, Hall 5, Booth G35-4 – See You There!
We have had such an exciting year here at Tenura. The world is getting on its feet again, face-to-face contact is back for good, and boy did we love seeing our customer's at the various exhibitions we have attended this year.
You may have seen us at the FIME Show in Miami or Rehacare in Germany. We had great fun, and it was nice to meet as many of you as we did. Next year we hope to be in attendance once again.
Other ideas we have set out for ourselves in the coming year include researching and reaching out to customers to see the innovative ways they are using Tenura daily living aids, so we can help educate others.
We want to keep bringing you the latest in healthcare and disability news via our blog as well as exclusive discounts for the Tenura website. You can use these discounts to get your Tenura daily living aids at an even better price than they are already listed!
You can explore the Tenura product range via our website/
The Christmas and New Year opening times are as follows:
- 26th December - Closed
- 27th December – Closed
- 28th December – Open, limited services
- 29th December – Open, limited services
- 30th December – Closed
- 31st December – Closed
- 1st January - Closed
- 2nd January - Closed
- 3rd January – Business resumes as normal
Thanks for taking the time to read the last 2022 blog. We hope you'll continue showing your support in 2023! Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Tenura is all about helping people maintain an independent lifestyle. We offer range of effective daily living aids ranging from non-slip bottle openers to non-slip bath stickers. Our products are specially designed to prevent unwanted movement. All our Tenura products are made from non-toxic materials so aren’t harmful to anyone who uses them.
Tenura is looking to expand its colour range and we need your help! We are thinking of introducing some new colours such as black, white, grey, and a fun bright pink but we want your feedback on what you would like to see from Tenura!
Contact us via email and let us know your opinions.
We are back for another exhibition year at Rehacare. It will take place between the 14th and 17th of September 2022 in Düsseldorf. We look forward to seeing you there. You will be able to find us in hall 5, stand 5G35/5.
The show promotes the latest products and services in relation to the healthcare industry. The designs companies create are amazing and can be so impactful for the consumers.
You can come to speak to us and discuss the Tenura range face-to-face whilst also getting your own hand on experience with the products. We love introducing the collection of innovative daily living aids to new faces, especially when they can see the versatility the products offer.
There's always so much going on, and I am sure this year will be no different with a selection of forums and lecturers in attendance discussing sport, culture, disability and entertainment.
Bring on Rehacare 2022!
Come and see us at the FIME Show this year (July 27-29). We will be at stand U35 in the Platinum Hall! We love this exhibition and come back every year to meet the latest and greatest in the industry. Come and talk to us to discuss the prospects and benefits of working with Tenura.
FIME Shows are great fun and connect the healthcare community, bringing us all under one roof. It’s a leading medical trade fair and exhibition where we come to display ground-breaking products and services, such as Tenura daily living aids.
The FIME show lets you get hands-on with the products and speak to us face-to-face.
There’s quite the array of speakers this year, from Harvard professors to record-holding athletes. Each speaker imparts useful information that can help develop goals in your personal and professional life.
If you want to explore the Tenura range beforehand, you can via the products page. You can also get in touch for more information you can by phoning, emailing or using the enquiry form at the top of the site.
In this blog, we explore the history of Parkinson’s, giving advice surrounding the importance of this awareness month and how you can provide support and get involved. Lets make a difference…
A Brief History of Parkinson’s
The disease was first discovered by James Parkinson, who was an English surgeon. The disease was named after James and his work into its discovery. James Parkinson’s most famous work is Shaking Palsy, which became the foundation for understanding Parkinson’s. His principles were later refined and described by Jean-Martin Charcot and William Gowers. Their efforts helped create treatments and standardise the study.
Thanks to their work, we now have defined characteristics (Parkinsonisms) of Parkinson’s. For example, the loss of facial movements and reduced eye motion known as Hypomimia, or masked face and facial masking. Hypomimia can start as early as stage one and progress as the condition takes hold. It is a misconception that the first sign of Parkinson’s is a tremor, but difficulty sleeping and smaller than usual handwriting are more common.
