New Jolly Trolley brings activity sessions alive

Little Islands is proud to present the new Jolly Trolley.

Jolly by name and Jolly by nature, this fantastic activities and reminiscence cart is a great way to enhance the quality of care your staff can deliver. Designed to look traditional in style, it comes complete with music, sensory lights and pictures to match; enabling numerous different themes for triggering happy memories.

The Jolly Trolley includes a 27” touchscreen for ease of use and has a full PA system to inspire participation. With plenty of different programmes, including karaoke, quizes and reminiscence films, you will never be stuck for activity ideas again. As the Jolly Trolley is battery operated and fully mobile, in can be used anywhere in the care home or even outside – weather permitting! If that wasn’t enough, there is also a USB port to use your own media making the Jolly Trolley perfect for person-centred activities. 

The Jolly Trolley has been very well received by all who see it and has produced some fantastic results. Our happy customers have reported that by using the Jolly Trolley it has made it easier for staff and residents to interact on a social level. We have also seen how residents who would not normally participate in activities have been up on their feet dancing, singing and having lots of fun.

Amazingly, it also works well for de-escalation and helps to calm down residents who may be distressed or upset – particularly those living with dementia. One of our clients, Josie Greveson, registered manager, Ashfields Care Home in Derbyshire, got in touch and said: “Staff witnessed a great thing with the Jolly Trolley. A lady with learning disabilities and no communication was distressed and hitting herself and crying. We introduced her to the Jolly Trolley and she calmed down totally. It was amazing.”

Not only does the Jolly Trolley create a fun and lively atmosphere, it is also beneficial to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of residents. We have been informed that it is a great ice-breaker for those who are new to the care home as it helps them to socialise and integrate into the community more easily. Another client said “One new gentleman was very reluctant to engage or socialise with anyone when he first arrived but we soon had him enjoying a sing-along on the microphone belting out Queen and feeling like part of our little community.”

The Jolly Trolley is perfect for all types of activities. It includes relaxation films that can be used during a massage, church hymns, and reminiscence films and music that range from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. The built in “Happy Birthday” programme is a brilliant way to celebrate a residents birthday and the Christmas programme is sure to make that special time of year even more magical.

Take a look at what some of our other delighted customers had to say:

“We were so pleased with our first Jolly Trolley purchase that we bought three more! Now all homes in our group have them” – Jeanne Davies, Director, L&M Healthcare.

“The Jolly Trolley is quite simply the best money we have ever spent on resident enrichment!” – Donna Burkhill, Activities Manager, St John’s House.

“The Jolly Trolley has proved to be multi-generational as we have Boogie Babes every Monday afternoon and this has gone down brilliantly with the toddlers and the elderly. What a fantastic purchase and we have had brilliant after sales support from Sarah and the team.” – Louise Swart, Scheme Co-Ordinator, Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association Ltd.

To find out more or to book a free demonstration, please contact Little Islands on 0800 093 8499 or email


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