Glorious sunshine has filled our days so far and I am sure we can all agree that we wish this to continue through summer. If it does, Americans will all be on long walks, cycling and having fun in the sun. However, for some, being outside poses a new set of challenges, especially for the disabled or elderly. Tenura daily living aids can help the summer days go smoothly, so to showcase some brilliant applications Maze Web Media has created a brilliant video. Please enjoy it.
When sat outside in your yard enjoying a BBQ, there are plenty of helpful Tenura daily living aids.
Featured daily living aids in the video and some great benefits:
Stretch Tenuras silicone CupCap over the top of any drinks container to add a waterproof barrier. This layer stops spills, keeps drinks fresher for longer and prevents debris from entering the container.
Add extra grip to a surface with grip strips and rolls. As you can see in the video, they work perfectly on BBQ utensils. Tenura grip strips and rolls are available in self-adhesive and non-adhesive versions in various colours and sizes. Explore product pages of Tenura anti slip strips and rolls to find the one that fits the job
Place bowls, plates and cups on Tenura non-slip mats to avoid accidents such as breakages and spillages. Tenuras colours are fun and bright making them perfect for summer, there are different mat sizes to suit all uses.
Jars, especially unopened ones, can be a struggle. To avoid this, Tenura has produced the silicone jar opener. Tenuras silicone grips to the slippery lid with ease and reduces the strain put on muscles and joints. A perfect daily living aid for those who have arthritis.
If you have impairment to your grip strength, Tenura utensil grips can be a great help. They add stability and a larger area to grasp, making eating more accessible and comfortable.
Add Tenura bathroom stickers to the base of kid's pools is genius. A neat idea making playtime safer.
Daily living aids to improve your summer and garden parties
There are things you can do to try and improve your well being and decrease the pain you may feel due to Arthritis. Staying active can help you to avoid stiffness in your joints and can also be a morale booster. Being out in the fresh air and underneath the warmth of the sun can provide many benefits for those who have Arthritis.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition that tends to affect those who are part of the older generation this is often due to the natural wear and tear of material within joints. It does affect all ages and often impacts those who have been incredibly active throughout their childhood. Injury or infection can also increase your chance of Arthritis. Having said that, you should still exercise but do so on a flat, low impact ground that can absorb some of the force through the joints and help out to avoid falls. This can mean that the protective tissue within the joints has been worn away. It is beneficial to help decrease your risk of Arthritis and there are also certain activities you can do to relieve symptoms related to Arthritis.
Why is sunshine helpful to people with Arthritis?
Getting plenty of sunshine has been linked to a decreased risk of autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis. This long-term condition affects the joints and often causes pain, swelling and stiffness. Sunshine helps the body to synthesise Vitamin D. Vitamin D keeps bones healthy and the autoimmune system working. The autoimmune system is responsible for fighting off infections/diseases. Sunshine for those who have Psoriatic Arthritis, they often see the clearing of patchy red skin associated with this condition. Psoriatic Arthritis affects some of those who have Psoriasis, which is a condition affected by the immune system. It is thought to be triggered by unusual immune responses and a sign of Psoriasis is red patches of skin near the affected joints.
Activities for people with Arthritis
There are all sorts of activities you can do in the sun. For people with Arthritis, it is important to keep in mind that pain may be experienced through some exercises, so it is essential to start slowly and get to know your bodies' limitations. You do not want to cause yourself further pain. Tenura has researched and found that the following activities reduce the risk of Arthritis and help improve the lives of those who have the condition.
Walking is an activity that can involve friends and family. You can visit new places and soak up the sunshine and fresh air. Walking is a great activity for people who have Arthritis, being sat still can cause the joint to stiffen up. Keeping muscles and tissue in the joints warm and limber and can allow the person to move easily without as much pain.
To make sure this is enjoyable and safe, you must wear trainers that fit and provide support for your ankle joints. A flat smooth surface such as a public footpath can also offer you more control over your movements and can help to avoid any accidental injury that could be caused. A walking stick or other daily living aids could be used to help you access more routes and offer an extra level of comfort and confidence. If you pair a walking aid with Tenura anti slip grip strips around the handle, additional comfort and support is offered and the handle will also have non slip properties.
