Magic Table helps families connect
THE Central Library
Letterkenny has launched a new exciting service as
part of its Bealtaine Festival Celebrations.
The newly installed Magic Table is designed
specifically for adults with dementia and
intellectual disabilities to take part in physical
activity and social interactions.
The Magic Table consists of a projector that is
mounted on the ceiling above an ordinary table in
the library. The unit projects a series of simple
interactive games which motivate the mind and
inspire those living with dementia and additional
needs to interact with their families and carers.
Rory Gallagher, Donegal Library
Service, Nigel Porter, Noelle Sandiands, Donegal
Library Service and Mary T. O’Hara getting to grips
with the new Magic Table in the Central Library in
Noelle Sandilands of
the Central Library said “Communication contributes
to everyone’s health and quality of life and in
particular for those with dementia or additional
needs. The Magic Table aids inclusion for everyone
in the community”.
Research has also shown that the Magic Table can
help children with autism to play together and can
create a common focus.
The Magic Table is provided free of charge and to
find out more about this technology, individuals or
organisations are invited to contact the Central
Library by phoning 074 91 24950.