Another misconception is that Parkinson’s only affects the older generation, but 137,000 people under the age of 50 have early-onset Parkinson’s, which equates to 0.2% of the population.
Their work shaped the specialist roles of healthcare staff that help those with Parkinson’s, which include:
- Movement Disorder Specialist
- Occuaptional Therapist
Each of these key positions will help in different aspects of the person’s life, focusing on rehabilitation and support.
Ways to Support Your Loved One With Parkinson’s
Educate Yourself and Teach Others
It’s essential to have a good understanding of the topic, allowing you to help those in your community or family who have the disease. You can be more considerate and provide better support when knowledgeable. 2021’s theme of Parkinson’s Awareness Day stressed the importance of #KnowMorePD.
Reach Out to Someone with Parkinson’s
Certain individuals with Parkinson’s can become closed off, so reaching out and checking up with them is crucial for their mental health.
Participate in Charity Events and Fundraising
Up and down the UK, there are many events held year-round that you can participate in to help spread information and raise awareness and money for this important cause. There are many fun ways to get involved, catering to various interests, from walks and runs to bake sales and coffee mornings.
Share Information and Resources Around PD
2018’s theme for Parkinson’s Awareness Day, Start a Conversation, asked people to get involved in the observance day by spreading knowledge and information about the topic to inspire others to get involved. Speak to the community, your family, friends, neighbours, local businesses and healthcare teams.
Getting Tips On Parkinson’s Treatments
Parkinson’s Foundation 2019 theme stated that awareness is the ‘Key2PD’. They asked the community to share helpful tips to help those living with the disease. Knowing how others are coping independently with struggles associated with the disease can improve welfare. This information can help healthcare providers see trends in treatments. Make sure to go on social media and see the tweeted tips under the #Key2PD hashtag.
Create Plans to Prepare for Parkinson’s Challenges
This plan is to help improve mindset and mental health, so plan items into the day that will inspire you, such as a walk or a phone call with a friend. If there are certain tasks around the home you need some help with, stick them on the calendar and see if friends or a professional could provide the help required. There’s no need to put off the task fully. Mark it on your calendar and plan for it, which helps to minimise stress. 2020’s theme, #Plan4PD, inspired this tip.
Find Products that Can Alleviate Issues
At Tenura, we have many helpful products for those with Parkinson’s. We listed some of the most common symptoms and some products that can provide help:
Tremors are uncontrollable shakes, often in the hands and fingers, making opening containers tricky. Having a silicone jar or bottle opener can make opening bottles and jars easier as well as providing a good grip on other objects like taps or doorknobs.
Impaired posture and balance can increase the risk of slips around the home. Placing a Tenura non-slip floor mat in areas where additional grip is required, such as a foothold near a sofa or at the side of a bed, can help reduce this risk.
Writing style changes, and with Parkinson’s, it often gets smaller due to more limited hand movements and the difficulty and pain of holding a thin pen or pencil. By increasing the width of the pen with a Tenura cutlery grip, you can make writing a more comfortable task for the person with Parkinson’s.
If you want to get involved in this year’s Parkinson’s Awareness Day, use the following hashtags:
You can also get a 10% discount on the Tenura range, including the products above.
The discount code is: PAM10, and will be valid for one month.
I think we are all glad that this crazy year is coming to an end. We have all navigated through an international pandemic, lack of travel and Brexit blunders, so I think this holiday is well earned.
We want to thank you for your continued support of the brand and our goal of helping people remain living independently with the assistance of grip-enhancing and non-slip Tenura products.
The Tenura team are greatly looking forward to Christmas this year, as we can spend it with our family and close friends. We will also be spreading the Christmas cheer by calling those family members or friends who are self-isolating.