Yoga is adaptable to each individual. As the body becomes comfortable with the movements, the person becomes more flexible and can gain a connection between the mind and the body. Yoga holds this connection at its core and it is said to help relieve and find the source of pain. It can also help you find ways to deal with the pain. The slow and calm breathing can be a source of pain relief and is a useful technique, according to Dr. Kolasinski, a Rheumatologist at the University of Pennsylvania. To make this a safe activity make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing, including trainers that offer ankle support. You may also want to invest in knee and elbow bands/braces that provide support too.
To reap the most benefits from yoga, you should focus on a mixture of muscle-strengthening exercises, flexibility exercises and balance exercises.
Cycling is an accessible activity for people with Arthritis as less strain is put through the joints due to the mechanical structure of a bike. These kinds of low impact activities are perfect for active people with musculoskeletal conditionals.
Explore the range of Tenura daily living aids to find products that can help you complete exercises with more stability and confidence. Many of the daily living aids can have a positive impact on your life and be a great Arthritis aid.
Tenura are once again exhibiting at Rehacare at the Messe Düsseldorf in Germany this year.
The international trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care will play host to 700 exhibitors from 40 countries and many, many more visitors looking to learn about the latest technologies and products within their respected fields.
From the September 18th through 21st, Chris and Stuart are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our stand located in Hall 5, stand number 5G35/5. They are there to answer any Tenura related questions you may have, whether they come from the perspective of wholesale/commercial end user or reseller.
We’re really excited to once again be exhibiting our brand at Rehacare.
If visitor entrance vouchers are required to come and see us, you can obtain them by completing our contact us form, or alternatively get in touch with us by phone or live chat and we will be more than happy to assist you.
For those who reside in California, the Proposition 65 Law is very familiar in day to day life. However, other states may not be aware of this regulation. Tenura would love to bring some light to this situation, and inform our customers of the benefits of using Tenura over other companies.
To start off, California’s Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, known as Proposition 65, states that businesses must provide warnings when exposed to certain chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm. The state of California closely monitors the list, and ensures that if these chemicals are used and customers are not told of the composition, there could be serious fines for that company’s actions. The state can charge up to $2,500 per day, when a business does not inform their consumers of potential health risks.
What Are These Chemicals?
The Chemicals that cause these types of life altering issues are called phthalates. Companies will add these chemicals into plastics to make them flexible. They are banned and restricted in numerous parts of the world, including Europe and the US. Right now the list contains six chemicals, but you would be surprised as to what these chemicals are going into! Here are some examples:
- Lunch Boxes
- Garden Hoses
- Ink / Pigments
- Medical Devices
- Perfume / Nail Polish
How Are You Exposed to These Chemicals?
- Breathing in Phthalates that are in the air and dust
- Consuming Food contaminated with Phthalates from packaging
- Undergoing Surgeries / Medical procedures that use devices containing Phthalates
- Absorbing Phthalates through the skin by touching end products
- Transferring Phthalates from hand to mouth, from touching the end products
What is Tenura Doing to Make a Difference in Your Health?
Tenura offers a wide range of independent living aids. We have something for all areas of the home including worktops, trays, handles, and tables. Unlike numerous manufactures, Tenura daily living aids are made entirely from silicone. This means they are non-toxic and chemically harmless. There is no worry about phthalates within our products, as with the use of silicone, we don’t need them.
Tenura’s main goal is take care of the little things by helping people maintain an independent lifestyle. Not only do we supply materials for adults, but children as well. That is why our chemical composition is so important to us. We are here to help people become and stay independent. We know that with our silicone based daily living aids we can do just that!
If you would like a copy of our Proposition 65 Statement, please give us a call or use the contact us form and a member of our sales team will be in touch as soon as possible.
