Slime for seniors? Does it have to be that way?
It doesn't have to be a must, but it's still cool! My two grandmothers were the testers this time and gave their opinions independently of each other. Both were absolutely delighted with the texture of our first creation in the Senior Slime category - the Granny Relax. First of all I thought of it Slime for seniors included in the shop because of the therapeutic background. Osteoarthritis and rheumatism plague many hands and I had a little chat with my grandmother, who herself suffers from rheumatism. I asked her how she would treat her hands, what helps and is good for her. She told me about a ball with nubs and that she kept doing smaller exercises. Because targeted regular exercise therapy is for most rheumatic diseases are indispensable. So I asked her what she would think of a solid slime that she could knead. Whether in the evening in front of the television or just because, when she thinks it makes sense at a moment. She liked the idea and gradually the idea of really implementing and expanding Slime for seniors came about. However, I was not familiar enough with the topic in the therapeutic area to really be able to go into it in more detail or to name this as the main reason why we should create the slime category for seniors in the first place. But it's not just the health aspect, seniors can deal with slime just as well as all other age groups. My other grandmother, for example, doesn't have any problems with her hands and she asked me to give her a copy anyway, because she just found it pleasant to play with. At this point it occurs to me that I still have to bring her the slime. oops
Anyone can slime
For most people, slime is naturally an exclusively one toy. However, I have often found that it is used as a concentration aid or as a distraction - to reduce frustration, for example. So it's not so far-fetched that Slime is also offered to seniors. After all, senior citizens in particular sit in front of the television in the evening and don't know what to do with their hands. Some knit, crochet or do puzzles, but others have no such hobby. I can imagine that for some it seems totally wrong, but I don't think it's that far off the mark to use slime purely as a toy. You probably only get those thoughts when you're in the business. :) The ASMR trend passed me by. I know about it and we support this trend, but I don't live it out myself. I'm actually more interested in the therapeutic area, although of course I don't have any professional knowledge about it. However, I have firmly resolved to deal with it in detail so that I really know what I am talking about. Apart from that, this is just a “nice side effect” in the senior slime category. Of course, the focus is still on having fun.
Kind regards, Tanya