Tovertafel – bringing joy to residents at Helping Hand


Once you have seen the Tovertafel in action, you will never forget it. 

The last few years changed our lives in ways we could never have imagined.  From ‘windows of love’ to video-conference calls, we have all learned new ways and new technologies to help us stay in touch and connected, with people living in residential care.

Based on scientific research, Tovertafel is an interactive ‘projector’ that uses light, colour and music to stimulate, physical, social, and cognitive activity.

You don’t need to understand the technology to engage with it – it’s completely intuitive and can be shared with families and friends of all ages – even children.

At Helping Hand, we have seen how Tovertafel connects with people living with dementia and the best way to understand it is to see it.

Watch it in action and learn more about this inspiring campaign.

Helping Hand first learned about Tovertafel in 2019, when the Auxiliary group at Ingle Farm raised $15,000 to purchase one for their residents. The response and the joy it brings people has inspired Helping Hand to embark on its own fundraising campaign to purchase a Tovertafel for all our residential care homes.

To make this happen we need to raise $120,000. Every donation will bring us a step closer to bringing the magic of Tovertafel to our residents. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Latest update: we now have four Tovertafels, with the generous support of your donations and the auxiliaries. Our Ingle Farm, Jamestown, Golden Grove and North Adelaide homes each have a Tovertafel installed, with residents making great use of them!

Tovertafel Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our Spring Tovertafel Raffle!

1st Prize – Rancilio Silvia Pro Coffee Machine, valued at $2894 – Ticket number #325, Sharon N

2nd Prize – Red Balloon gift card, valued at $300 – Ticket number #452, Christine W

3rd Prize – Visa gift card, valued at $200 – Ticket Number #71, Agata W

4th Prize – Visa gift card, valued at $100 – Ticket Number #276, Felicity McNish


Thank you to all who purchased tickets, we raised almost $3000 which will go towards a Tovertafel for our Mawson Lakes Residential Care Home.

We are a halfway to reaching our goal, with five more Tovertafels to go!



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You can also contact us on 1300 653 600 to organise a donation over the phone or by mail. Thank you for your support

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