With summer coming up we can’t help but get out for the day and enjoy the sun! However while many of us are constantly on the go all year round for various reasons, some of us find seemingly simple tasks more challenging than others do. If these simple tasks become much more difficult than previously, they can have a major impact on your fun or duties. With this blog post we are going to try and explain a few ways that Tenura products can help make these everyday tasks easier.
The ranges of select Tenura products below are designed to make various simple tasks on the go feel like a breeze once again.
Tenura Cutlery Grips
Tenura cutlery grips, like the majority of Tenura products are produced from silicone. The main benefits of silicone are how well it grips and the comfort experienced while holding it. These features mean that you can take them anywhere with you. For example, if you’re going out for an expensive meal or just want to stop somewhere for lunch they are perfect for popping on to your cutlery quickly and easily. If Tenura cutlery grips get dirty they can be easily washed with hot, soapy water or by popping them in the dishwasher and once dry they are then ready to use again. Cutlery grips are not exclusive for use with cutlery as you can also put them on pens and pencils, with a larger surface area to hold, it will become easier to write and draw, reducing if not eliminate discomfort.
Tenura cutlery grips are available in adult sizes and children sizes.
The Tenura Non-Slip Fabric is also beneficial when on the go. Made out of non-slip foam applied to a polyester mesh, this makes it a stable yet comfortable and cushioned non-slip material. This fabric is easy to cut, making it easier to carry as you can then only take as much as you need Due to non-slip fabrics flexibility, it is easy to fold and carry in your bag. It has multiple purposes when on the go, it can be used as additional comfort when sitting on a bench whilst relaxing or having a picnic.. You could also find its benefits when having a picnic by using it on the table surface to place your food and drinks on for either a cleaner surface or to make everything less prone to slips. It is also suitable for resting your arms and elbows on harder surfaces to increase comfort.
Tenura non slip fabric is available in 3 colours.
Moulded Cup Holders
These cup holders are made from silicone and work exactly as a coaster would but are designed to hold onto the base of your cup and create a portable anti-slip surface. Tenura moulded cup holders fit onto the bottom of your cup indiscreetly and with minimal effort. This makes it easier to place cups down without marking any surfaces and will prevent accidents if the surface is overly slippery. Silicone also has a high tolerance to heat so these anti-slip cup holders prevent any spillages created by unwanted movement and preventing marks and stains on table surfaces that could be caused by hot mugs and cups. These will be very useful at the family picnic or at the office for those busy workers who are always on the go! Once placed down Tenura moulded cup holders will ensure your drink does not spill, but are also easy to remove and wash ready for next time!
Tenura moulded cup holders are available to buy from the website in 3 colors.
Tenura bottle and jar openers are perfect to have for your “around the house” needs. Constructed from silicone, these openers are soft, yet durable to allow for easy opening of several household items, jars and bottles just being two of them.
The silicone material that these openers are created from provides incredible grip and comfort for the user. This allows for maximum hold on the item you are opening as well.
Tenura Jar and Bottle Opener Uses
Besides jars and bottles, these openers can be used on several objects you may have around the house. With the intention to make daily living easier on you, we’ve found a variety of uses for our silicone grips!
The list of uses around the home are:
- Mason jars
- Faucet taps
- Dial meters
- Twist top bottles
- Cooking knobs
- Stop valves
- Medicine bottles
- Nuts and screws
- Stove controls
We are constantly searching for new uses for our material, and there’s no doubt that there are plenty out there. If you have resolved an issue by using our Tenura jar and bottle openers, please let us know via live chat, email or send us a message on Facebook. We would love to add your ideas to the list of helpful uses, and who knows, you may receive a small gift for your suggestion!
To aid in your daily living, Tenura grip strips and rolls can also be an admirable alternative.
Tenura is here to make life simpler. Available for immediate purchase, our silicone jar and bottle openers are now available in yellow, red and blue. Be sure to check out our products on our website and if you spend over $60 on Tenura products, we will ship it to you FREE of charge (Excludes Hawaii and Alaska, sorry!)
For more information, please visit our website or you may contact us directly by phone, live chat, or the contact us form online.