A Look at Tenura’s 2021
In 2021, Tenura participated in the Purple Tuesday campaign. Our goal for the campaign was to make the website more accessible for disabled individuals. We are continuing with this initiative in the coming year. We also helped to spread awareness and key information about some causes close to us and our customers:
- World Occupational Therapy Day 2021
- Global Arthritis Day 2021
- International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021
More products from the Tenura range are now available in cardboard cartons as we move away from plastic packaging and towards eco-friendly alternatives, and 2022 will be no different. You can read about our eco-friendly initiatives in the ‘Fixing the Plastic Crisis’ blog.
We enjoyed watching the fantastic Paralympians competing at the Tokyo Paralympics and created a blog looking at ways to make sports more accessible for the disabled. We are excited to watch the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games in 2022.
You may be thinking of purchasing some Tenura products in time for Christmas. To ensure they arrive, we suggest you place your order before the 22nd of December, as this gives our little helpers and the couriers ample opportunity to make delivery.
Our services will be limited over the festive period. Tenura’s opening times are below:
27th December – Closed
28th December – Closed
29th December – Closed
30th December – 8.30am – 5.30pm
31st December – 8.30am – 5.30pm
3rd January – Closed
4th January – Business resumes as normal
If you want Tenura updates, you can subscribe to our newsletter or follow our social media accounts to stay informed on opening hours and other helpful information:
We hope you have a Happy Christmas and New Year. See you in 2022!
Some companies are taking up the Purple Tuesday initiative to make their company values align with the disabled community. This blog will outline how you can get involved and what Tenura is doing to ensure we provide inclusive customer service.
So, What’s Purple Tuesday All About
Fourteen million people in the UK live with a disability, equating to roughly 22% of the population. With that many people classified as having some form of disability, you’d think we would have better infrastructure as a nation to cope with the challenges the disabled community face.
We are excited to be taking part this year and joining in with over 5,000 organisations, pledging towards the Purple Tuesday campaign. Each organisation reflects inward to evaluate their customer service to make it a better experience for the disabled.
How Technology and Companies can Help
As technology and our understanding of disabilities continues to grow, the future for inclusivity is bright, which is precisely what Purple Tuesday is all about.
The technology push towards a more accessible customer experience is essential. It can start with ideas such as website accessibility, voice recognition devices, and providing different channels disabled customers can access your services. Companies coming up with technology advancements in the name of disability inclusion are fantastic, as all these changes can vastly improve a disabled person’s experience with your company.
Companies can make changes offline too, which includes; training staff helping them to communicate with disabled people, installing wheelchair ramps, and creating clear signage.
If you are a company that wants to join in on the Purple Tuesday campaign, you can via their website, you need to register, then pledge a commitment that will benefit disabled people using your company. Put your ideas into action and deliver on your goals, so you can celebrate your achievements when it comes to 2nd November.
How You Can Help
Those of you speaking out on social media, informing others about businesses stepping in the right direction and making those positive-discrimination steps is impactful. Helping companies recognise ways they can improve accessibility helps create the market pull, pulling companies in line with the values of the disabled community and beyond.
You can use the following hashtags to join in on the conversation:
Tenura’s Pledge to Purple Tuesday
We aim to provide a better user experience for disabled people using the Tenura website. We want to be inclusive, and with products aimed at those who are disabled, it seems like a step in the right direction.
One step we have taken to reach our goal of a more inclusive website is a website audit. The website audit picks up areas where we can make our website accessible. We will be implementing these ideas in the coming years, as we have big plans, ranging from image naming formulas that aid those using screen readers to releasing a guide on website accessibility in the form of a blog. We started our strategy last year and have been making small manageable steps towards our goal ever since. As I am sure you appreciate, these adaptations take both time and money.
To further help us towards our website accessibility goal, please send an email informing us of any website accessibility techniques you feel we could implement.
We want to show our appreciation to the community pledging towards a better future by offering you a 10% discount on all Tenura products via our website. Use the discount code PURPLETUES10 at checkout to redeem.
This promotion is running from 26/10/21 to 16/11/21.