Living life day to day and taking on the daily tasks can be quite difficult at times for those who have a busy lifestyle. Some of these tasks include cooking, washing, cleaning, etc.
Many of these tasks can be time-consuming and often tiring when trying to fit in into a busy schedule. Those who suffer from diseases such as Arthritis, which directly impacts one’s ability to grip and many other motor functions, or suffer from other impairments can find these tasks to be nearly impossible to take on without pain and strain on joints and muscles. This can affect your ability to live independently and your lifestyle in general. Tenura is here to help! We offer a wide range of products that be used to help in all areas of your home.
Throughout this post we feel it’s necessary to focus on how these different weakening diseases and impairments can affect daily living and how Tenura is here to help make mealtimes easier!
Mealtimes can be somewhat exhausting, whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or even snack time, especially with a young family. As much as we love our young ones, we know that spills and stains can occur and cause stress during a sit down meal time. Stains and spills are an inconvenience that we would all love to do without. Hot drinks and foods can cause burns, ruin clothing and cause stress for the one cleaning up. Tenura has many products designed to inhibit spills and stains, keep dishes steady and in one place, and provide grip to make cutlery which is easier and more comfortable to hold!
Tenura’s range of anti-slip rectangular mats can be used in many places around the house. This includes placing them on tables, trays, bottoms of chairs/stools, etc. These mats are produced from an anti-microbial silicone, which means that there is no chance for germs or bacteria to harbor and grow on the mat. One can simply clean the mat by applying a small amount of soap and water and wiping down with a wash cloth – this will be more than enough to remove any dirt or grime that may come in contact with the mat after persistent usage. Once the material has dried, its non-slip properties will return and can be reused over and over. Tenura rectangular mats create a strong non-slip grip, without the need for a self-adhesive backing. The lack of the self-adhesive backing allows for the mats to be transportable so you can use it on any flat surface whenever you please! Often times, these mats are used to keep plates, bowls, and other dishes on the table from sliding around, ultimately reducing spills that can lead to damaged clothing, injury and mess.
Tenura also offers rectangular mats in a larger size, specifically constructed with a textured non-slip surface for shoes or boots to rest on. These mats can be placed at the base of chairs, beds and even toilets. The extra grip that these mats possess will eliminate the risk of slip and falls that could potentially lead to injury, especially for those who have difficulty walking freely. This larger rectangular mat is also ideal for wheelchair users when entering and exiting the chair.
Tenura’s rectangular anti slip mats are available in a variety of sizes and colors to suit your needs.
We have all experienced that frustrating moment in day to day life where we knock over a cup or bowl full of liquids, causing a spill and/or stain, creating extra cleaning up work. Well Tenura is here to help relieve you of that frustration. Tenura coasters make for a great non-slip safeguard as they allow for grip between the surface and object. Many tables or stands have a glossy or shiny finish to them, this can cause your glass or mug to slide around, potentially instigating a slip that can get all over yourself and your surrounding belongings. If the liquids fall on to the floor, this could lead to a serious slip and fall injury.
Lucky for all, Tenura offers a wide range of silicone anti-slip coasters. They are constructed from a silicone rubber, allowing for exceptional grip abilities. These coasters come in many different shapes and sizes, ideally designed to accommodate virtually all size beverage holders and prevent them from sliding around. This product come in packs of four, ensuring you have enough for yourself and family or even guests! Tenura coasters are ideal for use around any area of your home and/or the work place.
In addition to the coasters, Tenura also offers anti-microbial cup holders. These coasters are constructed to attach to the bottom of mugs and cups, creating a portable non-slip solution. By using Tenura cup holders, you are able to take your cup or mug anywhere around your home or office where a non slip solution will always be handy. These cup holders can be removed easily, and its silicone construction allows for that removal without leaving any residue. And just like the Tenura mats and coasters, these cup holders and be washed and used over and over once dry again.
Tenura coasters aid you in everyday tasks by providing a non-slip surface to rest spillable items on. These coasters are available in two different sizes, 14cm and 19cm, to suit your needs. This is ideal for some as all beverage holders range in various sizes. Make eating and drinking safer and avoiding spills and potential burns by using Tenura coasters throughout daily living. Just like the mats and cup holders, these coasters will not harbour bacteria thanks to its anti-microbial construction. They are easily cleanable and regain all non-slip grip once dry.
When it comes to meal times, those with hand impairments and diseases, such as Arthritis or Parkinson’s, can seriously struggle when it comes to using eating utensils. These impairments directly affect ones strength and gripping abilities. The use of your standard knives, forks and spoons can cause great discomfort and pain. Tenura cutlery grips were created to make mealtimes less agonizing.
Tenura cutlery grips have been created to reduce the need for a strong grip of eating utensils such as forks, knives and spoons. They are constructed with a thick, non-slip handle to increase the surface area of the handle, ideally making the cutlery easier to grab a hold of. By using Tenura’s cutlery grips, mealtimes immediately become less painful on the joints and more enjoyable to eat. Those who suffer from impairments will feel much more at ease when eating. Cutlery grips are constructed from an anti-microbial silicone material. This means that they are easily cleanable and will not harbour any dirt or bacteria. These grips come in a set of two, allowing you to insert a knife, fork or spoon so you will not have to switch between utensils. These grips can can also virtually be used for many different household items such as pencils, toothbrushes and more! Tenura cutlery grips are also available in childrens’ sizes.
Tenura has constructed a spill-proof lid for beverages, known as CupCaps. CupCaps are an ideal solution for the prevention of spills and stains, all while keeping your beverage fresh for an extended period of time. Perfect for hot or cold liquids, CupCaps can be reused over and over as they are created from an anti-microbial silicone material that does not allow the harbouring of bacteria and germs. Those who may suffer from gripping impairments or diseases such as Parkinson’s that cause shaking or extra movement, can frustrate themselves with more spills and stains, but Tenura CupCaps have been created to ease that frustration, making meal times less stressful. Because CupCaps are essentially a seal over the tops of cups, mugs, and more, there is a valve in the top middle, allowing space for a straw to insert and drink from. This allows you to take your cup with you wherever you go, whether that be in a car, public transportation or on your own 2 feet!
Tenura CupCaps are available in packs of two – a larger cap (3.1”) and a smaller cap (2.3”). This allows you to have a cap available for various size cups. The decrease in spills and stains will become evident after the first use of CupCaps. The constant yucky stains and damage to clothing is now preventable with the use of Tenura CupCaps!
Tenura’s versatile range of daily living aids will make you excited for mealtimes again. Simple daily tasks that were once a nuisance, will soon become something to look forward to. Meal times will become a pleasure rather than a chore.To get more information on Tenura’s mealtime products or to get more information on the complete range, please contact us via the “contact us” page or visit the product page on or site!
We understand that no one is a fan of spills and stains, and the potential danger that can occur from those spills. When a liquid hits any smooth surface, there is an instant possibility for an accident that can cause serious injury. Spills of cold liquids are one thing, but spills of hot liquids can be even more hazardous as spilling them can cause harm to your own skin or others around you.
Many individuals suffer from impairments such as Parkinson’s, Arthritis and several others that can disrupt daily living. Often times these disabilities can lead to spills that hinder the flow of everyday life. Tenura has constructed a range of CupCaps that will help to prevent those potentially hazardous spills. These caps will seal over the tops of cups, mugs and cans which helps to eliminate spillage or leaking of any kind.
Tenura CupCaps are available in packs of two – each of which are of different sizes. Ones measures to be 2.3” in diameter and the other 3.1” in diameter.
Tenuras’ 3.1” CupCaps are designed to fit over most cups and mugs to create a seal over top, eliminating any liquids from leaking out of the container. This allows you to now drink from your cup or mug without the worry or hassle of spills. This cup cap is constructed from a flexible material that allows you to stretch and mold it over nearly any cup or mug of average size which makes them perfect for use on the go. Tenuras’ CupCaps are constructed with a small, anti-spill, valve in the center of the cap which allows for a straw to be placed through. The straw valve is ideal for children who cannot yet sip from a cup. CupCaps also aid in keeping your beverage fresher for a longer period of time. Tenura CupCaps are created to not let bacteria or fungi grow on them as they are constructed with an anti-microbial material. Cleaning Tenura CupCaps are as simple as applying a small amount of soap and water and giving it a good scrub to ensure that it stays clean and hygenic.
Drinking from a can is ideal when you’re on-the-go, specifically during a quick lunchtime or break time. The only problem with cans is that they are not created to be resealed, which can lead to the spillage of those fizzy drinks. This can cause quite the sticky mess on your desk, equipment, or even paperwork. Spills can be triggered by those who suffer from unfortunate conditions such as Parkinson’s or Arthritis, or even from those who suffer from daily life impairments. Fortunately, Tenuras’ 2.3” CupCaps offers an ideal solution! Tenura CupCaps have been constructed to fit on nearly all cans of average size. They provide a seal unlike any other helping to eliminate those sticky spills that can damage your belongings. Tenuras’ stretchy CupCaps will easily flex to conform around the top of the can. Once your beverage is finished, the cap can easily be removed and cleaned with soap and water for future use.
Tenura CupCaps offer preventative action when it comes to spillage from liquids that can cause stains, harm to skin or damage to property. They allow for a smoother day to day life to those who may have physical disabilities while allowing the environment around them to stay cleaner and safer. To learn more about Tenura CupCaps, prices or other Tenura products, please visit the Tenura website.
Tenura is stoked to be exhibiting at FIME this year in Orlando from August 8-10th for the very first time! FIME (Florida International Medical Expo) is one of the largest medical trade shows across the states.
You can find Tenura’s booth at B.S26 where we will be exhibiting our large range of daily living aids, including, but not limited to, table mats, jar openers, cutlery grips, non slip fabric etc. As there are several stands at FIME, we look forward to exploring the latest services, products and technologies. This expo is a great way to establish new business networks and contacts and even reconnect with existing ones! We are excited to showcase our latest products to potential buyers, distributors and dealers from all over the globe.
We look forward to seeing you, as well as making new partnerships with the others who are showcasing, or even just attending! So come find us at booth B.S26, we’d love to meet you!
Tenuras latest addition to the daily living aids range is self-adhesive non-slip silicone reels. This material is our faithful non-slip silicone with an added bonus of a strong self adhesive backing, allowing it to be applied to an area as an effective semi-permanent non-slip surface. This will not only provide excellent non-slip properties, but will not damage any items placed upon it.
The adhesive backing was an additional feature people have enquired about online, at meetings and exhibitions. Now we at Tenura are happy to make this available and supply an inexpensive, self-adhesive non-slip surface.
This material can be used in many domestic and industrial applications such as in tool boxes, workbenches, breakfast bars or side tables, both at home or desks in the office. It can also be applied to handheld objects to increase grip and comfort. Self-adhesive silicone reels decrease the risk of spills and prevent stains from objects resting on its surface. Thanks to the easy peel away backing, this material can be applied quickly and neatly, creating an aesthetically pleasing non-slip surface.
They are highly versatile. This is due to the ability of being able to cut pieces to specific sizes using scissors, making them ideal for when a non-slip surface is required.
The aforementioned cut-to-size versatility makes it perfect for areas where multiple or specific shape applications may be needed.
Like most of Tenura silicone non-slip and grip aids, Tenura self adhesive non-slip reels can be cleaned with a simple combination of hot water and soap, but will lose all non-slip properties whilst wet. Once dry the materials non-slip properties will return, so we recommend allowing the surface to dry properly before using it.
Tenura self-adhesive non-slip reels are 3.2ft x 7.8” giving you a large amount of material to work with for your money. They are 0.011” thick and available in blue.
Should you have any questions or queries about our self-adhesive non-slip reels or any other products Tenura produces you can do so via the live chat feature or calling us by phone. Alternatively, complete the contact us form and a member of our sales team will get back to you as soon as possible.